Inside the Gameplan: Reassessing the 2018 Texas offense

Keaontay Ingram (Will Gallagher/IT)

Not everyone has been willing or capable of putting their finger on it but there was a fair amount in the Maryland game to suggest that Texas is indeed a team with a ceiling as a B12 champion in the 2018 season. A slow start, bizarre game, and three consecutive turnovers suggested this offense is in pretty poor shape. In reality, Texas was able to attack Maryland in a variety of ways that should translate to success against B12 opponents provided this team can put together a consistent performance from start to finish in weeks to come.

Recruiting Notebook – 9/4/18

Derrian Brown (courtesy of Nike)

This week’s Notebook starts in Cali with a JUCO defender, a complete safety from D/FW, then over to Georgia for speedster at tailback, then finish up in Oklahoma with a slot receiver who is Austin bound. Just another Recruiting Notebook.

Herman repeats old mantras after lack of key changes

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

After a loss to Maryland to open 2017, Texas head coach Tom Herman said his staff had to “figure out the why.” The what’s, according to Herman, were known. The why’s needed to change. After a loss to Maryland to open 2018, Herman said once again “it’s the coaches’ job to figure out the why.”

Inside Texas Inside Scoop – 9/3/18

Charles Omenihu vs Maryland. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Let’s get straight to the (bullet) points. After going through the full range of emotions, the team is surprisingly calm and confident despite the opening-season loss to Maryland. After Sunday’s video session there’s more optimism within the program than you might expect. They found more good than bad, and lots of small fixable things like taking better angles, tackling better, protecting the ball, and less penalties. Generally cleaner play gets them out of Maryland with a win.

More on play-calling, injury report, and more in the Scoop.