The first practice of 2017 was in perfect weather conditions. Nice breeze, a little sunny, and plenty of energy from the staff and players. We only got a small 30-min window to watch but here’s what we gathered early on.
Talking team, talking recruiting for both the 2018 and 2019 class, and we’re talkin’ practice. Practice? Practice.
You know the old sentiment, pretty much regardless of the sport, optimism runs rampant for all fan bases at the beginning of the season.
Texas fans know the feeling quite well.
It’s Friday, you have a lot of reading ahead of you, let’s get it.
Some really interesting thoughts from the Longhorn defensive coordinator discussing championship depth, the progress of Gary Johnson, the internal athlete and the value of cross training all positions.
Join Justin Wells and Eric Nahlin in a Thursday Q&A with the season just 37 days away.
Texas has racked up in the last 10 days commitments from the state’s best player and corner in Jalen Green, and two vertical threat receivers in Al’vonte Woodardand Brennan Eagles. We’re seeing recruiting done at an extremely high level. It’s not all just social media show business; the staff puts in the hours and effort.
Obviously one of the big changes that Mack Brown brought to the recruiting game was snatching up juniors early after the season ended before they were even seniors. That required some projection on the part of the Texas staff, but projection is already the name of the game and they could at least work off a year of varsity film + camp work to get a sense of what a kid might become at Texas.
The prequel to the Inside Scoop Part II (by Cook), this version talks Eagles landing, Tight End Recruiting including the Mustapha, closer look at 2019 QB targets after Roschon dropped, Bobby Brown’s outlook, and more quotes Post-Stars at Night. Nahlin and Wells bring the goods.
Speaking of excitement, that was a pretty exhilarating Friday for recruitniks and fans. It was also a blast to share the Jalen Green commitment with the remaining attendees of the happy hour. That was cause for yet another final final.