Texas-USC Postmortem: Defense

DeShon Elliott and Malik Jefferson (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’m sick to my stomach re-watching that defensive effort result in a loss, though incredibly pleased with our play against an elite QB with a lot of weapons at his disposal. USC’s OL got pushed around at three positions and their receivers are better athletes than football players, but the Texas DL totally dominated the line of scrimmage, our linebackers scraped and filled with abandon (particularly as the game progressed), Holton Hill was good in coverage and Deshon Elliott took major strides forward as the playmaking safety we so badly need.

Connor Williams injury update

Connor Williams (Will Gallagher/IT)

After evaluation of Connor Williams’ MRI today, Longhorn team doctors have determined that the junior All-American left tackle sustained a sprain of the medial and posterior collateral ligaments in his left knee. Williams also sustained a meniscus tear, which he is expected to undergo arthroscopic surgery on in the next week to 10 days. There is no timetable on his return at this point and a further update will be provided following surgery.