Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Mother’s Day recruiting notes

Casey Thompson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We all have our hobbies. Some of you fish. Some of you cook, or at least over salt and burn. Some watch movies to the point they know what noir and Das Boot means. Impressive.

I always liked recruiting, at least since I started reading Dave Campbell’s upon moving to Texas. A nerdy recruitnik – not unlike W.W. McClyde and his vicissitudes – I was hobbying like an SOB on Saturday.

Post-Spring Then and Now – Running Backs

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll continue the series with running backs as Texas looks to find a replacement for D’Onta Foreman’s 2000 yards.

Texas has talent, albeit largely unproven, and it has bodies, but can anyone assert himself as the lead back while the rest of the depth chart finds its level behind him? That answer is yes, provided Chris Warren stays healthy. That’s an ‘if’ the size Warren himself, as illustrated by an exchange between Scipio and I.

Tuesday Scoopage

Jalen Green (Eric Nahlin/IT)

Sometime in the early mid-2000’s some friends and I were on one of those river buses in New Braunfels catching a ride back to the parking lot. It being a long day in the sun, we might have had a little buzz working. I look over to the side and I see somebody’s head standing way taller than the rest. It’s THE Chris Mihm. Within 15 seconds we had that whole bus chanting “Let’s go Celtics!” I still laugh about it wondering if most of the people even knew why we were chanting that.

A Closer Look: Atascocita’s Alex Morris

Alex Morris. (courtesy of Humble ISD)

One of the surprising developments in Texas high school football last year was the improbable playoff run made by the Atascocita Eagles out of Humble.

Other than a 10-point loss to traditional power, North Shore, Atascocita made it through an otherwise easy district schedule unscathed. The playoffs loomed with dates against Deer Park first, then Pearland. Atascocita dispatched those two by a combined 60 points.