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A little Paulcasting was in order before the season opener. We thought we’d cover the entire schedule but we only made it through the non conference slate.

We touched on a number of topics mentioned in his e-book, Thinking Texas Football, as well as here on Inside Texas. Remember, his e-book is now in print and you can have it in your hands in 48 hours.

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Texas has built an extraordinary collection of defensive back talent during Tom Herman’s time on the Forty. Add another one.

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85 players are currently on scholarship at Texas. Three of them are specialists.

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Luke Yaklich’s appointment as the associate head coach for the basketball program has led many to a quick dive into the defensive footprint of Michigan while Yaklich was there. If you’re unaware, Yaklich is widely regarded as the architect which saw the Wolverines skyrocket from a middling defensive team to an elite one.

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Fall camp is wrapping up a lot of the questions and position battles for the 2019 Longhorns. There are a few pieces falling into place that were predictable, such as the offensive orienting to make the senior tandem of Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay the main focus of the passing game. Or Todd Orlando working out how to get B.J. Foster and DeMarvion Overshown on the field by moving Foster to nickel then utilizing the dime package.

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Any team questions I can’t adequately answer I’ll try and get clarity for the Humidor. I have a running list of questions for sources going. We’re lacking clarity in a few places.

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A new tight end will take the field for Texas in 2019 after Andrew Beck had a career year at the position in 2018.

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Joe jumps on The Eyes Pod with Eric to talk about Texas’ recent recruiting run of Alford, Johnston, Umanmielen, and Thompson. Then, they go over the recurring trends coming out of preseason camp and the implications it has for the team.