Last week, I commented on Herman’s fat shaming, as our head coach has made it a point to repeatedly mock the muffin-tops on our DL. He’s not talking about everyone (Nelson, Omenihu are on the good list) and there are clearly players who are too heavy but making the effort to cut down (Elliott, Ford), but he’s looking for proof in the pudding from several other athletes.
Updates on the Houston area targets for Texas, 2018 quarterback chatter, a UT lean talks UT, a new offer for another Green, and one to watch from the Allen Eagles Football Prospect Processing Plant. All inside the Scoop.
It’s Friday. You probably do have a job. You probably do have something to do. But read this anyways. We’ve got team info, and updates on Texas’ newest QB target Inside the Humidor.
In the second Spring practice for 2017, the prevailing theme was tempo and intensity.
I think a lot of coaches in CFB talk tempo, but only a few actually demonstrate it during an actual practice. What is fast and quick to some, isn’t so much to others. With Tom Herman and his staff, there’s no doubting the uptick in tempo and reps performed during each drill.
This week’s Recruiting Notebook hangs out in Houston for three top Texas targets, then swings over to ETX for the state’s top RB. Fits, schemes, and college coaches takes in this edition of the Notebook.
Our Eric Nahlin and Justin Wells are doing an early lunch time Recruiting Q&A. We’re talking Class of 2018, 2019, and potential visitors coming through Austin soon. Get some.
Under Strong, the media was allowed to watch the first two to three practices in full. Today, media was only allowed to view and photograph around 45 minutes of mostly stretching and position drills at practice. Here’s what I saw.
We’ll use my rough draft Top 21 (for some reason Fuddy went with 21 — probably his attempt to blue ribbon more players into the Top 10 or 15) as a gauge to see where the state’s best are leaning at this point.
Of note, this is more based on my gut feeling and some rumblings than what players themselves are actually saying publicly.
There may not be a unit on campus that highlights more of the gap in recruiting and development philosophy between the Strong and Herman regime than the Texas DL.
No, not even QB.
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.