Board Meeting: March 28, 2012


Welcome to your daily Board Meeting. Each evening we’ll update you on the day’s hottest topics on the HornsNation forum.

1. Poll: Who are you most excited to see in the spring game: We are only a few days away from the completion of spring football. While the Orange-White game might not provide many surprises, it’s the last chance for fans to see the Longhorns until possibly the home opener against Wyoming. So we wanted to know who you are most excited to see on Sunday. It’s not surprising that David Ash is getting a lot of votes, but most fans might just want to hope he’s going to put on a show of his improvements. But, second is beefy middle linebacker Steve Edmond. Maybe fans just can’t wait to get a look at the 270-pounder.

Get in and vote or write in your own candidate.

2. Prevot???: SportsNation user areimherr submitted a question that had more than a little worry in it. Defensive end Torrodney Prevot has a litany of suitors and recently added a scholarship offer from USC. The Houston Alief Taylor prospect has an offer from Texas and is also getting interest from LSU and Texas A&M. LSU has always done well recruiting the Houston area, so the Tigers will certainly be a player for Prevot’s services, but the biggest concerns could be how long Texas would wait for him if he puts off his decision. Texas only has a few 2013 spots left, so timing of Prevot’s decision could be a big factor.

3. On the radio in LA this morning …: This thread came from a question asked of Sean Adams from a radio interview. “How good does the quarterback have to be in order for Texas to win 10 games next season?” That’s really a loaded idea. Sean brings up a good point that many teams have won 10 games with a great running game, dominating defense and serviceable quarterback. Look at Wisconsin’s Rose Bowl run two seasons ago when Scott Tolzien was the quarterback. The Badgers pounded opponents with running backs Montee Ball, James White and John Clay while Tolzien used play-action passes and smart play to pilot the position. Or look at either Alabama’s recent national title teams.

Texas could have a great running game that features depth, power, speed and versatility. The Longhorns already has a dominant defense that could be better in 2012 with the addition of Brandon Moore and another season of familiarity with the scheme.

That leaves one remaining factor. If Joe Bergeron and Malcolm Brown stay healthy and Johnathan Gray is able to translate his game to the college level, can Texas just pound the rock, make the occasional play-action pass and do enough to win close games? It’s a loaded question. Let’s hear your thoughts.

Remember, the forum is always open. Stop by and add your thoughts to some of these threads or start your own and talk with the HornsNation staff.