Author Archives: Bill Frisbie

About Bill Frisbie

Bill is the lead writer for InsideTexas.com 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.

Comfortably Strong

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly hasn’t announced his starting QB and, now, Charlie Strong hasn’t either. In fact, Texas broke custom by not even releasing a depth chart Monday.

Strong’s Summer Recap

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — The most important thing you need to know about the current state of Texas football is this: Shane Buechele pestered Charlie Strong at 10:30 pm earlier this month until the head coach opened the indoor practice facility. The precocious freshman wanted an after-hours session with the likes of WR Collin Johnson and no, it couldn’t wait until morning. It underscores the sense of urgency that now permeates the program.

Texas tempo speeding up

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Last season, a sputtering Texas offense kept the speed limit at 65. Now, Sterlin Gilbert’s souped-up scheme expects to clock 100 each time he takes the ‘ol baby out for a spin. One hundred plays: that’s how many snaps Gilbert wants to run each game, players said Tuesday. And that’s putting the pedal to the metal considering Texas averaged 65 plays per outing in 2015.

Players, coaches talk tempo

Dylan Haines. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Seventy plays in 10 minutes.

That’s how fast Sterlin Gilbert’s offense is moving these days. That’s more plays than Texas’ defense faced in entire games last season. And that’s part of the reason defensive coordinator Vance Bedford was nursing a raspy voice during his impromptu visit with members of the media Tuesday.