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 talk spring football in this episode of the Longhorn Blitz.
They discuss what they have heard and seen from Texas’ spring football practices, and go into detail on David Ash’s performance thus far. They also update everyone on Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor and Marquise Goodwin leading up the Texas Pro Day.
In addition to that, Nathan Vasher joins the guys to talk about the Texas football program and being back in Austin.
Plus, Jeff gets everyone up to date on Texas’ first sophomore day in the “Blue Chip Report”.
Longhorn Blitz presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (81:15)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (6:27)
8:35 – On Kenny Vaccaro’s current draft status and how his play translates to the NFL
13:50 – On the importance of Alex Okafor’s Pro Day
14:11 – What Marquise Goodwin told Rod after the NFL Combine
16:56 – Can Alex Okafor fit into a 3-4 system?
18:56 – On the upcoming scrimmages and Spring Game
22:00 – Rod shares one factor that increased the intensity at practice when he played at Texas
22:40 – On David Ash’s impressive performance in spring practice
25:00 – Has Ash developed to the level of player that can go out and win games for the team?
29:35 – Does David Ash need a signature victory to earn the fan’s confidence?
33:37 – Info from Texas’ practice on Tuesday
35:08 – mackryan08…. What are Rod’s most fond and least fond memories from playing at Texas?
Segment 2: “Blue Chip Report” (42:48)
42:57 – On the players visiting Texas’ upcoming sophomore day
45:28 – On the NCAA shelving the unlimited contact rules
46:24 – On Alabama offering around one hundred scholarships for the 2014 class
49:31 – On Julius Randle’s decision to join Kentucky’s heralded 2013 class
50:35 – What Rod would do to revitalize the Texas basketball program
53:15 – Can Texas basketball still attract top talent?
Segment 3: V.I.P. Hotline – Nathan Vasher (61:57)
62:37 – How he got his nickname “Nasty” Nate
63:00 – Jeff shares his two favorite moments from going to Texas games, both of which involved Nate
64:17 – What he is doing now after the NFL
65:15 – He explains the camaraderie of being a part of “DBU”
61:33 – He explains the difference between approaching a game as a player and as a coach
67:33 – What kind of a team does he expect to see at the Spring Game?
68:28 – Rod explains how Nate was a revolutionary type of player
60:52 – He compares the Texas program from his playing days to its current state
62:08 – Nate shares a story about Rod Babers
63:19 – Is he the best punt returner in school history?
Segment 4: Matt’s Stats for the Week (78:50)
78:50 – Matt’s rant
80:00 – The Next Episode