You very likely won’t read this current SOC, but try last week’s if you’re interested in understanding what’s ailing the defensive side of the ball. I think it’s foolhardy to blame Vance Bedford is the Cliff’s Notes, while of course he should be held accountable to improve them over the offseason and leading up to Notre Dame. If Bedford fails, then really it means Charlie Strong failed and your annual coaching search will start before Dallas.
For now, the Texas brain-trust appears set to give Strong every opportunity to plug the holes from the 4-8, or 5-7 iceberg. Under the assumption Strong will sort out the defense on his own, like he always has, the focus turns to outfitting him with an offense capable of consistent offensive production.