Category Archives: Football

Recruiting Notebook – 3/7/18

David Gbenda. (courtesy of Nike)

This edition of the Notebook starts in North Houston with a top OT target, swings over to Katy for a fast-rising linebacker, then we jump on 45 to Temple for an athletic tight end, and finish in Georgia with one of the nation’s top corners. It’s the Recruiting Notebook.

Inside the Gameplan: Why Herman is doubling down on his offense

Daniel Young. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Before he won a national championship with the “third string QB” or took over as the head coach of the Houston Cougars and led them to an AAC title and 22-4 record, one of Tom Herman’s main accomplishments as a coach was converting Urban Meyer to the inside zone play. Urban Meyer had built his two-time national championship Florida Gator offenses around gap schemes like power and counter, often sending Tim Tebow downhill on the former and loosing Percy Harvin to the edge on the latter.

The Inside Scoop – 3/5/18

David Gbenda. (courtesy of Nike)

As we approach Spring, Texas is hosting a number of targets each weekend, including some of the state’s best on Saturday and Sunday. We talk to them, add notes on other primary prospects, and where the Horns stand with the state and nation’s elite. It’s March. Let’s Scoop.

Thoughts from never-never land

The Texas flag in Morgantown. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Every now and then I find reason to appreciate exactly why I’m so glad my days of teaching this wonderful game are history. I find keeping up with the new fangled discoveries contrary to every rule that so guided my career. Damn, we were so fundamentally dependent compared to the swashbuckling attitude today’s game offers—hate to admit it but we were far less exciting to the appetite and by extension the ulcers. Mystic

Fridays in the Humidor – 3/2/18

Tyler Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Off-season continues as the strength and conditioning staff readies the players for spring ball. The players are working hard and the proof is in the pictures circulating the internet. Also, UT is hosting a few key targets in 2019, 2020 recruiting classes and quotes from the newest Longhorn, T’Vondre Sweat.