Inside Texas sits down with center Chris Hall after Texas' win over OU to talk about how things…
Burnt Orange Glasses: Good, Good Timing
"All us people/Now we're just living/The world keeps turning/And we keep learning/You need good timing/Good, good timing" -The Beach Boys God bless Chris Hall. The big junior center, playing in the Red River Rivalry before a hometown crowd, lit up the Oklahoma defensive line with nothing more than half a second of good timing. Let me explain… Pre-snap, the most important thing an offense, especially the quarterback, offensive line and blocking backs/receivers needs to know is one basic, fundamental fact: How many are they sending? From the snap of the ball, the defense will hard rush a predetermined, limited number of folks. Usually they will send four down linemen, but occasionally one or more linebackers, a nickel back, safeties and every now and then a cornerback. As few as one, as many as eight, usually four or five – the blockers and QB can only do their job correctly if they know down to the man how many defenders are rushing. Saturday, the Oklahoma Sooners varied...
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