It’s been a long week of hot takes already, after the Texas Longhorns dropped a narrow Sugar Bowl to the Washington Huskies in the College Football Playoff Semifinals. But alas, here’s another hot take on Texas’ woes over the weekend. This time, from Fox Sports analyst Joel Klatt.
“Now again, this is a double-edged sword, because if you’re aggressive and it works then it’s fantastic and if you’re aggressive and it doesn’t work then guess what? It’s 2nd and 10 and it’s essentially like creating a negative play. And so because of that, Texas was constantly chasing what I would call efficiency. They were chasing the ability to be on schedule,” Klatt said earlier this week, according to On3.
Washington quarterback Michael Penix was bound to score, in other words.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Dallas Morning News: 3 takeaways from Texas-Texas Tech: Longhorns ride hot start to season’s first Big 12 win
247Sports: The Insider: Player breakdowns directly from UT’s assistant coaches
247Sports: With Alfred Collins’ return, recent history shows a breakout season on the horizon for several Texas D-linemen
Inside Texas: Rebuilding the defensive front with Alfred Collins
Inside Texas: Why Texas came up short in the playoffs
Inside Texas: What I got wrong about the Sugar Bowl
Inside Texas: How the Longhorns’ 2023 stats compare to the other two 14-game seasons in Texas football history
Inside Texas: Steve Sarkisian: ‘This doesn’t just happen, right? It took 12 months of hard work.’
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
247Sports: Texas linebacker signee Tyanthony Smith talks being an All-American, goes behind the scenes on his recruitment
247Sports: Midweek thoughts on every QB at the 2024 All-American Bowl, with Auburn pledge Walker White standing out
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Associated Press: NCAA agrees to 8-year, $920 million deal with ESPN for women’s March Madness, 39 other championships
Frogs O’ War: 2024 TCU football transfer portal news
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Final thoughts on the 2023 season
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia football future schedules, opponents through 2032
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: 8 NFL head coaches who could be fired on Black Monday
SB Nation: Giannis Antetokounmpo says he thinks about losing to Pacers before sex
SB Nation: Josh Hart threw worst NBA pass ever, and roasted himself for it
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- Redshirt sophomore Jonathon Brooks is expected to enter the 2024 NFL Draft.
- Texas women’s basketball beat Texas Tech last night.