Author Archives: Joe Cook

Elliott, Davis trying to live up to DBU moniker

Antwuan Davis (Justin Wells/IT)

Regardless of whether or not Texas is ‘Defensive Back U,’ a title multiple universities lay claim to, the Longhorns’ football program has put talented defensive backs into the NFL for the better part of this century. In the last several years, the secondary has not lived up to the play required to claim that title, and current players, like junior safety DeShon Elliott and senior nickelback Antwuan Davis, know that.

Cook joins 4th and 5 to talk practice, Belichick, semi-obscure favorites

Kyle Porter during fall practice. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I joined Will Baizer to talk practice, including what the Shackelford injury means for the interior OL, what’s going on a right tackle, and what Tom Herman currently has available at running back. We also talk a little bit about Bill Belichick speaking at Texas’ Coaches Clinic, and Will and I talk about our favorite players and plays who are “off the beaten path,” and I take that opportunity to heap praise on Chance Mock.

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.