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At the same time, Texas pretty much stuck with its base defense during its first two ballgames, and...

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At the same time, Texas pretty much stuck with its base defense during its first two ballgames, and yielded big plays to a couple of woeful programs. The lapses can be attributed to the absence of former safety Blake Gideon, according to a source with longstanding ties within the UT Men’s Athletic Department. Said our source, "A lot of fans liked to hate on Gideon, but the primary reason he started every game of his career was he was a coach-on-the-field. Fans have no idea how much time Gideon spent telling other guys where to line up. (Former All-American) Earl Thomas should have given Gideon half his (Seattle Seahawk) signing bonus. A lot of times, especially in 2010, Gideon looked like he got beat because he tried to compensate for other guys’ busted assignments by trying to be in two places at once. Same time, there were a lot of times where Gideon just got beat. He probably was the least-athletic guy on the defense, but he was one of the toughest and one of the smartest."

SIAP on IT site.

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