Category Archives: Football

Inside the Gameplan: Kansas, WVU, and Texas Tech

Collin Johnson. (Will Gallagher/IT

One nice thing about the 2017 schedule is that Texas will be well positioned to go on a late run and push for bowl eligibility, eight wins, the conference championship, or whatever goal is still on the table after nine games. You can never say never (obviously) but late home dates with Kansas and Texas Tech are rather promising for a pair of easy wins late.

Third Annual IT Longhorn Talent Draft

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Two years ago, Eric and Ian both drafted a 22 man squad from the Longhorn roster to see who could build the best offense and defense. Last year, Eric and I squared off, with the quarterback decision dictating much of the rest of the draft. My Resident Chefs take on Nahlin’s Norsemen once again this year. I had the first pick last season, so Eric gets the first pick this year.

How Texas can win 10 games

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

A while back I brought the realism in describing the stark reality of the last few years, but today I’m bringing the optimism. Actually, it’s also realism, but a different kind. The realism of understanding that we humans are pattern-seeking animals who tend to imbue temporary trends with permanence. We have a tendency to project the ephemeral forward confidently without considering that many of the factors that underpin our assumptions have changed.

UT lands state’s top ’18 OL

Rafiti Ghirmai (Will Gallagher/IT)

So far this cycle, Texas has loaded up with some of the best skill players in the country. Today, they added the state’s top lineman to the fold.

Frisco Wakeland’s 4-star OL Rafiti Ghirmai verbally pledged to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder is the versatile type interior lineman who can play both guard and tackle. He chose UT over LSU, Alabama, UCLA, and Florida.

The Inside Scoop – 8/21/17

Ronnie Perkins (courtesy of Perkins)

On Total Eclipse day, Texas fans be like:

Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit nervous
That the best of all the years have gone by
Turnaround, every now and then I get a little bit terrified
And then I see the look in your eyes [Tom Herman]

The Scoop.

Boyd, Jones talk DBU and Improvement

Kris Boyd. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Sophomore Brandon Jones and junior Kris Boyd both have a lot in common. Both were highly touted defensive backs from East Texas who were asked to contribute a lot as true freshmen.

Now with more experience under their belts, both players enter 2017 as key players in Todd Orlando’s defense.

Practice Report – 8/20/17

Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

We’re one Saturday from football. 13 days. 

As the Longhorns are getting closer to Maryland game prep, there are positions and rotations yet to be determined, including naming that elusive starting QB for the battle with Maryland on September 2nd.

Some quick hitters from yesterday’s final scrimmage, at least from the 1v1 perspective.