News and Notes from The Opening – Houston

Brennan Eagles. (courtesy of Nike)

Some thoughts and observations. We’ll go into the insider-y stuff tomorrow.

The weather wasn’t inviting at 50 degrees and a slight breeze that made it cooler. I knew speed and agility times would be down, which is why my jaw hit the floor when Brennan Eagles told me his numbers. More from the Houston Regional.

Game Thoughts: TCU 78, UT 63

Jarrett Allen jumping over Frogs (Will Gallagher/IT)

TCU rode a red hot last 10 minutes to a win that was far less comfortable than the final score appears to complete the season sweep over the Longhorns in Fort Worth.

Rebounding and three point shooting being the main culprits of error for Texas, the Horned Frogs took advantage of the opportunities Texas gave them as they pulled away late.

The Opening Regional – Houston preview

BJ Foster. (courtesy of TexAgs)

As another Signing Day passes, camp season has arrived. Our guys, Eric and Joe, will be in Houston for The Opening Regional camp. So will around 200 prospects, mostly from Texas, but also Louisiana, California, and Oklahoma. Here’s a quick preview of who to take notice of while IT has you covered tomorrow.

Fridays in the Humidor – 2/3/17

Mike Perrin and Greg Fenves introduce Tom Herman (Will Gallagher/IT)

Like all new coaches, Herman wanted to come in and let everyone know who was in charge. If you think he cares that he seemed abrasive he doesn’t. It’s all part of the process, and it’s no different than any other coach. Recall Strong telling the team, “you just got a good staff fired.”

This and more inside the Humidor.

Hoops: The question of offensive movement

Kerwin Roach II with the up and under (Will Gallagher/IT)

Shaka’s offensive system has come under fire this year, and for understandable reason. The shooting has been poor. The execution has been poorer. The free throw shooting has been on par with even Rick’s worst coaching seasons.

In short, it hasn’t been all that fun to watch.