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The Inside Scoop – 11/5/18

Noah Cain. (courtesy of Cain)

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

Texas-West Virginia Post-Mortem: Defense

Anthony Cook (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Texas-OSU Post-Mortem: Defense/Special teams

BJ Foster (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

My 2020 In-State Covet List

Demond Demas before the UT-TCU game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.