Author Archives: Bill Frisbie

About Bill Frisbie

Bill is the lead writer for and Inside Texas magazine. A 1984 Bachelor of Journalism graduate of The University of Texas, Frisbie was a senior sports writer for The DailyTexan student newspaper while in college. He was editor of The Longhorn Letter, a former publication of the University of Texas Ex-Students Association and a contributor to The Alcalde alumni magazine. He also served as the City Editor for newspapers in Round Rock and New Braunfels. Frisbie has been with Inside Texas since August, 2002. He has two daughters, Chandler and Darby.

First padded practice opens Herman’s eyes to team issues

Shane Buechele. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tom Herman could not name a single Power Five program that, since the dawn of scholarship limits, has gone through an entire season with just two QBs. But all he had to do was glance at his roster, following Matthew Merrick’s decision Monday to give up football, to concede Texas is so thin behind center that the courtship of former LSU QB Brandon Harris is in play.

Herman getting settled in Austin

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Tom Herman’s been on the job little more than one month and, already, he’s defending his offensive coordinator as well as his grocery list. Apparently there weren’t enough vegetables in Hermann’s shopping cart Wednesday, according to tongue-in-cheek social media posts.

Glass Half-Full, Glass Half-Empty

Charlie Strong (Justin Wells/IT)

AUSTIN — Five losses isn’t good enough at The University of Texas. Charlie Strong said so two years ago.

But five losses has generally become the ‘new normal’ for Longhorn football each season this decade, and that’s why the buzz surrounding Strong’s future centers on whether the program has shown ample progress in his third year. Problem is, ‘progress’ is like ‘beauty’: it’s in the eyes of the beholder. Depends on who you ask.

Strong talks red zone, road woes, Red Raiders

Daje Johnson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: Texas hits the road to face the nation’s top passing offense.

But has Charlie Strong’s porous defense found a recipe for Red Zone success? And why, oh why, was D’Onta Foreman used as a decoy in critical, short-yardage situations against Baylor?

Strong talks ISU, wristbands, and K-State

Kris Boyd. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Texas coach Charlie Strong significantly simplified the defense during the second week of his dual role as head coach-and-coordinator, he said Monday.

Strong also addressed chronic miscommunication issues last Saturday by fitting defensive players, for the first time, with wrist bands listing the defensive sets.