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Flagship Interview: Why Baylor could present a unique challenge for Texas

Flagship Interview: Why Baylor could present a unique challenge for Texas

  • 0:23:49
  • 9 hours ago

Texas returns to its home turf this Saturday as the Longhorns look to bounce back against a rebuilding Baylor team, which has only completed two games on the 2020 schedule due to recurring COVID-19 interruptions. Following losing back-to-back Big 12 games prior to the bye week, Texas has plenty to prove and improve upon throughout the remainder of the season after the Longhorns have failed to meet expectations early on in Year 4 of the Tom Herman era.

But with more than half of the games remaining on the schedule, Texas has a chance to change its trajectory starting this weekend as a two-score favorite at home against the Bears. Baylor enters Saturday's game with a lot of unknown and limited game film available under first-year head coach Dave Aranda, which could play to the Bears favor when they kickoff against Texas at 2:30 p.m. CT inside Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium.

On this week's Texas-Baylor preview, The Flagship Podcast welcomes in long-time Baylor radio host David Smoak for an in-depth look at the Bears, including BU players Texas cannot afford to overlook, what to make of Charlie Brewer's early season struggles after the first two games, the strengths and questions marks on Baylor's roster and much more.

Catch all of that and more on The Flagship Podcast's Texas-Baylor preview with special guest David Smoak.

Episodes of This Show

  • The Flagship: With noise around Texas getting louder, Longhorns face a must-win scenario vs. Baylor

    The Flagship: With noise around Texas getting louder, Longhorns face a must-win scenario vs. Baylor

    • 0:51:12
    • 1 day ago

    The bye week may have come at an opportune time for Texas to return some players from injury, but the last two weeks post the four-overtime loss to Oklahoma have been far from a cakewalk. After starting 1-2 in conference play, Texas is officially at a crossroads facing a must-win scenario this weekend what Texas hosts Baylor for Saturday's 2:30 kickoff.

    On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes dive in to the messy situation at Texas in Year 4 of the Tom Herman era in Austin. The hosts discuss how Herman's seat is heating up in a year the majority of pundits would have never imagined to be the case, and how the head coach needs to regain control of his team after being the subject of constant outside noise stemming from off the field issues. The Flagship also weighs in on the focus for Herman and his staff after completing the first third of the season, particularly on defense as the Longhorns are on-pace to finish as the worst scoring defense in school history.

    The Flagship then shifts focus to our staple Love it or Leave it segment, with this week's topics touching on how the relationship between Herman and Baylor coach Dave Aranda could impact Saturday's game, what it will take for Texas to handle business as a two-score favorite over a team that has been plagued by COVID-19 disruptions and more!

    Catch all of that and much more on this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast.

  • Longhorn Blitz: Can Tom Herman salvage his tenure at Texas?

    Longhorn Blitz: Can Tom Herman salvage his tenure at Texas?

    • 1:02:46
    • 2 days ago

    Rod Babers, Matt Butler and Jeff Howe come off of a Texas bye week wondering how much time, if any, Tom Herman has left to salvage his tenure as the head coach of the Longhorns. From whether or not Herman fully grasped the dynamics of the job when he was hired to what's in need of repair on the field, the latest edition of the Longhorn Blitz podcast examines what the immediate future holds for a coach who's set to return to game action with his job status very much in question.

  • The Flagship: Urban Meyer talk raging like wildfire at Texas

    The Flagship: Urban Meyer talk raging like wildfire at Texas

    • 0:32:08
    • 6 days ago

    Texas has entered its second bye week of the schedule and to say the Longhorns have some issues to straighten out would be an understatement. Fourth-year head coach Tom Herman and his team are at a crossroads right now after the Longhorns lost back-to-back conference games to TCU and Oklahoma to enter the bye week with a .500 record, and 1-2 in Big 12 Conference play.

    At a school like Texas, this consistent level of inconsistent play has led to a spike in coaching change talk in Year 4 of the Herman era with one name being mentioned as a replacement: Former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.

    On this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast, long-time Ohio State beat reporter Bruce Hooley joins the show for an in-depth look at all Meyer has to offer as a head coach if the time were to come for the Longhorns to make a coaching change. After covering Meyer extensively during his time in Columbus, Hooley delivers the good, bad and ugly about the former Buckeyes' head coach, and how Meyer's burning desire to win has led to him finding success at major universities as a head coach.

    Catch all of that and more on this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast.

    The Flagship Podcast — featuring co-hosts, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes — hits the airwaves multiple times every week, and centers around all the latest happenings surrounding the University of Texas and college athletics, with big-name guests joining the show on a weekly basis.

    NOTE: SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR THE 2020 TEXAS FOOTBALL SEASON

    Chip and Taylor’s weekly commentary of The Flagship will continue to air every Wednesday, both as an audio version and available on video over at the 247Sports YouTube page, however, Monday’s interview show will now run every Thursday as Texas makes its way through the 2020 college football season. In addition, The Flagship Podcast will also deliver a quick-hitter game reaction show each Monday following a Texas football game this season.

    BONUS: While The Flagship is available on a multitude of audio platforms — including iTunes/Apple PodcastsSpotify and Google Podcasts — it's also available as a video podcast! Head over to 247Sports YouTube for the latest video episodes of The Flagship Podcast! And as always, make sure to subscribe to the Horns247 podcast channel on all platforms to have the latest episodes available to you at all times, and head on over to iTunes and give our Horns247 family of podcasts a five-star rating!

  • The State of Recruiting: Examining the state of Longhorn recruiting

    • 0:50:50
    • 6 days ago

    The State of Recruiting is a podcast about recruiting in the State of Texas. Horns247 recruiting analysts Mike Roach and Nick Harris work the road in Texas week in and week out to collect the latest recruiting information.

    Mike Roach and Nick Harris discuss the climate of Texas recruiting following struggles on the field.

    Hosts: Nick Harris and Mike Roach

  • The Flagship: The time has come to talk some hard truths about Texas football

    The Flagship: The time has come to talk some hard truths about Texas football

    • 0:51:03
    • 8 days ago

    After Texas has moved to .500 on the season with back-to-back losses to TCU and Oklahoma, it’s time to talk some hard truths regarding the state of the football program entering the second bye week on the schedule.

    On this week’s episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes pull back the curtains on the current state of Texas football following the Red River Showdown loss to Oklahoma. Chip and Taylor open the show with the topic on many Texas fans’ minds: What’s the state of the locker room?

    After dropping to 2-2 and increased public scrutiny over a picture that circulated showing Texas QB Sam Ehlinger among the few players participating in the Eyes of Texas with fans in the Cotton Bowl following the four overtime loss to Oklahoma, the Longhorns are under the microscope of College Football with questions surfacing of if this is a sign of a fractured locker room. 

    Chip and Taylor discuss the increased chatter of fourth-year head coach Tom Herman's job security as more and more Longhorn fans are jumping on the Urban Meyer train, but also warn Texas fans of expecting too much as it currently stands. The Flagship also weighs in on the struggling scoring defense in Year 1 under DC Chris Ash, how alarming is the lack of the Texas run game and if the biggest disappointment is the lack of pass rush or something else for the Longhorns early in the season.

    Catch all of that and much more on this week’s episode of The Flagship Podcast.

    The Flagship Podcast — featuring co-hosts, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes — hits the airwaves multiple times every week, and centers around all the latest happenings surrounding the University of Texas and college athletics, with big-name guests joining the show on a weekly basis.

    NOTE: SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR THE 2020 TEXAS FOOTBALL SEASON

    Chip and Taylor’s weekly commentary of The Flagship will continue to air every Wednesday, both as an audio version and available on video over at the 247Sports YouTube page, however, Monday’s interview show will now run every Thursday as Texas makes its way through the 2020 college football season. In addition, The Flagship Podcast will also deliver a quick-hitter game reaction show each Monday following a Texas football game this season.

    BONUS: While The Flagship is available on a multitude of audio platforms — including iTunes/Apple PodcastsSpotify and Google Podcasts — it's also available as a video podcast! Head over to 247Sports YouTube for the latest video episodes of The Flagship Podcast! And as always, make sure to subscribe to the Horns247 podcast channel on all platforms to have the latest episodes available to you at all times, and head on over to iTunes and give our Horns247 family of podcasts a five-star rating!


  • Longhorn Blitz: The beginning of the end for Tom Herman at Texas?

    Longhorn Blitz: The beginning of the end for Tom Herman at Texas?

    • 1:01:03
    • 9 days ago

    Rod Babers, Matt Butler and Jeff Howe break down another Texas loss to Oklahoma, this one a 53-45 defeat the Longhorns suffered at the hands of the Sooners in quadruple overtime. While there's plenty to break down from a game where Sam Ehlinger helped bring Texas back from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, most of the discussion centers around the future of head coach Tom Herman on the Forty Acres, which looks bleak following a third sloppy, mistake-filled performance in a row.

  • The Flagship Texas-OU Reax: What Red River Showdown loss means for Longhorns

    The Flagship Texas-OU Reax: What Red River Showdown loss means for Longhorns

    • 0:20:19
    • 10 days ago

    The Red River Showdown was a game many Texas fans would like to put in the past. Even though Oklahoma benched its starting quarterback Spencer Rattler, the Longhorns couldn't get out of their own way, which ended in another loss to the Sooners when it was all said and done.

    On this Monday's reaction episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes breakdown the Longhorns' loss to the Sooners in the Red River Showdown and weigh in on the constant issues this Texas team seems to put up each and every week since Tom Herman took over as head coach.

    Chip and Taylor discuss what happened on offense in the third quarter, which ended with Texas not converting a single first down and finished the quarter with -9 rushing yards, while also giving credit where credit is due to senior QB Sam Ehlinger who clawed his way to get his team back in the ballgame after falling behind 31-17 entering the fourth quarter.

    Catch all of that and more on this week's Texas-OU reaction episode of The Flagship Podcast.

  • The State of Recruiting: Breaking down Billy Bowman's decommitment

    • 1:08:08
    • 13 days ago

    The State of Recruiting is a podcast about recruiting in the State of Texas. Horns247 recruiting analysts Mike Roach and Nick Harris work the road in Texas week in and week out to collect the latest recruiting information.

    Mike Roach and Nick Harris discuss the decommitment of Billy Bowman and the upcoming decision of Albert Regis.

    Hosts: Nick Harris and Mike Roach

  • The Flagship Texas-OU Interview: Former Sooner Gabe Ikard previews Oklahoma ahead of Red River Showdown

    The Flagship Texas-OU Interview: Former Sooner Gabe Ikard previews Oklahoma ahead of Red River Showdown

    • 0:28:31
    • 14 days ago

    The greatest rivalry in College Football is upon us. That's right, it's Red River Showdown week on The Flagship Podcast and this week's preview show includes a very special guest from the other side of the Red River in former Sooners' offensive lineman and current SiriusXM host Gabe Ikard.

    Ikard joins Horns247 columnist Chip Brown for an exclusive one-on-one preview of the Longhorns and Sooners ahead of Saturday's matchup. Gabe and Chip break down all the Sooners have at their disposal as Lincoln Riley looks to snap a two-game Big 12 losing streak, which is something the young head coach has never experienced during his time in Norman prior to this season. Gabe and Chip weigh in on the progress of redshirt freshman quarterback Spencer Rattler and look ahead to Saturday's game, including details on what Texas fans need to know about Oklahoma ahead of the 2020 Red River Showdown.

    Catch all of that and more on this week's game preview edition of The Flagship Podcast.

    The Flagship Podcast — featuring co-hosts, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes — hits the airwaves multiple times every week, and centers around all the latest happenings surrounding the University of Texas and college athletics, with big-name guests joining the show on a weekly basis.

    NOTE: SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR THE 2020 TEXAS FOOTBALL SEASON

    Chip and Taylor’s weekly commentary of The Flagship will continue to air every Wednesday, both as an audio version and available on video over at the 247Sports YouTube page, however, Monday’s interview show will now run every Thursday as Texas makes its way through the 2020 college football season. In addition, The Flagship Podcast will also deliver a quick-hitter game reaction show each Monday following a Texas football game this season.

    BONUS: While The Flagship is available on a multitude of audio platforms — including iTunes/Apple PodcastsSpotify and Google Podcasts — it's also available as a video podcast! Head over to 247Sports YouTube for the latest video episodes of The Flagship Podcast! And as always, make sure to subscribe to the Horns247 podcast channel on all platforms to have the latest episodes available to you at all times, and head on over to iTunes and give our Horns247 family of podcasts a five-star rating!