Texas heads to the little apple in Manhattan to face a familiar foe, Bill Snyder and the Kansas State Wildcats. UT has one career win at KSU and look to add No. 2 at 11am Saturday morning. Here’s the Inside Texas Primer and Texas-KSU game thread.
In case you missed it, Iowa State scored 20 points vs TCU, 42 points vs Baylor, and 31 points vs Oklahoma State.
For a defense that has been a joke for the last three previous games and had to be overhauled by head coach Charlie Strong it was rock solid performance that showed his firm hand. It was enjoyable watching the Longhorn defense tackle again.
Philosopher Frederick Nietzsche once suggested that everything in the universe cycles on repeat, with the same events occurring over and over again in an eternal recurrence. When you examine Texas’ series against Kansas State you have to wonder if he was on to something. Talented but occasionally sloppy Texas team meets athletically limited but fundamentally sound Kansas State squad, the latter team imposes their will on the game, Texas heads home with a loss and wonders how they lost to such an opponent.
This week’s Humidor provides a healthy puff of team information, including the status of the o-line, secondary and a young running back. The staff then breaks down what else Texas could be doing in its “Texas fast” veer and shoot scheme, including a few simple changes. Finally, we jump into where the recruitment of one of the state’s top wide outs is currently.
The weather was mild according to the locals in Manhattan, Kansas, on Saturday, December 1, 2012. High of 57; low of 39. Downright balmy. ‘Tis the season.
‘Twas also the season – like all seasons in Manhattan since 2002 – for the Texas Longhorns to get beat on the football field. Time and again, basically every other year, the “better on paper” Longhorns travel to Manhattan – through Kansas City of course – for their spanking from daddy, better-known as Kansas State coach Bill Snyder.
Basketball editor Tim Preston takes us through his thoughts from last night’s Texas Tip-Off at Gregory Gym
Before Thursday’s Texas Tip-Off, fans piled into Gregory Gym expecting to see local talent and 5-star forward Jarrett Allen and the rest of head coach Shaka Smart’s 2016-17 Longhorn men’s basketball team. While Allen was held out of the scrimmage was a precautionary measure to protect a strained hamstring, several other newcomers, including freshman guard Andrew Jones and transfer forward Dylan Osetkowski, took the opportunity to showcase their talent.
Numbers and needs are ever-evolving as the coaches assemble more data on the current status of their program. Some positions, once thought to be well under control, need help. With other positions it’s the opposite.
We’re at the midway point in the season for Texas and the Horns stand at 3-3. We’ve seen progression in spots and regression in others. But there’s one element you can’t deny; it’s Charlie Strong’s best start since he arrived on the 40 Acres.
I present my 3rd annual Texas Midseason Awards in 2016.
After appearing at various points last season as a linebacker, sophomore Breckyn Hager has found a role on this year’s defense in the FOX role. It has been a challenge for Hager to learn a different position tasked with different responsibilities and assignments than what he was used to.