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Texas practices will be private

Posted on: February 25, 2011 12:18 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last week in the blog's Spring Practice Primer on the Texas Longhorns, I wrote that the most interesting thing to follow in Austin this spring will be whether or not Garrett Gilbert is able to hold on to his starting job. Which is still the case, it's just that it's going to be a lot harder for us to follow now.

The Longhorns began practice on Thursday, and Mack Brown says he plans on keeping all of the drill closed to the public. No fans, no media, just players and coaches.

"We've got to start over and we're rebuilding a foundation at every level: offense, defense, special teams, credibility, strength and conditioning, swagger, body language, chemistry, everything," Brown said.

"I don't want our players and our coaches trying to please other people to start practice. We've got a lot to do. I don't want media, I don't want people in the stands, I don't want autographs. Nothing right now. This is only about getting better."

Brown has closed practices in the past, but never all of them. I guess this is what happens when you have a losing season in Austin. The first time anybody will have a chance to get a glimpse of the Longhorns will be on April 3, when Texas has its spring game.

Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2011 1:13 pm

Texas practices will be private

It will make it easyer for Mack to throw his assistants under the Bus !

Since: Aug 7, 2010
Posted on: February 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Texas practices will be private

From a fan that is excitted standpoint I can see how this may upset some.  From a business or what is best for the team standpoint, this makes great sense.

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