When cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Jason Washington met with the media on Friday, he took the time to shake hands with all those present, greeting everyone there with a smile.
Returning two-thirds of the tight end production from the 2016 season might sound like a good thing for current Texas tight ends coach Corby Meekins.
The system offensive coordinator Tim Beck brought with him from Ohio State will look a lot different than the veer and shoot Texas fans saw last year from Sterlin Gilbert. While spring practices introduced the team to the new system, preseason practice is when Beck expects the team to nail down the offense.
Tom Herman had plenty to talk about on Wednesday. He touched on his successful recruiting so far and his plans going forward, how special teams works in his program, and what running backs need to do over the rest of camp. He also provided updates on several key Longhorns nursing injuries.
For associate head coach and running backs coach Stan Drayton, 2017’s preseason practices are full of knowns and unknowns.
After taking on and defeating the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 total offenses in 2016, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando is facing what he thinks is equally as daunting of a task: defending the Big 12.
Texas opened a different portion of practice than the window we usually get. Normally, the media is there for the first, through around fourth periods of practice. Today, Texas and Tom Herman gave us a window into some of the individual drills as well as some of the team work.
Period four was the first look we were allowed to see.
After a scrimmage Saturday and a recovery day Sunday, Tom Herman addressed the media and explained what he’d like to see from his team in week two of camp, why Todd Orlando was his choice for defensive coordinator, how the team polices itself and who has progressed after a week of practice.
Junior defensive back P.J. Locke took the nickel backer position during this offseason based on both his play and his highly-praised attitude in front of Tom Herman.
Following Saturday’s scrimmage, Tom Herman talked leadership from his quarterbacks, Stan Drayton’s role on his staff, an impressing freshman DL, and how the team will spend its Sunday off.