Author Archives: Joe Cook

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.

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.