The Longhorn Round-Up: 8.7.12

The Longhorn Round-Up with Hookem.com is back, tackling some of the hottest topics relating to Longhorn sports and recruiting in this weekly podcast.

This week's Longhorn Round-Up goes over Texas' fall camp, new recruiting practices and much more.

The team of Hookem.com's Jeff Howe, Austin radio veteran Matt Butler and Lifetime Longhorn, NFL veteran, as well as Longhorn football sideline reporter Rod Babers take Longhorn fans through more than an hour of nothing but Longhorn news and notes.

This week on the show, the guys talk about Texas' change of philosophy regarding offering scholarships to recruits and other recruiting notes. In addition to that, they talk about the opening of fall camp and the key areas of the team that need improvement.

Like every week there are ten quick-hitting Longhorn questions in “The Blitz”.

Plus, the guys break down Texas' games against TCU and Kansas State.

Longhorn Round-Up (89:56)

Segment 1: Recruiting Spotlight (7:11)
7:11 – The new philosophy of offering scholarships to juniors
9:16 – The evolution of Mack Brown's recruiting style
11:03 – Jeff's theory on Texas' Friday Night Lights camp and future recruiting
13:25 – Rod on his recruiting process
15:55 – What the Texas scholarship offer meant to Rod
16:44 – On recruiting kids late in the process
19:00 – Breakdown of the top players in the 2014 class
22:21 – Summary of Hookem.com's top features and there's a new member of the 247Sports Network

Segment 2: Gridiron Talk – Texas Tech and Kansas State preview (24:09)
24:09 – Nuggets from practice one
26:19 – What unit, or units, are the biggest question marks for Texas?
30:00 – Key aspects of the game that may decide Texas' season
34:27 – The main thing that needs to be accomplished in fall camp
36:03 – Jeff's take on David Ash
39:07 – TCU preview
39:39 – Will TCU or West Virginia have more success in the Big 12 in their innaugural season?
41:35 – How TCU fares against Top 25 opponents
42:58 – Breakdown of TCU
45:30 – How TCU's schedule could affect Texas
46:47 – Key returners TCU's defense
47:22 – On the mindset of TCU players
50:25 – Keys to the game and predictions
53:00 – Kansas State preview
55:20 – Kansas State's offense
56:10 – On the 2011 Kansas State team
57:42 – Kansas State's defense
58:50 – Rod on Bill Snyder's teams
1:01:18 – On playing in Manhattan to finish the season
1:02:22 – Keys to the game and predictions
1:08:18 – What are the “toss-up” games for Texas in 2012?

Segment 3: The Blitz (1:16:42)
1:17:05 – 4th and goal at the one yard line... Bergeron or Brown?
1:17:44 – What would be a good year for David Ash?
1:18:27 – What constitutes good season for Cameron Ridley?
1:19:12 – Will Texas have two or more first round draft picks in NFL 2013?
1:20:20 – Will Myck Kabongo have to play at a conference player of the year type of level for Texas to maximize their ability in 2012?
1:21:11 – Will the Texas defense have more sacks in 2012 than they did in 2011?
1:21:30 – Skip Johnson or Tommy Nicholson be the next head coach at Texas?
1:22:37 – Who was the best practice player during Rod's playing time at Texas?
1:24:39 – What has been your favorite Olympic moment from a Longhorn so far?
1:25:10 – Rod's recruiting pitch to Missy Franklin?

Segment 4: Overtime (1:26:30)
1:26:30– Bennie Wylie's inspiration for “Overtime”
1:26:47 – Rod & Jeff's “Overtime” on Carrington Byndom
1:28:18 – The Next Episode

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