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The first four Longhorn opponents may not be great, but they serve a purpose

We all know that our secondary is our weak-spot!  The first four schools on the Horns 2008 football schedule, while obviously not great, but certainly not I-AA like Tech enjoys, at least throw the ball quite a bit (five if you throw in CU).  The only way our secondary is going to learn how to react better & tackle better is by getting the ball thrown at them.  So far, FAU (39), UTEP (46), & Rice (48) have done just that in passing attempts.  In some cases, we have given up some big catches, but they are learning from them.  In the first three games, it seems like our defense as a whole was able to come out of halftime with the needed adjustments to limit the teams from what they did in the first half.  Now while the secondary still appears to be the weakest part of our defense, I would also argue that they have improved in certain fundamentals each game.  By the time we go thru Arkansas and CU to hit the big stretch of offensive juggernauts, the Longhorns young secondary will have had five games to have some OJT to learn and prepare for a daunting task of facing OU, KU, MU, and TT.  We are winning the games we are suppose to by the margins we are suppose to which is all you can ask a team to do. 

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