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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: OU assistant Jay Valai: ‘It’s a drug being around’ HC Brent Venables

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Plus: Texas WBB assistant April Phillips is heading out west

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Recently hired Oklahoma Sooners assistant coach Jay Valai, who’s working as the Sooners’ co-defensive coordinator, can’t get enough of head coach Brent Venables’ coaching style.

“I love it — it’s a drug being around him 24/7,” Valai said earlier this week, per 247Sports. “It’s always go, go, go, go. Passion, passion, passion. Intensity, intensity, intensity. You see why he is the best defensive mind in football. Just his mindset and how intentional he is and how he teaches. It’s not just boom, boom, boom. It’s teaching to the minute detail of everything we are talking on the football field. There is a reason. What is the weakness of the defense? Why are we doing this? Down-distance, why do we align like this?”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

247Sports: The Insider (Part 1): Breaking down the offense position by position at the mid-point of spring football

Inside Texas: Inside the Gameplan: Interpreting spring practice

Inside Texas: Inside Texas Today: Anthony Cook, Kitan Crawford make progress at safety

Inside Texas: Texas Longhorns basketball: Big decisions coming

Inside Texas: Thursday: Bob Bowlsby, Texas, and Ja’Tavion Sanders

Inside Texas: ULM’s Terry Bowden offers look at Texas’ Week 1 opponent

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Texas baseball advanced stats update

Four-star RB Javin Simpkins releases top five schools

Texas in the mix for Utah Valley transfer C Fardaws Aimaq

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Scattershooting notes, thoughts from the updated 2024 Top247

247Sports: South Oak Cliff defender Billy Walton talks Texas visit and decision timeline

247Sports: Mike at Night: Notes on 2024 quarterbacks and South Oak Cliff prospects

247Sports: Ohio transfer Mark Sears talks schools involved, visits

247Sports: Five prospects in the updated 2024 Top247 Texas should consider offering

247Sports: New 2024 No. 1 overall prospect Dylan Raiola feeling no pressure heading into junior season

247Sports: State of Texas leads the way in newly updated Top247 ranking

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: A decade later, Bob Bowlsby’s legacy as Big 12 boss looms large

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: Especially now, the Big 12 needs a home run hire, not a whiff

Dallas Morning News: Bob Bowlsby says decision to retire from Big 12 was a matter of timing, not related to recent events

The Smoking Musket: WVU fans organize a grassroots donation that hits 100K in one weekend

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Aidan Bouman enters the transfer portal

Wide Right & Natty Lite: Step Into My Office: Gabe Kalscheur

WHAT WE’RE READING

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SB Nation: Should the Lakers fire Rob Pelinka?

SB Nation: How Terry Taylor is playing big for the Pacers

NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND

  • Texas women’s basketball assistant coach April Phillips will lead the San Jose State Spartans.
  • Texas softball notched another win last night. This time, over UT-Arlington.