Offensive linemen have generally presented little problem for DT <B>Rodrique Wright</B>, the Big 12…
Tuesday Evening Practice Notes and Analysis
Overview I came into tonight intent on concentrating only on the defense in order to get a better read of the depth chart and the new schemes being run. About five minutes into 11-on-11 competition, I abandoned that goal; I had to take a step back and watch the Longhorns put on perhaps the fiercest, hardest hitting, most intense practice of the Mack Brown era. The entire off-season, the coaching staff talked about a new attitude summed up by one word: finish. Tonight, that new attitude was on display, as the offense and defense fought like Homer Simpson attacking the final pork chop on the plate. Quite frankly, for much of the night the Longhorns looked like a completely different team from years past. Practicing in full pads, all units on both sides of the ball waged war on each other, highlighted with bone-crunching hits, tight coverage, drive blocking and big plays in the passing game. Linebackers nailed receivers and tight ends coming across the middle; running backs punished...
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