There’s a host of storylines that emerged for the Texas football program early in spring camp that will take a while to dissect, including key absences.
The first press conference for a head coach that is as open with the media at times as Tom Herman with the Texas football program can be a great indication for where his team is at. Entering spring camp, Texas football did have some question marks with a host of early enrollees, 10 from the 2019 signing class, and some injuries lingering from this past season.
Moreover, Herman has a lot on his plate right now to figure out a number of potential question marks with limited reps and practice time to spread looks around for a host of new faces. Spring camp is a time when coaching staffs also have some chemistry to build and planning to do for summer workouts and fall camp. Since this is the most reps players will get until fall camp, it’s key to maximize the exposure.
This is an awesome time of year for college football fans considering the regular season and bowl season go by so fast and last well under half of the calendar year. Spring football games are about to start rolling around and the first round of scrimmages already began.
We do have a few weeks of spring drills before the official games begin, so there’s time to unpack some news that flies under the radar often in the initial press conferences since there’s so much to analyze in so little time.
Here’s a deeper look into the five most notable spring camp absences for the Texas Longhorns football program at the outset of practice.