Increasingly football has become a year-round sport, and with it having the most scholarships to offer, that only makes sense. Gone are the days when athletes would show up to camps saying they were rusty, or haven’t thrown a football in two months because they were playing baseball.
Updates on the Houston area targets for Texas, 2018 quarterback chatter, a UT lean talks UT, a new offer for another Green, and one to watch from the Allen Eagles Football Prospect Processing Plant. All inside the Scoop.
Tom Herman is the “new guy” around here, so consequently, he needs a translator. Since I’ve been occupying this particular space for more than 12 years now, I’m uniquely qualified for the role, and am thus hiring myself. You’re welcome.
John Bonney was once a fairly well regarded recruit. He was a four-star out of Houston Lamar (DB High?), an opening invitee, and a kid boasting offers from just about everywhere in the nation. At the 2013 Nike SPARQ combine he ran a 4.62 40, a 4.1 shuttle, tossed the ball 41’, and jumped a 34.3” vertical, which puts him amongst the top echelon of athletes even at defensive back.
It’s Friday. You probably do have a job. You probably do have something to do. But read this anyways. We’ve got team info, and updates on Texas’ newest QB target Inside the Humidor.
In the second Spring practice for 2017, the prevailing theme was tempo and intensity.
I think a lot of coaches in CFB talk tempo, but only a few actually demonstrate it during an actual practice. What is fast and quick to some, isn’t so much to others. With Tom Herman and his staff, there’s no doubting the uptick in tempo and reps performed during each drill.
One of my lasting impressions in this job is pulling up to Lancaster’s Spring game in 2012. As I was walking to the field, I heard the instrumental to the timeless classic John by New Orleans musician Lil Wayne playing during the team stretch/hype period. At this point one might want to put the pads on too, at least until they started popping.
Our Justin Wells and Ian Boyd are talking Spring practice in Austin in this episode of the Inside Texas Podcast. The QBs, the defensive line, strengths and weakness, and a few surprises.
This week’s Recruiting Notebook hangs out in Houston for three top Texas targets, then swings over to ETX for the state’s top RB. Fits, schemes, and college coaches takes in this edition of the Notebook.
Our Eric Nahlin and Justin Wells are doing an early lunch time Recruiting Q&A. We’re talking Class of 2018, 2019, and potential visitors coming through Austin soon. Get some.