Category Archives: Football

Inside the Gameplan: Eternal Scoreboard

Manny Diaz

After a decade of bad football and proxy rivalry contests with Texas A&M over recruiting and relative success rates, it’s already easy to forget how ridiculous of an event the 2011 showdown was at the time. The 2011 Longhorns weren’t terribly good and only 6-4 with consecutive losses to Missouri and Kansas State in which the offense scored a combined 18 points heading into this matchup. It weighed heavily on Longhorn fandom that this decisive, final battle with the little bro Aggies was going to fall to this particular Texas team.

Summer thoughts

Andrew Jones (Will Gallagher/IT)

Two of my daughters graduated high school the other day, so my thoughts are all over the place, and if you walk by me and say hello, I might start crying. Using this notes column as a bit of therapy…humor me…

Thoughts and Observations on DL Recruiting

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Last October, Tom Herman stated, “We’re building a program, not a season, not a team, not a game.”

Recruiting is the lifeblood of a program, and each recruiting class an appendage of the program, but I bet he’d be fine amending the above quote with “and not a recruiting class.”

The Inside Scoop – 6/18/18

Demond Demas. (Justin Wells/IT)

As the summer heats up, so it Texas Football recruiting for 2019 and 2020. After last weekend’s Heat Wave, the Horns generated positive vibes with its pool party and put themselves in a great position with a number of its top targets. Latest on a hot and humid weekend and where the Horns stand with some of the nation’s top prospects in the Scoop.

Texas lands 3-star Mpagi

Peter Mpagi. (Will Gallagher/IT)

RICHMOND, TX — Texas made the defensive line a priority in this cycle. After offering Peter Mpagi on Thursday, the George Ranch defensive end wasted little time in verbally committing to the Longhorns.

Mpagi, at 6-foot-4, 225-pound weakside end chose UT over Washington, Cal-Berkeley, Nebraska, Arizona State, and Northwestern among his 20+ offers.

UT set to host two big official visitors

Lewis Cine. ( Justin Wells/IT)

Florida linebacker Rian Davis and Cedar Hill Trinity Christian (by-way-of Connecticut) safety Lewis Cine will take official visits to Austin this weekend for what promises to be a fun-filled time. The timing for each visit is perfect as Texas needs to make a lasting impression on each. These are early official visits for two players not announcing soon.