Texas offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert has put on a show at home with his high-powered, true freshman and strong senior led offensive attack. Now, Gilbert has to do something for the first time during his tenure at Texas: bring his team and lofty expectations on the road with him to Berkeley, California to take on the Cal Bears.
Last week, head baseball coach David Pierce continued the recruiting run he has been on since taking the job when he added 2018 RHP Kolby Kubichek out of Bryan. Kubichek, whose fall and summer league team is Twelve Baseball based out of College Station, touched base with IT to talk about what led him to leave Aggieland and head to Austin.
In this edition of the Scoop, we travel across Texas to see one of the top WRs in a loaded 2017, then check in on several players from DeWitt county. Another junior quarterback to watch, the latest on ever-changing tight end management, and notes from the team following a victory over UTEP. Finally, we check on a Houston area hooper who already has a connection to Texas.
Charlie Strong has 8.5 by 11 inch pieces of paper pasted everywhere around the Moncrief complex that say things like “Believe,” “Stay Humble,” “Don’t Believe the Hype” and “We Have Done Nothing Yet” in order to try and keep his team grounded even after a big win against Notre Dame and a No. 11 ranking. While Texas took a few minutes to really get the offense going after multiple pre-game injuries across the board, they eventually reached the end zone five times on its way to a convincing 41-7 victory over the UTEP Miners.
Following an offensive performance from two quarterbacks that rivaled anything the team could put together in 2015, offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert could have come out fully enamored with what he saw on the field. During his availability on Tuesday, he instead stressed his fast-paced, veer-and-shoot unit has room to work.
For several defensive players, the atmosphere at Royal-Memorial Stadium was one they had not seen since they were either freshmen or being recruited by former head coach Mack Brown. To see the stadium filled and loud was a welcome change of pace for the leaders on Vance Bedford's defense.
Coming off of a big victory against Notre Dame, Texas brought some of the biggest offensive contributors to the win to speak to the media on Monday, including a running back who had a big day on the ground, a receiver with a big day of his own and two gunslingers with two entirely different roles.