Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

2017 remaining needs

Chevin Calloway. (courtesy of Calloway)

How about a refresher as we head into the second-to-last official visit weekend? Eric Nahlin takes us position-by-position with two visit weekends left and the clock ticking down until National Signing Day.

What goes into an official visit?

Malik Jefferson. (courtesy of Jefferson family)

We get asked this question every year at this time, just as we’ll get asked ‘what goes into a junior day’ next month. Official visits are the compilation of fun, business, and atmosphere. It’s the ultimate, and most importantly, the last time a prospect gets to see your school before he decides.

Thoughts on Roster Table and Roster Management: Offense

Shane Buechele. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Once you get passed some of the NFL upper-class talent Charlie Strong inherited, Mack Brown’s roster was something of a mess. This is best personified with Mack thinking Terrell Cuney was fine as the lone OL take in 2014, and the absolute retooling Strong had to do from top to bottom with regards to assembling talent at every position.

Catching up with Army All-American Derek Kerstetter

Derek Kerstetter. (Joe Cook/IT)

One of the interesting early actions of the Tom Herman staff was to pursue new offensive line options rather than to bring along any of the players currently committed to Houston. This gave us keen insight into who they had atop their Houston board, but were unable to land, likely because of the Houston brand rather than through any real fault of their own.