The Inside Scoop – 3/5/18

David Gbenda. (courtesy of Nike)

As we approach Spring, Texas is hosting a number of targets each weekend, including some of the state’s best on Saturday and Sunday. We talk to them, add notes on other primary prospects, and where the Horns stand with the state and nation’s elite. It’s March. Let’s Scoop.

Texas thrashes Northwestern in seven-inning affair, 12-1

Left field at the Disch (Joe Cook/IT)

Texas’ bats slumbered through a 6-2 Friday loss to Northwestern. During the rest of weekend, they were very much awake. The Longhorns put up 38 runs over three games Saturday and Sunday including 12 in Texas’ series ending win that was called after seven innings. Freshman Bryce Elder earned the win in relief, while junior left fielder Masen Hibbeler’s 4-for-5 effort paced the Texas offense.

Thoughts from never-never land

The Texas flag in Morgantown. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Every now and then I find reason to appreciate exactly why I’m so glad my days of teaching this wonderful game are history. I find keeping up with the new fangled discoveries contrary to every rule that so guided my career. Damn, we were so fundamentally dependent compared to the swashbuckling attitude today’s game offers—hate to admit it but we were far less exciting to the appetite and by extension the ulcers. Mystic

Fridays in the Humidor – 3/2/18

Tyler Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Off-season continues as the strength and conditioning staff readies the players for spring ball. The players are working hard and the proof is in the pictures circulating the internet. Also, UT is hosting a few key targets in 2019, 2020 recruiting classes and quotes from the newest Longhorn, T’Vondre Sweat.

Sweat to Texas

T'Vondre Sweat (via Sweat)

The game is won in the trenches, so Tom Herman and Oscar Giles looked to bolster the defensive line with the second commit of the 2019 class.

Huntsville DL T’Vondre Sweat committed to Texas today. He chose the Longhorns over Texas A&M, Baylor, Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma, among others.