In this episode of “Longhorn Blitz”, Hookem.com's Jeff Howe, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and lifetime Longhorn, six-year NFL veteran and current sideline reporter for Texas Longhorns football Rod Babers take Longhorn fans through more than an hour of Longhorn football talk.
The guys give a full break down of the spring game in this week's Longhorn Blitz.
This week the guys recap the Texas spring game more comprehensively than anywhere else. They discuss the performances of David Ash, Tyrone Swoopes and Case McCoy, share their opinions on what they expect from each quarterback, and they break down the defense in two parts – secondary and front seven.
In addition to that, Kasey Studdard joins the guys on the V.I.P. Hotline. He shares a few great stories from his playing days at Texas, including a couple stories about Vince Young on the sideline of the Rose Bowl against USC in 2005. He also talks about the Texas/OU rivalry as well as what he has seen from the Texas team this spring.
In addition to that, Jeff gets you up to date on all the latest recruiting news and gives an update on most recent verbal commitments that Texas received in the past week.
Longhorn Blitz (93:07)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (7:45)
9:05 – Where David Ash is as a quarterback compared to last season
15:50 – On Case McCoy
19:49 – On Tyrone Swoopes
23:39 – Rod's perspective on redshirting quarterbacks
28:35 – Jeff on the Texas tight ends and Texas' two-back set
30:36 – What stood out to Matt from the Texas spring game
31:51 – Jeff shares a great story about Kendall Sanders
34:10 – On Duke Thomas' future at Texas
34:49 – On Malcom Brown and the Texas defensive tackle position
37:24 – On Shiro Davis, Bryce Cottrell and Caleb Bluiett
38:16 – On Jordan Hicks and Texas' 3-3-5 defense
39:30 – On Sheroid Evans' potential
42:06 – Rod's opinion on what Texas' secondary looks like heading into 2013
48:30 - On Manny Diaz's defense heading into the 2013 season
Segment 2: Blue Chip Report (54:20)
54:28 - On the effectiveness of Texas Relays on recruiting
57:48 - On the new 2015 commits
58:57 - On other 2014 recruits interested in Texas
60:42 - What Mack Brown has told Rod about a key to getting players to commit
63:22 - How young players are so impressionable and a Texas/Texas A&M comparison
Segment 3: V.I.P. Hotline – Kasey Studdard (69:44)
70:48 - What he is up to this offseason
71:07 - On his thoughts on Vince Young's possible future in the NFL
73:09 - On what made his offensive lines at Texas so successful
74:49 – What does he think about the way this Texas team looks?
77:23 – What brought his 2002 recruiting class to a championship level?
79:48 – What Vince Young said on the sideline of the Rose Bowl before coming back to beat USC
81:03 – What he may do after football
Segment 4: Matt’s Stats for the Week (92:57)
92:57 – Matt’s rant
94:03 – The Next Episode