Category Archives: Football

Scouting the Texas Tech Red Raiders

Kris Boyd. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The 5-6 Red Raiders are 2-6 in Big 12 play and fighting for a bowl bid. Tom Herman and the Texas Longhorns are fighting for a winning regular season and program buy-in.

Neither set of motivations will matter one bit after the first play of the game and the pads start popping.

C-BOG: Nonlinear

Connor Williams (Will Gallagher/IT)

When I was a kid, probably eight or nine years old, I had a boil on my back. I don’t remember much about it, and haven’t thought about it for years until I was ruminating on the West Virginia game this morning.

Inside the Gameplan: Awaiting Texas Tech


Texas’ victory over West Virginia was a bit fortuitous in that they finally got to face a diminished opponent when Will Grier broke his finger rather than yet another top quarterback and offense, but it was no less a breakthrough for this team. The defense smothered the Mountaineers throughout the day and held them to only seven points, but that wasn’t the big win for the day.

Longhorns face one more test before bowl season

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (Will Gallagher/IT)

For Texas head coach Tom Herman, reaching bowl eligibility carries a lot of importance. It allows him to sell a program that is trending upward in the wins column, it allows him extra practices to develop players in his system and culture, and it allows his team a chance to possibly earn eight wins.

The Inside Scoop – 11/20/17

Tamauzia Brown. (Justin Wells/IT)

We dive into Texas Longhorns Football from the full scope. New 2018 and 2019 recruiting as the HS playoffs begin. The Longhorns look to finish up an already stellar class in 2018 while growing and building relationships with the 2019 group. The Scoop is looking forward to bowl practices.

Herman, players reach important goal with 6th win

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps with the Hook'Em. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — After defeating the No. 24 West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday, Texas earned bowl eligibility with its sixth win.
It is a huge milestone for head coach Tom Herman and the rest of the Longhorn staff and team, as another December spent at home would have severely impeded what the first year coach wants to build during his time in Austin.

Texas-West Virginia Postmortem: Offense/Defense

Connor Williams. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Appalachian rain couldn’t stop Longhorn reign. Texas finally got a break – of Will Grier’s finger – in a season that had featured precious few. Grier’s middle finger was the best six-Point Break since Patrick Swayze was robbing banks and Johnny Utah wasn’t having it. The Texas-West Virginia Postmortem: Offense and Defense.