An otherwise sleepy part of the sports calendar - otherwise known as "May" - was awakened in startling fashion earlier this week by the folks wearing the robes in the Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.
For seniors Naashon Hughes and Poona Ford, one a Texan and another a South Carolinian, their lives were linked together through the sport of football. Hughes was recruited to Texas by Mack Brown, while Ford was a late addition to Charlie Strong’s first class at Texas.
Altering the bodies in defensive line coach Oscar Giles’ position group was one of Tom Herman’s first big undertakings as head coach at Texas. In his first spring, Herman called out the players in Giles’ group for being too big and needing to drop weight.
If you kept your eye on the battle in the trenches that took place in Austin Saturday night, the game’s outcome probably never seemed to be in serious doubt. Texas dominated the Iowa State offensive line, particularly with its pass-rush, while the Cyclone DL was not up to the challenge of standing up to D’Onta Foreman and the UT OL.
Last season, a sputtering Texas offense kept the speed limit at 65. Now, Sterlin Gilbert’s souped-up scheme expects to clock 100 each time he takes the ‘ol baby out for a spin. One hundred plays: that’s how many snaps Gilbert wants to run each game, players said Tuesday. And that’s putting the pedal to the metal considering Texas averaged 65 plays per outing in 2015.
Last week we talked about what life without Hassan Ridgeway could look like in 2016 and it wasn’t a particularly exciting topic. Pending the signing and development of more DL, Texas has a fairly thin depth chart in terms of players that are ready to play as a 5- or 4i-technique strongside end, double team-eating nose tackle, or disruptive 3-technique.
Let’s play a game called “Which is the Most Annoying?” In the spirit of participation trophies and bolstering Little Johnny’s self-esteem, there are no right or wrong answers – there’s just the answer that’s best for you. Afterward, we’ll have a half-and-half pumpkin latte and talk about our feelings. Ready?
Being called Eazy, or E, isn't uncommon for someone with the name of Eric. That stems from Eric Wright, and no I'm not talking about the former San Francisco cornerback by the same name. I'm also not talking about the other San Francisco cornerback by the same name. The nickname stems from Eazy-E, a member of the famed and acclaimed 80's and early 90's rap group, N.W.A. Most of you are at least tangentially aware of the group.