A former Texas high school standout quarterback and coach, Sterlin Gilbert has helped lead some of college football’s most prolific offenses in recent years. In his four seasons as a collegiate coordinator, his offenses have averaged almost 500 total yards and nearly 38 points per game.
Our Chris Hall goes back through the game tape after UT's 23-9 win over Kansas State on a rain-soaked Saturday at DKR. Continual improvements along the offensive line highlight this week's IT Film Room.
It was fall camp 2007 when my football life changed forever. The team had finished summer workouts and we were on a small, needed break. I was getting one last run when Coach McWhorter asked me to his office.
The least talked about group of players may be the most important in all of football. The o-line is three categories and five positions: two tackles, two guards and a center. All are played by the largest men on the field and they're usually the most unathletic looking as well. Thank goodness looks can be deceiving.
We're trying to stay cool in this August heat so we drop more practice info, injury updates, and team news this week. We also add more 1-on-1 interviews with two of UT's favorite prospects, updates on key Longhorns targets, and a interesting nugget from 2006 in the Inside Scoop.
Turnovers, lack of execution, missed opportunities; that about sums up the 2014 Texas offense. No stat will give you the shakes more than Texas giving up more than a touchdown per game off turnovers. It was either very hard to score on Texas or incredibly easy. That needs to be fixed and that starts with the quarterback, though John Harris' fumble returned for a touchdown versus Iowa State didn't help.
feel foolish discussing coaching when the Texas coaches know infinitely more about the sport. That doesn't mean they're above reproach but they should probably get the benefit of the doubt more often. So I'm going to keep this simplistic and discuss surface level issues we can see with the naked eye.
First of all, we'd like to introduce our newest contributor, lifetime Longhorn Chris Hall joins the IT staff. The last All-American OL at Texas (2009) will drop a weekly column, adding insight into the players' perspective, while breaking down film and bringing intellect to the Inside Texas Members Forum. Help us welcome Chris.
UT's changes to its offense has already had a ripple effect across the entire program without the Longhorns doing anything other than lining up in more spread formations in their spring scrimmage.