Day four of practice brought social media discussion, defensive linemen questions, some brighter tight end news, good receiver news and questions about Herman’s hair (or lack thereof).
Long periods of personal reflection tend to come after disappointing outcomes. For junior linebacker Malik Jefferson, this offseason was one of those times.
Day three means the shoulder pads can come on before the team goes fully padded on Friday. Here’s what Herman had to say today concerning quarterback, running back, Malik Jefferson, Jerrod Heard and the locker room.
Though much of his play speaks loudly for itself, junior safety DeShon Elliott was challenged by Tom Herman and his position coach Craig Naivar to be a bigger presence in the locker room this offseason.
While practice was not open to the media, Tom Herman was for a short time after day two. He offered his thoughts on some members of the secondary, the right tackle competition, and new recruiting regulations.
Two hours in the early morning Texas heat with receivers running routes, defensive backs learning coverages and quarterbacks working on progressions means football season is right around the corner on the Forty Acres.
But for head coach Tom Herman, what the team went through today was not football.
As an athlete at Harker Heights HS, Texas 5th-year senior Naashon Hughes originally bought into the way of doing things set by former coach Mack Brown and former S&C coach Bennie Wylie.
Beginning in 2014, Hughes did things Charlie Strong and Pat Moorer’s way. Now, entering his senior season, Hughes is doing things the way Tom Herman and Yancy McKnight want them to be done. Even though his time in Austin has been one of constant change, this offseason was an easier transition because of the previous few seasons.
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.