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In this episode of the Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa with Hookem.com the guys talk about the state of the Texas program.
This post was edited by Dave Behr on 12/6/2012 at 7:34 AM
Throughout the bowl season the guys will discuss the state of the Texas football program as it stands heading into the Alamo Bowl against Oregon State.
In today’s episode they focus on the quarterback situation and the future at the position. They also talk about the evolution of the Texas offense throughout the Mack Brown era and the philosophy of Texas’ current offense.
All three of the guys give their All-Big 12 awards on this week’s edition of “The Blitz”.
Plus, Matt’s “Overtime” segment focuses on the Texas basketball team through the first eight games of the 2012 season.
Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (55:34)
4:56 - Rod on being recruited later in the recruiting process
Gridiron Talk presented by Callahan's General Store (6:37)
6:37 - On playing in the San Antonio/Alamodome
10:03 - Where the Texas program is compared to a decade ago
11:21 - On the issues that have plagued Texas over the last three seasons
12:54 - On how the feeling must be at the Texas football offices when ESPN continues to show the picture of Manziel at Texas' Football Camp with Mack Brown
13:51 - Another factor affecting Texas in quarterback recruiting
14:54 - How much a quarterback means to a team
18:17 - Another contributing factor to Texas’ struggles over the past three seasons
19:08 - Is there a common theme with quarterbacks on campus at Texas?
22:10 - On the difficulty projecting high school quarterback recruits
23:49 - What worries Jeff about the future of the Texas offense
25:48 - On the decision to stray away from the zone-read and the spread offense
32:19 - On the development of the Texas players
34:00 - On the lack of NFL first-round picks from the Texas offense in recent years
36:54 - A preview of next Tuesday's podcast topic
Segment 2: “The Blitz” (39:31)
40:06 - Who should be the Big 12 Coach of the Year?
40:27 - Who is the Big 12 Player of the Year?
40:51 - Who is the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year?
41:51 - Who is the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year?
42:07 - Who is the Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year?
44:24 - Who is the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year?
44:40 - Who is the most underrated player in the Big 12?
45:55 - Who is the most overrated player in the Big 12?
47:26 - What was the best Big 12 road trip?
Segment 3: Overtime (51:03)
51:03 - Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
51:22 - Matt's "Overtime" on Texas basketball
54:12 - "The Next Episode"
Feel free to shoot us any topic(s) you would like us to address in future podcasts.
We are going to be addressing multiple topics regarding the future of the Texas football program and being able to look at the topic from as many perspectives possible only makes the show better.
Thanks again to all of the listeners and fans. Y'all are what make the sports world thrive which allows us to have this platform. Jeff, Rod and I really enjoy doing the show.
I would like to hear Rod break down in detail what he sees in the Diaz defense. I'm talking X's and O's and what he would do differently.
Since the offseason is coming soon, I'd love to hear from more former longhorn players. Some of the players from the past would be great. One of my favorite longhorns ever is Johnnie Johnson.
Longhorn in OK.... I will let Rod know about your question. Thanks for the feedback.
CornHorn.... One of my main plans for the offseason is to talk to a lot of former players. I already have a good list compiled. We may be able to squeeze one in before the bowl game too. Thanks for the feedback.
The talk about first round draft picks from Texas' offensive players over the past two recruiting cycles speaks volumes. Good conversation.
Rod and Jeff had a really good back-and-forth at the 25:48 mark. They discuss the overall offensive philosophy at Texas and the decision to stray away from the zone-read and the spread offense. The conversation continues through my comments until around the 32-minute mark when we shift topics to the overall development of Texas' players.
Did I hear Jeff use the words "genius" and "Greg Davis" in the same sentence? Lol
I thought that conversation regarding the Texas program compared to a decade ago when Rod played was really interesting too.
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