Another $3 million for Texas, Spurrier & Gundy concerned about special teams
Longhorn Network will generate $3 million in annual revenue for Texas: AD DeLoss Dodds has said that Texas can expect about $3 million in annual revenue from the new network once it’s launched, and the revenue would increase based on the network’s success. The Longhorns are not expected to carry any risk if the network were to fail.
Memphis cornerbacks coach Shannon Morrison breaks bone in lower right leg cleaning gutters during off-week: Larry Porter jokes, "I need to start checking these coaches and see how athletic they are, put them through some drills, before we hire them.”
Spurrier wants to see some big plays on special teams: "I'm going to try to help out that punt return team a little bit. I think we had minus yards on punt returns (against Vanderbilt). That's pretty sad, minus yards on punt returns. We can't catch it and run forward a couple yards. We fair catch it or run backwards. That doesn't make sense."
"We haven't had a big play all year. We have to see if we can make something happen there. We just have not made anything big happen. We just haven't had any big returns or blocked punts or anything like that. Just making a big play or something in special teams would be helpful."
Mike Gundy concerned about his special teams after rough performance against Nebraska: “Joe DeForest and I started on that (Monday) morning at 6:15. I don’t think there’s any question that we’re all aware of what’s going on. The coaches are aware as well as anyone who watches the game.”
“We will make some adjustments from where we’re at now in order to try and help our coverage on Saturday. I have confidence in Coach DeForest. We grade effort very seriously. A large percentage of the time effort was not a factor.”
“We feel like we have a good plan. We had chances to make those plays (this season) and we didn’t. I certainly understand that we have a number of young guys on those units. We’re trying to make the best decision for our football team. At times it’s not the easiest thing to do to take a starter off defense, a guy who potentially plays between 70-80 plays a game and have him run down on kick off. I’m not saying we couldn’t do that, but we’re trying to make the best decisions.”
At the 1:34 mark, you will see a devastating and scary helmet-to-helmet hit on kick-off coverage: