Things will be a little quiet on the team front until the new arrivals get to Austin in early June, but we’ll continue to plug away and try and ask sources questions we have when they arise.
Ian and I discuss the offense and defense by scheme and position. I tidy up with a bit of recruiting.
Re-watching the spring game I was getting a vague sense of deja vu that I finally sorted out as I reviewed the notes. It was like watching one of those old Red River Shootouts where Bob Stoops and Brent Venables had the Texas playbook and tendencies on lockdown and everyone on the defense looked like all-world athletes as they flew around the field. In this game that was less a result of juxtaposing an athletic and well prepared defense with a startled offensive staff and more the result of a scrimmage setting where the offense was vanilla and didn’t play to their strengths.
Let’s tackle the offense now, because based on the Spring game, most people can.
In lieu of Ambien, I watched the Spring game again and wanted to share a few thoughts on players and positions. Injured starters sitting, wind conditions, zero sum games and stripped down playbook disclaimers are all mentioned now in obligatory fashion, which won’t prevent someone in the comments from reminding us all the same.
The aftermath from the Made In Texas weekend that included a packed Bevo Blvd., a well-attended spring game, and a Ludacris concert is slowly starting to rise up. Priority guys know they are priorities, and you’ll begin to see official visitors head to Austin starting on May 3rd for UT’s first OV weekend.
After the dust settles from the spring and before the evaluation period where coaches take to the road en masse, I’ll more thoroughly reset the landscape.
For now I’ll offer some quick thoughts. The shorter version is not much has changed since I wrote about the tension between UT-OU-A&M.
Replacing starters along the offensive line is never an easy task, but the addition of Georgia Tech grad transfer Parker Braun to a competition between several players who have seen game action in the trenches has concern levels about the first offensive line lower than other positions.
New offers, first-time visitors, and actual football on the Forty Acres. Big weekend in Austin means a big Inside Scoop.
Texas’ spring practice is officially over with the conclusion of the Orange-White game. Now, Texas fans will have to wait until September for the next action at DKR, but here are some observations from Saturday’s scrimmage with an eye to the big picture coming later.