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Daily Round Up: February 12, 2018

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Shaka Smart’s basketball program is sliding backwards.

It’s time for the King of Calm to throw a potted plant. There’s plenty of anger to go around this season.

But then the reserved, cerebral Smart always is calm. In fact, he might be the King of Calm. Maybe he should borrow a page out of Bobby Knight’s playbook and throw a potted plant at someone or get a couple of technicals and get ejected. Punch a wall. Stomp your foot. Anything.

Tom Herman is a fan of the early signing period.

What Herman liked, he said earlier this week when he announced the entire 2018 class, is the legwork of having to visit recruits who will inevitably sign with little to no drama surrounding their recruitments was done in the December window. That allowed Herman and the rest of the Texas staff to focus on a select few recruits, which is a big reason why the Longhorns were able to add six new faces in January along with the two recruits who chose not to sign in December.

Will anyone unseat Sam Ehlinger?

Texas is in reload mode on defense.

“If you are going to change the face of the Big 12 and change the perception of it, you better start playing some defense,” Luginbill said during the network’s National Signing Day coverage. “If you look at the focus of this class on behalf of Tom Herman and his staff, it’s almost all defense.”

Can we use #WRTS now, Aggies? (The answer is no. We’re not assholes.)

Lifetime Longhorn Nathan Thornhill put your wedding cake to shame.

Norwich terriers rule. Tim Tebow ranks dog breeds for the Westminster Kennel Club show.