Everything up to this point for Tom Herman has had a purpose. With the team on spring break following two practices Herman called “underwear Olympics,” everything done to this point by Herman and his staff has been in order to instill the culture that helped propel him to 22 victories at the University of Houston.
Not since those days can I remember Cuero having teammates as talented as 2018 tight end Bralen Taylor and 2019 wide receiver Jordan Whittington.
Let’s take a closer at the Texas targets from the Gobblers.
We probably haven’t put enough emphasis on how good and how important Texas’ offensive line could be in 2017. This might be a legitimately great unit that could make the competition at running back nearly irrelevant and leaning on their play will unquestionably be a big part of Herman’s strategy.
However, Herman has a secret weapon that could really transform Texas from the losing team that took the field in 2016 to a Big 12 contender in 2017; the special teams.
AUSTIN — During rivalry games, players who let the emotions of the game interfere with their play often come out on the losing end.
Whether the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies were playing too high or low emotionally may not be determined, but the multiple Aggie errors in the Longhorns’ fourth and fifth innings produced enough opportunities for Texas to take advantage.
Last week, I commented on Herman’s fat shaming, as our head coach has made it a point to repeatedly mock the muffin-tops on our DL. He’s not talking about everyone (Nelson, Omenihu are on the good list) and there are clearly players who are too heavy but making the effort to cut down (Elliott, Ford), but he’s looking for proof in the pudding from several other athletes.
Increasingly football has become a year-round sport, and with it having the most scholarships to offer, that only makes sense. Gone are the days when athletes would show up to camps saying they were rusty, or haven’t thrown a football in two months because they were playing baseball.
Since late November 2011, the Texas vs Texas A&M rivalry has yet to take place on a football field. It has taken place online in arguments between UT and A&M fans, on the cover of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football, and in various press conference swipes from coaches on both sides over the years.
Updates on the Houston area targets for Texas, 2018 quarterback chatter, a UT lean talks UT, a new offer for another Green, and one to watch from the Allen Eagles Football Prospect Processing Plant. All inside the Scoop.
Prior to Sunday, Texas had gone almost two seasons between weekend sweeps. With a sloppy 10-5 victory over UCLA, Texas ended that run and completed a five win week before the beginning of a week with multiple in-state rivals on the schedule.
Tom Herman is the “new guy” around here, so consequently, he needs a translator. Since I’ve been occupying this particular space for more than 12 years now, I’m uniquely qualified for the role, and am thus hiring myself. You’re welcome.