With Texas showing everything it can to prove that it belongs center stage along with other top football powers across the nation, a trap game could play a major role in determining the trajectory of the rest of the season.
After Texas’ uninspiring performance against Maryland week one, it only felt natural that the Longhorns would come out with a tad more fire in the home opener against an obviously less gifted program. While it started out that way, Texas reverted back to the mediocrity it has so long dwelled in through recent history just when the fans started to get comfortable.
By: Travis Hlavinka AUSTIN — Though Tom Herman opened his weekly Monday press conference misquoting John Steinbeck’s American classic “Of Mice and Men,” in relation to linebacker Gary Johnson, he should’ve turned his focus to Earnest Hemingway’s famed novella “The Old Man and the Sea,” instead.
For the first time in what honestly feels more like decades than years, Texas can rely on a group of players that are both experienced and physically up for the task of putting together 13 games of solid football.
Cloudy skies yet again, but a slight breeze and slightly cooler temperatures made for the most enjoyable weather of the weekend. Sunday was the first of the three days that the team put pads on. There were no offensive or defensive team drills today, so there was no way to tell if things had changed in terms of depths. But a few stood out. Check out Sunday's practice report.
It was a gorgeous first day of practice at the Denius practice fields where the 85-degree temperature started out the day, but steadily rose throughout it. There was not a cloud in the sky.