The Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa with Hookem.com is back, tackling some of the hottest topics relating to Longhorn sports and recruiting in this bi-weekly podcast.
The team of Hookem.com's Jeff Howe, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and lifetime Longhorn, six-year NFL veteran and current sideline reporter for Texas Longhorns football Rod Babers take Longhorn fans through more than an hour of nothing but Longhorn football talk.
In Thursday's episode, like all Thursday episodes going forward, the guys preview the upcoming game, in this case the Wyoming Cowboys. This episode covers the Texas-Wyoming match-up more comprehensibly than anywhere else.
From the quarterback position and the potential of the Texas offense, to the dominating Texas defense, to everything you need to know about Wyoming, it is all just one download away.
Rod also makes a few bold predictions about a few Longhorn players and Jeff shares some interesting information about who to expect to see on the field in the Wild formation.
Like every show there are ten quick-hitting Longhorn questions in “The Blitz”.
Plus, in this episode's edition of “Hearing from the Horns”, you will get to hear great insight from Mack Brown, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin and quarterback David Ash on the Longhorns' season-opening game against Wyoming.
Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (1:06:40)
Segment 1: Gridiron Talk (7:14)
7:47 – An offensive player that Rod expects to have a solid season
8:27 – Initial thoughts on the Wyoming game
9:13 – Is the Texas kicking game worrisome?
11:08 – Injury update after Texas' physical fall camp
13:03 – Some insight into who will take the first snap in the “wild” formation
15:36 – Rod predicts a new wrinkle for the Harsin/Applewhite offense
17:12 – On Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith
18:26 – On Wyoming's key returners on offense
19:19 – What Wyoming did best in 2011
19:43 – Breakdown of Wyoming's defense
21:16 – Hearing from the Horns.... What Mack Brown wants to see from his team against Wyoming
22:03 – Hearing from the Horns.... What Bryan Harsin looks for in non-conference games
23:08 – Hearing from the Horns.... How Manny Diaz wants his team to prepare for games
23:58 – Hearing from the Horns.... What Manny Diaz expects to see from Wyoming's offense
24:31 – Hearing from the Horns.... How David Ash is approaching the season opener
25:02 – Why this game is about Texas, not Wyoming
25:38 – How Texas' defense matches up again Dave Christensen's spread offense
27:13 – How other teams may try to attack Texas' defense
28:30 – What kind of role will Brandon Moore play against Wyoming
30:59 – Rod's opinion on a main reason why the 2000 and 2001 defenses were so great, and how it relates to this season's team
32:15 – Where will Malcom Brown fit into the DT rotation
33:02 – On the back-up defensive ends and the defensive line rotation
34:07 – How facing Dave Christensen's offense will prepare Texas for their Big 12 schedule
34:40 – Keys to the game
37:19 – What constitutes a good outing for David Ash against Wyoming?
40:17 – How many yards per carry should the Longhorns have against Wyoming?
41:12 – How the flow of the game will affect the RB and QB rotation
43:06 – How Rod believes the RB rotation will play out
44:46 – Which running back will be Texas' short yardage/goal-line back?
49:03 – What does Rod want to see from the passing game against Wyoming?
51:23 – Conversation about the Texas freshman wide receivers
52:14 – Staggering numbers on Texas' red zone passing offense in the 2011 season
56:05 – Rod's keys to the game on offense
56:29 – Score prediction for the Wyoming game
Segment 2: The Blitz (58:10)
58:44 – Does the Texas defense force three or more turnovers again Wyoming?
58:54 – Do the Longhorns score a non-offensive touchdown against Wyoming?
59:05 – Will the Longhorns have a 100-yard rusher against Wyoming?
59:19 – Will the Longhorns have at least one explosive play from DJ Monroe?
59:43 – Does a Texas tight end catch a pass against Wyoming?
59:59 – Who catches the first Texas touchdown of the season?
1:00:19 – Does the Texas defense have four or more sacks?
1:00:35 – Who will be the first true freshman to make a big play against Wyoming?
1:00:57 – After the game, will Longhorn fans not feel good about the Texas' field goal kickers, minus Anthony Fera?
1:01:51 – Will Case McCoy play in the first half of the Wyoming game?
Segment 3: Overtime (1:02:29)
1:02:29 – Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
1:02:48 – Jeff's “Overtime” on the Aggies in the SEC
1:04:02 – The Next Episode