On this episode of the Longhorn Blitz podcast, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and lifetime Longhorn, six-year NFL veteran and current sideline reporter for Texas Longhorn football Rod Babers take Longhorn fans through an hour of Longhorn football talk.
This week the guys talk to lifetime Longhorn B.J. Johnson on the V-I-P Hotline. He talks in depth about the competitive nature that was spawned on the practice field during his time as a player at Texas. He also shares a few amusing stories from his playing days at Texas.
They also field a handful of questions from Horns247 posters addressing a multitude of topics.
In addition to that, Rod breaks down the roles that he thinks Kenny Vaccaro, Marquise Goodwin, Alex Okafor, D.J. Monroe and Brandon Moore will have on their respective NFL teams.
Longhorn Blitz presented by Kettler Roofing (62:00)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (6:26)
7:57 – Were there any surprises in the NFL Draft regarding where the Longhorn players were drafted
9:40 – How Kenny Vaccaro will fit into the New Orleans Saints' defense
11:59 – On Marquise Goodwin going 78th overall to the Buffalo Bills
14:00 – How Alex Okafor fits into the Arizona Cardinals' defense
17:26 – How Sam Acho may help the development of Alex Okafor
18:58 – On Brandon Moore signing with the San Diego Chargers
20:26 – On D.J. Monroe signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
22:17 – LonghorninOK... Can Rod compare Quandre Diggs' style of play to his brother, Quentin Jammer?
28:04 – Cornhorn... We've heard a few times that Applewhite and Harsin may not have always been on the same page last year. Can someone share more about how Applewhite and Wyatt work together?
31:59 – Hookemfan... Last year we saw Ash and how much he has improved, do you see an even bigger leap from him?
37:11 – TexCwby... Will the level of the play in the Big Conference as a whole be down with the departure of most quarterbacks? Or will just the quality of quarterback play be down?
Segment 2: V.I.P. Hotline – B.J. Johnson (42:40)
42:40 – Where his statistics rank in Texas history
43:28 – On how different the style of play is today compared to when he played a decade ago
44:40 – On his mentality coming into Texas as a freshman
45:55 – On the impression he made with the upperclassmen as a young player
47:19 – On the battles he had with Rod and other defensive backs in practice
48:10 – On the competitive nature of Duane Akina and Darryl Drake bleeding over to the players on the playing field
48:59 – He shares two great stories from his playing days
52:40 – He shares what he thinks Texas needs to do to beat Oklahoma next year
54:11 – On addressing the team before Texas/OU
Segment 3: Matt’s Stats of the Week (58:42)
58:42 – Matt’s rant
59:47 – The Next Episode