Since we pretty much know the depth chart, we’ll eschew the position by position breakdown and use a Q&A format. Remember, this is an amalgamation of information from numerous sources, but when done in this style, it’s easy to attach a voice to it. In keeping with the theme of preparing for the season, I suggest Craig Way.
With two weeks left in the dead period, recruiting is relatively quiet on the 40 Acres. While we hit on a ton of team info in the first Scoop, let’s take a closer look at UT’s Class of 2019 and who might be joining the group next.
Todd Orlando said the offense edged out the defense. From what we’ve gathered it was pretty even. We did hear, “the defense looked really solid as usual,” but it’s important to note that this scrimmage was pretty vanilla and the structure was different from those in the past. It was family day, and you aren’t going to ask families of players to travel great lengths and not see their child play. Like a Little League game the staff wanted to make sure everyone got an at bat. Still, there was plenty of important work to be had.
If we were to craft a Humidor construction paper chain to countdown to the season, just three rings would remain. Let’s clip another one.
The best news this week is there were no significant injuries. So far Texas has only been lightly nibbled on by the injury bug — hopefully it stays that way.
Position-by-position scrimmage notes including an interesting development on the offensive line, looking at JUCO options on defense, an update on two top WR targets, and other recruiting notes in a packed Monday scoop.
The second week of practice brought pads with it, as well as a heavy dose of install as the staff began to move beyond the basics. We’ll shed some light on that as we break down the team by position.
After three days of camp and a long scrimmage on Sunday the team will have a recovery day on Monday, before a loaded week of practices. A lot of team info early on, with the State of Recruiting and latest from the Class of 2019 in Monday’s Scoop.
Cloudy skies yet again, but a slight breeze and slightly cooler temperatures made for the most enjoyable weather of the weekend. Sunday was the first of the three days that the team put pads on. There were no offensive or defensive team drills today, so there was no way to tell if things had changed in terms of depths.
But a few stood out. Check out Sunday’s practice report.
Day 2 started out at a warm 88 degrees with some nice cloud coverage, but much more humidity than yesterday. We also get a great look at the depth chart during Saturday morning’s practice.
It was a gorgeous first day of practice at the Denius practice fields where the 85-degree temperature started out the day, but steadily rose throughout it. There was not a cloud in the sky.