It seems like the best thing about the Longhorns sudden resurgence is that t's so much better to sit here, and write about all the good things the team is doing, rather than try to find a silver lining in a defensive performance that allowed nearly 600 yards rushing...
One of the good things we can tell you about is the way the offense is finding its rhythm now. As Mack Brown has said the Horns blueprint, physical running attack, and the occasional deep ball. Offensively, Major Applewhite's guys are in a better place than they have been all season. During the teams current four game win streak, they have averaged 419 yards a game and 32 points per game. Major Applewhite says the morale and momentum of the team is the best he's seen it this year, and that leads to wins.
"It's just so much about confidence and morale, ya know, that's just such a big part of sports. Whether it be a run in a basketball game, a rally in a baseball game, it's so much about momentum and morale, and they're still 18-22, no matter how much we tend to forget that, they are, and so, success brings about winning, winning brings about confidence and and morale, and that's what you want to continue to build, you want to try and hit your stride at the right time," Applewhite said after practice Tuesday.
There weren't a lot of positives for the Texas defense through the first 3 games of the season either, but now, after recording just two sacks in the first 3 games, UT has 16 in the last 4 games. They dominated TCU holding them to 246 yards of offense, and Mack wouldn't trade his front four for anyone.
That same front four will line up against Kansas on Saturday, a team the Horns have never lost to in Big 12 play, and that they shouldn't lose to this week, either. As far as the stat trend lately, it seems this weekend's game will be another opportunity to tack on more sacks, rushing yards, and they hope another win.
Chip Brown added on his take on Texas' success, with some realistic wariness of how the Horns' schedule is about to take a difficult turn. He and Ricky break down just how well this success is going to stand up.
We also take you inside the items up for sale out of the retired Astrodome, and get ready to head to opening night of the Spurs season in San Antonio on Wednesday. All that in more in Tuesday's episode of Your Sports Now.