Sometime in the early mid-2000’s some friends and I were on one of those river buses in New Braunfels catching a ride back to the parking lot. It being a long day in the sun, we might have had a little buzz working. I look over to the side and I see somebody’s head standing way taller than the rest. It’s THE Chris Mihm. Within 15 seconds we had that whole bus chanting “Let’s go Celtics!” I still laugh about it wondering if most of the people even knew why we were chanting that.
This week’s Scoop looks closer at UT’s recruiting momentum and the State of Recruiting for 2018. And despite Spring ball concluding, that doesn’t mean a certain Texas signal-caller isn’t putting in more work. Plus we catch up with the newest local hoops offer and how he’s gone from average to dominating in little under a year.
When you want to know whether a player in the NBA can play extended minutes “going small”, the question isn’t whether your 3 can score on a post player. We know he can. The question is whether he can hold up defending on the other end and what he costs you elsewhere. Giving up 35 to score 30 isn’t smart basketball.
Happy draft Friday, all.
Weather permitting it’s a great time of year, and although information is harder to come by during the football doldrums we have some interesting bits of information to pass along.
We won’t soon forget the last week, but let’s look ahead a bit.
We look at each position, Post-Spring Football and see the developments then and now. Today, linebackers.
At Inside Texas, we’ve broken down a lot of reasons Texas went 5-7 last year. There’s that botched defensive offseason install. Youth. A self-immolating high volume offense that treated 3rd down like Nahlin treats a Denny’s restroom after midnight. Poor staff accountability. Questionable player development. Disorganization. Horrendous special teams. Bad luck.
This week’s Scoop talks Texas QBs for 2018, elite blue-chippers just outside of Houston, coaches on the move, and a potential, yet unlikely graduate transfer.
We’ll start first with a bit of recruiting because it will weave seamlessly into the team portion.
As promised, I’ll break down the entire roster based on what we know of each player to this point. Remember, a player’s story is never fully written until his eligibility is fully exhausted. How many gave up on guys like John Harris, Mykkele Thompson, and Steve Edmond? The answer, way too many people.
With over 50 prospects on hand for Saturday’s Orange-White game, the feedback was good as the attendance was surprising.
And that’s one of the reasons for these scrimmages; to have fun, generate excitement in the program, and wrap up Spring ball in a positive manner. Mission accomplished.