We’re looking closer at the Texas Defense as they prepare for the high-scoring Red Raiders in Lubbock. Some injury updates and more team info, plus notes/quotes from recruits who visited the 40 Acres this weekend and keep our eye on the cornerback position for 2019’s cycle inside the Scoop
The defensive debacle you saw live on Saturday in Austin was even worse in review. I enjoy writing for all of you and relish my decades of connection to the Longhorn community, but you all owe me a Go Fund Me page to pay for my psychiatric care after being forced to watch this Longhorn defense play football again.
The No. 17 Horns host the Mountaineers of Morgantown when No. 11 West Virginia comes to DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Here’s the IT Gameday Primer for all your football needs.
It was just another week of practice. There wasn’t a ton of emphasis on corrections, so much as just getting back to doing things correctly.
On Tuesday I wrote about the in-state guys I covet the most. As I become more familiar with the players as well as UT’s needs that list will evolve. So too will the list of prospects below from Western states.
Texas matches up pretty well with West Virginia in Austin and since there’s no bye week, there’s that much less time for a solid Mountaineer staff to hone in on our tendencies/personnel the way Mike Gundy did in Stillwater.
This week’s Recruiting Notebook looks at a pair of JUCO prospects, and revisits a pair Texas’ pledges from the Class of 2019 as the Horns get closer to wrapping up its latest cycle.
There’s a lot of confusion around college football about how good this West Virginia team really is.
Like Texas, Oklahoma State had seven possessions in the first half of play. Unlike Texas, they maximized nearly all of them. They had an opponent specific game plan to execute and that they did. Mercilessly. They scored four touchdowns, hit a field goal, missed another field goal and punted only once. They gained at least 53 yards on six of their first 7 possessions. By halftime, they’d run 55 plays and gained 383 yards from scrimmage.
The 2020 recruiting class has better elite talent at the top and is much deeper across the lines. If Texas can take care of business on the field over the next two months and also close out the 2019 class strong, the staff will have momentum on its side to make significant strides towards a top-five class that’s more centered on in-state prospects.