Texas coach Tom Herman said recently that part of the Longhorns’ confidence to the coming season is based on understanding.
The 23rd-ranked Longhorns open the season against M . d . on Saturday at FedExField inside Landover, Md., in the shadow in the Nation’s Capital.
“It’s once, I believe, in five years of which we’ve gone back-to-back seasons with the same offense,” Herman said. “It’s to begin with in five years that these boys and girls have been able to take a deep breath of air and say, ‘I know what precisely this is, I know what this means, I’michael not learning a new words.’
“So the element of familiarity, this element of stability and then the portion of the confidence in their level of training will allow them to play even more loose.”
One thing that won’to be familiar for the Longhorns is actually playing at FedExField, the home of any NFL’s Washington Redskins. Herman is adapting Texas’ normal routine to help her team get more comfortable with the surroundings.
Texas will conduct it has the walkthrough at FedExField on Fri afternoon in an attempt to get ready for the actual differences of playing inside an NFL stadium.
“The professional numbers are in a different site and the pro hashes are in another type of place,” Herman said. “You have to modify because all of our splits by just our receivers are structured off landmarks on the field, additionally, the pro numbers are a lot farther inside than they are the university or college numbers.
“Usually they’ll haven’t much tick marks where the higher education numbers should be. So some of our receivers got to get modified to the spacing and all which will. Our guys are really pumped up about playing, and I think they’re pumped up about doing their Friday walkthrough at the stadium as well.”