Category Archives: Football

Inside the Gameplan: Top goals for the spring on offense

Sam Ehlinger (Will Gallagher/IT)

Spring on offense is pretty similar to defense. You want to find out who “the guys” are and then build around them while carving out the supporting roles in the fall. However, offense is a much more skill intensive unit, so the timelines on various players can be longer. The development of an identity on offense tends to start earlier than on defense, particularly for the 2019 Longhorn offense. Several important foundation pieces are already set such as the team’s QB. Plus, they aren’t replacing nearly as many important cogs as the defense.

JUCO OL Willie Tyler commits to Texas

Willie Tyler. (courtesy of Tyler)

The nation’s top three rated 2019 class wasn’t quite finished yet.

Texas decided to offer Iowa Western CC offensive lineman Willie Tyler at the end of February. UT became the easy choice for Tyler among interest from Louisiana Tech, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Miami, as he verbally pledged to the Longhorns today.

The Inside Scoop – 3/4/19

Hudson Card (Justin Wells/IT)

Texas grabs a premier grad transfer offensive lineman, another OL target went out west for a vist, a QB guru drops knowledge during the Elite 11 regional trials, tidbits on UT’s 2020 QB take, one of the best corners in Texas talks Texas, and the enigma; Ja’Quinden Jackson goes into detail about his recruitment. The Scoop knows.

Braun elects to transfer to Texas

Parker Braun (via the Braun family)

Texas hit the graduate transfer market for an offensive lineman in 2018 with Calvin Anderson, and did it again in 2019 with Parker Braun.

The two-time all-ACC first team offensive lineman committed to Texas today, the Brauns confirmed with Eric Nahlin.

Inside the Gameplan: Top goals for the spring on defense

BJ Foster (Will Gallagher/IT)

Teams normally build their identity in the fall, and find their cornerstones in the spring. Last spring is when Todd Orlando determined that Brandon Jones was going to be a key piece of the puzzle in 2018 and what exactly he was going to offer (superior tackling and run support). They also established that Lil’Jordan Humphrey was one of the best players on the team and spent the fall figuring out how to maximize his abilities.