An advantage the 2020 linebacker corps may have over the 2019 squad is the man leading it. This site opined often last year that Todd Orlando the linebackers coach hurt the efforts of Todd Orlando the defensive coordinator. Orlando has been replaced by Coleman Hutzler, who spent the previous four seasons with Will Muschamp at South Carolina.
There are still unknowns surrounding the season in general, and plenty around the Texas program per the “new normal“ of the last decade, but there’s a lot of optimism that we feel is justified. Of course many of the concerns are every bit as justified, if not more so. It wouldn’t be Texas football without that tension.