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Coal Harbour

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  1. Extremely raw. You can go to YouTube and watch the full game vs. La Marque last season.
  2. I thought Kingham had good stuff today. The third inning was more about location as he was getting ahead 0-2 to most hitters, just caught too much of the plate with pitches after that. Tenn Tech is a good team, but not impossible to get this to a deciding game 3 if Horns take care of business today.
  3. I've learned over the years to ignore TE signings or verbal commits. The position has turned into a "big WR" that is dependent on matching up with undersized slot CB's. Very rarely can a versatile TE put his hand on the ground in a spread offense or tight formation and be an above average blocker. That is why the NFL draft's best TE's are usually guys you haven't heard of. Andrews of OU thrived in college, but fell in the draft b/c of a lack of athleticism and below average blocking technique. Hopefully, UT has a plan for this position and this young man can help, but I'm going to take a wait and see approach based on today's college football trends.
  4. Under the radar move judging by the lack of posts, but a huge addition for the Horns. I'm in the Daniel Young camp as a lead back, but Watson has terrific hands and the RB room needed a veteran badly. Carter's inability to hold onto the football made this type of addition necessary. Ingram may provide an impact his freshman season, but Watson and Young both do the little things well and if both stay healthy, this should be the best shape the UT backfield has been in dating back awhile. Hook em!
  5. Sky is the limit for Vander Esch. Has uncommon size and length and is so comfortable in coverage. Now that this his job 24/7, he should continue to get stronger. I think there will be packages and situations where he will start year 1 as Dallas rolled out several 3 LB sets last season instead of the nickel back. Connor Williams must prove that he is pre-injury productive; if so, he will move inside to OG and Collins can stay at OT with FA Cameron Flemming as the swing backup at both OT spots. On the fence on Gallup. He may flash year 1, but don't see consistent production of any kind. I like his ability to separate quickly vs CB's, this should help his maturation greatly and unlike many other WR's taken ahead of him, has reliable strong hands. Only time will tell, but hoping 4 or 5 of these kids stick.
  6. I love the Vander Esch pick from Dallas. This is the player I hoped would be there and the Cowboys didn't get caught up in the "we need a WR" narrative and pick from a group that don't belong in the first round. Evans from Bama would have been fine, but I believe Vander Esch is much better in coverage which is where the league is headed. I've read that some are concerned about Vander Esch's strength, the same was said about Sean Lee coming out of Penn State. Once this is his job 24/7, strength won't be an issue.
  7. Dallas and Seattle talking Earl Thomas to the Cowboys for a 2nd round pick (50). Seattle apparently has agreed, but Dallas is wanting to see if they can work out an extension with Earl before consummating the trade. Earl would be the first true star in the secondary that the Cowboys have had since Darren Woodson. I hope Earl is coming home. Hook em!
  8. I'm just not sure this offense can be explosive enough to challenge for a Big XII Championship. Both QB's don't push the ball vertically as evident by the Yards/Attempt being 7.0 or lower for both last season. This means that the offense can afford no mistakes and most likely sets up multiple 3rd down conversion attempts to maintain possession. A running game would help, and I do believe Daniel Young is a good player, but the OL is still suspect unless Anderson and Grandy become top flight starters. I think the defense will be good, as Orlando's scheme is the closest in the conference that resembles a NFL type scheme. UT has recruited that side of the ball very well, I just hope its not wasted with a poor offense.
  9. OU had an outstanding weekend via the verbal commits from top flight recruits. Texas, Texas A&M and OU should rule the lone star state for awhile, but UT better start producing wins on the field or momentum can stop. Hoping for 9 wins this year and that should show recruits that things are headed in the right direction.
  10. I hate to be "that guy" and I apologize if the content is embedded in another thread, but the lack of Spring practice reporting by this site is surprising and leaves me having to look to other sites and newspaper outlets for practice news. I love HornSports, but I'm certainly disappointed this time of the year.
  11. History has shown you must have a generational type QB if the OLine is just above average or a game manager type behind a top 5 OLine with playmakers around the QB. UT has neither scenario working in its favor. Consistency on offense will continue to be a struggle and despite the best efforts of the defense, UT will more than likely drop a few games this season, but remain in the Big XII race b/c of the average nature of the conference.
  12. The biggest plus for me is that he plays multiple positions on offense, which shows he has ball skills. Today's LB's vs. spread offenses need to be good in space and he looks very comfortable in space judging from the video. Nice pickup for the Horns.
  13. I respectfully disagree. Before the knee injury, Glass was the best player in the class. There was no comparison in athleticism between Porter and Glass as the latter was a couple of tiers above Porter. Glass wasn't the same runner last season coming off the knee injury, but as the season progressed, started to close in on his previous form. I think with another off-season removed from the injury, people will once again see what all the buzz was about. Glass has a chance to be special IMO and hope UT lands the young man.
  14. A name to file away for 2019 is Pearland DE Gilbert Ibeneme. I was really excited to watch him last season after he worked his way into a talented front for Pearland his Sophmore year. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL in the first game of the year last season on the first series vs Manvel. He is an athletic 6-3 255 and is very raw with freakishly long arms. I would predict that he would gain momentum as the 2018 season progresses as there will be more game film on him and should be a popular target for schools looking to add a DE. Just a name to file away.
  15. I feel for the young man. He loves Texas, but needed to make the decision to be closer to family. Good luck in the future.
  16. I've had the opportunity to work numerous Katy games over the last couple of years. The young mans first step is elite and its every play, not just his highlights. Ojomo was doubled and tripled on almost every play and pushed the pocket back countless times disrupting the pocket. The only question is can he maintain his explosiveness and add about 20 lbs. This is a terrific pick up for this staff. Hook em.
  17. I really liked the energy the team played with last night. I always remember Mack Brown talking about how important having Bowl practices were; therefore, I hope this gives the team a little momentum heading into the off-season.
  18. Championship weekend was outstanding as I was fortunate to call Manvel v Highland Park and Cy-Fair v Midway. My takes from the weekend: Manvel v Highland Park was as entertaining of a football game as I've seen. Highland Park QB John Stephen Jones just wouldn't let HP go away as his ability to extend plays was amazing. Tremendous poise, especially after being sacked 7 times in the first half. WR Cade Saustad of HP should have multiple offers as it was impossible for Manvel to match up with his 6-5 200 frame as Manvel tried 3 different defenders trying to match up. Manvel displayed class and may have impressed more fans of high school football with how they handled themselves in defeat, especially QB Kason Martin. Watched Carthage RB Keontay Ingram from field level as I wanted to see the UT verbal commit up close and he didn't disappoint. Ingram has a frame that can add weight with no problem and he is such a smooth strider when carrying the rock. The defensive line for Pleasant Grove made life miserable for WOS as the Mustangs simply couldn't block them which allowed the MLB to run free and make plays all night, which resulted in him winning the Defensive MVP. Might want to take his DL out for dinner. College Station QB Marquez Perez was the quickest player I saw all weekend. I don't know what position he will play in college, but he is electrifying. The worst moment of the weekend was Lake Travis QB Matthew Baldwin (Ohio St.) dropping back to pass on the first play of the game and having his right leg buckle and falling to the ground. He was hurt vs. Katy in the State Semi-finals and in hindsight, shouldn't have played vs. Allen. I wish the young man the best in his recovery. I would have lost the bet of Cy-Fair being the school from the Houston area to win a State Championship. Midway couldn't have played worst, but give the Bobcats credit for taking advantage of those mistakes.
  19. Westlake turned the ball over 3 times (1 int, 2 fumbles)as Cy-Fair continues to be one of the best tackling teams in the Houston area. The Bobcats won't wow you when they take the field, but ILB's Atkinson and Bobo are very good and have a shutdown CB in Hallett. Katy had to many exchange issues between center and QB under center and in the shotgun. Combine that with a dropped pass in the endzone, that spelled doom for the Tigers despite the good day by RB Deondrick Glass. Lake Travis made plays when they needed to and didn't let the conditions effect them as much.

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