Inside the Gameplan: Herman’s TE Academy

Andrew Beck (Will Gallagher/IT)

It might be strange to discuss Texas tight ends so much since there’s a decent chance that Texas will spend half or more of their offensive snaps next season without one on the field. That said, Herman clearly wants to make them a priority within the offense and some of the targets on the board for this next recruiting class (Mustapha Muhammad and Malcolm Epps for instance) are potential game-changers.

Post-Spring Then and Now – Running Backs

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

We’ll continue the series with running backs as Texas looks to find a replacement for D’Onta Foreman’s 2000 yards.

Texas has talent, albeit largely unproven, and it has bodies, but can anyone assert himself as the lead back while the rest of the depth chart finds its level behind him? That answer is yes, provided Chris Warren stays healthy. That’s an ‘if’ the size Warren himself, as illustrated by an exchange between Scipio and I.

Beasts from the East – Part I

Demarvion Overshown. (Justin Wells/IT)

ARP, TX — Making the rounds through East Texas can be a journey of backroads, old landmarks, plenty of beautiful scenery, and finding the elite athletes that are prevalent in this region. Two such prospects reside in Arp and Carthage. Two potential difference makers that brings the nation’s top college football coaches here to persuade them to join those programs. Arp’s Demarvion Overshown and Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram are two such players. Today, it’s Overshown.

Perennial power Allen focused on consistency this spring

Theo Wease (Joe Cook/IT)

With spring football now in full swing at many high schools, Inside Texas is traversing interstates and FM roads across the Lone Star State to talk with coaches and players and observe the talent each team has to offer.

This is the first spring I’m able to travel to spring practices, so I figured I would start with one of the top dogs in the Texas high school football landscape, the Allen Eagles.

Tuesday Scoopage

Jalen Green (Eric Nahlin/IT)

Sometime in the early mid-2000’s some friends and I were on one of those river buses in New Braunfels catching a ride back to the parking lot. It being a long day in the sun, we might have had a little buzz working. I look over to the side and I see somebody’s head standing way taller than the rest. It’s THE Chris Mihm. Within 15 seconds we had that whole bus chanting “Let’s go Celtics!” I still laugh about it wondering if most of the people even knew why we were chanting that.

The Inside Scoop – 5/1/17

Sam Ehlinger at the Spring game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

This week’s Scoop looks closer at UT’s recruiting momentum and the State of Recruiting for 2018. And despite Spring ball concluding, that doesn’t mean a certain Texas signal-caller isn’t putting in more work. Plus we catch up with the newest local hoops offer and how he’s gone from average to dominating in little under a year.

Understanding & Evaluating Tight Ends At A Deeper Level

Andrew Beck. (Justin Wells/IT)

When you want to know whether a player in the NBA can play extended minutes “going small”, the question isn’t whether your 3 can score on a post player. We know he can. The question is whether he can hold up defending on the other end and what he costs you elsewhere. Giving up 35 to score 30 isn’t smart basketball.

Five Longhorns headed to NFL camps

Tyrone Swoopes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

While Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was celebrating going to the Houston Texans in the 3rd round, the other Longhorn prospects were in wait-and-see mode. As soon as the 2017 NFL Draft ended, five UT football players received phone calls. Four signed undrafted free agent deals, while one will attend two mini-camp tryouts.

Foreman headed home

D'Onta Foreman. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas City native is going back to Southeast Texas.

Texas RB D’Onta Foreman was selected 89th overall in the third round by the Houston Texans. The junior rushed for 2028 yards and 15 touchdowns before declaring for the draft after his junior year.