Inside the Gameplan: Heard’s future

Jerrod Heard. (Justin Wells/IT)

There is no offense prevalent in the game today that does a better job of stressing every part of the field than the veer and shoot.

The spacing and layering of concepts in this offense are intended to allow the offense to isolate and attack every opposing player on the field with speed and/or power.

2017 Position Rankings: Linebackers

Baron Browning. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I recall a time when Texas was putting players in the NFL at an alarming rate from all over the defensive side of the ball, save linebacker. Sure there was the great Derrick Johnson. Mack Brown even worked his way to solid players and future professionals like Keenan Robinson and Emanuel Acho.

UT staff making recruiting rounds

Derrick Tucker. (VYPE)

The Longhorns coaches hit the ground running yesterday as Spring ball opened for many HS football programs in Texas. Jeff Traylor was in his native land East Texas. Brick Haley and Clay Jennings hit H-Town. Sterlin Gilbert was homeward bound out west. Charlie Williams met up in the Metroplex. Here’s handful of notes and quotes from prospects the UT staff observed and put their eyes on.

Mondays in the Humidor

Shane Buechele. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays with El Cohiba Grande we’re all about post-Spring depth charts and what it means as we head into Summer ball and beyond. The Big Cigar has provided us with a look at three- and four-deep on both sides of the ball so there’s something for everyone to chew on as we head inside the Humidor.

2016 Texas Spring Recap – Defense

Charles Omenihu. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll look at defense; the bread, butter, crust, and sesame seed of Charlie Strong’s football existence. Last year the defense was more crouton than anything else; stale and too easily to crumble. This doesn’t mean the defensive staff forgot how to bake or construct a winning recipe. As we heard throughout spring and witnessed in the scrimmage itself, Strong and Vance Bedford have elected to alter to a 4-2-5 rather than sticking with the 3-3-5 from the last two seasons.

Nike EYBL Session II Recap

Jarred Vanderbilt. (courtesy of VYPE)

With the college basketball season over for several weeks now the focus of college coaches shifts entirely to recruiting as the live evaluation period gets underway. Texas coach Shaka Smart and his staff have wasted no time making their presence felt on the trail. For the second weekend in a row, Shaka and his staff were courtside to watch the best players in the country compete in Session II of the Nike EYBL circuit in Indianapolis, IN.

2018 QB to camp at Texas + thoughts

John Holcombe. (courtesy of the Chronicle)

It’s that time of year when we start to get asked about rising junior quarterbacks. It’s sort of muscle memory at this point to start wondering who the ‘far off in the distance’ quarterback take might be. QB names usually hit the radar quite early, which often results in early offers and commitments.

HALL: In The Trenches – Part II

Brandon Hodges. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Our man Chris Hall does his best impersonation of John Madden as he breaks down the offensive and defensive lines during UT’s Orange-White scrimmage. In The Trenches: Spring Game – PART II (2nd quarter) is must-watch video following the Longhorns and Inside Texas.