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 Orlando has been replaced by Coleman Hutzler, who spent the previous four seasons with Will Muschamp at South Carolina.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.
AUSTIN -- Wednesday brought full pads to the Wright Whitaker Fields, though unfortunately the pads weren’t truly popping until the media was escorted out. Upon arrival, the offensive line was working on one of the more unique drills I’ve seen covering Texas. Each OL had a rep individually bear crawling before rolling, and after that was completed the OL would jump on a simulated fumble from the hands of Herb Hand.
Texas is going to sign a talented group of players on Wednesday but a full class it doesn't make. For this class to truly be a success (on paper) it will have to continue rounding out rough edges by adding on the lines, at linebacker, and by landing a supplementary explosive athlete or two. In my years of doing percentages this certainly won't rival some of the most optimistic efforts. Perhaps some chickens are about to come home to roost due to tardy overtures from the staff? We’ll see. Plus quotes after the OV weekend in Austin. All in the Scoop.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and by that I mean NSD1. The Texas staff has put together quite the haul, even if players who are considered foregone conclusions to sign are often overlooked. It's like when you snooped around the house looking for your presents in advance of them being wrapped. It's not quite as fun when you know what you're going to get, but sometimes it's nice to remove anxiety out of the equation. Heaven forbid you don't get that Tonka truck defensive tackle.