Random Offseason News

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by LonghornCatholic, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    If you want to look at one possible measurement of progress, I'd say this may be one...
    I don't recall quite as much buzz about as many of our players in recent years as there is this year.
    Here is but one piece on that subject...
    List of all Longhorns on preseason award watch lists
     
  2. HornHuskerDad

    HornHuskerDad 5,000+ Posts

    ^I like it. It would be great to see some Longhorns bring home some national recognition - and if they all play well, perhaps they can bring home the Big XII trophy also.
     
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  3. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Every year...HYPE....In the end OU wins and Texas remains mediocre. The only good thing to come of it when it happens this year (if there is a season ) is Herman will be gone or a year away from being gone; if the Covid excuse saves him this year. The sooner that CL is gone the better.
     
  4. LonghornCatholic

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  5. zuckercanyon

    zuckercanyon 1,000+ Posts

    Aren't we a state university? Do we really have to listen to the city of austin?
    100%, no masks, let's party!
     
  6. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    I think things like this bode well for the program's direction...at least from an on the field, player/personnel perspective.
    We need recruits that cant be kept off the field at key positions pushing those in front of them.
     
  7. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    This is Eric Nahlin with some actual football talk on some of the new guys. Pretty encouraging about Omeire (other sources say he practices alone frequently in his free time. And is a beast in the weight room. I admit that during his recruitment I was not impressed with the lack of speed, but everything about him since then has sounded great)

    " .... A poster this week wondered why I left Troy Omeire off the two-deep depth chart recently. My take was he isn’t going to start ahead of Brennan Eagles or Tarik Black. I still think that’s true but he is rotating with the ones and has already earned the respect of the DB room. Omeire is hyper-competitive and brings it every play. My source laughed when he said this, “He’s trying to go 1-0 every rep.” This source thinks he has a chance to be three and done. When I asked him if he’s better than Brennan Eagles I heard, “not yet, Brennan’s the complete package, but like with a lot of these young guys you can tell they’re the future.”

    Go on, which younger guys? “The d-linemen. When Broughton and Collins are standing next to each other it’s just something else entirely. It’s funny, especially when Sweat is out there too. They’re big as hell but can move. Hudson Card is another one. I don’t want to say too much because 7 on 7 isn’t the same as having a defensive line in your face - I’m sure he’ll look different - but he processes and gets the ball out quick.“

    We had a reader ask about Ja’Quinden Jackson so I asked about him too. “They’re working him on zone and RPO stuff. Not sure if it’s a package or just building around his strengths. Maybe both. I don’t know. I don’t know who will start after Sam, this is the year for the program, but the competition next year is going to be fierce.“ While my source is high on the young quarterbacks he made sure I understood they aren’t ready this year.

    I asked him who else is impressing. “Xavion Alford. He’s just a football player. They moved him to Spur when Cook left (this was news to me) and he picks up everything so fast. Freshmen come in and are robotic because they don’t want to screw up. Not him. He’s out there comfortable like he’s been in the program for years.” Tomorrow is the last day of workouts before August camp. Camp begins on the 7th with check in being the day before...."
    Humidor: Non-con+1, budget cuts likely, impressing freshmen, recruiting - Inside Texas
     
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  8. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

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  11. Giovanni Jones

    Giovanni Jones 1,000+ Posts

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  13. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Optimum word “former”

    I went to an all white HS. Wish I had a dollar for every time my “later to be famous” coaches used that word
     
  14. LonghornCatholic

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  15. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

    Can anyone follow this?
     
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  16. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Another player tweeted out that this isn’t exactly how it went down, so who knows. Drama. I should have kept scrolling, but sometimes LC is a sucker for gossip.
     
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  17. moondog_LFZ

    moondog_LFZ 2,500+ Posts

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  18. Badass

    Badass 2,500+ Posts

    OU loses best defensive player for the season ... torn ACL

     
  19. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    And this is the danger of the current environment...same was true for the recent #metoo movement.
    Once you weaponize an issue...anyone can wield it and the damage is inescapable regardless of facts.
    Maybe it is as the player stated, maybe not. The players deserve to know. I am quite sure GP will learn a tough lesson here either way. This raises a good question...Do people on the side of these causes want revenge, retribution, and to cause harm...or simply and sincerely desire education, recognition, and acknkowkedgement?
     
  20. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Texas RB Daniel Young has not participated in offseason workouts and may opt out of this season
     
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  21. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    Is this a playing time issue, I take it?
     
  22. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    It was a presented as a coronavirus issue but that might be the reality
     
  23. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Too bad. Always felt like he was one of those ‘on the verge’. For no particular reason i always liked him.
     
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  24. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    This kid is snake-bit.... seems like he could not get a break and stay healthy very long to see what he could do.
     
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  25. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    I just know playing time came up with him before....and the current RB room makeup won't help.
    Its amazing how thin the line is between success or lack thereof. This guy showed potential...had flashes..."could have" been a real beast, a smashing-style back. Call it timing, oline, fumblitis, injury, some sort of limitations or ceiling...just couldn't break through...though the door seemed open about as wide as you can get at this level.
    I do hope we see him again...and if not... wish him the best.
    Any word on Derrian Brown?
     
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  26. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

  27. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I like him too
     
  28. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

  29. mchammer

    mchammer 5,000+ Posts

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  30. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    So now he says fans are the "wind beneath the wings." WTH ? So the fans who Herman called racist who don't give a **** about players are the wind beneath their wings ????? SMDH...... I thought players made all the money for the programs !! WTH ???
     

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