Let’s talk about the coaches, a big official visit weekend, backup plans, graduate transfers, and perhaps the state’s top defensive tackle. Let’s get into this Scoop.
With 11:32 left to play in the second half of Saturday’s game between the Longhorns and the West Virginia Mountaineers, junior forward Dylan Osetkowski rattled home a step-through lay-up to cut the Mountaineer lead to just eight.
After that bucket, the Longhorns wouldn’t score for almost five minutes.
This has been about the damnedest ride in many a year for us junkies. Hiring Herman has certainly been a hoot in so many different directions. Attempting to read his mind is about akin to winning the lottery. The variety of thoughts mired in my limited capacity has amounted to an endless stream of wtf’s too often but I still smile when I say that.
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.