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Spring Game Quick Reaction: Defense/Special Teams

Jamari Chisholm, Breckyn Hager (Will Gallagher/IT)

If you thought the offense struggled, imagine if the defensive front 7 hadn’t been split up by the Spring game draft format. Roach, Omenihu and Hager sharing the same pass rushing space is a daunting proposition for a lot of offenses. Particularly when all three can credibly line up at multiple positions and come in unexpected ways.

Spring Game Quick Reaction: Offense

Chris Brown and Toneil Carter (Will Gallagher/IT)

I jotted a few notes and put the broadcast team on mute after Mack Brown made his fourth canned reference to Texas fans being needy and meddlesome and Rod Gilmore offered that a NFL team should draft Dickson in the late 1st or early 2nd round. Lowell Galindo was also there, depending on the camera angle.

Fridays in the Humidor – 4/20/18 Part I

Patrick Hudson (Justin Wells/IT)

A big weekend lies ahead for the staff. First and foremost is the exhibition scrimmage on Saturday night. It’s not even a real scrimmage as the team is broken up differently than it normally is. Along with the scrimmage, Texas will host a very strong list of visitors. We’ll tackle that aspect of the weekend in Part II.

Inside the Gameplan: Lil’Jordan Humphrey

Lil'Jordan Humphrey (Will Gallagher/IT)

At 6-4, 220 with a background as a RB at powerhouse HS Southlake Carroll, Lil’Jordan Humphrey is a pretty unique football player. That was certainly Charlie Strong’s impression when he recruited him, “I don’t know what he is but I just know he’s a football player.”

The latest on Elijah Higgins

Elijah Higgins (Joe Cook/IT)

Despite his impressive offer list, Austin Bowie’s Elijah Higgins still feels like he has a lot to prove. At 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, he’s heard the talk about being a tight end and he’s not having it. That topic is largely a semantic one to me as his best utility is likely as an inside flexed receiver who moves around some. I doubt Jordan Reed cares about his positional designation, but as of now Higgins does care about that perception. Schools are recruiting him at receiver, but when Stanford and its rich tight end tradition comes calling, that makes one wonder.