Press conference after press conference, Texas head coach Tom Herman reminds fans and media alike his program brought in seven new assistant coaches, including two new coordinators. He will also point out his team was unable to go through a regular spring football program with those new coaches, and the team’s summer conditioning program was drastically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
During his time as Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator, Mike Yurcich coached several of the most prolific offenses in Cowboys and Big 12 conference history. James Washington, Justice Hill, Mason Rudolph, Tyreek Hill, Blake Jarwin, and Tylan Wallace all were key to his success at various points in his six years in Stillwater.
After a tumultuous offseason, we finally got to see the Longhorns take the field on Saturday night. Following the hiring new coordinators on both sides of the ball, Texas received what proved to be a fairly extensive makeover and finally gave the reveal to their fans.
Plenty of offseason attention on the Longhorns went to fourth-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger, fourth-year offensive linemen Sam Cosmi and Derek Kerstetter, and fourth-year head coach Tom Herman. Saturday night’s 59-3 win for the Longhorns over UTEP wasn’t just a time for established veterans to show off. Several members of the program took the opportunity to make strong impressions on Campbell-Williams Field.
A peculiarity surrounding every new assistant coaching hire is figuring out their locations on game day. Texas took away some intrigue when the game notes for Saturday’s game with UTEP listed where Texas’ 10 assistants would be during the 2020 season.
Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger said Tuesday his mission at the University of Texas is to leave the football program better than the condition it was in when he arrived. After three seasons including one with 10 wins, it’s hard to think he hasn’t done that.
It didn’t take long for some of the top in-state and national prospects to head to social media and reach out to Quinn Ewers, the newest pledge for the Texas 2022 class. As the No. 1 prospect in the nation, his decision carries weight with many in his class.