There have been many stories written about the newest Texas quarterback signee here at IT. Hometown kid. Born a Longhorn fan. Lead one of the best football programs in-state to deep runs in the playoffs. Elite 11 finalist. Georgia begged for him on his porch. Then he hit a flight for Orlando, FL last week for the Under Armour All-American game. If Hudson Card wasn't a household name then, he is now.
Tom Herman with nearly a month of preparation is a pretty good offensive coordinator. He's now proven that in three consecutive bowl games. Of course, the problem is that a head coach playing offensive coordinator with a weak overall staff is going to roll out some dud efforts with limited scouting and preparation time in the season weekly grind. Too many fires to put out.
The favorable matchup caveat notwithstanding, that was an excellent win. The spectrum of Tom Herman coaching performances has a Mo Bamba wingspan but that was up there with his best efforts. The interesting thing with Herman is the bowl prep is counter to the team’s week in, week out intensity during the season-long grind. I wonder if there’s anything to learn from that, anything at all.