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    The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: USC

    In one of the most exciting games at DKR in a long time, Texas routed USC 37-14 behind 34 unanswered points after the Longhorns fell behind 14-3. There was a lot of good and not a lot of bad. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest storylines from a win that puts Texas at 2-1 heading into conference play. The Good Dicker the Kicker It had to be an uneasy feeling for Tom Herman heading into the 3rd game of the season knowing his freshman kicker had yet to attempt a field goal. Cameron Dicker responded by nailing all three of his field goal attempts against the Trojans, including a pair of 46 yarders. His kicks had good height — something that had been a problem for Texas kickers the previous two seasons. Confidence for a kicker is everything, and Dicker should have plenty heading into Big 12 play. Freshman Contributors Texas received several big plays from members of the 2018 signing class. Caden Sterns played another strong game at the safety position, but his biggest moment came when he bursted through the line to block a Chase McGrath field goal in the 3rd quarter, resulting in a scoop and score for Anthony Wheeler. BJ Foster continued to see a lot of action in the dime package and flew around the field. Unfortunately, he was ejected for targeting in the 4th quarter on a huge hit and will miss the first half against TCU. Josh Moore took advantage of the snaps he received and delivered a huge 27-yard touchdown reception in the back of the end zone to stretch the Texas lead to 23-14 on the first drive of the second half. Anthony Cook saw some snaps after Davante Davis exited with an injury and looked good. Mistake-free Ehlinger Tom Herman made it a point during his postgame availability to point out that the offensive game plan called for Sam Ehlinger to take shots down the field. Herman said they knew going in that the completion percentage probably wouldn’t be high, but they were committed to stretching the USC defense. The game plan worked. Ehlinger finished the night 15 for 33 for 223 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He took care of the football and checked the offense into some good plays. The Longhorns will need Ehlinger to play turnover-free games like Saturday if they hope to be a legitimate Big 12 title contender. Balanced Rushing Attack The offensive coaching staff did a good job of finding different ways to effectively run the football. The quarterback sweep that was popular last season was brought up and was the go-to short yardage play. With Keaontay Ingram out with a knee injury, Tre Watson and Daniel Young carried the load at RB. Watson received the majority of the carries early in the game and finished with 18 carries for 72 yards. Young pounded the ball between the tackles and powered his way for 57 yards on 12 carries. The longest run of the night was only 12 yards, but Texas thoroughly controlled the line of scrimmage and the running game benefited. The Bad Leaving Turnovers on the Field Kris Boyd’s interception served as the lone turnover forced by Texas, but the Longhorns defense failed to take advantage of several more opportunities to force takeaways. On the first drive of the game, Josh Thompson had a golden opportunity for an interception and wasn’t able to deliver. Later in the half, Brandon Jones mistimed his leap going for an interception, resulting in a long pass completion. Boyd also had an opportunity for another pick later in the game go off his hands. These are little things, but the Longhorns need to capitalize on every chance they get. The Ugly Punting The Longhorns were extremely lucky to escape Saturday night without having a punt blocked. Ryan Bujcevski needs to show a little more urgency when getting his punts off, and the protection unit can not allow guys to run through the line untouched. It has been an issue since week 1 and it still has not been corrected. Gary Patterson would be more than happy to take advantage of it this week if it is not fixed.
  2. Jameson McCausland

    Defensive Preview: USC

    Similar to the offense, the USC defense has underperformed the first two weeks of the 2018 season. Despite some struggles, the Trojans still boast plenty of talent across the board, especially at linebacker. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the USC defense: Defensive Line The 3-4 defense the Trojans will feature will be anchored by 325-pound nose tackle Brandon Phil. The Sophomore has good strength and moves reasonably well for his size. His presence in the middle will be a big test for Elijah Rodriguez, Patrick Vahe and Derek Kerstetter. DE Christian Rector was a Second Team All-Pac 12 member a season ago but has yet to make a huge impact in 2018. Linebacker OLB Porter Gustin is the best pass rusher for the Trojans. Gustin has 15.5 career sucks and will be over of the field on Saturday night. He played versus Texas in 2017 after having screws inserted into his toe. He lasted only a half before becoming re-injured, but he is the heart and sole of the defense. ILB Cameron Smith is a tackling machine, racking up 112 in 2017. Smith has been quiet through 2 games, but like most players on the Trojans, he is due for a breakout. Defensive Back Iman Marshall is a 4-year starter and Texas would be very wise to not test him too much. Greg Johnson starts at the other corner spot, and the redshirt freshman is still an unknown at this point. Sophomore CJ Pollard and senior Marvell Tell III hold down the safety positions. Tell is a 3-year starter who has 136 tackles in his career. The USC secondary as a whole is largely a question mark heading into Saturday’s matchup because of the nature of their first two games. UNLV caused some problems for the group, but Stanford physically manhandled USC at the point of attack last week, making the passing game irrelevant.
  3. Jameson McCausland

    Offensive Preview: USC

    Last year, Texas traveled to Los Angeles and lost a 27-24 double overtime thriller to USC. On Saturday, the Trojans travel to Austin as the Longhorns look to avenge last season’s loss. USC will feature several new faces on offense, including true freshman QB JT Daniels. It has been a rocky start to the season for the Trojans, but Clay Helton and offensive coordinator Tee Martin will still bring a lot of talent into DKR on Saturday night. Let’s take a look at what to expect: Quarterback True freshman JT Daniels has performed like…a true freshman. Daniels, a former 5-star recruit in the 2018 class, has thrown 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions through the first two starts of his career. The potential is undeniable, and it’s tough to make judgments about a QB who made his second career start on the road against Stanford, but Daniels is still learning on the fly. He completed just 16 of 34 passes against the Cardinal while tossing 2 interceptions. Daniels is also nursing what head coach Clay Helton said is a bad hand bruise. He is still expected to play Saturday, but the Trojans will lean heavily on their rushing attack and quick passing game to try to ease Daniels into the flow of the game. Running Back Senior Aca’Credric Ware and sophomore Stephen Carr lead the pack in the backfield. Ware did not record a carry in the 2017 matchup versus the Longhorns, but Carr finished the game with 9 carries for 28 yards and 3 receptions for 42 yards, including a big reception from Sam Darnold to help set up the game-tying field goal in the 4th quarter. Carr is a real weapon in the passing game and the Trojans will almost certainly try to get him isolated with a linebacker 1 v 1. Ware, a Texas native who attended Cedar Hill High School, leads the team in carries through two games, carrying the ball 28 times for 159 yards and a touchdown. Both running backs have been victims of shaky blocking from the offensive line. Wide Receiver Tyler Vaughns leads a receiver corps that no longer includes Deontay Burnett or Steven Mitchell, both of whom had good games against Texas a season ago. Vaughns stands at 6’2, 185 and was utilized in the slot and outside against Stanford. Michael Pittman serves as the #2 option. Pittman has 4 catches for 101 yards through 2 games, but will cause some matchup issues with his size (6’4). It has been tough to get a read on the USC receivers, considering the inconsistency in the passing game through the first two weeks. Offensive Line The Trojans offensive line has been whipped the first two games, allowing 2 sacks against UNLV and 4 against Stanford. The Longhorns are still searching for their 2nd sack of the season, and Todd Orlando vowed to bring more pressure against the Trojans to help the secondary. Texas was able to generate a lot of push inside last year against USC, and the Trojans allowed the same type of penetration early and often against Stanford last weekend. If the Longhorns are able to get to JT Daniels and place the USC offense into predictable passing situations, Breckyn Hager and Charles Omenihu are bound to take advantage. The Trojan offensive line does feature experience, with the starting 5 composed of 3 seniors and 2 sophomores, but the unit has yet to gel together to help out their young quarterback.
  4. Shaka Smart picked up his first commitment in the 2019 class Wednesday morning, when Fort Bend Elkins SG Donovan Williams verbally pledged to the Longhorns. The 6'5, 180 pound guard took his official visit to Austin this past weekend, and it didn't take long for him to pull the trigger. Williams chose Texas over Arizona State, Texas A&M, Miami and Georgia. Williams is currently ranked as the 111th overall player in the 2019 class, according to the 247sports composite rankings. Here are some highlights from Williams at the NBPA Top 100 Camp: http://www.cbssports.com/general/video/7a8d31be-0e91-4108-ba33-243774040bc7
  5. The Good BJ Foster and Caden Sterns The freshmen duo recorded the first two interceptions of the year for the Longhorns and continue to show that they belong. In his second career start, Sterns pulled down an interception on the first play from scrimmage. He ended the night with 4 tackles and played very well in run support. Foster pulled down his first career interception late in the first quarter. Foster saw an expanded role with the injury to Brandon Jones and is a staple on the field during passing situations on 3rd down. The Running Game After averaging 3.9 yards per carry against Maryland in Week 1, Texas responded with 47 carries for 241 yards (5.1 yards per carry) against the Golden Hurricane. The backfield was led by Tre Watson and Keaontay Ingram. As expected, Ingram saw his carries increase and turned in another solid performance (10 carries for 64 yards and a TD). His lone touchdown was a thing of beauty — a 29-yard scamper where he sliced his way between two defenders before bouncing to the outside. The offensive line has showed notable improvement from over a season ago, but it makes life a lot easier when a back with Ingram’s talent is toting the rock. Watson led the team in carries (18) and yards (74), while also adding an 11-yard touchdown reception. The graduate transfer from Cal did the little things right. He catches the ball out of the backfield, is reliable as a blocker and can run between the tackles. Daniel Young entered the game on the final series and sealed a victory with 41 yards on 3 carries, including a 30-yard run where he lowered the shoulder and ran over a Tulsa defender. The Bad Pass Coverage Similar to the San Jose State game a season ago where the Spartans dropped 3 potential touchdowns, Texas was lucky to escape with only 21 points allowed on defense. The Golden Hurricane had multiple opportunities where the Texas DB’s were turned around in coverage, but the ball was dropped. Josh Thompson and Kobe Boyce both had bright spots in the game, but the Longhorns will certainly welcome back Davonte Davis next week against USC. Pass Rush Trivia question: Can you name the only Longhorn with a sack through the first two weeks of the season? If you answered Kris Boyd, you would be correct. The Texas defensive line struggled to generate consistent pass rush for the second consecutive game, as Golden Hurricane QB Luke Skipper was able to sit in the pocket comfortably for most of the game. Charles Omenihu and Breckyn Hager have yet to flash the dominant pass rushing ability from 2017. If Texas hopes to improve their defensive performances against a tough upcoming schedule, they must find a way to get to the quarterback. The Ugly Style Points With the way the game went at FedEx field a week ago, the Longhorns desperately needed style points as they headed into the toughest stretch of their schedule. It didn’t happen. Any way you slice it, a 7-point win over Tulsa is not a good thing. The Longhorns failed to show the ability to step on an opponents throat after jumping out to a 21-0 lead. While there were individual improvements, the performance as a whole did not inspire a lot of confidence in Texas fans. Penalties For the second straight week, Texas shot themselves on the foot several times with penalties. Cade Brewer was guilty of two big holding penalties that wiped away big running plays. The Longhorns are already having difficulty moving the ball on offense, and the penalties are compounding the struggles and putting Texas in unfavorable downs and distances.
  6. Jameson McCausland

    Kickoff time set for TCU-Texas

    It was announced this morning that Texas-TCU will kick off at 3:30 PM CT. The September 22nd game will be broadcasted on Fox. The Longhorns have a 62-25-1 record against TCU all time, but the Horned Frogs have won the last 4 meetings.
  7. Jameson McCausland

    Five Thoughts Following The Win Over Tulsa

    Very odd game for Texas on offense. They almost eclipsed the 500 yard mark, yet the cohesion is not there. The coaching staff has to know their personnel better. Could you imagine Lil Jordan Humphrey in Lincoln Riley’s offense and how many different ways they would try to get him the ball? Same with Devin Duvernay.
  8. Expect Kobe Boyce to start opposite of Kris Boyd. Devante Davis is still nursing a stinger. Unclear if he will play.
  9. Jameson McCausland

    Probably won't happen, but...

    Beaty seems more realistic than Kingsbury. Herman and Beaty both worked together at Rice. I have no insight to back this up, but I just don't feel like Kingsbury and Herman would be a good fit.
  10. IRVING, Texas — The Big 12 Conference released its Men's Basketball league schedule for the upcoming 2018-19 season Wednesday morning. Seventeen of UT's 18 conference games will be televised nationally by one of the ESPN family of networks, while the Texas-Oklahoma State game in Austin on Saturday, Feb. 16 will be televised nationally by CBS. UT announced its non-conference slate earlier this summer. For the eighth straight year, the Big 12 schedule features a double round-robin format consisting of 18 games, with league members playing each other twice. UT will open conference action at Kansas State on Wednesday, Jan. 2 and play its Big 12 home opener against West Virginia on Saturday, Jan. 5. The Longhorns conclude league action with a home game against TCU on Saturday, March 9. Each team will have a bye during conference play, and UT's open date will be in mid-February. The 2019 Phillips 66 Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship will be played March 13-16 in Kansas City's Sprint Center. Games aired on an ESPN network also will be available through the ESPN App, accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. All dates, times and network affiliations are subject to change. Texas Men's Basketball season tickets are now on sale to the general public. Fans can select seats for the upcoming 2018-19 season and purchase tickets online; by calling 512-471-3333; by visiting the Sandeep Soni Ticket Office in Bellmont Hall between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Central Monday-Friday; or by visiting the Frank Erwin Center Box Office between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Central Monday-Friday. 2018-19 Texas Men's Basketball Big 12 Conference Schedule Day Date Opponent (Site) Time (CT) TV Wed. Jan. 2 at Kansas State (Manhattan, Kan.) 8 pm ESPN2/ESPNU Sat. Jan. 5 West Virginia 8 pm ESPN2 Tues. Jan. 8 at Oklahoma State (Stillwater, Okla.) 6 pm ESPN2/ESPNU Sat.. Jan. 12 Texas Tech TBA LHN Mon. Jan. 14 at Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.) 8 pm ESPN/ESPNU Sat. Jan. 19 Oklahoma TBA LHN Wed. Jan. 23 at TCU (Fort Worth, Texas) 6 pm ESPN2/ESPNU Tues. Jan. 29 Kansas 6 pm ESPN/ESPN2 Sat. Feb. 2 at Iowa State (Ames, Iowa) 1 pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU Wed. Feb. 6 Baylor TBA LHN Sat. Feb. 9 at West Virginia (Morgantown, W. Va.) 7 pm ESPN2/ESPNU Tues. Feb. 12 Kansas State 8 pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU Sat. Feb. 16 Oklahoma State 12 pm CBS Sat. Feb. 23 at Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.) 11 am ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU Wed. Feb. 27 at Baylor (Waco, Texas) 8 pm ESPN2/ESPNU Sat. Mar. 2 Iowa State 1 pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU Mon. Mar. 4 at Texas Tech (Lubbock, Texas) 8 pm ESPN/ESPN2 Sat. Mar. 9 TCU 1 pm ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNews
  11. Jameson McCausland

    Defensive Preview: Tulsa

    Yesterday, we broke down the Tulsa offense. Today, we turn our attention to a defense that has had its fair share of struggles. The Golden Hurricanes ranked near the bottom in nearly every major statistical defensive category in 2017. Despite returning 7 starters, Phil Montgomery figures to have his hands full as he tries to generate stops to get the ball back to his offense. Defensive Line Despite only allowing 82 rushing yards to FCS opponent Central Arkansas in week 1, the Golden Hurricanes have shown a trend of giving up chunk yards in the run game. In the season opener, UCA had stretches where they physically overmatched Tulsa at the point of attack and kept the game close for most of the evening. Tulsa gave up an average of 265 yards on the ground a season ago, lacking size and strength across the defensive line, minus 330-pound defensive tackle Tyarise Stevenson. The pass rush was not much better for the Golden Hurricanes in 2017. The defense combined for 12 total sacks, ranking 121st in all of the FBS. The improvement seen from the Texas starting 5 in pass protection should be very noticeable this week. Linebacker Cooper Edmiston is the main name to watch at the linebacker position. Edmiston occupies the middle linebacker spot and is in his 2nd season as a full time starter after racking up 106 tackles last season. Diamon Cannon is classified as a linebacker, but the junior will spend most of his time at the STAR position, a defensive back/linebacker hybrid in the 4-3 defense. Cannon is the most dynamic player on the Tulsa defense and will be utilized as such. Defensive Backs Akayleb Evans and Keanu Hill hold down the two corner spots. Evans started 6 games as a true freshman a season ago and played admirably. Hill missed the 2017 season with a knee injury but started 8 games as a junior college transfer in 2016. Neither corner has recorded an interception in their career. McKinley Whitfield starts at strong safety and led the team in tackles in 2017 with 113. Whitfield checks in at 213 pounds and he will likely spent most of his time committed to stopping the Texas rushing attack. Free Safety Manny Bunch returned to the starting lineup last weekend after missing the final 6 games in 2017 with a knee injury. As a whole, Tulsa isn’t much better against the pass as compared to the run. The Golden Hurricanes struggle to create takeaways and haven’t had much success generating pressure on opposing offenses.
  12. Jameson McCausland

    Offensive Preview: Tulsa

    Texas will welcome Tulsa to Austin on Saturday afternoon for the home opener of the 2018 season. Phil Montgomery, know disciple of the Art Briles coaching tree, is in his 4th year at the helm of the Golden Hurricanes. This means the run and shoot will make a return to DKR. Old Texas offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert learned under Montgomery before coming to Texas, so the offense should seem somewhat familiar to Texas fans. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the Golden Hurricanes: Quarterback Tulsa spent much of 2017 flip-flopping quarterbacks. Chad President finished the season with 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions, totaling 921 yards passing with a 52.9% completion percentage. Luke Skipper fared slightly better, throwing for 1141 yards, 3 touchdowns and 4 interceptions, completing 55.9% of his passes. In the season opener against Central Arkansas, Skipper started and played the entire game, finishing the evening 15 for 24 for 196 yards and 2 touchdowns. Skipper also added 13 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. His dual threat ability brings an interesting dynamic to the Phil Montgomery offense, but his ability as a passer leaves a lot to be desired. Texas has shown a tendency to struggle against dual threat QB’s in the past, and much of the Longhorns defensive success will depend on getting Tulsa in predictable passing situations. Running Back Sharami Brooks leads the rushing attack for the Golden Hurricanes. Brooks, a sophomore out of Tulsa, ran for over 600 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman. In the season opener last weekend, Brooks had 27 carries for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns. In addition to Brooks, Tulsa has redshirt sophomore Corey Taylor II. Taylor is 30 pounds heavier than Brooks and has more of a bruising running style. He also eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the season opener (110) on 20 carries. With limitations in the passing game, Tulsa will lean very heavily on the run game to move the ball. 63 rushing attempts vs 24 passes last week shows what the bread and butter for Phil Montgomery’s offense is. Wide Receiver Redshirt senior Justin Hobbs is the most experienced and talented receiver on the roster. Hobbs led the team last year with 830 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Kennen Johnson serves as the number 2 receiving threat, and led the Golden Hurricane in receiving yards last weekend with 63. It’s hard to get a feel for the pass-catching talent due to Tulsa’s commitment to running the ball and the limitations at QB. If Kris Boyd and Kobe Boyce (or Davante Davis if he is healthy) are able to control Hobbs, it’s hard to imagine the Golden Hurricanes getting much going through the air. Offensive Line Tulsa boasts a starting offensive line that is experienced, but is severely limited in pass protection (noticing a theme here?). The youngest starter is redshirt sophomore RG Tiller Bucktrot. Nothing really stands out amongst any of the starters. The unit was eventually able to wear down Central Arkansas’ defense, but there were times early in the game where big men were getting beat badly. Texas has a huge advantage in the trenches heading into thus matchup. Breckyn Hager and Charles Omenihu will need to be disciplined in the run game again, but the Longhorns should control the line of scrimmage.
  13. Following a 34-29 loss to Maryland, it’s time to take a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly from a wild afternoon at FedEx field: The Good The Freshmen It was a good debut for several freshmen who were seeing their first action at the collegiate level. Caden Sterns started at safety and finished the afternoon with 4 tackles. BJ Foster played major snaps and showed he wasn’t afraid to defend the run. After Devante Davis exited the game with a neck injury, redshirt freshman Kobe Boyce entered in his place. Boyce played adequately in pass support and made no mistakes defending the run. On the offensive side of the ball, Texas received a huge spark from Keaontay Ingram. The freshman out of Carthage flashed the same ability that made him the top running back recruit in the state a season ago. Ingram finished the game with 6 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown. There’s no reason he shouldn’t be seeing at least 15 touches every game. Redshirt freshman Sam Cosmi took over at right tackle a couple series into the game and played well, minus a few plays where he got beat on the edge. Pass Protection The addition of Calvin Anderson and Herb Hand have already helped a unit that struggled to keep the quarterback upright in 2017. Sam Ehlinger was sacked only once on the afternoon, but the offensive line unit as a whole looked improved in pass protection. All 5 linemen did a much better job of picking up blitzes and all 3 running backs showed a willingness to take on blitzing linebackers one on one. If Texas can develop an offensive identity, it will go a long way in taking advantage of the type of offensive line play that was absent a year ago. Devin Duvernay Major props to Devin Duvernay, who had a disappointing 2017 season. The junior hauled in the first touchdown of the season on beautiful 39-yard diving catch. Duvernay is somebody who benefit greatly from improved pass protection, which allowed Texas to push the ball down the field more. The bad Missed Opportunities Everyone remembers Jashaun Jacob’s second touchdown, a 65-yarder after BJ Foster and Devante Davis ran into each other, but the play before Kris Boyd dropped one of the easiest interceptions he will have in his career. Saturday’s loss was full of missed opportunities where Texas had a chance to turn the tide of the game and run away with it. Following the weather delay, Texas trailed 31-29 and received the ensuing kickoff. The next 4 drives went like this: punt, interception, fumble and interception. The Longhorns had 4 opportunities to drive down the field and take the lead, and couldn’t take advantage. Unfortunately, missed opportunities seem to be a theme for Texas over the past 2 years. The Longhorns have been unable to make the big play when it’s needed most. Late Turnovers, Again Sam Ehlinger had moments where he looked to be an improved version of his 2017 self. He stood in the pocket, stepped up and delivered nice balls. But when the game mattered most, Ehlinger threw two costly interceptions —squashing any hopes of a comeback victory. Ehlinger’s explanation for his second interception centered around the fact that he didn’t want to throw the ball away and face a 4th and 10. While it was an understandable explanation, Ehlinger didn’t need to abandon the pocket when he did. Maryland was rushing 2, spying 1 and dropping 8 into coverage. The sophomore still needs to learn when not to escape the pocket and take a shot downfield. It comes with experience, but learning experiences are not something Texas can afford to have this year. The ugly The End Result There’s no way around it — this was a very bad loss for Texas. All the momentum gained from the bowl win to end 2017 is erased and now Texas is forced take a long look in the mirror. The Longhorns will be underdogs in 3 of their next 4 games and have a very real chance of being 1-4 heading into the Red River Showdown in Dallas. The worst possible scenario played out for Texas, and now the Longhorns face an uphill battle to reach the 8 or 9 win mark, which is what many expected in year 2 under Tom Herman. Offensive Identity Texas experienced some individual improvements on offense, but the unit as a whole still lacks an identity, which leads to inconsistency. The offensive staff had a tough time deciding what was working and sticking to it. The one drive Texas went up-tempo, they practically walked into the end zone, then never went up-tempo again. For the Longhorns to be successful in the Big 12, they must figure who they want to be on offense. They found success in a variety of areas, but ability to put together complete gameplans with sustained success could be the difference between another 6 win season or 7-8 victories. Penalties Texas was one of the most penalized teams in the country a season ago and 2018 appears to be trending in the same direction. The Longhorns were penalized 10 times for 102 yards, including an equipment violation by Collin Johnson on Texas’ first offensive play from scrimmage. The Longhorns are not at a point where they can overcome boneheaded penalties and expect to win games. There were 2 roughing the passer penalties that were textbook calls. Gary Johnson was ejected for targeting after lowering his head on a sliding Kasim Hill on a play that was already getting called back for a holding penalty that would have put Maryland in a 3rd and 20 situation.
  14. Jameson McCausland

    Five Thoughts Following The Loss To Maryland

    This is just my personal opinion, but I have a feeling that Herman was calling a lot of plays yesterday. He had the play sheet in front of him again and was very involved. Like he said in his presser last week, all short comings on offense should be blamed on him. He is the ultimate decision maker. If he wanted Ingram in the game he could have turned to Drayton and said, "Put 26 back in there".
  15. Jameson McCausland

    Five Thoughts Following The Loss To Maryland

    Even the casual fan can see the offensive line improvement, specifically in pass protection. The problem is the offensive line was so bad last year that an improvement means they are just average or maybe slightly above average. Texas needs to figure out what their identity is on offense and stick to it. Until that happens, the frustrations on that side of the ball will continue.