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PODCAST: Longhorn Blitz (10.17.13)

On this Best of episode of Longhorn Blitz with Horns247, Horns247's Jeff Howe, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and lifetime Longhorn, six-year NFL veteran and current sideline reporter for Texas football, Rod Babers, re-visit some of the funnier and more interesting visits they’ve had with former Texas players over the past few months.

Bo Scaife shares some stories on this edition of the show.

The Best of Longhorn Blitz presented by Dr. Steven Van Wicklen D.D.S. (51:57)

Sergio Kindle
0:00 - Jeff shares why he can't call Sergio Kindle one of the best high school football players he has ever seen
1:33 – On his legendary high school career at Woodrow Wilson high school
2:40 – On his mentality when he took the field
3:40 – How he transitioned from playing alongside Brian Orakpo to being the focal point of the pass rush?
4:49 – What Will Muschamp did to help his development in the spring of 2008?

Hodges Mitchell
6:08 – He shares what he thought about Mack Brown before meeting him
7:42 – On coming back to Austin
8:48 – Rod on the environment at Jester when he lived in the dorms as a player

Bo Scaife
11:06 - He describes what the comeback against Oklahoma State in 2004 did to the team
12:17 – He tells his version of a story Rod told about them, Chris Simms and having to deal with angry fans
14:02 – He describes what the comeback against Oklahoma State in 2004 did to the team
14:42 – He tells his version of a story Rod told about them and Chris Simms having to deal with angry fans

B.J. Johnson
16:04 – On the intense nature between coaches and players during one-on-ones when he plated at Texas.
18:14 – He tells two hilarious stories from his times under the tutelage of wide receiver coach Darrell Drake

Sloan Thomas
21:20 – He tells his version of the story about him taking B.J. Johnson's spot oin the first play of the 2001 Big 12 Championship
23:22 – On the first time he learned about tailgating
24:32 – On the effect that Roy Williams and B.J Johnson had on his recruitment, as well as the impact that Chris Simms had Texas landing “The Big Three”

Jeff's rants
27:55 – Jeff’s rant following the 2012 game at Kansas
31:36 – Jeff’s rant following this season’s game against Iowa State

Nathan Vasher
33:01 – How he got his nickname “Nasty” Nate
34:04 – Jeff shares his two favorite moments from going to Texas games, both of which involved Nate
37:41 – Nate shares a story about Rod Babers
38:58 – Is he the best punt returner in school history?

Kwame Cavil
40:48 – Rod has some high praise from Kwame Cavil’s trash-talking abilities

Mike Adams
46:48 – On the 16-6 victory over Texas A&M in 1995
49:12 – On the multiple records he set while playing at Texas

Click HERE to listen to this edition of the show

  • About to hear myself after the Kansas game last year and after the Iowa State game this year to see which was the more irate version of myself.

  • Yeah, I sound equally angry on both occasions.

  • Sergio Kindle
    0:00 - Jeff shares why he can't call Sergio Kindle one of the best high school football players he has ever seen
    1:33 – On his legendary high school career at Woodrow Wilson high school
    2:40 – On his mentality when he took the field
    3:40 – How he transitioned from playing alongside Brian Orakpo to being the focal point of the pass rush?
    4:49 – What Will Muschamp did to help his development in the spring of 2008?

    Hodges Mitchell
    6:08 – He shares what he thought about Mack Brown before meeting him
    7:42 – On coming back to Austin
    8:48 – Rod on the environment at Jester when he lived in the dorms as a player

    Bo Scaife
    11:06 - He describes what the comeback against Oklahoma State in 2004 did to the team
    12:17 – He tells his version of a story Rod told about them, Chris Simms and having to deal with angry fans

    B.J. Johnson
    16:04 – On the intense nature between coaches and players during one-on-ones when he played at Texas.
    18:14 – He tells two hilarious stories from his times under the tutelage of wide receiver coach Darrell Drake

    Sloan Thomas
    21:20 – He tells his version of the story about him taking B.J. Johnson's spot on the first play of the 2001 Big 12 Championship
    23:22 – On the first time he learned about tailgating
    24:32 – On the effect that Roy Williams and B.J Johnson had on his recruitment, as well as the impact that Chris Simms had Texas landing “The Big Three”

    Jeff's rants
    27:55 – Jeff’s rant following the 2012 game at Kansas
    31:36 – Jeff’s rant following this season’s game against Iowa State

    Nathan Vasher
    33:01 – How he got his nickname “Nasty” Nate
    34:04 – Jeff shares his two favorite moments from going to Texas games, both of which involved Nate
    37:41 – Nate shares a story about Rod Babers
    38:58 – Is he the best punt returner in school history?

    Kwame Cavil
    40:48 – Rod has some high praise from Kwame Cavil’s trash-talking abilities

    Mike Adams
    46:48 – On the 16-6 victory over Texas A&M in 1995
    49:12 – On the multiple records he set while playing at Texas

    This post was edited by Mbutler 6 months ago

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  • mackryan08... Agreed. I have learned that things are most likely about to escalate once I hear or see Jeff banging on the table.

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  • Hodges Mitchell telling the story about what he thought he knew about Mack Brown back when he was be recruited cracked me up.

    Sloan Thomas' version of the story regarding he and B.J. Johnson and the opening play of the 2001 Big 12 Championship Game was good to hear too

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  • Also, this "Best of Longhorn Blitz" episode is compiled from sound that I couldn't fit into the first "Best of Longhorn Blitz" episode, as well as from the interviews that we did with guys since the first version aired.

    This post was edited by Mbutler 6 months ago

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  • I highly recommend listening to the first "Best of Longhorn Blitz" episode as well. Hilarious stuff. The link to listen to that show is below this post.

    0:48 – B.J. Johnson shares two hilarious stories from his playing days at Texas
    4:04 – B.J. tells another funny story about giving a pre-game speech to the team before the 2011 Texas-OU game
    7:52 – Aaron Humphrey on his four sack game against Texas Tech
    8:08 – Rod talks about the level of intensity that Aaron played with
    9:38 – Kasey Studdard from this past summer on the Aggies leaving the Big 12
    10:17 – Kasey discusses the mental approach that the 2005 team took to the field every week
    12:13 – Kasey shares what he heard Vince Young say before the final drive against USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl
    13:36 – Kasey on his plans for after he retires from football
    14:47 – Mike Adams and Rod talk about challenging each other to a one-on-one just a few years ago
    15:35 – Mike tells a story about racing Quentin Jammer
    16:53 – Keith Moreland explains what Coach Darrell K. Royal taught his players about football and life
    17:50 – Keith talks about the relationships that Coach Royal had with his players
    19:20 – Keith tells the story about having to tell Coach Royal that he is going to quit playing football to focus on baseball
    21:10 – Jeff's reaction after Texas escaped Kansas with a 21-17 victory last season
    29:36 – Jeff, Rod, and Matt have to call Blake Munroe to get a report from A'Shawn Robinson's extravagant National Signing Day Ceremony
    34:20 – Rod on what fueled the defensive backs who have allowed Texas to have the right to be known as D.B.U.
    35:18 – The guys discuss if they think Tyrone Swoopes should be redshirted next season.
    39:51 – Rod shares the odd questions and overall weird experience of going through the NFL Combine
    45:08 – Rod and Kwame Cavil talk about how great players develop
    47:51 – Kwame on his patented move off of the line of scrimmage and how basketball helped him improve his play on the football field
    51:26 – Kwame on what a player needs to do to play well in the Texas-OU game
    52:26 – Kwame tells the story about his first appearance in the Texas-OU game
    58:34 – Rod talks about Kwame's ability as a trash-talker
    60:44 – Earl Thomas leaves the guys with a compliment for Rod

    This post was edited by Mbutler 6 months ago

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