After taking on and defeating the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 total offenses in 2016, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando is facing what he thinks is equally as daunting of a task: defending the Big 12.
One after another, UT’s Class of 2018 is turning into a Who’s Who of statewide and national recruits.
Add one more to the mix when Spring Dekaney TE Malcolm Epps verbally committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound multi-sport athlete, who also excels on the hardwood, chose the Longhorns over offers from Alabama, Texas A&M, UCLA, and Florida among others.
Texas opened a different portion of practice than the window we usually get. Normally, the media is there for the first, through around fourth periods of practice. Today, Texas and Tom Herman gave us a window into some of the individual drills as well as some of the team work.
Period four was the first look we were allowed to see.
UT’s Class of 2018 added a new member yesterday, so let’s look at the remainder of the class with percentages. We also talk to two of the Horns’ top targets as their decision time is getting close, 1-on-1 with newest hooper pledge, Brock Cunningham, and more. It’s a Tuesday Scoop. Dig in.
When I read practice reports or staff quotes I’m looking for hints that will answer that question.
The way the spread offense works is really pretty simple. You space out your players, attack different areas of the field, and then hit opponents where they yield numbers or leverage. Or if you have an elite feature to your offense, you pound them with it repeatedly unless they shut it down.
Tom Herman and Oscar Giles needed to find someone who could successfully man the point of attack. They did just that today, when Spring Westfield’s Keondre Coburn committed to Texas.
After a scrimmage Saturday and a recovery day Sunday, Tom Herman addressed the media and explained what he’d like to see from his team in week two of camp, why Todd Orlando was his choice for defensive coordinator, how the team polices itself and who has progressed after a week of practice.
We have a couple of interesting notes to pass along from this weekend’s scrimmage.
I like simple statistics that convey truths. I’m also a general fan of living in reality. So one of my favorite portions of the 2017 Thinking Texas Football is something I’d like to excerpt here.
Junior defensive back P.J. Locke took the nickel backer position during this offseason based on both his play and his highly-praised attitude in front of Tom Herman.