The non-conference slate is much easier than previous seasons, at least there isn’t a bizarre game against a unique and talented Maryland squad before injuries sap their roster but instead the LSU home game sandwiched between bouts with Louisiana Tech and “at Rice” in NRG which will likely hold mostly Texas fans. There’s all the potential in the world here for Texas to win the Big 12 championship and make the playoffs under one of the following three scenarios.
As you will no doubt hear countless times during the lead-up and broadcast of the big showdown between Texas and LSU next fall, Tom Herman and Dave Aranda have some history together. They were college roommates at California Lutheran and then coordinated their own units across from each other in the Big 10 in 2013 and 2014. Aranda followed his mentor Gary Andersen to Wisconsin from Utah State while Herman was snatched up by Urban Meyer from Iowa State to coordinate Ohio State from 2012-2014
AUSTIN -- With Saturday’s win over No. 2 LSU, the No. 22 Texas Longhorns proved their game one win was no fluke. In addition to repeating the final result with an 8-4 win, a lot of facets from Friday’s game reappeared in the second game of the weekend series.
BATON ROUGE -- On paper, Texas and LSU appeared to be a close matchup. Both teams were ranked in the teens in most major polls, and both were coming off performances in weekend one that left each wanting a little more. On Friday, LSU looked like a dominant force against the Longhorns’ No. 1 starter and the rest of the staff. LSU touched up junior Nolan Kingham for eight runs in just three innings of work. Texas could not string any hits together and only managed four runs.
The 2018 Texas baseball schedule is filled with several marquee matchups, and that's before Big 12 Conference play even starts. One of those big matchups is this weekend as the No. 19 Longhorns travel to Baton Rouge to take on the No. 23 LSU Tigers. In order to preview a weekend that will resemble a postseason environment, Poseur from AndTheValleyShook.com, SBNation's LSU site, helped give a glimpse at what the Tigers have in store for the Longhorns this weekend.