Some day in the future - maybe - Joe Wickline might very well look at this time in his life with wry humor. That day is probably not today. Or tomorrow, or next week. That said, I must admit that I find the legal sniping between Oklahoma State and Texas over Wickline's current job description quite amusing.
The Texas staff was on the road again this week, evaluating prospects, building relationships, and handing out offers. We also go over all of Shaka Smart's offers while in Austin We look over the newer invitations as well as check in on a few current commits headed to prestigious all-star games and more in this edition of the Inside Scoop.
There was actually a lot on display in the Texas Spring game besides the question of whether Swoopes or Heard outperformed the other and revealed a more promising future for the Texas offense. The defense played quite well, the team exhibited some interesting strengths and weaknesses, and our eyes got to see exactly how far things have progressed.
Let’s discuss our differences. Compared to last season, the Texas offense is different, half the defensive starters are different and there are three new assistants. More important, the attitude is vastly different. In fact, things are so different that offensive line coach Joe Wickline actually paid his unit a rare compliment. Well, almost.
Texas’ move to put greater emphasis on spread formations in 2015 carries with it some major ramifications for the offensive line, which will no longer regularly have tight ends and wings to aid them.
Yes, we are talking about practice. Latest from the Frank Denius Fields as UT gets into full spring swing, plus the Texas Relays are in town along with some of the nation's best athletes. Great chance for Strong to say hello to a handful of prospects and targets. We also talk to a new offer, a new QB target, and the very latest on Rick Barnes. We are sitting on the front row in this week's Inside Scoop.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ll focus almost entirely on the team’s prospects as they go into spring ball. In the last week we’ve had eyes on every unit and there are some surprises to say the least. We’ll also talk a little bit about projections along the offensive line and defensive secondary that should come to fruition once the season starts.