In this episode of Longhorn Blitz with Horns247 presented by Kettler Roofing, Horns247's Jeff Howe, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and lifetime Longhorn, six-year NFL veteran and current sideline reporter for Longhorn football Rod Babers take Longhorn fans through an hour of Longhorn football talk.
This week the guys talk a lot about the cohesion that is formed during off-season workouts. Rod shares a lot of stories from the legendary one-on-one workouts he had against Roy Williams, B. J. Johnson and Sloan Thomas. He also explains why there is such intensity at the player organized off-season workouts.
They also discuss how leadership is formed in the locker room and who may be the prime candidates to earn the leadership role on the 2013 team.
And this week the guys catch up with lifetime Longhorn Mike Adams on the V.I.P. Hotline. He discusses the transformation of the Texas program from when arrived on the Texas campus to when he went to the NFL as a two-time conference champion. He also explains why he chose to become a Texas Longhorn and he shares a few good stories from being a part of the Texas program.
Longhorn Blitz presented by Kettler Roofing (60:13)
Segment 1: “Behind the Burnt Orange Curtain” presented by Callahan's General Store (8:32)
9:42 – Rod explains the competitive and confrontational nature of off-season workouts
10:43 – Rod shares a story about a heated confrontation he had with Roy Williams on the practice field
12:50 – Rod explains how the players regulate fights between teammates
14:43 – Rod explains why there is such of an intensity surrounding off-season workouts
15:55 – Why the summer workouts this season may be more beneficial than the past two seasons
18:00 – What class is the foundation of this year's team
19:03 – On the leaders of this year's team
20:27 – Can Mason Walters be the leader of the offensive line?
22:45 – Jeff shares who he thinks will become big leaders on the 2013 team
23:37 – Rod explains when leadership is developed
25:54 – Rod explains the off-season when they focused on shedding the label of being soft
27:42 – How Texas could have used other approaches in key games in years' past
Segment 2: V.I.P. Hotline w/ guest Mike Adams – (33:39)
34:09 – A few of his accolades from his playing days
34:50 – On coaching for the Manor Mustangs
36:08 – Rod brings up challenging Mike to a one-on-one session while they were back at Texas as students in 2007
36:56 – Mike shares a story about Quentin Jammer that he has never told anyone
38:14 – On how he saw the Texas program transform during his playing days
40:05 – On the 16-6 victory over Texas A&M in 1995
42:07 – He evaluates the receivers he saw play for Texas last season
45:25 – On what the Texas/OU rivalry means to him
47:30 – On the perception of Texas while he was being recruited and why he came to Texas
49:20 – He tells his recruitment story
52:33 – On the multiple records he set while playing at Texas
Segment 3: Matt’s Stats for the Week (57:50)
57:50 – Matt’s rant
58:55 – The Next Episode