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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.
On the heels of a 5-4 come-from-behind victory, the conditions in Austin tried to put a damper on both the scheduled game and the Texas offense. Though the sky was crying, Longhorn bats were not as a big offensive first inning and a combined two-hitter from the staff helped Texas win 5-2 and take the series from the UCLA Bruins.
Sat in the stands tonight to soak up some nice Austin weather and to just get a feel for the Disch. Sometimes I feel like I get too caught up in the numbers rather than what’s actually going on in the game. Here are some quick thoughts I’ve got from sitting down the left field line.
John Bonney was once a fairly well regarded recruit. He was a four-star out of Houston Lamar (DB High?), an opening invitee, and a kid boasting offers from just about everywhere in the nation. At the 2013 Nike SPARQ combine he ran a 4.62 40, a 4.1 shuttle, tossed the ball 41’, and jumped a 34.3” vertical, which puts him amongst the top echelon of athletes even at defensive back.
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Texas’ worst season in my lifetime is officially, thankfully, mercifully, undeniably over.
In the second Spring practice for 2017, the prevailing theme was tempo and intensity.
I think a lot of coaches in CFB talk tempo, but only a few actually demonstrate it during an actual practice. What is fast and quick to some, isn’t so much to others. With Tom Herman and his staff, there’s no doubting the uptick in tempo and reps performed during each drill.
One of my lasting impressions in this job is pulling up to Lancaster’s Spring game in 2012. As I was walking to the field, I heard the instrumental to the timeless classic John by New Orleans musician Lil Wayne playing during the team stretch/hype period. At this point one might want to put the pads on too, at least until they started popping.