CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
CBS DFW WEATHER APP: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Soon | More Information

College Sports

Longhorns Turning Up The Tempo In 2013

College Sports College Sports
Read More

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

454116976 Longhorns Turning Up The Tempo In 2013Ke$sha's Scandalous Pre-VMA Selfie

452359772 10 Longhorns Turning Up The Tempo In 2013Bikini Model Pictures

 alt=New Survivor Cast Photos

453947324 Longhorns Turning Up The Tempo In 2013Ice Bucket Challenge Fail

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

cowb thumb Longhorns Turning Up The Tempo In 2013Cowboys Cheerleaders

AUSTIN (AP) - The name of the game for Texas this season is tempo. As in full-throttle, no-huddle, don’t-stop-to-catch-your-breath pace of play.

The plan is to put pressure on defenses by snapping the ball so fast they don’t have time to substitute and force them into personnel mismatches. Coach Mack Brown’s goal is to average 80 or more plays from the line of scrimmage.

As programs like Oregon and Oklahoma have shown in recent years, when the fast past is clicking, it can be overwhelming. Texas would know: the Longhorns have been blown out by the Sooners the last two years.

Texas has been working on its new offense since December under new play-caller Major Applewhite.

The No. 15 Longhorns open the season Saturday night against New Mexico State.

(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Latest News:

Top Trending: