Texas entered the 2019-20 season with uncertainty surrounding the frontcourt. When the Longhorns battle Georgetown this Thursday at Madison Square Garden in the 2K Empire Classic, they’ll face the challenge of a skilled big man under the tutelage of Hoyas legend Patrick Ewing.
I'm not breaking down the positions or units. After that coaching and game management performance, that would be the Postmortem equivalent of two runs into the line of scrimmage and a "protect the QB" screen call when you're up 1 and get the ball with 4:01 on the clock. Since I'm not stupid or soft, I'll pass.
I'll begin with special teams. Despite the positives of Chris Naggar's punting in tough wind conditions, this unit once again showed itself to be poorly coached and led, most glaringly in situational football. There is no single voice with ultimate authority for that unit in-game, which means that smart football isn't being coached or reinforced to players who do not grasp the game situation or are simply caught up in the emotion of the moment. Most players (and fans) can only see the game in terms of an individual making a play. Coaches exist to remind them of the value of doing your job or the larger game context.
Texas’ offense produced more drives resulting in zero or fewer yards than drives ending in touchdowns in a 23-21 loss to Iowa State that eliminated the Longhorns from Big 12 Championship contention.