At last week’s Big 12 Media Days, Texas head coach Tom Herman and his players openly praised the progress Jamison and Ossai both made this past spring. With eight defensive starters gone, including both cornerbacks and two linebackers, Texas will need every man to step up if it hopes to build upon last season's success.
Nearly every Longhorn football telecast has shown footage of a baby Sam Ehlinger. The montage usually starts with a video of him singing “The Eyes of Texas” and ends with a still photo of him flashing the “Hook ‘Em” sign with both hands, all to illustrate one thing: He’s been waiting for this moment.
Tuesday was Day 2 of 2019 Big 12 Media Days, signaling the start of football season closing in. Each year, several changes and tweaks are made to the game in order to improve the safety and quality of the game.
“This year was great, but I want to keep improving,” Cooper said. “I want to be First Team All-American again. I want to be First Team All-Big 12. I want to get Big 12 Player of the Year, and we, of course, want to win National Championships.”
While the Washington Mystics and Ariel Atkins lie just a half-game behind the first-place Las Vegas Aces, Imani McGee-Stafford and Brooke McCarty-Williams have struggled on a Dallas team with the second-worst record in the league.
Only one team can raise a championship trophy at the end of the year. But even without much hardware to show, seasons can still be fulfilling. Overcoming adversity, meeting or surpassing expectations, maximizing and getting the best out of a particular group are usually the causes of so-called “moral victory” seasons.