Author Archives: Joe Cook

Horns defense bludgeons Bears, 38-7

DeShon Elliott. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Today the Texas defense shut down the Baylor offense regardless of who was leading it. The UT offense, led by sophomore QB Shane Buechele, was able to put up 31 points on their own to support the defense. Junior and Thorpe Award semi-finalist DeShon Elliott added six points on his own on an interception, and Texas cruised past Baylor in Waco, 38-7.

No trophies, no problem: Hill’s play speaking for itself

Holton Hill (Will Gallagher/IT)

A short internet search of the term “Holton Hill NFL Draft” yields surprisingly few results. There are a couple of stories from local outlets that provide short summaries of Hill’s stellar play in 2018. One of the first page results has “2019 NFL Draft” in the title, but with the way the junior corner is playing, that may need to be moved up a year.

Longhorns seek to right ship against winless Baylor

Shane Buechele (Will Gallagher/IT)

In his weekly press conference on Monday, Tom Herman took questions on the issues that have been plaguing the Longhorns for weeks. Once again, he was asked about the offense and what could be done to make it more effective. He was asked about the offensive line and the run game that is struggling to get anything going at all.

Sputtering UT offense wastes defensive effort against OSU, 13-10 (OT)

Breckyn Hager (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — An offensive line hampered by injuries limits what a team can do running the football. A limited running playbook does not help a young offense with a young quarterback behind an offensive line hampered by injuries. A young quarterback behind a young offensive line hampered by injuries that cannot run the ball forces teams to pass in non-passing situations.

Smart notes team’s summer strides ahead of Tip-Off scrimmage

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas head coach Shaka Smart has a lot going for him so far in 2017. He had a chance to see his team play against high quality competition in August during a tour of Australia. He has a consensus lottery pick at his disposal with a mix of young and veteran guards to help move the offense. His program was left out of any discussion of a sweeping scandal that rocked the sport.