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Only a short amount of time has passed since Texas was knocked out of the tournament, so it’s understandable how some observers might still think negatively of the Longhorns’ ending. However, Rick Barnes and his players vastly outperformed their preseason expectations.
At this stage, it’s hard for me to believe that a receiver prospect from the heart of Florida State territory is going to turn down the defending National Champions. But for whatever reason, John Burt is seriously considering other programs outside the state. If that holds, Texas will get their shot at the 6-3 receiver.
The story about Charlie Strong telling his players they can’t use the “Hook’em gesture” was ridiculous and petty for a coach that isn’t known for partaking in such activities. It appears that this was simply a nonstory.
I don’t think expectations for the 2014-15 season will get out of hand unless Texas lands five-star center Myles Turner. If he joins the team, then the bar is raised to final four territory.