In this episode of “Longhorn Blitz”, 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 Longhorn football talk.
The guys talk recruiting, 2013 expectations and Keith Moreland talks a little baseball in this week's episode.
This week, Rod fields a multitude of questions from Hookem.com posters regarding an array of topics. He gives his depth chart for the Texas secondary, what he thinks caused the drop in production of Carrington Byndom and Adrian Phillips, as well as an in-depth X’s and O’s breakdown of his favorite defense.
He also goes into detail about Manny Diaz’s defense, and shares his opinion on what caused the defense’s drop in production after the 2011 season.
In addition to that, Texas Longhorns Hall of Honor member, Keith Moreland joins Matt and Rod to talk Texas football and baseball. Keith also shares a few stories about the late Coach Darrell K Royal.
Plus, Jeff returned from his recruiting trip just in time to talk about the elite class of defensive ends in 2014.
Longhorn Blitz presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (84:11)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (7:51)
12:14 – Dallashorn247... Who do you think is going to be the 3rd corner this year? And do you see Diggs being a first-rounder when he gets drafted?
17:17 – Horns4ever22...What caused such the fall off from 2011 to 2012 with Carrington Byndom and Adrian Phillip's play?
24:35 – Hookemfan...What would be your depth chart for the Texas secondary?
27:45 – Maceoa9903... Have Rod break down a certain defense, but don't dumb it down. Talk about it the way Muschamp would. Give us some "football porno" as you guys have called it.
37:20 – MartiMar... Do you consider Manny Diaz to be a good DC? Are his schemes fundamentally flawed or was the execution just that bad last year?
43:35 – CornHorn... How many schools do you think are cheating in recruiting right now? How does it compare to when you were coming out of high school?
48:41 – Longhorn in OK... Did anyone ever offer money to Rod for his John Hancock coming out of high school?
Segment 2: “Blue Chip Report” (52:03)
52:48 – Jeff gives a rundown of everything you can find on Hookem.com from his trip covering recruiting in the Dallas/Fort Worth area over the past week
53:20 – Jeff discusses a trend he has noticed regarding defensive ends in recent years
54:41 – Jeff shares a freakish story from something he witnessed at San Antonio Brennan defensive end Derick Roberson’s basketball game
57:59 – Jeff explains multiple workout numbers from Coppell defensive end Soloman Thomas that blew him away
64:15 – A few contributing factors that have caused the defensive end to become a position of elite status
Segment 3: V.I.P. Hotline – Texas Hall of Honor member Keith Moreland (68:48)
70:19 – Keith explains what Coach Darrell K Royal taught his players about football and life
71:17 – Keith talks about the relationships that Coach Royal had with his players
72:47 – Keith tells the story about having to tell Coach Royal that he is going to quit playing football to focus on baseball
73:37 – Why did Texas struggle on defense last season?
75:29 – What has he has seen from the Texas baseball team up until this point in the season?
76:43 – What does he think about Vince Young working out at Texas’ pro day?
77:34 – Does he think Texas should be the favorite to win the Big 12 in 2013?
78:38 – Where does he think Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor and Marquise Goodwin get drafted?
Segment 3: Matt’s Stats for the Week (81:03)
81:03 – Matt’s rant
82:07 – The Next Episode