AUSTIN – On a gorgeous sunny day at DKR, the Texas Longhorns held their Student Appreciation Day and first scrimmage of the Spring. While the crowd was small, the enthusiasm was large as people got to see outside of an expanded social media contingent what Tom Herman’s been cooking in his laboratory since his arrival in December. There were big plays, potentially important injuries, and big hits. Physicality was in full effect.
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It’s Round Up weekend in Austin and a handful of UT’s top targets will be there visiting and watching the Horns’ first Spring scrimmage. We’ve got practice notes, recruiting info, and a look at each prospect in this week’s Humidor.
This week’s Scoop comes off of Spring Break with tons of news/notes from the Under Armour Camp on Sunday, latest on some of the top targets, and a potential visitor list for Saturday’s practice could yield profits soon. Plus, a Hoops Scoop you don’t want to miss.
Imagine being in college and combining Spring Break with St. Patrick’s Day. Talk about a super-collider of drunken fun in which those Irish girls better put on their 100 SPF. Despite it being Spring Break we’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the players sticking to their workouts. Many went home rather than to the beach.
It’s Friday. You probably do have a job. You probably do have something to do. But read this anyways. We’ve got team info, and updates on Texas’ newest QB target Inside the Humidor.
In the second Spring practice for 2017, the prevailing theme was tempo and intensity.
I think a lot of coaches in CFB talk tempo, but only a few actually demonstrate it during an actual practice. What is fast and quick to some, isn’t so much to others. With Tom Herman and his staff, there’s no doubting the uptick in tempo and reps performed during each drill.
Good news for the pure football fans, though, Spring practice begins this week, and then really kicks off the week following Spring break. We’ll write a full Spring preview next week after we have the data points of a couple of shirts and shorts practices stemming from this Tuesday and Thursday.
We also recap a busy Opening Regional in Dallas was Texas targets talking UT, and ones to watch over the spring and summer. We finish with a Hoops Top 5 things to know heading into the basketball offseason. This Inside Scoop delivers.
We’re just four days away from the first Spring practice. There will also be another practice on the 9th, and then the team will leave for Spring break. Upon return, I wouldn’t be surprised by hellacious conditioning to see who has stayed hydrated. When Herman was first hired to Texas we had a U of H insider offer details of Herman’s program. One of the biggest points he made was Herman was a stickler for hydration because it helps negate soft tissue injuries (muscle pulls). We’re now hearing second-hand accounts of how serious Herman is about hydration, and nutrition/eating in general. We’re hearing a whole lot of things in this Humidor.
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