Author Archives: Paul Wadlington

The danger of balanced recruiting

Josh Moore at UIL State Championship. (Justin Wells/IT

The 2018 state of Texas recruiting features one of the most imbalanced talent distributions in recent memory. The Lone Star State is absolutely loaded at DB and WR, solid at TE, and relatively lacking in both top line talent and quality depth everywhere else.

Little guys haven’t been this empowered since Frodo went to Mordor.

Where does Charlie Strong end up?

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Licking your wounds at over 5 million per for the next two years (the number is $11,158,333 to be exact) is an enviable position, but assuming Charlie has little interest in painting landscapes or taking up birdwatching, there are a few interesting opportunities out there for him to explore. The biggest issue is what he finds personally palatable and adjusting his own self-image to that of the national consensus.

Fenves and the Tom Herman hire

Mike Perrin and Greg Fenves introduce Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

You probably gathered that if you watched the body language in the press conference and the deference showed to Fenves when asked the larger Who, What, Why questions. Fenves has minimal knowledge of football, but he’s a very bright guy with a good understanding of leadership and organizational management. He also consulted a number of advisors – former players, coaches, successful alumni who have been a big part of the football program – to help him understand the landscape so that he could create a proper framework for his decision.

SCIPIO TEX: Post Game Reaction

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Nahlin the coffin.

“We Can Do It For Coach emotion and Win It For Charlie Guys Because The Internet Says He Could Come Back” met the reality of a season long of bad coaching. These players aren’t even aware that they haven’t been maximized and are probably legitimately puzzled that a poor TCU team crushed them in the second half by virtue of nothing more than simple competence.

Texas Coaching Search: Reality Edition

Charlie Strong (Justin Wells/IT)

I wanted to relay some information in light of the misinformation and speculation floating around. Rumor peddling is fun intrigue, but there can be a cost to constant misinformation. Not always to the peddlers. But sometimes to the program.

The decision was made on the field in Lawrence, Kansas.