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About 2 minutes in, you realize that there are only about 6 or 7 plays of the whole thing that come from seniors.
The defense in 2012 has a chance to be special, create turnovers and be strong against the pass and run.
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The next couple of years or two could be one of the most dominating defensive runs in decades.
And we've had some special ones over the years.
I guess we only played a 5 game schedule last year.
Someone can double check the stats, but I'm pretty sure we held every conference opponent's offense under their average.
The importance and ability of Jackson Jeffcoat can not be underscored enough. His combined ability to stop the run and rush the passer is really rare for a DE these days. Most of the times, coaches are forced to go with a pass rusher or run stopper at DE. It's really rare when you have a guy who can do both.
So if Jeffcoat were to go pro after this year, I think that would be a bigger loss for the defense than any other.
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I love the havoc Manny Diaz creates on defense!
The Cal RB got a nice chop block on Mykkele Thompson on the first play there. So good, in fact, they showed it multiple times.
Signatures are stupid. You should block them.
Agree completely. Jeffcoat was all over the place in the video. If he stays healthy all season, our defense is going to flat out scary this season. If he leaves early, I hope Reed or Wilson can step up their game and become a consistent play maker next season.
Speed. Speed. Speed.
It'll be the most Texas has had in a while. Maybe ever under Mack Brown.
1. How is Jeffcoat doing? I know you won't have anything official, but that's not minor surgery.
2. #23 splitting the WR's and blowing up that screen. I wouldn't want to be in the film room with that WR coach replaying that one a dozen times chewing some ass.
3. Not to be a shmoe, but yes, outside of OK State there wasn't a great O on that film.
Watching the video Diggs could/should have easily had 3 more picks and been in some conversations about much bigger things. Im excited to see what we can do next year
That play probably underscores the essence of Akina's frustration; a very talented gamer making a super play, and a great athlete getting himself blocked in the wake of it all.
Do you have any similar video against teams not named Iowa st, texas tech or kansas?
There were a lot of A&M and Oklahoma State clips in there. Same with BYU, UCLA, etc.
If Iowa St, Texas Tech and Kansas are on the schedule, they'd better be on the dang highlight reel.
I stand corrected. I must be getting too old to multitask. Anyway, your site is the best for pure analytical content and not repeated fluff. Richard
I made the video. It's supposed to be fluff. It's just a fan video. Bobby just saw the video and noticed that a lot of the plays were made by freshman, sophomores, and juniors.
There were a bunch of great defensive plays in the Kansas State and Missouri games, I just don't have tape of those games. And I didn't break down the defense in the Baylor or OU games because I just never got around to it. I'm sure there were some good plays in there somewhere.
If you check my youtube channel, I made highlight videos throughout the season. I just pulled my favorite defensive highlights from the season clips and put them into one video (a bunch of people asked me for this via private messages on youtube). So that's why the defensive highlights clip is "incomplete."
By the way, another pattern that probably isn't that readily noticeable from the video: there were way more highlights as the season went on. The defense performed much better against Okie State, Tech, Missouri, A&M, and Kansas State than it did against Rice and BYU. That's not because Rice and BYU have better offenses; it just took a while for the defense to get experience.
I expect that next year's defense won't look as good against Wyoming as it did against Cal, but I think we could be very, very good by the end of the season, assuming we stay healthy.
Saw Jeffcoat on Saturday. Rehab is progressing as it should. Right where he needs to be. He's actually expecting the pec to be stronger than before.
Bobby already answered, but just to expound, the video is grouped by category. It starts with tackles for loss, then turnovers (fumbles and INTs), then PBUs. For example, there are plenty of clips of Texas defenders laying the wood on aggy, including TFLs by interior DLinemen with aggy OLineman draped on their backs and INTs/PBUs by the UT DBs in which the aggy receivers pout and whine instead of fighting for the ball.
To be fair, I don't recall any clips from the OU game, and in retrospect, as I try to reclaim memories of that day from the alcohol-induced haze, I'm pretty sure there weren't any worth incorporating.
11/24/11: 27-25, 76-37-5, a winning record at Kyle Field, and bragging rights 'til Gabriel blows his horn. Well...bye.
Good job. Up vote.
Up vote for the good news!
This year's team should have learned you have to come out in the Cotton Bowl at High Rev.
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-- D. Royal-Mack Brown how to coach a team after a losing season
IIRC, this is how the video is organized:
First few are my absolute favorites from the season, and they all involve a defender absolutely humiliating the guy who is trying to block him. One way to make it look like you have 15 guys on the field is to erase blockers.
The next set is pressuring the QB.
Then stopping the inside run.
Then stopping the outside run. (theme: hit the QB and stop the run)
Then a couple of strips and some other tackles I liked at the end, just to get it to 15:00.
Then I ended it with the first highlight play of the season.
I really can't stress enough how few highlights there were from the BYU and Rice games (and how many there were from the A&M and Cal games). The progression of the defense throughout the season was pretty amazing.
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