Earlier this year, I predicted the Oklahoma State Cowboys to be the most dangerous team in the Big 12 in 2017. There were those that disagreed, but not Sports Illustrated’s college football preview, who put them right up there with Alabama, Ohio State, and Florida State
One of the positions that Tom Herman and Tim Beck saw a lot of promise in when they first showed up was the wide receiver group. It was a group that returns almost all of its production, with 6 out of 8 of the leading receivers from last season currently in camp.
When cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator Jason Washington met with the media on Friday, he took the time to shake hands with all those present, greeting everyone there with a smile.
All, we’re one Friday closer to Friday Night Lights and the Saturdays that follow them. We’ll try and start your weekend right with a spot of Humidor. Enjoy.
Returning two-thirds of the tight end production from the 2016 season might sound like a good thing for current Texas tight ends coach Corby Meekins.
The system offensive coordinator Tim Beck brought with him from Ohio State will look a lot different than the veer and shoot Texas fans saw last year from Sterlin Gilbert. While spring practices introduced the team to the new system, preseason practice is when Beck expects the team to nail down the offense.
There’s that word again. A word so well known just eight months into Tom Herman’s tenure I can probably get through this write-up without using it outside of the title.
The staff understands what’s expected of it every step of the way, from recruiting and keeping up with social media accounts to overseeing and instilling the all-important culture.
This is the big one, the biggest game on the schedule almost every single season for the simple reason that Oklahoma is the only other program in the Big 12 with Texas’ resources. Since A&M, Colorado, Nebraska, and Missouri left the league you’d have figured that this game would only grow in importance but…Texas hasn’t made the most of their new place in a weakened league.
Tom Herman had plenty to talk about on Wednesday. He touched on his successful recruiting so far and his plans going forward, how special teams works in his program, and what running backs need to do over the rest of camp. He also provided updates on several key Longhorns nursing injuries.
For associate head coach and running backs coach Stan Drayton, 2017’s preseason practices are full of knowns and unknowns.