Ash, Valai tasked to do what T-shirts couldn’t in creating a DBU-worthy secondary

Texas’ defensive backs warmed up before the season-opener with Louisiana Tech wearing shirts reading “There’s only one DBU” in large, burnt orange letters. One week later, LSU and eventual Heisman winner Joe Burrow marched down the field over and over versus those same defensive backs. Iowa State, Kansas, Oklahoma, TCU, and West Virginia followed in the Tigers’ footsteps as UT’s 8-5 season dragged on.

Four prescient pre-Oklahoma quotes from Shaka Smart

Prior to Texas’ 72-62 loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday, Texas head coach Shaka Smart spent 20 minutes Monday speaking with local media. Throughout his entire tenure, Smart has given thoughtful answers to the questions of the media that continuously circle back to his core beliefs as a coach. The problem throughout his entire tenure has been that his team struggles to employ those core beliefs on the floor.