What's the good, the bad and the ugly from the defense so far this season? I break it down. …
Texas Defensive Analysis
When BYU rushed for 550 yards against Texas a few weeks ago, the average Texas fan was incensed. "Throw more people in the box," they shouted. "That quarterback can't even throw," they pleaded. Even Texas coach Mack Brown was caught on camera, screaming "Fix it" at then-defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. Less than 24 hours later, Texas had a new defensive coordinator, but an old face in Greg Robinson. And two weeks later, Robinson found himself facing a Kansas State offense that presented some of the same challenges that BYU did. What did he do to counter? Robinson threw in a hefty number of single-deep safety looks in Cover 1 and Cover 3, often stalking a safety up closer to the line of scrimmage to add another alley player against the outside run. Let's take a look. Texas going with a single-high safety allowed the Longhorns to attack the run game with another box player. Here, the Longhorns are in nickel, but Mykkele Thompson essentially gives Texas a 4-3 front. Seven is a good...
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