Texas OL coach Kyle Flood is as good as advertised

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Texas has nailed a number of hires in the Steve Sarkisian era. Coaching is helping Texas separate from its past self.

Brennan Marion and Tashard Choice were great additions this year, while Bo Davis and Jeff Banks have proven to be elite recruiters and great leaders of men. Pete Kwiatkowski is settling in as defensive coordinator. Even so, Kyle Flood’s impact ends a near 15-year drought in consistently good offensive line play.

Flood is well on his way to sending two freshmen to All-American honors this year. Kelvin Banks and Cole Hutson look as good as any newcomer on the offensive line.

Flood’s presence is felt at Texas for how much he has improved his unit. If Saturday is any indication, his absence is felt at Alabama.

The Texas offensive line held their own against a defensive line that was supposed to bury them. The Crimson Tide offensive line lost the line of scrimmage battle against the Texas defensive front.

Coaching matters far more than tradition, past culture or prestige. Kyle Flood’s impact is a sign Texas could be good for years to come.

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