Regardless of whether or not Texas is ‘Defensive Back U,’ a title multiple universities lay claim to, the Longhorns’ football program has put talented defensive backs into the NFL for the better part of this century. In the last several years, the secondary has not lived up to the play required to claim that title, and current players, like junior safety DeShon Elliott and senior nickelback Antwuan Davis, know that.
I joined Will Baizer to talk practice, including what the Shackelford injury means for the interior OL, what’s going on a right tackle, and what Tom Herman currently has available at running back. We also talk a little bit about Bill Belichick speaking at Texas’ Coaches Clinic, and Will and I talk about our favorite players and plays who are “off the beaten path,” and I take that opportunity to heap praise on Chance Mock.
Notes from Tuesday’s practice along with quotes from head coach Tom Herman.
The 90th annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays are underway in the state’s capitol city today.
So far, some of the best collegiate and unattached athletes in the region are competing at Mike A. Meyers Stadium in pristine conditions.
Tom Herman is quickly learning what he has on his roster after seven practices. He’s also learning who’s left to take the field after seven practices.
Former Texas running back D’Onta Foreman missed most of what he called his “biggest job interview to date” in the NFL Scouting Combine due to a stress fracture in his left foot. As he recently penned in Men’s Health, Foreman entered into the combine in the best shape of his life thanks to a new nutrition plan, he just was not able to prove it.
Following sophomore Nolan Kingham’s dominant complete game shutout yesterday, Texas looked to junior Morgan Cooper to help Texas defeat Kansas State and take its first conference series in 2017.
Physicality, toughness and grit are all words thrown around by the football media so often it almost cheapens the term. In reality, it remains supremely important to the people responsible for coaching the players.
Texas took advantage of two major middle inning UT Rio Grande Valley mistakes to take the lead and senior Jon Malmin silenced RGV bats in a career best performance, earning the win in Texas’ 9-7 victory.
Right before I was able to walk on over from DKR to the bubble, I was able to witness the Texas Program in Sports and Media honor one of the greatest sportswriters of all time in Dan Jenkins.