Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Thoughts on Roster Table and Roster Management: Offense

Shane Buechele. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Once you get passed some of the NFL upper-class talent Charlie Strong inherited, Mack Brown’s roster was something of a mess. This is best personified with Mack thinking Terrell Cuney was fine as the lone OL take in 2014, and the absolute retooling Strong had to do from top to bottom with regards to assembling talent at every position.

Catching up with Army All-American Derek Kerstetter

Derek Kerstetter. (Joe Cook/IT)

One of the interesting early actions of the Tom Herman staff was to pursue new offensive line options rather than to bring along any of the players currently committed to Houston. This gave us keen insight into who they had atop their Houston board, but were unable to land, likely because of the Houston brand rather than through any real fault of their own.

A new look at the numbers for 2017

Josh Thompson. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Toneil Carter commitment couldn’t have come at better time or faster rate. His recruitment went 0 to 60 in the same time he does, giving Tom Herman’s staff a much needed jolt. This was a just reward for persistent work, and also a bit of good fortune.