Other than recruiting there isn't a whole lot in the off-season to tide us over other than talking about the team. Because of that, most of you know the current roster about as well as anyone. However, I do find it a worthwhile exercise to reassess each position and player one more time ahead of the season as a way to resharpen our familiarity with each.
Last year's defensive line was led by long-time fan favorite Poona Ford. As you'd expect, the unit took on the workman-like image of the senior leader. He'll be missed as much for his presence in the locker room, gym, and practice field as much as he will be for his steady contributions on Saturday. Losing Poona is the bad news, but there is plenty of reason to believe UT's most consistent unit last year will repeat in the 2018 campaign. Today's Spring Primer, the defensive line.
The latest from a great Official Visit weekend on the 40 Acres. Relationships were built, questions answered, and potentially prospects convinced Austin is the place to take up residence. Also add a couple of minor team notes and the Houston Lamar bunch UT has in its sights. It's a Sunday night Scoop.
It might be the dead period, but recruiting never takes a break. We've got news on old Texas targets, new names to know, we wrap up the UIL State Championships, prepare for a Christmas Eve announcement, and finish with Shaka looking for a point guard in the C/O 2018. It's the Scoop, holiday edition.
This weekend marks the final weekend of the Texas high school football season. What began with camp in August will end under the state’s brightest lights, AT&T Stadium in Arlington. Justin Wells and Joe Cook plan to be there from Thursday through Saturday to see everything from Bremond to Lake Travis. In addition, Fox Sports Southwest will carry all 12 games so you can see it from your couch.
Since Tom Herman and his crew hit the road recruiting right after the staff was named, the Inside Texas recruiting team has been at work as well. Our Eric Nahlin, Justin Wells, and Joe Cook deliver the goods on a 4-star OL visiting ATX, one of the state's top WR talking Herman, a set of twins with Texas ties, Texas Recruiting Prospect Board Vol II, and UPDATES on Graham and new Horns offer.
We dive into team reports, injury news, and new starters heading into UT's battle with the No. 10 West Virginia Mountaineers. We also add a tidbit on potential staff changes this offseason, and go in-depth on the chances of a coaching carousel happening in college football starting next month. We finish with a portion of the Texas-WVU recruiting visitor list and notes on the early attendees. It's Friday, Humidor day.
A continuing theme this recruiting cycle is the return to prowess of our old nemesis, Oklahoma, within the state of Texas. Previously, the combined efforts Mack Brown and Charlie Strong had OU exiled to the Midwest and edges of the country, but in this calendar Bob Stoops has orchestrated a rebirth, at least for the time being.