We did an interview with former Texas Longhorn and current Seattle Seahawk Pro Bowl DB Quandre Diggs. He talks about his Alabama recruitment, the odd offer story, transitioning from Mack Brown to Charlie Strong, and more.
We go in-depth about the state's best prospects in 2017 and 2018 - Baron Browning and BJ Foster -, discover how many hands Jerrod Heard has, talk to a former Longhorn and future mayor, get quotes from the latest commitments, and cover Texas hoops recruiting thoroughly. It's a must-read Scoop, like most.
As the 2015 recruiting cycle begins to crown, I'd love to see Texas make a forceful thrust for Darius Anderson and Quartney Davis. I know it's popular to criticize Strong - remember, if a coach is fairly criticized for one thing he's fairly criticized for all the things - but his strength when it comes to late evaluation is without parallel. So, I'll defer to him, obviously.
First of all, we'd like to introduce our newest contributor, lifetime Longhorn Chris Hall joins the IT staff. The last All-American OL at Texas (2009) will drop a weekly column, adding insight into the players' perspective, while breaking down film and bringing intellect to the Inside Texas Members Forum. Help us welcome Chris.
Through no fault of his own Charlie Strong will likely experience a lull in the 2016 draft that will in no way indicate the program's actual trend line. It will be much more illustrative of Mack Brown's decline. I don't mean that to disparage Brown or to strike a blow across anyone's bow, but it's how I see things playing out based on the roster.
Coach Charlie Strong and his Texas Longhorns spent the day talking to media about their upcoming contest with the Arkansas Razorbacks. And while players and coaches had plenty to discuss, a photo taken by a local sports anchor from Razorback Nation caused quite a stir. Here are the Notes and Quotes from the Texas Bowl festivities in Houston as the teams prepare for Monday night.
“I wish some of us would have stepped up and said something to those nine (dismissed) guys who aren’t here,” he concluded. “Those guys could have made a difference on our team. A lot of those guys were big contributors on special teams and had played a lot. A lot of those guys were seniors."
The 2014 Texas football season has been a bittersweet transition from ‘culture shock’ to an apparent ‘culture change’ among Longhorn players. Thursday’s season finale against No. 5 TCU will speak volumes of how far the program has progressed under first-year coach Charlie Strong, but a couple of seniors spoke candidly Monday of the seismic shift within the burnt orange football culture.