Birthday week on Inside Texas is coming to a merciful end with the Humidor. We’ll talk a little bit of team then finish up with some mild recruiting notes. Not a whole lot going on this week, but next week we’ll have updates galore from The Opening.
This week’s Notebook starts in St. Louis at a premium spot, heads over to Kentucky for the nation’s fastest recruit, still heading east to see a versatile DB from the Peach State, then round-trips to Arizona for the country’s top JUCO TE. The Notebook finishes with notes/quotes from UT’s latest 2019 offer with a nasty disposition.
I join Will Baizer on the 4th and 5 podcast to recap the Texas Heats Wave, Brandon Hodges’ departure, and talk at length about Texas’ future basketball facility.
Texas’ search for defensive linemen has become a pretty fascinating topic this offseason. The team is struggling to find depth at the position, losing both existing players and committed recruits at the position. The search for the now notorious “4i-technique” linemen who can fit Todd Orlando’s 3-4 defensive scheme is becoming a major theme in the recruiting story.
Texas has a had a handful of uphill recruiting battles this cycle, with one of them being Conroe Oak Ridge’s Joseph Ossai.
As you could probably glean from the various mediums of social media, the pool party was a resounding event. Said one in attendance, “I don’t know how a parent or player was there and doesn’t think Texas isn’t the place for them.” This event was successful at recruiting whole families.
We talk to some of the top recruits in attendance, a couple new offers, and keeping tabs on back-up plans for the UT staff in the Scoop.
One of the best ways to enjoy at hot summer day is to call a few friends over, open up the grill, and hang out by the pool.
Texas football took this notion to heart today as Tom Herman and his staff hosted the Texas Heat Wave pool party on campus in Austin.
We’ll touch on UT’s big visit weekend, with one out-of-state stud already in town. We’ll touch on team, but it’s still a bit early in the Summer I session to glean much.
Today we’ll focus on the weekend but also expect a lot of information unloaded in the Scoop on Monday. Recruiting fun times are hear again, as illustrated by the finish to this offering.
Herman talks a lot about alignment. We debate what it means and what is or isn’t aligned behavior…until it starts to sound like a chiropractor CME seminar.
I think he means sound tactics informed by smart strategy.
Ian and I discuss satellite camps, how the 2018 defensive recruits fit, and Orgeron robbing a Little Debbie distribution plant.