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The football coaching storyline at the University of Texas hasn’t been demonstrably altered for more than 50 years now.
Spent a good half hour listening to Justin/Ian podcast and enjoyed their respective takes on the first installment of the Herman takeover at UT. They shared several opinions concerning various subjects in recruiting and possible defensive decisions/player positions. It was entertaining and definitely provided food for thought so here I am pitching a few of my own questions/remarks that intrigue my own sweet self.
Six turnover in the first four and a half minutes saw Kansas run out to a 19-5 lead and Texas fans everywhere cursed Shaka Smart, turned off their television and threw their remotes at the nearest cushion/pillow/hamper/Aggie.
On my computer I have little text edit documents with the depth charts for just about every power 5 program as well as 20 or so mid-majors that are nationally relevant. I track all the starters and some of the backups with their size, class, where they came from, and sometimes their 247 ranking coming out of HS or JUCO.
So I have quite the archive of college player info. It’s useful for evaluating teams but it’s also useful for recognizing patterns:
The Texas Longhorns, owners of a four game losing streak, will attempt to do the impossible as they head to Allen Fieldhouse to take on the #2 Jayhawks in Lawrence, KS. KU (winners of 17 straight) on the other hand, has once again put itself in the driver’s seat for yet another Big 12 title.
On Friday, new head strength and conditioning coach for football Yancy McKnight was made available to the media. McKnight, who served with Tom Herman at multiple stops, went in-depth on his process, relationship building, the Oregon controversy, and the pieces he has to mold before spring ball starts.
AUSTIN — Texas DC Todd Orlando knew he needed a heat-seeking missile to play ILB.
Mission accomplished. Texas landed the nation’s top Juco LB, Gary Johnson today.
In this edition of the Humidor, the IT staff takes us through how Tom Herman and the rest of the staff are approaching the offseason, including recruiting and team mentality. We also dive into visitors coming in this weekend, and some who could make a mid-week trip; plus former Longhorn talks Max Cummins.
We’re 14 days from NSD. Just a handful of quick tidbits for your reading pleasure.
Ian and I do that podcast thing where we’re talking defensive fits in the new Todd Orlando defense + more forecasting of 2017’s class.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers stop by.