Author Archives: Joe Cook

Experienced in transition, Hughes sees results in Herman’s change

Naashon Hughes (Justin Wells/IT)

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.

Dickson comfortable prior to third year in Austin

Michael Dickson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Williams, constant among changes, leads Texas into season

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.