Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

News and Notes from the 40 Acres

Texas flag. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Let me prematurely say Happy Thanksgiving.

You’re dead for a long time so don’t spend the day in petty familial arguments. If you’re like me you have some friends with empty chairs at the table this year. Enjoy your people while you have them and be enjoyable why they have you. That last bit is a tall order for some of you :) but do your best. More Strong, Herman, McFaven, LSU and Oregon jobs.

Attacking Recruiting

Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

Nearing Thanksgiving and only seven recruits committed. Typically not ideal but after two heart-stopping cycles of late finishes with Charlie Strong you should be accustomed to this. It doesn’t look like Strong will be here on NSD, but the finish is guaranteed to be furious.

The Know Game: Texas Football

Mike Perrin. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The old, ‘what we know, what we think we know, and what we don’t know’ game.

With some reports out there that are kind of reporting things that appear to be reportage, I figured I’d chime in. Admittedly this isn’t going to be much different but I’ll try and piece all the moving parts together with a bit more substance and you guys can super-sleuth it to come to your own conclusion as to what’s going on.

A look at some 2018’s on the Texas radar

Jalen Preston (Eric Nahlin/IT)

You can’t tell by the temperature outside, but Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. Perhaps a better indicator of that will be lines at the grocery store. They’re the worst.

Thanksgiving means being thankful another merciful offseason is upon us, which typically means belly laughing at the foibles of rival schools and recruiting at a higher level than the team plays.

Stream of Consci__sness — 11/10/16

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

From his first couple of carries as a freshman, D’Onta Foreman showed the ability to get downhill thanks to surprising explosiveness and one-cut ability at his size. He didn’t get many carries in 2014, but when his number was called he flashed. Many an astute fan noticed we might have a steal on our hands.

Stream of Consci__sness — 11/2/16

Malik Jefferson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

This season may not have turned into a title fight like so many hoped after the Notre Dame win, but Texas and Charlie Strong can still go the distance if it wins the championship 9th-12th rounds. Typically to do so, a fighter is required to have a granite chin and stamina, all the while retaining skill. That hasn’t exactly been a hallmark of this team — to put it mildly — but Texas has a puncher’s chance to win the final four rounds due to good scheduling fortune, UT’s offensive ability, and the fact the Big 12 is a traveling pack of midget wrestlers this season (and probably many after).

Stream of Consci__sness – 10/26/16

Jeff McCulloch and Malcolm Roach. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Let’s keep the disappointing season going with another SOC!

Before I started critiquing millionaire coaches from my once trendy, now passé couch, I worked in the real world like most of you poor (or rich) souls. That was the glamorous life that was industrial gas and welding supply sales in the mecca of that business, Houston, Texas.