The most anticipated recruiting event in Austin in years is finally here and the list of invitees certainly lives up to the hype. Not only is Saturday loaded, but Jaylen Waddle is headed to Austin as we speak, Casey Thompson will be in later today/tonight, and Sunday is a good day of visits in its own right. We’ll take a look at each confirmed name and offer our thoughts. These thoughts are equal parts inside info and intuitiveness.
You don’t go through a 10-18 season like the Longhorns Basketball program is currently mired in without showing some bruises along the way.
Shaka Smart, brought to Texas because of his ability to relate to the young men under his tutelage, was considered a slam dunk hire when he came to Austin. And a slam dunk hire he still may be.
This week’s Notebook profiles some out-of-state Texas targets and breaks down how they fit and affect UT’s Class of 2018 with notes/evals from college coaches talking off the record. We start in Oklahoma, slide over to Da Boot, make a stop in Florida for a playmaker, then swing back through San Antonio for pass-catching gazelle. It’s Notebook time.
In Part I, we solidified the idea that Tom Herman is inheriting a different OL situation than his predecessor by several orders of magnitude. That’s a good thing, since OL represent 45% of a starting offense and have the largest representation on any roster overall.
It has been well-documented by the Texas media that head coach Tom Herman will not watch any film from previous seasons. He wants to start fresh in his mind with each player and focus more on implementing his culture at the beginning of his tenure as Texas head coach.
The IT Staff was all over the HornsCast airwaves this past week, with staff members appearing on three different shows.
Between now and September 2nd, Texas fans are going to devote a lot of time, energy and ink to discussing the QB position and to hand-wringing over which RB will assert themselves in the Spring and Fall.
Amidst Texas’ receivers in 2016, Collin Johnson was just one of many players that got some targets and produced in Sterlin Gilbert’s Veer and Shoot offense.
If there’s a criticism to be made of Gilbert’s efforts in 2016 it’s that Texas didn’t necessarily feature Johnson or any other WR in a prominent role within the offense, but then who would Texas have even featured?
Timely you say?
Like Cousin Eddie setting out to arrive for Thanksgiving only to show up at Christmas with the ****ter full, here comes Scipio to discuss the class of 2017.
Texas has sent a couple of offers out on this Tuesday evening, and there’s some additional news to boot.