Archive for May, 2017

2018 Texas Football Recruiting: Safety DeMarvion Overshown Commits to Longhorns

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2017 at 8:34 pm

Herman is killing it in Beast Texas. The tenth commitment for the 2018 class brings a skill set as strong as his name and he’s a top 20 consensus recruit in the state of Texas.

First I want to thank god and my family for helping me make this decision…..I have officially committed to UT #revolution18 pic.twitter.com/bihLfhrQFj

— DeMarvion Overshown (@dee_overshown6) June 1, 2017

Overshown is a rangy 6-4, 200 pound heat-seeking missile. He’s a big hitter and a sure tackler. He also has a big motor and a great ability to eat up distance laterally, plant a foot in the ground and drive on the ball.

He plays safety now, but the weight room and unlimited meals have a tendency to transform his body type radically. Todd Orlando will be able to find work for a 230+ pound athlete who maintains their safety athleticism near the line of scrimmage.

USC-Texas Football game on Fox TV

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2017 at 2:40 pm

Kick off set for 7:30 PM on September 16th

Damn those Pacific Coast kick off times !!!

The Showband Of The Southwest

Posted by    |    May 31st, 2017 at 10:12 am

The University of Texas Longhorn Band working out with Tom Herman

Tom Herman is leaving no trombone unturned.

Get Hype!

How badly does Kevin Sumlin have to win this year?

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2017 at 10:54 pm

I guess “pretty” bad.

Came across this today. Seems the Texas A&M AD Scott Woodward feels pretty strongly that Sumlin needs to win. This year. He was on Finebaum earlier today and said:

“Coach knows he has to win and he has to win this year.”

Oh.

Exactly what ‘win’ means is unclear, which isn’t a surprise.

Corch ‘em up, Kevin.

There is video here: Whoop.

TE Reese Leitao will be allowed to join Longhorns

Posted by    |    May 30th, 2017 at 4:54 pm

According to AAS writer Brian Davis

Leitao wil join his class on campus.

The much-needed TE recruit from Tulsa, OK had his prescription drug sales arrest reduced to a misdemeanor and that was apparently enough (along with whatever other due diligence they performd) for Tom Herman, AD Mike Perrin and other Longhorn administrators for Leitao to join the team.

Make no mistake, this fundamentally changes the perception of Texas football. Longhorns brass value winning like everybody else.

— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) May 30, 2017

Newsflash: Longhorn brass values winning.

Though I don’t particularly care about media and opposing fan perception in the absence of real information about the kind of person Leitao is.

I’m a bit torn here.

When a wealthy popular senior in high school exploits his gridiron star status to peddle prescription drugs so that he can play gangster and pretend at some hustler image he’d like to project, we’re now discussing a deeper, fundamental character deficit that goes deeper than the offense itself. What he did is just a sign of a deeper vacuum in his life. I’m not sure more status and an escape from real consequence is going to solve that.

Similarly, I don’t really care if Leitao’s access to a good lawyer and a favorable plea deal allows Texas to save face procedurally (don’t worry everyone, it’s only a misdemeanor). That’s gutless bureaucratic thinking.

On the other hand, the idea that a 18 year old can’t grow is antithetical to everything I believe and know about the human capacity for change. Does he view this as a come-to-Jesus moment or proof that his size and 40 time makes him bulletproof?

It boils down to the person and the total picture of what he’s really about. If Texas did their due diligence and is satisfied that he’s a fundamentally decent young man who screwed up royally, take him and piss on the critics.

If this is just procedural opportunism and the athlete took all of the wrong lessons from this episode, it won’t end well for anyone.