Author Archives: Joe Cook

Spring game notes, quotes, and observations – Orange 52 White 51

Shane Buechele (Will Gallagher/IT)

In Tom Herman’s first game coaching in front of a crowd and with a scoreboard at Royal-Memorial Stadium, the Orange team defeated the White team, 52-51.

The scoring was peculiar, with penalties taking points off the boards, big plays adding three points for the White or offense’s total, and turnovers or missed field goals adding to the Orange or defense’s total.

Elliott, Davis trying to live up to DBU moniker

Antwuan Davis (Justin Wells/IT)

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.

Cook joins 4th and 5 to talk practice, Belichick, semi-obscure favorites

Kyle Porter during fall practice. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.