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    Winning is Hard: Xavier Worthy's G.O.A.T Potential, High Stakes for Texas Recruiting, and Oklahoma State

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 42:30

    Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker get you prepared for a big weekend in Texas football with a new "Winning is Hard" podcast. They open with a discussion on Xavier Worthy's performance against Oklahoma and what his ceiling can be at Texas and beyond. Plus, Steve Sarkisian and Kyle Flood's decision to shake up the offensive line (9:00), Pete Kwiatkowski's decision to NOT shake up the defensive scheme (14:00), are recruiting misses and attrition to blame for the defensive woes? (20:30), the big recruiting weekend for Texas (28:00), and keys to the Oklahoma State game (34:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Longhorn Republic: October 14, 2021 - Oklahoma State Cowboys Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 58:20

    The Texas Longhorns may have lost one game, but their season goal of winning a conference championship is still in front of them and the march to Arlington starts Saturday against the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Texas has an opportunity to rebound strong and show that they are a team that is able to bounce back and overcome adversity, taking on the No. 12 team in the country. The Cowboys are not the Oklahoma State teams of the past, with the defense leading them to success and the offense doing just enough to get the job done. Oklahoma State currently ranks at or near the top in most defensive categories, while the offense sits at No. 9 offensively in the conference. So how do they match up against a potent Texas offense and a defense in need of some answers? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Longhorn Republic: October 11, 2021 - Red River Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 62:15

    The Texas Longhorns pulled ahead early, but couldn't sustain the offensive momentum and allowed the Oklahoma Sooners to erase a three-score lead en route to a 55-48 loss in the Red River Showdown. The Longhorns put up massive numbers early, en route to a 388 yard, five touchdown performance from Casey Thompson, who connected with Xavier Worthy for a record-setting 261 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Both are now set up for big finishes in the second half that could etch their names in the record books when it's all said and done. However, the defense stole the show in the worst way possible, putting together one of the worst all-time performances against the run en route to the loss. So what does this say about where Texas is in the early stages of the Sark era and where does the team go from here? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Winning is Hard: Final thoughts on Texas/Oklahoma

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 25:57

    Winning is *still* hard against Oklahoma. Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker share their final thoughts on the Longhorns 55-48 loss to Oklahoma and where this ranks in the echelon of great Texas losses. We dive into the good and bad of Steve Sarkisian's game management (3:30) versus the Sooners before talking about the mental toughness of this Texas team and if Sark is still trying to change the attitude in the locker room (5:30). Next, we talk about Oklahoma's rushing attack, the Texas defensive line, and Jacoby Jones injury. Plus, the Texas offensive woes in the 2nd half (10:00), penalties on the O-Line, lack of touches for Roschon Johnson and Keilan Robinson, and who will have to step up in the wake of Jordan Whittington's injury (13:30). Finally, we conclude with a discussion on Xavier Worthy's fumble on the kickoff return (17:00) and the impressive performances of Casey Thompson and Caleb Williams (20:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Longhorn Republic: October 6, 2021 - Oklahoma Sooners Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 58:46

    The Texas Longhorns head into the Cotton Bowl to take on the Oklahoma Sooners with a chance to show whether or not they've actually made progress under new head coach Steve Sarkisian. Texas is fresh off of one of the wins that they needed in order to change the narrative and a win in the Red River Showdown would go a long way in determining the future for the Longhorns. Can Casey Thompson, Bijan Robinson and the Longhorns offense do enough to keep a very solid Oklahoma defense from dominating the game as they have in years past? Defensively, Texas has had an up-and-down go of things, but the Sooners have had some offensive struggles thus far in 2021 - especially on the ground. Can the Longhorns force the Sooners into an uncomfortable situation offensively and take advantage of an off-balance Spencer Rattler, who has dealt with a bit of regression this year, precipitated by regression on the offensive line. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Winning is Hard: Buy or Sell Red River Showdown Edition

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 31:03

    It's 8:00 AM and...there's a new Winning is Hard podcast. Oh, and OU sucks! Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker get you prepared for the Red River Showdown with a quick discussion on the Sooners and the Longhorns. We open the podcast with Lincoln Riley's dominance over Tom Herman and how the Texas - Oklahoma game will create Steve Sarkisian's own narrative, win or lose on Saturday. Then we discuss Oklahoma's offensive problems, but also how their defense can be a separate problem for the Texas offense (5:00) before getting into the keys of the game (10:00) including who has the edge in the battle of the trenches (13:00), and how Alex Grinch will try and stop Bijan Robinson (16:00). We also play “Buy or Sell” with Wescott (19:30) discussing if Bijan is the best RB in the country, is Texas now the favorite in the Big 12, do the Longhorns HAVE to win on Saturday, is the defense becoming a problem, and will we get another one-score game? Finally, we wrap up with talk on the Longhorns' slow starts against Oklahoma over the past few games (27:00) and why Bijan (you better sit down for this) will be the key to the game (28:30). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Longhorn Republic: October 4, 2021 - TCU Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 57:09

    The Texas Longhorns went into Fort Worth and did something they haven't done since the 2013 season - came away with a win over the TCU Horned Frogs. It wasn't always pretty, but an ugly win is better than a loss any day of the week. Texas rode the talents of running back Bijan Robinson, who set a career high for both carries and yardage - propelling the offense that was otherwise stagnant. Quarterback Casey Thompson had troubles connecting with his receivers, with Jordan Whittington, Xavier Worthy and Joshua Moore all recording drops in the win. Texas managed to do just enough on the offensive side of the ball to get it done on Saturday. Defensively, the Longhorns did just enough, in spite of an incredible performance from TCU running back Zach Evans who was seemingly limited by fatigue in the matchup. Texas bottled up the Horned Frogs' pass game, with quarterback Max Duggan turning in a career-low performance against the Longhorns - a team he set school records against in the past. But with all of that said, a win is a win and Texas currently remains undefeated in conference play and set up head coach Steve Sarkisian with the best starting record for a Texas head coach since the 1970s. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Winning is Hard: Unless you have Bijan Robinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 18:37

    Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker recap their thoughts on Bijan Robinson's incredible performance against TCU, the state of the Texas passing game, and the news of Denzel Okafor's season-ending surgery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Winning is Hard (especially against TCU): Stock up, Stock down with Big 12 teams. Plus, Zach Evans vs Bijan Robinson.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 41:55

    Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker evaluate the Big 12 teams as we approach Week 5 and play "Stock up, Stock down" (1:30) with each team, including Kansas! Then they wrap up with thoughts on Max Duggan's success against Texas and the RB battle between Zach Evans and Bijan Robinson on Saturday (28:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Longhorn Republic: September 30, 2021 - TCU Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 56:13

    The Texas Longhorns face yet another tough test early in the season, heading into Fort Worth to try and knock off the TCU Horned Frogs - something they haven't managed to do since 2013. The Longhorns bring one of the top offenses in the country into the matchup - trying to capitalize on the generational talent they have at running back with Bijan Robinson and the newfound offensive success under quarterback Casey Thompson. TCU has struggled defensively but could take a major step forward defensively after key pieces of that unit return from injury. Texas also has to contend in a quarterback that has found a ton of success against its defense in the past in Max Duggan, with the added pressure of defending one of the other top running backs in the country - fellow 2020 commit Zach Evans. With the potential for rainy conditions, it could end up as a battle of attrition decided along the trenches on Saturday. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Longhorn Republic: September 27, 2021 - Texas Tech Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 58:26

    The Texas Longhorns started conference play with a big win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders, scoring 70 points in a game for the first time since 2005, while adding new wrinkles to the offense in the process Quarterback Casey Thompson looks the part of the starting quarterback and seems to have no interest in giving up the role - passing for 303 yards and five touchdowns in the score. He was aided by the rest of that dynamic offense, with Bijan Robinson turning in 191 total offensive yards and Xavier Worthy setting a school record for touchdowns in a game by a freshman. It wasn't all perfect for Texas, with the defense giving up 21 points on explosive touchdowns - exposing a potential weakness in the secondary. Changes are already coming on the depth chart, but where did the breakdown happen for Texas, and what can change in a week heading into Fort Worth? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Winning is Hard Episode 5: New expectations for Texas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 14:23

    In the newest “Winning is Hard” podcast, Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker react to Steve Sarkisian's Monday presser following the Longhorns 70-35 victory over Texas Tech. They also discuss the new expectations for Texas as they prepare for TCU on Saturday and dive into conference play. Wescott also dishes out a prediction for the win/loss record... They wrap up with a quick word on the 11 a.m. kick-off time for the Red River Rivalry and how it actually might benefit Texas. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 23, 2021: The future of the Texas/Texas Tech rivalry, the critical battle in the trenches, and has Tech turned into TransferU?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 33:14

    Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker touch on the future of the rivalry between Texas and Texas Tech, the battle in the trenches (02:15), the first real test for the Texas secondary (14:00), Matt Wells' ability to recruit transfers (19:00), and wrap up with more on the future with Tech because who doesn't love Lubbock (21:00). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 22, 2021 - Texas Tech Red Raiders Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 51:22

    The Texas Longhorns come out of non-conference play 2-1 and get ready to compete in the Big 12 for the first time under new head coach Steve Sarkisian. Up first is a tough test, the Texas Tech Red Raiders who are coming to town looking a bit different than they have in years past. The Red Raiders are led by their defense, coming off of three solid performances to open the season. They were a few plays away from a much different story, but the defense stepped up when it needed to in order to secure the wins. However, the Red Raiders will definitely rely on some expected names - SaRodorick Thompson and Eric Ezukanma - to set the pace for their offense as they try to come into Austin and win for the first time in four years. So what do we expect from the Red Raiders and how does Texas match up? Will they be able to play their game against a tough Texas Tech defense? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 20, 2021 - Rice Owls Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 50:23

    A week after the ground game faltered against the Arkansas Razorbacks, the Texas Longhorns got their ground game going in spades against the Rice Owls, setting records in the process. Texas had five running backs get significant carries, four of which scored a touchdown and three of them breaking off runs longer than 60 yards. All of that led to a school-record 7.4 yards per carry for the Longhorns in the lopsided win over the Owls. That led to quarterback Casey Thompson looking solidly in command of the offense, completing 15 of his 18 attempts for 164 yards, two scores and an interception. The defense played for pride late, managing to keep a clean sheet in spite of Rice amassing 31 percent of their total offensive yardage on the final play of the game. The Longhorns did exactly what they needed to defensively in the game, leaned on the Owls early and often - and even ended the game with a sack by freshman DJ Harris. How can Texas translate this success to the kick-off of conference play? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 20, 2021: Casey Thompson (unsurprisingly) remains QB1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 14:29

    Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker recap Steve Sarkisian's Monday presser following the Longhorns 58-0 win over Rice. They talk about Sark's comments regarding Hudson Card, Casey Thompson's performance against Rice, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 17, 2021: Casey Thompson's hubris, Texas's troubles with communication, and the gameplan needed to beat Rice

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 31:54

    Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker talk about the confidence of Casey Thompson as he prepares for his first career start. They also talk about the Longhorns' trouble with communicating on both sides of the ball and how simple the Texas gameplan should be against Rice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 16, 2021 - Rice Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 46:21

    The Texas Longhorns need a moment to gather themselves and get back on track after an embarrassing loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks and hopefully, they can do just that against another former SWC rival - the Rice Owls. Rice is struggling to open the season, managing just 24 points in two games as a part of their 0-2 start. They nearly caught lightning in a bottle two weeks ago after leading Arkansas late, but it seems like since the levee broke against the Hogs they have been reeling. Texas hopes to take advantage of the Owls' struggles en route to righting the ship after their trip to Fayetteville. How will Steve Sarkisian and his coaching staff solve what ails Texas? Who do we think will be the standout players on Saturday and what do we predict for the game? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 14, 2021 - Arkansas Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 51:34

    The Texas Longhorns went into Fayetteville with high hopes and came away with a 40-19 beatdown at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Longhorns were unable to get their offense going at all, while the Razorbacks had a field day on the ground - rushing for 333 yards and 7.1 yards per carry in the big win. The Arkansas offensive line had their way with the Texas front, while the Longhorns' defense staff didn't seem to adjust for the downhill running of the razorbacks. Offensively, the Longhorns continue to have issues along their offensive line and the Razorbacks took advantage of it - managing to create havoc in the Texas backfield and generate pressure with just three down lineman. The Longhorns' offense never got going and Arkansas pulled away. Head coach Steve Sarkisian made the quarterback switch in-game, taking starter Hudson Card out of the game in favor of Casey Thompson - who was officially named the starter during Monday's press conference. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 13, 2021: Recapping Sark's Monday Press Conference after blowout loss to Arkansas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 28:00

    Wescott Eberts and Cameron Parker bring you the newest podcast in the Burnt Orange Nation network: The Monday Edition of the Longhorn Republic. Every Monday, Wescott and Cameron will recap and react to Sark's Monday Presser. With Sark announcing Casey Thompson as the new starting QB, Wescott and Cameron dive into what this means for Texas Football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 11, 2021 - Instant Reaction: Texas Falls to Arkansas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 18:20

    The Texas Longhorns went into Fayetville with high hopes and came out with a bad headache, losing the marquee non-conference matchup 40-21 against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Texas was able to put some points up in garbage time to make it look better than it was, but the game never really felt close. Arkansas got whatever it wanted on the ground, rushing for more than 300 yards in the win. Hudson Card struggled in the game and head coach Steve Sarkisian made the change to Thompson late in the game - managing to put up two scores in that time. The ground game did the Longhorns no favors offensively either - with Bijan Robinson managing just 3.6 yards per carry en route to 69 yards rushing. Collectively, Texas managed just 118 passing yards and allowed three sacks in the loss. The Longhorns now have a lot of questions they need to answer in the week ahead of Rice, hopefully getting their ducks in a row before starting conference play in two weeks. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 9, 2021 - Arkansas Razorbacks Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 35:00

    The Texas Longhorns have another tough test facing them in the young season, heading to Fayetville, AR to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks in front of a sold-out crowd. Arkansas may have had a few down years, but the Razorbacks are definitely going to be ready for this game - a rivalry that dates back to the old Southwest Conference. The Razorbacks opened their regular season with a come-from-behind win over the Rice Owls, thanks to some big defensive performances and a late surge from quarterback KJ Jefferson and the offense. Their star wide receiver Treylon Burks played hurt against Rice, but he should be healthy for the matchup Saturday and when he's healthy he's one of the top receiving threats in the country. The Razorbacks will also be without star linebacker Bumper Pool for the first half after he was ejected for targeting in the second half of the opener. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 7, 2021 - Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Recap

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 55:31

    The Texas Longhorns came out and took care of business in the first game of the Steve Sarkisian era, knocking off the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns 38-18 in a game that never really felt close. Offensively, the Longhorns did a great job getting their playmakers involved early and often, with both Bijan Robinson and Jordan Whittington putting up career numbers. Hudson Card looked in control of the offense, but Sarkisian made good on his word to play both quarterbacks. What did we think of the offense and the quarterbacks? What questions do we still have as Texas heads into Week 2? Defensively, we got a look at what the Longhorns can do, with both of the inside linebackers - DeMarvion Overshown and Luke Brockermeyer - sitting atop of the stat sheet at the end of the day. Texas showed vast improvement in some areas, but what else do we need to see to feel confident in that unit? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    September 2, 2021 - Lousiana Ragin' Cajuns Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 34:40

    After a long offseason, gameday is just around the corner and the Texas Longhorns are prepared to square off against the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns to kick off the 2021 season and the Steve Sarkisian era. Texas has taken on Louisiana twice - once in 2000 and again in 2005 - winning by a combined score of 112-13. However, this is not the Ragin' Cajuns that long-time Texas fans will remember playing in the past. Louisiana head coach Billy Napier took over the program three years ago and turned things around in a hurry - managing to win 11 games in his second season and had a shot at a conference championship in 2020. That 2020 campaign also added another feather in his cap, knocking off the Iowa State Cyclones in the season opener a year ago. Coming to Austin with Napier is super-senior quarterback Levi Lewis, who has been stellar over the last two seasons - passing for 5,324 yards, 45 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions in two seasons. So what do we hope to see from the Longhorns on Saturday and who do we think will have a big game? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 31, 2021 - New QB, New Depth Chart and Season Predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 58:05

    Heading into the first game week of the 2021 season, new Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian released the 2021 depth chart - which included confirmation that Hudson Card is officially QB1 for the Texas Longhorns. The highly-touted commit out of Lake Travis High School takes the reins of a talented, but untested offensive unit into the new season. What do we hope to see from the young signal-caller and how do we think he meshes with the other talent on the offense? Defensively, Texas returns a lot of experience in pockets with a very high ceiling. Anchored by a stout defensive line and a secondary that could be special if all of the pieces live up to their highly-recruited billing. Pete Kwiatkowski spent the attacked the transfer portal along the egest to supplement the talented group left behind by the previous coaching staff. Is it enough to be competitive in the Big 12? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 26, 2021 - Kansas State Wildcats Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 51:53

    The final week of previewing the Texas Longhorns' 2021 schedule brings us to the Kansas State Wildcats - who are hoping to rebound off of a disappointing year thanks to injuries and COVID-19 protocols. Head coach Chris Klieman is heading into his third year on the sidelines after replacing legendary coach Bill Snyder, hoping that year three looks more like year one in an effort to keep himself off of the hot seat. Thankfully for him, he brings back Skylar Thompson and Deuce Vaughn - two dynamic playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. This team may not resemble your typical Kansas State team - being led by the offense rather than the defense. So what are expectations for year three of the Klieman era? Can they get it done relying on the offense or will they need to rely on the transfers on the defensive side of the ball to hold things down? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 24, 2021 - Scrimmage 2 and DB Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 43:36

    The Texas Longhorns wrap up preseason practice with their second scrimmage of the year before heading into their two weeks of game preparation before the kickoff against the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns. A week after expressing concerns about the quarterbacks, head coach Steve Sarkisian had praise for both Casey Thompson and Hudson Card as they continue to vie for the starting quarterback position. Who else did he have kind words for and who should we expect to play a big role in the offense moving forward? We also dive in on our final positional preview of the offseason, focusing on the secondary - a group with a lot of talent and just as many questions about how they will fit together in the new system. What will a group of upper-classmen look like as they try to learn their third defensive system in an offense-heave league like the Big 12? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 19, 2021 - WVU Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 46:22

    We are getting closer and closer to starting the Texas Longhorn's football season and with just two previews left bringing us to the West Virginia Mountaineers. Head coach Neil Brown is exactly .500 in his first two seasons after capping off 2020 with a bowl win over the Army Black Knights. He's approaching a prove-it year and has an opportunity to take the pressure off of himself with a good season with the Mountaineers. He gets back one of the top backs in the country in Leddie Brown, who finished second to the nation's leading rusher in Breece Hall last year, as well as an experienced quarterback in Jarrett Doege - who is taking advantage of the COVID eligibility rules. Perhaps the biggest question is the WVU offensive line, returning three starters from a unit that struggled to keep Doege upright a year ago - in addition to adding two new members to the unit. Can the Mountaineers rely on their defense yet again to keep them in games? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 18, 2021 - Scrimmage 1 and LB Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 51:22

    The Texas Longhorns continue their preparation for kickoff, completing their first week of practice with a full-team scrimmage. According to head coach Steve Sarkisian, the defense played up to the moment while the offense is still finding its footing. He's been clear that the quarterback position isn't settled - both quarterbacks not living up to the standards the coaching staff sets for the offense to be successful. That being said, the offensive struggles may also be attributed to the success of the defense - specifically the defensive line. For the second year in a row, the Longhorns are implementing a new defensive system and Pete Kwiatkowski's system requires hybrid roles for two of the four linebackers. This gives his teams the ability to keep opponents off-balance, never knowing who will be rushing the passer or dropping back into coverage. The defensive staff inherited one of the best inside linebackers in the conference with DeMarvion Overshown returning this year - capping off his first year playing the position with an all-Big 12 selection and earning bowl MVP honors. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 12, 2021 - Kansas Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 44:19

    The Texas Longhorns' kickoff rapidly approaches as we enter into the last few weeks of our season previews, landing on the Kansas Jayhawks.- who once again are a program in transition. Les Miles was relieved of duty following allegations stemming from his time with the LSU Tigers. Lance Leipold steps into the role inheriting a team that was unable to put one in the win column a year ago, needing to find a new quarterback and consistency at their skill positions. What are some of the strengths of the Jayhawks and where can we look to get contributions from around the team? Who will win out of the three-man quarterback competition? We welcome in Andy Mitts, host of the Rock Chalk Talk podcast to help us break down the expectations of the 2021 Jayhawks and get his thoughts on conference realignment. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 10, 2021 - Fall Practice Starts and DL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 54:37

    The Texas Longhorns have officially started fall practice. After what felt like a long and dramatic offseason for everything but the football, the Longhorns have officially kicked off the 2021 football season and are preparing for the kickoff in a few short weeks. Casey Thompson and Hudson Card are battling it out at the quarterback spot, while young talent shines at the wide receiver spot. The coaching staff will now spend the next few weeks finalizing installing their new systems before turning their focus to the kickoff. We turn our specific focus to the defensive line, looking at the established players along the interior, as well as the questions Texas has along the edges. They attacked the portal heavily in the offseason, but need to ensure they have consistent contributors in the offense-driven conference. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 5, 2021 - Iowa State Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 62:15

    We are just 30 days away from the Texas Longhorns starting the season and we are entering the final third of our season preview episodes. Next up are the Iowa State Cyclones, who are coming off what is easily the most successful season in recent history and just the second nine-win season in school history. They bring a ton of skill and talent on the offensive side of the ball - including last year's leading rusher in Breece Hall. Alongside him in the backfield is long-time quarterback Brock Purdy, who finished his season No. 2 in the conference in passing yards a year ago. Head coach Matt Campbell decided to stay in Ames for another year - reportedly turning down eight-figure NFL offers - to run it back with the Cyclones, so what does he expect from his team in 2021? Can the Cyclones repeat their performance from a year ago and find their way back to Dallas for the Big 12 championship game? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    August 3, 2021 - SEC Official and OL Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 54:43

    The Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners have officially accepted an invitation to join the SEC. In a whirlwind week, both schools informed the Big 12 they would not renew their grant of rights, petitioned the SEC for an invite, were invited via a unanimous decision and accepted an invite. All within five days. Now that the dust has settled, for now, the legal battles and political jockeying begins by other schools and members of the Texas Senate to ask questions of Texas at the very least. Texas and Oklahoma have both said they intend to let the Grant of Rights expire on its own, but it seems far more likely that both schools depart sooner rather than later. In spite of all of the non-sports action, there is football to be played in just a few weeks, so we continue our season preview series and highlight the offensive line. Texas returns several players who have seen a ton of play, but could use some help with consistency - something Kyle Flood should look to fix early. The Longhorns also benefit from a young anchor in the middle of the line in Jake Majors and an up-and-comer on the ouside in Andrej Karic. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 29, 2021 - Conference Realignment and Baylor Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 42:22

    In spite of the current drama with the SEC, the Texas Longhorns have at least one more season to play in the Big 12, which means our conference preview series continues. One of the teams that is currently trying to figure out what their fate is - both on the field and off the field - are the Baylor Bears, who are coming off of a season of struggle in 2020. New head coach Dave Aranda was put in the unenviable position of trying to implement new systems on both sides of the ball after losing the entirety of spring practice due to COVID-19 closures. They struggled with consistency on both sides of the ball, starting with Charlie Brewer - who took the opportunity to transfer to the Utah Utes in the offseason. How will offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes turn that unit around, in an effort to take some pressure off of the defense in the process? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 27, 2021 - Texas Leaves the Big 12 and WR Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 55:20

    The Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners have officially declared their intentions to leave the Big 12, paving the way for an application to the SEC. The timeline is unclear, but it seems like it will be sooner rather than later. What happens to the other schools and what do we think will be the impact for Texas? We also dive in on the wide receiver group, where Texas has a ton of talent but needs to find proven targets and weapons as Steve Sarkisian takes over for the Longhorns. Who do we expect to break out and be big contributors in 2021? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 22, 2021 - SEC Talk and Basketball Recruiting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 64:27

    A bombshell dropped Wednesday thanks to reports of the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners are exploring options to leave the Big 12 and join the SEC in the relatively immediate future. What does this mean for the future of college football, for the Longhorns and for our long-time rivalries? We also welcome in Nick Harris of 247Sports to help us unpack the massive recruiting weekend from Chris Beard, after landing the top player in the transfer portal and a top player in the 2022 class. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 20, 2021 - Big 12 Media Days and OSU Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2021 55:19

    As we rapidly approach football season, three Texas Longhorns made their way to Dallas for Big 12 media days, Bijan Robinson, Keondre Coburn and new head coach Steve Sarkisian. What did they share with the media and what are our thoughts on the non-controversy of the Big 12's taunting rules? We also welcome in Micah Allen of Cowboys Ride for Free to help us preview the Oklahoma State Cowboys' for our 2021 season preview series. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 15, 2021 - Season Preview: Oklahoma Sooners

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 62:27

    We've reached one of the biggest weeks on the Texas Longhorns' 2021 schedule, the Red River Showdown against the Oklahoma Sooners, who are easily one of the top teams in college football heading into the season. We dive in on how defensive coordinator Alex Grinch has turned around what was once one of the worst units in the country, as well as what are fair expectations for both the team and Heisman candidate Spencer Rattler. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 13, 2021 - What's to Expect from the RBs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 41:05

    There are many questions offensively for the Texas Longhorns, but the future of the running back position is not one of them. Texas brings back not one, but two legitimate No. 1 options in the backfield - Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson - giving them a significant advantage at the position. The days of 300-carry back are gone, so what do we expect from the Longhorn running backs when they take the field this fall? We also take a look at where Texas players landed in the MLB Draft and Longhorns in international competition as we Down the Forty. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 8, 2021 - TCU Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 73:58

    Our journey through the Texas Longhorns' 2022 reaches the second week of conference play, so we welcome in Melissa Triebwasser of Frogs O' War to help us dive in on the TCU Horned Frogs. TCU will have a new man calling the plays, with Dough Meachem taking over full-time for Sonny Cumbie - who is back in Lubbock to call the plays for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. He inherits a team that is fully loaded at the offensive skill positions, but has questions at the offensive line - so what do we expect from his unit? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 6, 2021 - QB Battle and Recruiting Update

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2021 47:12

    For the first time in three seasons, the Texas Longhorns have a quarterback battle on their hands as junior Casey Thompson and redshirt freshman Hudson Card compete to see who will be the signal-caller for Texas in the 2021 season. What do we expect out of the battle and what do we expect the offense to look like with a new QB and a new playcaller. The Longhorns also had a week of big recruiting news, some good and some surprising, so we catch up with the latest commitments before we Down the Forty. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    July 1, 2021 - Season Preview: Texas Tech Red Raiders

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 48:08

    Our journey through the Texas Longhorns' 2022 schedule has reached conference play, so we get to spend time with one of our favorites - Albie Shore of the Tortillas and Takes podcast to help us preview the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Head coach Matt Wells had his second season shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he still managed to improve his win total by one, so what are the expectations going into his second full season? We also dive into what Tech will look like with an offense that has a ton of experience but needs to break in a new quarterback and what a fair set of expectations are for 2022. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    June 29, 2021 - Putting a Cap on the Baseball Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 49:09

    The Texas Longhorns fought their way to the elimination game of the College World Series bracket but were unable to get one last victory, falling to the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the Group 2 final. In spite of the ending, the Longhorns had an incredible run in Omaha to cap off a season to remember. We look back at what they accomplished and how it sets them up for success next season. We also dive in on a big weekend of awards - as well as one big football commitment in the 2022 class as we Down the Forty. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    June 24, 2021 - Season Preview: Rice Owls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 47:00

    We continue our march through the Texas Longhorns' 2022 schedule, this week previewing another former Southwest Conference opponent - the Rice Owls. Last season was not ideal for anyone but in spite of having more than half of their games canceled, the Owls showed progress under second-year head coach Mike Bloomgren. They bring back a ton of production from last year's team, in addition to adding former Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback Luke McCaffrey to their talented core. What will the season look like for Rice and how will they try to incorporate a new quarterback into the offense? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    June 21, 2021 - Texas Drops one in Omaha

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 33:30

    The Texas Longhorns didn't open the College World Series as they would have hoped, struggling from the plate and managing to put just one run across and striking out 21 times in their opener against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. What did we learn about Texas in the loss and how can they fix it as they head into an elimination game against the Tennessee Volunteers? Texas also hosted yet another big weekend of official visitors, with several high-priority targets making their way to the Forty Acres. What does Texas need to do in this class to build positive recruiting momentum for 2022 and beyond? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    June 17, 2021 - Season Preview: Arkansas Razorbacks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 43:40

    We continue our march through the Texas Longhorns' 2021 schedule, previewing each week with those that know them the best. Week 2 of the schedule means that Texas is set to reignite its rivalry with former SWC foe Arkansas Razorbacks In his first full year at the helm, head coach Sam Pittman will have to break in a new quarterback but has the advantage of returning 2020's leading rusher and pass catcher. What are the expectations for him and the Razorbacks in 2021? Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    June 15, 2021 - Omahorns and Big Recruits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 52:42

    After sweeping the South Florida Bulls, the Texas Longhorns are making trip No. 37 to Omaha for the college world series. How did they get it done and how can they carry it forward to the CWS this weekend? We also take a look at the first of two massive recruiting weekends for the Longhorns, who hosted priority 2022 targets and got to make a good first impression on some elite 2023 talents. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    June 10, 2021 - Recruiting Season is Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 74:02

    The Texas Longhorns are hosting their first official visits in more than a year, with the new coaching staff working to sell the top players in the country on making their pledge to the Longhorns. Texas hosted key targets the first weekend available and is set up to host both 2022 and 2023 high-priorities this coming weekend. To gain some insight into what the coaching staff will sell and what this class should shake out to be, we welcome our friend Mike Roach of Horns247 to help us deep dive on recruiting. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    June 8, 2021 - Regional Recap and Louisiana Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 62:27

    The Texas Longhorns sailed through the Austin Regional, outscoring opponents 33-5 over the weekend to set up a Super Regional Matchup against the South Florida Bulls. What did we learn about the Longhorns in the opening round of the tournament and what can they carry through to the matchup against the Bulls? It's also that time of the year again, as we prepare for the 2021 season by previewing each of Texas' opponents week-by-week. We kick off with the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns, who are hoping to pull off another upset of a Big 12 team. What makes them, and head coach Billy Napier, special and how will they reload for 2021? We also dive in on all of the other action on campus, as we Down the Forty. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    May 2, 2021 - Texas Baseball Set Up for Success

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2021 63:38

    The Texas Longhorns secured a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Baseball tournament, putting themselves in position to play at home until it's time to head to Omaha for the College World Series. How does the bracket line up for Texas and can they make it back to Omaha? Texas also managed to bring home its third National Championship of the year, thanks to the No. 1 rowing team, while the new members of the Longhorns athletic program arrived on campus. We also dive in on all of the other action on campus, as we Down the Forty. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    May 25, 2021 - Another Championship Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 60:07

    The Texas Longhorns won a national championship and a conference championship over the weekend, ensuring that the tower will be lit Burnt Orange on many occasions moving forward. The women's tennis team relied on its young talent to claim the program's third national championship and the school's second of the year, while the baseball team needed a little help from the Kansas State Wildcats to bring their title home. The softball team is heading to Stillwater for an NCAA Super Regional, while both the men's and women's golf teams have a shot at adding to the schoo's annual championship number. We also dive in on all of the other action on campus, as we Down the Forty. Connect with the show on Twitter and Facebook. Intro and Outro: Earth, Wind, Fire (Ryan Little / CC BY-SA 4.0 ) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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