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  1. 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
  2. Offensive line injuries stunt Texas Longhorns progress for 2013

    Carter Strickland

    The Texas offensive line, despite having four players who have started 90 percent of the games in the last two years and another tackle who started 11 of 13 in 2012, has not lived up to Mack Brown's recent high standard.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Position breakdown: Defensive tackle

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Brandon Moore left and barely an eye was batted. In years past maybe losing a consistent starter on the defensive line who will likely have a decent NFL career would cause panic. Not in 2013. Not with what Texas should have to off...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  5. DT Brandon Moore enters NFL draft

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The deepest position on the Texas roster took a hit as defensive tackle Brandon Moore announced his intent to enter the NFL draft on Friday. "I want to thank coach [Mack] Brown, [defensive line] coach [Bo] Davis and everyone at Te...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  6. Texas Longhorns winning streak fueled by dominant fourth quarters...

    Carter Strickland

    Over the past four games Texas has put its depth and, quite frankly, strength on display in the fourth quarter. The Longhorns have piled up 484 yards to their opponents' 298 and scored 38 points to their opponents' 10.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  7. Evaluating Texas' bowl game scenarios

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas managed to turn back the clock on a weekend when almost everybody -- c'mon, get with the times or just the right time, Arizona -- did the same. The Longhorns made some tackles, sprinkled in some deep balls, hit the open hole...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  8. Five storylines: Texas vs. Kansas

    Carter Strickland

    Five storylines for Texas as it goes on the road at Kansas: 1. Wrapping up Texas gave up 50 points and 607 yards to Baylor and was better on defense. No, really. The Longhorns only missed 6 tackles against Baylor. That's an improvement after miss...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  9. Missed tackles pile up for Longhorns

    Carter Strickland

    Kenny Vaccaro didn't care about the 66 points Texas scored. It was the 31 points that the defense gave up that was driving him crazy. "We had a lot of big plays but I think a lot of its gets canceled out by the big touchdowns we gave up," the T...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  10. Chris Whaley of Texas Longhorns moves to defensive tackle, might ...

    Carter Strickland

    Once a 250-pound tailback, Texas defensive tackle Chris Whaley is now excelling at his new position.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2012
  11. O-line doing the Stacy Searels shuffle

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Trey Hopkins played right tackle last season. The junior is at left guard right now. But at any moment he could go to center, a place where he has been working as a backup. "I've been moved around quite a bit," he said. Same...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  12. Depth at key positions gives UT pause

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas guard David Snow rarely came off the field in 2011. The same goes for guard Mason Walters, defensive end Alex Okafor, defensive tackle Kheeston Randall and so many others on the first line of Texas' depth chart. That's becau...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Texas Longhorns don't spend the most on recruiting but have found...

    Carter Strickland

    Even with the largest athletics budget in the NCAA, Texas does not spend the most on recruiting. Being in talent-rich state helps. Even as Texas pursues more out-of state targets, the Longhorns also see the value.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2012
  14. Texas OT Paden Kelley quits football

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas football has lost another player. Offensive tackle Paden Kelley has decided to quit football but stay at Texas in order to pursue his degree. With that announcement, Texas has now lost two of the top three players from what ...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  15. Brandon Moore making big impression for Texas Longhorns

    Carter Strickland

    Junior college defensive tackle Brandon Moore has made a big impression on the Texas Longhorns in the first week of spring practice.

    Story | Conversation | February 29, 2012
  16. Now at DT, Chris Whaley could be a star for Texas Longhorns defen...

    Carter Strickland

    Chris Whaley moved from running back to defensive end and now defensive tackle. With his quickness, the 285-pounder is poised to be a force this spring.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2012