3 Positions to Watch in Spring

Dorian Leonard. (Justin Wells/IT)

Quarterbacks? We don’t need no stinkin’ quarterbacks! Instead, Inside Texas delves into the three most important position battles going into spring ball, fully recognizing that you need someone to throw the ball from here to there to win ball games. We’ll leave that beaten horse for another day. Instead, consider this less controversial offering…

Texas beats UTPA in comeback, 5-4

Augie Garrido. (Texassports.com)

Following a dominating series sweep over Minnesota, Texas returned to the field on Wednesday after their game against UTPA was postponed from Tuesday. Texas came out as cold as the previous night’s freezing weather in the first half of the game, but rallied back to defeat UTPA 5-4 thanks to a walk-off single by freshman third baseman Bret Boswell.

Recruiting Notebook – 2/25/15

Dwayne Haskins. (Youtube)

We start in Florida, then go north for Maryland, while heading west to see some of the best playmakers in a RB and WR in Texas. We also talk to a few of the top offensive lineman that will be tripping to Austin for Junior Day this weekend. The Recruiting Notebook to start your week.

WVU beats Texas, 71-64

Rick Barnes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…Texas committed 12 first half turnovers in the process of getting down by double digits in a key conference game. Box score.

No, this isn’t a type reprint of Texas’ loss to Iowa State on Saturday, the same exact thing seriously happened tonight as West Virginia defeated Texas 71-64 on Tuesday night.

Hoops Preview: WVU

Isaiah Taylor. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas Longhorns (17-10, 6-8) look to back up their lone win over a top 50 opponent this season as they travel to Morgantown to take on the #19/20 Mountaineers (21-6, 9-5). WVU is fresh off a big week which featured a home win over Kansas as well as a road win over the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Texas lands QB for 2016

Shane Buechele. (Courtesy of Buechele family)

Charlie Strong landed one of the top quarterbacks in Texas tonight.
Arlington Lamar’s 4-star signal-caller Shane Buechele committed to the Longhorns, he announced on Twitter. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound passer is the son of former major league 3B and current Texas Rangers bench coach Steve Buechele.

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Rick Barnes at the Drum. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor we’ve got two issues on tap — strength and conditioning in Texas’ offseason program, and the Rick Barnes execution watch as it were. Weeks away from spring ball, and the Longhorns are having productive winter workouts unlike last season when the order of the day was for the coaching staff to get guys to quit.

Strong’s Guys

Charlie Strong. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Playing the game of football is advance citizenship.

It is honest and brutal and you have to want it bad. Former Texas wide receiver B.J. Johnson once told me, “the NFL will expose you if you don’t love the game of football.”

Texas-sized Sweep

Augie Garrido. (Texassports.com)

The bats were not the only cog in the baseball machine that performed well, as the pitching staff surrendered no runs on just six hits, and threw three consecutive shutouts for the first time in 13 years. The defense also made every play it needed to in the Longhorns’ 8-0 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers.