Here are some mildly interesting notes not worth holding on until the next insider feature.
September’s over. We’ve seen the Horns play four games and now we have some Hudl to enjoy of commits to discuss how they fit. We’ve also heard Herman discuss what’s missing from the roster, or at least hint at it.
Let’s take a look at some possible late options for Texas to round out the class. Today we’ll do offensive line and tight end. This isn’t a complete list of who the coaches are looking at. That number is much, much higher.
Chris Daniels’ departure is only surprising because he seemed to turn the corner this off-season when he lost needless weight. But going back to his high school days, there were always questions about motivation. In recent weeks it was obvious he was high school Chris.
On Saturday we were treated to something we haven’t seen since 2014, quality and consistent linebacker play from the whole unit, rather than poor fundamentals and a sprinkling of athletic WOW plays. Plays were made at the line of scrimmage or behind it rather than 10 yards down the field. They played physical. It was awesome.
The science of roster allocation versus cap space, and needs versus best player available (BPA).
Any Texans fans out there?
No two recruiting cycles are alike, and when you factor for starkly different approaches between Charlie Strong and Tom Herman, there’s quite a bit to chronicle. Compounding the interest; for the first time for college football, NSD is plural as we’ll have one that runs from December 20-22 along with the customary first Wednesday in February (2/7).
Talent is a topic I thought we were well past, but after the disheartening loss to Maryland it is back to being the easy go-to reason for underachievement.
Texas doesn’t lack talent.
This endeavor is a bit premature but I’ll happily update my thoughts as we accumulate more information, likely after USC.
Based on Saturday’s game there’s a chance Texas won’t exorcise demons until there’s significant roster turnover. The fastest way to accomplish that is with big recruiting classes, which should be on the order for the next two cycles. While you convulse as you remember I wrote the same damn thing in 2014, I’ll continue.
Eric Nahlin provides his thoughts on the official depth chart released by Texas on Monday.