Incoming Texas Longhorns freshman running back Bijan Robinson and quarterback Hudson Card are getting reps in this summer, according to a practice clip of the two released over the weekend. And to say the least, judging off of pure athleticism alone, it’s impressive.
See for yourself:
New Texas RB Bijan Robinson working out with QB Hudson Card.— TFB Texas (@TFB_Texas) June 28, 2020
Watch this absurd snag. pic.twitter.com/wCSDv2jthi
The Forty Acres’ future is rich, it seems. Very rich, indeed.
Happy Monday, folks.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: ‘The expectation at Texas is to win championships and that’s exactly what we plan to do’: A Q&A with Texas’ new baseball commits
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Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Four potential additions for Texas along the defensive line in the 2021 recruiting class
Dallas Morning News: Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas and Baylor players featured on ESPN’s list of unheralded college football stars
Dallas Morning News: College football programs face ‘great uncertainty’ when considering solutions for potential mid-season COVID-19 outbreaks
Sports Illustrated: Who should replace Anthony Cook at nickel?
247Sports: The Stampede: Setting the offensive board for 2022
247Sports: Texas Morning Brew: Watch out for Iowa State
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WHAT WE’RE READING
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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Ball State Cardinals assistant softball coach Megan Ciolli Bartlett is heading south to join the Longhorns, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “Ciolli Bartlett will replace Chelsea Spencer, a longtime lieutenant for Texas coach Mike White. Spencer was hired to lead the softball program at Cal in May. ... Ciolli Bartlett had been in charge of Ball State’s program since the 2016 season. The Cardinals went 22-32 and lost twice to Texas in Ciolli Bartlett’s first campaign, but the team won at least 30 games in each of the next three seasons. Ciolli Bartlett compiled a 141-108 record at Ball State. Her 2020 team boasted an 18-9 record when this season was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.”
Texas has added Ball State head coach Megan Ciolli Bartlett to its softball team’s coaching staff, the school announced on Friday https://t.co/vTm1IA3zaK— Hookem.com (@bevobeat) June 26, 2020
- Here’s an interesting thought from Sports Illustrated – what if Baker Mayfield played at Texas? From SI: “On Thursday, ESPN decided to tease former Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield by posting a picture of former Heisman winners dressed in their collegiate rival’s jerseys. Cleveland Brown and former Oklahoma Sooner Baker Mayfield was included in the graphic. On Instagram, Mayfield commented on the post from ESPN, saying that if he had to play for the Longhorns he would “rather quit” than wear the burnt orange. ESPN also posted other college legends including Tim Tebow, Matt Leinart, Derrick Henry, and Eddie George.”
- CBS Sports ranks Longhorn alum and current Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker the NFL’s best. This is Sports Illustrated’s take on the ranking: “Former Texas kicker Justin Tucker headlined the list, ranking No. 1 at his spot. Tucker is the NFL’s leader in accuracy with a 90.2 hit rate. In fact, he’s currently the most accurate placekicker in NFL history. When his storied career comes to an end one day, he’ll likely be a lock for the NFL Hall of Fame.”
Is Justin Tucker the best K in the NFL?— thatvikingsfan (@thatvikingsfan8) June 29, 2020