So far, Texas hasn’t faced a difficult schedule. In early season RPI rankings via Warren Nolan, Texas has played teams ranked 257th, 140th, 168th, 78th, and 64th. This weekend, they’ll face LSU, Arkansas, and Missouri in Houston during the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic at Minute Maid Park.
Back in 2017, Mike Yurcich was one of the early victims of the inverted Tampa 2’s initial pass through the league. Iowa State threw the scheme at Texas, who struggled mightily with it, then used it while upsetting Baker Mayfield and the playoff-bound Oklahoma Sooners. Not long afterward, Texas incorporated the scheme into their own defense and ended up relying on it to take the Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State Cowboys to overtime in Austin.
In his first season at Texas as an analyst, Andre Coleman had to do something out of the ordinary. Since his coaching career began at Youngstown State in 2010, he always had control of the wide receiver room. That wasn’t the case in 2019.
In early 2020, sophomore Ty Madden had the notion from his preseason performance that the Saturday starter spot belonged to him. What he didn’t know was who might be behind the plate for those starts.
In Super Bowl LIV, the San Francisco 49ers nearly took down Pat Mahomes’ Chiefs thanks to a dominant base pass rush that allowed them to restrain the lethal Kansas City passing game. Nick Bosa looked like the MVP of the game up until the 4th quarter, when KC started employing tempo and Mahomes made a few plays, leading to the sapping of energy from the pass rush and the inevitable avalanche of Chief scores.
When Jay Boulware walked into his first media availability as Texas’ associate head coach for special teams and tight ends coach, he had two notable accessories on. On one ring finger was his T-Ring, on the other was his 1996 Big 12 Championship ring.