When a head coach takes over a coordinator’s role, it’s generally viewed as a desperate action with little hope for success. There’s no doubt that it’s an urgent move and it assuredly signals that the coordinator is done, but there have been a number of head coach takeovers which have turned out pretty well.
The Texas offense is pretty far down the list of problems for the Longhorn football team.
Particularly, given that the list of problems starts with things like… Our Scipio Tex breaks down getting the most of the Texas offense.
Texas has an un-coached, uncoordinated defense. That didn’t change after the bye week. So draw up all of the schemes you like. We can’t play any of them right now because almost no one in our back 7 has a baseline understanding of the game, how their position fits into our scheme, or how it relates to our alignments.
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.
The Cowboy defense has plenty of experience and some talent, but they’re still smarting from the loss of impact edge players and inconsistent replacements. That deficiency is showing up in their inability to limit the deep passing game and that’s the main reason they’re surrendering 6.0 yards per play (at a staggering 9.5 yards per pass attempt) despite playing solid defense on money downs, limiting the run and tackling reasonably well. Here’s OSU Preview on Defense at Inside Texas.
I’ve always been impressed by the perpetually underrated Mike Gundy – a coach who has gone 78-30 in his last 108 games and coached the historical irrelevant Cowboys to 9+ wins in 6 of his last 8 seasons. Here’s the OSU Game Preview – Offense from Inside Texas.
Forgive me for the combined, abbreviated and late post-mortem, but I got caught in a time crunch and most of what needs to be said has already been expressed beautifully by Coach, Ian and nobis60. A more objective post-game viewing revealed that the offense played a nice game absent three critical areas.
Texas fans turned out for the Cal game in force. It was a nice reminder of how good Texas fans are and can be. The streets of Berkeley were decked in burnt orange and white and I heard several Cal fans remark that it felt like a Texas home game. Walking to the stadium through Cal’s sun-dappled, tree-lined campus in flawless 70 degree weather, it was hard to disagree.
I love bears. They’re clever, powerful, opportunistic, lovable and terrifying creatures. I’m an outdoor enthusiast and in places like Alaska and Montana, I’ve encountered dozens in the wild at distances as close as thirty feet.
SpurHorns head coach Charlie Popovich rested every Longhorn offensive starter with a boo-boo. We got to fear for the safety of our day-walking vampire QB, and then watch a competitive game turn into a predictable route with a couple of second half adjustments that led to immediate 3rd quarter scores.