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
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WHAT WE’RE READING
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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.”
Tom Herman on Chris Ash: 'He's as Good a Defensive Coach as I've Ever Been Around' https://t.co/KPrUGwzkU3— LonghornsCountry (@LonghornsSI) July 19, 2020
- Texas quarterback commit Jalen Milroe was spinnin’ it at the Dallas Pylon 7-on-7 tournament.