Texas gave that game to LSU. There's no question that LSU played outstanding football, clearly hiring assistant offensive coach Joe Brady was a great decision and he was able to join forces with Joe Burrow and Steven Ensminger to build a phenomenal spread passing attack. The Tigers came in and won that game with a great effort and a truly potent offensive system.
Last year we tracked Texas' burgeoning run game under Herb Hand with the weekly run game report where I broke down the concepts and results of the Longhorn rushing attack. Although part of me wonders if the emphasis this year might be more on the passing game, we're still bringing it back for another go round.
For his first two preseason camps as a Longhorn, junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger took part in a heated competition for the starting role. Ehlinger lost the preseason battle in 2017 to Shane Buechele before trading starts for the remainder of Texas head coach Tom Herman’s first season.