Tom Herman quotes from his Thursday post-practice availability.
Dear Shane and Sam,
Wanted to drop you a quick line as you prepare for Kansas State this Saturday. I know you guys are probably tired of everybody droning on and on about who the starting quarterback should be, about who has the most and least experience, who is he better runner, blah-blah-blah.
Let’s get to it.
We’ve discussed September Hudls and potential fits on offense, now let’s look at the defensive side of the ball.
Schedules, locations, and opponents for Texas commits and targets for Week 6 of TXHSFB
Both coordinators went into detail Wednesday night about what they learned from Iowa State and the challenge that Kansas State presents on Saturday.
Savvy posters have already figured out that certain components of the Tom Herman Texas program are fairly similar to the equation that’s defined the Bill Snyder era up in Kansas State. Hard-nosed defense, liberal doses of QB run game, and attention to detail on special teams are all key features to the Wildcats’ strategy and are clear points of emphasis for Herman as well. Urban Meyer was heavily influenced by Bill Snyder after all, and then Herman in turn by Meyer.
Here are some mildly interesting notes not worth holding on until the next insider feature.
For his first two years on campus, junior Charles Omenihu was growing. He was growing into his role, going from playing fox linebacker as a freshman in Charlie Strong’s defense, to moving down to the defensive line as a sophomore. With those changes in position came changes in weight, and now Omenihu is a built, 275 pounder making the lives of opposing offensive linemen difficult along with his teammates Poona Ford and Chris Nelson.
September’s over. We’ve seen the Horns play four games and now we have some Hudl to enjoy of commits to discuss how they fit. We’ve also heard Herman discuss what’s missing from the roster, or at least hint at it.