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.
Probably the single biggest problem for the Charlie Strong era at Texas has been a lack of offensive identity to help guide the development and deployment of the team’s talent in a unified direction. Besides the lack of a strong passing QB to make things easy, a bigger issue has been a lack of staff unity and vision from the top. Without that, both choosing and developing talent as well as leveraging it becomes very difficult.
The Longhorns coaches hit the ground running yesterday as Spring ball opened for many HS football programs in Texas. Jeff Traylor was in his native land East Texas. Brick Haley and Clay Jennings hit H-Town. Sterlin Gilbert was homeward bound out west. Charlie Williams met up in the Metroplex. Here's handful of notes and quotes from prospects the UT staff observed and put their eyes on.
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.