FRISCO — Every college coach in any sport, Texas head coach Tom Herman included, knows that recruiting is the lifeblood of the program. In order to recruit well, coaches need balance what players want to hear with the reality of where a player projects.
With Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorn contingent not available until later today, the first day of Media Days is a good way to see what the conference leadership and other Big 12 coaches have on their minds heading into the upcoming season.
Here are several quotes and thoughts from those who spoke Monday at the Ford Center in Frisco.
It takes a special athlete to be selected to The Opening Finals. 2019 Mansfield Legacy DB Jalen Catalon did not get his call until days before the event began, but it was a validation of the gifted athleticism he possesses.
As usual, it was way too hot in College Station for State 7-on-7. Inside Texas caught up with Dwight McGlothern and Darius Snow, two top DB targets in the 2020 class, regarding recruiting and Texas.
Three different topics this week. One that has helped and hurt Texas, one that Texas wishes had another attendee, and one that looks set up well for the future.
Everyone knew where Mohamed Bamba wanted to go when he arrived in Austin — the NBA. Now, he’s made it there.
The former Texas forward/center was selected 6th overall by Orlando in the 2018 NBA Draft.
After a week of sleeping on an air mattress in suburban Omaha, it was nice to finally be in my own bed late last night. Before I dozed off, I did a short mental recap of Texas’ baseball season.
OMAHA — Facing elimination, Florida turned to right hander Jackson Kowar to keep the Gators’ repeat hopes alive. He didn’t falter.
OMAHA — Junior catcher DJ Petrinsky committed to Texas on June 23rd of last year. The moment he announced his decision, fellow junior catcher Michael McCann was put into a tough spot. Competition was set to join him on campus for his starting catcher role that looked to be his since Michael Cantu made the decision to leave the program. He could either help his new teammate, or choose another path.
For the benefit of the Longhorns, he chose the former.
OMAHA — One bad inning against an elite offense can quickly put a team in a hole. A terrible inning from multiple pitchers makes it impossible to get out of that hole.