Football

Hager’s hard work, fit part of 2017 success, 2018 hope: Part II

In senior defensive lineman Breckyn Hager’s first four games of the 2017 season, he totaled just three tackles and one sack. Most of his snaps came on special teams or on third down, where his deficiencies in moving backwards off the line of scrimmage could be hidden. As a result, he found a perfect role for Hager, but there was work to be done by the former Westlake defender to succeed in that role.
Football

Experienced in transition, Hughes sees results in Herman’s change

As an athlete at Harker Heights HS, Texas 5th-year senior Naashon Hughes originally bought into the way of doing things set by former coach Mack Brown and former S&C coach Bennie Wylie. Beginning in 2014, Hughes did things Charlie Strong and Pat Moorer’s way. Now, entering his senior season, Hughes is doing things the way Tom Herman and Yancy McKnight want them to be done. Even though his time in Austin has been one of constant change, this offseason was an easier transition because of the previous few seasons.