We are missing him. Inside Texas has had several posts from insiders saying that coaches are fretting that no one has stepped up to replace his "coach on the field" role, and that that is why he started for four years. They have also said that he covered for others' mistakes and no one is anticipating or doing that now. Instead, we regularly blow assignments (check out Vacarro's reaction when he got no FS help over the top on the seam route TD). Phillips and Thompson can't tackle for sh!t and cost us several TDs today. It's amazing how far the D has fallen. Our LBs (other than Hicks) are simply terrible. They can't read the play, flow the wrong way, are easily blocked, can't see the ball and have no instincts for the position at all. 33 and 7 are just worthless, and 55 should not be getting 40 snaps as a true frosh MLB. We have really recruited that position badly. Diaz better re-think his scheme and figure out how to compensate for injuries or his guru reputation is over. He has three likely first rounders on his defense this year, and he got schooled by a frosh QB and had the second best defense on the field.