AUSTIN -- Texas Media Days marks one of the few occasions the media is able to meet with every member of the coach staff. All of the coaches were asked their opinion on the main storylines surrounding Texas football this season, including quarterback, the defensive line and the new offense. Joe will break down his time with the defensive coaches, while JW reports on the new offense.
Between National Signing Day and the Spring Game, Junior Day is all we have. Tennison wanted to know he'll be used in Austin. Miller wanted to know how Gilbert will get him the ball. And Browning just wanted to keep learning about the history of the Longhorns. Add a thrilling hoops victory over rival OU, and it was a good day.
As it should be abundantly clear, Texas is going to need to run the football early and often in 2016 in order to achieve the desired results of >8 wins and another Top 10-ish recruiting class for Charlie Strong.
February will go down as a month that shapes the 2016 season in numerous ways; notably recruiting and new coaches. We know Strong improved roster talent on NSD. I think he may have slightly upgraded the coaching staff as well. This is hard to do because he lost three good coaches and two good recruiters.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’re going to change the format up a bit considering the only real information comes from the team and current winter workouts. We’ll talk about lifts and running and what-not but the real treat is the current depth chart which the kids are acutely aware of. We've got a coaching nugget and also hope to have a projected August depth chart by folks that know, but as of this writing, that information is not forthcoming
Anthony Johnson, a former member of the Longhorns football team (2001-05) and staff, and a 10-year coaching veteran who was recently named co-offensive coordinator at Toledo, has been named running backs coach at Texas, head coach Charlie Strong announced Saturday.