Latest on coaching arrangements, new targets, visitors this weekend, how Hand helps UT’s offense, and those grad transfer o-linemen. Another loaded Humidor.
AUSTIN — Texas’ class of 2018 continues to grow in size and talent. Today, the Longhorns added someone with both.
2018 Independence (MO) William Chrisman DL Daniel Carson committed to Texas today. Carson had competing offers from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Missouri, Miami (FL), and Ohio State among others.
I’ve been intrigued by Poona Ford since he committed to Texas. I once likened him to a 6-8, 300 pound DT placed in a trash compactor. A man who grew up living in Jupiter’s gravity.
Many will want absolute answers when there’s still a lot of uncertainty, but Texas is poised for a very fine finish on defensive line, though finding a Rover is still a concern. I’d also like to see more traction with slot receiver. The staff could defer to 2019 if necessary.
Chris Beard’s eighth-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders presented Texas with several challenges similar to those they had already faced this conference season. Could they survive without sophomore guard Andrew Jones? Could they hold serve with another top-rated Big 12 team? Could they hold a double-digit lead during conference play? Tonight, Shaka Smart’s Longhorns answered each with an emphatic yes.
Longhorn sophomore QB Shane Buechele will undergo surgery on a torn adductor (hip)/abdominal muscle he sustained in the Texas Bowl.
Herb Hand, Grad Transfer OL, Carson, OVs this weekend, Caleb O, Williams, V-Jack. The works.
Well, I didn’t see that hire coming. In my defense, I don’t think anyone did, but, with this hire I might have figured out the end game.
Back in the day the spread offense used to be more of a system for guys that wanted to throw the ball all over the field. Even the singleback guys that were adopting the spread to run the ball were guys in love with bringing pro-style, outside zone-based structures to the college game. Guys like Greg Davis
Multiple reports are saying Texas has hired Auburn’s OL coach Herb Hand as a Co-OC/OL coach in Austin. (Brett McMurphy had it first)