In this episode of Longhorn Blitz with Horns247, Horns247'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.
This week the guys cover a handful of topics addressing the team heading into the 2013 season. They discuss the best ways they feel the Texas offense can utilize their personnel. They also talk about Major Applewhite's ability to manage the Texas offense and how it will affect the flow of the game.
In addition to that, Rod shares some of his observations from analyzing the Texas defense and Jeff updates everyone on which players have stood out the most during summer workouts.
Plus, lifetime Longhorn Phillip Geiggar joins the guys on the V.I.P. Hotline.
Longhorn Blitz: June 20, 2013 (73:35)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (8:17)
9:27 – Jeff shares a possible team motto for the 2013 Texas Longhorns
11:23 – On Trinity Valley JC tight end John Thomas
13:17 – On the future role of the tight end in Texas' offense
16:50 – On the best way to maximize the use of personnel on offense
18:50 – How does Joe Bergeron fit into the Texas offense next season?
20:56 – On Major Applewhite's ability to manage an offense
21:57 – On the possible personnel packages Texas may utilize next season
25:19 – On Greg Davis' K.I.S.S. system
27:57 – Rod explains how coaches have to differentiate from game plans
30:40 – Jeff talks about players that have stood out in summer workouts
31:14 – Who we are hearing has been the most improved player on defense this offseason
32:51 – Is Manny Diaz's defense too complicated for Texas' players?
38:19 – On the simplification of the Texas defense last season
38:42 – Rod shares something alarming he noticed from the Texas defense last year
43:34 – How the celebrity status of Johnny Manziel is affecting Texas A&M
Segment 2: V.I.P. Hotline – Phillip Geiggar (53:44)
53:44 – What he is doing these days?
55:46 – On helping lay the foundation of D.B.U.
57:04 – He shares a good story about Coach Akina
58:09 – He shares what he did to progress as a player
60:05 – He shares what the Texas defense could have done better last season
61:16 – What his teams did to prepare for the Texas/OU game every year
63:33 – He shares the intensity of the before, during and after the Texas/OU game
65:33 – What he would tell the team to focus on heading into the Texas/OU game
Segment 3: Matt’s Stats for the Week (71:01)
71:01 – Matt's stat
73:42 – “The Next Episode”