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Culpepper: Texas at 2-2

I don’t know that I've seen the Texas defense tackle as poorly as they did in the first quarter of the football game in Stillwater. It was ridiculous. I mean arm tackling at it’s worst. Just go down the defensive lineup and one by one they allowed Oklahoma State to break loose for first downs, long gains, or scores.
Football

The Definitive Oklahoma State Game Preview – Defense, Specials Teams

The Cowboy defense has plenty of experience and some talent, but they're still smarting from the loss of impact edge players and inconsistent replacements. That deficiency is showing up in their inability to limit the deep passing game and that's the main reason they're surrendering 6.0 yards per play (at a staggering 9.5 yards per pass attempt) despite playing solid defense on money downs, limiting the run and tackling reasonably well. Here's OSU Preview on Defense at Inside Texas.
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Haines, Boyette focus on communication problems, defensive coaching

Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford is currently in his third season at Texas. After fielding a defense in 2014 that stopped many of the prolific offenses of the Big 12, Bedford has seen his defense go from strong to porous. Even with a senior in Dylan Haines in his defensive backfield and Paul Boyette, Jr. on his front line, the Texas defense had multiple breakdowns in communication that lead to multiple Golden Bear scores.