Open Post | Weekend, October 27th

Shane Buechele Starting: Last night, coach Herman announced that Shane Buechele will be this weekend’s starting quarterback. The announcement itself was not a surprise. As we noted last Sunday, freshman QB, Sam Ehlinger suffered a concussion and did not practice throughout the week.

Sources had previously indicated that while Buechele is the more accurate and seasoned passer, the offensive line issues had become so untenable that the staff needed a quarterback that could make something happen with his feet once the protection broke down.

Anthony Cook: Last week we posted an insider note on the donor board regarding Texas DB target, Anthony Cook. The information was a bit too sensitive to put on a public forum. However, the information has begun to come out through other sites so we’ve decided to share that report on our main board. It read as follows:

As we first reported, Anthony Cook is set to announce his decision on October 30th. He’s long been seen as an Ohio State lean. Though recently, when Will Baizer caught up with him, it was clear that Texas was surging.

In recent weeks we have felt better and better about Texas’ chances but I wasn’t quite prepared for this.

A source close to Cook tells me that while Cook’s top three were officially Texas, Ohio State and LSU, the source says that Ohio State is now running third behind Texas and LSU.

Source said that the distance is playing a factor. Cook took a visit to LSU this past weekend.

Another thing to note is that Jeffrey Okudah, the star TX 2017 DB at Ohio State is very close to Cook and Okudah hasn’t gotten as much playing time as might have been expected. I get the sense Cook has noticed that and it’s more than a bit concerning. 

Bobby Brown and Defensive Line Recruiting: As most of you know by now, 2018 DL, Bobby Brown (Arlington, TX) moved his commitment date from November 2nd to today October 27th. It is our understanding that his choice will be between OU, TAMU and Alabama and based on information we’ve gathered TAMU and OU appear to be the most likely. Andrew spoke to a source at Arl  Lamar recently and the staff there seems to think he’s leaning TAMU. Though they don’t know for sure as Brown is quiet.

However, of note, Brown’s mother mentioned that she and Brown are considering taking a trip to Texas on Monday. She mentioned it as a possibility on Wednesday night and he even after the decision was made on Thursday to move the commitment date up, she said that it is still in the works. We will see if that really comes to fruition.

Texas will have some work to do to flip Brown but there are other options.

Daniel Carson: I recently spoke with Daniel Carson’s coach. As you know, Carson has already visited Texas. Carson’s coach said that the only other visit that Carson will certainly take is a trip to Oklahoma. He added that Carson is also considering trips to Nebraska and Miami. I have spoken with sources on both the Texas and OU side and while he has previously visited both schools (Texas on a official visit and OU on a unofficial visit in the summer) neither side seems to be able to get a good read on him. But given the fact that Texas and OU are the primary schools he has chosen to visit, it certainly seems like those two are the favorites. We should know more after Carson’s high school season as his coach said, “He’s the kind of the kid that really wants to focus on the season. We’re in the playoffs and he’s focused on that.”

Ronnie Perkins: As we’ve already mentioned, sources close to Perkins indicate to us that Texas is the current leader. He will visit Oklahoma this weekend and Michigan in December. There is still a little ways to go in this one.

Josh Landry: On film, the Lamar DT and Baylor commit, Josh Landry, appears to have the twitch and the motor that makes Todd Orlando’s defense go. Do not be surprised if an offer comes at some point. I am told that the Texas staff likes Landry but they’d like to continue evaluating him. Should Texas offer, it’s hard to see Landry passing up the Horns.