Category Archives: Inside the Humidor

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Shaka Smart and Charlie Strong before the UT Spring game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor there still isn’t much to sink your teeth into with spring practice going the way of the dinosaurs, or professional hockey ratings. The Cigar does have the goods on some coaching takes which are always interesting. The Cigar also talks a little about what Shaka Smart may be have brewing from a scheme standpoint, which may scare those not in the know currently, but in reality it’s not as bad as most think. Apart from football and hoops, there’s not much worth mentioning in these dog days prior to summer, inside the Humidor.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Marcus Johnson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

With official practices ended until August, there isn’t much in the way of hard football news other than some bits and pieces of injury news. Thankfully it’s all good news on that front. We also have our source’s take on Steve Patterson and reports about a significant amount of non-renewals for 2015 season tickets and if there’s any significant concern within the athletic department over what appears to be some apathy setting in with the football program.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar, we discuss spring ball and how the Cigar has perceived various units in the last few practices. We’ve also got some intel on the hoops program, where it is, and where it may be headed with some moving parts. Once again, it’s a two-pronged dose of hoops and football inside the Humidor.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar: Part II

Isaiah Taylor. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In the second part of Mondays in the Humidor we’ve got a special football and hoops split with our two best sources on the matter. Our hoops Cigar had a conversation with Shaka Smart and has his own thoughts on how Smart’s style and brand of basketball will play at a place like Texas both on the court and on the recruiting trail. On the football front, we get our Cigar’s thoughts on life after Saturday’s scrimmage and where this team goes from here.

Scrimmage Report: Humidor Edition

Tyrone Swoopes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The overall feeling of the team going into the scrimmage even before taking the field wasn’t good at all according a source. The kids seemed tired and for some reason, maybe the fact they had been going Mach 3 all week was probably the main culprit.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this Spring ball edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar, we discuss, duh, spring ball. The first handful of practices are in the books and El Cohiba Grande weighs in on what’s up both on and off the field with Charlie Strong’s second group of gridiron gladiators. Aside from football, obviously a lot has gone down in the last 48 hours for the Texas basketball program.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

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In this edition of Mondays of the Humidor we spend most of our time recovering from a spring break without any football. We still have some bulleted information to tide you over before spring ball, but it’s not going to be the comprehensive information that you’re used to. On the basketball front, things seem to be getting heated as factions play point and counter point while Rick Barnes’ job hangs in the balance.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Malik Jefferson.(Justin Wells/IT)

In this abbreviated Spring Break edition of Mondays in the Humidor, our sources will get into the team mindset as it gets ready for spring ball. The kids have earned a nice long week of rest and relaxation but they all know it’s the calm before the storm. Lay off the Jack and Coke lads, Coach Moorer looms large.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ll focus almost entirely on the team’s prospects as they go into spring ball. In the last week we’ve had eyes on every unit and there are some surprises to say the least. We’ll also talk a little bit about projections along the offensive line and defensive secondary that should come to fruition once the season starts.