On this episode of Longhorn Blitz with Horns247, Horns247's Jeff Howe, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and lifetime Longhorn, six-year NFL veteran and host of AM 1300 The Zone's “Sports Buffet”, Rod Babers, take Longhorn fans through almost two hours of Longhorn football talk.
This week the guys break down Texas' dominant victory over the Oklahoma Sooners.
They discuss the presence that Texas carried when they took the field n Saturday and how they were able to dictate the style and tempo of game throughout the afternoon. They also talk at length about the effective game plans that the Longhorns deployed on both sides of the football.
In addition to that, they give their opinions on the future of the quarterback position for the remainder of the season.
Plus, Rod explains how a big victory impacts a locker room and how that confidence can affect the team heading into the second half of the season.
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0:45 – Calls of the week from Craig Way, the Voice of the Texas Longhorns
1:28 – How good did the victory feel for Texas fans?
3:04 – How shocked was Rod during the Texas-OU game
6:55 – What Jeff saw from the press box in the Cotton Bowl
8:12 – On the postgame comments from Oklahoma DT, Chuka Ndulue
9:15 – Rod's questions for the Texas football team
10:11 – On the Texas players from the Dallas area
12:22 – How the Texas-OU game affects recruiting
14:00 – On Matt's Saturday in Dallas
16:53 – All the food that Jeff sampled at the State Fair
Segment 1: Texas-Oklahoma Review presented by Dr. Steven Van Wicklen D.D.S. (20:37)
21:50 – Jeff on how different the team's attitude and play was early in the game as well as during pre-game warm-ups compared to recent years
24:14 – Rod on how important the hot start was for Texas
25:40 – On Texas dictating the style and tempo of the game
26:52 – On Major's post-game quote about Texas finding an identity on offense
27:58 – On the offense's ability to sustain drives throughout the game
29:08 – On the team's ability to respond throughout the game
30:22 – On Major Applewhite's offensive gameplan
31:25 – On Johnathan Gray and Malcolm Brown becoming the first duo of 100-yard rushers in a game against Oklahoma in Texas history.
35:00 – On Oklahoma's secondary not making any type of impact on the game
36:24 – On Case McCoy's performance on Saturday
42:05 – Is Greg Robinson the MVP of this Texas team at this point in the season?
44:11 – Rod on a few other parts of the defense that has significantly improved
46:29 – On Oklahoma bailing on their game plan
48:49 – On Greg Robinson's ability to adjust to different opponents each week
50:01 – What the coaches told the players before the game on Saturday
51:30 – On Daje Johnson's performance against Oklahoma
54:14 – On Oklahoma being out-coached by Texas
57:24 – More on Case McCoy
59:41 – Will Case McCoy be the starting quarterback if David Ash is healthy?
Segment 2: Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain presented by Callahan General Store (72:09)
73:38 – Where Texas stands going into a bye-week at the mid-point of the season
76:18 – Rod on the confidence this team has after beating Oklahoma
78:20 – Is this team mature enough to handle a big victory?
81:41 – Does this team fully believe in themselves now?
83:54 – Rod on how players know if coaches make them better
84:57 – On players understanding their responsibilities on defense
86:21 – Why Jeff missed the pre-game show
89:58 – Has Jeff found a lucky shirt?
91:23 – How does this win affect Mack Brown's coaching career?
93:40 – Rod shares how Mack Brown would ideally want to leave the football program
94:48 – Does Texas really have a good chance to win the Big 12 Conference?
99:46 – On Texas fans enjoying the win over Oklahoma
Segment 3: Matt’s Stats for the Week (102:03)
102:25 – Matt's Stats of the Week
103:28 – “The Next Episode”