Sound Off: Who deserves credit for Texas’ defensive turnaround?

Posted November 1st, 2017


Texas snapped a two-game losing streak and moved back to .500 with last week’s 38-7 win at Baylor. Those Longhorns, though, won’t have much time to celebrate since a road-trip to No. 10 TCU awaits this weekend. Texas has been dogged by close losses to highly-ranked teams throughout the season, but a victory over the Horned Frogs could give UT its first signature win of the season.

What should the Longhorns expect in this weekend’s showdown at TCU, which is attempting to bounce back from last week’s surprising loss to Iowa State?’s Brian Davis and Danny Davis have some analysis to provide in this week’s Halloween-themed edition of the Zaxby’s Sound Off.

Sound Off: Texas-TCU preview

  • Shane Buechele returned to the line-up against Baylor and was serviceable, throwing for 256 yards and a touchdown. Buechele also broke off a career-long 28-yard run for another score. Danny has been holding firm in his belief that Buechele should be Texas’ starter this year, but did Buechele win over Brian with his performance against Baylor? With Sam Ehlinger back from a head injury, who should start this weekend? (3:28)
  • Texas ranks 33rd nationally in scoring defense (21.0 PPG) and 49th in total defense (370.8 YPG), and UT has done a good job keeping the high-scoring offenses of USC, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State in check. After two of the worst seasons in school history, who deserves the credit for this defensive turnaround? Should Todd Orlando be applauded or have those Longhorn defenders finally realized their potential? (6:20)
  • Who wins this weekend? Does Texas finally score a knockout against a team ranked in the Associated Press’ football poll? Or does TCU continue its recent dominance of Texas and remain in the hunt for the College Football Playoffs? (8:04)
  • At his press conference on Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman explained why Milky Ways are his favorite Halloween candy and why “Something Wicked This Way Comes” is the movie he thinks is the scariest. Danny and Brian don’t have the same theatrical recommendations as Herman, but they admit past fears about Sesame Street characters and Michael Jackson music videos. (9:25)

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