Let’s tackle the offense now, because based on the Spring game, most people can.
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.
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.
Vandegrift High School in Austin has one of the top basketball prospects in the nation, 2020 small forward Greg Brown.
After the dust settles from the spring and before the evaluation period where coaches take to the road en masse, I’ll more thoroughly reset the landscape.
For now I’ll offer some quick thoughts. The shorter version is not much has changed since I wrote about the tension between UT-OU-A&M.
New offers, first-time visitors, and actual football on the Forty Acres. Big weekend in Austin means a big Inside Scoop.
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.
Like in recent weeks, the team portion will follow as soon as we have it.
For now, the prospects planning to be in Austin on Saturday. Southern hospitality…aka the list.
Here’s a current-ish list of the 2020, 2021, and 2022 prospects heading to Austin for the Orange-White Game during Made in Texas weekend.
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.