Chat with Sean Adams
Welcome to HornsNation! On Friday, writer Sean Adams stops by to chat about the Longhorns and everything else Texas.
Adams joined ESPN.com in 2012 after covering the University of Texas and national college football since 2001, most recently for Rivals. Each afternoon he hosts the top-rated show "The Adams Theory" on 104.9 The Horn ? ESPN Austin. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your questions now and join Adams Friday at noon ET/11 a.m. CT!
will texas mens basketball be a higher seed in the tournament next year
Sean Adams (12:37 PM)
Yes they will be but Cam Ridley making his way to Austin will mean a lot to that effort. Having a known commodity at the PG position and having an athletic big man will mean a ton to this program.
Two elite hopeful questions for ya Sean. Malcolm Brown's season last year, put put him on some future Heisman ballots. With the emergence of Bergeron, and the incoming of Gray, will that eliminate his hopes to win the award? Also, with what little you saw of Brewer, with the right maturity, can he become the next elite QB at UT?
Sean Adams (12:46 PM)
Brown has to avoid all thoughts of the Heisman. As good as he is it is debatable that he is the best running back on the Texas roster in 2012. That's no slight to him but it does give you an indication at how good the position is and will be for Texas. With the guys there, I would not expect the numbers to get to Heisman level. If you believe that a running back has a finite amount of carries, they will be more fresh late in the season and preserve their bodies for any possible post college career.
Sean really impressed with your work so far! Keep it up man!I have a feeling Texas heads into the K St game with a BCS bowl game on the line. Can Texas finally get over the K St hump?
Sean Adams (12:53 PM)
I have Kansas State being one of the push games on the Texas schedule this year. I like the Wildcats a lot. Snyder has really been good and he is about as solid a football coach as you will find. Texas will be on the bubble for a BCS birth. The good thing for Texas is that the Big 12 could easily get two births in the BCS. The problem for Texas is that three other teams (OU, WVU, K State) will have teams good enough to earn those births for the conference.
Jaime (San Antonio)
If everything comes toghether for UT, particularly QB, what do you see being their final record for football?
Sean Adams (12:57 PM)
That is two answers to me. If the QB position is average I see 9 - 3. If they get above average play then I can see 10 or even 11 wins. I think the top 4 teams in the conference (Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kansas State and Texas) are really even. TCU, in my eyes, is right behind them. Looking at the schedule, I would have Texas with 8 wins and four push games. The schedule will come down to those games.
Chris J (Houston)
Are you buying the Longhorns being an exciting offensive football team with tons of big play potetnial
Sean Adams (1:00 PM)
No. Not for a second until I see it. I see them being productive and much better than last year but I need to feel better about the QB position first. They will be boring at times because they will run the ball as well as anyone in the conference. Ask me again after 3 games. I don't have to see the QB's against OU inorder to see if they are better. Worry about winning more than excitement.
Bill (Galveston, TX)
So Iv'e got a bet with a buddy of mine, over/under 8.5 wins for the football team not counting a bowl game. Smart bet?
Sean Adams (1:03 PM)
I always suggest never betting on 18 - 22 year olds who have an enlightened view of themselves and might have a bad game because their girlfriend broke up with them. With that said, I would say the over.
Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)
Will the Teaxs Longhorns play in the College World Series in Omaha?
Sean Adams (1:07 PM)
If I had to say right now, I say no. But never bet against Augie. He is the Phil Jackson of college baseball and his teams seem to turn it on late in the year. They are getting better though for sure.
Will the Red River Rivalry be a big impact in he BCS in 2012?
Sean Adams (1:13 PM)
That game always means something big. I'm not as sold on Oklahoma as other folks are. Texas and Oklahoma are really even to me. Oklahoma has an advantage at QB but Texas has the advantage everywhere else. Again, as bad as it sounds, it all depends on QB play. There is an argument to be made that if Texas gets better than average QB play that Texas is the best team in the Big 12.
So all I hear is the concern of being two deep across the board for Texas, but can't that be solved with all the incoming recruits heading to Austin in the fall? Some of those guys can really make an immediate impact, no?
Jaime (San Antonio)
What is the latest on Su'a Cravens? Has Texas offered him? The dude can flat out ball.
Sean Adams (1:20 PM)
No he has not been offered by Texas but that does not mean he is not offer worthy. Obviously the kid can flat out ball. Texas is just a school that does not hand out offers to a mass of people. Texas has to feel like they have a real chance to land you or they don't offer.
Sam (Charlotte, NC)
Was Texas represented well at the Masters?
Sean Adams (1:27 PM)
Folks at The Masters either wear Augusta green and/or Master gear or they rep their university. I saw more than a few people with burnt orange on but also saw Kentucky, LSU, UGA, USC, Notre Dame, South Carolina and Clemson among others.
Sam (Charlotte, NC)
Is Rick Barnes personality ever going to allow him to be great at Texas?
Sean Adams (1:38 PM)
His personality might be different than Calipari's, Coach K's, or Roy Williams' but that doesn't make it bad. What Barnes has to do better is recruit guys that fit into his system and his management and coaching style. It works but doesn't work for everyone. It's just like a certain style of management at your job. People hire people that will fit. Barnes has not always recruited guys that fit him.