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Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar: Tuesday Edition

Quandre Diggs. (Justin Wells/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we have very little good news to report—unless you consider the end of this season being good news. We do have a full a report on what’s going on internally with this Texas football team. In a year that was mainly focused on purging the chaff from Mack Brown’s program, those who are optimists would say the season was a great success considering this team made a bowl game.

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Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’ll be focusing on the bowl workouts and how the team is looking heading into the December 29th showdown with current SEC member and former SWC rival Arkansas. We’ll also talk about the bb’s slowly but surely getting back in the proverbial box. For those that don’t get the reference, it was Darrell Royal’s analogy about the fractured Texas fan-base. There’s certainly good news here mainly because recruiting has turned on a dime and the trajectory of the program has gone from gradual improvement to potentially meteoric if Malik Jefferson brings who we think he’ll bring to the 40 Acres.

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Charlie Strong at the Spring Game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of the Humidor we’re slaves to our readership and their cut to the chase questions. Yes, we ask the questions that you want to know, and in turn the Cigar regales of the dysfunction in and around the athletic department. The good news is that like most things, dysfunction is in the eyes of the beholder.

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Jerrod Heard. (Justin Wells/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’ve got a mixed bag of football, Charlie Strong, and politics. There are questions abound about conference affiliation, conference championships and what the Big 12 is prepared to do to ensure its teams are properly represented in the new playoff system.

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Texas vs TCU. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we try to recover after the Turkey Day debacle. Our source talks about a team who was sky hih prior to the ball game, shaken but not defeated at halftime, and then ripped to shreds in the post-game locker room. In a politically correct world, you’d say there was plenty of blame to go around, but quite frankly according to our source, there wasn’t.

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Steve Edmond. (Justin Wells/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar the Kool Aid is flowing especially vis a vis our biggest in state rivals—the Texas A&M Aggies. Perception from recruits and insiders in the great state have not only tilted to the Longhorns in recent weeks, but it has prompted the future powers-that-be to talk about facility enhancement and stadium expansion now that the worm seems to be turning. As we reported in recent weeks, some of the big money guys needed evidence that this Texas program was on a positive trend line before going all-in.

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Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’ll start by talking about what could turn out to be the most important game for the University of Texas in the last four years if you don’t count the Baylor game last season.

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John Harris. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’ll start things out where in the most appropriate place for a football Halloween weekend — Lubbock, Texas. What’s funnier than Big Cigars trying to dodge tortilla sorties? We can’t think of much.

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Tyrone Swoopes. (Justin Wells/IT)

Is there a lede for an article that can truly capture a reader’s attention after a debacle like Saturday? I mean, unless you’re some sort of sadist, of course. After racking my brain for the better of the 12-hour jaunt from Houston to El Paso, I’ve concluded that there isn’t a lede or an article for that matter that is going to satisfy or assuage the majority of our readership or provide any kind of comfort to those who don’t have an agenda for this Texas staff.