This Pre-Independence Day edition of the Scoop delivers in spectacular fashion. Get your fireworks ready because we’ve got Under the Lights info, what to expect from the Opening, and hoops are in full summer workouts. A little bit of everything in this holiday edition of the Scoop.
If the Texas Longhorns are going to play well in 2015, it will be much to the chagrin of seemingly anyone with an opinion about college football. I buy every college football magazine I find. It is what gets me through the dog days of summer when the only sport going is baseball in the middle of a 162-game season.
For 2017 La Grange running back, JK Dobbins, it was a healthy dose of the former and a tragic measuring of the latter that has made him one of the more mature 16-year olds you could possibly come across. Talking to him is like talking to a man about to disembark college and attack the world with equal parts knowledge and work ethic. Why would the real world be any different than how he attacks the football field?
As difficult as Texas’ pre-conference schedules have been in recent years with stern tests like Ole Miss, BYU, and now Notre Dame, the opening stretch of Big 12 play in Texas’ 2015 season may prove to be an extraordinarily stiff challenge.
Shaka Smart got his first for 2016.
Houston Yates 4-star point guard Jacob Young verbally committed to Texas today. The 6-foot-0, 170-pound shooter held offers from Baylor and Duquesne.
Last week we discussed burning questions involving the football aspect of the program. We cover a little bit of recruiting around here so in this installment we’ll discuss the lifeblood of any football program; talent acquisition.
Just in case you are interested the 2015 Football Preview issues are now on sale and if they are really in the know a 6-7 record for Texas would really be a surprise. I mean this in a bad way. Except for Rice, California, Iowa State, West Virginia, Kansas, and Kansas State, the predictions at this point don’t look good for the Longhorns.
In this abbreviated edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar we’re still talking summer conditioning but at least the kids have ceased practicing against air and are now in full blown 7-on-7 mode. Our sources indicate some of the younger kids have made an impact through the first full week of the “voluntary” passing sessions.
USC is and will forever be RBU. I’m a firm believer that once a school reaches the XXU status, they keep it barring a startling regression over a rather long period of time. No, LSU, a great run of defensive backs doesn’t trump UT’s history. It’s the way of things.
It’s official. The 2nd annual Under The Lights camp will be held at DKR on July 18th. Last year’s event turned into an event when some of the state’s best showed up – Kris Boyd, Kai Locksley, Ryan Newsome, Holton Hill, DeShon Elliott… see where I’m going with this.