Author Archives: Joe Cook

Foreman’s Pro Day performance benefits re-shaped runner

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Honoring Dan Jenkins

Dan Jenkins and Joe Cook

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.

For Herman, no pads means culture building

Tom Herman at his first spring practice of 2017 (Joe Cook/IT)

Everything up to this point for Tom Herman has had a purpose. With the team on spring break following two practices Herman called “underwear Olympics,” everything done to this point by Herman and his staff has been in order to instill the culture that helped propel him to 22 victories at the University of Houston.

Texas takes advantage of A&M’s sloppy play, defeat rivals, 4-3

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

AUSTIN — During rivalry games, players who let the emotions of the game interfere with their play often come out on the losing end.

Whether the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies were playing too high or low emotionally may not be determined, but the multiple Aggie errors in the Longhorns’ fourth and fifth innings produced enough opportunities for Texas to take advantage.

Rivalry returns to action on diamond

David Pierce (Joe Cook/IT)

Since late November 2011, the Texas vs Texas A&M rivalry has yet to take place on a football field. It has taken place online in arguments between UT and A&M fans, on the cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, and in various press conference swipes from coaches on both sides over the years.