Tom Herman runs a “bell cow” offense at Texas. That’s a common trait for pro-style offenses of all varieties, including the pro-spread vision guiding the Longhorns. Most people understand the idea of a “bell cow” running back like Ricky Williams or Cedric Benson that get 250+ touches over the course of a season, but that kind of back is fairly rare these days.
In his COVID-19 Chalktalk series on Twitter, new Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich unveiled a couple of new passing concepts that give a little bit of insight into his thinking on play-calling. He also drew up a triple-option play from the I-formation on April Fools and then tagged some of Texas’ receivers in the play while joking about it being a go-to formation and play for the Longhorn offense next fall. The biggest takeaway from that one was almost certainly that he included Jordan Whittington among the receivers he was trolling.
Following in the footsteps of Nike, Under Armour, its main competitor in the industry is trying its hand at the high school football camp scene. It gives us an opportunity to see some of the state's best compete with each other while gathering notes, contacts, and tidbits for each prospect Texas deems a target. Our Joe Cook and Eric Nahlin will be at Westfield HS in Spring. Here's who they'll be looking for.
This week's Notebook starts in DFW with a promising o-lineman, heads down to East Texas for a safety with bad intentions, and wraps up in Houston with perhaps the state's top WR and safety. The Recruiting Notebook gets you caught up on Texas targets with burnt orange on their mind.