The Inside Scoop – 11/20/17

Tamauzia Brown. (Justin Wells/IT)

We dive into Texas Longhorns Football from the full scope. New 2018 and 2019 recruiting as the HS playoffs begin. The Longhorns look to finish up an already stellar class in 2018 while growing and building relationships with the 2019 group. The Scoop is looking forward to bowl practices.

Herman, players reach important goal with 6th win

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps with the Hook'Em. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — After defeating the No. 24 West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, Texas earned bowl eligibility with its sixth win.
It is a huge milestone for head coach Tom Herman and the rest of the Longhorn staff and team, as another December spent at home would have severely impeded what the first year coach wants to build during his time in Austin.

Texas-West Virginia Postmortem: Offense/Defense

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Appalachian rain couldn’t stop Longhorn reign. Texas finally got a break – of Will Grier’s finger – in a season that had featured precious few. Grier’s middle finger was the best six-Point Break since Patrick Swayze was robbing banks and Johnny Utah wasn’t having it. The Texas-West Virginia Postmortem: Offense and Defense.

Bowl Bound Texas Beats WVU, 28-14

Malik Jefferson. (Gallagher/IT)

MORGANTOWN, WV — Texas entered Saturday’s game at No. 24 West Virginia winless in 2017 against ranked opponents. 

Stopping WVU quarterback Will Grier was a tough task, but Texas had its own difference maker on the offensive side of the ball in junior Connor Williams, back for the first time since USC. Texas rushed for more than 230 yards behind an invigorated offensive line and held the potent Mountaineer offense in check after WVU quarterback Will Grier’s injury to earn bowl eligibility in a 28-14 win.

Fridays in the Humidor – 11/17/17

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

By now you’ve heard Cade Brewer is out for the remainder of the season. That’s bad enough, but that bad news is compounded by him missing the spring as well. Perhaps Andrew Beck will be back but for a team still working on offensive identity going into next year this isn’t good news. Last night we heard Brewer was on crutches….

Scouting the West Virginia Mountaineers

Shane Buechele (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Mountaineers have ridden a high powered offense and a favorable schedule to a 7-3 record with Texas and Oklahoma still remaining. Their season upside rests on getting a win at home against the Longhorns. Once firmly on the hot seat, Dana Holgorsen is 16-5 in his last 21 Big 12 contests.