Sterlin Gilbert is installing his new offense with the Texas Longhorns this spring and found time for an interview with the Longhorn Network about the process as the new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach brings a more up-tempo look to the Forty Acres.
In the interview, Gilbert was asked where he is in the process of installing and teaching the offense.
"We're still early on," Gilbert said. "Today was day seven of spring practice. It's been about progression with us. Every day we're trying to get better, understand and know exactly what we're doing."
"Fast" has been a big word for Texas this spring, and Gilbert was asked how the 'Horns can combine speed with quality.
"We get in a lot of reps per day," says Gilbert. "Video is obviously what we coach off a lot of... They've done a good job of processing it fast and then going and executing it."
Gilbert has been most impressed with the team's attitude and willingness to be coached.
He was also asked about the role of tight ends.
"Those guys will be a big part of what we do in the pass game and the run game," says Gilbert. "I'm excited about the guys we've got. They are a physical asset for what we do."
Making use of the tight ends, especially senior Caleb Bluiett, is big news as the 'Horns try to hold on to the commitment of Major Tennison, who recently took a trip to Alabama.