So what do you guys think? My thoughts are uneducated and over simplified, so I'd like your take.
Harsin: While the past two weeks have shed light on some of his flaws, at the very least you have to admit he's accomplished something some thought was impossible: We can run the ball. That can't be stressed enough. We have a bad O-line, but Fozzy and Monroe look rejuvenated in this offense.
The overuse of trick plays is annoying, but the thing that frustrates me the most is Harsin's obvious over-thinking. Not using Malcolm Brown in the red zone should be an unforgivable sin.
It's tough to grade him because we have freshman starting at QB, RB, WR, and C.
Diaz: I've hated this defense from day one. The only way it can be successful is if the opposing team shoots itself in the foot. I honestly don't know how Diaz has ever beaten a ranked opponent. Wait... has he ever beaten a ranked opponent?
I can't stand watching our CB's literally run away from WR's on every play. After watching Muschamp's blitz packages the past 3 years, Diaz's defense just looks sad.
To be fair, the talent doesn't seem to be there in the seniors. And the talent we do have is inexperienced.
But this defense is soft. Softer than any defense we've had in a long time. The final drives of the 1st half the past two weeks have shown that. When Texas desperately needs a stop, Diaz's defense will be sure to let you down.
The only reason he is above an F is because his defense did decent against 4 terrible teams.