There's no way around it, losing long-time Longhorn lean Walker Little to Stanford is not good. He represented Herman's best chance at a true headliner to place on the marquee. There are still some very fine supporting actors in play, namely K'Lavon Chaisson and Eno Benjamin, but the new Texas coach's casting department is struggling to sign a big name to its recently greenlit project.
Rather than fresh powder, Tom Herman's initial recruiting sledding is going a little icier than I initially anticipated. The moment that really caught my attention was when I was told Herman didn't have any sort of relationship built with Marvin Wilson or Walker Little, or anyone close to them. Also details on specific Longhorns heading into the Spring inside the Humidor.
The Big 12 Conference office announced the 2017 league football schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The conference slate will begin on the road for the second straight year, as they Longhorns will travel to Ames, Iowa for a matchup with the Cyclones of Iowa State on Sept. 30. UT defeated Iowa State 27-6 at home in 2016. The home portion of the conference schedule begins the following week when Texas welcomes Kansas State to Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium on Oct. 7.
While Major Applewhite is officially taking over Houston for their bowl game (the Las Vegas Bowl), both of Herman's Cougar coordinators be there for this game and Applewhite will be incentivized to make this game count as he seeks to continue the program momentum built up by Tom Herman. If you want to get a final glimpse of what Herman's Houston team looked like and aren't one to dig up old games on YouTube, this is a great opportunity.
I am ready to see this Longhorn Football team put back together into units that have a chance to get better with each game they play. With Tom Herman's arrival, it's time to build the puzzle with all these pieces.
Listening to Christmas music this morning in the Wells' house, I've got a couple recruiting notes to drop this morning while sipping on this egg nog waiting for Army-Navy. Just added Sunday updates on new offer and surprise visitors. Here are some notes for the big official visit weekend.