In his sophomore season, linebacker Joseph Ossai was second on the Longhorns in tackles (81), tackles for loss (7.5), and interceptions (2). He did this bouncing between the boundary linebacker and rover positions, often playing both over the course of any of Texas’ 12 games.
Texas coach Tom Herman’s words often are very guarded after the first scrimmage of the pre-season. Sunday was no different as he offered some praise and rational explanation behind what he saw in the Longhorns’ closed practice.
Texas’ big adjustment on defense in 2018 was somewhat unexpected. The 2017 season was defined by the formation of the “lightning package” and playing with six defensive backs moving around to create the “dirty dime” effect that often clouded both the Texas cornerbacks (bringing them into the run support) and the opposing QB’s reads as they tried to make sense of it all.
We'll post team information tomorrow. I'll talk to more today, as will Justin. Obviously the most pressing news is regarding Caden Sterns' MRI. We haven't heard anything substantial yet, but should today. Notes/quotes from Jackson, Catalon, and Glass + Texas coaches hit the road this week. Find out where in the Scoop.
During one of the Longhorns' early offseason workouts, strength and conditioning coach Yancy McKnight paused to speak to the team. He pointed to the southeast portion of the stadium, where Texas displays its three Big 12 Championships. “Take a look at where it’s at,” freshman Caden Sterns said Tuesday of the message from McKnight. “He said we need to put more up there.”
AUSTIN -- Eleven months ago, Texas head coach Tom Herman walked off the team bus to enter Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth with a baseball bat in hand. The message in Fort Worth was to keep swinging, that is, keep believing in the way Herman’s staff was trying to set up the program. The Longhorns lost to TCU that night, but there was a little reward at the end of the year as a result of that continued swinging, a bowl victory in the Texas Bowl.
AUSTIN, Tx — In its last two home games, Texas went into halftime against ranked opponents in a close game where the second half would determine the outcome. And on both occasions, UT (3-1, 1-0) earned decisive victories, only this time it opened Big 12 play and ended a four-game skid against the TCU Horned Frogs.
Both starting quarterbacks in Saturday’s matchup between Texas and TCU are making their first career starts against their opponent. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger missed last year’s game in Fort Worth due to injury, while TCU’s Shawn Robinson was behind Kenny Hill on the depth chart. That doesn’t mean the Longhorns don’t know what Robinson is capable of doing in TCU offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie’s offense.