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Texas-Georgia Sugar Bowl Preview

Keaontay Ingram (Will Gallagher/IT)

The 9-4 Longhorns have a marquee match-up with a 11-2 Georgia team that many believed deserved a spot in the College Football Playoff after going toe-to-toe with Alabama in the SEC Title Game before succumbing 35-28 after a 14 point 4th quarter Crimson Tide rally.

Inside the Gameplan: My 5 favorite offensive signees

Roschon Johnson (courtesy Tishy Bryant)

Building out an elite offense is often a pretty misunderstood exercise. On defense you don’t really get to pick where the ball is going save for by having truly transcendent defenders that the offense has to avoid or else by dedicating numbers and leverage to take something away. The offense can take a good deal more initiative in determining where the focal point of a given play will be.

The Inside Scoop – Christmas Eve Edition

Jordan Whittington in state championship at AT&T Stadium. (Justin Wells/IT)

On the eve of Christmas, we begin to settle in with family and friends on this wonderful holiday. Let’s wrap up the Texas HS State Championships – one for the ages – with notes and quotes from players headed to Austin or on the Texas Big Board for 2020 and 2021. Get some Scoop in your stocking.

A new day in QB recruiting is Rising

Cameron Rising (Will Gallagher/IT)

Imagine being recruited by the University of Texas to be the quarterback in the Longhorns’ 2018 class in the spring of 2017. The future of the position is unclear, and Texas head coach Tom Herman and his staff are telling prospects “you could compete, win, and be the answer.”

Fridays in the Humidor Q&A – 12/21/18

Bru McCoy at The Opening. (Justin Wells/IT)

We owe you a team info packed Humidor which you’ll get. I’ll do the defensive version of the offensive one we wrote a couple of weeks. Last night had me missing my normal Thursday calls. Sorry, but when I get a chance to catch up with the immaculately dressed @DrewKelson I’m going to take advantage.

We can start this Q&A up with a couple of notes:

Inside the Gameplan: My 5 favorite defensive signees

DeGabriel Floyd. (Justin Wells/IT)

Everywhere around the country, defensive coordinators are having to make tough decisions about what to look for in personnel, particularly at linebacker. The results of those decisions look increasingly different than they did 5-10 years ago and the ongoing trend towards smaller, faster, and more coverage-savvy defenders is only going to intensify in the coming years now that the strongest programs in the country are embracing the spread passing attack.