SB Nation's Burnt Orange Nation asks some offensive questions they may not like the answers to:
Is Greg Davis really going to open up the offense? There may be mass suicides among Texas fans if the Longhorns open up the Nebraska game with another sideways pass. The good news is that as likely as that seems -- Davis unveiled a new formation that was obviously designed to set up a screen pass against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship Game -- the maligned Texas offensive coordinator opened his presser this week by wondering aloud whether the conservative game plans early have led to the slow starts this season. Ya think, GD?
Instead of "let's get the flow of the game," as Davis described it -- which apparently means plenty of third and longs after failed sideways passes to help Garrett Gilbert gain confidence with three-yard checkdowns to a tight end tackled immediately thereafter -- Davis mentioned that Texas will "be a little more attacking and aggressive" early in the game. Whether that will actually happen remains to be seen, but at least the rhetoric from Davis changed this week and that certainly counts as a moral victory for the opponents of the early-game strategy the last several weeks (that would be everyone but the opposing coaching staffs). And hey, a moral victory is some type of victory, at least.