AUSTIN -- The Texas numbers were as glaring as the play on the field was galling. The Longhorns last season set school records in pass defense futility.
UT gave up the most yards (3,611) and touchdowns (23) and the
highest completion percentage (61 percent) -- ranking 109th
So coach Mack Brown made some changes.
He hired a new defensive coordinator in Will Muschamp, snatching
him from Auburn, and moved the old one, Duane Akina, back to his
familiar role of coaching the secondary.
Big 12 opponents averaged 302 yards passing against Texas last
The 2008 secondary includes five players who were recruited as
high school all-Americans, although four of those are redshirt
freshmen or just stepped on campus.
Akina says the maturity level is always your number one concern
when you've got a lot of young guys.