As you all are likely aware, Andrew Jones made it official last night and declared for the draft meaning both of Texas’ high level freshmen (along with Jarrett Allen) have submitted their names to the NBA without hiring an agent.
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Ian and myself discuss the early weeks of Spring football, injuries, and what to expect in the Spring game. We also try to talk about a 4th Predator but run out of time.
When Dave Aranda took his crafty and thoroughly modern defensive scheme from Wisconsin to LSU it seemed a potentially terrifying combination. The only question was how long it would take for Aranda’s more complex, protection-busting schemes to connect with an athletic LSU roster that had been successful in a different system for some time.
We’ve learned sophomore center Zach Shackelford is out for the remainder of Spring (ankle). Bummer because he was impressing.
UT’s pursuit of its signal-caller for 2018 is close to entering the Spring evaluation period. Three QBs will be in Austin this week so let’s look at each.
Former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman missed most of what he called his “biggest job interview to date” in the NFL Scouting Combine due to a stress fracture in his left foot. As he recently penned in Men’s Health, Foreman entered into the combine in the best shape of his life thanks to a new nutrition plan, he just was not able to prove it.
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A fun thing about recruiting is evaluation and seeing a staff’s big board materialize before you. It’s one of the reasons people geek as hard as Fuddward on the NFL draft. Often times staff’s are forced to give away their intentions through offers but in recent years offers aren’t what they use to be, otherwise Texas would already have its quarterback in the class, imo.
What the coaches want from this defense with respect to scheme and personnel is starting to come into sharp focus.
Spring cleaning, while eagerly (yes, eagerly) awaiting the Orange-White game in April…