Texas is less than ten days from having to travel to Ames, Iowa to face the Iowa State Cyclones in Tom Herman’s first conference game as Texas’ head coach. Herman is familiar with what walking into Ames presents.
Texas offensive and defensive coordinators were made available yesterday. Thoughts post-SJSU, and looking forward to the big challenge in Los Angeles.
In the story that is Tom Herman’s first season leading the Longhorn football program, Saturday’s win over San Jose State served several important purposes including letting a true freshman quarterback earn valuable experience and earning Herman’s first victory as head coach at UT. That first experience for Sam means that this week’s matchup against the top five USC Trojans will not be Ehlinger’s first taste of college football if called on to play or start.
Over the course of the week leading up to the Longhorns’ game against the San Jose State Spartans, head coach Tom Herman and his players repeatedly told the media “we can’t let Maryland beat us twice.”
Tom Herman’s postgame comments following the season opening loss against Maryland inspired comments from his former boss, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.
Todd Orlando and Tim Beck were available Wednesday night to recap Saturday’s loss to Maryland and to look ahead to San Jose State.
The fourth hole at Hancock Golf Course several blocks north of the University of Texas is an interesting challenge. An elevated tee box overlooks a wide fairway, and the pin sits only 264 yards away from the blue, or back, tees.
Following Saturday’s 51-41 loss to Maryland in his debut, Texas head coach Tom Herman remained confident in his ability to successfully lead this team. In fact, while there were many on-field mistakes, as Herman himself noted, there were some positives to be taken away.
For seniors Naashon Hughes and Poona Ford, one a Texan and another a South Carolinian, their lives were linked together through the sport of football. Hughes was recruited to Texas by Mack Brown, while Ford was a late addition to Charlie Strong’s first class at Texas.
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