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10 Things That Wóuld Not Surprise Me in 2010

Just Jonesing for the season to start.  Here is a rag line to debate.   Here are my predictions for the Horns - toss around your surprise predictions.

  1. Jordan Hicks brings back memories of the talented MLB that started right from his freshman year - Derrick Johnson.  I would not be surprised to see Jordan Hicks start by the RRS.  A big situation, but a bigger talent.  Boom changes up somewhat and increases the "sideline to sideline speed" in the middle of the field by changing Hicks ´ position to the MLB.
  2. Texas offense is much more explosive than anticipated as GD finds a way to use Marquise Goodwin and DJ Monroe together to wreak havoc on opposing defenses.
  3. More passes get caught by underclassmen from Garret Gilbert than upper classmen.  Not expecting huge years from Kirk, Chiles, and Malcolm, and the trio overall disappoints. 
  4. Texas Defense breaks their team record for sacks as athletic freaks come after the QB from all angles and positions.  No one person has 10 sacks - but more than 10 people record sacks.
  5. Longhorns struggle early, lose to Tech, but rebound to beat both OU and Nebraska.  Both the Nebraska and OU games will be struggles and a Horns speedster will make a huge play on special teams to contribute to the wins.
  6. Boom - still furious over last year´s effort against A&M schemes the Aggies perfectly, and rains on Jerrod´s All American and Heisman hopes.
  7. Texas will meet Nebraska in Dallas for the most anticipated grudge (re) match in Big XII history.  Texas will advance to the MNC if they are able to beat the Huskers.  It again is decided by a late field goal.
  8. All the angst on Garret Gilbert and the DT position will be a distant memory on the night of 10/16.  Gilbert will make less errors and manage the game better than Landry and NU QBs.
  9. The OL plays much better.  By mid year there will be no dropoff between the trio of Allen, Mitchell, Huey to Walters, Ashcraft, Porter.  Tre Newton is the beneficiary and restores the tradition of a 1,000 yard tailback in Burnt Orange.
  10. The redemption of Blake Gideon.  With Scott and Vaccaro nipping at his heels, he demonstrates the leadership and playmaking ability that keeps the Horns D elite.  6 or more interceptions for Blake and First team Big XII.

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