Kirk Herbstreit believes there are reasons for optimism this season. “I don’t know, I think there’s reason to think that Texas is maybe going to get out of this recurring, rebuilding project that they’ve been on. I think for Tom Herman, in just his second year, there should be reason for optimism, in my opinion, for what this team showed last year.”
Kris Boyd has had a bumpy life road to Austin. “All the struggles I’ve been through in my life, it makes you hungry,” Kris said. “I’ve struggled my whole life. I know not to ask for handouts. I know to get where I want to be, I’ve had to go get it myself. And that’s what I’m doing.”
The Maryland program has been described as a “toxic coaching culture” under head coach DJ Durkin. Reports attribute problems relating to strength and conditioning coach Rick Court after offensive lineman Jordan McNair’s death in June after a football workout.
And there is more. Athletic Director Kevin Anderson used athletic department funding to pay legal fees for two University of Maryland student-athletes who were investigated in an alleged sexual misconduct. The Baltimore Sun reported that the attorney was actually hired by coach DJ Durkin and not the AD.
Speaking of sexual assault...PR Week is reporting that Baylor officials placed a mole within several support groups for sexual assault survivors to control messaging and to help with damage control.
It looks like the Jimbo Fisher era is off to a great start. Former A&M linebacker Santino Marchiol claims an assistant coach gave him cash to host top recruits on”unofficial” visits. Marchiol transferred to Arizona but has now been dismissed from the program.
The Longhorns opened as 10.5-point favorites over Maryland.
Ready for football? It all starts this Thursday.