Weekend Update – Coaches Clinic, Scrimmage notes

Todd Orland (Will Gallagher/IT)

The headliner at this year’s Texas Coaches Clinic couldn’t have been any bigger. With his track record for success, not only on the field, but in his evaluations and staff hires, Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick was as advertised. I spoke to a handful in attendance last night and the response was as expected; enamored and pretty surreal. I’ll also add some practice notes from former players and the differences in Herman’s way and Mack’s/Charlie’s way, and scrimmage tidbits from this afternoon.

Hobbs Picks Texas

Byron Hobbs (Justin Wells/IT)

AUSTIN — He knew where he wanted to go and didn’t want to waste anytime.

FW Eastern Hills LB Byron Hobbs committed to Texas tonight. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound 4-star held offers from Texas A&M, OU, LSU, and TCU among others.

Fridays in the Humidor – 4/7/17

Tom Herman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

A Thursday night happy hour flows gently into Fridays in the Humidor. Today we tip our glass to Jesus Shuttlesworth who stumbled sideways through the door last night, and also the Cigars who have given us so much information over the years.

This Humidor delivers it all – Cigars, practice notes, and recruiting momentum.

Inside the Gameplan: An empty run game?

Sam Ehlinger (Joe Cook/IT)

Tom Herman and his staff are going to have a fun summer brainstorming workarounds to some glaring issues in their 2017 offense. Texas fans are no stranger to the concept of a unit featuring many great talents but lacking cohesiveness or identity that can elevate supporting players but this staff definitely is and they’ll be hard at work to find solutions this offseason.

Elliott, Davis trying to live up to DBU moniker

Antwuan Davis (Justin Wells/IT)

Regardless of whether or not Texas is ‘Defensive Back U,’ a title multiple universities lay claim to, the Longhorns’ football program has put talented defensive backs into the NFL for the better part of this century. In the last several years, the secondary has not lived up to the play required to claim that title, and current players, like junior safety DeShon Elliott and senior nickelback Antwuan Davis, know that.

Cook joins 4th and 5 to talk practice, Belichick, semi-obscure favorites

Kyle Porter during fall practice. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I joined Will Baizer to talk practice, including what the Shackelford injury means for the interior OL, what’s going on a right tackle, and what Tom Herman currently has available at running back. We also talk a little bit about Bill Belichick speaking at Texas’ Coaches Clinic, and Will and I talk about our favorite players and plays who are “off the beaten path,” and I take that opportunity to heap praise on Chance Mock.