Texas’ winning defensive adjustments

Charles Omenihu (Will Gallagher/IT)
Charles Omenihu (Will Gallagher/IT)

The narrative on the defense against Iowa State has largely been that silly Todd Orlando finally stopped running dumb schemes, adjusted his defense, and Texas’ players did what great athletes do. This narrative is pretty strained and largely unhelpful for understanding why Texas stuffed the Iowa State offense in a fashion that looked out of character for a team that was torched the previous four weeks.

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History major, football theorist.