Jan 6, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns president Bill Powers (left) welcomes head football coach Charlie Strong (center) at a press conference in the Centennial Room of Belmont Hall at Texas-Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for April 3, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Thursday, March 3.

Texas Longhorns Football Insiderishness: Spring Edition – Barking Carnival

There’s some good tidbits in here, including a quote from a Texas program employee who claims “Strong is always here. The coaches are everywhere and have their fingers in everything. Brown was a ghost.”

New Texas practice intensity starts with coaching staff – Burnt Orange Nation

Turns out that when Charlie Strong said that practices would be tougher, he meant extremely difficult and draining. This strategy tends to hurt teams late in the season, but Strong apparently thinks the pros (changing the culture at Texas) outweighs the cons.

Charlie Strong & the Culture of Texas Football Accountability – Barking Carnival

As has been well documented on this site and elsewhere, Strong isn’t afraid to criticize his team in a public forum. He believes, rightly or wrongly, that applying pressure on his young players through the media creates accountability and produces results. With a roster as talented as Texas’, he’s probably correct. However, there is still some “crash and burn” potential here.

Texas offers Maryland dual-threat QB Kai Locksley – Burnt Orange Nation

Apparently Texas wants to have 7,895,798,439,244 passers on scholarship.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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