Author Archives: Eric Nahlin

Assumptions about the program’s future, safe and otherwise

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’m constantly reminded that babies grow up in the blink of an eye, and to enjoy each of the stages of maturation while in the moment. It seems like weekly, if not daily, I see something new snap in my son’s eyes, cognition that wasn’t there when I put him to bed the night before. I think the parallels can be made to this Texas offense and its starting quarterback with the leaps and bounds it has made in not just the last year, but over the last few months.

My 2020 In-State Covet List

Demond Demas before the UT-TCU game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The 2020 recruiting class has better elite talent at the top and is much deeper across the lines. If Texas can take care of business on the field over the next two months and also close out the 2019 class strong, the staff will have momentum on its side to make significant strides towards a top-five class that’s more centered on in-state prospects.

Revisiting another recruiting post from July

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

In an effort to keep the 2019 story arc going I’ve been wanting to update this post for a while but I needed more time for the cycle to take shape. In recent weeks early season success at Texas, as well as the NSD1 countdown continuing along its inexorable path, have had a crystallizing effect on the staff’s intentions. Questions still loom of course, but we can at least venture educated guesses at most of them. The old post is in the normal font color, new is in red.

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.