Much like in 2017, the 2018 Texas spring game was pretty passing intensive. It’s hard to know exactly why that may be but some likely reasons include reducing wear and tear on everyone with big hits in the run game or giving the fans more of a show with the ball getting aired out regularly.
LAKE TRAVIS, TX — Playing quarterback at Lake Travis is a big deal. The position carries the pressure of leading one of Texas’ top high school programs, and the expectations, adding another star to the LT logo, are no small undertaking.
Texas coaches on the road, recruits reactions post-Spring game, and more. If yesterday’s Scoop wasn’t enough, get some more.
Tons of post-Spring game weekend stuff including team news, notes/quotes from some of the top prospects in attendance, and more. Get some Scoop.
If you thought the offense struggled, imagine if the defensive front 7 hadn’t been split up by the Spring game draft format. Roach, Omenihu and Hager sharing the same pass rushing space is a daunting proposition for a lot of offenses. Particularly when all three can credibly line up at multiple positions and come in unexpected ways.
I jotted a few notes and put the broadcast team on mute after Mack Brown made his fourth canned reference to Texas fans being needy and meddlesome and Rod Gilmore offered that a NFL team should draft Dickson in the late 1st or early 2nd round. Lowell Galindo was also there, depending on the camera angle.
AUSTIN — Texas head coach Tom Herman enjoyed a strong culture going into his second spring. Confidence following the Texas Bowl victory was high, and those who stayed viewed 2018 as a season with a lot of promise, as well as opportunity.
It’s fun to watch Texas play football again, isn’t it? There was a lot to take in with this game, normally there are 11 guys to try and eyeball on a given play for your team but in the spring game there are 22. Like most everyone else, my eyes mostly watched the ball and the play of the QBs so there will be some things I’ll wait to evaluate until I can watch more carefully.
A packed spring game visitor list and Hoops notes on an 2019 Austin-area big man and visiting grad-transfer combo guard in Part II of the Humidor.
A big weekend lies ahead for the staff. First and foremost is the exhibition scrimmage on Saturday night. It’s not even a real scrimmage as the team is broken up differently than it normally is. Along with the scrimmage, Texas will host a very strong list of visitors. We’ll tackle that aspect of the weekend in Part II.