Herman took the time to address both of camp's biggest battles, quarterback and right tackle. He also spoke about players staying in the facility during camp, and why the defense continues to impress him.
After a scrimmage Saturday and a recovery day Sunday, Tom Herman addressed the media and explained what he'd like to see from his team in week two of camp, why Todd Orlando was his choice for defensive coordinator, how the team polices itself and who has progressed after a week of practice.
Houston was the perfect job for Tom Herman to take for three reasons. The first was that it allowed him to get back to work in the familiar grounds at Texas, recruiting and developing in a state he already knew well thanks to previous stops at Texas, Sam Houston State, Texas State, and Rice.
We're at the midway point in the season for Texas and the Horns stand at 3-3. We've seen progression in spots and regression in others. But there's one element you can't deny; it's Charlie Strong's best start since he arrived on the 40 Acres. I present my 3rd annual Texas Midseason Awards in 2016.
After appearing at various points last season as a linebacker, sophomore Breckyn Hager has found a role on this year’s defense in the FOX role. It has been a challenge for Hager to learn a different position tasked with different responsibilities and assignments than what he was used to.
If you kept your eye on the battle in the trenches that took place in Austin Saturday night, the game’s outcome probably never seemed to be in serious doubt. Texas dominated the Iowa State offensive line, particularly with its pass-rush, while the Cyclone DL was not up to the challenge of standing up to D’Onta Foreman and the UT OL.
AUSTIN -- Texas coach Charlie Strong significantly simplified the defense during the second week of his dual role as head coach-and-coordinator, he said Monday. Strong also addressed chronic miscommunication issues last Saturday by fitting defensive players, for the first time, with wrist bands listing the defensive sets.
AUSTIN -- Texas needed its defense to show up and it did. Too bad the offense didn't leave the locker room until the 2nd half, but thankfully for Longhorn Nation and Charlie Strong, they did too. Texas exploded for 21 third quarter points behind the arm of Shane Buechele and legs of Devin Duvernay and D'Onta Foreman, and its defense did the rest in a 27-6 win over Iowa State on Saturday night at DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium.