Well, you’re an Inside Texas reader so there were no surprises.
The LHN has an original programming documentary on the 2008 Longhorn season that debuted last night and will be rebroadcast…every few hours for the next year. Hey, it’s the LHN. It’s either run it on a loop, watch Kasey Studdard catch perch, or listen to another speech from a Washington bureaucrat at the LBJ school.
How do I know we’ll hit the grad transfer market hard next year?
The preseason magazines and pundits like to rank the Big 12 QBs 1-12, and I was tempted to do the same, but I’m not sure how useful that is in helping to understand individual situations, different system requirements, providing context to productivity and statistics, or assessing the role of supporting casts. Is ISU’s Kyle Kempt better than Sam Ehlinger? Is KSU’s dual-headed QB combo better than TCU’s Shawn Robinson? Does anyone know how good Kyler Murray really is and can we tease his numbers out from his supporting cast?
So I’ve broken up the Big 12 QB situations into four groupings that will offer a more holistic view.
Scipio Tex looks at the current recruiting situation in Texas for the Longhorns.
Eric does a very good job of dissecting the QBs and RBs in his summer preview, but I wanted to expand on one strength with respect to this deep, but fairly workmanlike, Texas running back corps: their ability as pass catchers.
I think I may have converted a majority of my Texas readers to the idea that there are easy pickings out West and that the easiest bang for your buck in out of state recruiting is in the state of California (and it’s Southwestern satellite cities).
Hey, it only took me a decade.
ESPN has their power rankings out, and I break down the Big 12 thoroughly (and all Longhorn opponents) in the Burnt Orange Bible. But I wanted to share a few big picture observations here on what should be a wide open 2018 Big 12 race.
That’s the question that preseason prognosticators, Longhorn fans, and various media are wrestling with right now.
Some interesting changes in the (body) composition of the Longhorn roster, including several of the reporting freshmen. I’m only going to list guys who made a big jump or decrease – not the entire roster.