What stood out to me during the NC game last season is Florida's secondary doing a heck of a job disrupting OU's pass game. To give Florida credit, I hadn't seen any defence like that at all during the season, especially not one that was able to keep pace with OU's receiving corps.
To bring this around back to Texas, we've got a lot of sophmores in our secondary, just like Florida did last year, and they're under possibly one of the best defensive coordinators out there right now, what's the likelyhood that our secondary is not just good, but *great*?
With the Big 12 being so pass happy, I think having an elite secondary / linebacker setup could be even more useful to us in pulling in wins than having the monster pass rushers on the line we had last season.
Florida held OU to 14 points... So here's hoping for a Texas 45 - OU 14 score for this years RRS game. I think our secondary holds the key to the NC this year.
"After listening to defensive coordinator Will Muschamp spend the spring preaching the importance of forcing turnovers, a young secondary picked off two passes on the first five possessions.
Earl Thomas returned an interception 35 yards for a touchdown after stepping in front of a Colt McCoy pass. Nolan Brewster also had a pick on a deflection. The Longhorns had just six interceptions in 13 games last season.
"We've got to make more big plays," Muschamp said. "We've got to make more turnovers and cash in our opportunities. Anytime you have an opportunity to pick off Colt McCoy, you've done something right because he's very accurate and he goes with the ball in the right places.""