An Ed Oliver clone is what this defense needs. The difference between the great defenses like Alabama is defensive line. Great Defensive lineman are in short supply. The defense not only lost Malik, but Poona also.
In the Big 12 if you can't sack or pressure the QB then your in big trouble.
4. Arizona Cardinals
Ed Oliver, DT, Houston. One of the most athletic players in this draft class, Oliver lives in the backfield. He's a disruptive force against the run and pass, and he often requires double-teams, which frees up other teammates to make plays. Defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, the team's 2016 first-round pick, hasn't lived up to expectations and Oliver would immediately bolster the unit.
There was a really good write up, I'll try to find it that new coaches who are going to amount to something, have done so by year 2 generally.
Are we improved from last year/the last 4 years? Sure, that bar represents the WORST 4 years in TEXAS football history. . . which is damn sure not our birth right either.
We continue to lose games due to coaching mistakes (not ready vs Maryland or OSU, poor clock management vs WVU). The questions about CTH stand until they don't. Would you argue he's doing a better job than Matt Campbell? This week's opponent.
1998 Mack wins the south if Major doesn't get hurt in Lubbock
1999 Mack does win the south
2000 Trip to Lubbock where we can't force a punt again costs us the South
2001 Mack wins the South
Now CTH has a chance with a win this weekend and a WVU win over OU to earn a CCG berth but he wouldn't need any help if we were ready of OSU or had we managed the clock just a shade better vs WVU.