Texas is off for finals this week a few days after its game with Texas Southern was called due to rain in the bottom of the fourth. Meanwhile, other series around the country have major implications on the Longhorns’ quest for a top eight seed.
A brief look at the team before diving in to the latest recruiting happenings at Galena Park North Shore, analyzing the options for an additional running back in the 2022 class, and identifying which big man Chris Beard wants to add to the roster in the Humidor.
The transfer portal has become an essential ingredient to annual contention at the higher levels of college football. Tom Herman dabbled in the portal with some success, most notably when he found a left tackle for Texas before the 2018 season, but Steve Sarkisian has been far more aggressive.
The Texas staff continues to be extremely careful in finding the right fits for the remaining couple of spots to fill out the 2021-22 roster. The reason being is more players continue to jump in the portal, and the staff doesn’t want to make a quick decision and end up missing a better player or fit down the line.
It's 1994. Longhorn QB Shea Morenz - a former 5 star high school phenom - is hobbled by a knee injury after a narrow 34-31 loss to #4 ranked Colorado. Morenz threw three touchdowns and two interceptions in the game, showing glimpses of the tantalizing potential of his recruiting pedigree, but with Morenz out and bitter rival Oklahoma looming, Texas coach John Mackovic was forced to turn to freshman QB James Brown. All 6 feet, 185 pounds of him.