Category Archives: Football

A Closer Look: Atascocita’s Alex Morris

Alex Morris. (courtesy of Humble ISD)

One of the surprising developments in Texas high school football last year was the improbable playoff run made by the Atascocita Eagles out of Humble.

Other than a 10-point loss to traditional power, North Shore, Atascocita made it through an otherwise easy district schedule unscathed. The playoffs loomed with dates against Deer Park first, then Pearland. Atascocita dispatched those two by a combined 60 points.

Inside the Gameplan: Overload!

Jeff McCulloch and Malcolm Roach. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas really only utilized two blitzes in the spring game. When you consider the wide world of disguises, stunts, pressure combos, and back end coverages in Orlando’s playbook it’s easy to understand why both the first and second team offenses would be in such sorry shape against the defense in the spring. They each struggled some against the two blitzes that they saw in the spring and it’s easy to see them getting overwhelmed facing Orlando’s full arsenal.

Tatum to Texas

Ron Tatum. (courtesy of Tatum)

PUTNAM CITY, OK — It’s happening.

Thompson. Rising. Now, Ron Tatum. Texas has its third steal from Oklahoma in two weeks with the addition of 2018 Putnam City (OKC) 4-star DE Ron Tatum, and sends a message to their rivals north of the Red River; UT isn’t playing around in this recruiting game.

Spring game fuzzy focus

Collin Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Being “of a certain age” means that when I was younger, and my mind wandered and deflected from here to there, I wasn’t “diagnosed” with anything. Someone hollering “Calm your ass down!” was my verbal Ritalin.

Assessing Longhorn Draft Prospects

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

At Inside Texas, we’ve broken down a lot of reasons Texas went 5-7 last year. There’s that botched defensive offseason install. Youth. A self-immolating high volume offense that treated 3rd down like Nahlin treats a Denny’s restroom after midnight. Poor staff accountability. Questionable player development. Disorganization. Horrendous special teams. Bad luck.

Moore commits to Texas

Reese Moore (via Moore)

SEMINOLE — Texas figured out where West Texas was, and grabbed a rising prospect from the region.

2018 Seminole OL/TE Reese Moore committed to Texas today over offers from Oklahoma, Missouri, Oklahoma State, SMU and TCU, among others.

“Did you ever have to make up your mind…”

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I appreciate the staff for establishing a consistent attitude while setting the ground rules for a new way of life in and around UT football. They want more QB’s and more competition for the position. They are offering a competitive opportunity for improvement in every drill. The chance to compete minute by minute daily is the mindset. They aren’t offering any free lunches anymore