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CRFF Roundtable: Week 6

How good can Justice Hill be? Can James Washington break the single-season receiving record?

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Is Justice Hill going to break the single-season rushing record next year?

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Joel

Well, seeing as though the single-season rushing record is 2,850 yards by Barry Sanders, I'd say the chances are slim to none. Do I think Justice has the chance to be one of the better running backs to come through OSU? Yes, without question. I bet he'll rush for around 1,300 yards next year.

Gallagher

Let's hold off on that. We found our running back for this year and years to come, so let's be content with that right now. But if Justice is the starting running back for 3-4 years, yes he will hold some records.

Elias

In a perfect world, yes! Realistically, no. The little guy has to make it through the beating of this season. Yes, next year he'll be bigger, faster, stronger, but there will continue to be a couple question marks in the O-line after losing Salako, Wilson, and possibly Crabtree.

Phillip

Next year? Let's slow down. That's way to far off to be predicting, and honestly testing fate. I'd rather focus on the fact that I think he will win either Newcomer or Rookie of the Year in the Big 12 if he continues to play like he has.

Robert

That depends...how many games are we counting?

Austin

With everyone graduating, he'll be "the guy" and should have an incredible season. Although, I do see Hubbard stepping in and getting some carries as a freshman. Also, we gotta be looking for a grad transfer somewhere, right?

Kyle

I was obviously having a little fun with this question but as long as he stays healthy, I think Hill has a chance to be really good at Oklahoma State. He’s shown a lot in a short amount of time. If he continues on the same trajectory and stays healthy, Hill should be the Cowboys’ first 1000-yard rusher since Joseph Randle. He will still have ups and downs but I think the Pokes have a really good tailback on their hands.

Seriously though, is James Washington going to break the single-season receiving record next year?

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Joel

I don't think it is out of the question, it would be tough though. Justin Blackmon had 1,782 yards in 2010. With James getting doubled quite a bit now, he'll need to find other ways to get open. Because he is Mason's #1 target, there will need to be plays drawn up specifically to get him open.

Gallagher

That is much more reasonable and I would buy that. If he and Mason came back for their senior seasons, they will both be breaking records left and right.

Elias

If Mason returns (which seems likely so far), absolutely he will. If you put up numbers like that, you'll also be taking home some hardware at the end of the year.

Phillip

IF he comes back. I don't have any inside information, but there's no reason to think he couldn't be a decently high draft pick next year if he leaves early. If he comes back? Yeah I could see that happening.

Robert

Seriously?

Austin

"ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!! - Kevin Garnett

Kyle

This is a bit more realistic. It obviously depends on both he and Rudolph sticking around for their fourth years together. He has the ability and with the continued improvement of the running game he should continue to put up huge numbers. Washington is on pace for over 1,500 yards this season. The record is 2,060. So if the offense remains in tact and everyone is healthy, I’d say it’s definitely within reach. The standard was set by Justin Blackmon who had 1,782 yards his sophomore year in 2010.

Has Glenn Spencer been grounded to his bedroom upstairs for the rest of the season?

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Joel

It seemed to work last week. It was said that communication between defensive coaches was smoother, and the second half adjustments that were made helped keep the Cowboy lead out of reach for the Longhorns. Let's just hope there is enough money in the budget to have some extra windows handy where Glenn Spencer is housed up in the booth.

Gallagher

I don't know...

Elias

Glenn Spencer has, by no means, been grounded. One of the most memorable pre-game chapels came from this man. Long story short, his message was sacrifice. He's sacrificing those memorable on-field moments to help his team. It's way easier to see what's going on throughout the game and make adjustments with a bird’s-eye-view, as opposed to field level. This will benefit our defense the rest of the way.

Phillip

I don't think he's coming back down anytime soon.

Robert

I hope so, because I want to see him break a window.

Austin

I mean, if he can see the game better from up there, he needs to be up there.

Kyle

It makes sense to say he can see the field better and get the plays called in faster from up top. Since it was supposedly Gundy’s decision means that a change was made for a reason. We’ve seen the big plays given up by the Cowboy defense all year.

Did it help or were the Longhorns just without their two star running backs for the second half?

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Joel

Outside of Foreman's one big run in the second half, the Cowboy defense was able to stop the Longhorn rushing attack. Once both Warren and Foreman went out, that was pretty much the end of the game for the Longhorns.

Gallagher

Glenn Spencer makes halftime adjustments every game, this was nothing new. I like him better on the sideline, and I think he likes it better down there too.

Elias

It certainly did help, but I don't believe it affected who won the game. Made it a little easier to breath, for sure.

Phillip

Texas didn't stop scoring and getting big plays until after both running backs were out, so while I'm sure some adjustments were made, I'm not sure which had the bigger impact.

Robert

There is plenty of talent on defense. Coaching decisions have the greater impact as far as I'm concerned. It also helps that Texas can't find talent at QB.

Austin

Absolutely, it helped us. No arguing that. Those two guys are very important to Texas, and they were obviously limited without them.

Kyle

The second half was much better on the defensive side of the ball. I think it was a combination of both. Obviously the Smash Brothers would have made a difference but I think the Cowboys still win with them in. Hopefully the defense will round out over the next three weeks before homecoming against West Virginia.