With wunderkind Joe Brady taking his coaching talents from Baton Rouge to the Carolina Panthers, joining former Baylor Bears head coach Matt Rhule, the Tigers have found his passing game coordinator replacement in longtime NFL assistant Scott Linehan.
Most recently, Linehan was the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys from 2014 to 2018. He’s also the former head coach for the (then) St. Louis Rams from 2006 to 2008, though he was fired only four games into the 2008 season after starting with an 0-4 record.
We’ll see what he can put together on Sept. 12, when Texas travels to Baton Rouge.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2020 offensive signing class
247Sports: Despite turnover, anything less than a B12 title is a disappointment
247Sports: Tom Herman on Card, Robinson and other Texas 2020 signees
247Sports: Big 12 superlatives point to success ahead for Jackson, Robinson
247Sports: Abysmal offense burns Texas in loss to No. 1 Baylor, 52-45
247Sports: Alfred Collins ‘came come in and provide quality depth’ for Texas
Sports Illustrated: Texas football: A look back at the class of 2016
NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12
- ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla thinks Texas men’s basketball head coach Shaka Smart is on the hot seat after dropping yet another Big 12 Conference match to No. 1 Baylor last night (spoiler alert: He most definitely is.) But who could potentially replace Smart next season? “I’d be shocked if they get a guy like Chris Beard to leave Texas Tech. [Smart’s] got a young team, he’s had some injuries. You gotta tell me who you’d hire before you make a coaching change, especially if you’re going to pay the man 10 million,” Fraschilla said, per 247Sports, before going in on Texas athletics: “Texas has been in the past about excellence, and let’s be honest: Most of their major sports are not very good right now. 7-5 in football doesn’t cut it. Women’s basketball is OK, baseball is horrible. That’s not Texas athletics.” Indeed.
I have no idea which is worse, listening to Fran Fraschilla or the Longhorns in the second half... pic.twitter.com/qXYnAsikA9— Hook'em Headlines (@HookemHeadlines) February 11, 2020
- By the way, No. 1 Baylor extended its win-streak to 21 with their win over the Longhorns.
#1 Baylor Extends Win Streak to 21 https://t.co/EHcuwsykHg pic.twitter.com/Y1zPEulG7q— ODB (@OurDailyBears) February 11, 2020
- Three Longhorns men’s basketball alum have been named finalists to represent the U.S. later this year at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo: Kevin Durant, who’s already notched two Olympic gold medals on two undefeated championship teams (2012 and 2016); Myles Turner, a former McDonald’s All-American and the Big 12 Freshman of the Year during his one season at Texas; and LaMarcus Aldridge, who earned third-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12 honors during his tenure on the Forty Acres more than a decade ago.
Texas Basketball: Three Former Longhorns Named Finalists for 2020 Olympic Team https://t.co/3aNvH14ca1— LonghornsCountry (@LonghornsSI) February 11, 2020
- Word on the mean streets surrounding the Forty Acres is that Texas football’s Jordan Whittington is set to make a full-time move to receiver in 2020. From USA Today: “After many rumors began circulating about the potential position change, Whittington has now officially changed his Twitter biography to signify himself as a wide receiver at the University of Texas. The decision appears to be a positive one, as Whittington will likely garner more playing time as a receiver. Although he will compete alongside fellow receivers Jake Smith, Brennan Eagles, and Joshua Moore, it’s clear Texas will have a variety of ways to use his talents. With a full offseason under his belt as a healthy receiver, Whittington could realistically become a breakout player for the Longhorns in 2020.” Ready when he is!
BREAKING NEWS: Jordan Whittington will be moving back to WR next year. Whittington was a 5⭐️ athlete coming out of high school and moved to RB last year to help with depth. His season ended early due to injury.— Hook’d News (@HookdNews) February 11, 2020
- The gambling world never rests. The Longhorns are currently among the nation’s betting favorites to win a championship on the gridiron in 2020, according to the Westgate sportsbook: 40/1 odds, tied with the Michigan Wolverines for 11th-best overall, behind the Clemson Tigers (9/4), the Ohio State Buckeyes (4/1), the Alabama Crimson Tide (9/2), the Georgia Bulldogs (7/1), the Florida Gators (14/1), the Oklahoma Sooners (20/1), the LSU Tigers (30/1), the Oregon Ducks (30/1), the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (30/1), the Penn State Nittany Lions (30/1), the Texas A&M Aggies (30/1) and the Auburn Tigers (30/1).
Texas QB Sam Ehlinger is staying for his senior year pic.twitter.com/m25tjkK32W— Bleacher Report CFB (@BR_CFB) January 7, 2020