A little Paulcasting was in order before the season opener. We thought we'd cover the entire schedule but we only made it through the non conference slate. We touched on a number of topics mentioned in his e-book, Thinking Texas Football, as well as here on Inside Texas. Remember, his e-book is now in print and you can have it in your hands in 48 hours.
The Bears have won four of their first six games with pretty good offense and a subpar defense. Head coach Matt Rhule is doing a good job of recruiting raw speed and SPARQ superstars to Waco while simultaneously understanding that his natural inclination to win with defense as at Temple isn't going to cut it with this current Bear roster. Consequently, the Bears run a wide open tempo offense that runs a lot of plays.
Anytime there's a rule change of significance in any sport (the 3 point line and defensive rules in basketball, pro-offense rules in football and the NHL), you learn to quickly distinguish which coaching staffs play checkers, which play chess and which struggle with rock-paper-scissors.