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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.
We’re 15 days until NSD. Which means a little over two more weeks of craziness, surprises, then full focus on the Class of 2018. Here’s a few notes and quotes on this hump day.
WACO — Defeating the No. 6 ranked team on the road is a tough task. Struggling from the field makes the task tougher, and allowing an opponent to go for 32 points and 20 rebounds makes it almost impossible.
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.
Statement from Texas Men’s Athletics Director Mike Perrin on the hiring of Special Teams QC Casey Horny.
In what is turning in to a trend for new Texas coach Tom Herman, the coaches and support staff hosted the players and their parents yesterday for a luncheon and get-together for the moms and dads to get to know Herman and his coaches better. Details on the day’s festivities.
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.
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.
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 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.