AUSTIN, Texas - Jerrod Heard has the date on his mind and on his calendar. "June 3," Heard said. "Then it's showtime." The soon-to-be Texas quarterback was one of five Longhorns signees who returned to Austin to compete at the Texas Relays.
Texas takes the field for its first spring practice next week, and it has plenty it needs to accomplish under new head coach Charlie Strong. Here are a few of the many, many items on the Longhorns' to-do list for spring ball: Offensive returner ready to take next step: Hate to state the obvious here, but David Ash needs to take one big step in the right direction this spring.
Since the turn of the millennium, the Big 12 has forged a national identity of elite quarterbacking. In fact, dating back to 2000, the Big 12 had a quarterback become a Heisman finalist in every season but three.
about 155 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Now that they've signed their letters of intent, Texas' incoming recruits can officially toss their stars in the trash. They don't matter now. While such ratings and rankings are helpful throughout the recruiting process, they mean nothing once a kid sets foot on campus and joins the program.
As we wait for the start of spring ball, we'll be examining and ranking the positional situations of every team, beginning Tuesday with quarterback. Some of these outlooks will look different after the spring.
about 161 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Below, we address what signing day means for the 2014 season: Which incoming freshman QB will play most in 2014? Brandon Chatmon: Is none of the above an option? Even though the quarterback play in the league was lackluster in 2013, I don't expect any true freshman to have a major impact on the level of Texas Tech's Davis Webb during the upcoming season.
about 172 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners
Today will be the busiest of the year for fax machines. That's because it's national signing day, and recruits across the country will be faxing in their letters of intent. It's always an exciting day for college football fans.
about 174 days ago | Jake Trotter | NCF On The Trail
National signing day is now just 24 hours away. To get you ready, we checked in with our ESPN.com recruiting experts for their takes on the major storylines in the Big 12. Senior national recruiting writer Jeremy Crabtree and Big 12 recruiting reporter Damon Sayles took time from their extremely busy schedules this week to address a few questions: Oklahoma is closing strong here.
about 175 days ago | Jake Trotter | NCF On The Trail
Want to ask ESPN RecruitingNation senior analyst Tom Luginbill a question about your team? Tweet it to @TomLuginbill using the hashtag #AskLoogs. How good is jerrod heard for texas is he the next teddy bridgewater #askloogs- Zack martinez (@BIGZACKATTACK17) January 9, 2014 Texas quarterback commit Jerrod Heard (Denton, Texas/Guyer) is very, very skilled.
about 182 days ago | Tom Luginbill | NCF On The Trail
Below is sampling of today's Big 12 football chat (the full transcript is here). If you've got more to say, send it in to the Big 12 mailbag, and there'a good chance you'll see it here on the Big 12 blog on Friday: Tyler (Sacramento): Please tell me Coach (Charlie) Strong strong will start Tyrone Swoopes over David Ash.
about 203 days ago | Jake Trotter | Oklahoma Sooners