When will Texas be Texas again?
Del Conte believes Texas has always been Texas. It’s just that “this big, beautiful battleship needed some repairs,” he said.
“I think our coaches feel that they love the brand, they understand the brand,” Del Conte said. “I came here for that brand to win a national championship across all sports. That is what we have to continue to embrace and who we are.
“It’s not being arrogant. It’s just a fact. Embrace it. Do the very best you can to live up to it.”
Women’s basketball player Brooke McCarty is a finalist for the Lieberman Award.
The women’s basketball team slipped a couple of spots in the AP basketball poll.
The men’s basketball team beat Ole Miss., but the loss of Andrew Jones has had a big impact this season.
“He’s a guy who’s not afraid to take the big shot and has made big shots, so that’s an adjustment not having that out there. His ability to score in transition and attack the basket and put the ball on the floor is certainly missed. All those things are big in addition to what he did on the defensive end.”
Tom Herman is winning the recruiting war in Texas.
Tom Herman and staff have rebounded from a tough transition class a year ago. After signing just one of the top 20 ranked prospects in the state in the 2017 cycle, the Longhorns have commitments from 10 of the top 20 in 2018, with a realistic chance to sign 12 of the top 20 and lock up their first top-five class since 2012.
What’s the future of the Big 12?