Texas must improve its ground game

In an effort to spice up its offense, Texas’ coaching staff met recently with Boise State’s staff.

“I want to have more fun,” Longhorns coach Mack Brown told reporters.

Forget fun — Texas needs to be more of a smash-mouth team. The Longhorns opened spring practice Friday, and the No. 1 priority better be improving the rushing offense.

Texas was mediocre running the ball this past season — it was 61st in the nation in rushing offense — but it didn’t matter because Colt McCoy was running the offense. McCoy was a savvy quarterback who could

handle having to carry the offense. But McCoy is gone, and there’s no way Texas coaches can put the same burden on new starter Garrett Gilbert.