As summer is officially upon us and the team starts their summer workouts, Burnt Orange Beat will be breaking down the roster and providing positional unit analysis for the upcoming season and a 2010 outlook. Today's unit is Running Back.
June 18, 2009
In his political and pop-culture infused off-beat commentary known as "Conner's Burnt Orange Glasses", columnist Jeff Conner writes on Texas' red zone defense and its running game, but what he really wants to know is...DO YOU BELIEVE?!
September 23, 2008
Former Texas QB Major Applewhite handed off to a couple of monster RBs (Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson) during his tenure. Now, the Longhorn assistant seems to be creating a three-headed beast at RB that is one-part power-driver (Vondrell McGee), one-part shake-and-bake (Fozzy Whittaker) and one expected to move the sticks on third-down (Chris Ogbonnaya).
August 6, 2008
This we know following Texas' Orange-White game Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium: RS-freshman Foswhitt Whittaker will help fill the void at RB, the secondary is ridiculously raw but improving, a healthy DE Brian Orakpo will be a beast, QB John Chiles sure can run and first-year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is already leaving his mark on the program.
March 29, 2008
It will be tailback-by-committee when Texas opens the 2008 campaign in little more than five months, according to offensive coordinator Greg Davis. But how are the heirs apparent to Jamaal Charles shaping up now that Longhorn spring football enters its stretch run?
March 18, 2008
The Longhorns will go into the 2008 season without the fourth-leading rusher in school history, Jamaal Charles, but new Texas running backs coach Major Applewhite likes what he's seen from his running backs in the first few weeks of spring practice, especially in one department: Protecting the football.
March 5, 2008