Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Thoughts on recruiting in a 5-1 world

Bru McCoy at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

There are going to be ways to position itself for success in that Texas wasn’t able to last season, simply by being a program truly on the rise. For now, it’s the job of the staff to keep winning and the recruiting staff to keep gathering information on prospects and their situations.

Revisiting an offensive recruiting post from July

Marcus Washington at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Texas offense may not have improved at the rate some might have liked, and to be sure it still has its struggles, but it’s hard not to notice real improvement over last year. With the last two weeks resulting in high publicity victories at home, recruiting momentum is within the staff’s grasp. With that in mind I wanted to update this post from July 5th. New commentary is in red.

Friday Night Sights: Port Neches-Groves vs. Huntsville

Roschon Johnson (courtesy Tishy Bryant)

f it could go wrong, it did go wrong for the Port Neches-Groves Indians last Friday night. But, while watching their two players of interest, senior Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson and junior offensive tackle Jaylen Garth, I was still able to see a whole lot of things that went right.

Huntsville took the victory rather easily, 31-14, and the box score wasn’t pretty (17-32 for 191 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception) for Johnson, though it wasn’t indicative of his play.

Thoughts after a disappointing Maryland loss, take two

Keaontay Ingram (Will Gallagher/IT)

There’s no excuse for the team no-showing versus Maryland. The total lack of readiness can only fall on the shoulders of Tom Herman and as far as I could tell he fell on the sword in the press conference.

The team played incredibly slow and you could even see it in their timid movements early on. They were running in mud because they were thinking slowly — again.

Assessing Remaining 2019 Class Needs: Defense

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

When I write that Texas finally has talented seniors again, I primarily mean that on the defensive side of the ball where 8 are set to start versus Maryland. With those players set to exit after this campaign, on-field development within the season, as well as adding players capable of helping in 2019 is on Todd Orlando’s to-do list in preparation for next year.