Over the course of the week leading up to the Longhorns’ game against the San Jose State Spartans, head coach Tom Herman and his players repeatedly told the media “we can’t let Maryland beat us twice.”
Tom Herman’s postgame comments following the season opening loss against Maryland inspired comments from his former boss, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.
Todd Orlando and Tim Beck were available Wednesday night to recap Saturday’s loss to Maryland and to look ahead to San Jose State.
The fourth hole at Hancock Golf Course several blocks north of the University of Texas is an interesting challenge. An elevated tee box overlooks a wide fairway, and the pin sits only 264 yards away from the blue, or back, tees.
Following Saturday’s 51-41 loss to Maryland in his debut, Texas head coach Tom Herman remained confident in his ability to successfully lead this team. In fact, while there were many on-field mistakes, as Herman himself noted, there were some positives to be taken away.
For seniors Naashon Hughes and Poona Ford, one a Texan and another a South Carolinian, their lives were linked together through the sport of football. Hughes was recruited to Texas by Mack Brown, while Ford was a late addition to Charlie Strong’s first class at Texas.
Last availability of the preseason (and August):
Both Todd Orlando and Tim Beck were available Wednesday afternoon to talk about camp and preview Maryland.
Football is a game of many different things. Toughness, attitude, and strength are some of the most popular descriptors. Emotion usually finds its way in there as well, especially in the realm of college football.
Texas head coach Tom Herman’s eagerness to coach in his first game at Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday became obvious about halfway through his Monday press conference when he no longer needed the services of the chair he was seated in. He stood up, leaned on the table and spoke about his football team in a way that made it readily apparent he was ready to see how they reacted “when the bullets fly and adversity hits.”