Inside the Gameplan: How to beat OSU

Texas at Oklahoma State. (Justin Wells/IT)

Texas’ trip to Stillwater on Saturday morning is really the ultimate test of mastery and proficiency within their offensive and defensive identities. The Cowboys are pretty unspectacular in any facet other than their passing game, which is very dangerous but exists in a league where that’s commonplace.

Omar Manning: Army All American

Omar Manning at his Army All American jersey reception. (Justin Wells/IT)

LANCASTER — Omar Manning is gracious. In every aspect of life.

Football is the fun part after being named to the Army All American team and receiving his jersey in a ceremony in the auditorium of Lancaster High School. Just the opportunity to honor his family, school, and his country means something to him.

Gilbert talks eliminating mistakes, prepping OK. St.

Sterlin Gilbert. (Will Gallagher/IT)

With all the problems surrounding the Texas Longhorns defense in 2016, the offense continues to be a bright spot for the burnt orange and white. The problems for the offense may not be as apparent to fans as the issues plaguing the defense, but they still bother offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert enough to where he wants to immediately fix them.

Player Availability Notes – 9/27/16

Tyrone Swoopes riding high at DKR. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In preparation for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Texas had several leaders available to the team, including one who was available to the media following a weekend arrest, a quarterback trying to take another game in Boone Pickens stadium, and two defensive linemen who keep preaching pressure.

Strong speaks on Bedford, Big 12 play, and getting better

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — One way to tell if there will be personnel changes in the Longhorn lineup, apparently, is when Texas does not release a Depth Chart.

For the second time this season, Charlie Strong did not provide a 2-deep during his weekly Monday press conference. At the same time, he continued to stress the need to get the “right personnel” on the field to cement a porous defense.

The Definitive Oklahoma State Game Preview – Defense, Specials Teams

Malik Jefferson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Cowboy defense has plenty of experience and some talent, but they’re still smarting from the loss of impact edge players and inconsistent replacements. That deficiency is showing up in their inability to limit the deep passing game and that’s the main reason they’re surrendering 6.0 yards per play (at a staggering 9.5 yards per pass attempt) despite playing solid defense on money downs, limiting the run and tackling reasonably well. Here’s OSU Preview on Defense at Inside Texas.