AUSTIN -- What keeps QB Tyrone Swoopes atop Texas’ depth chart? What evidence suggests the light has finally come on for Daje Johnson? Charlie Strong addressed these, and other timely topics, at Tuesday’s press conference.
This team’s goals for 2015 are largely of the less quantifiable variety. Strong needs to develop the young players, find a QB, build an identity on offense, keep recruiting momentum going in state, improve special teams, and see this team build on what little was accomplished last year.
UT's changes to its offense has already had a ripple effect across the entire program without the Longhorns doing anything other than lining up in more spread formations in their spring scrimmage.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong talked to the media for the first time since signing a consensus Top 10 class in 2015 today. As Spring practice opens, so do the team's expectations. Lots to discuss including the quarterback position, the offensive line, linebackers, and the injury updates. And what about special teams?
In the preseason when I wrote up how Texas matched up against Oklahoma State, I noted that Texas was at a disadvantage playing this team late in the year when Gundy’s young team was likely to have improved and found a groove.
In this edition of the Humidor we have the goods on what’s ticking in Texas football. In Ryder Cup parlance, some like Ricky Fowler’s ironic flat cap while on the other hand, others decry his stupid, superficial shirk of traditional gentlemanliness of all things golf.
Ideally the pre-conference slate of opponents accomplishes a few things for a football team. It slowly tests and prepares the team for conference play, it provides the team with a win or two that will look good on the resume, and it allows the coaches to firmly establish the team’s identity.