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 go over Texas' 48-45 loss to West Virginia.
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 Tuesday episode the guys break down the Longhorns' 48-45 loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers more thoroughly than anywhere else..
The guys share their opinions on the good and the bad from Saturday night's game. They go into depth regarding Texas' susceptibility to giving up the big play and allowing key conversions consistently on defense. They share their thoughts on the impressive Texas offense, but they also detail the few problems the offense encountered against the Mountaineers.
Like every show there are ten quick-hitting Longhorn questions in “The Blitz”, all of which stem from the Texas' high scoring loss to West Virginia.
In this episode's version of “Hearing from the Horns”, they guys hear from head coach Mack Brown, defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin as well as senior safety Kenny Vaccaro.
Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (65:07)
0:18 – Calls of the week from the Voice of the Longhorns, Craig Way - part one
1:58 – On the crowd at DKR for the West Virginia
Segment 1: Gridiron Talk presented by Callahan's General Store (10:25)
10:30 – Calls of the week from the Voice of the Longhorns, Craig Way - part two
11:15 – Rod's initial thoughts from the loss to West Virginia
12:20 – Matt's initial thoughts from the loss to West Virginia
13:18 – Jeff's initial thoughts from the loss to West Virginia
14:23 – The main reason that the defense kept Texas in the game against West Virginia
15:40 – One key sequence that changed the momentum of the game
17:09 – Hearing from the Horns....Mack Brown on what Texas didn't well against West Virginia
18:11 – Hearing from the Horns....Bryan Harsin on where the Texas offense can improve
19:23 – Hearing from the Horns....Manny Diaz on the good, and the bad, against West Virginia
21:00 – Hearing from the Horns....Kenny Vaccaro on giving up big plays and key conversions
21:52 – Hearing from the Horns....Kenny Vaccaro on Jackson Jeffcoat's first career touchdown and the raucous Texas crowd
22:58 – What should we expect from the Texas defense for the rest of the season?
27:02 – One thing Rod has noticed from the defensive players that he doesn't like to see
28:30 – A disturbing trend Matt noticed about the Texas secondary against top tier quarterbacks
29:53 – Rod's theory on what could be the root of the problem in the secondary
30:48 – What went wrong on the timeout on fourth down, and the touchdown that followed
32:00 – A theory about the root of Texas' problems on defense
35:00 – What Rod loves about the Texas defense
35:23 – On players and football IQ
36:58 – Should we still have faith in Texas' defense to get the stops they need to win in the Big 12
39:19 – How interesting it will be to see how well the Texas defense plays with Jordan Hicks
40:08 – Rod's final thoughts about the defense, and more specifically the secondary
40:39 – One thing that really stifled Texas' momentum in the first half
43:08 – On the offensive sequence in the red zone that followed the Whaley fumble recovery
44:18 – Overview of the Texas offensive performance against West Virginia
45:29 – One change Jeff would make regarding the dispersion of carries, and when they are dispersed, amongst Texas running backs
51:20 – Final thoughts
Segment 2: The Blitz (54:41)
55:05 – What is was more discouraging from the Texas defense? Allowing five red zone touchdowns or WV going five-for-five on fourth down conversions?
55:24 – Would you take Robert Griffin III from 2011 or Geno Smith from 2012?
55:51 – Did Johnathan Gray earn more carries for this weekend's Texas/OU game with his performance on Saturday?
56:11 – What is more annoying? Quentin Griffin against Texas in 2002 or Andrew Buie's performance on Saturday?
56:44 – Is Mykkele Thompson being named a starting starter the correct move?
57:10 – Which of Rod's former teammates could beat Tavon Austin in a race?
58:17 – Are the Texas tight ends now a legitimate offensive weapon?
60:38 – Is Alex Okafor the best playmaking defensive end in the Mack Brown error?
61:32 – Will West Virginia win the Big 12 this season?
62:00 – What is one thing Rod would tell Manny Diaz if he had the opportunity?
Segment 3: Overtime (62:59)
62:59 – Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
63:19 – Matt's “Overtime” on a player with some amazing stats
64:34 – The Next Episode