16 Nov

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Texas defense can answer the question with answer at Iowa State

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said he sees some parallels between Iowa State quarterback Brock Purdy and his UT counterpart, Sam Ehlinger — starting with the hyper-competitiveness of each player (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel, Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — Some folks took a look at the way Texas played defense in its win over Kansas State last week and proclaimed that the Longhorns were back on track and able to stop the opposition’s offense from running (and throwing) wild.

No so fast there, partner.

While UT certainly bottled up the Wildcats and dominated in some parts of the game, Saturday’s road contest

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .