The convenient thing about not being a coach is you don't hold any dogmatic philosophical beliefs when it comes to scheme. Pay attention to enough football and you realize any contemporary scheme will work provided the finer points are coached well and you have good enough baseline personnel to deploy. This is often lost on Texas fans who coveted a three-man front in the final days of Mack Brown and who want a four-man front now. Check the landscape, both work just fine for slowing modern offenses down. Coaching matters; putting personnel in position to succeed matters.
Texas head coach Tom Herman was asked Monday what his team was capable of doing in the final month of the season. In typical fashion, Herman responded with a blunt “going 1-0 against Kansas State.” His myopic goal for his team could become more attainable with the return of several players who have missed games due to injury.