Headlines and happenings from around Longhorn Nation.
Here’s a question not making the headlines this year, but should. Should Tyrone Swoopes make a positional change to maximize his talent and help this team? It might be a good idea.
This is not a knock on the guy’s talent or abilities. He is a gifted athlete. The problem is Swoopes just doesn’t seem comfortable at quarterback. During the spring game, the first-team offense really struggled with Swoopes under center. Maybe a change of scenery would benefit him. Players change positions all the time, most of the time for the better.
Vince young got the headlines, but Michael Huff was an important part of the 2005 National Championship team. He’s had a tough go of it in the NFL lately. Will he get another shot in 2014?
Huff made plenty of plays in 2005 to make people notice. He was selected as an All-American as well as winning the Jim Thorpe award for the nation’s best defensive back. Huff finished with four interceptions returned for touchdowns in his career.
Has Texas A&M taken over the state when it comes to recruiting?
The last two recruiting classes for the Aggies have been significantly better than the Longhorns’ classes, and with the current No. 3 class on rivals.com, it looks like they’ll have another better class in 2015. Meanwhile, not only is Texas A&M recruiting well, Charlie Strong’s first full class at Texas next year could be worse than the class he put together for 2014. The class is currently barely in the top 30. So by 2015, that’ll be three years of depth for the Aggies while the Longhorns could be struggling to stay afloat.
Myles Turner is in the headlines for his play this summer.
Incoming Texas freshman Myles Turner was gleefully chomping on a gold medal Tuesday night after helping Team USA win the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo. Turner had a game-high four blocks to go with five points and five rebounds in a 113-79 win over Canada in the gold medal game.