clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Brockermeyer twins’ father opens up on why his sons chose Alabama over Texas

New, 88 comments

Plus: Tom Herman on why he hired Chris Ash

Last week, highly touted offensive linemen recruits Tommy and James Brockermeyer chose the Alabama Crimson Tide over the Texas Longhorns. Their father Blake Brockermeyer, a Longhorn alum and former NFL lineman, opened up about his sons’ recent decision.

“You’ve got the greatest coach in the history of college football and the biggest stage that there is,” he said, according to 247Sports. “Just with the development of their offensive line and their consistent dominance of college football. It’s not hard to argue with that. Texas has had kind of a rough stretch the last 10 years or so.”

In other words, it was their choice, not his.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: Another top recruiting class will help No. 6 Georgia reload

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: The song remains the same, but Texas’ changes are tremendous

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Football in spring would force top recruits to choose – enroll early or play last prep season

247Sports: Morning Brew: 50 percent capacity, DBs stepping up and BU hoops

247Sports: Can Kansas mess with Texas – again?

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

What the loss of the Brockermeyer twins means for Texas

The Longhorn Republic looks at the rest of the recruiting board

Texas S Caden Sterns, LB Joseph Ossai named to preseason watch lists

Texas officials release plan to limit stadium home game seating to 50 percent capacity

WHAT WE’RE READING

SBNation: Multiple Giants players take a knee during the national anthem

SBNation: NBA announces zero positive COVID-19 tests since last report on July 13

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Here’s what Texas head coach Tom Herman had to say about newly hired defensive coordinator Chris Ash during a virtual conference with the Texas High School Coaches Association, according to Sports Illustrated. From SI: “When the stars aligned for us needing a new defensive coordinator and him transitioning his career after being a head coach, it was a no-brainer,” Herman said. “When I interviewed Chris, he said ‘be simple, but not predictable,’” Herman said. “I thought the greatest way to stay successful on defense. Be simple in what you do and what you ask your kids to do. Let them run fast, hit hard and tackle well, but have enough wrinkles where the offense cant get a bead on you.”
  • Texas quarterback commit Jalen Milroe was spinnin’ it at the Dallas Pylon 7-on-7 tournament.