We’ve learned sophomore center Zach Shackelford is out for the remainder of Spring (ankle). Bummer because he was impressing.
UT’s pursuit of its signal-caller for 2018 is close to entering the Spring evaluation period. Three QBs will be in Austin this week so let’s look at each.
A fun thing about recruiting is evaluation and seeing a staff’s big board materialize before you. It’s one of the reasons people geek as hard as Fuddward on the NFL draft. Often times staff’s are forced to give away their intentions through offers but in recent years offers aren’t what they use to be, otherwise Texas would already have its quarterback in the class, imo.
What the coaches want from this defense with respect to scheme and personnel is starting to come into sharp focus.
Here at Cedar Hill for the Under Armour Camp and there’s a handful of Texas targets on hand.
It’s Round Up weekend in Austin and a handful of UT’s top targets will be there visiting and watching the Horns’ first Spring scrimmage. We’ve got practice notes, recruiting info, and a look at each prospect in this week’s Humidor.
Physicality, toughness and grit are all words thrown around by the football media so often it almost cheapens the term. In reality, it remains supremely important to the people responsible for coaching the players.
Pretty much every single important internal and external aspect of recruiting is going UT’s way currently, save overall in-state talent level, which is beyond the staff’s control. While these aspects haven’t led to any in-state commitments (that’s not a bad thing, they simply aren’t reaching) thus far, it’s led to quite a buzz with the in-state elites.
Today, the pads came on.
It was sunny, hot, and full of pads popping. The sounds of football was music to my ears. No more underwear Olympics. Some actual football, albeit Spring practice.
Herman has said you can’t tell anything from watching players practice in underwear and it reminds me of something Cody Johnson told me years ago, “once we put the pads on it separates the men from boys. All the players at Texas look good until then.”