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Spring Game Thoughts: Defense

Chris Brown, Moro Ojomo, Jordan Whittington (Will Gallagher/IT)

In lieu of Ambien, I watched the Spring game again and wanted to share a few thoughts on players and positions. Injured starters sitting, wind conditions, zero sum games and stripped down playbook disclaimers are all mentioned now in obligatory fashion, which won’t prevent someone in the comments from reminding us all the same.

Princely Umanmielen and Var’Keyes Gumms talk UT

Princely Umanmielen (Joe Cook/IT)

The aftermath from the Made In Texas weekend that included a packed Bevo Blvd., a well-attended spring game, and a Ludacris concert is slowly starting to rise up. Priority guys know they are priorities, and you’ll begin to see official visitors head to Austin starting on May 3rd for UT’s first OV weekend.

Fridays in the Humidor: 4/12/19 (Team)

Bru McCoy (Will Gallagher/IT)

The most important scrimmage of the week isn’t Saturday, it occurred on Wednesday when the first and second team each went about 30 plays. Predictably, the offense won. The defense didn’t play too poorly, other than shooting itself in the foot with penalties.

Today’s practice was much lighter, and mainly just a rehearsal for Saturday’s production.

Inside the Gameplan: Six things to watch in the spring game

Casey Thompson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tom Herman’s spring games at Texas have followed a particular trend over the last two years. They are vanilla, don’t include much of the run game, and tend to consist of the various teams throwing the ball against each other in the base offensive concepts. Of course Texas is a run-centric team heading into 2019 with a pair of young RBs getting all the attention, but Herman’s goal for the spring game clearly isn’t geared around trying to beat Texas or encouraging a physical fight that only has downsides.