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  1. BYU upset was program-changer for Texas

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The dam broke just before 8 p.m. What ensued stunned Texas to its core and set in motion the downfall of a regime. At that precise moment, one hour and six minutes in, Taysom Hill ran right up the middle. Five Texas defenders clea...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Execution the issue for Longhorns line

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas - A group that has started a combined 134 career games still has plenty to learn. Lost amid one of the worst defensive performances in Texas history and the abrupt firing of Manny Diaz is the unmistakable fact Texas' offense still ha...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  5. Robinson tenure at Texas off to fast start

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Nearly 24 hours have passed since Texas announced the hiring of Greg Robinson as its new defensive coordinator, and to say they've been a whirlwind would be a severe understatement. Mack Brown made the call to Robinson early Sunda...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  6. Replacing Diaz a panic move for Texas

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Bringing Manny Diaz back was better than bringing in a stranger. That, in a nutshell, was Mack Brown's mentality this offseason when he opted to retain the maligned Diaz amid the worst defensive season in Texas history. He coul...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  7. Planning for success: Texas Longhorns

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Maybe Texas players just love wearing those clean all-white uniforms. Why the Longhorns have been so good on the road in recent years can be explained by a variety of reasons. Most of them are valid. Texas is 52-15 in the past ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  8. 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
  9. LB Edmond ready for big year

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Steve Edmond was big. But he wasn't strong. The reason why the Texas junior middle linebacker fell behind freshman backup Dalton Santos this spring was simple: He just didn't love the weight room enough. He was tipping the scales ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  10. Quandre Diggs loving move to nickel back

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- If you understand how the Texas secondary operates, this is the best way to put it: Quandre Diggs is getting a promotion. Texas' new depth chart made official on Monday what had been talked about all summer long. Diggs will move o...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  11. Coaching the difference for Texas in 2013

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The talent on Texas' roster is supposed to be on par with Alabama. Seriously. Both schools have a total of 57 players on their 2013 rosters who earned four-star ratings from ESPN as recruits. Thanks in large part to its rec...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  12. Season Deciders: DE Jackson Jeffcoat

    Max Olson

    This is the fourth of a five-part series on Texas players with the potential to change the course of the Longhorns' 2013 season. The No. 2 player on this year's list: Senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat. AUSTIN, Texas -- Jackson Jeffcoat's senio...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  13. 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
  14. Battle for 2014 LB Hoza Scott all but over

    Max Olson

    You'd think that when Hoza Scott's junior ends, the real fun begins. After all, the La Porte (Texas) linebacker might be the No. 1 prospect in the state of Texas for the 2014 class. He has offers from everyone. His life should be getting much more...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  15. Film Review: Texas defense solid

    Max Olson

    Nearly one month ago on Oct. 8, Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz said something to reporters that drew much-deserved ire. "When you come home and watch the game afterwards, there are too many good things." The context? He'd just reviewed ...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  16. Time for Texas to face its identity issues

    Max Olson

    During two-a-days in the preseason, Texas' coaching staff made an effort to hammer home an important message to its players. The story of this Texas Longhorns team would not be written in the preseason magazines. The Longhorns needed this one to s...

    Blog | October 18, 2012