Nov 27, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) runs past a TCU Horned Frogs defender during the game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports
5. Exactly what kind of offensive “tweaks” have been made?
Charlie Strong told us that he planned to tweak the offense this year, and from all practice reports, he’s done exactly that though some say it’s more of a major change than “tweak” would suggest.
While he wouldn’t call it a true spread, it basically features elements of a spread offense but still fields a strong running game for balance. He’s compared it to the offense run by Ohio State and the one Wickline helped run at Oklahoma State.
They’ve definitely been running a more up-tempo, no-huddle offense this spring, and the players are really buying in.
The staff has stressed the importance of using the zone read more effectively, and reports indicated that Swoopes has shown improvement in this area while it’s remains a strength for Jerrod Heard.
The offense has also emphasized the perimeter run game and have worked on getting the tight ends more involved in the passing game.
The new and improved offense will be on display this Saturday, and fans could be pleasantly surprised with the changes that Strong and his staff have made this off-season.