Texas is going to sign a talented group of players on Wednesday but a full class it doesn’t make. For this class to truly be a success (on paper) it will have to continue rounding out rough edges by adding on the lines, at linebacker, and by landing a supplementary explosive athlete or two. In my years of doing percentages this certainly won’t rival some of the most optimistic efforts. Perhaps some chickens are about to come home to roost due to tardy overtures from the staff? We’ll see. Plus quotes after the OV weekend in Austin. All in the Scoop.
Between now and NSD1, then between NSD1 and NSD2 on Feb. 7th, there’s a lot of room for kids looking around, official visits, minds being changed, and all that other “fun” stuff that could happen.
I decided to unload the notebook with quotes/insight on the latest from the juniors and seniors on UT’s radar. Here goes.
Since the Texas Tech loss, the UT staff has been busy hitting the recruiting trail and preparing the team for the Texas Bowl.
Herman has been busy evaluating the program and also re-interviewing his entire staff. It’s not unusual for a head coach to do performance reviews, but that’s normally after the season, not in mid-December. The timing is peculiar given all Texas has on its plate, including trying to gather as many signatures as it can before NSD1.
Since DeLoss Dodds retired in October of 2013 the Texas athletic department has been run by two entirely disparate personalities in the distant and prickish Steve Patterson and affable former letterman Mike Perrin.
Patterson took what few remaining BBs were left in the box and loaded them into buckshot for a weekend, non-hunting season dove hunt. Those little bastards had it coming.
Scoop #2 on a dreary Tuesday.
With bowl preparation, as well as trying to get as many players closed during the first signing window, we’re seeing a very busy staff being stretched between travel and practice.
Lots of recruiting. Coaches on the road again, official visit weekend coming up, and the latest on top targets. BJ Foster, Vernon Jackson, Tanner McKee, Class of 2018, Junior Angilau, and Rondale Moore. The Scoop.
Team news, Texas coaches on the road, and all the recruiting. A lot of Scoop. Here goes
As we reported this morning, Chris Warren III is electing to transfer.
We dive into Texas Longhorns Football from the full scope. New 2018 and 2019 recruiting as the HS playoffs begin. The Longhorns look to finish up an already stellar class in 2018 while growing and building relationships with the 2019 group. The Scoop is looking forward to bowl practices.
We’re heading down the stretch in 2017 and the Longhorns control their own destiny. We’re talking team updates, injury report, and all the recruiting. It’s just another Monday with a jam-packed Inside Scoop.
What I’ll be looking for in the press conference is if there’s any mention of offensive coaching dynamics changing and any prominent changes in player personnel. If he doesn’t add color to those two questions I will offer what we’ve been hearing. Things are pretty interesting behind the scenes. Plus, tons of recruiting in the Scoop.