Injury Report QB, RB, LB), team news, and our State of Recruiting talks about four star WR target Marcus Washington and where UT coaches are headed tonight. Plus, old targets hitting up the Texas coaching staff recently. Being 6-1 (first in Big 12) and No. 7 in the nation has that effect in the Humidor.
At 5-1 and tied atop the Big 12 Conference you would think all is rosy in Austin, but that’s not the case.
Just kidding, that is the case.
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What’s the best way to get recruits to watch OU football? Give them tickets to a Texas game. This year is the Sooners’ turn to host and there will be a few common targets in attendance.
More important than who is at the game is the outcome. The virtuous circle of winning begetting elite recruits begetting winning would get a nice boost if Texas could pull out the win. If this team sticks to its profile of playing ‘up’ to its competition we should be in for a dandy 24 hours time.
TCU comes to town representing probably the toughest match-up on the schedule for Texas. This is a battle of divergent styles. TCU is quick afoot and of mind. Texas is bigger, more physical, and maybe a bit more lumbering on the headsets. TCU is mentally tough. Texas has shown to be quite resilient under Herman’s tutelage.
Rather than cross streams, we’ll separate team and recruiting information. Step 1: Win the game. Step 2: Maximize the recruiting impact.
There’s an interesting interplay this week with trying to get the team to play loose, not over-think, and come out playing with their hair on fire at kick off, and the staff (Tom Herman specifically) coaching them very hard this week.
Since we pretty much know the depth chart, we’ll eschew the position by position breakdown and use a Q&A format. Remember, this is an amalgamation of information from numerous sources, but when done in this style, it’s easy to attach a voice to it. In keeping with the theme of preparing for the season, I suggest Craig Way.
If we were to craft a Humidor construction paper chain to countdown to the season, just three rings would remain. Let’s clip another one.
The best news this week is there were no significant injuries. So far Texas has only been lightly nibbled on by the injury bug — hopefully it stays that way.
The second week of practice brought pads with it, as well as a heavy dose of install as the staff began to move beyond the basics. We’ll shed some light on that as we break down the team by position.