We look at each position, Post-Spring Football and see the developments then and now. Today, linebackers.
At Inside Texas, we’ve broken down a lot of reasons Texas went 5-7 last year. There’s that botched defensive offseason install. Youth. A self-immolating high volume offense that treated 3rd down like Nahlin treats a Denny’s restroom after midnight. Poor staff accountability. Questionable player development. Disorganization. Horrendous special teams. Bad luck.
This week’s Scoop talks Texas QBs for 2018, elite blue-chippers just outside of Houston, coaches on the move, and a potential, yet unlikely graduate transfer.
We’ll start first with a bit of recruiting because it will weave seamlessly into the team portion.
As promised, I’ll break down the entire roster based on what we know of each player to this point. Remember, a player’s story is never fully written until his eligibility is fully exhausted. How many gave up on guys like John Harris, Mykkele Thompson, and Steve Edmond? The answer, way too many people.
With over 50 prospects on hand for Saturday’s Orange-White game, the feedback was good as the attendance was surprising.
And that’s one of the reasons for these scrimmages; to have fun, generate excitement in the program, and wrap up Spring ball in a positive manner. Mission accomplished.
T-minus 24 hours until kickoff of the Orange-White scrimmage from DKR and there’s a hint of momentum in the air. After Texas landed its quarterback for 2018, Casey Thompson of Southmoore (OK), his pledge may be the signal from the light Tower to all the ships (recruits) approaching Austin harbor. UT didn’t just get a Chris Leak-type passer for the next class, they also snagged a key recruiter in the race for talent in 2018.
The spring game looms…
Here are some bits and pieces that haven’t made it to the light of day from Tuesday’s practice.
The Junior Day was to create momentum and it did. The spring game should compound that momentum, and as you’ve seen in the other thread, Texas has a very nice list of RSVP’s for Saturday’s event. We could see a commit or two go down this weekend, but that’s not for certain.
The running list of prospects and signees attending the Orange and White Spring Game compiled and updated by the IT Staff. Updates every hour as more of the state’s elite get their reservation. Check it out!