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  1. Texas Longhorns defense football depth chart 2013

    Carter Strickland

    The Longhorns return nine starters on defense but the two they lose were their most important players in 2012. Here's an early defensive depth chart for Texas in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  2. Texas spring takeaways: Assessing the D

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Manny Diaz was the master of disguise defense. Remember, back in the halcyon days of 2011, when Kansas was fretting about preparing for the first-year Texas defensive coordinator and his supposed 130 blitz combinations? Given h...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  3. UT defense turning page on 2012 'letdown'

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Manny Diaz's first mistake, the one that would lead to 112 more in the form of missed tackles, was believing, or at the very least not tempering, the hype. "The mistake I made last year was that I was aware that expectations were ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  4. Texas Longhorns trying to fix problem with tackling

    Carter Strickland

    Texas is coming off a season in which it had the worst defense in program history. That was largely due to the ineptness of the back seven when it came to taking a player to the ground. Mack Brown is still perplexed as to why tackling is an issue.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  5. Three spring storylines: Special teams

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas heavily invested itself in special teams in 2012. The Longhorns, however, saw few returns. It was 81st in kickoff return defense. It was 37th in kickoff return yards, despite having an Olympian and another player, D.J. Mo...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  6. Storylines for Texas Longhorns defense in spring 2013

    Carter Strickland

    Texas' 2012 defense was the worst in school history. Will it improve in 2013? Here are five spring storylines for the Longhorns.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  7. Quandre Diggs versatility will be big for Texas Longhorns in 2013...

    Carter Strickland

    Like Kenny Vaccaro before him, Quandre Diggs might be playing multiple position in 2013 in hopes of allowing him to make more plays.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  8. Texas Longhorns defense should see big overhaul

    Carter Strickland

    With top defenders Kenny Vaccarro and Alex Okafor gone, and the Longhorns coming off a bad year, Texas' defense looks at a major overhaul in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  9. Reviewing 2012 Texas Longhorns defense

    Carter Strickland

    There's no hiding that Texas' defense was downright awful in 2012. Once the Longhorns admit it, they can go about fixing the problem.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  10. Texas Longhorns take step back with loss to TCU Horned Frogs

    Carter Strickland

    With a loss to TCU, Texas -- which had won four games in a row and had been contenders for a BCS bowl -- took a step back toward mediocrity in humiliating fashion.

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2012
  11. Texas Longhorns defense showing pride in improved play

    Carter Strickland

    What didn't kill Texas made it stronger. That's apparently what the Longhorns' defense believes, as an increase in pride has allowed its play to improve tremendously.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2012
  12. Longhorns run defense slowly improving

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Alex Okafor remains unconvinced. Well, sort of unconvinced. A few weeks ago, when the rushing yards were piling up faster than people could pile on the Texas defense, the senior defensive end came out and said he had "zero confide...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  13. 3 Up, 3 Down: Texas 33, Iowa State 7

    Carter Strickland

    With a balanced offense and a defense that appears to now at least in position to make plays, Texas has become closer to the team coach Mack Brown thought it would have back in September. "It is the team we wanted to get to," he said. THREE UP ...

    Blog | November 11, 2012
  14. Texas Longhorns Steve Edmond gaining momentum

    Carter Strickland

    It took some time for Steve Edmond to grow into the middle linebacker position, but now the sophomore is living up to the hype.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  15. A closer look at Texas' defensive issues

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas - Quandre Diggs talks like he plays -- fast, hard and with an edge. So when the question as to why the defense has not lived up the hype was put to the Texas cornerback he came back with a quick punch: "You think everybody who comes...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  16. Manny Diaz of Texas Longhorns on shaky ground with shaky defense

    Carter Strickland

    With the Longhorns struggling through potentially their worst season on defense -- worst in Texas history, that is -- coach Mack Brown has taken the unprecedented step of supervising Manny Diaz and his direction of the squad.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012