The 2010’s have been a really bad decade thus far for Texas football. The Longhorns have gone 41-35 overall in this decade and only 27-26 in Big 12 play. Humiliating defeats against BYU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, and Iowa State have littered virtually every season and there hasn’t been much to excite fans other than recruiting and the hope for next season.
Earlier this week I was given the role of “commissioner” at the Colt McCoy Football Pro Camp. For those of you that don’t know, Colt comes back to host a two-day camp for elementary and middle school kids every summer in Austin.
Eric and Ian bounced some questions off Irish Sports Daily about this opening day match-up coming our way. Here's what they had to say about the state of their team and how things look currently for 2016 and opening day.
AUSTIN -- Maybe it was meant to be. It almost happened before National Signing Day back in February. Senior 5-star offensive lineman Patrick Hudson considered flipping from Baylor to Texas a week before NSD. Last month, after the problems in Waco boiled to the surface, he requested his release. Well, today Hudson decided to attend Texas. The 6-foot-5, 325-pound mauler chose UT over OU, A&M, Baylor, and others. Hudson is the 4th Baylor pledge to flip, joining WR Devin Duvernay inking with Texas on Wednesday, JP Urquidez and Donovan Duvernay on Saturday.
Lifetime Longhorn Jordan Spieth heads into the final round on Sunday with a 1-stroke lead at the Masters and attempts to win an unprecedented second consecutive green jacket and third major win. Join us in The Masters thread.
The play of Texas’ linebackers over the last year, especially in Strong’s 3-3-5 packages, is probably the most frustrating and also the most poorly understood aspect of the entire team. The fact that Malik Jefferson had to play as large a role as he did in 2015 as a true freshman spoke to how devastated the position was by the graduation of Jordan Hicks and Steve Edmond.
AUSTIN, Texas — Mike Perrin was named men’s athletics director for The University of Texas at Austin and will serve in that role through the 2017-18 year. Perrin has served as interim men’s athletics director since September, per Texas release today.