Texas Football: 5 overreactions after the loss to LSU

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2. Texas is toast opposite Jalen Green

The worst and most criticized part of the efforts from Texas football last weekend is the secondary. A more concentrated way to describe the criticism is the lacking pass defense. Texas ranks in the bottom three in the nation (FBS) in terms of passing yards allowed and in the bottom 30 in yards per attempt.

Passing touchdowns aren’t necessarily the weakness for the Longhorns. There’s enough quickness, strength, and overall athleticism in the secondary for defensive coordinator Todd Orlando to make up for any lapses that would happen at other points of the gridiron.

However, the Longhorns can’t have another outing where they give up an 70-plus percent completion percentage and more than 470 passing yards. The LSU receiving corps absolutely torched the Texas defensive backfield with three receivers combining for more than 80 percent of Burrow’s passing yards on the game.

The problem for the secondary in this game was the lack of help over the top and the corner opposite sophomore Jalen Green. Whether it be redshirt sophomore Kobe Boyce, sophomore Anthony Cook, or fellow sophomore D’shawn Jamison, someone has to step up soon. Boyce was ravaged the first two weeks while Green remained mostly stout.