Commentary

Long runs show holes in Texas' defense

A better understanding of gap assignments will help the Longhorns

Updated: October 19, 2011, 11:52 AM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation
AUSTIN, Texas -- There were hints that it was coming.
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AP Photo/LM OteroTackling better and more knowledge of the scheme will help Texas in the second half of the season.
The 14-yard run by Iowa State's James White. The 21-yard run by UCLA's Johnathan Franklin. The 27-yard run by UCLA's Derrick Coleman. Even the 20-yard run by Rice's Tyler Smith showed there were issues with the interior of Texas' run defense.

Texas players liked to say they were just inches away from stopping those runs. Against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, the distance grew.

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