Category Archives: Inside the Humidor

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.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Rick Barnes at the Drum. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ve got two issues on tap — strength and conditioning in Texas’ offseason program, and the Rick Barnes execution watch as it were. Weeks away from spring ball, and the Longhorns are having productive winter workouts unlike last season when the order of the day was for the coaching staff to get guys to quit.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Jerrod Heard. (Justin Wells/IT)

In this Valentine’s edition of Monday’s in the Humidor we’re throwing bouquets and breaking hearts with depth chart madness you can’t get anywhere else. As a “can’t get it anywhere else” aside, if you haven’t picked up the Inside Texas Firemen’s calendar, you’ll want to spend the $5.95 for March and April alone for Ian Boyd and Justin Wells’ ode to 50 Shades of Gray.