PODCAST: Longhorn Blitz (10.15.13)

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.

Horns247 Texas-OU Recap

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.

[/h2]Longhorn Blitz (105:46)[/h2]

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”

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  • [/h2]Longhorn Blitz (105:46)[/h2]

    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”

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  • Some stats from Texas' win over OU...

    Texas converted eight of their first ten third-downs, and nine of twelve to open the first half. Texas averaged 14.7 yards on those twelve third-down plays.

    It was only one-hour into the game when Texas had already gained those nine first-downs. The last time Texas had nine first-downs against OU in the first half was in 2009.

    Overall, Texas converted on 13-of-20 third downs. OU converted only 2-of-13 third-downs.

    Texas' time of possession was 35:15.

    Texas ran the ball sixty times for 255 yards.

    Texas ran the ball with ten or more yards to go on second down, or nine or more yards to go on third down, on six occasions in the first half.

    Texas ran the ball with nine or more yards to go on second and third down on ten occasions in the first three quarters

    Texas was a 14-point underdog. The last time Texas was a bigger underdog against Oklahoma was in 1989. That year the Longhorns were a 17.5-point underdog and Texas won that game too.

    Case McCoy came into the OU game averaging 5.6 yards per pass attempt. Case averaged 9.04 yards per pass attempt against the Sooners.

    On defense, Texas only rushed five players against six Sooners on Chris Whaley's interception, Quandre Diggs' fourth quarter sack, and on the fourth-down sack late in the fourth quarter when OU was in Texas' redzone and barely within two possessions.

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  • Regarding rooting for ou generally and specifically to beat Baylor, we come out on the short end in a 3-way tie under every possible scenario given our 2 non-conference losses.

    Either we win out or ou and Baylor need to have multiple losses.

    Great podcast though, really enjoyed it.

    This post was edited by TexCwby 6 months ago

  • TexCwby said... (original post)

    Regarding rooting for ou generally and specifically to beat Baylor, we come out on the short end in a 3-way tie under every possible scenario given our 2 non-conference losses.

    Either we win out or ou and Baylor need to have multiple losses.

    Great podcast though, really enjoyed it.

    Spot on. That discussion, like a good amount of our topics, just popped up. We sort of had tunnel vision on that one and it would be insanely tough for the computer polls to make the large difference that will most likely be in the human polls.

    This post was edited by Mbutler 6 months ago

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