In three days, the Texas Longhorns will hit the practice fields for the start of spring practice. So the end of this week has seen the team wrap up winter workouts.
On Thursday, that meant visits from UT Mariachi and students from the Butler School of Music to celebrate the end of Tour of Duty, the workouts that split the players into competing teams:
Today we celebrated the final day of Tour of Duty with the help of #UTMariachi & @ButlerSOM.#ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/CLjucx0uDg— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) March 7, 2019
On Friday, the team was able to unwind a bit with an activity reminiscent of Family Friday during seasons, when the team does something like playing whiffle ball — in this case, sophomore wide receiver Malcolm Epps and his teammates got to show of their hooping ability:
Wrapped up winter workouts with a little basketball. Practice starts Monday.#ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/hrih29aqs4— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) March 8, 2019
No surprise that Epps took center stage, as he was a standout basketball player at Spring Dekaney, even picking up hardwood offers from Texas and Texas A&M.
Redshirt sophomore Reese Leitao can still get up a little bit, too — the son of the DePaul head coach focused on basketball early in his high school career before turning his attention to football at Oklahoma powerhouse Jenks.
And how about junior quarterback Sam Ehlinger? For a guy who passes all the time on the gridiron, that’s a nice little pass fake and finish there.
Spring practice will conclude on April 13 with the annual Orange-White game.