Longhorns have an offensive identity

Texas produced 50 points in the debut of Sterlin Gilbert's offense.

Amazing the difference 9-months can make on an offense.

From 83rd in the country averaging 26 points per game in 2015 to scoring half a hundred points in the season opener vs then 10th ranked Notre Dame. That was only the 2nd 50+ points production by a Texas offense since 2013.
 
In humble fashion, Texas head coach Charlie Strong said, "we've only played one game".
 
That is true, one game doesn't make a season. But, UT's offense is light years ahead of what it was in 2015. Instead of an offensive offense, this Longhorns offense is loaded with talent and a pair of contrasting quarterbacks in Tyrone Swoopes and true freshman, Shane Buechele.
 
Junior running back, D'onta Foreman said, "the tempo of this offense wears the other team down. It was nice to see all we've practiced work for us".
 
Foreman rushed for 131 yards against the Fighting Irish. This offense seems like an overnight type of success story. The fact is, 1st year UT offensive coordinator, Sterlin Gilbert is responsible for this major overhaul.
 
Gilbert, said the success is due to the kids on this team.
Off the field, the personal relationships and trust Gilbert has developed which has made this transition a smooth one.
 
Wide receiver, John Burt said, "Coach (Gilbert) is like a bro".
 
When I told Gilbert what Burt said, the offensive coordinator said, "it's funny you ask that. It goes back to my high school coaching day and relating to the kids".
 
Gilbert's relationships with the Longhorns and his offensive system resulted in a celebratory hug with head coach Charlie Strong after beating Notre Dame, 50-47 in double overtime and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes on the bottom of a dog pile.
 
#11 Texas hosts UTEP on Saturday.
 
 


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