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Dec 14 2014 08:47 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1531
As the deflating loss against TCU ended Texas’ regular season, UT fans rallied around the still bowl eligible Longhorns with hopes of a post season victory to establish a winning record. As the announcement of the bowl schedules approached, Texas had potential to match up with old rival Texas A&M, but was eventu...
Nov 26 2014 09:42 AM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1629
In recent games, Texas seems to be bringing back that old school feel of football – defensive-minded football. Hard-nosed, Lombardi-style football, where scoring 21 points will win you the game. Winning their last three games by a combined fifty-nine points, Texas’ defense has certainly led the way and the win agai...
Oct 23 2014 05:35 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1859
There is no more important down in the game of football than third down. Offensive drives are defined by converted or failed third down conversions. Third down also carries with it a huge amount of momentum. Defenses either have to stay on the field and compose themselves for a whole new gambit of situations that co...
Oct 16 2014 06:41 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1569
Every year, nearly 95,000 people gather in the Cotton Bowl to watch one of the most historic rivalries in all of college football. These games rely as much on preparation and coaching as they do on player determination and pride. Texas was a 14 point underdog coming into Saturday’s game versus Oklahoma – no surprise...
Oct 12 2014 04:13 PM - Lukus Alderman - Views: 1460
Quarterback : After last week's poor performance against Baylor, there was no telling how Swoopes would play in the Cotton Bowl. Many fans were calling for the backup to take over, while others were preaching patience. Tyrone Swoopes came out Saturday and played better than he's played in his short career. While th...
Oct 10 2014 06:47 AM - Lukus Alderman - Views: 1542
The game week that matters most to Texas fans is finally here. The Red River [s]Rivalry Shootout (or whatever you want to call it) is one of the most storied and contested border battles in college football history. This is one of the games where you throw out the records and sit back and enjoy good football. OFFE...
Oct 09 2014 10:39 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1460
For nearly a year now I have been contributing Chalk Talk to explain the technical breakdown of Longhorn plays and systems. This week I planned to cover the ‘lack luster’ kicking game, but as I wrote, I realized how wrong I was. Baylor put it to Texas... they just changed their plan. As I researched my intended top...
Oct 05 2014 08:26 PM - Mike Roach - Views: 1475
Lost in the news of Saturday’s loss to Baylor was the re-commitment of 2016 Manvel (TX) wide receiver Reggie Hemphill. Hemphill was previously committed to Mack Brown, but decommitted when Charlie Strong took the job. The young wideout wanted to reassess his options before pledging to the new coaching staff. Hemphil...
Oct 04 2014 10:52 PM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 1091
Can hope sustain the Longhorn fanbase? That is the critical question for the Longhorn coaches and players this season. There is no easy way to ascertain the future. The Longhorns were great in the first half of the Baylor game and then it all fell apart in the second half. That very well could be the story for the...
Oct 02 2014 10:14 AM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1268
Last week against Kansas, Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorns reached the highest achievement a defense can strive for, a shutout. The Longhorns continually took the ball away from Kansas and, more importantly, capitalized on those turnovers by scoring points. Texas was able to make the big plays when they matter...
Sep 29 2014 06:59 AM - Shannon Kelley - Views: 1162
Allow me to take you through many of the steps in preparing for game day. Let’s break preparations down into the manageable pieces that most coaching staffs focus on. First thing to understand is that game prep is a long, arduous process that most of the time carries a quantitative approach that easily converts in...
Sep 28 2014 09:55 PM - Matt Cotcher - Views: 1331
There isn’t an interview room for the visiting team in Lawrence, so reporters scurried around the parking lot getting reactions from players. Maybe it was the environment? Maybe it was getting back into the Win column? Maybe it was the defensive shutout? Regardless of the reason, both coaches and players were blunt...
Sep 28 2014 07:25 AM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 1098
The Texas Longhorns shut out the Kansas Jayhawks 23-0 Saturday afternoon. Yet we are here with more unresolved questions and more doubt about the future of this season. While this was the first shutout by the Texas Longhorns since 2012, it's one that leaves Texas Longhorns fans with a uneasy feeling. Sure, th...
Sep 25 2014 07:06 AM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1047
When Texas faced off against UCLA it would be hard to say that Longhorn fans had full faith in the offensive play calling. However, they saw a coaching staff that responded and adapted very well to the tough loss against BYU. With Tyrone Swoopes at the helm and a thin offensive line with only ten combined starts, Co...
Sep 16 2014 02:28 PM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 1406
On Tuesday afternoon, 2015 shooting guard Eric Davis (Saginaw, MI) announced his commitment to the University of Texas. Davis is the first recruit of his class to pledge to Coach Barnes and the Longhorns. Recruiting Class: 2015 Position: Shooting Guard Height/Weight: 6'3", 172 pounds Ranking: 4-star Composi...
Sep 14 2014 12:47 AM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 1436
"Almost doesn't count." You hear this a lot. In a results driven world, it obviously matters. But with the Texas Longhorns, almost can and does matter. Yes, Texas played UCLA without Brett Hundley for most of the game. They also gave up some big runs, a big return, and a soul crushing touchdown pass from a...
Sep 11 2014 03:48 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1255
Last week the University of Texas looked a little different than they did while playing UNT. From the roster to the play calling, Texas seemed…lack luster. However, a stout first half performance from the defense kept the faith of Longhorn Nation while they watched their Texas offense stall. Like most major problem...
Sep 10 2014 08:57 PM - Marian Hinton - Views: 1451
What a difference a week makes. After the Longhorns’ season-opening, lopsided victory over the Mean Green, it appeared that the culture surrounding the Texas football program had finally begun to change. The team came out tough. No longer were the players talking the talk, they were proving it on the field and seemi...
Sep 09 2014 08:37 AM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 1110
Texas gets blown out again by BYU In the words of rapper Ace Hood: "Same old S***, just a different day ." Most people thought this game would be closer. Maybe some Longhorns fans were hoping more than expecting that significant improvements would happen? They didn't in the 3rd quarter of the game and reality sunk...
Sep 07 2014 04:54 PM - Matt Cotcher - Views: 1580
Charlie Strong: “It's an embarrassment. It's an embarrassment to this program. It's an embarrassment to this university, and I knew it, and I didn't do anything about it. And I take responsibility and all the blame for this loss. I knew during warmups we weren't ready to play. I called the team up and told them we'r...
Sep 05 2014 10:31 AM - HornSports Staff - Views: 836
(Lukus Alderman) Can you go into detail on the difference between the development of an offensive lineman vs a skill position player? How does the weight training, playbook managing, and scheme adjustment differ for a freshman at a line position as opposed to a skill position? More than any other position, college...
Aug 23 2014 11:10 PM - HornSports Staff - Views: 817
Contributors: Matt Cotcher Darrell McPhaul (streettopeschel) Any chance of an alternate uniform this year? In a word, “No.” The farthest you might see the team deviate would be a hat tip to history (like the numbered helmets in 2013). (echeese) So far in every practice clip I have seen, the DLs have been do...
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Aug 22 2014 08:04 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1533
Now that we have looked at the different positions on the offensive line, it’s important to know how they work together. The most common type of run play in college football is a ‘Zone Run’ and one of the most advantageous aspects of this play is that it can be executed from any formation, versus any defense. The on...
Aug 21 2014 08:12 AM - Marian Hinton - Views: 1093
Most Texas Longhorns fans will tell you that the beginning of the end for former head coach Mack Brown was when he decided to step away from the spread offense his teams had been running and instead move to a hard-nosed pro-style offense. In short, the transition didn’t work out. With inexperience at the quarterback...
Aug 19 2014 03:35 PM - Kylie Hopkins - Views: 1134
When it comes time to project the 2014 season, Longhorn fans are quick to talk about David Ash’s health, offensive line play and a thin secondary. A closer examination reveals that there is a different area that has more questions than any other – special teams. After more than a decade of dominance from the Texas...