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The Inside Scoop – 1/14/19

Chris Thompson (Justin Wells/IT)

Notes and quotes from top targets at the Next Level Athlete camp, info on several Austin-area prospects, coaches searching for possible additions to next season’s team, and an update on a remaining 2019 target.

The Inside Texas Inside Scoop: 1/7/19

Deondrick Glass (Joe Cook/IT)

When Texas is looking to fill a position of need, the staff won’t confine its options to one of high school, JUCO, or grad transfer, rather it will typically weigh all available options and go from there. In some instances they may like their young options and want someone who can fill an immediate gap (or vice versa), but for the most part they’ll always go best player available from the three main tributaries to the program. Talent is talent and they don’t care if you’re a high school player, at Last Chance U, or are ready to move on from your current four-year school as long as you fit the culture and can improve the program.

Fridays in the Humidor: 1/4/19

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

It’s been three days since the Sugar Bowl and still the wildest thing isn’t the win, but the sight of Bevo charging towards UGA. That not only put a charge in the fan base, but also the team. When the clip ran before the game the locker room “absolutely exploded.” I won’t say it made a difference but others who were in that room would disagree. They sure came out hot.

IT Roundtable – Georgia

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

The final game of Tom Herman’s second season as the Texas Longhorn head coach takes place in New Orleans against a tough Georgia Bulldogs team. The IT Staff looks at what Texas needs to do in order to have a shot at a New Years Six bowl victory.

The Inside Scoop – 12/31/18

Kenyatta Watson II (Courtesy of TexAgs)

These calendars go by pretty damn quick. Remember, tonight is amateur hour so be safe if you elect to go out. But also, be the surge.
It’s been a good year for Texas fandom. The 2018 season has served as a useful springboard into 2019. That’s all we could ask for as Tom Herman works towards building a perennial contender.

The Inside Scoop – Christmas Eve Edition

Jordan Whittington in state championship at AT&T Stadium. (Justin Wells/IT)

On the eve of Christmas, we begin to settle in with family and friends on this wonderful holiday. Let’s wrap up the Texas HS State Championships – one for the ages – with notes and quotes from players headed to Austin or on the Texas Big Board for 2020 and 2021. Get some Scoop in your stocking.

Fridays in the Humidor Q&A – 12/21/18

Bru McCoy at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

We owe you a team info packed Humidor which you’ll get. I’ll do the defensive version of the offensive one we wrote a couple of weeks. Last night had me missing my normal Thursday calls. Sorry, but when I get a chance to catch up with the immaculately dressed @DrewKelson I’m going to take advantage.

We can start this Q&A up with a couple of notes: