With over 50 prospects on hand for Saturday's Orange-White game, the feedback was good as the attendance was surprising. And that's one of the reasons for these scrimmages; to have fun, generate excitement in the program, and wrap up Spring ball in a positive manner. Mission accomplished.
T-minus 24 hours until kickoff of the Orange-White scrimmage from DKR and there's a hint of momentum in the air. After Texas landed its quarterback for 2018, Casey Thompson of Southmoore (OK), his pledge may be the signal from the light Tower to all the ships (recruits) approaching Austin harbor. UT didn't just get a Chris Leak-type passer for the next class, they also snagged a key recruiter in the race for talent in 2018.
What the spring game shows us are the bare bones of a team, who’s at the top of the pecking order, what the most basic formations and calls are, and how well the team knows to execute those calls.
Our man Chris Hall does his best impersonation of John Madden as he breaks down the offensive and defensive lines during UT’s Orange-White scrimmage. This week he flips to the other side of the ball and profiles the defensive interior.
It starts with the QB. Freshman Shane Buechele’s 2016 Spring game performance is going to go down in history, one way or the other, as a major moment in the Charlie Strong era. If he continues to build on his obvious talent and early success, he could save Strong’s job and everyone will point to this game as the moment when we all knew things would work out.
Texas has needed a quarterback for the better part of six years. They may have found one. Freshman Shane Buechele put on a show with three scoring drives to lead the Longhorns at the Orange-White scrimmage from DKR Texas-Memorial Stadium on Saturday.