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  4. Wondering who is the hitting coach for Lousinina little leaque baseball team. They hit like ole turkeyneck Johnson former LSU coach was coaching them. Whoever the coach is Texas should hire him maybe horns could hit.
  5. Rankings Storylines: Longhorns, Aggies off to hot start in Texas Sam Spiegelman • Rivals.com The inaugural Rivals250 was unveiled for the Class of 2021 and there is plenty of Texas flavor included in the rankings. There’s a quartet of five-stars inside the top-11 of the group, including Tommy Brockermeyer , who opens as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the country and the top player from the Lone Star State. As we gear up for the season, Regional Recruiting Analyst Sam Spiegelman examines some of the biggest storylines, trends and observations surrounding the enormously talented group of players inside Texas for 2021 and what he’s looking forward to. RIVALS RANKINGS WEEK FOR 2021 CLASS: Monday: Top 10 revealed | Will USC nab No. 1 Korey Foreman? Tuesday: Rivals100 revealed | New five-stars | Mind of Mike Wednesday: Rivals250 revealed | Teams that should be pleased Thursday/Friday: Position rankings revealed Saturday: Team rankings revealed CLASS OF 2020 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | Position | Team | State HOT START FOR HORNS Quaydarius Davis (Sam Spiegelman) Tom Herman’s team found its stride this summer as it began to add quality reinforcements to its 2020 class and landed some major foundational pieces to next year’s group as well. Quaydarius Davis , Billy Bowman Jr. and Jalen Milroe highlight the Rivals100 commitments for Texas, while Hayden Conner and Derrick Harris Jr. are notable pledges from the Rivals250. There’s certainly a long way to go before Signing Day in 2021, but there are clear paths for the Longhorns to continue their in-state tear. Five-star offensive tackle Tommy Brockermeyer is a Texas legacy and Savion Byrd , another five-star tackle, has distinct ties to Austins. The other two five-stars atop the state rankings are running back Camar Wheaton , who has been a steady visitor to Austin, and Bryce Foster , who’s teammates with Conner and is feeling the heat to team up in The Forty Acres. Elsewhere, Herman and his staff have done early work getting into good spots with notable ranked prospects such as Ja’Tavion Sanders , Tunmise Adeleye , JD Coffey , Landon Jackson , LJ Johnson Jr. and Latrell Neville , among several others. It’s certainly possible to see the Horns land multiple in-state five-stars before it’s all said and done. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH TEXAS FANS AT ORANGEBLOODS.COM FOUNDATION IN PLACE FOR AGGIES Shadrach Banks (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com) It should come as no surprise that like Texas, the Aggies have hit on a few of their top junior targets early on. That includes Rivals100 wideout Shadrach Banks Jr. and their quarterback of the future, Eli Stowers , who is sitting just outside the Rivals100 but will certainly have a chance to crack it with a big fall. Of course, this is Jimbo Fisher’s program and that means the best is yet to come. Bryce Foster is a Texas A&M legacy, which gives A&M the early edge with the nation’s best guard — yes, someone who’s affectionately nicknamed “The Mountain.” Elsewhere, the Aggies have also positioned themselves well with a bevy of in-state targets such as Donovan Jackson , Jaedeon Roberts , Marcus Burris and Reueben Fatheree . If nothing, it makes for some intriguing in-state battles between Texas and Texas A&M for some of the best in America. LONG LIST OF IN-STATE QBS AND THEY COULD BE LEAVING THE STATE Preston Stone (Nick Lucero/Rivals.com) Two of Texas’ top signal-callers have given early commitments to the in-state powerhouses. That, of course, is Jalen Milroe , who has surfaced as the face of the Horns’ 2021 class as the quarterback and the lead recruiter of the group. There’s also Eli Stowers , an early Texas A&M pledge that the staff fell in love with after watching him sling it at camp this summer. There’s still plenty of dominoes that need to fall, though. That includes the state’s top passer, Preston Stone , as well ranked quarterbacks Garrett Nussmeier and Dematrius Davis Jr. and intriguing three-stars Sawyer Robertson , Behren Morton and Shedeur Sanders . With spots in Austin and Aggieland already reserved, signs point to a lot of this Texas talent heading out-of-state. Texas was a quiet leader for Stone for some time, but Milroe’s commitment opens up the door for USC or Alabama, or perhaps a local program like SMU to steal to a potential five-star talent. Nussmeier camped all across the Southeast and even into the Midwest. Davis has been closely linked to LSU, Florida State and Nebraska, but Texas A&M continues to recruit the state champion. ROOM FOR RANKING SHIFTS? Cody Jackson (Rivals.com) A quick glance at the talent inside Texas this cycle shows that the state is very heavy at quarterback, offensive tackle, wide receiver and defensive linemen. Naturally, that influx of talent makes for intriguing rankings debates at multiple positions. Stone debuted as the state’s top passer and plays in an offense where he’s in line to produce incredible numbers, but there’s a case for Milroe, Nussmeier, Stowers and Davis to all make a charge for that spot. Brockermeyer is the No. 1 tackle in the land with sophomore film that leaves little doubt about the ranking, but an injury will sideline the five-star this fall. Could fellow five-star Byrd or Jackson make a convincing enough case to close the gap on Brockermeyer? Banks replaced Davis as the state’s top wideout, but this is going to be a wildly competitive battle to the finish line. Neville is another Rivals100 talent that changed teams and could star in a high-octane offense this fall. Oklahoma pledge Cody Jackson has shades of CeeDee Lamb in his game and will have a chance to play the same role in the same Foster High offense. Another name to watch is Ketron Jackson , who made the Rivals250 cut and should be in store for a breakout campaign at Lancaster this season. PLENTY OF POLARIZING PROSPECTS Shemar Turner (Rivals.com) There are five-stars and four-stars, and then there’s always a few prospects that you gravitate toward because they’re so versatile, a little bit hard to size up but the potential is real. There’s a few in Texas’ 2021 crop for sure. Dametrious Crownover added a fourth star and cracked the back end of the Rivals250 and it’ll hard to fully evaluate the talented Grandview athlete until he settles on a position. He’s a basketball player and that natural athleticism, vertical ability and strong hands usually translates well to the tight end position. Several programs are also after Crownover at defensive end, where he’s a bit raw but there’s a lot to like about his ability to chase down quarterbacks. Shemar Turner is another four-star inside the Rivals250 who has yet to reach his full potential, but he flashes a lot of promising signs that he could be a havoc-causing defensive end or outside linebacker off the edge. Turner turned in a big camp season and plays all over the front seven for a loaded DeSoto squad. He’s in store for a big junior campaign if he can put everything together on the field. Marcus Burris is a tight end, a defensive end and a defensive tackle. Whatever position you put him in, expect to be impressed. He’s listed as a tackle on Rivals because, ultimately, that’s where I expect him to fit in. All of the athleticism he flashes catching passes could come into play down the road when we’re evaluating him against the other top-flight tackles in the country. And then there’s Reuben Fatheree , a 6-foot-8, near-300-pound mammoth who is one of the most intriguing offensive tackles in the class. He’s also a star on the hardwood and played both right guard and left tackle a season ago. Fatheree has impressed this offseason and is coming into his own as a pass-blocking tackle. https://n.rivals.com/news/rankings-storylines-longhorns-aggies-off-to-hot-start-in-texas
  6. Cade brewer cleared from concussion protocol and will be back on the field Tuesday getting ready for LA Tech per sources
  7. Old Crow is good for killing fire ants and Molotov cocktails. That’s pretty much it.
  8. UT: Shackelford keeps the change, and has learned to make it pay off At the time, none of the Longhorns players knew what to expect. On Nov. 26, 2016, the University of Texas announced the firing of Charlie Strong as football coach. The very next day, the school named Tom Herman as his replacement. Like the rest of his teammates, Zach Shackelford was initially shaken by the news of Strong’s firing. The UT players loved and respected the no-nonsense coach who had recruited them. They only knew Herman by name or reputation. But, ultimately, Shackelford accepted the change and made the most of it. It’s what he has been doing his whole life. “It’s difficult sometimes,” said UT’s senior center from Belton. “Transitions can be hard. You don’t know what’s going to happen. And I’ve had a lot of transitions being a military kid, and I didn’t know what was going to happen sometimes. But you trust it, you keep working hard, stay low to the ground, and you hope that it turns out right. It’s turned out awesome.” Shackelford’s father Lyle, a former University of Central Florida offensive lineman, works as a military chaplain. Before Zach turned 13, he’d already lived in Ohio, Washington state, and Germany. Zach learned not to complain. It’s the life his family chose. You roll with it. “The family of an individual in the Army really does serve as much as they do,” Shackelford said. “Besides obviously deploying, it’s very much service-oriented all the way around. So I think I’ve been able to take that and apply the experiences that I’ve had and just develop my personal attitude about certain things as a result of those experiences. It’s been hard at times, but it’s been awesome as well.” Zach – aka “Shack” – said that his father’s various deployments, sometimes in combat areas, gave him a healthy dose of perspective at a young age. From his parents, he inherited a deep sense of discipline and a rugged work ethic. He wouldn’t be the same football player – or man – he is today without it. “My dad and my mom, they both kept me grounded over the years,” Shackelford said. “Teaching me how to be a man, teaching me how to lead. The Army, they stress leadership a lot. Accountability, and all the stuff we stress in our program at Texas. There’s a lot of correlations.” When he was 13, Zach’s family moved to Belton. He towered over most of the kids in his class, but did not lack for dexterity. Shackelford competed in the Junior Olympics when he was 8 years old – as a swimmer. At Belton, Shackelford started all four years on the offensive line for then-coach Bob Shipley’s Tigers. He pushed many an opposing defender around, and his senior year of 2015 he was named both first-team Super Centex and first-team all-state. Shackelford originally committed to Kansas State, but later changed his mind and switched his pledge to Texas. He found himself drawn to Strong’s honesty and vision for the program. He graduated from Belton a semester early and joined the Longhorns in January of 2016, so he could go through spring ball. Shackelford started his first college game that fall, a 50-47 upset of No. 10 Notre Dame. What a debut, right? If college was like this, what a ride it was going to be. The potholes lurked just around the corner. Texas won only four of its next 11 games after the vanquishing of the Irish. Shackelford played well enough to be named a freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. But then Strong was fired, and Herman came in, and like the rest of UT’s players Shack didn’t know where he stood. In short order, Herman’s coaching staff let Shackelford know the expectations. They envisioned him as a potential leader on the line, but he needed to get bigger, stronger to better withstand the pounding of a Big 12 season. Yes, sir. No problem, sir. Ask Shackelford to do a job, and it’ll get done. The weight room became his second home. Last year he blossomed, starting 10 of UT’s 11 games and earning first-team all-conference honors. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger may be the man in Austin. But, know this: The ball doesn’t touch his hands without going through Shackelford’s first. “He’s a very disciplined young man that is probably, him and Sam Ehlinger, are probably our two most vocal leaders offensively. We’re proud to have him,” Herman said. “We think he’s as good a center as there is in the country. “He’s brilliant when it comes to making the calls. The center is kind of the quarterback of the offensive line, and he’s really the glue that holds that group together.” Shackelford appreciates the compliment, but takes such praise in stride. He’s seen the other side. The watch lists and preseason teams are nice, but this is a guy who appreciates the art of staying grounded, after all. “I’ve been on both sides of the spectrum. I’ve gotten bad press and I’ve gotten good press,” Shackelford said. “So I try to keep a level head throughout it all, and I try not to let anything affect me good or bad.” It’s only a short 57-minute drive from Austin to Belton, but Shackelford doesn’t get back very often anymore. His girlfriend’s family still lives there, so that gives him the occasional excuse. But Zach’s parents moved to New Jersey in February, the latest landing spot for the nomadic military lifers. TOP ARTICLES2/5READ MORESyndergaard, Mets sweep Indians 2-0for 5th win in row Over the past three years in Austin, Shackelford has witnessed his own share of detours down side streets he wasn’t expecting. When that happens, he simply tightens his grip and keeps plowing forward. “It’s been a wild ride,” he said. “A lot of highs, a lot of lows. But I’m thankful and grateful for all those moments, because it’s ultimately what made me into the person I am today. It’s been a unique journey, it’s been a fun journey, and it’s been rewarding.” Texas Longhorns Head coach: Tom Herman (17-10 in two years at Baylor; 39-14 in four years overall) 2018 record: 10-4 (7-2 Big 12) Last bowl game: 2018 Sugar Bowl (beat Georgia, 28-21) Returning starters: 5 offense, 3 defense, 3 specialists Stadium: Darrel K. Royal Memorial Stadium Capacity: 100,119 Schedule 8/31 Louisiana Tech 7 p.m. 9/7 LSU 6:30 p.m. 9/14 at Rice 7 p.m. 9/21 Oklahoma State TBA 10/5 at WVU TBA 10/12 Oklahoma at Dallas 11 a.m. 10/19 Kansas TBA 10/26 at TCU TBA 11/9 Kansas State TBA 11/16 at Iowa State TBA 11/23 at Baylor TBA 11/29 Texas Tech 11 a.m. https://www.wacotrib.com/townnews/sport/ut-shackelford-keeps-the-change-and-has-learned-to-make/article_15db6d40-d4e4-5f45-b988-e841b5c0cdaf.html
  9. The Longhorns celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 National Championship in 2019.View the full article
  10. Thought the same thing. Also tough to watch Miami. The way they act on the sidelines it’s just idiotic
  11. Hate that for the kid. Wishing him a speedy recovery.
  12. If Florida is the 8th best team in the country we are going to be in business. They barely beat a Miami team that is AWFUL. The Miami Oline makes our 2017 unit look stellar. I’m so ready to get things kicked off next week!!
  13. That was very, very well done. Welcome to the 40, Joshua! Hook ‘em!
  14. I had the opportunity to speak with David Pierce while I was working last week, Just listen to the Audio as we discuss, Tulo, Street, and Recruiting
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  16. Corner Canyon, UT 31 (Van Fillinger) Herriman (UT) 0 Final https://www.deseret.com/2019/8/23/20823186/high-school-football-corner-canyon-takes-advantage-of-herriman-mistakes-passes-first-6a-test
  17. As most of you guys know I'm an Australian Longhorn fan. I use a work around to get YouTube TV here for football season to get all the Texas Games on every channel except Longhorn network which I can't get. I'm hoping one of you kind gentleman can lend me a Watch ESPN login that has access to LHN for opening weekend.
  18. Razzle dazzle: The secret behind the country’s top high school QB mill AUSTIN, Texas – The game is called “Razzle” at Lake Travis High School. In the micro, it’s a hybrid of Ultimate Frisbee and pick-up football. In the macro, it’s the connective tissue that links the generations who’ve come through the most impressive continuous public-school quarterback pipeline in the country. Each January, when bowl games have passed and NFL seasons have ended, the Lake Travis quarterbacks from the past decade or so return home. They shoot out a group text and congregate in the school’s massive football practice facility. It’s not uncommon to find Cleveland Browns quarterback Garrett Gilbert whizzing passes to Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, both of whom starred for the high school. The Brewer brothers – Michael of Virginia Tech/Texas Tech and Charlie of current Baylor fame – usually roll in, along with a wave of former receivers and teammates. “You can guess,” laughs Charlie Brewer, “who talks the most trash.” He unnecessarily adds, “Baker.” Around here, Lake Travis quarterbacks making noise in college and beyond has become as common as “Keep Austin Weird” bumper stickers. The last nine starting quarterbacks at Lake Travis High School have earned Division I scholarships, which includes current Texas-bound starter Hudson Card. (Don’t worry, No. 10 is waiting.) How did Lake Travis end up producing one of the country’s most prolific runs of quarterbacks? “The tradition has spawned this younger generation of grade school and middle school kids to do anything and everything to be the starting quarterback there,” Texas coach Tom Herman said, speaking generally about the school. The roots of the trend, in a way, are grounded in a coaching philosophy that resembles the uninhibited and free-wheeling games of Razzle. Former Lake Travis coach Chad Morris, now the head coach at Arkansas, showed up in 2008 with a distinct offensive coaching philosophy. “Attack like he’s swinging an ax,” jokes Hank Carter, the current Lake Travis coach. View photos Baker Mayfield is the most well-known quarterback to come out of Lake Travis, but there are plenty other Division-I QBs from the Austin high school. (Yahoo Sports illustration) More Morris and Carter showed up together in 2008, crashing for three nights at a Super 8 nearly 40 minutes away because of lack of local options. Back then, Lake Travis had 1,700 students enrolled, and the sleepy area had only a McDonald’s and a catfish joint that stayed open past 9 p.m. More than a decade later, the rise of Lake Travis football, combined with a humming economy, has helped turn the school and area about 20 miles west of downtown Austin into a destination for more than quarterbacks. There are 3,300 students in the school and Carter estimates more than 50 places to eat after dark. There’s been no magic scheme or X’s and O’s guru through the years, as five different offensive coordinators have been play-callers for the six state titles since 2007. As Carter enters his 12th season at the school and 10th as head coach, the tactics and verbiage have changed multiple times. But the ax swinging hasn’t. “I’ve got to find reasons to attract our kids in the community to want to play football,” Carter said. “It’s fun to throw and catch the football. It’s not always fun to run the counter trey 43 times. There's more to do in this community than just play football, and we need to be cognizant of that.” Carter is one of the most successful Texas high school coaches and makes more than $150,000 per year. He’s resisted college opportunities for much the same reason his former quarterbacks come back every January to play Razzle. “Be careful trying to be happier than happy,” he said, repeating some advice from his father. “And we’re pretty happy around here.” Passing the torch There are plenty of weighty accomplishments that the Lake Travis Nine have compiled since this run began in 2006. Garrett Gilbert won Gatorade Player of the Year in high school after three state titles. Baker Mayfield emerged as the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft after walking on at two colleges. Charlie Brewer broke the national high school record by completing a stupefying 77.4 percent of his passes. But the most impressive ax tossed by any of the Cavaliers may go to Todd Reesing, the first quarterback in Lake Travis’ run. Millennials may only have blurry memories of Reesing, but he led Kansas to an Orange Bowl victory during the 2007 season. Consider this: Kansas went 12-1 that season and has won 12 games the past six seasons. If Kansas in the Top 10 sounds like a tall tale, it happened in part because Reesing – 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds – emerged as Lake Travis’ first undersized and under-recruited quarterback. “Around here they say he was Baker before Baker,” Carter said. “He had a lot of the same moxie, the same type of leadership style.” One of the fascinating things about the run of quarterbacks at Lake Travis is the different sizes, systems and trajectories they’ve gone on. Some didn’t pan out. Collin LaGasse from the class of 2012 ended up as a receiver at SMU. Dominic DeLira from 2015 ended up transferring out of Iowa State. Gilbert fizzled at Texas before reviving his career at SMU and carving out a six-year career as an NFL backup. The most parallels come from Reesing and Mayfield, who both ended up dominating college football for long stretches. Reesing finished his Kansas career with 90 touchdown passes and completing nearly 64 percent of his passes. He carried around a copy of “The Economist” in his backpack during college, a sign he knew that the NFL wouldn’t come calling. (After getting cut from the CFL, he’s worked in finance.) View photos Fellow Lake Travis High School alums and Cleveland Browns quarterbacks Baker Mayfield (6) and Garrett Gilbert (3) talk during training camp. (USA Today) More Mayfield’s overlooked recruiting story is well told, but it’s predicated on his unflappable belief in himself that was fostered by seeing what his predecessors accomplished. With schools like Army and Air Force and Rice and FAU begging to take him, Mayfield maintained to Carter that he wanted to “play big-time ball.” He wasn’t being dismissive of other schools, just ambitious and confident. Carter recalls Oregon State coming in right before signing day to watch him throw. They loved him, but didn’t offer. Mayfield had thrown for 45 touchdowns and just five interceptions as a senior at Lake Travis. Mike Leach offered him at Washington State, but he’d offered another quarterback simultaneously and rescinded after that quarterback committed. A visit to Texas Tech and a strong connection with former Tech OC Eric Morris helped Mayfield end up walking on in Lubbock, before he transferred to Oklahoma. Mayfield bloomed so late that Carter doesn’t fault schools like Texas, who typically get a quarterback commitment early in the process, for missing on him. “When all of a sudden the guy 20 minutes down the road becomes a freak,” he said, “well the timing didn't work out for you.” Mayfield, of course, went on to win the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma in 2017 and become the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. While his ascent from walk-on to NFL starter has helped usher him into the mainstream, his loyalty to Lake Travis may best shine through in his insistence on perpetuating the rivalry with Austin Westlake. That school, of course, has an impressive quarterback lineage in its own right, producing Drew Brees, Nick Foles and current UT star Sam Ehlinger. Mayfield lobbed a Sooner-to-Longhorn bomb earlier this year that doubled as a high-school rivalry shot: “He couldn’t even beat Lake Travis,” Mayfield said of Ehlinger, still throwing axes for the Cavaliers. How they built a tradition The ethos of all this quarterback success in Austin can be traced, in many ways, back to Eustace High School in the summer of 1994. Before Hank Carter’s senior year of high school in a wisp of a town between Dallas and Tyler, he met the new assistant coach fresh from graduation at Texas A&M. Chad Morris showed up rocking the high-cut Nike-branded coaching shorts that were popular in that day. They were gold. Morris coached the quarterbacks and the running backs, demanding immediately that both positions be on the field 15 minutes before practice started. Morris also moonlighted as basketball coach, with his breakneck 94-32 philosophy demanding Eustace players guard 94 feet for 32 minutes. It was all quaint back then, as Morris’ now wife, Paula, substitute taught in Carter’s typing class. Carter played quarterback and shooting guard, and he recalls his hoops team went from three wins the previous year to 17 under Morris. “He has an unquenchable thirst for getting better and learning and making sure that what he's doing is at the cutting edge,” Carter said. “That rubs off on the kids, where they feel like they’re doing things that no one else has done. He’s got a way of making you feel special.” By the time Morris arrived at Lake Travis in 2008, with Carter riding shotgun as his defensive coordinator, the quarterback run had already begun. Reesing was starring for Mark Mangino at Kansas and Gilbert had led Lake Travis, coached by Jeff Dicus, to the state title in 2007. Over the next two seasons, Lake Travis went 32-0 and Morris joined Todd Graham on the Tulsa staff. That began his remarkable ascent from high school coach to SEC head coach in less than a decade, even recruiting Deshaun Watson to Clemson along the way. “I don't think Coach Morris will stop until he is maybe the head coach of the Patriots,” Carter jokes. Carter brings a mix of Morris’ ambition with the sensibilities his father had by coaching and working in the same town for 42 years. (His mother taught nearby.) That’s why after winning state titles his first two seasons as head coach, Carter was just getting going. The quarterback streak kept on humming after Gilbert (2009), with Michael Brewer (2011), LaGasse (2012), Mayfield (2013) and DeLira (2015) all starring and moving to bigger stages. Somewhere amid Mayfield’s fly route to the top echelon of football, the stigma of Lake Travis quarterbacks being “system guys” got left in the dust. “These aren’t system guys at all because there's been four different offensive coordinators too, you know?” Carter said. “They're just really good quarterbacks and good football players.” Along with the two Lake Travis quarterbacks in the Browns quarterback room, there’s plenty of other crossover symmetry. After Charlie Brewer finished his record-setting high school career in 2017, Matthew Baldwin started for one season in 2018 before landing a scholarship to Ohio State. He spent a year there before transferring back to TCU where he’ll sit out this season. With Baldwin at TCU, Brewer at Baylor and Card headed to Texas, nearly one-third of the 10-team Big 12 will have a Lake Travis quarterback on their roster next year. “There’s such an expectation level,” said Baylor coach Matt Rhule, who signed Brewer without ever meeting him or seeing him play. “This is what it means to be the starting quarterback at Lake Travis.” View photos Baylor Bears quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) rushes against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the first quarter in the 2018 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium. (USA Today) More Who’s got next? Lake Travis boasts a spacious field house, a weight room that would fit in at a MAC school and an Under Armour sponsorship. On a steamy June afternoon, Card and his backup, Nate Yarnell, are whizzing passes to their buddies after an offseason workout. The banners on the wall track state champions, and there hasn’t been one in these parts since 2016. For a place that won an unprecedented five consecutive titles from 2007-11, that dip hasn’t gone unnoticed. With his folksy charm that contrasts the program’s rigid discipline, Carter could come straight from a “Friday Night Lights” casting call. He’s 116-15 as head coach and holds the school record for both wins and state titles (3). It’s no surprise that he’s helped cultivate a culture where winning state, as they say in these parts, is an expectation. “That’s the standard,” Card said. “I’d say state every year is our goal. It’s tough to meet, but I mean it makes us work harder and unite with one another.” Card will be starting for his second year under offensive coordinator Will Stein, a sharp 29-year-old who played quarterback at Louisville. Stein’s hiring over from his job as an analyst at the University of Texas two years ago may be the most telling example of the school’s commitment to football. Stein worked under both Charlie Strong and Herman, making about $48,500 in his final year there. As a teacher and offensive coordinator at Lake Travis, he said he’s making “roughly around $70,000” when considering his teaching salary and money from camps. Stein’s Gumpian trip through football helped shape his offense, as he played at Louisville under these quarterback coaches – Purdue coach Jeff Brohm (2008), Texas Tech coach Matt Wells (2009), Eagles OC Mike Groh (2010) and Pittsburgh OC Shawn Watson (2011-12). He’s also worked under Herman, Strong and Bobby Petrino, among others, which meant a hybrid of philosophies. Stein is in charge of QBs Nos. 9 and 10 in the lineage, with Card already considered one of the best players in all of high school football. Carter jokingly calls Stein’s offense FTS – short for Feed The Studs – which means that Card will be exploiting mismatches all season. Things will look familiar when Card arrives in Austin, as Stein employs Herman’s three-level passing game and many of the offensive formations that Card will be running there. It may be the highest compliment to Carter’s program that backup Nate Yarnell has scholarship offers from both Tulsa and Houston before he’s ever started a game. Patience at Lake Travis has shown to pay dividends. “I love this place,” Yarnell said. “I wouldn't trade this place for anywhere, so I'm in here for the long haul.” Carter is confident that Yarnell will get plenty of interest, as most springs there are 150 different college coaches and assistants at Lake Travis watching practice and scrimmages. “I don’t think kids slip through the cracks in Texas much anymore,” Carter said. “Certainly not at Lake Travis High School. Whether you start 60 games or six, if you can play there's been enough of a track record here.” If they need a reminder, pop by the field house sometime in early January. (Or, later, if the Browns make the playoffs.) There will be a bustling game of Razzle, and the talent on the field will be the best reminder of Lake Travis’ remarkable quarterback lineage. Don’t be surprised by who’s talking the most trash. https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/how-one-texas-high-school-became-the-countrys-top-qb-factory-014902016.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuYmluZy5jb20v&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMkSyH7QkYkIQ0ffd46fMz22iHhrbJT_2TU2VgFItJrkCqGgabv0t9CvIYRdefJsXcCf0jS-g1jOLPAq4YKyYDizkaphrKIBhan7bU5H3_kFYC_gCDSguXLme0hz30xUIbzGTczfVix5fJWeytoB3QPqWoScolNnk_5Y344fh-N6
  19. Due to the Quiet Period on Baseball Recruiting Calendar, this will allow me to come out and partake in some festivities .
  20. looks like Garth tore his ACL and meniscus, out for the year for sure. will be good for him to get a RS next year also.
  21. Seen some highlights from Umanmielen's scrimmage and he looks a lot quicker and explosive than anything shown in his Jr film.
  22. Dude's going to be a beast and maybe the best OL from this class.
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