Open Post | Tuesday, March 26th

2020 RB Bijan Robinson | Update
– Super K

2020 RB, Bijan Robinson (Salpointe Catholic HS, AZ) is one of the best running backs in the country.

I had a chance to see Robinson a couple months back and very well put together RB who comes from an athletic pedigree. His father played at Arizona. His grandfather happens to be a PAC 12 official.

Robinson’s head coach, Dennis Bene tells me that he and two assistant coaches from the Salpointe Catholic staff will accompany Bijan on an unofficial visit to Texas for the April 13th Spring game.

The visit will be an unofficial visit. That’s pretty significant given the fact that some of the other schools he’s interested have not and according to his mother, will not, receive an unofficial visit.

He will be accompanied by his Salpointe Catholic teammate, 2021 offensive tackle Jonah Miller, who unofficially visited for a junior day earlier this year.

I’ll have more on Robinson soon.

A one two punch of Bijan and Zach Evans could be quite devastating.


Josh White | Trending
– Super K

Going into this recent LSU visit, I felt the battle for 2020 LB, Josh White (Cypress Creek) would end up being a Red River Battle.

In fact, just last week Josh told me he was trying to decide on whether to attend the Texas or OU Spring game.

I checked in with Josh today and it sounds like he may not be attending either.

LSU made quite the impression, he tells me.

It’s something that isn’t necessarily out of the blue, as Josh’s mother’s family is a Demas (he’s related to Demond Demas) and they’re from Louisiana.

In fact, the first time I spoke with Josh he mentioned growing up a bit of an LSU fan.

He said about the LSU visit that outside of liking LSU, in general, as a program, he feels like there is a real need at his position.

You can bet that Texas and OU are going to continue to fight but right now this one is trending in a different direction.

I will note that Josh is undecided about when he wants to announce. He said it could be soon or he could wait until the end of the school year.

Obviously, the longer he takes, the better it is for other programs like OU and Texas to restablish themselves in the fight.


Jahari Rogers | Spring Game Visit
– Super K

In what is a bit of a surprise, 2020 DB, Jahari Rogers (Arlington) who had originally told me he would be at the OU Spring Game, has informed that he has decided to instead attend the Texas Spring Game.

As you know, Rogers is an OU legacy and I’ve always felt the Sooners would be tough to beat in this one.

I’d still say they are the team to beat, but it would be naive to think that this isn’t an advantage for Texas, especially given the fact that Rogers will likely announce before the season.

It’s very clear to me that Herman, Jason Washington and Rashaad Samples are doing some serious work here.

Rogers, unsolicited, offered these thoughts on his relationship wish Samples, “A lot of credit goes to coach Samples because coach Samples, I’ve been talking to him since the beginning of my junior season. I’ve always had a tight relationship with him. He really can’t see me or anything but that on campus recruiting, I felt really tight with him. Coach Samples takes things to whole other level when I stepped on campus. As soon as I got out the truck he was there. He makes it special”.

Other schools to watch here are LSU, Baylor and TCU.

I maintain this one ends up being a Red River Battle and it’s looking closer than I perhap would have expected.

We should know much more after these April visits as Rogers will visit both Texas (again, Spring Game) and OU for a practice.


Spring Practice Notes | March 25, 2019
– CJ Vogel

Spring Break is over and practice is BACK! Let’s dive into some notes.


The offensive depth charts remained the same for the most part. Some minor changes depending on who entered the team period as a substitute.

First Team Depth Chart:

QB: Sam Ehlinger
RB: Keaontay Ingram / Daniel Young
X: Malcolm Epps
Y: Joshua Moore
Z: Brennan Eagles
TE: Cade Brewer
LT: Sam Cosmi
LG: Tope Imade
C: Zach Shackleford
RG: Derek Kerstetter
RT: Denzel Okafor

Second Team Depth Chart

QB: Casey Thompson
RB: Kirk Johnson/Jordan Whittington
X: Bru McCoy
Y: Jordan Pouncey
Z: Al’Vontae Woodard
TE: Reese Leitao/Jared Wiley
LT: Reese Moore
LG: Junior Angilau
C: Rafiti Ghirmai
RG: J.P. Urquidez
RT: Christian Jones


Same goes for defensive depth chart

First Team Depth Chart:

DL: Malcolm Roach – Gerald Wilbon – Taquon Graham
BLB: Joseph Ossai
Mac: Ayodele Adeoye
Rover: Jeffrey McCulloch
NB: BJ Foster
CB: Anthony Cook / Kobe Boyce / Jalen Green
FS: Caden Sterns
BS: Chris Brown

Second Team Depth Chart

DL: Jacoby Jones – Moro Ojomo – Jamari Chisholm
BLB: Byron Vaughns
Mac: Walk-On
Rover: Caleb Johnson
NB: Josh Thompson
CB: D’Shawn Jamison / Donovan Duvernay
FS: Montrell Estell
BS: Demarvion Overshown


Some notes:

Injuries:
– LB De’Gabriel Floyd
– DE Marquez Bimage
– WR Collin Johnson
– CB Anthony Cook
– DT Keondre Coburn

– Today was the least accurate we have seen the quarterbacks during the media period so far during Spring Practice. That is in large part due to the constant drizzle during practice which caused the balls and field to be slippery.

– Sam Ehlinger returned from his vacation to Cabo and immediately came back to work, being the first to-and-from stations and being very vocal in the process.

– To hint on the inaccuracies by the quarterbacks today, Ehlinger missed badly on a deep post to Joshua Moore and Roschon Johnson missed high on a dig-route, both during the routes-on-air period. Both misses indicate slipperiness in the ball.

– John Burt is still with the Track & Field program.

– Collin Johnson was suited up but once again did not participate in practice due to his knee injury.

– Devin Duvernay was active on the practice field. He did not run with the 1’s during the team period, but was indeed running routes on air in the next period.

– The tight ends worked on blocking during their individual period. This has been something that has been stressed a ton during the practices I have attended. I have yet to see the tight ends join the wide receivers and quarterbacks during the routes-on-air period.

– Offensive line coach Herb Hand had his men working the two-man chute drill. The two groups were separated between first team and second & third teams with GA Garrett Graf working with the first teamers and Hand joining the second group.

– Just as Ehlinger is the leader on the offensive side of the ball, Malcolm Roach is just that on the defense. He was chatting up a storm and keeping the guys loose.

– Moro Ojomo and Jamari Chisholm flipped back and forth with each other during the team period, from 4i to nose.

– We got to see a couple 1–on–1’s before the media time expired. During one of those Bru McCoy dominated Kobe Boyce. McCoy knocked Boyce to the ground and grabbed the ball. Don’t know if it was legal, but it was impressive.

– Joshua Moore continues to impress. The only way defensive backs are guarding him is by drawing the flag rather than allowing a touchdown.

– D’Shawn Jamison made a pretty slick INT while jumping over a falling wide receiver.

– Chris Brown pile drived a WR into the ground during a DB-WR screen drill. He’s taking advantage of Brandon Jones being sidelined.

Injury News:

– Marqez Bimage was still in a green no-contact jersey. Caleb Johnson was not!

– Anthony Cook dressed out, but was limited in practice. He did not participate in the 1–on–1’s or WR/DB drills.

– Christian Jones rolled his ankle early in practice, but returned. Should not be that serious.

– BJ Foster took a helmet to the knee and was being evaluated. Doubtful that it is very serious.

– Tom Herman said Keondre Coburn’s “blood levels have been good.”