Tom Herman’s main mission this offseason has been to reverse Texas’ culture. He’s used the buzzword time and again through spring practice and summer workouts, aiming to change the mindset of a team that had lost 21 games over the past three seasons.
A forgotten water bottle in the players’ lounge one evening during summer practice originally appeared to be little more than a harmless mistake by junior cornerback P.J. Locke III. But he quickly learned to never make it again.
Follow a lackluster transition period in 2017 in which the Longhorns ended up with the nation’s No. 26 recruiting class, head coach Tom Herman has been hot on the recruiting trail for 2018. Texas’ 2018 class currently ranks No. 6 in the country per 247sports, and No. 1 in the Big 12.
Head coach Tom Herman held his first meeting with the Longhorns in December, and asked how many players on the team had experienced a winning season in their time with the burnt orange. Just three raised their hands.
College football season is still a few weeks down the road, but fans are already buzzing with excitement over the upcoming season. Coaches and players from each Big 12 school – along with Commissioner Bob Bowlsby – were on full display at The Star in Frisco on Monday and Tuesday for Big 12 Media Days.