The Herman promotion machine is going strong.
Having been around the program for nearly two decades the hype game has done a real 180-degree turnaround since the days when the World Wide Web was considered a fad by some. Nowadays, college football coaches have embraced the idea of self-promotion through tools like social media like never before, and Texas has gone all-in during this offseason, particularly Herman who has the gift for GIFs and whatever else he can post on his @CoachTomHerman account that’s rapidly closing in on 100,000 followers.
Texas recruit Justin Watkins talks about why he committed to the Horns.
Watkins, a recent transfer from Ocala Vanguard, is one of the top recruits in the country, ranked as the No. 2 athlete in the nation by ESPN and No. 16 in the nation among all positions. Watkins has committed to Texas and new coach Tom Herman, swayed by the possibility of what he could do in Herman’s offense.
Huge congratulations go out to the Women’s Rowing team for their third straight Big 12 title.
Twitter is taking over recruiting.
“College coaches have become more active on Twitter,” Tommy DeLong of H-Town Recruiting said. “The rules are softer on social media than traditional methods like phone calls and emails. It’s also a tremendous way for college coaches to follow kids through their timelines. They can see the good, the bad and the ugly.”
Matt Rhule gets a mulligan year at Baylor but will he need it?
Based on what we assume he wants to build in Waco, Rhule inherits a strange set of personnel. He takes on a team that ranked in the Off. S&P+ top five every year from 2011-15 and a respectable 38th during last year’s awkward Jim Grobe experiment. The defense peaked at 26th in Def. S&P+ in 2013 but slid out of the top 50 in each of the last two seasons.
Bama-FSU may be the best college football week one opener EVER.
The Wisconsin football staff is serious about their offers. According to Scout.com:
Committing to the Badgers since December, Bryant told BadgerNation that his offer was pulled by the coaching staff after posting on Twitter that he was offered a scholarship by Georgia.
“I got a call this morning from Wisconsin saying that there’s no longer a spot for me there because I posted that I got another offer,” Bryant said in a message. “Very disappointed.”
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110 days. I set up a season opener countdown clock so we can mark off the days.