Mack Brown says his Longhorn offense needs more explosive plays. That’s what pass plays of 16 yards or more are considered and Texas had only one against Wyoming. But Mack says David Ash made “good decisions” in the first game. Ash says the game film is never as good as he thinks it will be or as bad as he thinks it will be. Ash says the offense does “need to improve” and that “little things make a big difference.”
Jaxon Shipley says there is “more pressure to make plays” for receivers right now.
The running game was the key against the Cowboys with both Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron going over 100 yards rushing. They were the offensive MVPs for UT.
Mack Brown says the kickoff coverage was the “best ever”, but the extra point and field goal teams were “poor”.
Twelve true freshmen played against Wyoming and Mack Brown expects more to play against New Mexico.
New Mexico coach Bob Davie is back coaching after being an analyst for the last decade. He was an assistant coach at Texas A&M, and an assistant coach and head coach at Notre Dame. He and Mack Brown crossed paths in 1985 when Mack became head coach at Tulane and Bob Davie had been an assistant coach there. Mack did not keep him on his new staff, choosing to bring in all new coaches.
New Mexico returns 43 lettermen from last year, including eight starters on offense and five on defense. The Lobos won their opener 66-21 against Southern.
New Mexico runs a triple option attack. Jackson Jeffcoat says that requires “discipline”, but still hopes he can stop the run and make them pass so he can get more sacks.
Earl Campbell will be the honorary captain for the game against New Mexico. It’s alumni band and cheerleader weekend.