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A new look at the numbers for 2017

Josh Thompson. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Toneil Carter commitment couldn’t have come at better time or faster rate. His recruitment went 0 to 60 in the same time he does, giving Tom Herman’s staff a much needed jolt. This was a just reward for persistent work, and also a bit of good fortune.

The Inside Scoop – 12/19/16

Toneil Carter. (Justin Wells/IT)

It might be the dead period, but recruiting never takes a break. We’ve got news on old Texas targets, new names to know, we wrap up the UIL State Championships, prepare for a Christmas Eve announcement, and finish with Shaka looking for a point guard in the C/O 2018. It’s the Scoop, holiday edition.

Coach V: Thoughts from the nosebleeds

Devin Duvernay (Will Gallagher/IT)

Reading the various articles and accompanying board comments sent my thought patterns into several different directions concerning the immediate future for the next football team at UT. While most of the board’s attention has centered on the recruitment trail and the lack of any home-run scores by our new DKR most of my thoughts have found a home wondering aloud about the new staff and their individual ability to teach the game.

Fridays in the Humidor – 12/16/18

Walker Little. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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.

The Inside Scoop – 12/12/16

Omar Manning at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

The Scoop talks about UT’s new coach, checking in on future Longhorns, visitors from the weekend, a top QB target in 2019, and nice nuggets on a 4-star pass-rushing machine from H-Town and a sure-handed tight end from the Austin area. Also catching up with Kobe Boyce and 2018s that you could see stick rise next Spring.

Weekend Recruiting Quick Hitters

Sam Ehlinger (Justin Wells/IT)

Listening to Christmas music this morning in the Wells’ house, I’ve got a couple recruiting notes to drop this morning while sipping on this egg nog waiting for Army-Navy. Just added Sunday updates on new offer and surprise visitors.

Here are some notes for the big official visit weekend.

Fridays in the Humidor – 12/9/16

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Herman’s offense, the Applewhite impact, starting from behind on 2017 recruits, and a huge recruiting weekend coming to Austin this Saturday and Sunday makes for exciting times right before the NCAA Dead Period. We give you names, odds, and how Herman has no fear going after in-state committed prospects. This staff is working overtime, just like the squad at Inside Texas in the Humidor.

Running Thursday recruiting updates

Walker Little. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas staff has been hitting the trail hard recently, and Thursday afternoon was no change. Coaches visited Houston and East Texas, offering several prospects across Houston and Dallas, including some committed to other schools. The IT Staff has more inside.

Recruiting Notebook – 12/8/16 + Quotes from new offers

Bryson Smith. (courtesy of Mark Martin/ETSN)

This week’s Notebook starts north of DFW for a OL committed to Colorado, jumps to Central Texas for TE with hands and SMU on his mind, back over to East Texas for an electric athlete that can play anywhere, and finish in Brenham with a uniquely skilled LB pledged to UH. As usual, the Recruiting Notebook keeps you covered by Justin Wells and Ian Boyd.

Where does Charlie Strong end up?

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Licking your wounds at over 5 million per for the next two years (the number is $11,158,333 to be exact) is an enviable position, but assuming Charlie has little interest in painting landscapes or taking up birdwatching, there are a few interesting opportunities out there for him to explore. The biggest issue is what he finds personally palatable and adjusting his own self-image to that of the national consensus.