2. The secondary is actually improved from last season
This is a very bold take just one game into the 2019 regular season for the Texas football program. Saying that the Longhorns have a secondary that is actually better than it was last season after a one game sample size against Louisiana Tech might be jumping the gun. But it was certainly a better start than expected for this group of defensive backs.
The steady hand that defensive coordinator Todd Orlando got from senior safety Brandon Jones, sophomore safety Caden Sterns, and sophomore nickelback B.J. Foster helped to spark a solid effort all-around. The nice surprise for the secondary was sophomore cornerback Jalen Green, who apparently solidified his starting spot in fall camp.
Who will takeover that starting spot in the secondary opposite Green? Sophomore Anthony Cook is a good choice if he’s able to step up in similar fashion like Green did. Redshirt sophomore Kobe Boyce was supposed to get the start here opposite Green, but Montrell Estell also got reps. It’s hard to know where the position battle sits at the moment.
A dynamic quad of talented defensive backs for the Longhorns could spearhead a rejuvenated secondary that does better throughout Big 12 play than they did last season. The days of Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and West Virginia torching the secondary through the air like last season could be behind us.