Inside Texas Inside Scoop – 10/31/14

Zach Hall. (Courtesy of ETSN.fm)

Inside Texas? More like Inside Florida after Strong and the UT staff hands out offers in the Sunshine State. We talk tons of recruiting, Strong’s Florida coaching ties, a Texas commit looking at A&M, and an A&M commit looking at Texas, plus the other 2014 hoops recruit. All in the Scoop.

Inside the Texas Gameplan: Taking down Tech

Texas Tech. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas took a step back in the Charlie Strong reclamation project against the Wildcats. We anticipated in this space that the combination of Wildcat complexity on offense, Texas youth on offense, KSU quality on defense, and oppressive road atmosphere for Strong’s crew would likely equal a costly lesson for the Longhorns.

Preseason Hoops Post No. 10 – Yancy & Croaker

Damarcus Croaker

During a 3-game stretch at the beginning of the Big 12 season, Damarcus Croaker appeared to be on the precipice of truly breaking out. Similarly to Croaker, Kendal Yancy experienced the famous “Barnes Inconsistency Crush” last year. After playing 16 or more minutes in 10 of the team’s first 15 games, Kendal topped the 16-minute mark only three more times in Texas’ last 19 contests. Our Preseason Hoops Post No. 10 – Croaker and Yancy.

BEDFORD: Notes and Quotes – 10/29/14

Cedric Reed gets ready. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Someone asked Texas Defensive Coordinator Vance Bedford about a potential bowl game this year for the Longhorns, but he didn’t bite Wednesday at his weekly press availability prior to Saturday’s matchup with Texas Tech in Lubbock.

WATSON: Notes and Quotes – 10/28/14

Shawn Watson (Texassports.com)

Player rotations, Swoopes learning curve, and playing in Lubbock was on everyone’s mind today. Here are the Notes and Quotes from Texas QB coach Shawn Watson, plus a few UT players.

Culpepper Commentary: KSU/Tech thoughts

Pat Culpepper. (Will Gallagher/IT)

What happened? After brilliant efforts against Oklahoma (4th quarter) and Iowa State, the Longhorns offense did not come to play. Pure and simple. The offensive line got manhandled, except for a sweep to the left where Malcolm Brown got six yards in the 1st quarter and was not ran again. The Texas running game is non-existent.

Seniors still fighting

Quandre Diggs. (Justin Wells/IT)

Different week; same spin: Texas’ latest loss can be attributed to the “little things” and to lapses in “execution”, coach Charlie Strong said Monday.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Tyrone Swoopes. (Justin Wells/IT)

Is there a lede for an article that can truly capture a reader’s attention after a debacle like Saturday? I mean, unless you’re some sort of sadist, of course. After racking my brain for the better of the 12-hour jaunt from Houston to El Paso, I’ve concluded that there isn’t a lede or an article for that matter that is going to satisfy or assuage the majority of our readership or provide any kind of comfort to those who don’t have an agenda for this Texas staff.

Football and family headed to Austin

Cam Townsend. (Eric Nahlin/IT)

He walked into his own living room on Sunday, October, 26th, and committed to the Texas Longhorns, but for Cameron Townsend and his family, you could tell it was about much more than just football. It was the culmination of a long process in which football played a part, though was secondary to his own maturation process.