Texas dominates A&M-CC in seven-inning run-rule, 15-0

UFCU Disch-Falk Field (Joe Cook/IT)

Texas followed up a 9-0 Tuesday victory over Richmond with the rare (for Texas) Wednesday victory as the Horns clobbered Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 15-0 in a game that, while originally scheduled for a full nine innings, ended after seven in a run rule. Senior Jon Malmin earned the win in relief following a dominating start from sophomore Nick Kennedy.

First spring practice notes

Tom Herman at his first spring practice of 2017 (Joe Cook/IT)

Under Strong, the media was allowed to watch the first two to three practices in full. Today, media was only allowed to view and photograph around 45 minutes of mostly stretching and position drills at practice. Here’s what I saw.

Longhorn leans, longshots, and in between

BJ Foster at UT's Junior Day. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll use my rough draft Top 21 (for some reason Fuddy went with 21 — probably his attempt to blue ribbon more players into the Top 10 or 15) as a gauge to see where the state’s best are leaning at this point.

Of note, this is more based on my gut feeling and some rumblings than what players themselves are actually saying publicly.

Herman’s first spring dotted by unknowns and question marks

Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tom Herman’s first football practices as head coach of the Texas Longhorns will be telling on multiple fronts. It will tell Herman who some of his better players are, as he has yet to see them in a football practice. It will tell Herman who will continue to be leaders, as he has only seen them in conditioning drills with logo-less apparel. It will tell him what it is like to coach football at the University of Texas.

My big questions after that Herman presser

Malik Jefferson and Breckyn Hager team up on the tackle. (Will Gallagher/IT)

I’ve enjoyed Herman’s press conferences so far, it’s fairly easy to glean what’s going on in the program and in his mind when I watch them (combined with the inside scoops from Eric, Justin, and Joe). There were a few nuggets in there today and in the Scoop that are helping me to update my understanding of where the program’s at and what the main questions they’ll be looking to answer in the spring will be.

The Inside Scoop – 3/6/17

Roschon Johnson at the Opening Regional in Frisco. (Justin Wells/IT)

Good news for the pure football fans, though, Spring practice begins this week, and then really kicks off the week following Spring break. We’ll write a full Spring preview next week after we have the data points of a couple of shirts and shorts practices stemming from this Tuesday and Thursday.

We also recap a busy Opening Regional in Dallas was Texas targets talking UT, and ones to watch over the spring and summer. We finish with a Hoops Top 5 things to know heading into the basketball offseason. This Inside Scoop delivers.