Texas gets new RB coach

Anthony Johnson. (courtesy of Toledo)

Anthony Johnson, a former member of the Longhorns football team (2001-05) and staff, and a 10-year coaching veteran who was recently named co-offensive coordinator at Toledo, has been named running backs coach at Texas, head coach Charlie Strong announced Saturday.

Staff Turnover and Recruiting Effects

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Staff Turnover Won’t Help Recruiting. Alternate headline: Staff Turnover Won’t Hurt Recruiting.

Strong did it. He overcame very tough odds to land back to back NFL loaded recruiting classes. A dash of luck here, impressive strategizing there, the fortitude to pull it all off, and Texas is back to its talent advantaged ways.

Inside the Gameplan: Building Blocks

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Every year, college teams have to revamp their strategies and team identities around a new cast of players. Ideally, each team is designed to feature the strengths of the senior class (with exceptions for talented, younger players) and each year the team evolves to emphasize the players who are best prepared and equipped to be the constants in a winning formula.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar – Q&A

Sterlin Gilbert. (Angelo State Athletics)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ll take reader questions for the Big Cigar as we get into the meat of winter workouts. We received a lot of great questions but with so many submissions, we could only answer a portion of the questions. If your question didn’t get answered, in the vast majority of the cases it wasn’t because we don’t like you, it’s just because there was no real good answer at the time or there simply wasn’t enough room, inside the Humidor.

2017 Class Overview: Defense

Lagaryonn Carson (Justin Wells/IT)

There was a time during the 2016 cycle when people were wondering where the defensive players were. Indeed, Texas only received four verbal commitments during the calendar year for the class, and just two before November. A vocal minority questioned the method to Charlie Strong’s madness, but as we saw over the course of the last couple months, Charlie Strong got this.