Inside the Gameplan: The offense after Texas Tech

Sam Ehlinger finds Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (Will Gallagher/IT)

Sam Ehlinger finds Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (Will Gallagher/IT)

After Texas’ victory on the road against West Virginia I detailed how the gameplan against the Mountaineers revealed a lot of the potential for the future Sam Ehlinger offense and a “four safety” dime philosophy on defense. Then both of those same features seemed to crash and burn in spectacular fashion against Texas Tech.

The defeat to the Red Raiders seemed to encapsulate everything that Texas has struggled with this season as play-calling/game management, gameplanning, Ehlinger decision-making, and late-game composure on defense all went south at the same time to allow a disastrous defeat at home against an inferior opponent. If the West Virginia game offered an optimistic peek at what Texas could grow into next season, the Tech game was a painful reminder of all the obstacles that remain in the way if Texas is going to finally contend for a Big 12 championship in 2018.

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