Player Availability Notes – 9/27/16

Tyrone Swoopes riding high at DKR. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In preparation for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Texas had several leaders available to the team, including one who was available to the media following a weekend arrest, a quarterback trying to take another game in Boone Pickens stadium, and two defensive linemen who keep preaching pressure.

Strong speaks on Bedford, Big 12 play, and getting better

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — One way to tell if there will be personnel changes in the Longhorn lineup, apparently, is when Texas does not release a Depth Chart.

For the second time this season, Charlie Strong did not provide a 2-deep during his weekly Monday press conference. At the same time, he continued to stress the need to get the “right personnel” on the field to cement a porous defense.

The Definitive Oklahoma State Game Preview – Defense, Specials Teams

Malik Jefferson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Cowboy defense has plenty of experience and some talent, but they’re still smarting from the loss of impact edge players and inconsistent replacements. That deficiency is showing up in their inability to limit the deep passing game and that’s the main reason they’re surrendering 6.0 yards per play (at a staggering 9.5 yards per pass attempt) despite playing solid defense on money downs, limiting the run and tackling reasonably well. Here’s OSU Preview on Defense at Inside Texas.

The Inside Scoop – Part I and II (9/26/16)

JK Dobbins. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this week’s Inside Texas Inside Scoop, we take a look at team expectations as they head into Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State. We talk about a Texas commit just up the road, wide receiver recruiting, and the latest on a Texas running back committed elsewhere. We also get into some roundball recruiting, with Shaka Smart hitting the recruiting trail on the East Coast.