Shaka Smart addressed the media yesterday. Here’s some of what he said following practice
Our Tim Preston talks hoops, while Eric Nahlin discusses football and recruiting with the HornsCast family of Texas Athletics. Listen up.
A great effort by Texas on the defensive end finished with some offensive ineptitude as the Longhorns let a late road lead slip away against a beatable Michigan team.
The first half certainly fit the narrative. Early turnovers. Poor rebounding. Late shot clock makes by Alabama.
It was what the previous three games were. More on UT’s 77-68 win over Alabama.
The Alabama Crimson Tide, coached by Avery Johnson, come to Austin tonight to take on a reeling Longhorns squad that is hoping for some, any, positive result to build a little momentum on. Will Alabama oblige? Or will Texas sink lower into their current sinkhole?
It’s my nature to attack adversity/difficulty with positivity (so many -ty words). Something doesn’t go my way? I move on. Can’t control/change something? I look for how to incorporate this new reality into my life as seamlessly as possible.
Following two challenging games in Brooklyn against Northwestern and Colorado, Shaka Smart’s young Longhorn basketball team had a chance to come home and get things back on the right track against a quality opponent in the UT-Arlington Mavericks. Instead, a contingent of traveling Maverick students in the upper deck were able to leave the game yelling “this is our house.”
Shaka Smart has his work cut out for him. To call last week’s losses to Northwestern and Colorado disappointing would be underselling just how poorly Texas played in Brooklyn. And, while the next opponent doesn’t come with the kind of name recognition Texas fans might normally respect, the UT Arlington Mavericks bring a veteran squad with plenty of big game experience to Austin when they face a young Longhorn looking for answers. This won’t be a gimme.
Our Eric Nahlin drops two big notes on two Texas targets, while Tim Preston fills us in on the latest in Longhorn basketball recruiting for Inside Texas Premium members.
Thursday evening, after weeks of keeping our cool while others repeatedly broke their hollowed-out tooth cyanide capsule, we finally felt the coaching search pressure a bit based on some very reliable information. And damn am I pissed about that because thanks to some quick action I once again think UT is back to neutral with Herman’s car headed downhill to Austin, provided the UT admin doesn’t set up any spike-strips.