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PODCAST: Longhorn Blitz (5.9.13)

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

Click HERE to listen to this week's edition of the show

  • Jeff Howe

    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

    Click HERE to listen to this week's edition of the show

    This post was edited by Jeff Howe 11 months ago

  • Recommended listening...especially regarding the OL & off-season stuff

    Good stuff Jeff

    This post was edited by mcb0703 11 months ago

  • My stats for the week....

    Texas High School state football records owned by current and former Longhorns

    Career receiving records...

    - Jordan Shipley ranks first in receiving touchdowns (73), first in receptions (264) and first in receiving yards (5,424).
    - B.J. Johnson ranks third in receiving touchdowns (51).

    Single season receiving records...

    - Jordan Shipley ranks third in receiving touchdowns (30) and fifth in single season receiving yards (1,920)

    Career rushing records...

    - Johnathan Gray ranks first in rushing touchdowns (205) which is 59 more touchdowns than former Longhorn, Traylon Shead, who is in second place.
    - Gray ranks first in total points scored (1,232) which is 333 more points than second place.
    - Gray is also first in 100-yard games (51) which is 8 more 100-yard games than second place.
    - Gray ranks first in carries (1,218) and second in career rushing yards (10,889)
    - Cedric Benson ranks sixth in rushing yards (8,418)
    - Brock Fitzhenry ranks fourth in consecutive 100-yard rushing games (27)

    Single season rushing records...

    - Gray ranks first in 100-yard games (16)
    - Gray ranks first in rushing touchdowns (65) and second in single season rushing touchdowns (59)
    - Gray ranks third in single season rushing yards (3,888)
    - Cedric Benson ranks eighth in rushing yards (3,526)

    Single game rushing records...

    - Tyrone Swoopes ranks second all-time in rushing yards in a single game (560)

    Career passing records...

    - Garrett Gilbert ranks first in passing yards (12,534), first in passing touchdowns (137), second in career pass attempts (1,371) and second in career completions (895)
    - Case McCoy ranks third in pass attempts (1,245) and sixth in career passing yards (10,475)
    - Colt McCoy ranks sixth in passing touchdowns (116)

    Single season passing records...

    - Garrett Gilbert ranks first in passing yards (4,854), second in passing yards (4,827), first in pass attempts (556), first in completions (360) and sixth in passing touchdowns (56).

    This post was edited by Mbutler 11 months ago

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  • Jeff Howe

    You forget how prolific that Lake Travis offense was a few years ago. Good stuff, Matt.

  • Jeff Howe

    Bumping this with the new podcast getting posted tomorrow.

  • This week we will talk to Kalen Thornton on the V.I.P. Hotline. He has been a busy guy since his playing days at Texas, It should be a good interview.

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