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April 12, 12:00 PM ET
Chat with Sean Adams

Rasean (Pensacola )

Is Dalton Santos becoming a beast at LB?

Sean Adams
  (12:04 PM)

I think every Longhorn fans wants the answer to be yes to that question. Facts are that he seems to be reading better, getting off blocks better and has lost some weight to be quicker and more mobile. The answer to that question will not be ready until Aug. 29 when the Longhorns take on New Mexico State. He has put in the work but it has to translate on game day. Ask me again in September.

Frank (Texas City,Tx)

What player will gain the most in Kendall Sanders' absence?

Sean Adams
  (12:11 PM)

John Harris, Bryant Jackson and Marcus Johnson seem to be the three. I think you have to see where everything shakes out before you know that he will lose time. Yeah, I'm still beating the John Harris drum. Maybe it's a dream of hope. I'm a prisoner of hope.

Rolly (Los Angeles)

How many mistakes can David Ash make before the fans start to yell for Ty Swoops?

Sean Adams
  (12:16 PM)

Hell, you're asking me to rationalize fans. It could be in the first game. I think most right-thinking fans know that the longer Swoopes can sit and learn, the better it will be for him. If you are a Longhorn fan, just pray for Ash to have a great start. BTW, I think he will.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

With Kabongo now officially gone, do you think Yancy-Harris is capable of providing leadership and production right away at this critical position, in a crucial year, for Rick Barnes at Texas?

Sean Adams
  (12:20 PM)

The jury is out on whether Yancy-Harris can do that much that early. Yes, it is a very crucial year for Barnes. The complete roster turnover year after year can't make him feel good.

Jose (Austin, TX)

I heard you on your show say that you predicted nine wins after the spring game. Wasn't that down from your pre-spring practice prediction?

Sean Adams
  (12:33 PM)

Yes it is down. I think Texas has the talent to play really well. Istill see a team that does not play as hard and with as much passion as the best teams in the country. Texas, quite frankly should be really mad and working towards resolution. Players are still getting in trouble. When I stop hearing that players are having words because focus is being take away from the team, I'll change my mind.

Adam (Ann Arbor)

Hey Big Sean, how much does Shiro Davis see the field this year? Are Cobb's days numbered? He just seems way too talented that we can't find a place for him. If nothing else, he should team with Santos to be one of the best special team gunning units.

Sean Adams
  (12:38 PM)

I think Davis sees the field a lot this year, and he is a guy that needs to get experience because Texas will rely on him in 2014.

George (Round Rock, TX)

Why is everyone writing off Malcolm Brown?

Sean Adams
  (12:40 PM)

I assume you mean because all if the love is flowing towards Gray. I don't know that people are writing Brown off, but they are dumb if they do. Brown is going to have a really good year.

Lake (Stanton, TX)

Does Texas Tech have a shot to beat Texas on Thanksgiving?

Sean Adams
  (12:41 PM)

I don't mean this bad at all, but no. Texas Tech has a lot of work toput in and talent to procure before the Red Raiders will be ready to beat Texas in Austin.

Nate (Austin)

What do you think expectations are for Barnes next year? I've defended him to a fault for years but now it seems he is losing the team. My fear is things are only going to get worse.

Sean Adams
  (12:41 PM)

This year is huge for Barnes. His roster has basically turned over again. This kind of turnover is a recipe for disaster. This year is huge for him.

Frank (Texas City,Tx)

With the SEC recruiting Texas harder than ever, will the Longhorns be elite again?

Sean Adams
  (12:42 PM)

Yes, stop worrying. The SEC is the elite conference, but they can't keep Texas from being elite. The program is too "big time" for that. They have to do a better job of being reflective of who they are and what they do, but they will.

DarkJ (Fort Worth)

If Swoopes is the future, how do you get the other young QBs to stay? Which one would you pick to leave?

Sean Adams
  (12:47 PM)

I never want to pick a kid to leave, but like many other people think, Overstreet could desire a position change to be on the field. Transferring schools is not an exact science and is a risky proposition.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

Do you think Jeffcoat and Hicks will step up and become the stars many predicted they would be after signing with Texas? Or will this season punctuate a career of what ifs for the two young men?

Sean Adams
  (12:48 PM)

I think both have really good years, providing they both stay healthy. Health is an issue with both. If they stay healthy I think both are stars.

Risto (Work)

In terms of the new recruiting style we have, which is very risky I think, in taking guys before completing their junior years, do you think Texas will stick to its guns on honoring scholarships? I feel like we're throwing out offers like candy on Halloween (like Alabama) and I know we will get to a point where we have to potentially pull offers. Thoughts ...

Sean Adams
  (12:50 PM)

Most coaching staffs, Texas included, hand out offers with communication on numbers and how many players are being taken at certain positions. Some players know Texas is handing out four offers while only taking two or three. As long as the coaching staff communicates, I have no problem if a kid takes too long and a scholarship is no longer available.

ChrisJ (Undisclosed)

After watching some of the spring game, I am excited about the potential of this Texas offense. I thought all four QBs had their moments, but I believe that Texas' top 3 should be Ash, Brewer, and Swoopes. I understand why Case is No. 2 because of experience. I like Overstreet's athleticism, but I think the other guys are ahead of him. What are your thoughts? (By the way nat'l champs 2013 ... saving college football from the SEC)

Sean Adams
  (12:53 PM)

The offense is not the issue for this team. The fact that a lot of folks are blaming Harsin, Applewhite and the offense for the team's woes last year is laughable.

Rolly (Los Angeles)

How awesome will J. Gray, Brown, and Bergeron be? That's some serious firepower.

Sean Adams
  (12:55 PM)

That's a huge amount of firepower. The hope has to be that Applewhite will use them some together and apart but in the same roles. Building packages for certain players gets predictable in about five minutes. I think Bergeron becomes the short-yardage back, but he is very talented in his own right.

adrian (rgc,tx)

How's the baseball team doing?

Sean Adams
  (1:00 PM)

The baseball team is not doing well. 18-13 and a losing record in conference is not good. They still can't hit. Augie's teams usually get better over the course of the year, and that is the only hope for this season.

raul (rio grande city)

Sean, are the recruits feeling good about Texas? The Horns have been getting some over the past two weeks.

Sean Adams
  (1:02 PM)

Allow me to sound cliche, but Texas is still Texas. They are having to work a little harder now based on outside factors that they can't control. They'll be fine and will always be fine. Hard work is good for everyone. Texas has been mobile in their efforts and it will pay off.

Sean Adams
  (1:04 PM)

Thanks for all of the great questions. All of the guys from HornsNation are available to you. Just shoot us a question.