Daje Johnson is maybe one of Longhorn fan’s least favorite topics. Every year he tantalizes with his talent and then amounts to virtually nothing on the football field. Off the field issues, basic academic eligibility not least of them, have played a large role in keeping him off the field. His hybrid skill set that doesn’t allow him to fit into every offense like some cookie-cutter receiver is another concern.
AUSTIN -- UT's freshmen may lack the across-the-board athleticism that its 2002 rookies parlayed into the 2005 national championship, but the class Charlie Strong inked in February will have more sudden-impact than any group since. These freshmen have already made their presence known – and not just by default.
AUSTIN -- What keeps QB Tyrone Swoopes atop Texas’ depth chart? What evidence suggests the light has finally come on for Daje Johnson? Charlie Strong addressed these, and other timely topics, at Tuesday’s press conference.
In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’ve got information that’s going to stay between the lines for the most part. El Cohiba Grande gives us the lowdown about where this squad is at as a team and some names to look out for as we head to the start of the season. He’ll also get into a little bit of scheme as it relates to the offense the scrimmage this weekend.
Texas coordinator's Shawn Watson (OC) and Vance Bedford (DC) spoke to the media yesterday about the upcoming season, early results from fall camp, and more on those hungry freshmen. It's always great to hear from Mr. Watson and Uncle Vance. And 2015 can't get here fast enough.
This team’s goals for 2015 are largely of the less quantifiable variety. Strong needs to develop the young players, find a QB, build an identity on offense, keep recruiting momentum going in state, improve special teams, and see this team build on what little was accomplished last year.