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  1. He overcame bullying to become top NFL Draft prospect https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NFL/2018/04/21/Connor-Williams-overcame-bullying-to-become-top-NFL-Draft-prospect/2371524289271/
  2. At least he didn't put Michael Dickson on his list. Prisco's 2018 NFL Draft Worse-Than Team: Saquon Barkley and 9 others I like less than the scouts Connor Williams, T, Texas His 2017 tape, when he had some injury issues, wasn't good. Plus, I don't think he's nearly as good as his reputation. Scouts I've talked to wonder if he might be a player who can be a decent starter and nothing more. That's not first-round value, which is where many have him pegged to go. Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas He was a big-time recruit to Texas, but his production never seemed to come from all his supposed talent. He can run and chase, but he has a tendency to get blocked too much and not shed the blocker. That's a problem on the next level, where the linemen are even better. He sure looks the part. At bare minimum, he might be a really good special-teams player and a solid starter. But can he be much more? https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/priscos-2018-nfl-draft-worse-than-team-saquon-barkley-and-9-others-i-like-less-than-the-scouts/
  3. Can Texas compete for the Big 12 crown in 2018? Five questions with Greg Tepper, managing editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football Expectations are on the rise in Austin, as Texas enters the 2018 season coming off the school's first winning year since 2013. A win over Missouri in the Texas Bowl gave the Longhorns a boost heading into spring practice, and a young roster with plenty of returning talent could rocket up the conference standings. So what can Longhorn fans reasonably expect in the second year under head coach Tom Herman? We spoke with Greg Tepper, the managing editor of Dave Campbell's Texas Football, to examine where things stand on the 40 Acres. SportsDay: What were your impressions of Tom Herman in year one with the Longhorns? ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads Tepper: Overall this was a positive first season for Herman. I think this program was in worse position than fans wanted to think, but (Herman) wanted to break them out of the mediocrity they were mired in. And while it may not have translated to the wins people wanted, there were signs of life for the program, with things trending upward. You really saw the defense trending forward, and there's reasonable expectation for that to continue. Obviously there are reasons for concern, the offensive line has to be rebuilt, but it was a net positive year one for the Longhorns. SportsDay: Do you think Sam Ehlinger is the future at quarterback, or do you see another replacement coming? Tepper: I think they're gonna give (Ehlinger) a shot to impress the coaching staff, and I think he's heard that. His toughness and his ability to go out and be a gamer is something that Tom Herman really appreciates and wants out of his quarterback. You look at Greg Ward Jr. and that's a guy that wasn't as highly recruited as Ehlinger, but also had that competitive fire. The bottom line is going to be whether or not the skill set is there. They simply cannot let him take the hits he was taking last year. He's got to improve as a passer, improve his ability to push the ball down the field, but if he does that, he'll be the starter for the Longhorns. SportsDay: Who do you expect to have a breakout year in 2018? Tepper: I think this is a very big year for Collin Johnson. This is a guy who came in with a lot of hoopla, who a lot of people expected to be a true No. 1 receiver for this Texas team. And last year, there were flashes of what everyone was talking about. But overall, he needs to take that next step. If he does and gets to that all-conference caliber, then things get pretty interesting. SportsDay: Where is Texas' biggest position of concern? Tepper: As much as it hasn't been an issue for Texas in the past, I do think there are major questions at the linebacker position. When you lose a guy like Malik Jefferson or Naashon Hughes that have been important, they're going to need some guys to step up who have been generally secondary players. It's time for these recruiting classes to start paying dividends at the linebacking core. Anthony Wheeler, the transfer Gary Johnson, if those guys have a big year, the linebackers could be dangerous. They're talented, but they need some guys to step into bigger roles than they've had in the past years. SportsDay: Is competing for the Big 12 crown a realistic expectation for the Longhorns this year? Tepper: I think they can be in the hunt. I don't think it's realistic right now to expect them to be the favorites right now. But, I do think that a realistic expectation is to play meaningful games into November. To be playing games that matter in the Big 12 chase. Right now you have to put TCU ahead of (the Longhorns), Oklahoma ahead of them, Oklahoma State is also probably a bit better as well. It's been a while since Texas has played games that people have to tune in for come November, and that is a realistic expectation for this team. And the talent is on campus to do that. I don't think that 2018 is the year Texas is going to be back, but I do think they could be setting themselves up for an interesting run in 2019 or 2020 https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2018/04/12/can-texas-compete-big-12-crown-2018-five-questionswith-greg-tepper-managing-editor-dave-campbells-texas-football
  4. Good article. Mud Pits, Red Tape and the Texas Turnaround Long in Coming https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/04/09/texas-longhorns-tom-herman-chris-del-conte
  5. 2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    URBAN MEYER, TOM HERMAN LOCKED IN A HEAD-TO-HEAD BATTLE FOR FOUR-STAR AUSTIN, TEXAS WIDEOUT GARRETT WILSON https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2018/04/92311/urban-meyer-tom-herman-locked-in-a-head-to-head-battle-for-four-star-texas-wideout-garrett-wilson
  6. How two NFL players' sweet tooths made them hands-on business owners http://www.espn.com/blog/tennessee-titans/post/_/id/25994/how-two-nfl-players-sweet-tooths-made-them-hands-on-business-owners
  7. The 2018 Draft's We-Told-You-So Team: College Stars the NFL Shouldn't Sleep On Poona Ford, DT, Texas This may have been the biggest combine snub of this draft class. Though linebacker Malik Jefferson and safety DeShon Elliott have better measurables, Ford may have been the best player on a Texas defense that was quite stout by season’s end. It’s understandable if NFL scouts look at the 5'11", 303-pound Ford and dismiss him as too small to play inside. That’s pretty much what members of the Texas coaching staff thought when they took over last season. It took about one day at practice to realize that Ford is a nightmare for guards and centers who try to block him one-on-one. Because of his size, Ford will need to play in a defense that prefers gap-shooting defensive tackles. But given the fact that he could be available on day three, he could provide incredible value to such a team. https://www.si.com/college-football/2018/04/02/nfl-draft-sleepers-christian-kirk-poona-ford
  8. AL.com All-Access: Let's hope Alabama-Notre Dame, Texas home & home series become reality http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/03/alcom_all-accesslets_hope_alab.html
  9. 2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    4-star wide receiver Garrett Wilson's decision will pit Ohio State's Urban Meyer vs. Texas' Tom Herman http://www.cleveland.com/osu/2018/03/4-star_wide_receiver_garrett_w.html
  10. 2019 Recruiting Board/Thread

    De'Gabriel Floyd, the No. 24 overall prospect in the 2019 class, commits to Texas 10:42 AM MT Tom VanHaarenESPN Staff Writer Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Texas continued its strong recruiting presence under coach Tom Herman on Saturday by landing ESPN Junior 300 linebacker De'Gabriel Floyd. The No. 24 overall prospect in the 2019 class, Floyd is also the No. 4-ranked outside linebacker. Out of Westlake Village, California, and one of the top prospects in the state, Floyd had offers from USC, Auburn, Texas A&M, Florida, Florida State and plenty of other big-name programs. ADVERTISEMENT "I love my teammates, love my coaches, love the scheme, love Texas and I get to wear my number," Floyd told ESPN. He is the third ESPN Jr. 300 commitment for the Longhorns in the 2019 class, joining athlete Jordan Whittington, ranked No. 10 overall, and quarterback Roschon Johnson, the No. 63 ranked prospect overall. Herman and the Longhorns finished the 2018 cycle with the No. 3-ranked recruiting class, landing 19 ESPN 300 prospects and the No. 1-ranked prospect in Texas, B.J. Foster. That was the first time Texas was able to sign the top in-state recruit since 2013 when offensive lineman Darius James chose the Longhorns. The class ranking for the 2018 class was the highest Texas had been ranked since 2012 when it also had the No. 3 class. Landing Floyd, Whittington and Johnson in this 2019 cycle has put Herman and his staff on a pace to continue their recruiting success beyond that outstanding 2018 haul. http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/22979212/degabriel-floyd-top-linebacker-prospect-committed-texas-longhorns
  11. Jeff Fisher's Reason For Ignoring Vince Young's Apology Letter Is Just As Petty And Dumb As You'd Expect https://deadspin.com/jeff-fishers-reason-for-ignoring-vince-youngs-apology-l-1824061023
  12. How hot is Shaka Smart's seat at Texas? Why Texas Tech hoops is no flash in the pan Is Shaka Smart on the hot seat at Texas? Matt Mosley: I'm not sure it's the hottest of seats, but the new AD Del Conte will want to make a signature hire at some point. I don't think he'll feel any huge loyalty to Shaka Smart since he didn't hire him. Would he try to go after Chris Beard or Jamie Dixon? Absolutely, he would. I think Dixon will be loyal to his alma mater. I think would be wise to stay in Lubbock. But you can always get folks' attention with a little money. https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/college-sports/collegesports/2018/03/23/hot-shaka-smarts-seat-texas-texas-tech-hoops-no-flash-pan
  13. Ricky is the latest celebrity. 7 Celebrities With Their Own Line of Cannabis Products https://www.leafly.com/news/strains-products/celebrities-jumping-into-the-cannabis-sphere
  14. Mohamed Bamba's NCAA Tournament History Is Brief but His Future Remains Quite Bright https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2018/03/16/mohamed-bamba-texas-longhorns-ncaa-tournament
  15. Philadelphia Zoo gorilla prefers to walk around like a human http://www.phillyvoice.com/philadelphia-zoo-gorilla-prefers-walk-around-human/