2018 is all about accountability and toughness. During an interview with a radio station, Tom Herman said develop and finish are the words to live by. “At the end of the day, it’s one thing to talk about finishing and developing as though they’ll hopefully become distinguishable traits of a new team. What gives Herman confidence that words will eventually translate into intangibles that matter when games are on the line is buy-in level and a need to establish a culture aren’t issues the second team Herman will be in charge of during his tenure on the Forty Acres is facing.”
Will an experienced QB bring offensive relief? Texas is one of four Big 12 teams with returning QBs and between the two, they a fair amount of game-time experience. Does this guarantee success?
Should Sam Ehlinger get more love? A break-out season could be coming for the sophomore QB. “All things considered, Ehlinger could be one of the top quarterbacks in the Big 12 by season’s end. Herman should help this entire program take another step forward in 2018, and Ehlinger is a huge part of that.”
Changes are coming. Athletics Director Chris Del Conte wants to turn the area outside the stadium into a carnival-like atmosphere, make changes to the annoying video board announcements, get rid of the Erwin Center, get a new baseball facility built at UFCU, and update the South End Zone. The more I read his quotes about the facilities, the more I like Del Conte.
Texas basketball recruit Kamaka Hepa may be delayed getting to Austin. Hepa’s been invited to try out for the United States U18 basketball team and he is one of 32 players working for a spot on the team.
Shaka Smart has been one major disappointment. “Shaka Smart has been a disappointment at Texas. He hasn’t won more than 20 games and has yet to win an NCAA tournament game. If the Longhorns don’t show progress, it’s hard to imagine that Smart sticks around.”