Jefferson, Heard ready to lead

Malik Jefferson at the Red River Shootout. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson and QB/WR Jerrod Heard lived with pressure even before they stepped on the University of Texas campus.

After dealing with the pressures of being a highly touted recruit during his freshman campaign, Jefferson now has to deal with new expectations in his sophomore season. While those are different, he is ready to take it on with the help of veteran teammates.

Inside the Gameplan: UT’s Schedule – Part IV

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The final stretch of games for Texas is hopefully going to start looking very different after 2016. The Big 12 intends to add a championship game for 2017 in an effort to keep Big 12 revenue competitive with the other Power Five conferences and might add some new teams as well. As a result, you’d hope that Texas would be playing in that championship game in 2017 and for the foreseeable future.

Stream of Consci__sness: 8/23/16

Anthony Wheeler. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Camp is finished, the kids are back in school, and high school football kicks off this week; in other words we’re damn close to the start of college football season.

Correspondingly, there’s a bit of anxiety on the board it would appear. Relax, brah’s, it’s not life or death, and Texas will be fine in the long run no matter what happens this year.

Texas target talks UT

Tanner McCalister. (Nike)

Like wide receivers in 2017, schools from across the nation should benefit from the vast resources the state has to offer at defensive back.

One such player who has piqued my interest early is Rockwall-Heath defensive back, Tanner McCalister. While he may not be quite as well known as some of his contemporaries, he takes a back seat to no one and will become a household name before you know it.

The Inside Scoop – 8/22/16

Montrell Estell. (Justin Wells/IT)

Quarterback talk, scrimmage notes, freshmen standouts, recruits we’re watching, and a look at a key target from the next three classes is on tap for Monday’s Inside Scoop. Pull up a chair and have a drink. You might need it.

Strong talks team as calendar closes in on ND

Charlie Strong. (ill Gallagher/IT)

Texas head coach Charlie Strong faced a lot of familiar questions in his media availability on Saturday. Camp story lines surrounding Texas football include the quarterback position, freshmen who have good chances to earn immediate playing time and ping pong. While one of these is an off the field story, Strong’s responses to the on-field matters included secrecy surrounding his quarterback decision, notable players at various positions and other general camp updates.

Fridays in the Humidor – 8/19/16

Deshon Elliott. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Fridays in the Humidor, we give insight as to who is having a solid camp in each position group, the overall mentality of the team heading into the marquee match-up against the Fighting Irish and how Charlie Strong’s August has been filled with good news on the recruiting trail.

The Great Offensive Line Gold Rush of 2017

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

For years, many of us wondered where the depth of quality offensive line prospects were.

Despite Texas consistently landing its first choices at the position, there just weren’t a whole lot of options. Sure, A&M went on a great run of offensive line evaluation and development, but they were about the only ones, save some scatter-shots like Spencer Drango at Baylor and Le’Raven Clark at Texas Tech.