Quotes from Tom Herman following the fourth practice of the spring.
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This week’s Notebook starts in the ATX with a big-time pass-catching target, then we head west to see an elite linebacker with Austin ties, back to Florida for a Texas transfer with LB skills, and finish up in the Fort Worth area with a safety with speed for days. The Recruiting Notebook keeps you in the loop.
AUSTIN — For the Texas Longhorns, the tumultuousness of a 6-6 season seemed to be quickly forgotten after they defeated Missouri in the Texas Bowl. For head coach Tom Herman, that game allowed the team to finally realize what Herman and his staff could do at Texas.
Tuesday will begin another chapter in the yearly quest of building a championship football team. It’s called spring training. My best bet is coach Herman would love to start the spring with a rousing 1-on-1 circle drill. Perhaps he might opt to go with shotgun alley or even bull in the ring. They all set tone. It’s the first ingredient in physical football.
College baseball’s all-time wins leader and five-time National Championship coach was 79 years old.
Augie Garrido, one of college baseball’s legendary coaches who claimed five National Championships, the final two at Texas, passed away early Thursday morning at the age of 79.
AUSTIN — The Longhorns Basketball team doesn’t have to look far for one of the nation’s best prospects. He’s already down the street. We go 1-on-1 with one of the nation’s best high school basketball players.
And destroying the Central Texas region as a do-everything sophomore.
Texas is in.
The Longhorns will make their 34th overall appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 18th in the last 20 seasons. Texas is one of six schools to appear in at least 26 of the last 30 NCAA tourneys.
AUSTIN — After signing a stellar class in 2018, Texas had one more rather large hole to fill before it embarks on the new season; a left tackle.
Mission accomplished. Former Westlake OL, Rice transfer Calvin Anderson is headed to Texas.
Despite the loss of Mo Bamba, Matt Coleman foul trouble, no Andrew Jones or Eric Davis, and failing to finish in regulation, the Longhorns upset No. 20 West Virginia at the Drum on Saturday.
And now they’re probably Big Dance bound.