Carson chooses Texas

Daniel Carson (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Recruiting Q&A: Three Weeks Remain

2018 Texas commits (via Twitter)

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.

Roach leads upset of No. 8 Red Raiders, 67-58

Kerwin Roach (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Herb Hand: Smashmouth spread founding father

Zach Shackelford and Patrick Vahe (Will Gallagher/IT)

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