My biggest question about Dave Aranda at LSU was whether an approach that worked with Wisconsin’s versatile farm boys was the best way to unlock the pipeline of NFL talent that flows through Baton Rouge every year. I guess we don’t actually know yet to what extent Aranda’s full blown defensive playbook will look like … [Read more…]
I had Malik Jefferson as preseason DPOY last year based on what I knew about how they were going to deploy him in the Texas defense. Then it turned out that they hadn’t mastered simple stuff that offseason like “how do we play these basic run concepts in our defense?” or “who covers that guy … [Read more…]
It’s time for the new home of Sports Treatise to host it’s first Big 12-focused Twitter-bag. If it wasn’t obvious, that’d be where I take questions from all my fellow Twitter-bags and try to answer them in this space. Let’s begin… @Ian_A_Boyd do you think a 34 can work in the big 12? — Matt … [Read more…]
You can read up for FREE over at Inside Texas on some of the more important targets for Texas in recruiting this year and why they are so important.
Now that we’ve gone through every Big 12 recruiting class, I guess it makes sense to grade them all in comparison. This is a little tricky since each team has different goals for their program and different approaches to getting it done, but I’m basically going to rank each class on how likely it is … [Read more…]
A few weeks back I explained in my column at Football Study Hall “why your team’s new head coach is from the AAC.” Matt Rhule, Tom Herman, and Willie Taggart all used successful stints in the league as launching pads to the Baylor, Texas, and Oregon jobs respectively. AAC football is a wonderful thing and the … [Read more…]
I’m slowly starting to begin my breakdowns of every 2017 Big 12 recruiting class. Normally I haven’t even begun it yet so we’re ahead of schedule so far. There’s often a lot of late movement and additions but JUCO signing day is over and early enrollees are increasingly prevalent so many teams have already made … [Read more…]
Our examination of the Big 12 2017 units continues with the 6-10th place finishers from 2016. The second biggest question with this back half is whether one of these teams can climb up and out of the bottom half and the biggest question is whether that will be Tom Herman’s Texas squad. Here we go… … [Read more…]