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.
After taking on and defeating the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 total offenses in 2016, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando is facing what he thinks is equally as daunting of a task: defending the Big 12.
One after another, UT’s Class of 2018 is turning into a Who’s Who of statewide and national recruits.
Add one more to the mix when Spring Dekaney TE Malcolm Epps verbally committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound multi-sport athlete, who also excels on the hardwood, chose the Longhorns over offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Florida among others.
Texas opened a different portion of practice than the window we usually get. Normally, the media is there for the first, through around fourth periods of practice. Today, Texas and Tom Herman gave us a window into some of the individual drills as well as some of the team work.
Period four was the first look we were allowed to see.
UT’s Class of 2018 added a new member yesterday, so let’s look at the remainder of the class with percentages. We also talk to two of the Horns’ top targets as their decision time is getting close, 1-on-1 with newest hooper pledge, Brock Cunningham, and more. It’s a Tuesday Scoop. Dig in.