Gameplan: Finding a bell cow receiver

Tom Herman runs a “bell cow” offense at Texas. That’s a common trait for pro-style offenses of all varieties, including the pro-spread vision guiding the Longhorns. Most people understand the idea of a “bell cow” running back like Ricky Williams or Cedric Benson that get 250+ touches over the course of a season, but that kind of back is fairly rare these days.

Game-week RB, OL depth problems cloud offseason optimism

For most of the offseason, the main question surrounding the Texas Longhorns was if they were indeed back as junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger exclaimed following the Sugar Bowl. Heading into a season-opening match up against Louisiana Tech, Texas is working to answer two questions without clear solutions; who is healthy enough to play running back and who can serve as a reliable backup offensive lineman?

Inside the Gameplan: An historically unique offense

The 2019 Texas Longhorn offense is likely to be historically unique. The 2018 offense was fairly unique in its own right, they essentially ran a 21 personnel spread a year ago with Andrew Beck serving as a part-time fullback and occasional flex tight end while Lil’Jordan Humphrey was a nearly full-time flex tight end. Those two players defined the offense with their hybrid utilizations.