If you have been paying attention, a lot of burnt orange koolaid has been served up the past several days. Physically, insider reporting touts this team to be the best looking in almost a decade. And some have stated the best looking under Mack Brown in a fall camp setting. Those are some accolades.
But preseason hype is just that. And Coach Brown always warns the fan base not to anoint supremacy before it is earned.
That is what I expect much of his opening remarks to focus on today as the typical 2nd phase of camp, known as the "mental and physical toughness", comes to a close. The quarterback competition appears to be complete with news leaking yesterday that sophomore slinger David Ash will start against Wyoming on September first. But Mack will probably couch the situation that Case should see a lot of reps and that the coaches won't hesitate to make a change should the situ warrant. Blah, blah, blah.
While on the one hand it is understandable the head coach speak in a cautious optimism tone. But just once I wish he'd get up to that podium and give us one of these:
As for the balance of the update:
Injury news and notes - Mike Davis (ankle?) and Jaxon Shipley (hamstring?). Oh, and Anthony Fera's groin strain status.
2nd scrimmage notes - He'll mention a coupla of players which is always a nice ego boost. Johnathan Gray is said to have shined on offense. And I expect a mention of Reggie Wilson on defense. He's a guy flying under the radar but making
Depth chart - Probably not posted until next Monday earliest. But know that it has all but been solidified with the -OR's- and -AND's-. I anticipate a word on the tight end status as this is now the leading area of concern on the team. And Coach Brown will not mince words. He'll throw water on this and remark what a good job Grant and McFarland have done. Sometimes it's good to kick guys in the butt publicly but I don't think this is a group that responds in this manner. No, expect some positive reinforcement from Coach.
Longhorn Network (holds nose) - There will be a standard question for Coach Brown and an equally expected deflection to Bellmont. That's all I've got to say about that.
T-minus 10 days until football at DKR.
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