Defense finds building blocks on line 

December, 15, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Sometime between the first quarter, when Texas gave up only two field goals to Oklahoma and the fourth quarter, when Texas gave up only a touchdown, Longhorns defensive coordinator Manny Diaz found something out about his defense.

And, oddly enough, what Diaz discovered in that 55-17 thrashing was things were going to be OK on his side of the ball.

[+] EnlargeJackson Jeffcoat, Alex Okafor, Kheeston Randall
Brendan Maloney/US PresswireWhile it didn't always get sacks, Texas' defensive line proved very strong against the run.
“What's funny is that when we put the film on, and sometimes you've got to dig under the rubble, but there were some things on that tape that we actually really liked,” Diaz said. “And the game is not complicated, will never change. The game always starts up front. Everything will always start up front.
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