So far we've seen an Elite Day that created buzz, there will also be a Junior Day in February, and we're also hearing one in March. Weekends in between, like this past one, will feature a sprinkling of talent. The recruiting gas pedal is officially floored.
We'll post team information tomorrow. I'll talk to more today, as will Justin. Obviously the most pressing news is regarding Caden Sterns' MRI. We haven't heard anything substantial yet, but should today. Notes/quotes from Jackson, Catalon, and Glass + Texas coaches hit the road this week. Find out where in the Scoop.
If you heard the theme song to M.A.S.H. during UT's locker room celebration on Saturday night, it wasn't a flashback to the 70s. With the physicality this team plays with, you're going to get banged up. It got to a point in Lubbock where we saw third stringers on the field, like Donovan Duvernay. Here's what we're hearing + recruiting in the Scoop.
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.
It's always fun when Texas-OU week arrives. It's a lot better when both teams are good. And even cooler when UT has a legit shot at topping the Sooners and ripping the lid off this 2018 season. We look at team/injury news and notes, plus the recruiting trends pointing upwards. Beat OU in the Monday Scoop.
In recent days I've mentioned this Texas team seems pretty similar to Kansas State teams of the past. The offense isn't explosive (though there is big play ability) and the team is physical and mentally resilient for the most part. They want to win wars of attrition and in recent weeks that approach has worked.
The buzz around the 40 Acres is real after Texas knocked off another ranked opponent on Saturday from DKR. Diving into team news/notes + recruits react to the win over TCU and overall vibe UT is displaying in the first month of the 2018 season. Tons of quotes in this week's Scoop.