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Don’t push panic button on DL yet

Chris Daniels. (Courtesy of TexAgs)

Chris Daniels’ departure is only surprising because he seemed to turn the corner this off-season when he lost needless weight. But going back to his high school days, there were always questions about motivation. In recent weeks it was obvious he was high school Chris.

The Inside Scoop – 9/25/17

Julon Williams. (Justin Wells/IT)

We dive into team info, talking QBs, attrition, and 2018’s class size. We also hit recruiting hard with Houston Lamar, big-time OL, and a 2020 RB. We finish with one of the most underrated prospects in the state. We present The Inside Scoop.

Iowa State Cyclones Preview

Charles Omenihu and Naashon Hughes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Cyclones have an uneven talent level. While I’m generally impressed with their skill players, they lack difference makers in the trenches. If Texas controls the game, it’ll be because our OL can stalemate their front and our defensive line whips their offensive line on running downs so that we can eliminate any guessing games on 2nd and 3rd down.

Fridays in the Humidor – 9/22/17

PJ Locke, Poona Ford, Naashon Hughes, Connor Williams (Will Gallgher/IT)

On Saturday Texas was who we wrote about, and who you read about in August. We saw why the Texas defense dominated the Texas offense all August.

Now the issue becomes, can Texas sustain its newfound defensive confidence and can the offense make strides week in and week out.

Thoughts on current and future LBs

Gary Johnson (Will Gallgher/IT)

On Saturday we were treated to something we haven’t seen since 2014, quality and consistent linebacker play from the whole unit, rather than poor fundamentals and a sprinkling of athletic WOW plays. Plays were made at the line of scrimmage or behind it rather than 10 yards down the field. They played physical. It was awesome.

Texas-USC Postmortem: Defense

DeShon Elliott and Malik Jefferson (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’m sick to my stomach re-watching that defensive effort result in a loss, though incredibly pleased with our play against an elite QB with a lot of weapons at his disposal. USC’s OL got pushed around at three positions and their receivers are better athletes than football players, but the Texas DL totally dominated the line of scrimmage, our linebackers scraped and filled with abandon (particularly as the game progressed), Holton Hill was good in coverage and Deshon Elliott took major strides forward as the playmaking safety we so badly need.