We discuss the Sugar Bowl, what we know about UT going forward, Hurts to OU, the Big 12 landscape, and Ian’s five favorite signees on each side of the ball.
By this time we know who Texas missed on and who it signed. The staff did an absolutely tremendous job of keeping its head above water as the SS Class of 2019 took on a little early water. Turns out there wasn’t a hole in the vessel, just some shoddy plumbing.
Eric Nahlin drops notes on a 2020 ATH and a 2021 offensive lineman.
These games are typically anguishing to watch, but I’m looking forward to seeing the commits play.
If you’re looking for negativity you’ve come to the wrong place. If you’re looking for positivity, also, the wrong place. Objectivity is the name of the game. Here’s how I see things during the 7th inning stretch.
After overestimating Tom Herman’s immediate recruiting impact on the class of 2017 upon his arrival to Texas, I hurriedly re-calibrated my expectations and wrote the finish wouldn’t be quite as smooth as I originally thought. That bore out, but the staff’s penchant for evaluation and pragmatic, ‘save the ship’ approach, had a positive long-term effect on the roster. Saving those scholarships enabled the staff to sign the #3 class in the nation in the following cycle.
It’s been a fun week of recruiting. Here’s something to read while we get back to work on the Humidor.
In most years, Texas having only two commitments from the state’s top-25 at this point in the cycle would be cause for great concern. This is not most years.
We know the drill: the state is down, both from an athletic and mental evaluation standpoint, the state is ultra-competitive for the few players UT deems championship caliber, and Herman thought it the perfect time to establish an out-of-state footprint.
I’m constantly reminded that babies grow up in the blink of an eye, and to enjoy each of the stages of maturation while in the moment. It seems like weekly, if not daily, I see something new snap in my son’s eyes, cognition that wasn’t there when I put him to bed the night before. I think the parallels can be made to this Texas offense and its starting quarterback with the leaps and bounds it has made in not just the last year, but over the last few months.
Eric Nahlin explains the musical chairs resulting from the ever-changing national landscape of 2019 RB recruiting.