1. There will be changes to the coaching staff beyond Tom Herman
Pressure should be ramping up on a lot of the assistant coaches for the Texas football program after the stretch of games that saw this team lose four of six games. Considering those four losses came at the hands of Baylor, Iowa State, TCU, and Oklahoma, there’s not many excuses that the Longhorns can come up with.
I already dove into the faults in Orlando’s pass defense this season, although the front seven was rather stout as usual. But offensive coordinator Tim Beck wasn’t very good in whatever play calling duties he held this season. If Beck was not even holding the play-calling duties this season, then what’s the value in keeping him around in the first place?
If the lack of offensive rhythm and play calling inefficiencies were mostly faults of the offensive line, Ehlinger, and Herman, then there needs to be changes in that dynamic too. Or co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Herb Hand needs to see some adjustments or a position change too.
Texas shouldn’t go so far as to completely shake up the coaching staff and ruin momentum after the win over Texas Tech and on the recruiting trail right now. Texas still sits within striking distance of finishing out with a top five ranked 2020 signing class in the nation. But maybe a coordinator like Orlando or Beck needs to go.