The Big 12 is known for its offenses that thrive on extending defenses to horizontal and vertical extremes and getting the ball to impressive athletes in space to take advantage of those defensive stresses.
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.
Texas broke ground Saturday on Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium’s new south end zone facility with local and state politicians, university leadership, prolific donors, and the faces of the athletic department on hand to celebrate their vision of Texas having the best football facility in the country.
AUSTIN, Tx -- On the heels of a 10-win season, culminating in a 28-21 Sugar Bowl victory over SEC power Georgia, the vibe throughout the first week of spring practice has been notably upbeat and very energetic. And perhaps no one embodies that positive strut like junior signal-caller Sam Ehlinger.
NEW ORLEANS -- When it came time to actually play the Sugar Bowl, one team played tougher and executed at a much higher rate than the other. It just wasn’t the one most were expecting. Maybe Bevo XV’s charge at opposing mascot Uga X should have been a sign of the impending game. Or maybe it should have been Texas’ opening drive where every play gained yardage. By the end of the night, it was clear who the better team was on January 1, 2019. No. 15 Texas defeated No. 5 Georgia 28-21 to win the Allstate Sugar Bowl and achieve a 10-win season for the first time since 2009.
This was a huge narrative win for Texas. They beat the team that was supposed to be in the playoffs over Notre Dame. They beat the team that Oklahoma couldn't beat a year ago. They beat an SEC power that Texas A&M hasn't beaten this century. They beat the spread (Georgia +13!!!!).