“Wake up," said Charlie Strong as he good humored Tyrone Swoopes during Monday’s weekly press luncheon on the UT campus, but then noticed that his starting QB may have been atypically demure.
Texas isn't good enough on offense. That's the simple truth. UT has improved in some areas and it's beginning to spread into others efforts. On defense, Texas played extremely hard against the Bears but the Horns didn't play as well as they played effort wise. It certainly helped that between the stout coverages and the constant pressure we applied, the heralded Bears passing attack hit skid row in effectiveness.
Two special team blunders – a blocked FG returned 62 yards for a Baylor score and a fake punt that quickly set up the Bears' first offensive TD midway through the third quarter – offset a determined outing from Texas’ defense on Saturday. Throw in a 99.9-yard scoreless drive from a punchless Longhorn offense and the result is a 28-7 spanking from their visitors from Waco.
"Defending Baylor is like chasing rabbits," defensive coordinator Vance Bedford said Wednesday. But Bedford also made it sound like he would have to pull a rabbit out of his hat just to slow college football’s most prolific offense.