Craig Naivar, Todd Orlando, and Tom Herman are big fans of the safeties they found waiting for them on campus at Texas. The unit that was perpetually filled with superior athletes that couldn’t edge out sticky-fingered Dylan Haines under Charlie Strong but is now finally stocked with multi-year veterans with diverse skill sets.
We’ve broken down the initial depth chart and also the freshman class through the view of potential red-shirts. Now it’s time to bring it all together with the roster table.
Long periods of personal reflection tend to come after disappointing outcomes. For junior linebacker Malik Jefferson, this offseason was one of those times.
Day three means the shoulder pads can come on before the team goes fully padded on Friday. Here’s what Herman had to say today concerning quarterback, running back, Malik Jefferson, Jerrod Heard and the locker room.
I do this every year, and if things are trending the right way, at least from the standpoint of talent accruement, the players predicted to play as true freshmen should be fewer and fewer.
Though much of his play speaks loudly for itself, junior safety DeShon Elliott was challenged by Tom Herman and his position coach Craig Naivar to be a bigger presence in the locker room this offseason.
Something caught my eye while scanning the post-practice player interviews. It came from our favorite Tongan and it reminded me once again that we’ve entered a new world when it comes to attention to detail in all phases of the program.
Since Tom Herman took the Texas job last November, the plight in Corby Meekins’ tight end room has been a topic of discussion. Now there’s a new, more positive topic in that room in the form of the nation’s No. 1 JUCO tight end.
The initial depth chart is mostly meaningless, but it does have value for tracking purposes. It will be interesting to watch the evolution of the revolution leading up to Maryland.
While practice was not open to the media, Tom Herman was for a short time after day two. He offered his thoughts on some members of the secondary, the right tackle competition, and new recruiting regulations.