Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa with Hookem.com is back again in this weekly podcast.
In this week's episode the guys talk about Mack Brown's 2013 recruiting class.
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 football talk.
This week the guys break down Texas’ 2013 recruiting class, discussing each signee and sharing their opinions on what they expect from the players next season.
They also talk about how they feel Texas’ depth chart will look in the spring at the wide receiver and offensive line positions.
Blake Munroe also joins the show to share what he encountered at the A’Shawn Robinson signing ceremony. He paraphrased the setting as “quite possibly one of the most strangest experiences I’ve ever had in my life when it comes to football”.
In addition to that, Jeff bombards Rod and Matt with national signing day related questions in the last ever version of “The Blitz”.
Also, Rod explains who is has been the most important recruit of the Mack Brown era.
Longhorn Round-Up presented by My Chihuahua Bites Salsa (73:59)
6:31 – Rod on the difference in the recruiting process now compared to his days at Texas
9:33 – Rod on being a great host of recruits
Gridiron Talk presented by Callahan's General Store (11:42)
13:06 – Matt on his trip to cover the signings of Darius James and Naashon Hughes
14:51 – Rod on his signing ceremony when he committed to Texas
16:33 – Jeff on his trip to Antwuan Davis’ signing ceremony
18:28 – On the defensive backs drafted in the Duane Akina era
20:32 – Jeff’s take on how the defensive recruits will affect the Texas depth chart
28:32 – On how taking a marginal recruit can hurt the future of a team
30:17 – On a possible recruit that could join the 2013 recruiting class
31:15 – On the re-infusion of the flex position in the Texas offense and how it could affect Jake Oliver
33:53 – Rod on the offensive linemen from the 2013 recruiting class
36:28 – Jeff on Montrel Meander
38:21 – Blake Munroe explains “quite possibly one of the most strangest experiences he has ever had in his life when it comes to football”
44:00 – Spring depth chart -- Wide Receiver
51:24 – Spring depth chart -- Offensive Line
52:38 – Rod shares how competition fuels greatness
Segment 2: “The Blitz” (59:03)
59:13 – Was Tyrone Swoopes the right choice at quarterback?
59:42 – Did it cost Texas more to not sign a defensive lineman, tight end or running back?
60:05 – Who is your favorite offensive lineman of the 2013 class?
60:47 – Which Texas de-commitment cost Texas the most in 2013?
61:19 – Which of the freshmen will have an impact in 2013?
62:12 – What was the biggest national storyline on National Signing Day?
63:05 – Where would Rod have gone to school if Texas was not an option?
63:39 – Jeff asks Matt for a random Michael Griffin story
64:31 – Will Texas be able to recover in recruiting?
66:44 – Is it more surprising that Texas signed zero five-star players or that Baylor signed a five-star player?
67:07 – How surprising is it that Texas signed less top-15 players from Texas than Ohio State?
67:45 – This Texas signing class will be a success if what happens?
Segment 3: Overtime (68:40)
68:40 – Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
68:58 – Rod’s "Overtime” on the most important recruit from the Mack Brown era
71:29 – "The Next Episode"
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