Wide receiver Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (5) of the Manvel Mavericks runs after the catch against the North Shore Mustangs in the first half on Friday, September 4, 2015 at Galena Park ISD Stadium in Houston, TX.(For the Chronicle / Thomas B. Shea)

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

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Bohls: Which position group could be the best in Texas school history?

Posted August 23rd, 2016

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Later today, Kirk will release his 9 Things and One Crazy prediction column, but here are a couple Bevo-tinged tidbits from that upcoming column:

On a position group that could be the best in school history:

“This really could turn out to be the best wide receiver crop in school history. It wouldn’t surprise if Armanti Foreman and Jacorey Warrick could lose out playing time to youngsters like John Burt, Collin Johnson, Devin Duvernay, Davion Curtis, Lil Jordan Humphrey and Reggie Hemphill-Mapps even though Foreman’s an upperclassman and Charlie Strong brags on the little-used Warrick more than any other player since he arrived at Texas. As for the offensive line, if Zach Shackelford isn’t ready for Notre Dame, I’d move sophomore Patrick Vahe to center and put Patrick Hudson at his guard spot.”

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Offensive Coordinator Sterlin Gilbert works along the sidelines during the 2016 University of Texas Orange-White Game April 16. 04/16/16 Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Offensive Coordinator Sterlin Gilbert works along the sidelines during the 2016 University of Texas Orange-White Game April 16. 04/16/16 Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

On Sterlin Gilbert’s decision to call plays from the sidelines:

“Texas’ Sterlin Gilbert may not be the first offensive coordinator in college football history to call plays from the sidelines. After all, he’s a product of the Art Briles’ family tree at Baylor, and Kendal Briles uses that approach. So did then-OC Philip Montgomery in his early years in Waco before eventually going up to the press box and then becoming head coach at Tulsa. Briles called the plays well, obviously from the field. But it didn’t work well at Ohio State last season when offensive line coach/offensive coordinator Ed Warinner stayed on the field to call plays and finally moved up to the press box along with Tim Beck after offensive struggles the first half of the season. Warinner was since switched to tight ends coach/co-OC and will be in the box this fall. I completely get why Gilbert wants to be on the field to better communicate with his quarterback and others, but it will be interesting.”

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