Category Archives: Football

Ehlinger and Buechele’s passing in the spring game

Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

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.

Spring Game Quick Reaction: Defense/Special Teams

Jamari Chisholm, Breckyn Hager (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Spring Game Quick Reaction: Offense

Chris Brown and Toneil Carter (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Spring game wrap: 23-13 White

Sam Ehlinger (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

Five Quick Thoughts: Spring is in the air

Chris Brown and Toneil Carter (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

For instance…

Fridays in the Humidor – 4/20/18 Part I

Patrick Hudson (Justin Wells/IT)

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.