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Tom Herman’s vision for UT, Poona Ford leads by example

Posted August 31st, 2017

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Tom Herman’s vision for the Longhorns: Total Alignment

Tom Herman must win football games. In order to do that, he must be half-coach, half-CEO. The way he plans to make that work is through total alignment. Herman has his hands in nearly every aspect of the UT football program, and that’s the way it’s got to be.

Poona Ford lets his play do the talking

Poona Ford’s days as a middle linebacker ended when he met B.J. Payne. That’s when the scholarship offers started rolling in, Ford told the Austin American-Statesman’s Cedric Golden. Though the defensive tackle doesn’t speak much—head coach Tom Herman says he isn’t sure he’s heard Ford say more than 10 words since he was hired last year—his play and effort has earned him a spot as team captain.

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Texas defensive tackle Poona Ford played in nine games as a freshman during the 2014 season. (TEXAS ATHLETICS)
Texas defensive tackle Poona Ford played in nine games as a freshman during the 2014 season. (TEXAS ATHLETICS)

Beck and Mehringer no strangers to Maryland

When the Longhorns face Maryland Saturday, they can look to their offensive coordinator and receivers coach to help familiarize themselves with the Terps. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck and receivers coach Drew Mehringer each faced Maryland last season. The Terps played Ohio State, where Beck guided the offense, and Rutgers, where Mehringer was OC, in a span of three games.

Texas receivers coach Drew Mehringer answer questions from the local media about his strategy for the Texas Longhorns at the Moncrief Athletics Complex, UT campus at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
Texas receivers coach Drew Mehringer’s experience against Maryland should help the Longhorns this weekend.
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The Forty: Recruiting Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns will host a pair of defensive ends in September. Daniel Carson and Ronnie Perkins are expected to visit UT when it hosts San Jose St. on Sept. 9.

Way-too-early bowl projections for the Longhorns

The Longhorns football team enters the season ranked No. 23, and college football wouldn’t be college football without way-too-early bowl projections. Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports and SB Nation all took stabs at Bowl projections for the Longhorns. One hypothetical Texas Bowl matchup looks pretty intriguing.

The Big 12 of the Big 12

American-Statesman reporter Suzanne Halliburton ranks the dozen best players in our annual list of the best players in the Big 12. D’Onta Foreman was No. 1 at season’s end in 2016. Longhorns left tackle Connor Williams ranks fourth to start the season.

Longhorns in the NFL: Receivers score in “dress rehearsal”

Marquise Goodwin of the 49ers and Marcus Johnson of the Eagles each scored in the third week of the preseason to highlight the week of Longhorns in the NFL.

Marquise Goodwin #11 of the San Francisco 49ers poses for photo during warmups before the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 27, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
Marquise Goodwin #11 of the San Francisco 49ers poses for photo during warmups before the preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings on August 27, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Horns encourage fans to help

With the Texas coast and the city of Houston dealing with Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, some Longhorns are looking to help J.J. Watt raise money for those affected.

McCoy lends his boat to rescue efforts

Colt McCoy connected with Jordan Shipley one more time in an effort to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and its ensuing rainfall. Shipley and friends of McCoy are using the quarterbacks boat in efforts to help evacuate those stranded by the storm.

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