Last year around this time one of the big questions for the spring game was how Texas' LBs would show against the run. The 2016 season had been one of the ugliest for LB play in a decade of exceptionally ugly play at that position but with Malik Jefferson and Anthony Wheeler coming under Todd Orlando's supervision there was some hope that it might get turned around. Then the offense spent the spring game throwing the ball around on the perimeter and it remained to be seen whether Texas knew how to fit the run or not.
One of the savvier political moves that Charlie Strong made at Texas was to tell the broadcast team for the Baylor game that “no matter who’s coaching Texas next year they’re going to be a 10-win team.”
We don't normally write lists because of the lazy #content nature of them, but doing so is an effective way of associating expectations on the newly arrived freshman football players. It's also a good way to have our opinions out there for all to see. When Gerald Wilbon is Big 12 Newcomer of the Year you may hesitate to say you knew it all along if we can revert back to this thread to verify that very bold declaration.
Boyd is one of the more versatile athletes to join UT's Class of 2016. The 6-foot-0, 235-pounder from East Texas played a ton of positions in HS, most notably DL and RB. Boyd will bring versatility, strength, work ethic, and pure hatred to the football field in Austin. Just added some Sunday recruiting nuggets - Fowler, the Jackson, and Taylor. Right here.
The Scoop opens Texas fall camp with practice talk. That's right, we're talking about practice. We also go 1-on-1 with two of UT's favorite recruits and discuss the Patrick Hudson recruiting saga. Finally, Shaka Smart was active in the recruiting world this week as we get you caught up. Football is close, y'all.
We start the week off with Weekend Update . Here's the Sunday early edition. With the Spring game as the main event, Texas hosted a handful of recruits from 2016 and 2017 at DKR on Saturday. Admittedly the cast of characters weren't the best the state has to offer, but that doesn't change that the Horns are still in good standing with a generous portion of the state's top talent. One of those 5-stars was actually there to see Shaka Smart and the UT hoops program.