A reeling Texas squad limps into Morgantown with blood in the air for a West Virginia team who can ill afford a loss to a team the likes of Texas at this point in the season.
In what is shaping up to be an epic Junior Day roster, Tom Herman’s first event is already gathering steam on a national level with an inordinate amount of out-of-state players joining some of the best prospects the state of Texas has to offer. All in the Inside Scoop.
Texas came away with two victories Saturday in a double header against No. 23 Rice, 5-4 and 6-1. Here are a few thoughts from the eight hours I spent at the Disch.
Guy V. Lewis sat at his desk and crammed his old hand into a cooler of ice, fishing out a frigid can of beer, wiping off the residue and cracking open his post-game elixir with the obligatory “ker-SHUSH.”
There was a basketball game in Austin and the Longhorns lost it.
The Longhorns…again…look to pick themselves up…again…after a tough road loss…again…as they host Kansas State in Austin with dreams of righting the ship before the Big 12 tourney…again.
Even with all the excitement about the new energy coming into the program under head coach David Pierce, at bats still need to produce hits and move runners and pitchers need to escape jams. It does not help when the opponent is able to move runners when umpires miss calls in important situations. Texas struggled to put themselves in position to score tonight and No. 23 Rice was the beneficiary of an improperly called bunt off the batter’s foot as the Owls took down Texas in the season opener, 3-2.
In this edition of the Humidor, we get the details on the timeline and the targets for Texas’ next athletic director. We also provide an updated list for next weekend’s junior day, talk spring practice schedule, and talk about the way Herman and his staff groups his players.
Alignment. I’m not just writing that to get it out of the way or to inspire you to put some whiskey in your coffee. I’m writing that because it was readily apparent on Thursday when all five offensive assistants were available to the media.
Opening Day is a celebrated day of optimism heading into the long stretch of a baseball season. For new head coach David Pierce, being at Texas is an exciting new journey for him. The first game of the season is always special for Pierce, whether he is coaching the Texas Longhorns or the Dobie Longhorns.