BYU touchdowns illustrate Texas' lack of player accountability and lack of toughness
Posted by: Pete Roussel on Monday September 09, 2013
Where did it go wrong for Texas on Saturday night in Provo?
Missed tackles were a massive issue.
Watch the highlighted players in each of these four plays, each of which resulted in a touchdown.
It appears to me that there is a lack of toughness, an unwillingness of several Texas defensive players to put their face on the ball carrier, wrap up, and make a tackle.
BYU’s Taysom Hill will run for a lot of yards this season. He’s 6’2, 221 pounds, and extremely fast. But it’s absolutely unbelievable that Manny Diaz can dial a Cover 3 (3-deep, 4-underneath) zone coverage with four underneath players with their eyes on the quarterback, yet Hill still tucks and runs for a twenty-yard touchdown. (Diagram #1)
Until player accountability and toughness increase in Austin, it’s hard to imagine the Longhorns playing stout defense.