Category Archives: Inside Scoop

The Inside Scoop – 1/15/18

Casey Tucker. (courtesy of Stanford athletics)

Coming off a fairly solid recruiting weekend for the Longhorns, Tom Herman and his staff made a few moves, hosted a handful of targets, extended a handful of offers, and continue to build on the Class of 2018, while looking ahead to 2019. The Scoop gets you caught up. 

The Inside Scoop – 1/1/18

The University Of Texas C/O 2018 commits, signees with Lamar coach Theadis Reagins. (courtesy of Reagins)

We open the new year with Under Armour notes and quotes, Texas targets finishing up the 2018 class, and new offers for 2019s. The best way to start your New Tear’s Day is in the Scoop from our Eric Nahlin and Justin Wells.

Friday’s in the Humidor – 12/29/17

Anthony Wheeler at the Texas Bowl. (Will Gallagher/IT)

If the bowl game was a glimpse into next year — and with almost everyone who played significant snaps returning it can be construed as such — the win over Missouri could be telling, and I’m only partially referring to the outcome.

Details behind Herman and UT Football before and after the Texas Bowl win in the Humidor.

Inside Scoop – Christmas Eve Edition

Keaontay Ingram after winning the 4A DI State Championship. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Christmas Eve Edition of the Inside Scoop talks to the top RB in Texas, one of UT’s top LB targets, who’s the slot take for 2018’s class, and final thoughts from another Texas High School Football State Championship week. Santa put the Scoop under the tree early. Enjoy. 

The Inside Scoop – 12/18/17

Anthony Cook, Jalen Green, BJ Foster, and D'shawn Jamison at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

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.

Pre-Scoopidor: 12/14/17

DaShaun White. (courtesy of White)

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.

The Inside Scoop – 12/11/17: PART II

2018 Texas commits (via Twitter)

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.

The Inside Scoop – 12/11/17: PART I

Chris Del Conte. (courtesy of TCU athletics)

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.