Chat with Sean Adams
Welcome to HornsNation! On Tuesday, writer Sean Adams stops by to chat about the Longhorns and everything else Texas.
Adams joined ESPN.com in 2012 after covering the University of Texas and national college football since 2001, most recently for Rivals. Each afternoon he hosts the top-rated show "The Adams Theory" on 104.9 The Horn - ESPN Austin. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your questions now and join Adams Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT!
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:04 PM)
We'll get started in just a minute.
After Davis and Shipley, which wide outs will Texas be leaning on the most in the upcoming season?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:12 PM)
I will go with Daje Johnson, Bryant Jackson, John Harris and Kendall Sanders. I keep going wih Harris becausethis is last go around and he has the talent to make things happen.
christopher (Portland, Or)
I get the feeling that top rated wideouts have looked past Texas in recent years... what importance will the new "hurry up spread offense" play in future recruiting of top rated wideouts and heck, will the new offense work?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:15 PM)
Winning, successful quarterback play and statistics for the wipeouts will mater a lot more than the tempo of the offense. Oregon has the tempo but let the nation in rushing. David Ash having a big year coupled with Davis, Shipley and all of the receivers including the tight ends will open the eyes of the big time wide receivers in recruiting.
Do you think RB M. Brown will play a full season this year or will be injured like the last 2 years?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:18 PM)
I'll always pull for a kid to be healthy so I'll go with the former. While his injuries are irritating to the fan base and probably more so to him, You have to remember that it's not like a back problem that is something tat will have to be dealt with for the rest of his career and life. His injuries are isolated and additional injures will probably happen at the same clip as ay other player.
Michael (Austin, TX)
Will the Pac 12 creep up on the Big 12 this year as far as strength of conference and take over the 2nd spot?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:24 PM)
The Big 12 will start the year with five teams in the Top 25 even though you probably won't see a team in the Top 10. I still think this is a moderate and not great year for the conference but they will hold on to the #2 spot. The Pc 12 is on the rise though with UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State to go along with the usual suspects (USC, Oregon, Stanford). I haven't even mentioned Washington, Mike Leach at Washington State, Oregon State and what Cal is always capable of doing. The point is that it won't happen in 2013 but all bets are off for 2014 when the Pac 12 could be really good.
where do you see jalen overstreet moving too in position?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:26 PM)
He may be better suited for the defensive side of the ball but I doubt the offense will let him go. That side of the ball is still in need of other dynamic playmakers and Overstreet could fill that void on an offense that might have to carry the mail until the defense plays themselves into good defense.
who do you think will be the biggest oppenent next year for Texas football?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:29 PM)
Oklahoma will not b the best opponent but the RRR will be the biggest game and I don't even think it's close. Texas fans, in many ways, gauge their progress as a program on how they do in Dallas. Texas better win that game. The fallout from a loss and especially a bad loss would be nothing short of horrific.
What can we expect out of Carrington Byndom this year? He was great in 2011 but seemed to drop off in his play considerably last year.
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:32 PM)
He was an all Big 12 player in 2011. I addressed it in my Four Downs, check it out. They need him back to 2011 form and all of that will come with confidence. He will be a guy that will benefit greatly but going through 7 on 7 all summer.
could you see Texas being in the top ten ranks this coming year?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:35 PM)
I could see them ending up there because they will start somewhere around 15 - 18 and the polls move as teams lose. Texas has an opportunity to win 10 or 11 games. That would put hem in the Top 10.
thoughts on the RB position and how do you see it playing out as far as who the featured back and who has the biggest year?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:39 PM)
I think Johnathan Gray will end up being the guy with the most yards but I'm not writing off Malcolm Brown as much as most are. I think Gray and Brown will have yardage closer to each other that the third back. Both backs are going to have big years and the offense should click pretty well.
Ive thought about this for a while but never said anything but here is a thought. What do you think about the possiblity of Cobbs being a hybrid S/OLB? He is fast and physical. He can improve on tackling and being in the right spot but i think its a move that could have happened. Now i know this wont happen but what do you make of it?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:43 PM)
That would be a good thought for one of the defenses that have a rover position like the former Baylor defense. With the way Texas plays their safeties where they have to be in coverage, sometimes on wide receivers, he will have to play linebacker. He better play well to crack that lineup too.
Seems like UT is falling behind on the elite recruits that seemed to favor them at one point (S. Thomas, J. Adams, N. Watkins, KD Cannon, etc). Does winning solve all problems?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:47 PM)
I think it does. There are more schools involved and Texas is finally offering scholarships earlier in the process. They will be fine and will have to fight for some kids but they need to roll up their sleeves and get after. Nothing of a worthwhile nature is produced without sweat. If they don't want to work, it won't go very well.
The Big 12 looks wide open this year...is Texas and OU falling back to the pack or is the pack rising?
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:53 PM)
In this case it is Texas and OU falling back to the pack. In previous years, Texas and OU were in the Top 8. There is no elite team in the Big 12 s unfortunately for the conference the two best programs have come back to the pack.
Sean Adams, HornsNation (2:58 PM)
Thanks for joining the chat today.