Scatterbraining is a hot weather no-brainer

Zachary Evans (Justin Wells/IT)

You get inside by mid morning during the dog days—18 holes wrapped by 10 am or so and away you go. Always reminds me of the song “what a day for a daydream”. Once the adult beverages rinse the dust out of my throat I enjoy visiting with my make believe brother Darrell and my other brother Darrell concerning the outlook for Tom’s gridiron bunch this year, including recruiting the lifeblood of the program.

Inside the Gameplan: Orlando’s Playground

Todd Orlando at the Mega Satellite Camp at ETBU in Marshall, TX. (Justin Wells/IT)

After Texas’ “gauntlet” stretch where they face TCU, K-State on the road, and then OU in Dallas without a break, comes a much more favorable stretch.

They draw Baylor in Austin, a bye week, and then they face Oklahoma State on the road and West Virginia back in Austin. This is the obvious point on the schedule for Texas to rest and recuperate and for Todd Orlando to figure out what his best combinations of players and tactics are for handling Mike Gundy, Dana Holgorsen, and the back half of the schedule.

Thoughts on preseason 2018 All-Big 12 Teams: Offense

Will Grier (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Big 12 preseason All-Big 12 media teams are out and I wanted to share my thoughts on them. It’s my belief that the media tends towards a little bit of groupthink and may not always evaluate the factors that led to the prior year’s performance that typically inform preseason picks. I think this year is also fairly challenging at some positions as there isn’t clear differentiation.

Assessing the 2016 recruiting class

Jeff McCulloch and Malcolm Roach. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Here’s a good thread discussing 2015 class attrition. In the comments I offered thoughts on each player in the class. Go to the last page if you want the @stringsays assessment of A&M’s players, many of which were hotly contested battles between the two rivals.

Why don’t we do the same with 2016?

The Inside Scoop – 7/9/18

Taurean Carter. (Justin Wells/IT)

This week’s Scoop focuses on who might be the next commitment for the Longhorns, wide receiver recruiting, notes on Demariyon Houston, Landyn Watson, and top targets dropping their top schools lists. The Scoop is here for your Monday reading.

Recruiting Musing: Herman’s three stars

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’m in the closing stages of writing and editing the 2018 Thinking Texas Football Preview magazine which will be available verrry soon. Needless to say, the process of writing and tons of extensive research from both public and private resources gives me a lot of time to think about Texas, our opponents and other important things.

Like recruiting. The Marques Caldwell commitment triggered me to expound on Tom Herman’s three star recruits.