Texas looks to continue to win on the road in Stillwater when they take on Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. on Saturday. For Texas, this is a big week. It’s the beginning of conference play, the defense can show whether it has improved or not, and the Horns have the chance to avenge their controversial loss from last season. We’ve got you covered:
Business as usual this week, other than some tweaks on defense with scheme as well as with personnel. We’ll talk team news heading into Stillwater and two recruits to pay close attention to in the Humidor.
In the second round of notes from Monday’s availability, we talk to Shane Buechele and discuss road games, Connor Williams and talk leadership, and John Burt and Chris Warren to talk about the conference.
AUSTIN — Vance Bedford tried hard not to go on the defensive Wednesday during his weekly press conference and that, of course, has everything to do with Texas’ failure to get defensive for the second straight season.
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.
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.
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.
The bare requirements of the safety position in the spread era are pretty straightforward: get the back half lined up correctly, communicate assertively, don’t let anyone run past you, tackle what’s in front of you.
Inside Texas was fortunate to receive an advanced transcript of tonight’s special bye week edition of Rewind with Charlie Strong. Be sure and tune in at 9:00 CST on LHN.
[Charlie Strong and Lowell Galindo climb into their chairs]
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.