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The Inside Scoop – 2/20/17

B.J. Foster (Justin Wells/IT)

In what is shaping up to be an epic Junior Day roster, Tom Herman’s first event is already gathering steam on a national level with an inordinate amount of out-of-state players joining some of the best prospects the state of Texas has to offer. All in the Inside Scoop.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/17/17

Mike Perrin. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of the Humidor, we get the details on the timeline and the targets for Texas’ next athletic director. We also provide an updated list for next weekend’s junior day, talk spring practice schedule, and talk about the way Herman and his staff groups his players.

The Inside Scoop – 2/13/17

DeMarvion Overshown. (Justin Wells/IT)

This week’s Scoop talks coaching clinic news as the UT staff hung out in Aggieland (cringes), and updated Junior Day list, 1-on-1 with the next big thing out of East Texas, recruiting notes, and basketball talk for your Monday.

UT’s Pursuit of Out of State Talent – Vol 1

Jaelen Gill. (courtesy of ElevenWarriors.com)

We’ve started looking deeper into recruiting philosophies of the Thomas Herman.

At times, when the state isn’t birthing certain quality at specific positions – like LB, RB in 2018 – you have to open the borders and find the fits. We’ve gathered a handful of notes and quotes from the OOS offers Herman and his staff have extended. We’ll break down a mixture over the next few months.

News and Notes from The Opening – Houston

Brennan Eagles. (courtesy of Nike)

Some thoughts and observations. We’ll go into the insider-y stuff tomorrow.

The weather wasn’t inviting at 50 degrees and a slight breeze that made it cooler. I knew speed and agility times would be down, which is why my jaw hit the floor when Brennan Eagles told me his numbers. More from the Houston Regional.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/3/17

Mike Perrin and Greg Fenves introduce Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Like all new coaches, Herman wanted to come in and let everyone know who was in charge. If you think he cares that he seemed abrasive he doesn’t. It’s all part of the process, and it’s no different than any other coach. Recall Strong telling the team, “you just got a good staff fired.”

This and more inside the Humidor.