In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar, we’ll talk about the spring game and what coaches and players thought about the Saturday showcase.
Okay, Saturday’s scrimmage was clean and crisp, especially early on. Color me intrigued by much what I saw. Like many have said, the defense played better than expected, but I also saw a lot to like on offense. It’s a zero sum game to be sure, but I was oddly pleased with both sides of the ball.
We start the week off with Weekend Update . Here’s the Sunday early edition.
With the Spring game as the main event, Texas hosted a handful of recruits from 2016 and 2017 at DKR on Saturday. Admittedly the cast of characters weren’t the best the state has to offer, but that doesn’t change that the Horns are still in good standing with a generous portion of the state’s top talent. One of those 5-stars was actually there to see Shaka Smart and the UT hoops program.
Texas fans that focused on desperately needed development at quarterback may have missed, during Saturday’s annual Spring Game, the upgrades that could matter most to the team’s success this season. Namely, the upgrades that are everywhere else.
The Texas Spring game is today at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium. It’s gameday, y’all.
There is no off-season, no down time, no vacation, no break. Which means there’s plenty of UT stuff to talk about, even in April…
Spring game visitor list. A breakdown of each prospect headed to Austin. More team notes including the quarterback spot. Quotes from prospects Baron Browning, Kendell Jones, and Kam Martin, plus more Shake Smart recruiting info. It’s a jam-packed Inside Scoop.
Vance Bedford “hates freshmen,” but predicted Thursday that as many as six could crack his 2-Deep chart — and “that’s scary.”
Replacing six starters is akin to losing nearly two-thirds of last season’s production, the Texas defensive coordinator surmised. But there have been several bright spots on his side of the ball this spring. And there is no doubt in his mind where the strength of his unit lies.
We deliver the Recruiting Notebook – Spring Game Edition this week. We stay in-state for a head-hunting DB, and a couple of edge-rushing ends. Then we hit the slopes of Colorado for an under-the-radar tight end that favors the Austin life. The Texas Spring game may be Saturday but the Notebook drops today.
Don’t hand the starting QB job to incumbent Tyrone Swoopes just yet. RS-freshman Jerrod Heard has made significant strides down the stretch, Texas coach Charlie Strong said Wednesday.