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Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by Joe Fan, Nov 25, 2017.
Looks like he is hanging in there, at least
Here is part of "Eyes of Texas" on Pouncey -- it's Chip Brown so .....
Working on Relationships, Intel on Pouncey's
" .... A (TCU) win might’ve quieted the murmurs of discord inside the Texas locker room, according to sources, that appeared to be occurring between older and younger players. Sophomore receiver Brennan Eagles was suspended ... after allegedly airing some grievances about inconsistency in the way some players are being treated by Herman. ... Jordan Pouncey entered the transfer portal ... the same day his younger brother Ethan ... de-committed ...
Last week, recruits Princely Umanmielen... and Joshua Eaton... de-committed after offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd entered the transfer portal. There’s rumbling of more drama to come in terms of the portal and/or possible de-commitments. Tom Herman’s tough love culture isn’t for everyone. In fact, he tells recruits during the recruiting process not to expect him to be their friend.
Herman acknowledged after practice on Wednesday, however, he and his players had a “heart-to-heart team meeting Tuesday” in an effort to work on “relationships.” "We’ve got a lot of older veterans and lot of young guys and we’ve got to find some of those bridge guys from the older group to the younger group,” Herman said. “Last year, when Andrew Beck spoke, people listened, and one of the reasons why was we had a sophomore named Sam Ehlinger who could relate to the older guys. Right now, we’re talking to Joseph Ossai, Keaontay Ingram, Keondre Coburn, Junior Angilau - those kind of guys - to make sure we bridge that gap and the younger guys have the same sense of urgency as the older guys.”
So how was all of that received? “It’s been positive,” Herman said. “There’s been a ton of accountability. Human nature, when you don’t get the outcome you desire, is to blame others, complain about your circumstances and defend yourself. Blame, complain, defend. We had a good heart-to-heart team meeting on Tuesday about how we can’t have that. You have to fight human nature. If you want the outcome to change, you have to change your response. The old adage is, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing, and keep getting what you’ve got.’ So we have to crank the sense of urgency up for some and the attention to detail for some others. But I think they are very keenly aware there’s a lot of football left to be played.”
Herman said everyone in the program understands “we have not performed to our standards the last few weeks but still have plenty of football left to play. Our backs are against the wall or on the ropes — however you want to say it — and we’ll find out what kind of fighters we have. I think Malcolm Roach said it best after the game: ‘The only thing we’ve trained for is to come together and fight.’ We’ve got to get better fundamentally, schematically, get better as coaches and punch our way off the ropes. I really love the energy we’ve had at practice.”
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Herman often serves as the crazy-eyed drill sergeant for his tough-love culture while having assistant coaches serve as the shoulders for players to lean on in tough times. That formula will always be tested in times of adversity like the 5-3 Longhorns are experiencing now after losing two of their last three. Actions, of course, speak louder than words. And until Texas can get back on the field Nov. 9 against Kansas State, Longhorns’ fans are hoping any more transfer portal news or word of recruits de-committing quiets down and the winning resumes. If that news doesn’t quiet down, there may be more to this story than players struggling to get through a rough patch of the season with a severe case of blame, complain and defend.
Eyes of Texas: Working relationships, intel on Pouncey brothers
Updated highlights WR Dajon Harrison of Hutto
A little Bijan slide and glide there. Looks sub 4.5 to me.
TCU is losing QB Justin Rogers to the portal
He was 2018 4-star QB, their top recruit
USC was his dream school as a kid
Lots of speculation of the Urb to SC
As with all things, we will see
WOW! Quick moves, good vision and balance, can change direction quickly, on D he stays close to the WR, doesn't focus on the QB and lose sight of the WR just to mention a few qualities.
Sorry to much like Stumblin and the ags for me. If you have to use a helicopter just fly to your landing spot and land.
That's cool and all, but a the end of the day, I believe a recruit wants to know about the strength of the program and how their skills will be developed and utilized (playing time)
Synopsis: The drama queens are being seperated from the players. Players are more important. Carry on.
More accurately, Reggie Bush was his playing idol as a kid.
copter makes sense
"swag" copter was always the issue
We need Bijan in a big big way.
We’re out of luck if USC hires Urban. Man knows how to win. Everywhere.
As long as Jackie Sherrill and Barry Switzer are breathing, Urban Myth is in line behind them and damn near every high school coach in Texas.
Folt will quit before she lets USC hire him, and according to my friends writing checks in Tallahassee, he ain't on their list, but Bob Stoops is at the top of it.
Yay, some relief from all the other stuff
Burns is supposed to visit this weekend
Jaqwondis Burns, IMG Academy, Outside Linebacker
We may know who this is by tomorrow
I think it's time for Urban to build upon his legacy and turn the Longhorns into a powerhouse. Herman doesn't make right choices for one reason or another and I hope we don't have another long drawn out coaching change. Open the longhorn vault please. Let's get her done.
That would be some challenge for Urban.
Where is Burns from originally?
You will never know because The University of Texas will hire Art Briles or Howard Schnellenberger or shut down the program before that lousy piece of **** draws a penny from the school.