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    Will Baizer got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Spring Game Visitors List   
    2017 Signees Attending:
    WR Jordan Pouncey (Winter Park | Winter Park, FL) RB Daniel Young (Westfield | Houston, TX) DE Max Cummins (All Saints | Forth Worth, TX) DE Marqez Bimage (Brenham | Brenham, TX) LB Gary Johnson (Birmingham, AL) CB Josh Thompson (Nacogdoches | Nacogdoches, TX) DT Jamari Chisholm | (NE Oklahoma A&M)
    2018 Commits Attending
    LB Byron Hobbs (Eastern Hills | Fort Worth, TX)
    2018 Attending
    QB Casey Thompson (Southmoore | Moore, OK) QB Chance Amie (Tyler Lee) QB Jordan Cooper (New Caney | New Caney, TX) RB Ta’Zhawn Henry (Lamar | Houston, TX) WR Brennan Eagles (Alief Taylor | Houston, TX) WR Erik Ezukanma (Timber Creek | Keller, TX) WR Jaqualyn Crawford (Rockdale | Rockdale, TX) WR Jaylen Waddle (Episcopal | Houston, TX) WR Al’vonte Woodard (Lamar | Houston, TX) WR Malik Jackson (Lufkin | Lufkin, TX) OL Reese Moore (Seminole | Seminole, TX) OL Rafiti Ghirmai, Wakeland (Frisco, TX) DT Joshua Landry (Lamar | Houston, TX) DT Max Wright (Taylor | Katy, TX) DE Braden Cassity (Westlake | Austin, TX) DE Ron Tatum (Putnam City | Oklahoma City, OK) DE Joseph Ossai (Oak Ridge | Conroe, TX) LB/S DaRyan Williams (Nacogdoches | Nacogdoches, TX) CB D’shawn Jamison (Lamar | Houston, TX) CB Jalen Green (Heights | Houston, TX) CB Starrland Baldwin (Cypress Falls | Houston, TX) S BJ Foster (Angleton | Angleton, TX) S Leon O’Neal Jr. (Cypress Springs | Cypress, TX) ATH Taye Barber (Cypress Springs | Cypress, TX)
    2019 Attending
    QB Roschon Johnson (Port Neches-Groves | Port Neches, TX) QB Grant Tisdale (Allen | Allen, TX) QB Peyton Matocha (St. Thomas | Houston, TX) TE Thomas Gordon (Strake Jesuit | Houston, TX) OL Kardell Thomas (Southern University Lab | Baton Rouge, LA) LSU OL Tyler Johnson (Oak Ridge | Conroe, TX) OL Kenyon Green (Atascocita) LSU CB Deondre Dansby (South Oak Cliff | Dallas, TX) DT Lloyd Murray (Hirschi | Wichita Falls, TX) FSU DT Gerald Irons III (Spring, TX (Klein Oak) ATH Breylon Garcia (Lufkin | Lufkin, TX)
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from killerjoe in Media Availability 4/12/2017   
    It was raining Tuesday, so there was no open practice. However, we did talk to Tom Herman.
     
    Tom Herman Press Conference
    Couple injuries of note for the Spring Game. Kyle Porter with a slight ankle sprain. We’re being cautious with him. Probably not going participate in the Spring Game. Which is okay. We’ve seen him. He’s still got a lot of work to do, but the guy has given us everything he’s got for twelve practices. I’m impressed by his effort and durability.
    Andrew Beck re-injured his foot. Not quite sure yet in terms of the severity of it. We’re going to send him to a foot specialist on Thursday. Should know more then.
    Davante Davis came down on his shoulder. A very minor, first degree I believe, separation of the shoulder. Non-surgical. He’ll be in a sling for a couple weeks. He won’t participate either.
    Other than that, everyone else should be good. Had a good day today.
     
    Are Toneil Carter and Tristain Houston back in practice?
    Yeah.
     
    On expectations for RB during Spring Game
    With Toneil and Tristain, you hope, one they can protect the ball. I don’t know if there’s been a full practice those guys have gone through, where the ball hasn’t been on the ground for one, if not both of them. So, they’re never going to play for us in a game if they can’t protect the football.
    We had Jerome Bettis come talk to our team last year, and he specifically talked to running backs. He said a running back’s job description is to protect the ball and protect the quarterback. Anything after that is gravy. That’s the philosophy we take too. If you can’t protect the football, you’re not going to see the field.
    If they can protect the football, get their assignments right, and run hard with good pad level, I think that’s a success considering one is really young and one is really, really young.
     
    On what he wants people to see during Spring Game
    A defense that, regardless of the call, is very vanilla because, like most Spring Game, it will be televised. We don’t want to give a whole lot away. That’s the one positive to being a new staff is you have a little bit of an edge going into the first game. So it will be very vanilla, but you still should be able to see a defense that flies to the football, gets eleven hats to the football, and gets take-aways.
    You should see an offense that, hopefully at least with the one’s, gets very limited penalties and has the ability to sustain drives, but also make big plays.
     
    On if he knows what he has
    I think pretty good is an adjective or whatever you want to call it. I think we have a decent idea.
    Training camp is about getting ready to go play a season and win a game. There is not a whole lot of time given to guys to earn their spot on the depth chart in training camp. And we’ve told them that. When we leave spring practice you’ll have a definitive pecking order of guys that we trust, guys that are on the cusp, guys that are probably a year away, and guys that will never be there. You’ve had fifteen practices to prove to us what kind of football player you are. If you’re not there yet and are making strides to get there, that’s a good thing. But, if you’re not, then we’ve got to move on.
     
    On what he wants his players to get out of the Spring Game
    Concentration. Focus. To eliminate distractions and not worry about who is in the crowd or what the score is because it’s a different scoring system that we’ll have.
    Worry about doing their job each and every play, and being 1-0 on every snap with all of those things happening around them.
     
    On how much QBs will play
    My philosophy in the Spring Game, especially with walk-ons who have been here awhile and guys that have been here awhile, you want to get them in the game for a few snaps so mom and dad can take pictures and we can get some action photos and they can feel good about their hard work here.
    For the most part the quarterback position, you’ll see those two guys [shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger] with probably Covey being the only other one who gets in a few reps here and there.
     
    On DL from start of Spring practices to now
    Strong to quite strong? I don’t know how you guys always want me to quantify things. They have come out and done their job each and every day and tried to get better.
    You want to separate a guy? Because I have no problem doing it in front of the team dang-near every practice. It’s Poona Ford. If we can get eleven guys playing like Poona Ford on defense, look out.
    If you’re a defensive player on our team and want to see what kind of fanatical championship effort you need to play with, look at number 95.
     
    On satellite camp plans
    I think our plan is to have four here in Austin. I think we’re having one May 28th, two the first two weeks in June, and then we’ll have a Friday night lights camp in July.
    And then we’ll have one in the Atlanta area, one in the Las Vegas area hoping to attract both kids from Phoenix and Los Angeles, one in the Florida/Gulf Coast area, and one in southern Louisiana.
     
    On satellite camp philosophy
    The rule has changed to give you ten throughout the month of June and July. We’re not going to have ten on our campus. It just waters it down. But we’re not going to waste them either.
    There’s a lot of really good player. Philosophically, if we can sign an entire class of National Championship-caliber players that are from the state of Texas, we’re going to do that. If you’re going to sign three linebackers and the first two want to come to Texas and are good enough to win a National Championship, but the third one doesn’t and the fourth and fifth are not quite good enough to win a National Championship, then you have to go out and find the best one in the country that is and that has a reciprocated interest in the University of Texas. It’s just a way for us to get our brand out there.
    We’re not going to go out of state unless it is an elite, elite national recruit that can come in and make a difference.
    We feel like those areas Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Louisiana, Atlanta, and Florida have some value to us because we’re in the south, there is brand recognition there, and kids like the University of Texas in those areas.
     
    On assessment of the staff
    Good. With all but one of them, we’ve worked together. And that one comes from a system that run very similarly to ours in Tim Beck. So, there wasn’t really much of an adjustment process. That’s one of the reasons I hired those guys is because they know our way of doing things and can disseminate the culture and message to their position groups and do a helluva job recruiting the state of Texas as well as developing their position group. They’ve done a fine job thus far.
     
    On scrimmage
    It was much more physical than the Saturday before. We laid an egg in that department both offensively and defensively the Saturday before. So, it was much more physical.
    Especially with the ones. I was happy with the one offense, especially the one offensive line. You could have a semblance of a drive, they weren’t missing assignments, and weren’t having a bunch of tackles in the back field.
    Probably the thing that sticks out to me is our twos on both sides of the ball have to get better. We’ve got to create more depth. There is only a handful of guys you’d like to have a true two deep, probably, everywhere but offensive line. We’ve talked about that. Going into the season trusting seven, maybe eight, offensive linemen. But beyond that you’d like to have a true two deep at every position and we’re not quite there yet.
     
    On which position group’s depth really concerns him now
    Corner, would be the one off the top of my head. We have three guys right now that you feel you can play in a game.
     
     
    Aaaaaand I accidentally cut my recording short here. There is more, including Tom Herman praising his walk on running backs Hafley and Yoder, talking demolition/his weak sledgehammer to the wall, and sassing Anwar Richardson about urine then getting sassed right back.
     
    According to Tom Herman, they are very serious about hydration, even going so far as to check players’ urine every day to check hydration before practice. They call out who is hydrated and who is not. He emphasized that hydration is a key factor is limiting injuries, likening our muscle to beef jerky. If the beef jerky is dry it is brittle and easy to tear. If the beef jerky is damp it is more malleable. Now I don’t know about him, but some of the hardest beef jerky to tear I’ve ever had was pretty darn dry, but point taken.
     
    He was embarrassed by his terrible first attempt at demolition, but stated, "I had a poor first quarter," but came back and finished the job.
     


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    Will Baizer got a reaction from CoachEmUp64 in Media Availability 4/12/2017   
    It was raining Tuesday, so there was no open practice. However, we did talk to Tom Herman.
     
    Tom Herman Press Conference
    Couple injuries of note for the Spring Game. Kyle Porter with a slight ankle sprain. We’re being cautious with him. Probably not going participate in the Spring Game. Which is okay. We’ve seen him. He’s still got a lot of work to do, but the guy has given us everything he’s got for twelve practices. I’m impressed by his effort and durability.
    Andrew Beck re-injured his foot. Not quite sure yet in terms of the severity of it. We’re going to send him to a foot specialist on Thursday. Should know more then.
    Davante Davis came down on his shoulder. A very minor, first degree I believe, separation of the shoulder. Non-surgical. He’ll be in a sling for a couple weeks. He won’t participate either.
    Other than that, everyone else should be good. Had a good day today.
     
    Are Toneil Carter and Tristain Houston back in practice?
    Yeah.
     
    On expectations for RB during Spring Game
    With Toneil and Tristain, you hope, one they can protect the ball. I don’t know if there’s been a full practice those guys have gone through, where the ball hasn’t been on the ground for one, if not both of them. So, they’re never going to play for us in a game if they can’t protect the football.
    We had Jerome Bettis come talk to our team last year, and he specifically talked to running backs. He said a running back’s job description is to protect the ball and protect the quarterback. Anything after that is gravy. That’s the philosophy we take too. If you can’t protect the football, you’re not going to see the field.
    If they can protect the football, get their assignments right, and run hard with good pad level, I think that’s a success considering one is really young and one is really, really young.
     
    On what he wants people to see during Spring Game
    A defense that, regardless of the call, is very vanilla because, like most Spring Game, it will be televised. We don’t want to give a whole lot away. That’s the one positive to being a new staff is you have a little bit of an edge going into the first game. So it will be very vanilla, but you still should be able to see a defense that flies to the football, gets eleven hats to the football, and gets take-aways.
    You should see an offense that, hopefully at least with the one’s, gets very limited penalties and has the ability to sustain drives, but also make big plays.
     
    On if he knows what he has
    I think pretty good is an adjective or whatever you want to call it. I think we have a decent idea.
    Training camp is about getting ready to go play a season and win a game. There is not a whole lot of time given to guys to earn their spot on the depth chart in training camp. And we’ve told them that. When we leave spring practice you’ll have a definitive pecking order of guys that we trust, guys that are on the cusp, guys that are probably a year away, and guys that will never be there. You’ve had fifteen practices to prove to us what kind of football player you are. If you’re not there yet and are making strides to get there, that’s a good thing. But, if you’re not, then we’ve got to move on.
     
    On what he wants his players to get out of the Spring Game
    Concentration. Focus. To eliminate distractions and not worry about who is in the crowd or what the score is because it’s a different scoring system that we’ll have.
    Worry about doing their job each and every play, and being 1-0 on every snap with all of those things happening around them.
     
    On how much QBs will play
    My philosophy in the Spring Game, especially with walk-ons who have been here awhile and guys that have been here awhile, you want to get them in the game for a few snaps so mom and dad can take pictures and we can get some action photos and they can feel good about their hard work here.
    For the most part the quarterback position, you’ll see those two guys [shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger] with probably Covey being the only other one who gets in a few reps here and there.
     
    On DL from start of Spring practices to now
    Strong to quite strong? I don’t know how you guys always want me to quantify things. They have come out and done their job each and every day and tried to get better.
    You want to separate a guy? Because I have no problem doing it in front of the team dang-near every practice. It’s Poona Ford. If we can get eleven guys playing like Poona Ford on defense, look out.
    If you’re a defensive player on our team and want to see what kind of fanatical championship effort you need to play with, look at number 95.
     
    On satellite camp plans
    I think our plan is to have four here in Austin. I think we’re having one May 28th, two the first two weeks in June, and then we’ll have a Friday night lights camp in July.
    And then we’ll have one in the Atlanta area, one in the Las Vegas area hoping to attract both kids from Phoenix and Los Angeles, one in the Florida/Gulf Coast area, and one in southern Louisiana.
     
    On satellite camp philosophy
    The rule has changed to give you ten throughout the month of June and July. We’re not going to have ten on our campus. It just waters it down. But we’re not going to waste them either.
    There’s a lot of really good player. Philosophically, if we can sign an entire class of National Championship-caliber players that are from the state of Texas, we’re going to do that. If you’re going to sign three linebackers and the first two want to come to Texas and are good enough to win a National Championship, but the third one doesn’t and the fourth and fifth are not quite good enough to win a National Championship, then you have to go out and find the best one in the country that is and that has a reciprocated interest in the University of Texas. It’s just a way for us to get our brand out there.
    We’re not going to go out of state unless it is an elite, elite national recruit that can come in and make a difference.
    We feel like those areas Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Louisiana, Atlanta, and Florida have some value to us because we’re in the south, there is brand recognition there, and kids like the University of Texas in those areas.
     
    On assessment of the staff
    Good. With all but one of them, we’ve worked together. And that one comes from a system that run very similarly to ours in Tim Beck. So, there wasn’t really much of an adjustment process. That’s one of the reasons I hired those guys is because they know our way of doing things and can disseminate the culture and message to their position groups and do a helluva job recruiting the state of Texas as well as developing their position group. They’ve done a fine job thus far.
     
    On scrimmage
    It was much more physical than the Saturday before. We laid an egg in that department both offensively and defensively the Saturday before. So, it was much more physical.
    Especially with the ones. I was happy with the one offense, especially the one offensive line. You could have a semblance of a drive, they weren’t missing assignments, and weren’t having a bunch of tackles in the back field.
    Probably the thing that sticks out to me is our twos on both sides of the ball have to get better. We’ve got to create more depth. There is only a handful of guys you’d like to have a true two deep, probably, everywhere but offensive line. We’ve talked about that. Going into the season trusting seven, maybe eight, offensive linemen. But beyond that you’d like to have a true two deep at every position and we’re not quite there yet.
     
    On which position group’s depth really concerns him now
    Corner, would be the one off the top of my head. We have three guys right now that you feel you can play in a game.
     
     
    Aaaaaand I accidentally cut my recording short here. There is more, including Tom Herman praising his walk on running backs Hafley and Yoder, talking demolition/his weak sledgehammer to the wall, and sassing Anwar Richardson about urine then getting sassed right back.
     
    According to Tom Herman, they are very serious about hydration, even going so far as to check players’ urine every day to check hydration before practice. They call out who is hydrated and who is not. He emphasized that hydration is a key factor is limiting injuries, likening our muscle to beef jerky. If the beef jerky is dry it is brittle and easy to tear. If the beef jerky is damp it is more malleable. Now I don’t know about him, but some of the hardest beef jerky to tear I’ve ever had was pretty darn dry, but point taken.
     
    He was embarrassed by his terrible first attempt at demolition, but stated, "I had a poor first quarter," but came back and finished the job.
     


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    Will Baizer got a reaction from drgilbert in Media Availability 4/12/2017   
    It was raining Tuesday, so there was no open practice. However, we did talk to Tom Herman.
     
    Tom Herman Press Conference
    Couple injuries of note for the Spring Game. Kyle Porter with a slight ankle sprain. We’re being cautious with him. Probably not going participate in the Spring Game. Which is okay. We’ve seen him. He’s still got a lot of work to do, but the guy has given us everything he’s got for twelve practices. I’m impressed by his effort and durability.
    Andrew Beck re-injured his foot. Not quite sure yet in terms of the severity of it. We’re going to send him to a foot specialist on Thursday. Should know more then.
    Davante Davis came down on his shoulder. A very minor, first degree I believe, separation of the shoulder. Non-surgical. He’ll be in a sling for a couple weeks. He won’t participate either.
    Other than that, everyone else should be good. Had a good day today.
     
    Are Toneil Carter and Tristain Houston back in practice?
    Yeah.
     
    On expectations for RB during Spring Game
    With Toneil and Tristain, you hope, one they can protect the ball. I don’t know if there’s been a full practice those guys have gone through, where the ball hasn’t been on the ground for one, if not both of them. So, they’re never going to play for us in a game if they can’t protect the football.
    We had Jerome Bettis come talk to our team last year, and he specifically talked to running backs. He said a running back’s job description is to protect the ball and protect the quarterback. Anything after that is gravy. That’s the philosophy we take too. If you can’t protect the football, you’re not going to see the field.
    If they can protect the football, get their assignments right, and run hard with good pad level, I think that’s a success considering one is really young and one is really, really young.
     
    On what he wants people to see during Spring Game
    A defense that, regardless of the call, is very vanilla because, like most Spring Game, it will be televised. We don’t want to give a whole lot away. That’s the one positive to being a new staff is you have a little bit of an edge going into the first game. So it will be very vanilla, but you still should be able to see a defense that flies to the football, gets eleven hats to the football, and gets take-aways.
    You should see an offense that, hopefully at least with the one’s, gets very limited penalties and has the ability to sustain drives, but also make big plays.
     
    On if he knows what he has
    I think pretty good is an adjective or whatever you want to call it. I think we have a decent idea.
    Training camp is about getting ready to go play a season and win a game. There is not a whole lot of time given to guys to earn their spot on the depth chart in training camp. And we’ve told them that. When we leave spring practice you’ll have a definitive pecking order of guys that we trust, guys that are on the cusp, guys that are probably a year away, and guys that will never be there. You’ve had fifteen practices to prove to us what kind of football player you are. If you’re not there yet and are making strides to get there, that’s a good thing. But, if you’re not, then we’ve got to move on.
     
    On what he wants his players to get out of the Spring Game
    Concentration. Focus. To eliminate distractions and not worry about who is in the crowd or what the score is because it’s a different scoring system that we’ll have.
    Worry about doing their job each and every play, and being 1-0 on every snap with all of those things happening around them.
     
    On how much QBs will play
    My philosophy in the Spring Game, especially with walk-ons who have been here awhile and guys that have been here awhile, you want to get them in the game for a few snaps so mom and dad can take pictures and we can get some action photos and they can feel good about their hard work here.
    For the most part the quarterback position, you’ll see those two guys [shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger] with probably Covey being the only other one who gets in a few reps here and there.
     
    On DL from start of Spring practices to now
    Strong to quite strong? I don’t know how you guys always want me to quantify things. They have come out and done their job each and every day and tried to get better.
    You want to separate a guy? Because I have no problem doing it in front of the team dang-near every practice. It’s Poona Ford. If we can get eleven guys playing like Poona Ford on defense, look out.
    If you’re a defensive player on our team and want to see what kind of fanatical championship effort you need to play with, look at number 95.
     
    On satellite camp plans
    I think our plan is to have four here in Austin. I think we’re having one May 28th, two the first two weeks in June, and then we’ll have a Friday night lights camp in July.
    And then we’ll have one in the Atlanta area, one in the Las Vegas area hoping to attract both kids from Phoenix and Los Angeles, one in the Florida/Gulf Coast area, and one in southern Louisiana.
     
    On satellite camp philosophy
    The rule has changed to give you ten throughout the month of June and July. We’re not going to have ten on our campus. It just waters it down. But we’re not going to waste them either.
    There’s a lot of really good player. Philosophically, if we can sign an entire class of National Championship-caliber players that are from the state of Texas, we’re going to do that. If you’re going to sign three linebackers and the first two want to come to Texas and are good enough to win a National Championship, but the third one doesn’t and the fourth and fifth are not quite good enough to win a National Championship, then you have to go out and find the best one in the country that is and that has a reciprocated interest in the University of Texas. It’s just a way for us to get our brand out there.
    We’re not going to go out of state unless it is an elite, elite national recruit that can come in and make a difference.
    We feel like those areas Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Louisiana, Atlanta, and Florida have some value to us because we’re in the south, there is brand recognition there, and kids like the University of Texas in those areas.
     
    On assessment of the staff
    Good. With all but one of them, we’ve worked together. And that one comes from a system that run very similarly to ours in Tim Beck. So, there wasn’t really much of an adjustment process. That’s one of the reasons I hired those guys is because they know our way of doing things and can disseminate the culture and message to their position groups and do a helluva job recruiting the state of Texas as well as developing their position group. They’ve done a fine job thus far.
     
    On scrimmage
    It was much more physical than the Saturday before. We laid an egg in that department both offensively and defensively the Saturday before. So, it was much more physical.
    Especially with the ones. I was happy with the one offense, especially the one offensive line. You could have a semblance of a drive, they weren’t missing assignments, and weren’t having a bunch of tackles in the back field.
    Probably the thing that sticks out to me is our twos on both sides of the ball have to get better. We’ve got to create more depth. There is only a handful of guys you’d like to have a true two deep, probably, everywhere but offensive line. We’ve talked about that. Going into the season trusting seven, maybe eight, offensive linemen. But beyond that you’d like to have a true two deep at every position and we’re not quite there yet.
     
    On which position group’s depth really concerns him now
    Corner, would be the one off the top of my head. We have three guys right now that you feel you can play in a game.
     
     
    Aaaaaand I accidentally cut my recording short here. There is more, including Tom Herman praising his walk on running backs Hafley and Yoder, talking demolition/his weak sledgehammer to the wall, and sassing Anwar Richardson about urine then getting sassed right back.
     
    According to Tom Herman, they are very serious about hydration, even going so far as to check players’ urine every day to check hydration before practice. They call out who is hydrated and who is not. He emphasized that hydration is a key factor is limiting injuries, likening our muscle to beef jerky. If the beef jerky is dry it is brittle and easy to tear. If the beef jerky is damp it is more malleable. Now I don’t know about him, but some of the hardest beef jerky to tear I’ve ever had was pretty darn dry, but point taken.
     
    He was embarrassed by his terrible first attempt at demolition, but stated, "I had a poor first quarter," but came back and finished the job.
     


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    Will Baizer got a reaction from Lukus Alderman in ****Texas vs Oklahoma Official Baseball Thread Sunday 4/9/2017****   
    Texas Drops the Red River Sweep After Losing Game 3 to the Sooners 2-1
    By Will Baizer
     
    It’s a disappointed Sunday for the Longhorns baseball team as they came into the day hoping for a sweep, but
     
    Texas falls to Oklahoma 1-2 in the 3rd game of the series.
    It appeared that Texas used up all their offense in the first two games of the series as their bats just couldn’t find balls, and the balls they did hit went straight to the defense.
     
    The day started out well for Texas as in the bottom of the 1st, Kacy Clemens (0-1 RBI) hit a sacrifice fly to score his younger brother Kody Clemens (1-4) to take an early lead on their Red River rival.
     
    That would be the last of the scoring for the Longhorns as they went on to hit 0-5 with RISP, 1-10 with 2 outs, 2-12 with runners on the bases, and .172 for the entire game. It’s just a continued story of inconsistency for the bats as
     
    Texas now owns the 3rd worst batting average during conference play with .214.
     
    Losing Kacy Clemens in the bottom of the 4th inning didn’t help. Kacy was thrown out of the game for arguing a called strike three. Kacy Clemens disagreed with the umpire, turned around, walked back to the dugout, and said, “That was so bad.” Apparently, this rubbed home plate ump David Wiley the wrong way and he immediately tossed the Longhorns’ star 1st baseman. Fans may remember David Wiley as the ump who called 3 balks in the Texas vs Texas A&M game.
     
    Kacy Clemens will now have to sit out the game vs Texas State Tuesday at Disch-Falk Field.
     
    After that, it was all pitching for the two teams. Texas’ pitching was good, but a little wild. Kyle Johnston pitched through 6 innings, recording 4 Ks on 92 pitches, but also giving up 5 walks. Kyle Johnston gave the Longhorns a great chance to win. David Pierce praised his starter after the game, “The thing that I see more than anything, so far with our starting pitching is they continue to give us an opportunity to win the game. His stuff was good. Occasionally he got around the ball. For the most part he really pitched down in the zone… I was really proud of what he did. He gave us a chance.”
     
    In fact, Texas currently has the 2nd best staff ERA in Big XII conference play with a team ERA of 2.80.
     
    While Johnston did not bring his best stuff to the mound Sunday, it was just enough to keep the Longhorns in the lead… Until the 6th inning.
     
    After back to back walks, Kyle Johnston put himself into a jam with two runners on and only 1 out. He then left a ball a little too far over the plate and OU’s Renae Martinez (2-3 RBI), knocked the ball into right center field to tie the ball game up.
     
    Kyle Johnston was done, so David Pierce decided to bring in Chase Shugart to maintain the tie. Shugart started off the inning by nailing Kyle Mendenhall (0-2) in the head and letting Ben Hollas (1-4 RBI) get a ball to fall into the left center field to get the winning RBI double.
     
    Oklahoma’s Nathan Wiles (2.61 ERA) got the game started off only allowing 1 ER while getting 4 Ks off of 67 pitches through 4⅔ innings. But the guy who really got the Longhorns guessing was reliever Connor Berry (0.93 ERA) who got the win after pitching 3⅓ inning and recording 5 Ks off of 41 pitches.
     
    Just a frustrating day against Connor Berry for the Longhorns. Berry was able to get the Texas batters to lose their patience in the batter’s box and swing at balls in the dirt to end the game.
     
    Texas had chances to take the tie the game and even take the lead back with multiple runners in scoring position, but just couldn’t figure out Connor Berry.
     
    Texas falls to 22-13 on the season and 6-6 in conference play.
     
    Texas still takes the series 2-1 against their #14 ranked rivals, which will help them come postseason time.
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from joeywa in ****Texas vs Oklahoma Official Baseball Thread Sunday 4/9/2017****   
    Texas Drops the Red River Sweep After Losing Game 3 to the Sooners 2-1
    By Will Baizer
     
    It’s a disappointed Sunday for the Longhorns baseball team as they came into the day hoping for a sweep, but
     
    Texas falls to Oklahoma 1-2 in the 3rd game of the series.
    It appeared that Texas used up all their offense in the first two games of the series as their bats just couldn’t find balls, and the balls they did hit went straight to the defense.
     
    The day started out well for Texas as in the bottom of the 1st, Kacy Clemens (0-1 RBI) hit a sacrifice fly to score his younger brother Kody Clemens (1-4) to take an early lead on their Red River rival.
     
    That would be the last of the scoring for the Longhorns as they went on to hit 0-5 with RISP, 1-10 with 2 outs, 2-12 with runners on the bases, and .172 for the entire game. It’s just a continued story of inconsistency for the bats as
     
    Texas now owns the 3rd worst batting average during conference play with .214.
     
    Losing Kacy Clemens in the bottom of the 4th inning didn’t help. Kacy was thrown out of the game for arguing a called strike three. Kacy Clemens disagreed with the umpire, turned around, walked back to the dugout, and said, “That was so bad.” Apparently, this rubbed home plate ump David Wiley the wrong way and he immediately tossed the Longhorns’ star 1st baseman. Fans may remember David Wiley as the ump who called 3 balks in the Texas vs Texas A&M game.
     
    Kacy Clemens will now have to sit out the game vs Texas State Tuesday at Disch-Falk Field.
     
    After that, it was all pitching for the two teams. Texas’ pitching was good, but a little wild. Kyle Johnston pitched through 6 innings, recording 4 Ks on 92 pitches, but also giving up 5 walks. Kyle Johnston gave the Longhorns a great chance to win. David Pierce praised his starter after the game, “The thing that I see more than anything, so far with our starting pitching is they continue to give us an opportunity to win the game. His stuff was good. Occasionally he got around the ball. For the most part he really pitched down in the zone… I was really proud of what he did. He gave us a chance.”
     
    In fact, Texas currently has the 2nd best staff ERA in Big XII conference play with a team ERA of 2.80.
     
    While Johnston did not bring his best stuff to the mound Sunday, it was just enough to keep the Longhorns in the lead… Until the 6th inning.
     
    After back to back walks, Kyle Johnston put himself into a jam with two runners on and only 1 out. He then left a ball a little too far over the plate and OU’s Renae Martinez (2-3 RBI), knocked the ball into right center field to tie the ball game up.
     
    Kyle Johnston was done, so David Pierce decided to bring in Chase Shugart to maintain the tie. Shugart started off the inning by nailing Kyle Mendenhall (0-2) in the head and letting Ben Hollas (1-4 RBI) get a ball to fall into the left center field to get the winning RBI double.
     
    Oklahoma’s Nathan Wiles (2.61 ERA) got the game started off only allowing 1 ER while getting 4 Ks off of 67 pitches through 4⅔ innings. But the guy who really got the Longhorns guessing was reliever Connor Berry (0.93 ERA) who got the win after pitching 3⅓ inning and recording 5 Ks off of 41 pitches.
     
    Just a frustrating day against Connor Berry for the Longhorns. Berry was able to get the Texas batters to lose their patience in the batter’s box and swing at balls in the dirt to end the game.
     
    Texas had chances to take the tie the game and even take the lead back with multiple runners in scoring position, but just couldn’t figure out Connor Berry.
     
    Texas falls to 22-13 on the season and 6-6 in conference play.
     
    Texas still takes the series 2-1 against their #14 ranked rivals, which will help them come postseason time.
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    Longhorns Spank the Sooners 9-3, Off a Stellar Night From the Clemens Brothers 
    By Will Baizer
     
    The Longhorns put away the Sooners tonight to the tune of 9-3 and take this year’s series by taking the first two games.
     
    However, the game started out less than stellar for the Longhorns. The Sooners came right out of the gate taking advantage of a rocky start for Morgan Cooper. After Morgan loaded the bases, Oklahoma’s star LF Steele Walker knocked a single into left field to score two.
     
    It seemed like it was going to be a long day for Morgan Cooper (4-2 with 1.79 ERA). However, after that 4th batter, Morgan Cooper didn’t allow a hit until the top of the 7th inning, retiring 22 batters without a hit. Coach Pierce praised his ace’s turn around after the game by saying, “[Cooper] made a great in game adjustment by really pitching backwards. Going to the curveball early in the count. They’re a really good fastball hitting team, and I thought he did a really good job of mixing up his pitches to get them off the fastball.”
     
    Morgan Cooper ended the game allowing 3 ER over 6.2IP and getting 7Ks with 108 pitches.
     
    The Longhorns have had trouble giving their arms some back up on the scoreboard. No today.
     
    Texas faced the Oklahoma’s Jake Irvin (5-0 with 1.3 ERA), yet they were able to score 2 runs off the Sooners’ ace and force him out of the game after 3⅔ innings.
     
    It was a family affair in the Disch as Kody Clemens (2-4 HR and 2B) and Kacy Clemens (2-4 5RBIs and HR) had enormous offensive days for the Longhorns. The brothers together drove in 6 runs and each one of them homered.
    But it started when the Longhorns responded to the Sooners’ 2 run top of the 1st with a bit of offense of their own. The game started with Kody Clemens taking Oklahoma’s ace, Jake Irvin (), to a ten pitches. Two outs later Travis Jones (2-3 RBI and 2Bx2) doubled, one of his 2 doubles (his 9th and 10th of the season). Kacy Clemens then went on to drive in Jones to cut the Sooners lead to 1.
     
    The Sooner lead didn’t last much longer as Kody Clemens took Jake Irvin to deep left field to tie the game at 2. Funnily enough Kody unintentionally called his home run in the dugout before the at bat.  “It was funny, in the dugout, I was talking to Nolan Kingham, and I was like, ‘If you hit a fly ball over the stands that block the wind, it’s just going to go because the flags are howling.’ Then I hit it, and it felt really good off the bat. I was just hoping it would catch the wind, and it did. I got into the dugout and Nolan was like, ‘You literally just talked about that,’” Kody recalled.
     
     The game stayed tied for one more inning until the bottom of the 5th. Then the flood gates opened.
    With 2 outs, the Longhorns got SS David Hamilton (0-2 2Rs) on base with a walk. Then Kody Clemens doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd base with Tate Shaw (2-5 2RBIs) up to bat with 2 outs. After a fierce at bat, Shaw hit the ball right at Jake Irvin’s left ankle and it took a fortuitous bounce to the right to allow Shaw to reach 1st and Hamilton to score, giving the Longhorns a 3-2 run.
     
    But the Longhorns weren’t done.
     
    Travis Jones walked to loaded the bases with 2 outs. The team captain Kacy Clemens stepped up to the plate. Next thing the fans knew, the ball was sailing over the right field wall. People we’re on their feet. Echoes of “O-U Sucks” ringing through the air. The cheering didn’t die down until the inning was over. Kacy replayed the home run after the game, “It actually got in on me a little bit. I didn’t fully get the barrel to it, but I knew I got enough of it. Off the bat I thought, for sure double. When you’re rounding the bases, you’re looking for the ball to come down before the wall. And then it goes over. I was fired up.”
     
    At this point Oklahoma started to bring out the bench players, but the Longhorns continued the scoring into the 6th inning.
     
    Tate Shaw drove in another run when, with bases loaded, he hit it to the 2nd baseman, who wanted to throw to 1st but the 1st baseman wasn’t there. Travis Jones came up right after and hit into a fielder choice that scored another run.
     
    Morgan Cooper’s line will show that he let in 3 runs, but the 3rd came in the top of the 7th when Nick Kennedy walked in a run.
     
    Blair Henley then came into the finish out the game over the next two innings to seal the win for the Longhorns.
    When asked what Kacy thought about the season so far, he responded, “This team is weird. We know we have the pieces to the puzzle. It’s just a matter of if we come out and put them together.”
     
    The Longhorns are staring a Sooner sweeping in the face on Sunday, as Kyle Johnston takes the mound.
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    Longhorns Spank the Sooners 9-3, Off a Stellar Night From the Clemens Brothers 
    By Will Baizer
     
    The Longhorns put away the Sooners tonight to the tune of 9-3 and take this year’s series by taking the first two games.
     
    However, the game started out less than stellar for the Longhorns. The Sooners came right out of the gate taking advantage of a rocky start for Morgan Cooper. After Morgan loaded the bases, Oklahoma’s star LF Steele Walker knocked a single into left field to score two.
     
    It seemed like it was going to be a long day for Morgan Cooper (4-2 with 1.79 ERA). However, after that 4th batter, Morgan Cooper didn’t allow a hit until the top of the 7th inning, retiring 22 batters without a hit. Coach Pierce praised his ace’s turn around after the game by saying, “[Cooper] made a great in game adjustment by really pitching backwards. Going to the curveball early in the count. They’re a really good fastball hitting team, and I thought he did a really good job of mixing up his pitches to get them off the fastball.”
     
    Morgan Cooper ended the game allowing 3 ER over 6.2IP and getting 7Ks with 108 pitches.
     
    The Longhorns have had trouble giving their arms some back up on the scoreboard. No today.
     
    Texas faced the Oklahoma’s Jake Irvin (5-0 with 1.3 ERA), yet they were able to score 2 runs off the Sooners’ ace and force him out of the game after 3⅔ innings.
     
    It was a family affair in the Disch as Kody Clemens (2-4 HR and 2B) and Kacy Clemens (2-4 5RBIs and HR) had enormous offensive days for the Longhorns. The brothers together drove in 6 runs and each one of them homered.
    But it started when the Longhorns responded to the Sooners’ 2 run top of the 1st with a bit of offense of their own. The game started with Kody Clemens taking Oklahoma’s ace, Jake Irvin (), to a ten pitches. Two outs later Travis Jones (2-3 RBI and 2Bx2) doubled, one of his 2 doubles (his 9th and 10th of the season). Kacy Clemens then went on to drive in Jones to cut the Sooners lead to 1.
     
    The Sooner lead didn’t last much longer as Kody Clemens took Jake Irvin to deep left field to tie the game at 2. Funnily enough Kody unintentionally called his home run in the dugout before the at bat.  “It was funny, in the dugout, I was talking to Nolan Kingham, and I was like, ‘If you hit a fly ball over the stands that block the wind, it’s just going to go because the flags are howling.’ Then I hit it, and it felt really good off the bat. I was just hoping it would catch the wind, and it did. I got into the dugout and Nolan was like, ‘You literally just talked about that,’” Kody recalled.
     
     The game stayed tied for one more inning until the bottom of the 5th. Then the flood gates opened.
    With 2 outs, the Longhorns got SS David Hamilton (0-2 2Rs) on base with a walk. Then Kody Clemens doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd base with Tate Shaw (2-5 2RBIs) up to bat with 2 outs. After a fierce at bat, Shaw hit the ball right at Jake Irvin’s left ankle and it took a fortuitous bounce to the right to allow Shaw to reach 1st and Hamilton to score, giving the Longhorns a 3-2 run.
     
    But the Longhorns weren’t done.
     
    Travis Jones walked to loaded the bases with 2 outs. The team captain Kacy Clemens stepped up to the plate. Next thing the fans knew, the ball was sailing over the right field wall. People we’re on their feet. Echoes of “O-U Sucks” ringing through the air. The cheering didn’t die down until the inning was over. Kacy replayed the home run after the game, “It actually got in on me a little bit. I didn’t fully get the barrel to it, but I knew I got enough of it. Off the bat I thought, for sure double. When you’re rounding the bases, you’re looking for the ball to come down before the wall. And then it goes over. I was fired up.”
     
    At this point Oklahoma started to bring out the bench players, but the Longhorns continued the scoring into the 6th inning.
     
    Tate Shaw drove in another run when, with bases loaded, he hit it to the 2nd baseman, who wanted to throw to 1st but the 1st baseman wasn’t there. Travis Jones came up right after and hit into a fielder choice that scored another run.
     
    Morgan Cooper’s line will show that he let in 3 runs, but the 3rd came in the top of the 7th when Nick Kennedy walked in a run.
     
    Blair Henley then came into the finish out the game over the next two innings to seal the win for the Longhorns.
    When asked what Kacy thought about the season so far, he responded, “This team is weird. We know we have the pieces to the puzzle. It’s just a matter of if we come out and put them together.”
     
    The Longhorns are staring a Sooner sweeping in the face on Sunday, as Kyle Johnston takes the mound.
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    Longhorns Spank the Sooners 9-3, Off a Stellar Night From the Clemens Brothers 
    By Will Baizer
     
    The Longhorns put away the Sooners tonight to the tune of 9-3 and take this year’s series by taking the first two games.
     
    However, the game started out less than stellar for the Longhorns. The Sooners came right out of the gate taking advantage of a rocky start for Morgan Cooper. After Morgan loaded the bases, Oklahoma’s star LF Steele Walker knocked a single into left field to score two.
     
    It seemed like it was going to be a long day for Morgan Cooper (4-2 with 1.79 ERA). However, after that 4th batter, Morgan Cooper didn’t allow a hit until the top of the 7th inning, retiring 22 batters without a hit. Coach Pierce praised his ace’s turn around after the game by saying, “[Cooper] made a great in game adjustment by really pitching backwards. Going to the curveball early in the count. They’re a really good fastball hitting team, and I thought he did a really good job of mixing up his pitches to get them off the fastball.”
     
    Morgan Cooper ended the game allowing 3 ER over 6.2IP and getting 7Ks with 108 pitches.
     
    The Longhorns have had trouble giving their arms some back up on the scoreboard. No today.
     
    Texas faced the Oklahoma’s Jake Irvin (5-0 with 1.3 ERA), yet they were able to score 2 runs off the Sooners’ ace and force him out of the game after 3⅔ innings.
     
    It was a family affair in the Disch as Kody Clemens (2-4 HR and 2B) and Kacy Clemens (2-4 5RBIs and HR) had enormous offensive days for the Longhorns. The brothers together drove in 6 runs and each one of them homered.
    But it started when the Longhorns responded to the Sooners’ 2 run top of the 1st with a bit of offense of their own. The game started with Kody Clemens taking Oklahoma’s ace, Jake Irvin (), to a ten pitches. Two outs later Travis Jones (2-3 RBI and 2Bx2) doubled, one of his 2 doubles (his 9th and 10th of the season). Kacy Clemens then went on to drive in Jones to cut the Sooners lead to 1.
     
    The Sooner lead didn’t last much longer as Kody Clemens took Jake Irvin to deep left field to tie the game at 2. Funnily enough Kody unintentionally called his home run in the dugout before the at bat.  “It was funny, in the dugout, I was talking to Nolan Kingham, and I was like, ‘If you hit a fly ball over the stands that block the wind, it’s just going to go because the flags are howling.’ Then I hit it, and it felt really good off the bat. I was just hoping it would catch the wind, and it did. I got into the dugout and Nolan was like, ‘You literally just talked about that,’” Kody recalled.
     
     The game stayed tied for one more inning until the bottom of the 5th. Then the flood gates opened.
    With 2 outs, the Longhorns got SS David Hamilton (0-2 2Rs) on base with a walk. Then Kody Clemens doubled to put runners on 2nd and 3rd base with Tate Shaw (2-5 2RBIs) up to bat with 2 outs. After a fierce at bat, Shaw hit the ball right at Jake Irvin’s left ankle and it took a fortuitous bounce to the right to allow Shaw to reach 1st and Hamilton to score, giving the Longhorns a 3-2 run.
     
    But the Longhorns weren’t done.
     
    Travis Jones walked to loaded the bases with 2 outs. The team captain Kacy Clemens stepped up to the plate. Next thing the fans knew, the ball was sailing over the right field wall. People we’re on their feet. Echoes of “O-U Sucks” ringing through the air. The cheering didn’t die down until the inning was over. Kacy replayed the home run after the game, “It actually got in on me a little bit. I didn’t fully get the barrel to it, but I knew I got enough of it. Off the bat I thought, for sure double. When you’re rounding the bases, you’re looking for the ball to come down before the wall. And then it goes over. I was fired up.”
     
    At this point Oklahoma started to bring out the bench players, but the Longhorns continued the scoring into the 6th inning.
     
    Tate Shaw drove in another run when, with bases loaded, he hit it to the 2nd baseman, who wanted to throw to 1st but the 1st baseman wasn’t there. Travis Jones came up right after and hit into a fielder choice that scored another run.
     
    Morgan Cooper’s line will show that he let in 3 runs, but the 3rd came in the top of the 7th when Nick Kennedy walked in a run.
     
    Blair Henley then came into the finish out the game over the next two innings to seal the win for the Longhorns.
    When asked what Kacy thought about the season so far, he responded, “This team is weird. We know we have the pieces to the puzzle. It’s just a matter of if we come out and put them together.”
     
    The Longhorns are staring a Sooner sweeping in the face on Sunday, as Kyle Johnston takes the mound.
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    Bottom 5th:
    Tied 2-2
     
    RHP Ryan Madden is on the mound for OU. His ERA is 3.23
     
    1st up is CF Austin Todd (0-1)
    Ground ball to 3B. Throw beats him by a half step.
    1 out.
     
    2nd up is 3B Ryan Reynolds (0-1)
    Flies out to CF.
    2 outs.
     
    3rd up is SS David Hamilton (0-1)
    Hamilton walks.
    2 outs. 1 on.
     
    4th up is DH Kody Clemens (1-2 HR)
    He drives a ball to left center.
    It falls and Kody is on fire with a double.
    2 outs. Runners on 2nd and 3rd.
     
    5th up is LF Tate Shaw (0-2)
    He hits it right at the pitcher.
    It hits off his ankle and rolls away.
    DAVID HAMILTON SCORES ON THE RBI SINGLE
    LONGHORNS TAKE THE LEAD 3-2
     
    6th up is RF Travis Jones (2-2 2B x2)
    He looks at a 3-0 count and watches ball 4.
    Bases loaded. 2 outs.
     
    7th up is 1B Kacy Clemens (1-2 RBI)
    GRAND SLAM!!!!
    LONGHORNS KNOCK THE SCORE UP TO 7-2
     
    8th up is C Michael McCann (0-2)
    He knocks it into LF for a double.
    OU is changing pitchers now. Fans are alive!
     
    LHP Braidyn Fink in for relief. His ERA is 2.70
     
    9th up is 2B Bret Boswell (0-2)
    Swing and a miss for strike 3.
     
    Longhorns take the lead and then Kacy Clemens sends a ball over the RF wall with bases loaded.
    Longhorns now lead 7-2!
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    I don't think it's against the rules but I bet it's frowned upon. Send him up anyways.
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from Lukus Alderman in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from Danny Hale in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
  16. Like
    Will Baizer got a reaction from longhorn_mig in 4th and 5: [2017-04-05] Talking Current Player, Belichick, and Longhorn Greats   
    Will Baizer and Joe Cook discuss the latest news coming out of the Longhorn spring practice including what the Shackelford injury means for the interior OL, what's going on a right tackle, Lil'Jordan Humphrey starting at WR, and what Tom Herman currently has available at running back.

    We also talk a little bit about Bill Belichick coming and speaking at Texas' Coaches Clinic and talk about our favorite players and plays who are "off the beaten path."

     

     

     

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    Will Baizer got a reaction from Coot in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
  18. Like
    Will Baizer got a reaction from killerjoe in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from longhorn_mig in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from CoachEmUp64 in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from hornag in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from CCausey11 in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
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    Will Baizer got a reaction from Sirhornsalot in Practice Report and Press Conference -- 4/4/2017   
    Not a whole lot to report today since media only had 15 minutes, but here's what I have.
     
    The drills I got to see were OL driving drills, 1st and 2nd team hurry up offense, and defensive skeleton drills.
     
    For the Hurry-Up Drill:
     
    1st team offense
    QB - Shane Beuchele
    RB - Kyle Porter
    WR - Lil' Jordan Humphrey, Devin Duvernay, Jerrod Heard
    TE - Andrew Beck
    LT - Connor Williams
    LG - Patrick Vahe
    C - Jake McMillon
    RG - Elijah Rodriguez
    RT - Tristan Nickelson

    2nd team offense
    QB - Sam Ehlinger
    RB - Tristian Houston and Toneil Carter
    WR - John Burt, Collin Johnson, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps
    TE - Garrett Gray
    LT - J.P. Urquidez
    LG - Alex Anderson
    C - Terrell Cuney
    RG - Patrick Hudson
    RT - Denzel Okafor
     
    Few notes:
    Reggie Hemphill-Mapps actually lined up in the 2 back and ran the ball on a zone read
    They ran mostly pretty simple plays, like 5-wide stick, RPO's, zone-reads, and a few screens. (Perhaps when I get to a bigger screen I'll break down the plays a bit more if y'all would like).

    For defense wasn't able to really get the DL but I know:
    1's - Poona Ford, Malcolm Roach, and Chris Nelson and they move them all around the line.
    2's - DeAndre Christmas, Gerald Wilbon, and Charles Omenihu

    LBs
    1's - Malik Jefferson, Breckyn Hager, and Naashon Hughes
    2's - Jeffrey McCulloch, Anthony Wheeler, and Edwin Freeman

    CBs
    1's - Holton Hill and Kris Boyd
    2's - Davante Davis (now #18) and Eric Cuffee
    3's - Donovan Duvernay

    Safeties
    1's - DeShon Elliott and Brandon Jones
    2's - John Bonney and Jason Hall

    Nickels
    1's - P.J. Locke
    2's - Chris Brown
     
    Only a couple of updates. One, Zach Shackelford had surgery on his ankle today. Multiple high ankle sprains from what I understand. High ankle sprain tears a ligament in between your tibia and fibula. They put a wire in there, called a high-wire or something like that. All indications are that went well. Hoping to have back full speed and not having to worry about that ever again by training camp. And then, DeAndre Christmas has pubalgia. People call it a sport hernia… Google that. He’s going to finish out spring and then go get that thing fixed up in Philadelphia the week after the Spring Game.
     
    Tom Herman's Press Conference
     
    Saw some turbo tempo today. How fast are y’all pushing this thing?
     
    I think it’s really good to… man that’s an intense question… I think it’s always good to practice at that tempo because then when you want to use that tempo in a game it’s not foreign. *sirens in the background* It’s not like a fire drill out there. It’s actually practices over and over again. But again, we’re not ever going to be one of those teams that wants to run a hundred ten plays a game. We’re going to be an up-tempo team that varies the tempo to keep the defense off balance.
     
    On what he’s seen from Kyle Porter
     
    Knock on wood he’s seizing [the opportunity of not being the one hurt] right now. He was player of the game in the scrimmage Saturday. He runs hard. It’s really hard to run against our defense, and we know that. The offensive line is taking a while to adjust to that, which is good. By the time fall camp rolls around there won’t be a front or a blitz that has ever been invented they haven’t seen. Until then, it’s taking them a while. Kyle never complains, never asks for a play off, always runs full speed. He makes yards as he’s getting tackled. He never gets driven backwards. So he’s been a joy to be around this fall.
     
    On WRs
     
    That whole position group has got to get tougher. Really talented, but really not physically tough.
    I was talking to Colt McCoy out there at practice today. We were talking about wideouts, and he was ooing and aweing at how beautiful they looked out on the field, until I said they have work to do in the toughness department.
     
    Again, I won’t tell you guys anything I haven’t told my guys. These guys have heard that from me… Trust me, I’ve told the wide receivers. I’ve told Coach Mehringer. I’ve told Coach Beck. They need to get tougher, and they’re working on it. They want to.
     
    This is from a guy who’s coached wideouts for five years, so I kind of know the stereotypical personality of a wide receiver. It’s not very conducive to our culture. Coach Mehringer is getting that out of them, slowly but surely.
    I asked Colt did you ever know or be around some of those tough wideouts, and he said, “Oh yeah. Quan Cosby and Jordan Shipley. Those are some bad dudes.” And so, my challenge to our wideouts right now is go be a Quan Cosby or Jordan Shipley.
     
    On Kyle Porter being social media-less
     
    I love it. I think it’s cool any time a guy can go old school.
     
    Is he off? No social media, no Instagram, no snapchat? (Nope) Myspace? Reddit? None of that stuff?
     
    I think that’s fantastic. That’s like a unicorn these days. You don’t see a 19 or 20-year-old kid without any social media. I applaud him for that.
     
    On who needs more work and who doesn’t
     
    Not to coach speak with you, but we all need to work. Saturday was not great. We had a long team meeting today to address a lot of it. We put up ten clips on the video screen, offense and defense, of sub-maximal effort. When we’re in a live scrimmage situation it is unacceptable to give anything other than your maximum effort.
     
    We just need to keep playing, instill in them and applaud and praise those that do well, those that exemplify our culture and point out those that don’t. We need to make sure they’re being taught what the expectations are around here every single play.
     
    On defense holding an edge over the offense
     
    I’d hope it’d be that way through eight practices. I use the analogy, and Coah Orlando may disagree with me, on defense ten guys may screw up and one guy makes a great play and you’ve got a TFL or sack or whatever. On offense you can have ten guys do perfect and one guy screws up and you get a TFL or a sack.
     
    Defense is about running to the football and having a really bad attitude when you get there, taking a shot and not being afraid to miss a tackle know ten other guys are right behind you sprinting their tails off to have your back. Where offense is much more choreographed. That choreography takes a lot longer.
     
    Short answer, yes the defense certainly has had the edge here in scrimmage situations, but I’ve seen some signs of life from the offense here lately.
     
    On who’s impressed
     
    Poona Ford and PJ Locke. Those guys, you can feel it. Especially Poona Ford when he’s playing the 0-nose. Whew. He’s a handful for any center.
     
    And PJ, just from his energy and play making ability.
     
    On RTs
     
    We’ve got to find a guy who can just snatch that position. And right now they’re battling taking equal amounts of reps with the one’s and two’s. Really nobody has separated themselves. We need to find a 4th tackle. We’re working guys around with JP and some of those guys.
     
    Usually if you go into a season and you’ve got your starting five, you’ve got a back-up inside guy and a back-up tackle. So seven, maybe eight. If there’s teams out there that feel good about putting out their 9th or 10th O-Lineman out there, I want to meet them and see what they’re doing because I’ve never been around that. Even on our National Championship team at Ohio State we had one back-up inside guy and one back-up tackle.
     
    On DeShon Elliott
     
    Well he’s an effort guy. His speed has impressed me. His ability to process this defense is very complex for a guy who’s in the back end. He’s done a really good job of processing and getting better each and every practice.
     
    On B-Backer Position
     
    In order to be as multiple as we want to be from an odd front to a 4-down front to our third down package, that guy’s got to be a hybrid pass rusher, linebacker, and cover guy. He’s got to be able to take on blocks from tackles and tight-ends, but also drop into coverage and reroute a slot receiver and play man-to-man on a tight end. Those are the things that make that position so unique. I’ve been happy with how we’re progressing with the two guys there, Naashon Hughes and Jeffrey McCulloch. I’ve noticed them more as the weeks go on.
     
    On McCulloch
     
    Usually guys that are that cerebral are not the toughest cats, to be honest with you. With physicality he’s no we’re near a finished product, but he definitely not scared. He’ll throw his stuff in there and do the dirty work. That was good to see here the last few times we’ve put the pads on.
     
    On Lil’Jordan Humphrey being with the 1’s and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps being with the 2’s
     
    Reggie has got great speed and quickness. You can tell he’s played high school football at a very high level because he’s got a knack for route running and finding open windows in zones.
     
    The thing that stands out about LJ Humphrey is his size. It’s tough when that guys bodies you up if you're a corner or a safety. It’s tough to get around him.
     
    On guys coming in the summer that could make instant impact
     
    No, because I don’t know what type of shape they’re going to be in.
     
    They better be in great shape and they better have worked out and our coached better have been feeding them the information that they need, but no, I’m not that good of a prognosticator.
     
    On Bill Belichick coming to practice
     
    He is going to speak to our staff and certainly we’ll try to get him in front of our team before practice. He’s scheduled to spend a couple hours with our staff. It’s a tribute to what the University of Texas is. It’s a tribute to the guys who’ve played for us, not just at the University of Texas, but us as a coaching staff and guys who’ve gone here, the Malcolm Browns of the world, that Coach Belichick would think enough of us to want to do that. Again, it’s our privilege to give that back to the high school coaches in state. It’ll be, according to Jan Allgood, the most attended high school spring plan that we’ve ever had here, which is a testament to obviously his draw power, but also our relationships with the high school coaches and their feeling welcome to come here to Austin. 
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