A house-amended version of Senate Bill 1385 passed in the Texas Senate on Friday, with the bill now awaiting the signature of Governor Greg Abbott (R). Once Abbott puts pen to paper or allows 10 days to pass without a veto, Texas will become the 17th state to enact legislation enabling collegiate student-athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness (NIL).
Chris Ash’s main goal in 2020 was to get Texas playing better, fundamental defense on a very basic level. The linebacker position, where Texas has struggled through boom/bust cycles all century, was a prime target for this development.
Players are still in Austin and still working out on their own, but more organized activity can begin in just a few weeks. What freshman on the scene have taken advantage of their time in Austin? Who is Texas looking at adding to their football and basketball recruiting classes? The Humidor has it.
An advantage the 2020 linebacker corps may have over the 2019 squad is the man leading it. This site opined often last year that Todd Orlando the linebackers coach hurt the efforts of Todd Orlando the defensive coordinator. Orlando has been replaced by Coleman Hutzler, who spent the previous four seasons with Will Muschamp at South Carolina.
Texas’ offseason following the 2019 campaign included sweeping changes to the coaching staff, but Longhorns head coach Tom Herman announced several alterations in roles for his players who are just over a month away from spring practices.
What's the best way to get recruits to watch OU football? Give them tickets to a Texas game. This year is the Sooners' turn to host and there will be a few common targets in attendance. More important than who is at the game is the outcome. The virtuous circle of winning begetting elite recruits begetting winning would get a nice boost if Texas could pull out the win. If this team sticks to its profile of playing 'up' to its competition we should be in for a dandy 24 hours time.