Posted September 15th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football

The Longhorns finally played good football in the second half last week against TCU. The defense was tough all game long and held things together until Colt McCoy and the offense got rolling. This week against a solid [tag]Central Florida[/tag] team Texas will have to continue to improve and get ready for some tough games ahead. Texas fans won’t be satisfied with anything other than a blowout.

Here’s the keys to victory for today’s game:

1. Play four good quarters.

In two games this season the Longhorns have played two good quarters, today at UCF the Horns need to put together four solid quarters. The team will have to play more consistently on both sides of the football if they are going to beat the tougher teams on the schedule. The Black Golden Knights aren’t chumps, if the team takes half the game off they’re certainly capable of pulling off the upset at home.

2. Continue to run the ball out of multiple formations.

During the TCU game Texas (finally) came out and mixed a little I-formation and single back in with the shotgun offense we’ve relied on since Vince Young was destroying defenses. The change in philosophy paid off with a more effective and consistent running attack against a solid TCU defense. If the Horns can mix a straight ahead running attack and play action passing with the wide open shotgun offense, Colt McCoy and his teammates will be tough to stop.

3. Find a right tackle.

[tag]Chris Hall[/tag] performed well at right tackle against TCU but he’s better suited to play inside and does not look like the long term answer at the position. Hall will get the start today but if [tag]Adam Ulatoski[/tag] is going to be out for an extended time it might be worth giving one of the younger linemen a chance to earn the spot. We could see true freshmen tackles Kyle Hix and Tray Allen on the field against UCF today.

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3 Comments

  1. reply to  #1

    Chris

    It’s UCF Knights, not “Black Knights”, do your research

  2. reply to  #2

    Brian

    It was Golden Knights until May and I like that name better, that’s where I got confused. My bad.

  3. reply to  #3

    chris

    Hey Chris, get a life.

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