Texas’ pro-spread offense can seem pretty bland at times. It includes lots of running between the tackles, as well as basic passing concepts found in most playbooks.
The Texas Tip-Off serves as Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart’s way to introduce his team to the fans for the upcoming season. That introduction will be brief this year as Smart’s team will scrimmage for 12 minutes following a 10 minute scrimmage from Karen Aston’s women’s team.
Took to Twitter yesterday during my rewatch of the Baylor game to GIF some plays that stood out. Some were good, some were poor, but it all was a part of a Texas win.
AUSTIN — While one Texas injury changed the course of the game, in the end, it didn’t completely change the course of Texas’ season.
As sophomore Sam Ehlinger ran into the end zone for his third rushing touchdown against the Oklahoma Sooners, scores of photographers snapped pictures of No. 11 crossing the plane and celebrating with his Hook ‘Em Horns signal aloft.
In 2018, two plays run by the Texas offense have stood out not necessarily because of their design, but because of their successes.
Through three-and-a-half quarters, the Red River Shootout was all Texas. The Longhorn offense rolled a Sooner defense, and the Texas defense did well to limit the explosive Oklahoma offense, with Texas holding a two score lead. But with 2:38 left in the game, Kyler Murray and Trey Sermon helped OU tie the game at 45.
Quarterback play at Oklahoma has been nothing short of third team All-America level since Lincoln Riley arrived as the Sooner offensive coordinator in 2015. Those three seasons were with 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield at the helm, putting up hefty numbers in Riley’s unique offense.
AUSTIN — Eleven months ago, Texas head coach Tom Herman walked off the team bus to enter Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth with a baseball bat in hand. The message in Fort Worth was to keep swinging, that is, keep believing in the way Herman’s staff was trying to set up the program. The Longhorns lost to TCU that night, but there was a little reward at the end of the year as a result of that continued swinging, a bowl victory in the Texas Bowl.
MANHATTAN, KS — It was almost purple misery.