Let’s take a look at some possible late options for Texas to round out the class. Today we’ll do offensive line and tight end. This isn’t a complete list of who the coaches are looking at. That number is much, much higher.
Chris Daniels’ departure is only surprising because he seemed to turn the corner this off-season when he lost needless weight. But going back to his high school days, there were always questions about motivation. In recent weeks it was obvious he was high school Chris.
We dive into team info, talking QBs, attrition, and 2018’s class size. We also hit recruiting hard with Houston Lamar, big-time OL, and a 2020 RB. We finish with one of the most underrated prospects in the state. We present The Inside Scoop.
The Cyclones have an uneven talent level. While I’m generally impressed with their skill players, they lack difference makers in the trenches. If Texas controls the game, it’ll be because our OL can stalemate their front and our defensive line whips their offensive line on running downs so that we can eliminate any guessing games on 2nd and 3rd down.
On Saturday Texas was who we wrote about, and who you read about in August. We saw why the Texas defense dominated the Texas offense all August.
Now the issue becomes, can Texas sustain its newfound defensive confidence and can the offense make strides week in and week out.
The current controversies of the 2017 Texas season have been brewing for some time now. In many ways it mirrors some of the controversies about the 2008 Texas team, which found solutions that led to one of the best runs by a Longhorn team we’ve seen.
On Saturday we were treated to something we haven’t seen since 2014, quality and consistent linebacker play from the whole unit, rather than poor fundamentals and a sprinkling of athletic WOW plays. Plays were made at the line of scrimmage or behind it rather than 10 yards down the field. They played physical. It was awesome.
The science of roster allocation versus cap space, and needs versus best player available (BPA).
Any Texans fans out there?
I’m sick to my stomach re-watching that defensive effort result in a loss, though incredibly pleased with our play against an elite QB with a lot of weapons at his disposal. USC’s OL got pushed around at three positions and their receivers are better athletes than football players, but the Texas DL totally dominated the line of scrimmage, our linebackers scraped and filled with abandon (particularly as the game progressed), Holton Hill was good in coverage and Deshon Elliott took major strides forward as the playmaking safety we so badly need.
It’s getting its own distinct write up because I want to illustrate how entire games and field position turn on this unit. I also want to abuse the time-space continuum and show what might have been. Michael J Fox may show up at any moment in a DeLorean.