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Kris Boyd. (Will Gallagher/IT)

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Roster Table and Roster Management: Defense

Malik Jefferson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Last week we discussed the offense, today we’ll take a look at the defensive side of the ball.

Heading into the 2017 season Texas has only four seniors on defense. Pretty insane, huh? Despite that, Texas will be returning a lot of experience. Gone are the days when we could say this is a young team, despite the dearth of seniors.

Cummins Picks Texas

Max Cummins. (courtesy of FW All Saints Athletics)

FORT WORTH — Texas coach Tom Herman and his staff just added another piece to the puzzle.

FW All Saints’ Max Cummins committed to Texas tonight. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder was recently offered by TCU and Baylor, and as soon as UT called, he came.

Inside the Gameplan: Foundations of the Orlando D

Davante Davis. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Last week we broke down the two foundational plays of the Tom Herman offense, which are the inside zone and power run schemes. Everything in Herman’s offense flows from first being able to attack the space between the tackles with these two runs and then punishing defensive overplays with spread formations, option concepts, and play-action.

2017 remaining needs

Chevin Calloway. (courtesy of Calloway)

How about a refresher as we head into the second-to-last official visit weekend? Eric Nahlin takes us position-by-position with two visit weekends left and the clock ticking down until National Signing Day.

Texas Gets Its (Cole)Man

Matt Coleman. (courtesy of Coleman)

AUSTIN — Shaka Smart’s four-year-long recruitment of blue chip point guard Matt Coleman (Oak Hill Academy) has finally paid off as Coleman committed to the Longhorns on Monday night during the ESPN telecast of Oak Hill’s game against Nathan Hale.

The Inside Scoop – Sunday Edition

Gary Johnson and Todd Orlando at LHN. (Courtesy of Johnson

The latest from a great Official Visit weekend on the 40 Acres. Relationships were built, questions answered, and potentially prospects convinced Austin is the place to take up residence. Also add a couple of minor team notes and the Houston Lamar bunch UT has in its sights. It’s a Sunday night Scoop.