We’re just four days away from the first Spring practice. There will also be another practice on the 9th, and then the team will leave for Spring break. Upon return, I wouldn’t be surprised by hellacious conditioning to see who has stayed hydrated. When Herman was first hired to Texas we had a U of H insider offer details of Herman’s program. One of the biggest points he made was Herman was a stickler for hydration because it helps negate soft tissue injuries (muscle pulls). We’re now hearing second-hand accounts of how serious Herman is about hydration, and nutrition/eating in general. We’re hearing a whole lot of things in this Humidor.
You don’t go through a 10-18 season like the Longhorns Basketball program is currently mired in without showing some bruises along the way.
Shaka Smart, brought to Texas because of his ability to relate to the young men under his tutelage, was considered a slam dunk hire when he came to Austin. And a slam dunk hire he still may be.
In this edition of the Humidor, we get the details on the timeline and the targets for Texas’ next athletic director. We also provide an updated list for next weekend’s junior day, talk spring practice schedule, and talk about the way Herman and his staff groups his players.
Today’s Humidor will be in the Q&A format. Join Eric Nahlin and Justin Wells on this Friday morning.
Bring your questions. We’ll do our best to deliver the answers.
Like all new coaches, Herman wanted to come in and let everyone know who was in charge. If you think he cares that he seemed abrasive he doesn’t. It’s all part of the process, and it’s no different than any other coach. Recall Strong telling the team, “you just got a good staff fired.”
This and more inside the Humidor.
This week’s Humidor dives into team info as the players are working out with new S&C coach Yancy McKnight and staffers. We talk a little defensive personnel, and drop the latest on recruiting visits and visitors. We’re hitting the final stretch of the Class of 2017 and we’ll talk about UT’s finish. Plus, a nugget on IMG inside the Humidor.
A bit of an exciting weekend looms with numerous visitors making their way to Austin as the cycle mercifully winds down. We don’t like to bother recruits while on their visit for obvious reasons but we’ll pass along anything of note we hear. Of course we’ll have a big recap when it’s all said and done.
But first, we’ll start with some light team notes and UT’s RB big board for 2018.
There might not be much popping for UT in San Antonio this week, but there’s excitement on the 40 Acres and more on the way. We talk to recruits about recent hires, Tim Beck and Stan Drayton, and break down possibly the most important recruit for Texas in the Class of 2017. It’s Hermandor time on this Friday.
Last week we took a look at some of the lesser known players in the program. This week we mined our sources, old and new, for information on some of the more well known players in the program heading into the Spring. You’ll see some overlap in this and last week’s Humidor. If we’re reiterating it’s because it comes from differing sources. So you know it’s good.
Let’s take a look.
Rather than fresh powder, Tom Herman’s initial recruiting sledding is going a little icier than I initially anticipated. The moment that really caught my attention was when I was told Herman didn’t have any sort of relationship built with Marvin Wilson or Walker Little, or anyone close to them.
Also details on specific Longhorns heading into the Spring inside the Humidor.