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  1. Texas 2014 depth chart preview: Defense

    Max Olson

    New Texas coach Charlie Strong has plenty of catching up to do when it comes to evaluating his returning talent. The former defensive coordinator should like what he has on defense. On Tuesday, we brought you a look ahead at the 2014 offensive dep...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. Planning for success: Texas

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- A game as big as Texas vs. Baylor demands an appreciation for the finer details. We know Baylor can score 70 points, the Longhorns need to run the ball, somebody will play defense and turnovers and injuries will likely doom the lo...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  3. Jeffcoat thrives with new 'spin' on defense

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- From the first snap of Thursday's game, Texas Tech quarterback Baker Mayfield had to know trouble was coming. The last thing a freshman quarterback wants to see is a defense he wasn't prepared for, and that's exactly what Texas unvei...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  4. Week 14 helmet stickers

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Three Longhorns who stood out in Texas' 41-16 victory over Texas Tech on Thanksgiving: DE Jackson Jeffcoat: Is Jeffcoat the Big 12 Defense Player of the Year? November is almost over and there's still no clear favorite, but you ha...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  5. What we learned: Week 10

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas knocked off Kansas 35-13 on Saturday to improve to 6-2 on the season and remain tied atop the Big 12 standings at 5-0 in conference play. Here are three big takeaways from the Longhorns' home victory: 1. Defense takes anothe...

    Blog | November 03, 2013
  6. Planning for success: Texas

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Ask Jaxon Shipley what comes to mind on the topic of the TCU defense and he keeps his answer simple. "I think of Verrett," he said. That would be Jason Verrett, the Horned Frogs' All-America cornerback. The first thought was no...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  7. Five things learned about Texas' defense

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- To say the past month has been a crazy one for Texas' defense would probably be an understatement. Let's take a look back at what we know and what we still don't know after the first quarter of the Longhorns' season. Here are five...

    Blog | September 27, 2013
  8. Robinson sees Texas defense progressing

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Greg Robinson can spend hours in the film room and at a dry erase board planning and scheming for opponents. That's the easy part, the job he's been doing for more than 30 years. But getting to know his own kids takes time. Enteri...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  9. Texas still trying to solve option defense

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Even Mack Brown isn't afraid to have a good laugh about Texas' run defense. "Kansas State will run the option," Brown said Monday. "I told our defense this morning, if they didn't run it, they'll put it in. My gosh, we've got to s...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  10. Texas stunned by beatdown from BYU

    Max Olson

    PROVO, Utah -- BYU ran for more than a quarter mile on Saturday night. Mack Brown had said he was ready to find out just how far Texas' run defense has come. The answer he received was startling and painful. There was no progress to be found in...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  11. Longhorns run defense passes first test

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The numbers Texas put up against the run Saturday in a 56-7 win over New Mexico probably satisfied defensive coordinator Manny Diaz. But one in particular got his attention after the game. Diaz looked over the stats and couldn't f...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  12. Texas depth chart preview: Defense

    Max Olson

    We're 10 days away from the season opener and Texas hasn't released its official 2013 depth chart. That should be coming soon, but why wait? Yesterday, we projected how the Longhorns offensive depth chart will look entering the Aug. 31 opener agai...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  13. Texas defense can bounce back in 2013

    ESPN.com staff

    Travis Haney takes a look at the top bounce-back player candidates for the 2013 season. A comeback player can be bouncing back from injury, poor play or both. The Texas defense qualifies in every way. From the front to the back, the Longhorns' D is l...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  14. Defiant Longhorn defense ready to rebound

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The proverbial scab on Texas' defense still stings a little, at least when it's poked and prodded. There's an unmistakable hint of defiance that surfaces when Texas players are confronted with questions about their 2012 defense. T...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  15. Simulating Texas' season on 'NCAA 14'

    Max Olson

    Texas doesn't kickoff its season opener for another 53 days, but you want answers. You need to know how David Ash will do this season, how the Longhorns defense will come together and how many wins are on the way. You want to know what bowl game T...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  16. Question of the Week: Faith in Diaz

    HornsNation staff

    At some point in Oregon State's five-play, 47-yard drive, when all the plays were runs and yet another gap was missed by a linebacker, one had to wonder if things would ever change for the Texas defense under Manny Diaz. That the defense briefly d...

    Blog | June 13, 2013