News and notes from around Longhorn Nation. Vince Young returns in a new role with the university. What will he be doing?
Vince Young has a new job with the university. The new assignment brings one of Texas’ most celebrated athletes home.
It’s meant to be. Vince Young belongs in Texas. He’s always belonged in Texas. More specifically, he belongs in Austin. After all the turmoil, all the drama, all the tension, and all the depression of the past seven years, Young is back where he belongs. Possibly the greatest Texas Longhorn ever, his marriage to Texas was made more complete after he received his degree, the first in his family to receive a college degree, in 2013.
More on Young’s hiring, including a tweet from Mack Brown.
Former Texas Longhorns quarterback Vince Young, who led the team to a 2005 BCS National Championship, is back on campus, though not with the football program. Young has been hired by the University of Texas to work for its Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.
The dismissals of Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet left the depth at running back precariously thin. Fortunately, Texas received some good news on one of its heralded freshmen backs.
That had the Longhorns dealing with a bit of depth issues at the running back position, but they got some relief when the NCAA cleared freshman running back D’Onta Foreman. There were some issues with Foreman academically, but those seemed to be resolved.
A Louisville Cardinal player was not happy with the way Charlie Strong and Shawn Watson ran the offense last year. Sour grapes, or is there some validity to his complaint?
Despite catching 55 passes and racking up 855 yards, Parker said that the season was “frustrating” for him at times because the coaches “were always putting their foot on the brake.”
Check out the list of 2015 football commitments.