October 2, 2007

40 Acres Report: Horns looking for answers

When the Texas coaches went back and looked at the film from Saturday's loss to Kansas State, there wasn't a lot to like on the offensive side of the ball.

In addition to the four turnovers that Texas committed, the offensive line struggled to protect Colt McCoy, the coaches abandoned the running game and the top skill players on the team weren't able to produce many big plays.

With a critical game against arch-rival Oklahoma next up on the schedule, it appears that the Longhorns will go back to square one on that side of the ball this week.

"We had too many mistakes," Texas head coach Mack Brown said on Monday. "We had too many missed assignments and that's probably because we're doing too much, so we've got to go back and simplify (the offense) and make sure that everyone knows what to do on every play."

Brown stressed that everyone shouldn't be so quick to point the finger for Saturday's lackluster play on McCoy. While those four interceptions might be credited to him in the stat sheet, they weren't his mistakes alone.

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