Jerry Gray was supposed to be a perfect fit for Texas as its new defensive backs coach. But the lure of a promotion and a pay raise was too tempting to keep him at his alma mater, and Gray accepted the defensive coordinator position for the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.
Texas welcomes another top recruiting class this fall, full of players from the Austin, Dallas and Houston areas. The two major metropolitan areas, plus the state capital, send recruits to the University year in and year out and are usually well represented on the Longhorns’ roster. This year, however, another large city will be well represented in the recruiting class — San Antonio.
Moments after Quincy Russell signed his letter of intent to play at the University of Texas next season, the Sam Houston High School cheerleaders — all eight of them, along with the Hurricane mascot — began a chant of “Way to go Quincy, way to go!” as his mother, Clarice Russell, fought back tears during what she called “one of the proudest moments of [her] life.”
National signing day is all about donning ball caps and smiling for the camera, pens, papers and fax machines. It’s a day of speculation, projection, and proclamation that takes over ESPN airwaves and Twitter.