May 6, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant speaks after receiving the 2013-2014 MVP trophy at Thunder Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for May 7, 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 Wednesday, May 7.

Watch Kevin Durant’s powerful, emotional MVP acceptance speech – USA Today

Former Longhorn forward Kevin Durant was officially named NBA MVP yesterday. At his press conference, he thanked his mother, or as Durant referred to her, “the real MVP.”

QB Guru George Whitfield on Longhorns Jerrod Heard, Tyrone Swoopes, Shawn Watson and QB at Texas – Barking Carnival

Too often, the so-called “Quarterback Gurus” are nothing more than glorified high school coaches. However, George Whitfield is among the few deserving of praise and respect for the work he’s done with signal callers.

2016 five-star QB Jacob Eason recaps visit to Texas – SB Nation

Speaking of quarterbacks, here’s another that may end up in Austin. Jacob Eason is a 6-5, pro-style quarterback who participated in Elite 11 this year.

Five to watch: Texas’ missing pieces – ESPN

Given the lack of depth at their respective positions, no injured non-quarterback is missed more than linebacker Jordan Hicks and guard Kent Perkins.

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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