Before he was the Texas Longhorns defensive coordinator, Pete Kwiatkowski helped lead the Washington Huskies’ defensive to three Pac-12 North titles, two Pac-12 Championships, and a College Football Playoff appearance, where the Huskies were whooped by the Alabama Crimson Tide. He’s had a lot of success in college football, in other words.
That’s especially the case against the air raid offensive scheme, Inside Texas notes.
From Inside Texas: “No matter what [then Washington State head coach Mike Leach] threw (literally) at Kwiatkowski’s defenses, PK was always a step ahead. Wazzu never topped 20 points against a defense Kwiatkowski coordinated or co-coordinated (Note: the 2020 Apple Cup was not held due to COVID-19, and Leach was at Mississippi State by that point.)”
The Texas Tech Red Raiders will trot out their air raid offense this weekend in Lubbock. It’s led by redshirt sophomore quarterback Donovan Smith and offensive coordinator Zach Kittley, who ran Western Kentucky’s record-setting offensive campaign last season.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Can the Longhorns keep solid secondary play up in Big 12 play?
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Holy tortillas! Is the Texas-Texas Tech rivalry nearing an end?
Dallas Morning News: Quarterback issues, rivalry’s uncertain future shrouds Texas-Texas Tech in mystery
247Sports: Morning Brew: Can Xavier Worthy have another breakout game against Texas Tech?
247Sports: Texas’ Steve Sarkisian hopes lessons learned from Arkansas loss last season pay off at Texas Tech
247Sports: Horns247 Staff Predictions: Texas at Texas Tech
Inside Texas: Team Humidor: Texas notes ahead of Texas Tech
Inside Texas: What I want to see when the Longhorns take on Texas Tech
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns 2023 class starring on the field
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Will Texas extend its four-game win streak over Texas Tech?
Viva the Matadors: Texas Tech welcomes a high powered Texas Longhorn offense to Lubbock
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Venables debuts OU’s version of the 3-3-3
Wide Right & Natty Lite: WRNL Interrogates: Our Daily Bears
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: George Pickens gave us the NFL Catch of the Year and it is not yet October
SB Nation: Brett Favre’s walls are closing in after a guilty plea in Mississippi welfare scam
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Texas volleyball has a couple Big 12 matchups this weekend. First up, on Saturday, against the Oklahoma Sooners. Then, secondly, on Sunday, against the Texas Tech Red Raiders.