In this episode of Longhorn Blitz presented by Kettler Roofing, 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.
This week's Longhorn Blitz talks about where things stand with spring practice in the books.
This week the guys focus on where the program stands after spring practice. They discuss how Kendall Sanders' arrest could affect the team in the locker room as well as on the field next fall. They also share who they believe may make an impact in the passing game outside of the obvious leaders, Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley.
In addition to that, Jeff talks a ton of recruiting in this week's edition of the “Blue Chip Report”. He talks about the recruiting momentum Texas has gained in the past few weeks. He also shares who he thinks should be at the top of list to round out Texas' 2014 recruiting class.
Plus, former Texas running backs coach, Bucky Godbolt, makes his debut appearance on the show to discuss where the Texas football program stands heading into the 2013 season.
Longhorn Blitz presented by Kettler Roofing (82:06)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (12:27)
13:34 – On Kendall Sanders' arrest
14:23 – Rod on how off the field issues affects a locker room
18:58 – On the wide receivers that Texas will have for the season opener
25:15 – On the fan base's opinion of Mack Brown
27:20 – On the lack of any new story lines in spring practice
31:25 – On Texas not having a superstar player at the skill positions
34:15 – A possible reason why there was not a new story line coming out of spring practice
35:56 – On Mack Brown's statement from the 2012 Big 12 Media Days regarding the 2013 season
Segment 2: Blue Chip Report (43:41)
43:50 – On Texas gaining recruiting momentum
48:52 – On LB commits Otara Alaka and Andrew Beck
50:31 – On a common trend between most of the prospects Texas is targeting in 2014 and 2015
52:55 – On the amount of room left in the 2014 recruiting class
56:00 – Jeff shares who he thinks are the most important recruits to target for the remaining spots in the 2014 class
58:00 – On the conversation he had with Trent Dilfer about Jerrod Heard
Segment 3: V.I.P. Hotline – Former Texas running backs coach Bucky Godbolt (63:47)
64:25 – On his weekend and what brought him to tears
66:48 – His opinion on the state of the Texas football program
69:32 – On the importance of the Texas/OU game
70:35 – How he prepared his players for the Texas/OU game
71:34 – Is Texas a championship caliber team heading into the 2013 season?
73:49 – Who would he start at running back and how would he manage the current group of running backs
Segment 4: Matt’s Stats for the Week (79:30)
79:30 – Matt’s rant
80:35 – The Next Episode