When Tom Herman was hired by Texas on November 26, 2016, the Longhorns had just six prospects committed as part of its 2017 class; Damion Miller, Sam Ehlinger, Kobe Boyce, Montrell Estell, Josh Thompson, and Ta’Quon Graham were the only high school prospects set to become Longhorns.
Today the Texas defense shut down the Baylor offense regardless of who was leading it. The UT offense, led by sophomore QB Shane Buechele, was able to put up 31 points on their own to support the defense. Junior and Thorpe Award semi-finalist DeShon Elliott added six points on his own on an interception, and Texas cruised past Baylor in Waco, 38-7.
Quotes from Tom Herman following Thursday’s practice.
A short internet search of the term “Holton Hill NFL Draft” yields surprisingly few results. There are a couple of stories from local outlets that provide short summaries of Hill’s stellar play in 2018. One of the first page results has “2019 NFL Draft” in the title, but with the way the junior corner is playing, that may need to be moved up a year.
Quotes from the Texas coordinators following practice on Wednesday
In his weekly press conference on Monday, Tom Herman took questions on the issues that have been plaguing the Longhorns for weeks. Once again, he was asked about the offense and what could be done to make it more effective. He was asked about the offensive line and the run game that is struggling to get anything going at all.
AUSTIN — An offensive line hampered by injuries limits what a team can do running the football. A limited running playbook does not help a young offense with a young quarterback behind an offensive line hampered by injuries. A young quarterback behind a young offensive line hampered by injuries that cannot run the ball forces teams to pass in non-passing situations.
Quotes from Tom Herman’s Thursday availability
Texas head coach Shaka Smart has a lot going for him so far in 2017. He had a chance to see his team play against high quality competition in August during a tour of Australia. He has a consensus lottery pick at his disposal with a mix of young and veteran guards to help move the offense. His program was left out of any discussion of a sweeping scandal that rocked the sport.
AUSTIN — In 2014, Charlie Strong’s first Longhorn team began the season 2-4. That team battled to win four of its next six to make its way to the Texas Bowl, in which Arkansas ran over the Longhorns.