QBs from TTU, OSU Defense and more

Every Monday during college football season, fans of teams across the country return to work and discuss the weekend’s events with their co-workers. Around the water cooler or the coffee machine, overreactions are born as one team suddenly becomes a national title contender (they are not) and another season ends after a heavy loss (they are not).

Allow us to examine the rumors, false claims, and outright nonsense for you this season with overreaction on Monday, as we tell you whether you need to cool planes or have legally anything to worry about.

The Texas Tech season kicked off with Tyler sustaining another shoulder injury.

exaggeration. First of all, we don’t yet know how severe his injury is, and while he injured the same shoulder in 2021, he may not be out for as long as he did last season. Initial reports say Shough has been out for at least two weeks, but it could be longer. Either way, the reason this is an overreaction is that Donovan Smith is now Lubbock’s quarterback, which is a good thing in my opinion. Smith was impressive in the first week, going 14-16 for 221 yards and four touchdowns. We’ve seen flashes of something special from Smith in 2021, and there aren’t many athletes like Smith. The country fell in love with Florida’s Anthony Richardson over the weekend, but Smith, in the same world as Richardson, hasn’t seen the same spotlight at this point.

The Oklahoma State defense is broken without defensive coordinator Jim Knowles in town.

Overreaction now. Oklahoma State gave up 546 yards and 44 points for Central Michigan last Thursday in the 58-44 victory at Stillwater. This was certainly in stark contrast to what we saw from an experienced defensive unit under Jim Knowles in 2021, but it’s still a bit early to say that the Pokes will be who – which Defensively bad in 2022. For starters, half of CMU’s points came in the fourth quarter with game in hand and deep players all over the field for Oklahoma State. Now, once the points and yards start bleeding, the starting unit goes back inside and the bleeding never stops, so there’s cause for concern, but let’s see how the Cowboys look against the Arizona State this weekend before we judge the defense without proper evidence.

Oklahoma’s defense already looks better than it did under Lincoln Riley.

Not an overreaction. On the debut of Brent Venables, Oklahoma is interested in the work Against UTEP, winning by a score of 45-13. Just one game into a new era in Norman, it was clear that there were some major philosophical changes of the era, and they all begin to interfere. Over the past several years, Oklahoma has been among the worst interference teams in the Power Five, and that’s featured in the points box. On Saturday, the Sooners defense thrust into football and only missed one tackle I remember. The Miners’ lunge attack wasn’t there, capturing -35 yards in the first half and 29 rushing yards by the end of the day. The OU’s physicality has allowed them to impose their will in this game, and if they continue in that trend, Oklahoma will be defensively formidable for the first time in many years.

KS is finally turning from being a doormat in the Big 12.

Not an overreaction. I’ve been a defender for the Jayhawks this off season because I appreciate what Lance Leipold is doing in Lawrence. Kansas State has been a great week for other BYE’s Big 12 schools for over a decade now, but I feel that won’t be the case anymore, starting in 2022. When KU acquired Tennessee Tech last Friday, it was quickly apparent Who is the most talented team on the field, and while the Golden Eagles are an FCS program, it was difficult to distinguish Kansas from this type of team just a few seasons ago. Now, the Jayhawks barely broke a sweat with their hatchet, win 56-10. West Virginia would have had better beat the blues after The Backyard Brawl quickly because this isn’t old Kansas coming to Morgantown this week

Texas is back.

exaggeration. Texas looked so good in its opening Against UL Monroe this weekend, he won 52-10 to open his second year under Steve Sarkisian with a run of victory. Quinn Ewers showed flashes of promise, but he also showed that he was still a freshman with little experience at this level. The competition escalates dramatically this week, as Texas will go from facing one of the worst teams in FBS, to the best team in college football as the Alabama Crimson Tide arrives in town. This is a steep test of the Sark and Longhorns, and it’s a measuring stick to see where UT is heading. If they can keep up in this game and keep the competition, that would be a good sign that Texas is improving, but if it turns out like Oregon against Georgia, it could be a sign that Sarkissian’s project is not going well.