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.
In this week's episode of the Longhorn Blitz the guys pick their early favorites in the Big 12.
This week the guys look at the landscape of the Big 12 Conference for the 2013 season. They preview the schools that they believe are the favorites to win the Big 12 next season. They also update everyone on what they are hearing from NFL Draft experts regarding the former Texas players that are heading into the NFL.
In addition to that, D.D. Lewis joins the guys to talk Texas football. He discusses what made him such a successful linebacker at Texas as well as the NFL, talks in depth about the Texas/OU rivalry, and he compares playing in the Super Bowl to playing in the Red River Rivalry.
Jeff also updates everyone on the Longhorns most recent recruiting news which includes an interesting comparison for the Longhorns' most recent commit from the 2014 class.
Longhorn Blitz presented by Kettler Roofing (97:28)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (14:00)
15:04 – Where NFL scouts are thinking Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor and Marquise Goodwin will be drafted
15:57 – On the draft prospects for D.J. Monroe, Brandon Moore and Jeremy Hills
20:01 – Will Marquise Goodwin end up as the highest rising prospect in the draft?
23:29 – An interesting possibility for Alex Okafor
23:58 – Jeff shares a few other pieces of information he has gathered from NFL scouts on Kenny Vaccaro and Alex Okafor
26:04 – Rod explains the day he was drafted
32:47 – On the amount of returning starters for every team
34:16 – A brief overview of the Big 12 quarterbacks
36:16 – Who should be the preseason favorite in the Big 12?
40:00 – Jeff on the mindset of fans regarding Texas/OU
46:24 – Why the Big 12 Conference sets up well for Texas in 2013
47:24 – The guys pick their 2013 Big 12 Champions and they discuss TCU, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and Baylor.
Segment 2: Blue Chip Report (59:58)
60:11 – On 2015 LB Malik Jefferson's interest in Texas
60:27 – Jeff compares 2014 Texas commit Jermaine Roberts to Rod
65:46 – Jeff talks about hitting the recruiting trail in the next few weeks
Segment 3: V.I.P. Hotline – D.D. Lewis (68:43)
69:34 – He shares what he has been up to since he retired from the NFL
70:28 – How he became an eight-year NFL veteran after going undrafted
71:43 – On the lack of production of the 2012 Texas defense
73:17 – On the transformation from the John Mackovic era to the Mack Brown era
75:25 – Rod and D.D. share what they endured after being blown out by Oklahoma
78:47 – What made him successful at linebacker
81:15 – He compares playing in the Super Bowl to playing in the Texas/OU game
Segment 4: Matt’s Stats for the Week (84:46)
84:46 – Matt’s rant
85:45 – The Next Episode