The Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa with Hookem.com is back, tackling some of the hottest topics relating to Longhorn sports and recruiting in this weekly podcast.
The team of 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 nothing but Longhorn news and notes.
This week on the show, the guys talk about the detailed reports Hookem.com has gathered from the practices and scrimmages from fall camp. There is also a ton of talk about the Texas quarterback competition, including some great insight from Rod regarding his playing days during the Major Applewhite/Chris Simms era.
Like every week there are ten quick-hitting Longhorn questions in “The Blitz”.
Plus, Jeff keeps everyone up to date on all the recent recruiting news for the 2013 and 2014 classes.
Longhorn Round-Up pres. by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (1:20:25)
Segment 1: Recruiting Spotlight (8:08)
8:45 – Cole Luke narrows his list to three teams
9:34 – What would be Rod's recruiting pitch to Cole Luke if he was a Texas coach?
11:48 – Where Texas stands in the Ricky Seals-Jones recruitment
14:18 – Update on the 2014 defensive backs (Jamal Adams, Nick Watkins)
16:15 – 2014 DL Soloman Thomas update
17:29 – Jeff on Tyrone Swoopes after watching him practice this week
19:30 – Jeff on the type of college quarterback Tyrone Swoopes can be
Segment 2: Gridiron Talk (24:44)
24:44 – Conversation about where the quarterback competition between David Ash and Case McCoy is twelve days before the season opener
28:43 – Is there a possible scenario for both quarterbacks to play significant snaps at the same time?
31:50 – Rod explains the split locker room during the Chris Simms/Major Applewhite QB controversy
33:57 – How Major and Chris dealt with having teammates who were not on their side
36:11 – Could the 2012 Longhorns team have a similar split locker room situation regarding who should be the starting quarterback?
40:51 – A non-football factor that could affect the quarterback battle
41:44 – Jeff's take on where the leadership will come from on the offense
43:01 – Why has the QB battle has stayed so close?
45:28 – One trait Case McCoy possesses which is superior compared to David Ash
49:52 – What are the biggest surprises on offense through fall camp?
53:56 – What are the biggest disappointments on offense through fall camp?
56:37 – What are the biggest surprises on defense through fall camp?
1:02:02 – On Texas' fifth defensive back
1:03:41 – Another true freshman that could be an impact player that no one is talking about?
1:04:49 – The importance of special teams in regards to developing players
Segment 3: The Blitz (1:08:03)
1:08:26 – Will Case McCoy take a snap as the first-team quarterback in the first half of the Wyoming game?
1:08:48 – As of today, the Longhorns are legitimately seven-deep at wide receiver?
1:09:24 – Which Longhorn will take the first “wildcat” snap of the season?
1:09:56 – Will Texas' tight end position grade out better than C- overall by the end of the season?
1:10:54 – Will Marquise Goodwin lead the nation in yards per reception this season?
1:11:19 – Will Johnathan Gray lead the Texas running backs in scoring?
1:11:59 – Barring injury, the current offensive line will remain intact throughout the entire season?
1:12:29 – Will Texas led the nation in turnover margin this season?
1:13:32 – Are there any question marks on the Texas defense?
1:13:57 – 4th quarter, down by six, two-minute warning.... Does Rod take Chris Simms or Major Applewhite at quarterback?
1:14:35 – Jeff's bonus question for Matt, courtesy of Craig Way.
Segment 4: Overtime (1:17:19)
1:17:19– Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
1:17:37 – Jeff's “Overtime” on the 247Sports network
1:19:14 – The Next Episode