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June 8, 12:00 PM ET
Chat with Sean Adams

Eddie (San Antonio)

Sean, you think Texas has a chance at somehow getting Ricky Seals Jones back?

Sean Adams
  (12:19 PM)

Yes I think there is a chance. If you look at history, kids that break a pledge to one school usually end up going some place else. It takes a lot for a recruit to get to the point where they break the pledge. Once they break it, if cooler heads prevail on both sides it can happen. This is going to be tricky because of the schools that seem to be getting involved. Many of them are slanted towards hoops which could take things in a number of angles. Like I said, the original school is usually at a disadvantage but can you really ever say Texas is in that spot. Stay tuned.

Chris Leonchik (San Antonio, Texas)

Do You Think The Longhorns Have A Shot At The Big 12 In Football?

Sean Adams
  (12:24 PM)

Under my premise that Oklahoma may be a tad over-cooked with their prediction, I think the Big 12 is wide open. Texas will have the best defense in the Big 12, have a good offensive line, great running backs, really good receivers and should be put together on special teams. The one position I didn't mention is the QB spot. As cliche as it sounds, it will come down to that. Ash does not have to be great, he has to be good though. Most folks inside the program think he will be good. So yes, they would not be my pick to win it but they could. They can be in the conversation.

Bill O'Brien (State College, PA)

I have two...Is RSJ long gone, and how good of a chance do we have at landing Robbie Rhodes? Thanks in advance, Sean.

Sean Adams
  (12:27 PM)

If I had to make a choice on RSJ based on recruiting history then I'd say he is gone but this is Texas. There was a time when VY was leaning towards Kansas State and Miami (FL) too. Texas is a special place and recruits have to be blind to not see the advantages. They are never out of it. They have ground to make on on Rhodes but they do have a shot.

Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)

How will the 2012 Texas Longhorns do in College Football?

Sean Adams
  (12:28 PM)

I would expect Texas to start the season ranked between 13 and 17 but expect them to finish the season somewhere between 8 and 12. 2013 and 2014 can be special years for Texas.

Malik (Houston area)

What are you expecting from Marcus Johnson this year? Also, have you heard any good things about him so far. Thank You.

Sean Adams
  (12:31 PM)

I think the Texas WR position is in better shape than most do because I really like Shipley and think Mike Davis is going to have a great year. That being said, the Longhorns are in need for another special pass catcher or two to force their way ont he field especially when it appears that Goodwin will be wearing stars and stripes in London. Johnson and Jones will be the names you hear most when the freshmen come up. More will be learned during summer workouts and 7 on 7.

Ryan (Black Rock, AR)

What's Up, Sean. Any chance we see the Horns run some Wishbone this season. I know Georgia Tech runs it with some sucess and I would think with our three headed monster at RB it would totally dominate the Big 12's lack of defenses, plus it would take pressure off of Ash. What's your take? Thanks.

Sean Adams
  (12:34 PM)

I would not be surprised because Texas is a package driven offense for there to be inventive run packages for what could be the best running back group in the country. I don't know that it will be a true wishbone but I wouldn't be shocked to see Texas running a package out there that resembles the triple-option once or twice. This Texas team will not need to be cute because they are going to be good but I can imagine some fun packages to make some coaches drop their jaw and say, "Really?"

Jeff (Belton)

If the Freshman come in able to produce, how thin will the Horns be on the O-Line? Can we sustain an injury or two?

Sean Adams
  (12:37 PM)

This team would be much better off if those injuries came on the inside. Texas is already thin at tackle and could really go for having a solid year free of injuries.

barron tryon (dallas, tx)

I BELIEVE RICKY SEALS JONES WILL BE BACK IN BURNT ORANGE!!!!!!

Sean Adams
  (12:39 PM)

If you like it, I love it. The kid has a crazy good skill set and would be really good at Texas with hard work.

Adam (Ann Arbor)

Hey Sean, great work and give a midwest Longhorn fan some love!How big of a year is M.J. McFarland going to have? I know he's not in the Bo Scaife category for blocking and not the athlete Jermichael was but somewhere in between doesn't seem too bad to me. For the offense to click it seems like that postition is critical especially as a safety valve for a young QB. Thoughts?

Sean Adams
  (12:43 PM)

Love the Big House and you have great weather this time of year. McFarland has a shot to be really good. He has everything you want in your TE/HB position. Now he just has to go do it. Scaife also had a silly set of hands to go along with his blocking. McFarland needs to show up with a bad attitude and love for pleasing his QB and coaches and he can be a star.

Ez 28 (Davis, CA)

Do you redshirt Brewer or give him some experience in games?

Sean Adams
  (12:43 PM)

QB is one of the positions that I always say redshirt to if possible.

Jared (Chicago)

With Goodwin most likely going to the Olympics, which young receiver do you see contributing early (behind Davis & Shipley)?

Sean Adams
  (12:48 PM)

Out of the class of 2012 you have to think Johnson and Jones. Both guys can flat out ball. Which one comes in with the best atttitude, in the best shape and with the best work ethic will make the difference.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

Was it Mack Brown or Rick Barnes who said no to RSJ playing basketball at UT?

Sean Adams
  (12:53 PM)

I don't know that either took a hard line and would see no reason at all for Barnes to ever have a problem with it because football would have to assume the scholarship. My guess is that Mack Brown is not a fan of it. Two sports is different when it's football and track. Football and basketball overlap in a huge way and that's the reason why very few have ever done it will. Charlie Ward (Florida State) might be the last one to do both very well and that was 1993.

rasean (pensacola)

Who will play the best this year on texas offense and defense

Sean Adams
  (12:55 PM)

Brown at RB and Vacarro at S will be my MVP's right now even though that honor could go to a number of people on both sides of the ball.

Ken (Houston, TX)

If you were forced to pick losses right now for the Longhorns, which would games would they be?

Sean Adams
  (12:58 PM)

I don't know that I'm will to pick which games but I think the TCU, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Kansas State games are my push games on their schedule. All four will be really tough. Individually looking at the games, the Longhorns could win all four. Looking at the schedule, I have a hard time thinking they will.

Derrin (Plano, TX)

Is Auggie Garrido shaking up his staff like Mack Brown in hopes of a newer, fresher, and more productive outlook? Or was Harmon just the scapegoat, the one guy in a bad season that has to fall on the sword?

Sean Adams
  (1:00 PM)

My deal with Augie is that they have to figure out how to hit the ball. They have always recruited guys that can hit. Who am I to argue small ball when Augie has been that successful putting pressing on the defense, bunting runners around, pitching well and playing great defense. They couldn't hit and had too many injuries. Coaching can't always help that. Probably just a change in voice.

Jared (Chicago)

How do you think our o-line will be impacted by the exit of Paden Kelly and the injury to Camhron Hughes? Will Kennedy Estelle assume a larger role now?

Sean Adams
  (1:04 PM)

I think the whole pecking order on the OL just got bumped up. Now younger guys have to be ready to play. Texas A & M, USC, Ohio State, Florida Stae and many other schools have gotten it done over the last few years with young guys. Coach em up and let them play.

Sean Adams
  (1:04 PM)

I think the whole pecking order on the OL just got bumped up. Now younger guys have to be ready to play. Texas A & M, USC, Ohio State, Florida Stae and many other schools have gotten it done over the last few years with young guys. Coach em up and let them play.

Sean Adams
  (1:05 PM)

Have a great weekend and for the record, I'm saying the Heat get it done on South Beach before they get to the finals for the series everyone wanted to see with the Thunder.