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After one season at Texas, freshman forward Mohamed Bamba declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday.
When asked in his Monday press conference who he saw as team leaders on the Longhorns, Tom Herman went into a brief position-by-position breakdown. I’ll do the same.
AUSTIN — For the Texas Longhorns, the tumultuousness of a 6-6 season seemed to be quickly forgotten after they defeated Missouri in the Texas Bowl. For head coach Tom Herman, that game allowed the team to finally realize what Herman and his staff could do at Texas.
I was able to watch the full Spring press conference and Herman shared several off-season improvements measured in the S&C program.
It’s almost that time. We’re less than 24 hours from spring football and Texas is still riding high after the Texas Bowl win over Missouri in Houston. We cover what to expect, plus a ton of recruiting as the weather heats up. Notes/quotes from some of UT’s top targets in today’s Scoop.
Despite big losses on all three levels of defense I think it’s possible Texas can improve on 2017’s defense by simply limiting big-play coverage busts. With experience across the board in the secondary there shouldn’t be any excuses about not being the same page.
The Evaluating Football Athletes series illustrates the physical attributes competent evaluators should be looking to feed into their development process. It’s also a caution to focus on what players CAN BE. Film can be self-evident – it doesn’t take many clips of Adrian Peterson or Shaun Rogers in high school to understand what you’re seeing – but they’re exceptional athletes with floors already higher at age 18 than most athlete’s ceilings at age 25. That’s why you recruit them.
Tuesday will begin another chapter in the yearly quest of building a championship football team. It’s called spring training. My best bet is coach Herman would love to start the spring with a rousing 1-on-1 circle drill. Perhaps he might opt to go with shotgun alley or even bull in the ring. They all set tone. It’s the first ingredient in physical football.
NASHVILLE — Shaka Smart’s Texas squad played the game it wanted to through the first 20 minutes of its first round matchup against 7th seed Nevada.
The second half and overtime played to the Wolfpack’s style, and that allowed them to erase a 14-point deficit to win in overtime, 87-83.
The team is on spring break before beginning practice on Tuesday so we’ll focus on recruiting.
We’ve been asked about the UT Big Board. This obviously isn’t official but it very closely aligns with where the staff’s collective head is at. If a player isn’t mentioned it doesn’t mean the staff doesn’t want him and we very well could be missing on a priority player or two, but this is very a close depiction under ideal circumstances.