Our Joe Cook drops an early Inside Scoop after Stars at Night. Prospects talking facilities, good vibes, and more from DKR Stadium on Friday night. For today, get some Scoop.
At a program like Nathan Chapman’s ProKick Australia, Australians who learn how to punt an American football learn without knowing too much about the game in general. Texas punter Michael Dickson is a prime example of this, learning about football in a way that immediately put his feet into the fire.
The past few years have been a period of major upheaval for Texas Longhorns football, including two head coaching changes. When Derek Warehime came with head coach Tom Herman from Houston, he became the third offensive line coach to work with the Class of 2015.
Since the first game of 2015, Connor Williams has played at an All-American level at left tackle. On the cusp of this third, and possibly final year on the Longhorn offensive line, Williams is accepting leadership responsibilities to bring Texas out of one of its worst stretches.
Halfway through the 2018 cycle, it is getting to the point (early as it may seem) to start to get to know the rest of the 2019 class. Sure, some elites have made their names known like Jordan Whittington, Arjei Henderson, and Brian Williams, but some of next years up-and-comers need an introductory moment.
Since Will won’t be able to make Big 12 Media Days, 4th and 5 gives him an opportunity to ask each Big 12 coach one question, plus some thoughts on each team going into this season. We also dip into the mailbag to answer some more questions.
The NCAA released a statement on Tuesday regarding Texas C Mohamed Bamba’s eligibility.
We talk about the latest news on the 40 Acres, including Corona’s new role in Longhorn athletics, who is going to Big 12 Media Days, the power of revenue in college football, and more.
The sweltering heat made its expected appearance in College Station for the State 7-on-7 Championship. I was able to catch up with some prospects, both on and not quite yet on Texas’ radar. I knocked out most of my interviews on Friday since elimination games begin Saturday. I’ll watch a lot of the players closely today to get a better feel for their play.
Late June and early July marks the beginning of the contact dead period for college football coaches. In order to fill that void, The Opening puts on their elite event in Oregon. At the same time in the Texas heat, high school 7-on-7 teams from all over the state gather in College Station to try and battle for the Texas State 7-on-7 Championship.
Throughout this century, Texas has been able to pick up more than a handful of 5-star prospects to play in burnt orange at the Erwin Center. Before freshman Mohamed Bamba’s recent decision, former Horn and the Brooklyn Nets’ 22nd overall pick Jarrett Allen was the next 5-star, one and done talent, destined to lead Texas to relative success thanks to his elite skill level.