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Precision and youth in Texas' run game

Freshmen will have to step up to make run game go in 2011

Updated: August 31, 2011, 5:05 PM ET
By Carter Strickland | HornsNation

Texas' Kenny Vaccaro speaks the same way he plays -- head-on with words that carry some pop.

"Last year, we weren't even respecting the run in practice," the safety said. "And a lot of teams didn't."

There was no reason to respect the Texas run game. The offensive line was patchwork. The running backs were limping. The play calling was predictable. Add it all up and Texas produced 150 yards per game on the ground. Six other teams in the Big 12 were better.

That has to change ...

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