So far our examination of the Texas roster has led to the revelation that Charlie’s 2014 offense maybe more experienced but the talent isn’t necessarily overwhelming. In the backfield the TEs are limited and best utilized as fullbacks or H-backs in a run-heavy scheme while the running backs, particularly Johnathan Gray, are the players that the 2015 Texas offense needs to be built around.
Here is the current Texas Football roster. I've included 2015 to make it as current as possible but keep in mind these guys aren't Longhorns until the NCAA clearinghouse says so. Also, there will be some subtractions in the coming months via transfers, some might be coming down pretty soon. For now, I'm going off the Texas Sports roster. Take a peak.
There’s a lot to see in a spring game and loads of context and situations to pick apart and examine since each snap involves 22 different Longhorns we all want to evaluate. Obviously for the first go round on the final scrimmage of spring practice the biggest question is “which QB gives us the best chance to win?”
Okay, Saturday's scrimmage was clean and crisp, especially early on. Color me intrigued by much what I saw. Like many have said, the defense played better than expected, but I also saw a lot to like on offense. It's a zero sum game to be sure, but I was oddly pleased with both sides of the ball.
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.
The ideal offense for most quarterbacks is actually the Baylor system, where they are generally either making quick programmed reads on conflicted defenders or sitting behind a wall with time afforded by play-action and throwing deep balls based on the leverage of individual deep defenders.
Charlie Strong landed one of the top quarterbacks in Texas tonight. Arlington Lamar's 4-star signal-caller Shane Buechele committed to the Longhorns, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound passer is the son of former major league 3B and current Texas Rangers bench coach Steve Buechele.
2015 Tallahassee, FL 4-star playmaker John Burt was once committed to the University of Texas. He backed off that pledge to rethink his situation and look at all his options. After some careful soul-searching, he re-committed to Texas this morning during an in-home visit.