The 2017 season was a big one for Mike Gundy and Oklahoma State. My assumption was that it was going to be his big chance to cash in hard on the Mason Rudolph era before it faded and head off for another job (Tennessee?) if he was ever going to do so. Oklahoma State seemed … [Read more…]
I recently noted that I expected Matt Rhule would probably employ a 3-2-6 dime package pretty extensively at Baylor next season. Then I noted on Inside Texas that Todd Orlando would likely do the same with the Texas Longhorns’ roster. UT DC Todd Orlando’s 3-2-6 dime package and how it fits in Austin, via @Ian_A_Boyd: … [Read more…]
I’ve always maintained you can learn a lot from spring games and I believe that’s why you often see -Smaller schools avoiding televising their game. -Star players held out as a precaution. -The ridiculous new “draft” format employed by teams like Michigan where they cross up their units and you can’t discern much about the … [Read more…]
Currently the 1st team Longhorn safety lineup includes John Bonney, who started 11 games or so at cornerback between the last few seasons. That’s caused some degree of consternation amongst Texas fans who are convinced he’s a liability, or an indication that more talented players aren’t coming through. I have a different take, which I … [Read more…]
At Football Study Hall I explained how Clemson has revealed the right way to beat Bama.
At SB Nation I broke down the Citrus Bowl matchup, which I’ve characterized as basically being Lamar Jackson vs Derrius Guice. Check out that post for a glimpse of the big time battle between Dave Aranda and his LSU D vs Bobby Petrino and the option attack he installed for Lamar Jackson. I also discuss … [Read more…]
I started up sportstreatise.blogspot.com back in 2014 to serve as a haven for the articles I was writing at SBNation.com, Football Study Hall, and Inside Texas but also to push some original content that centered around my interests in the Big 12, macro-level college football strategy, and macro-level trends across the world of sports in general. … [Read more…]