While Texas RB D'Onta Foreman was celebrating going to the Houston Texans in the 3rd round, the other Longhorn prospects were in wait-and-see mode. As soon as the 2017 NFL Draft ended, five UT football players received phone calls. Four signed undrafted free agent deals, while one will attend two mini-camp tryouts.
In preparation for Saturday's game against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Texas had several leaders available to the team, including one who was available to the media following a weekend arrest, a quarterback trying to take another game in Boone Pickens stadium, and two defensive linemen who keep preaching pressure.
Senior offensive lineman Kent Perkins was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, according to the Travis County jail website. A source close to the Texas staff believes Perkins could be suspended for the Longhorns next game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
After a road loss to the California Golden Bears, freshman Shane Buechele and seniors Tyrone Swoopes and Kent Perkins were available to the media to discuss what the team needs to fix following their performance in Berkeley, and how the team needs to get in the right mindset prior to opening Big 12 play in Stillwater.
There remains a lot of mystery surrounding the 2016 Texas Longhorns football team. Fans still are not entirely sure what they will see on Sunday when offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert’s offense steps on the field for the first time. Not only do they not know what the offense will really look like, but also who will take the first snaps at quarterback. Everybody in the program has been quiet on the subject.
For years, many of us wondered where the depth of quality offensive line prospects were. Despite Texas consistently landing its first choices at the position, there just weren't a whole lot of options. Sure, A&M went on a great run of offensive line evaluation and development, but they were about the only ones, save some scatter-shots like Spencer Drango at Baylor and Le'Raven Clark at Texas Tech.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’re back to a tidbits format. There really isn’t a lot of information that can be gleaned from a squad who continues to just run and lift but we’ve got some information on the workouts and how they’re going. Preparations for Notre Dame have also begun in earnest, even at the player level, and our source chimes in on that situation as well.
In this mini edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ll give you an update on the strength and conditioning workouts the players are currently going through on the 40. We’ll also have a couple of depth charts items to watch. Sorry for the brevity, but there isn’t much currently to report on the football side of things, so we’ll leave you with these tidbits inside the Humidor.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ve got some good team information all things considered as we head into the dog days of summer. While the offense should be feeling its oats coming off a stellar spring, the unit is not without serious concern. We’ll tell you what is keeping Sterlin Gilbert and company up at night and it’s not the quarterback position.
It is no secret that, with no disrespect to the upperclassmen, the University of Texas’ best players in 2015 were mostly freshmen. If current projections hold true, guys like John Burt, Conner Williams, Patrick Vahe, Chris Warren, Malik Jefferson, Holton Hill and Davante Davis could all have a career decision to make in January of 2018. That says nothing about the possible growth and maturation of DeShon Elliot, Anthony Wheeler and Charles Omenihu.