Category Archives: Football

The Inside Scoop – Part I (7/24/17)

Mustapha Muhammad.  (courtesy of Muhammad)

The prequel to the Inside Scoop Part II (by Cook), this version talks Eagles landing, Tight End Recruiting including the Mustapha, closer look at 2019 QB targets after Roschon dropped, Bobby Brown’s outlook, and more quotes Post-Stars at Night. Nahlin and Wells bring the goods.

Eagles chooses Texas

Brennan Eagles (Will Gallagher/IT)

Just a week after landing one of the state’s elite pass catchers, Tom Herman and Texas landed another one.

Alief Taylor wide receiver Brennan Eagles committed to Texas today. Eagles, committed to the Longhorns over competing offers from Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Ohio State, and Oklahoma, among others.

Stream of Consci__sness – 7/23/17

Roschon Johnson at the Opening Regional in Frisco. (Justin Wells/IT)

Speaking of excitement, that was a pretty exhilarating Friday for recruitniks and fans. It was also a blast to share the Jalen Green commitment with the remaining attendees of the happy hour. That was cause for yet another final final.

One-on-One with 5-star DeMarvin Leal

DeMarvin Leal. (courtesy of Leal)

AUSTIN — Another camp, another successful event put on by the Texas Football staff on Friday night. When they weren’t dousing Tom Herman in the dunk tank, or having a giant water balloon fight on the field at DKR, the 2018 and 2019 prospects were competing in special events and getting a dose of what the future holds for the program on the 40 Acres.

One such prospect was 5-star DE DeMarvin Leal.

Texas Goes Green

Jalen Green and Michael Huff (Courtesy of Green)

2018 is loaded instate at the cornerback position and Texas just received a commitment from one of, if not, the best.

Houston Heights cornerback Jalen Green committed to Texas today over offers from Ohio State, LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Clemson and many others. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound corner was highly coveted in the 2018 class.

Coaching Turnarounds at Texas: Darrell Royal

Darrell K. Royal. (Photo by Art Shay /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

This is a series on coaching turnarounds (or attempted turnarounds ) at Texas, starting with the Royal era. I think there are some learning points to be gleaned and, at the risk of doing the reveal too early, I think they portend favorably for Herman.
All Texas coaching hires – like presidential elections – are a lesson in oversteering. The tendency to hire what the previous guy was not is predictable. The things we focus on also tend to be shallow and useless.

Fridays in the Humidor – 7/21/17

Mustapha Muhammad (Joe Cook/IT)

The Stars at Night are big and bright, deep in the heart of Texas. So are the prospects headed to Austin today for UT’s final HS camp before fall camp begins on July 31st. We’ve got the roster with notes and tidbits in each invitee. It’s hot outside so come inside the Humidor where its loaded with info and goodies.

Dickson comfortable prior to third year in Austin

Michael Dickson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

At a program like Nathan Chapman’s ProKick Australia, Australians who learn how to punt an American football learn without knowing too much about the game in general. Texas punter Michael Dickson is a prime example of this, learning about football in a way that immediately put his feet into the fire.