Gameplan: Outside zone and the offensive line composition

Texas has a number of big position battles playing out this spring. Many of them likely won’t be truly settled until the fall as the staff focuses on installation and evaluation in preparation for the summer and eventual pre-season camp. Nevertheless, these reps certainly matter and if talented players can seize control of a position it will be hard to unseat them in the fall.

Gameplan: Jack linebacker and Pete Kwiatkowski’s pass-rush

If there was one flaw in the Texas roster waiting for Steve Sarkisian and his staff, it was at the crucial “edge” defensive position. When Tom Herman took over in Austin it was a program strength. Todd Orlando was constantly struggling to work out what to make of a roster with multiple promising edge players Charlie Strong had found among the 3-star ranks such as Breckyn Hager, Malcolm Roach, and Charles Omenihu.
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Gameplan: National recruiting strategy and the offensive line

Thus far into the 2022 recruiting class, Steve Sarkisian and his staff have made 12 scholarship offers to out of state recruits along the offensive line alone. The program has come quite a long way in 10 years since Mack Brown’s 2011 recruiting class, which ranked fourth in the country but included just one scholarship offer to an out of state offensive line recruit.