In this Spring ball edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar, we discuss, duh, spring ball. The first handful of practices are in the books and El Cohiba Grande weighs in on what’s up both on and off the field with Charlie Strong’s second group of gridiron gladiators. Aside from football, obviously a lot has gone down in the last 48 hours for the Texas basketball program. As we’ve reported for the better part of a month, Rick Barnes was let go after yet another disappointing season and now the mad scramble for a replacement has gone full throttle. Make no mistake, Steve Patterson knows this is his legacy hire and will do everything in his power to get the right man for the job. Our basketball sources handicap who that may be as well as some of the thought processes of not only firing Rick Barnes but also finding a better fit for the hoops program with so much at stake—ahem–fund raising for facilities. It’s a two pronged attack of hoops and football inside the Humidor.