Jordan Spieth wins The Open Championship

Jordan Spieth. (JordanSpiethGolf.com)

Texas-Ex Jordan Spieth wins his third major and first Open Championship at Royal Birkdale today. He’s the second youngest to win three of the four major tournaments, only behind Jack Nicklaus, before he turns 24 years old.

Our resident golf guru @hopefulhorn with the details on a crazy Sunday at a Major.

Stream of Consci__sness – 7/23/17

Roschon Johnson at the Opening Regional in Frisco. (Justin Wells/IT)

Speaking of excitement, that was a pretty exhilarating Friday for recruitniks and fans. It was also a blast to share the Jalen Green commitment with the remaining attendees of the happy hour. That was cause for yet another final final.

One-on-One with 5-star DeMarvin Leal

DeMarvin Leal. (courtesy of Leal)

AUSTIN — Another camp, another successful event put on by the Texas Football staff on Friday night. When they weren’t dousing Tom Herman in the dunk tank, or having a giant water balloon fight on the field at DKR, the 2018 and 2019 prospects were competing in special events and getting a dose of what the future holds for the program on the 40 Acres.

One such prospect was 5-star DE DeMarvin Leal.

Texas Goes Green

Jalen Green and Michael Huff (Courtesy of Green)

2018 is loaded instate at the cornerback position and Texas just received a commitment from one of, if not, the best.

Houston Heights cornerback Jalen Green committed to Texas today over offers from Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Clemson and many others. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound corner was highly coveted in the 2018 class.

Coaching Turnarounds at Texas: Darrell Royal

Darrell K. Royal. (Photo by Art Shay /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

This is a series on coaching turnarounds (or attempted turnarounds ) at Texas, starting with the Royal era. I think there are some learning points to be gleaned and, at the risk of doing the reveal too early, I think they portend favorably for Herman.
All Texas coaching hires – like presidential elections – are a lesson in oversteering. The tendency to hire what the previous guy was not is predictable. The things we focus on also tend to be shallow and useless.

Fridays in the Humidor – 7/21/17

Mustapha Muhammad (Joe Cook/IT)

The Stars at Night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. So are the prospects headed to Austin today for UT’s final HS camp before fall camp begins on July 31st. We’ve got the roster with notes and tidbits in each invitee. It’s hot outside so come inside the Humidor where its loaded with info and goodies.

Dickson comfortable prior to third year in Austin

Michael Dickson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

At a program like Nathan Chapmanā€™s ProKick Australia, Australians who learn how to punt an American football learn without knowing too much about the game in general. Texas punter Michael Dickson is a prime example of this, learning about football in a way that immediately put his feet into the fire.

Williams, constant among changes, leads Texas into season

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The past few years have been a period of major upheaval for Texas Longhorns football, including two head coaching changes. When Derek Warehime came with head coach Tom Herman from Houston, he became the third offensive line coach to work with the Class of 2015.

Since the first game of 2015, Connor Williams has played at an All-American level at left tackle. On the cusp of this third, and possibly final year on the Longhorn offensive line, Williams is accepting leadership responsibilities to bring Texas out of one of its worst stretches.

Inside the Gameplan: ISU and KSU

Anthony Wheeler. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas’ reward for going into the Coliseum to take on Sam Darnold and the USC Trojans is a weekend off to recuperate and assess before conference play. They then draw a Thursday night game in Ames, which has been a troublesome place for Texas this decade. Then they get another weekend off before entering the gauntlet portion of the schedule against K-State, Oklahoma, and then Oklahoma State in successive weeks.