Following sophomore Nolan Kingham’s dominant complete game shutout yesterday, Texas looked to junior Morgan Cooper to help Texas defeat Kansas State and take its first conference series in 2017.
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Last May we discussed how Texas could “build around the Predator” and feature Malik as a main component to the defense. That all came crashing down when Texas didn’t get effective run defense out of the hybrid middle linebacker (or any other LB on campus) and the area where Malik eventually brought value to the team was not one we foresaw.
Pretty much every single important internal and external aspect of recruiting is going UT's way currently, save overall in-state talent level, which is beyond the staff's control. While these aspects haven't led to any in-state commitments (that's not a bad thing, they simply aren't reaching) thus far, it's led to quite a buzz with the in-state elites.
AUSTIN -- During rivalry games, players who let the emotions of the game interfere with their play often come out on the losing end. Whether the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies were playing too high or low emotionally may not be determined, but the multiple Aggie errors in the Longhorns’ fourth and fifth innings produced enough opportunities for Texas to take advantage.
Last week, I commented on Herman's fat shaming, as our head coach has made it a point to repeatedly mock the muffin-tops on our DL. He's not talking about everyone (Nelson, Omenihu are on the good list) and there are clearly players who are too heavy but making the effort to cut down (Elliott, Ford), but he's looking for proof in the pudding from several other athletes.
On the heels of a 5-4 come-from-behind victory, the conditions in Austin tried to put a damper on both the scheduled game and the Texas offense. Though the sky was crying, Longhorn bats were not as a big offensive first inning and a combined two-hitter from the staff helped Texas win 5-2 and take the series from the UCLA Bruins.