Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

The Inside Scoop (PART II) – 12/26/17

Malik Jefferson. (Gallagher/IT)

Today is the eve of the last game of the season. You don’t want to play those this early in bowl season but it’s better than missing bowl season altogether.

While you’re reading this from the warm confines of your home or office, or your home office (me), the team is preparing like it always does the day before a game:

How We Arrived Here: NSD1 Rewind

Cam Rising. (Will Gallagher/IT)

If you follow recruiting year-round this post isn’t necessarily for you, though maybe it’ll make for a good refresher. If you forgo the drama and only have interest in recruiting to understand what players your program is definitely getting, then this offering should be insightful.

The Inside Scoop – 12/11/17: PART I

Chris Del Conte. (courtesy of TCU athletics)

Since DeLoss Dodds retired in October of 2013 the Texas athletic department has been run by two entirely disparate personalities in the distant and prickish Steve Patterson and affable former letterman Mike Perrin.

Patterson took what few remaining BBs were left in the box and loaded them into buckshot for a weekend, non-hunting season dove hunt. Those little bastards had it coming.

Changing landscape makes for interesting race ahead of NSD1

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Recruiting fans, and not just Texas fans, might want to buckle up, and I don’t simply mean a seat belt. Maybe affix a helmet and HANS device as well. The road ahead is going to have many twists and turns and the traffic will be of the ‘rubbin’ is racin” variety. There may even be a spike strip of a bad beat along the way but Texas is still in contention for a podium finish and champagne bath.

Tuesday Scoop – 12/5/17

Tommy Bush. (Justin Wells/IT)

Scoop #2 on a dreary Tuesday.

With bowl preparation, as well as trying to get as many players closed during the first signing window, we’re seeing a very busy staff being stretched between travel and practice.