Comfortably Strong

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly hasn’t announced his starting QB and, now, Charlie Strong hasn’t either. In fact, Texas broke custom by not even releasing a depth chart Monday.

The Inside Scoop – 8/29/16

Sam Ehlinger. (Justin Wells/IT)

Developments at WR. Status Checks on Texas targets. Players buying-in to new positions. Ehlinger injury update. Hoops recruiting insight. It’s Monday. It’s game week. Get a dose. It’s Scoop time.

Running list of ND visitors

Baron Browning. (courtesy of Browning)

Sunday’s season opener against the Fighting Irish is one of the highlights of what is expected to be a great opening weekend of college football, and the visitor list reflects that. Some of Texas’ top targets are expected to be in attendance. Our list will be updated as we find out more.

Fridays in the Humidor: 8/26/16

Charlie Strong (Will Gallagher/Inside Texas)

Expect the official depth chart to come out on Monday, and expect that to be as misleading as ethically possible. In fact, I’ve been told to expect veterans atop the depth chart who will soon give way to the more talented freshmen, especially as they make mistakes, or don’t make plays. They’ll be “starters” in that they’ll likely start the game, but I don’t think they’ll play the majority.

Jefferson, Heard ready to lead

Malik Jefferson at the Red River Shootout. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson and QB/WR Jerrod Heard lived with pressure even before they stepped on the University of Texas campus.

After dealing with the pressures of being a highly touted recruit during his freshman campaign, Jefferson now has to deal with new expectations in his sophomore season. While those are different, he is ready to take it on with the help of veteran teammates.

Inside the Gameplan: UT’s Schedule – Part IV

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The final stretch of games for Texas is hopefully going to start looking very different after 2016. The Big 12 intends to add a championship game for 2017 in an effort to keep Big 12 revenue competitive with the other Power Five conferences and might add some new teams as well. As a result, you’d hope that Texas would be playing in that championship game in 2017 and for the foreseeable future.

Stream of Consci__sness: 8/23/16

Anthony Wheeler. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Camp is finished, the kids are back in school, and high school football kicks off this week; in other words we’re damn close to the start of college football season.

Correspondingly, there’s a bit of anxiety on the board it would appear. Relax, brah’s, it’s not life or death, and Texas will be fine in the long run no matter what happens this year.

Texas target talks UT

Tanner McCalister. (Nike)

Like wide receivers in 2017, schools from across the nation should benefit from the vast resources the state has to offer at defensive back.

One such player who has piqued my interest early is Rockwall-Heath defensive back, Tanner McCalister. While he may not be quite as well known as some of his contemporaries, he takes a back seat to no one and will become a household name before you know it.

The Inside Scoop – 8/22/16

Montrell Estell. (Justin Wells/IT)

Quarterback talk, scrimmage notes, freshmen standouts, recruits we’re watching, and a look at a key target from the next three classes is on tap for Monday’s Inside Scoop. Pull up a chair and have a drink. You might need it.