Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa with Hookem.com is back again in this bi-weekly podcast.
In this episode of the Longhorn Round-Up the guys preview Saturday's Texas-West Virginia game.
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 this episode, the guys preview the game against West Virginia more comprehensibly than anywhere else. They share their opinions about what they think will be the deciding factors in the game against the Mountaineers. Jeff explains his theory on how to scheme against the potent West Virginia offense and Rod goes into detail about how he would cover West Virginia's receiving duo of Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey.
As always, there are ten hard-hitting questions in “The Blitz”, all of which focus the Longhorns match-up against the West Virginia.
Plus, in this episode's edition of “Hearing from the Horns”, you will hear head coach Mack Brown, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, and offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin breaks down the the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (64:37)
Segment 1: Gridiron Talk presented by Callahan's General Store (10:41)
10:49 – What makes Rod feel good about Texas' chances to win against West Virginia?
12:22 – What concerns Matt the most about West Virginia matching up against Texas?
13:36 – West Virginia offensive preview
15:57 – West Virginia special teams breakdown
16:08 – West Virginia defensive preview
19:03 – Hearing from the Horns...Manny Diaz on how big of a challenge it will be to slow down West Virginia's offense
19:58 – Hearing from the Horns...Mack Brown on his familiarity with West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen
20:36 – Hearing from the Horns...Does West Virginia's potent offense change Bryan Harsin's mentality calling plays?
21:24 – Hearing from the Horns...Mack Brown talks about David Ash's ability to be a leader
22:58 – Some unbelievable statistics for Geno Smith
24:23 – Rod puts West Virginia's performance against Baylor into perspective
25:11 – Jeff's theory on how to slow down the West Virginia offense
29:21 – Some other unbelievable numbers for Geno Smith
20:34 – The similarities between the 2011 Baylor offense compared to the 2012 West Virgina offense
32:38 – The Texas should be licking their chops to face the West Virginia defense
34:11 – Is the sky really the limit for David Ash?
35:47 – David Ash's performance against OSU draws parallels to a few previous Longhorns quarterbacks
37:53 – On David Ash 's ability to play in clutch situations
38:58 – One very unique trait that David Ash possesses
40:22 – David Ash on his 4th and six play against OSU
42:03 – On the tackling issues of Texas
42:43 – On Maryland's ability to slow down West Virginia's offense
43:38 – On how Rod would play our defensive backs against West Virginia's wide receivers
45:17 – Final thoughts the West Virginia game
47:16 – Score predictions for Texas/West Virginia
Segment 2: The Blitz (51:31)
51:56 – Does Geno Smith throw his first interception of the year against Texas?
52:09 – Does West Virginia allow their first 100-yard rusher against Texas?
52:21 – Can Texas win this game without Jordan Hicks?
52:49 – Does Texas need David Ash to throw for around 300 yards and three touchdowns to beat the Mountaineers?
53:12 – Who needs to be the star on defense for Texas to beat West Virginia?
53:35 – Who needs to be the X-factor on the Texas offense in order for the Horns to win?
53:56 – How would Rod cover Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey?
55:09 – Will Texas have more or less than one non-offensive touchdown?
57:20 – Is Geno Smith going to still be a Heisman contender after Saturday night?
57:44 – Will DKR be a more raucous environment than the Missouri game in 2008?
59:13 – One other stat than may favor the Longhorns
Segment 3: Overtime (60:47)
60:47 – Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
61:05 – Jeff's “Overtime” for Longhorn fans
62:34– The Next Episode”