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Board Meeting: April 2, 2012

4/2/2012

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

1. Thoughts on spring game performances: Vedder1980 started it, but the topic had to be on just about every Texas fans’ mind. Who stood out, who didn’t? The Longhorns certainly showed some things that will be very exciting come football season (see D.J. Monroe with the ball in his hands), but you really had to look closely to find them. David Ash, the presumptive starter threw six passes. Malcolm Brown, a 2011 starter, had one carry. The first team offensive line is stout and run blocks well, and Joe Bergeron is out to punish people with the ball in his hands. But where was Mike Davis? What happens when a lineman needs a sub? Hard to tell.

On defense, Manny Diaz talked about the front line being the tip of the spear, but the back line can get you beat the easiest. Brandon Moore was pushing people around Cedrick Reed might be working into the rotation at defensive end. But things are thin at linebacker and defensive back. Texas will need to find second teamers and freshmen ready to step up in the fall.

Who stood out for you? Let’s hear them.

2. Recruits react: Max Olson threw out a few reactions from recruits in attendance at the spring game. William Wilkerson noted that it was an interesting recruiting weekend. wjanahill asked about Torrodney Prevot and the defensive backs. That seems to be the sentiment all around with the recruiting weekend. Prevot is one of the biggest names left on the board and Texas is in a fight with A&M and LSU to get him. And then there’s the ongoing defensive back drama.

Does it hurt Texas that Prevot went to LSU’s spring game on Saturday, but didn’t make it to Austin? Probably not. He’s a Texas kid and there is a long way to go with him. As for the defensive backs, it’s anybody’s guess at this point. Texas has had three big recruiting weekends and two defensive backs have offers. Still none from the state of Texas. It continues to be an interesting situation to watch.

What do you think? Is it bad news for Texas to miss a visit from Prevot?

3. Brown elects to go pro: The news finally came out that the Big 12’s leading scorer was going pro. J’Covan Brown said it was a difficult decision to make, but he probably made the right choice.

Would he play on a better Texas team next season? Absolutely. Would he have improved his draft stock. Probably not. His stock was high. He made a good name this season and was a first-team all-Big 12 selection. It was time to go, and more importantly, he knows his responsibility to his family and that has to be respected.

What do you think? Right choice? Should he have stayed?