The Inside Scoop – 11/13/17

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’re heading down the stretch in 2017 and the Longhorns control their own destiny. We’re talking team updates, injury report, and all the recruiting. It’s just another Monday with a jam-packed Inside Scoop.

Coach V’s Grades – Kansas

Lil'Jordan Humphrey (Will Gallagher/IT)

It was bound to happen somewhere along the line. Playing hard has been covering for a multitude of less than smart football decisions by our usually scrappy defenders. We found out going around 90% isn’t enough against a team that outworks our effort. Give Kansas credit—they came to play 60 minutes. We took some really poor angles, covered the hell out of grass instead of playing the ball, and left our pass rush desire at the front door entrance.

IT Roundtable – Kansas

Texas flag. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas looks for revenge after last year’s upset in Lawrence. We talk UT-KU, offensive/defensive standouts, Game of the Week, and the Upset of the Week. The Inside Texas Roundtable discusses all.

With pieces, culture in place, Smart hopes to contend in third season

Shaka Smart. (Will Gallagher/IT)

A losing record is a big deal when it happens to a revenue sport at the University of Texas.

During Shaka Smart’s second season as head coach of the Longhorns, he led the team to an 11-22 record. It was and still is a disappointing mark considering he had a lottery pick on his team in Jarrett Allen, but the offseason has helped to mitigate much of the disappointment 2016-17 was.