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Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Latest on where Texas stands with Ohio State transfer QB Quinn Ewers

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 34:30


In this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast, with so much going on involving Texas Longhorns' recruiting heading into the Dec. 15 signing period, we talk to our own Mike Roach for an update on where things stand coming out of a busy weekend, including the latest on former Texas quarterback commitment Quinn Ewers, who is in the transfer portal after signing with Ohio State. We talk about where Texas stands with Ewers and why Texas Tech could end up being a significant player in Ewers' re-recruitment and what role former Red Raiders' quarterback Patrick Mahomes might have in that situation. We also discuss how the fallout from Lincoln Riley leaving as coach at Oklahoma to take over at USC has possibly created some recruiting opportunity for the Longhorns and what the recruiting landscape might look like if Oklahoma decides to go with Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables to replace Riley. The Flagship weighs in on some of the biggest positions of need for the Longhorns, including linebacker and how Texas may be addressing that position. And, of course, when you talk about positions of need for Texas, you talk about the offensive line and how things could shape up for the Longhorns over the next 10 days with some key in-home visits coming up. Roach provides names of players to focus on when it comes to UT's offensive line recruiting and the stakes involved in landing those names. Sticking with positions of need, Roach gives the latest on where things stand with Texas and its receiver recruiting following a record-breaking season for Longhorns' freshman Xavier Worthy and what could be an event that might trigger some movement in UT's receiver recruiting. We also discuss the things Texas fans should most keep an eye on in terms of events, such as in-home visits, etc., heading into a busy week of recruiting activity. Longhorns' fans won't want to miss this exclusive interview episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: College football coaching changes impact on Texas

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 59:25


The Flagship Podcast is back with another loaded show as the college football landscape is going crazy with coaching changes across the country. Horns247's Chip Brown and Taylor Estes weigh in on some of the major coaching changes, primarily OU's Lincoln Riley to USC, and the impact the ever-changing CFB world could have on Texas football. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas ends regular-season on a high note with win over K-State

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 24:04


The Flagship Podcast returns with a loaded show recapping the Longhorns' 22-17 win over Kansas State. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Previewing Texas' regular-season finale vs. Kansas State

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 49:08


In this week's Flagship Podcast interview, we talk to Tim Fitzgerald, publisher of GoPowercat.com, about this week's game between Texas and Kansas State and so much more. If you don't follow @LifeOfFitz on social media, you're missing out, because of Fitzy's whimsical views on life. So, of course, our conversation starts with his impressions of the Longhorns' season from his viewpoint in Manhattan, Kan., and all of his observations. Yes, there is plenty of talk about the Wildcats (7-4, 4-4 Big 12), who are likely to be without their starting quarterback Skylar Thompson for Friday's game (which likely means sophomore Will Howard getting the start). We talk about K-State coach Chris Klieman in Year 3 on the job and whether Klieman "feels like a fit" in Manhattan after taking over for legendary coach Bill Snyder (who has a book coming out Nov. 30 called "My Football Life - And The Rest Of The Story"). What would a conversation about K-State be without discussing their heart-and-soul player on offense - 5-foot-5 running back Deuce Vaughn - of Cedar Ridge in Round Rock - who leads the Wildcats in rushing (1,115 yards, 5.9 ypc, 14 TDs) and receptions (45 for 464 and 3 TDs). Fitzgerald talks about the other skill players on offense to keep an eye on, including receiver Malik Knowles, who is also a huge threat in the return game (with two kick returns for touchdowns this season). On defense, the conversation starts with "King Felix" - sophomore defensive end Felix Anudike-Uzomah, who leads the Big 12 in sacks (11) and leads the nation in forced fumbles (six). Fitzy details how Anudike-Uzomah is yet another diamond in the rough (few others were recruiting) who has turned into a star for the Wildcats. The Wildcats have won four of their last five, including victories over Texas Tech and TCU, which were quickly followed by both of those schools announcing the firing of their head coaches (Matt Wells and Gary Patterson, respectively). Fitzgerald talks about those games and how the aftermaths of those games affected Klieman. We talk to Fitzy about Andre Coleman, a K-State legend who is now the receivers coach at Texas, as well as what the Wildcats could look like in 2022 as well as some K-State hoops. It's great Thanksgiving week entertainment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Bijan Robinson will play for Texas in 2022

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 61:02


The Longhorns' 2021 season may not have gone the way anyone expected, but even without post season on the table, Texas football has some positive news to celebrate this Thanksgiving week after sophomore running back Bijan Robinson confirmed his plans to return to the Longhorns to play for the 2022 season. The Flagship Podcast gets the week started off with a loaded show with Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes talking all things Texas football as the Longhorns prepare for their final game of the 2021 season. The Flagship weighs in on Steve Sarkisian's remarks about adding a transfer portal QB option as he prepares to open up the quarterback competition leading into the 2022 season. Chip and Taylor discuss what this means for the future of Casey Thompson and Hudson Card with the Longhorns and what to expect from the quarterback battle moving forward. The Flagship also talks about the huge news coming out of Monday's press conference that sophomore RB Bijan Robinson has no thoughts of sitting out the 2022 season to prepare for the NFL Draft. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our 'Love it or leave it' segment, with this week's topics focused on if either Thompson or Card will transfer from Texas with Sarkisian's plans to re-open the QB competition in 2022, what Robinson's return means for the offense, what to expect from the Longhorns this Friday against Kansas State and much more! Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas' bowl chances end in 31-23 loss to West Virginia

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 24:20


The Flagship Podcast reacts to the Longhorns' road loss to West Virginia which officially ended Texas' post season hopes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship Preview: Texas set to face a West Virginia team eager to take down Longhorns

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 34:28


.Joining us for this week's Flagship Podcast interview to help preview Texas' game at West Virginia Saturday at 11 am CT (on ESPN2) is Mike Casazza of EerSports.com. The Mountaineers (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) and Longhorns (4-6, 2-5) are both in need of a win to try to become bowl eligible and both are coming off consecutive losses. Texas has lost five in a row for the first time since 1956, while WVU has lost two in a row (against Oklahoma State and Kansas State). Casazza breaks down what went right for WVU in a 38-31 win over Iowa State and what wrong in a 23-20 loss in Morgantown against Texas Tech. Quarterback Jarret Doege, who leads the Big 12 in passing yards, also leads the Big 12 in interceptions. Casazza says, “You'll know early on“ which Doege is showing up against Texas. Could another WVU quarterback make an appearance in Saturday's game? Casazza lets you know. Casazza breaks down the strength of WVU's defense and where the Mountaineers could be vulnerable. What's special about WVU's special teams? Casazza gives you the intel as well as his prediction for how the game will play out. Plus, Casazza breaks down Bob Huggins' WVU basketball team, including some atypical traits for a Huggins-coached team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: How Bijan Robinson's season-ending injury impacts Texas' final two games

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 55:26


The blows keep coming for the Longhorns. As if the five-game losing streak and a loss to former one-win Kansas wasn't tough enough, Texas will now play the final two games of the regular season schedule without two crucial members of the Longhorns' starting lineup. The Flagship Podcast kicks off the week with a loaded show as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes deliver the latest news surrounding the Longhorns, which starts with the season-ending injuries to sophomore RB Bijan Robinson and senior CB Josh Thompson. The Flagship weighs in on the injured starters impact on the Texas offense and defense and what that could mean for the Longhorns, who have to win the last two games of the season in order to become bowl eligible. Chip and Taylor also preview Saturday's road game against the Mountaineers with both teams still in the hunt for bowl eligibility and needing to win-out in order to see the post season. The Flagship shifts focus to some Texas basketball talk and what to make of the men's loss to No. 1 Gonzaga and women's upset over defending national champion Stanford over the weekend. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our 'Love it or leave it' segment, with this week's topics focused on how the Longhorns will finish the regular season without Robinson and Thompson, what to make of Casey Thompson and the quarterback position and the level of concern over the Longhorns being out-scored 44-22 in the paint against the Zags. Catch all of that and much more on this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: What to make of Texas' shocking loss to Kansas

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 27:01


Texas football made history Saturday night inside DKR-Texas Memorial Stadium, but it was not the type of history Longhorn fans will ever want to remember. The Longhorns were stunned by Kansas football in their home loss to the Jayhawks, which marked the first time in program history that Texas has lost to Kansas in Austin. On this week's game reaction episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247's Chip Brown and Taylor Estes don't hold back with their instant reactions to Texas' shocking 57-56 OT loss to Kansas. The hosts weigh in on some of the glaring issues inside the Texas locker room, what to make of this disappointing first season for Steve Sarkisian and Co., why jumping the gun and making staff changes in Year 1 could lead to continued struggles for the Longhorns down the road and much more. Texas fans won't want to miss this unfiltered game reaction episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship Preview: What Texas could face in Kansas

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 35:00


On this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast previewing the Longhorns' home football game Saturday at 6:30 pm CT on ESPNU (and to talk some Jayhawks basketball), we talk to 247Sports national writer Kevin Flaherty. Flaherty provides the skinny on how a 1-8 KU team under first-year coach Lance Liepold nearly shocked Oklahoma after leading the Sooners 10-0 at halftime and 17-7 deep into the third quarter. Kansas junior quarterback Jason Bean (56 percent passer, 6 TDs, 6 INTs) is a 10-second 100 guy who has averaged 4.4 yards per carry and rushed for 100 yards once this season. But Bean left last week's 35-10 loss against Kansas State with an injury and was replaced by sophomore Jalon Daniels (64 percent passer, 1 TD, 0 INTs), who is not as much of a threat to run. Whether it's Bean or Daniels against Texas, Flaherty breaks down the strengths and weaknesses of both QBs.  Flaherty explains why running back Devan Neal is probably KU's best offensive playmaker. On defense, Flaherty provides the players to watch while detailing how the Jayhawks seem to lack the playmaking presence at linebacker KU has had in recent years. Flaherty also explains why KU probably isn't in the same situation to take Texas to the wire like the Jayhawks did in Austin in 2019. Finally, we get into some KU basketball and how the Longhorns under Chris Beard match up with Bill Self's Jayhawks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas prepares for Kansas with key starters listed as day-to-day

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 63:48


The Longhorns will look to put the last four-game stretch of losses in the past this weekend when Texas hosts Kansas Saturday in Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. But Steve Sarkisian's squad will be without at least one key starter on offense, while other player's status remain up in the air. The Flagship Podcast gets the week started off with a loaded show as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes deliver the latest news coming out of Texas starting with the breaking news story of the day after junior wide receiver Joshua Moore officially entered the transfer portal. The Flagship weighs in on how big of a loss this will be for the Longhorns as they continue to hunt for bowl eligibility and need to win at least two of the final three games of the year to reach the bowl season.  The Flagship also delivers the latest injury status on some banged up players who left last week's game at Iowa State, including RB Bijan Robinson, LB DeMarvion Overshown, RB Roschon Johnson and DL Alfred Collins, and where some of the positives are for the football program as they look to rebound after losing four-straight games over the last month. After the loaded football segment to open the show, The Flagship shifts focus to the preseason No. 5 ranked Texas basketball program with the Longhorns first game of the season going down Tuesday against Houston Baptist. Chip and Taylor talk about some of the team-building tactics head coach Chris Beard brought to the Longhorns during the offseason and what to make of the excitement and hype surrounding the program in Year 1 of the Beard era. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our 'Love it or leave it' segment, with this week's topics focused on how detrimental the loss of Moore is to this year's football team, if TE Cade Brewer was right in saying Texas needs to get back to having fun and what to make of this Kansas team that nearly upset Oklahoma last month. Catch all of that and much more on this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas QB controversy reignites after abysmal offense performance in loss to Iowa State

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 31:17


The QB controversy has resurfaced in Austin, Texas. A stunningly poor performance by the Texas offense against Iowa State not only led to a 30-7 loss for the Longhorns, it also reignited the quarterback battle between Casey Thompson and Hudson Card. On this week's game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes react to Texas being manhandled by Iowa State, which marked the fourth-straight loss on the year for the Longhorns. The Flagship weighs in on the resurfaced quarterback battle after Steve Sarkisian pulled Thompson in the first quarter and replaced him with Card, and what the head coach had to say about his decision to roll with Card even though the offense continued to struggle as the game wore on. Chip and Taylor also discuss Sarkisian's plans to reassess the starting role at quarterback moving forward, how reopening the QB battle could impact the Longhorns — a team still on the hunt for bowl eligibility — as they enter the final three-game stretch of the regular season, give the latest injury update on Bijan Robinson and much more! Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded game reaction episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Behind enemy lines preview of what Texas will face in Iowa State

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:10


The Flagship Podcast goes behind enemy lines with Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register for an in-depth look at what Texas will face Saturday on the road at Iowa State. This week's preview episode of The Flagship Podcast covers everything Longhorns' fans need to know about the Cyclones, how Texas matches up with Iowa State, key issues that have led to the Cyclones going from a preseason Big 12 title contender to unranked and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas enters a fix-it week with Iowa State on the horizon

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 50:33


The Flagship Podcast starts off your week with a loaded show as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes discuss all Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns had to say Monday as Texas prepares for a must-win road battle this Saturday when the Longhorns hit the road for Ames, Iowa to take on Iowa State. The Flagship weighs in on Sarkisian's comments during his Monday press conference, including what the first-year head coach had to say about some of his play calls in the loss to Baylor. Chip and Taylor also discuss what to make of the team's mentality after three-straight losses and what Texas will have to do to change the course of the season this weekend when they take on a talented Iowa State team. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our weekly Love it or Leave it segment, with this week's topics focused on if this year's team has the same mental and physical toughness of the 2020 Longhorns, where the blame falls in the late-game collapses in the losses to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor and positions of focus for Texas in the transfer portal. Catch all of that and much more on The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas stumbles down the stretch in 31-24 loss to Baylor

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 35:36


The Flagship Podcast returns with another game recap show as Horns247's Chip Brown and Taylor Estes break down the Longhorns third straight loss on the year after Texas fell to Baylor, 31-24. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship Preview: What Texas will face against Baylor

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 36:11


The Flagship Podcast returns this week with another exclusive preview episode as we are joined by SicEm365 Baylor Bears beat reporter David Smoak for an in depth look at what Texas will face this weekend when the Longhorns hit the road for Saturday's away game at No. 16 ranked Baylor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas kicks off second half of Big 12 play at No. 16 Baylor

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 52:18


Texas football had a lot to work on over the bye week as the Longhorns look to rebound from back-to-back, late game losses this weekend when they hit the road for Waco, Texas to take on No. 16 ranked Baylor. Prior to the season, few people would have expected this week's road game to be a challenge for Texas with Baylor coming off of a 2-7 record in Year 1 of the Dave Aranda era in 2020, but the Bears have proven to be no joke this season as they remain in contention in the Big 12 title race. The Flagship Podcast gets the week started off with a loaded show as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes talk about the Longhorns progress during the bye week, which included a lot of focus on the team's psyche coming off of the back-to-back losses against Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. The Flagship weighs in on the key areas of focus for Texas entering the latter stretch of the 2021 season and what to make of the offense, including the latest on redshirt junior QB Casey Thompson. The Flagship discusses how Thompson needs to show why he earned the starting QB role after his up and down performances against TCU and Oklahoma State as he leads this team to back-to-back road games against ranked opponents in Baylor and Iowa State.  After a short break, The Flagship returns with our ‘Love it or leave it' segment, with this week's topics focused on why the safety position needs to step it up for the defense, if Thompson's job is on the line with another poor performance and more! Get your week started off right with Monday's episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Longhorn Legend Michael Griffin goes in depth on Texas

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 59:01


In Texas' off-week after losing double-digit leads in back-to-back losses to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, The Flagship Podcast checks in with Michael Griffin, a member of UT's 2005 national championship team and former Pro Bowl safety with the Tennessee Titans, to get his thoughts on the Longhorns (4-3, 2-2 Big 12). Griffin, who is currently an analyst on the Longhorn Network, doesn't hold back while discussing some of his concerns, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Griffin talks about what he thinks the Texas defense is lacking and how he'd go about addressing things among the players in the locker room. Does Texas need to make some changes at the safety position? Griffin shares his thoughts about how his position is now being represented by the Longhorns. Griffin talks about the importance of being a player-led team and how players should be holding each other accountable. How is Steve Sarkisian handling things? Griffin discusses which situations he thinks Sarkisian needs more time to fix and which ones need to be a quick fix. Griffin talks about the things he likes about this team and some things he believes the Longhorns can build on as they prepare to play at No. 20 Baylor (6-1, 3-1) on Oct. 30.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas has a lot to work on during the bye week

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 48:37


The Longhorns have made their way to the first and only bye week of the season and it couldn't have come at a better time with Texas entering the bye coming off back-to-back losses to Top 25 ranked teams. The Flagship Podcast gets the week started off with a loaded show as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes discuss what Steve Sarkisian had to say about his team as they make their way through the bye week on the schedule. The Flagship weighs in on some of the key areas of focus for Texas this week, including getting the Longhorns back on track from a mental standpoint after dropping third quarter leads in back-to-back games, which ended in losses. Sarkisian addressed the team's mental focus and how the coaching staff intends to correct the psyche of the team to get them ready for the final five games of the regular season starting next Saturday at Baylor. The Flagship also weighs in on some of the personnel questions Texas is facing after seven games of the season and if a schematic change, particularly on defense, could be the solution to help the Longhorns down the stretch of Big 12 play. After a short break, The Flagship returns with our 'Love it or leave it' segment, with this week's topics focused on if the psyche of the team is correctable by Sarkisian and his staff, adjustments that need to be made during the bye week and the biggest surprises so far in Big 12 Conference play at the mid-point of the 2021 season. Catch all of that and much more on The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Late game struggles plague Texas in loss to Oklahoma State

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 26:53


The Longhorns had the chance to bounce back from last weekend's second-half collapse to Oklahoma when Texas hosted No. 12 ranked Oklahoma State Saturday. The Longhorns led for the majority of Saturday's game against the Cowboys, only to once again collapse in the second half, leading to a 32-24 loss to Oklahoma State. On this week's game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes break down the Longhorns' second conference loss of the season, this time to the Cowboys, which was a bit reminiscent of last weekend's late game loss to Oklahoma. The Flagship weighs in on the offensive issues that plagued the team in the second half, which once again was a product of poor offensive line play, penalties and the offense taking their foot off the gas as the game wore on, especially after going up by double digits on the Cowboys early in the third quarter. Chip and Taylor also discuss what Steve Sarkisian had to say about the Longhorns' psyche when games start going in their opponents favor and how the bye week will be a chance for the coaches to try to correct the mental fragility of this Texas team. Catch all of that and much more on this week's loaded Texas-Oklahoma State game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship Preview: What to expect from Oklahoma State

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 34:16


The Flagship Podcast goes behind enemy lines this week as Oklahoma State radio sideline reporter Robert Allen joins the show for an in-depth preview of the Cowboys ahead of Saturday's 11 a.m. kickoff between No. 25 Texas and No. 12 Oklahoma State. Allen weighs in on Mike Gundy's defense-first team this season, what to make of the Cowboys' offense with QB Spencer Sanders leading the charge under center, key players to watch when Oklahoma State comes to town for Saturday's game and much more! Fans won't want to miss this week's behind enemy lines preview edition of The Flagship Podcast with Oklahoma State radio sideline reporter Robert Allen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas will face Oklahoma State without two key starters

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 34:00


The Longhorns will need to have a short memory to put last weekend's heart-breaking loss to Oklahoma in the past and get ready for another Top 25 battle this Saturday when No. 12 ranked Oklahoma State heads to Austin for an 11 a.m. kickoff against No. 25 ranked Texas. But the Longhorns will be without two key starters on both sides of the ball when they host the Cowboys this weekend. The Flagship Podcast gets the Texas-Oklahoma State game week started off with a loaded show as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes discuss all head coach Steve Sarkisian had to say Monday after he watched the film of the Longhorns' loss to the Sooners in the Red River Shootout. The Flagship weighs in on Sarkisian's concerns coming out of the Oklahoma game, including the lack of pass-rush shown in the second half against Oklahoma and the Longhorns' inability to get pressure on true freshman QB Caleb Williams, and also how Texas will replace two key players on offense and defense after he announced wide receiver Jordan Whittington (clavicle) and edge-rusher Jacoby Jones (foot) will undergo surgery after both went down with injuries against the Sooners. The co-hosts discuss the guys who are next in line to replace the injured Longhorns, and why sophomore edge rusher Alfred Collins has a chance to solidify a starting role on the defense after back-to-back games where he made big plays coming off of the bench. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our Love it or Leave it segment, with this weeks topics focused on how alarming the defense's last three games have been, the level of concern for the Texas offense in replacing Whittington and what to make of Oklahoma State's 5-1 record against Texas in the last six games in Austin. Get your week started off right with the latest episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Red River recap of Texas' stunning loss to Oklahoma

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 29:39


It was the tale of two halves for Texas football Saturday inside the Cotton Bowl. The Longhorns got off to a roaring start against the Sooners and enforced their will throughout the first half of the Red River Shootout. But the first-half dream turned into a second-half nightmare when Oklahoma erased an 18-point deficit coming out of halftime and handed the Longhorns their second loss of the season, 55-48. The Flagship Podcast returns with a recap of Saturday's thriller between Texas and Oklahoma. Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes break down the Longhorns' performance against the Sooners and weigh in on everything from the play by Casey Thompson, to the impressive career performance of wide receiver Xavier Worthy and the key moments that led to the second-half collapse in the Cotton Bowl. Chip and Taylor take a look at the defense's performance and explain why fans need to tap the breaks on calling for jobs considering the amount of plays (81) and time (35:23) the defense was on the field against the Sooners compared to that of the Texas offense, which only managed 61 plays on 24:37 time of possession and converted just one third down in the second half of the game against Oklahoma. The Flagship wraps up the show with an early look at what's to come for the Longhorns as they enter the second half of the 2021 slate beginning Saturday when Texas returns to Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium to host Oklahoma State at 11 a.m. CT on FOX. Texas fans won't want to miss this week's Red River recap episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship Preview: Former Oklahoma OL Gabe Ikard breaks down what Texas will face against the Sooners

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 44:52


The Flagship Podcast goes Behind Enemy Lines leading up to the Red River Showdown as former Oklahoma OL and SiriusXM Big 12 Today host Gabe Ikard joins the show for an in-depth preview of what Texas is up against when the Longhorns take on the Sooners Saturday in the Cotton Bowl. Ikard delivers a detailed breakdown of this year's Oklahoma team, including ways Texas can take advantage of the issues on the Sooners' offense, why he believes Bijan Robinson is the best running back—if not the best player—in college football, gives his key matchups to watch when the Longhorns take on the Sooners in the 2021 Red River Showdown and much, much more! College football fans won't want to miss The Flagship Podcast's loaded preview of Saturday's rivalry battle between Texas and OU! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas set for heated Red River Shootout battle against Oklahoma

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 51:15


It's Red River Shootout week on The Flagship Podcast! The Longhorns and Sooners are set for the annual battle in the Cotton Bowl as No. 21 ranked Texas and No. 6 ranked Oklahoma prepare for the 117th meeting between the two rivalry programs. On the early week edition of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes take an early look ahead to Saturday's Texas-OU game. The Flagship recaps all first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian had to say during his Monday press conference with the Longhorns coming off of a much-needed road win at TCU last weekend. The co-hosts deliver the latest injury update on the Longhorns, including some bad news for the offense after Sarkisian announced senior offensive lineman Denzel Okafor will soon undergo season-ending surgery after he went down in last Saturday's game against the Horned Frogs. The Flagship discuss what Okafor's absence will mean for the Texas offensive line, which will need to play its best game of the year against a solid Sooners' defense that currently ranks No. 7 in the country against the run. Chip and Taylor also discuss the production of sophomore running back Bijan Robinson coming off of his outstanding performance against the Horned Frogs that saw him rush for 216 yards and two touchdowns in the 32-27 win over TCU, and how crucial it is for the Longhorns' receivers to step up their game and help take some of the workload off of Robinson this weekend when they take on the Sooners. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our 'Love it or leave it' segment, with this week's topics touching on the level of concern for Texas after showing some struggles on both sides of the ball against TCU, how important it is for Texas to not expect Robinson to continue to carry the load for the Longhorns' offense and what to make of the Sooners close games and early offensive struggles this season. Get your Texas-OU week started off right with the latest episode of The Flagship Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Recapping Longhorns' road win at TCU

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 35:39


Texas posted a significant win over the weekend against an opponent that always seems to have the Longhorns' number in TCU. On this week's game reaction episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes recap the Longhorns' 32-27 road win over the Horned Frogs, which saw Texas RB Bijan Robinson put the game on his back and lead Texas to a much needed win in the game before this year's Red River Shootout. Texas fans won't want to miss this week's game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Voice of TCU breaks down Horned Frogs

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 30:35


In this week's preview edition of The Flagship Podcast ahead of Texas' attempt to claim the Longhorns' first win over TCU in Fort Worth since 2013 (when a lightning storm caused a three-hour delay in the middle of the game), we talk to Brian Estridge, the voice of TCU football and longtime morning show host on WBAP in Dallas-Fort Worth. We get right to it and ask Estridge what the (bleep) happened to the TCU defense in giving up 595 yards, including 350 yards rushing, in a 42-34 loss at home last Saturday against crosstown rival SMU in the Battle For The Iron Skillet. In addition to four members of the SMU staff having worked at TCU previously under Gary Patterson, including SMU head coach Sonny Dykes (as an analyst), the Horned Frogs were missing some key defensive starters who should be back this week to face Texas, Estridge said. Estridge weighs in on if Patterson might be simplifying some things this week to help some of the inexperienced members of TCU's secondary. So how has TCU gone 2-8 in games before facing Texas the past 10 years and 3-6 in games after facing the Longhorns yet has gone 7-2 against UT the last nine years? Estridge shares his can't-miss theory on the matter. Gone is offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie (now at Texas Tech). So the TCU offense is being run by prodigal Horned Frogs' play caller Doug Meacham (who served as co-coordinator with Cumbie previously) with influence from analyst and former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill, Estridge said. Estridge breaks down the play of a TCU offense loaded at the skill positions. Horned Frogs' RB Zach Evans is averaging a Big 12-best 110.0 yards per game rushing and 7.9 yards per carry; and WR Taye Barber is averaging 23.0 yards per catch; while quarterback Max Duggan, who is 2-0 against Texas, has seven TD passes with two interceptions and is the team's second-leading rusher (behind Evans). Saturday marks Texas' first Big 12 road game of 2021, and Estridge talks about what kind of a reception the SEC-bound Longhorns and former TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte might receive. Estridge wraps things up with how he thinks Saturday's game will play out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas enters gauntlet stretch of Big 12 play beginning Saturday at TCU

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 51:33


Texas football got off to a solid start to Big 12 play in the Longhorns' 70-35 win over Texas Tech. The stout performance will need to continue in the coming weeks as Texas prepares for a gauntlet stretch of the 2021 schedule, which starts this weekend against TCU. The Flagship Podcast starts off the week with a loaded show as Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes weigh in on the Longhorns' dominant win over the Red Raiders and look ahead to what Texas will face this weekend at TCU. The Flagship talks about the Horned Frogs' upset loss to SMU, particularly the questionable at best performance by the TCU defense, which allowed 350 yards rushing to the Mustangs. Chip and Taylor discuss how Texas will likely see a far improved TCU team this week considering the Horned Frogs' success in preparing for Texas since joining the Big 12 and weigh in on ways the Longhorns can further expose this TCU defense with the continued production shown by Casey Thompson and the plethora of dominant running backs Texas has at its disposal, starting with Bijan Robinson. The Flagship also weighs in on the Texas defense's performance to start Big 12 play and discuss some key areas of focus for the unit as the Longhorns make their way through conference play. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our 'Love it or leave it' segment, with this week's topics touching on the surprising performance by both the Texas offense and the TCU defense last week, how prepared this Horned Frogs' team will be when they take on the Longhorns Saturday and give some way-too-early odds for Texas' chances at being in a Big 12 title game after some of the top teams in the conference struggling early in the season. Catch all of that and much more on The Flagship Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Reacting to Texas pummeling Texas Tech to open Big 12 play

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 25:19


The Longhorns took care of business against the Red Raiders in posting a 70-35 win over Texas Tech to open Big 12 play. On this week's game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 managing editor Taylor Estes recaps the Longhorns' dominant performance against the Red Raiders as Estes weighs in on QB Casey Thompson's impressive showing in his second career-start for Texas. The Flagship talks the running game success against a Texas Tech team that entered the game allowing only 1.7 rushing yards per attempt prior to the defeat by the Longhorns, how Thompson's connection with true freshman receiver Xavier Worthy may be the difference maker down the stretch, the Longhorns' defensive performance against the Red Raiders and much more! Make sure to catch this week's game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Behind enemy lines preview of what Texas will face in Texas Tech

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 30:10


Last year, Texas was a 17-point favorite at Texas Tech in both teams' Big 12 opener, and the Longhorns needed minor miracles to overcome a 15-point deficit in the last 3:13 to escape Lubbock with a 63-56 overtime victory. Joining us this week on The Flagship Podcast to preview the 2021 Big 12 opener between the Longhorns and Red Raiders is Jarret Johnson, publisher of InsideTheRedRaiders.com, who said Tech coach Matt Wells "mentions that game against Texas last year a lot" to his team. Gone is Tech quarterback Alan Bowman - replaced by 6-foot-5, 230-pound Oregon transfer Tyler Shough. Johnson explains why Shough is off to an up-and-down start for the Red Raiders. Tech running back SaRodorick Thompson, who ripped off a 75-yard touchdown run against Texas last season, is returning from injury. But Johnson tells you why Tech hasn't missed Thompson thanks to freshman running back Tahj Brooks, who is averaging 8.1 yards per carry. Johnson talks about how Tech's 6-foot-3, 220-pound sophomore receiver Erik Ezukanma, who had seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown against Texas last season, has only gotten better. Tech is 3-0 after victories against Houston, Stephen F. Austin and Florida International and trailed early in all three games. The Red Raiders needed a fourth-and-goal pass breakup on the last play of he game against FCS opponent SFA to hold on to a 28-22 victory. Johnson says because of the competition, it's hard to tell just how strong Tech's 3-0 start really is. Johnson also says Tech's offensive line has been inconsistent and really struggled against SFA. Johnson talks about the Tech defense, which he says has a strong front seven and has been stout against the run but might be vulnerable in the secondary. Johnson tells you how Tech coach Matt Wells, who found linebacker Colin Schooler (brother of Texas safety Brenden Schooler) in the transfer portal last year, went to the transfer portal again in 2021 and found gold (in addition to QB Shough).  Johnson also talks about Wells' job security after going 4-8 and 4-6 in his first two seasons in Lubbock. How do Tech fans view Texas now that the Longhorns have said they're leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference? Johnson tells you and gives you his prediction for how Saturday's game at 11 am CT (on ABC) at Royal-Memorial Stadium plays out. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas ramps up for Big 12 play

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 40:01


Texas wrapped up the non-conference slate on a positive note when the Longhorns manhandled Rice, 58-0, last weekend. With the first three games in the rear-view mirror, Texas will not shift its focus to the Big 12 schedule, which could be a tough road for the Longhorns starting this weekend when Texas Tech heads to Austin for an 11 a.m. kickoff. On the early week edition of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes dive in to the first Big 12 game of the year for Steve Sarkisian and his staff against the Red Raiders. The Flagship discusses some of the key comments from Sarkisian to start the week as his team looks to continue on the winning path when they host Texas Tech this weekend. The Flagship weighs in on the first-year head coach announcing QB Casey Thompson will once again start for Texas Saturday, while the playing time for Hudson Card is up in the air and is not a guarantee.  With Thompson and the offense coming off of the monster performance against the Owls, Chip and Taylor give their take on what to expect from that side of the ball down the stretch of conference action. The Flagship also delivers an early preview of the Red Raiders, particularly on offense with Texas Tech fielding a more balanced group that has the talent to gash opponents on the ground and in the passing game. The Texas defense will be tasked with a difficult challenge in facing Texas Tech QB Tyler Shough — who averaged 270.67 passing yards per game for the Red Raiders in non-conference — and why Saturday's game will be the first true test for the Texas secondary in going up against the Tech offense. After a short break, The Flagship returns with our 'Love it or Leave it' segment, with this week's topics touching on what, if anything, we learned about Texas from the Rice game, level of concern for Joshua Moore's limited production through the last two games and how close Saturday's game between Texas and Texas Tech could be based off how the two teams have played one another in the past. Get your week started off right with the latest episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Reacting to Texas' dominant win over Rice

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 33:36


The Longhorns rebounded in a big way Saturday night in Austin when Texas dominated Rice 58-0. After a humbling Week 2 loss to Arkansas, the Longhorns made a statement at all three phases of the game in the final non-conference regular-season matchup of Year 1 of the Steve Sarkisian era. On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes react to the Longhorns' performance against the Owls starting with the production of the Texas offense. Junior quarterback Casey Thompson logged his first career start at Texas and made his first college start one to remember as Thompson led the Texas offense on seven of eight scoring drives, all of which ended with touchdowns, before he hung it up midway through the third quarter. The Flagship also weighs in on the electric performance from the Texas running back room against the Rice defense, which has been a recent strength for the Owls under Mike Bloomgren, and rushed for a total 427 yards and six touchdowns in the ball game. Four different RBs found the end zone against Rice, led by sophomore RB Bijan Robinson with 127 yards and three touchdowns, while Roschon Johnson, Keilan Robinson and Jonathon Brooks all added a touchdown of their own. The Flagship then shifts focus to the defensive side of the ball in the shutout of Rice, which marked the first shutout win for Texas since 2017. The Longhorns enforced their will early and often against the Owls, and held the Rice offense to less than 300 total yards and no points. Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: In-depth look at what Texas could face against Rice

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 27:31


The Flagship Podcast takes you behind enemy lines previewing the Longhorns upcoming home game against Rice with AtTheRoost.com reporter, Matthew Bartlett. The Flagship Podcast goes in-depth on what Texas could expect from the Owls Saturday night, the strengths and weaknesses of this Rice team, the latest injury updates leading up to Saturday's game and much more! Texas and Rice fans won't want to miss this exclusive preview of what the Owls could bring to the table Saturday against the Longhorns with AtTheRoost.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Casey Thompson named Texas' starting QB

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 34:01


A big change has been made on the Forty Acres. Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian announced Monday that junior quarterback Casey Thompson will get his first-ever career start this Saturday when the Longhorns host Rice at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. What does this decision mean for freshman QB Hudson Card and the offense? On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes weigh in on Sarkisian's decision to replace Card for Thompson as the Longhorns' starting QB ahead of Saturday's game, and how the quarterback change could impact the offense down the stretch. Chip and Taylor express their thoughts on Thompson getting his first start at Texas and why this was probably the right move for the Longhorns after last weekend's humbling upset loss to Arkansas. The Flagship also discuss the glaring issues on the offensive line that need to be cleaned up sooner rather than later, and how the O-line's struggles will only continue to plague the offense in Big 12 play if those problems do not get resolved. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our Love it or Leave it segment, with this week's topics focused on how surprised you were at Sarkisian's QB change, if the starting job is Thompson's for the future and the level of concern for the Texas offensive line after showing struggles in the first two games of the season. Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship Game Reaction: What to make of Texas' loss at Arkansas

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 26:43


The Longhorns got a taste of SEC football Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark. when No. 15 ranked Texas fell to Arkansas, 40-21. The Razorbacks controlled the entire game against the Longhorns, and had an answer for any potential of opportunity for Texas to build momentum in the ball game. On this week's Texas vs. Arkansas game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes give their immediate post-game thoughts on the Longhorns' loss to the Razorbacks. The Flagship weighs in on what to make of the quarterback position after seeing redshirt freshman Hudson Card struggle against the Arkansas defense, and discuss head coach Steve Sarkisian's post-game comments about the QB rotation after he pulled Card for Casey Thompson late in the third quarter. The Flagship also addresses the glaring concerns across the offensive line and how the receiver group did no favors for Card in his first road game as the starting quarterback at Texas. Moving over to the defensive side of the ball, Chip and Taylor discuss the defense's performance against the Razorbacks and how the lack of production from the Longhorns' offense was crippling to the defense as the game wore on. Catch all of that and much more on this week's Texas vs. Arkansas game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: In-depth Arkansas preview with HawgSports publisher Trey Biddy

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 30:32


The first road game of the season is right around the corner, and we have a special guest to preview the matchup been No. 15 ranked Texas and former Southwest Conference rival Arkansas. HawgSports.com publisher Trey Biddy joins this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast and delivers an in-depth look at the Razorbacks, who enter Saturday's game against the Longhorns as a touchdown underdog. Biddy weighs in on Arkansas' season opening win over Rice and what to watch from the Razorbacks when they host the Longhorns Saturday evening. Texas fans will not want to miss this in-depth preview of the Longhorns' opponent with HawgSports.com publisher Trey Biddy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Early preview of Texas' first road game vs. Arkansas

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 44:43


The Flagship Podcast returns with a loaded episode this week as Horns247 managing editor Taylor Estes and columnist Chip Brown weigh in on what Steve Sarkisian had to say about the Longhorns' performance against Louisiana and give an early preview of Saturday's road game at Arkansas Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Game reaction of Texas' win over Louisiana

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 25:52


Texas put up an impressive win over a Top 25 ranked opponent Saturday when the Longhorns took down the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns for the 2021 season opener at Darrell K Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium, On Sunday's episode of The Flagship Podcast Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes recap the Longhorns' start to the Steve Sarkisian era, which ended with Texas taking down Louisiana 38-18. Chip and Taylor discuss everything from the impressive performance by sophomore running back Bijan Robinson, the third-down go-to guy in wide receiver Jordan Whittington, how redshirt freshman Hudson Card fared in his first collegiate start and Pete Kwiatkowski and the Texas defense getting off to a solid start in holding a Top 25 ranked opponent to fewer than 20 points in the defense's debut. Catch all of that and much more on this week's game reaction edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: In-depth look at Ragin' Cajuns with ULL reporter Raymond Partsch

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 34:54


On this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast we preview Texas' season opener against the 23rd-ranked Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns with Raymond Partsch, host of RP3 and Company on 103.7 The Game in Lafayette (La.) and beat writer covering Louisiana for the Daily Iberian. Partsch covers it all with Horns247 columnist Chip Brown - from how Louisiana, which is starting a season in the AP Top 25 for the first time in school history, had to adjust for Hurricane Ida coming ashore near New Orleans last weekend to coach Billy Napier as well as the offense, defense and special teams of the Ragin' Cajuns. Partsch explains why he thinks Napier, the receivers coach at Alabama while Steve Sarkisian was an analyst for the Tide in 2016, turned down interest from Auburn and South Carolina as a head-coaching candidate after Louisiana went 10-1 last year, including a season-opening, 31-14 victory at Iowa State. Partsch breaks down the Louisiana offense, starting with fifth-year "super senior" quarterback Levi Lewis (5-10, 190), whom Partsch says "makes good decisions and doesn't get you beat by making the big mistake" and who coaches turned loose more in the running game last season (when Lewis averaged 6.1 yards per carry). Louisiana's leading rushers from last season - Elijah Mitchell and Trey Ragas - are in the NFL now, so the Ragin' Cajuns are looking to sophomore Chris Smith (No. 21) and freshman Emani Bailey (No. 20) of Denton Ryan to carry the load in Louisiana's run-first attack.  Louisiana has some big receivers, but Partsch says it's a mystery as to which one would be considered the go-to guy in the passing game, because Lewis spreads the ball around, including passes to the running backs. Partsch breaks down the playmakers from a defense that he says is the strength of the Louisiana team and returns 10 starters from last season.  Partsch gives the edge in special teams to Louisiana, in part, because running back Chris Smith returned a couple kicks for touchdowns last season. Partsch provides an injury update on the Ragin' Cajuns and wraps up the interview with a prediction for how the game will play out - so check it out! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Joel Klatt talks Texas Football, Big 12 and ever-changing College Football landscape

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 38:03


This week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast features a very special guest as FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt joins Horns247 columnist Chip Brown to check in on the state of college football leading up to the start of the season. Klatt and Brown weigh in on everything from the Longhorns and Sooners pending move to the Southeastern Conference, size up Texas football under first-year head coach Steve Sarkisian, where the Longhorns could finish in the Big 12 race, what the new ‘Alliance' between the Big 10, Pac 12 and ACC means for the remaining Big 12 members and much, much more! Texas and college football fans won't want to miss this exclusive interview episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Key indicators pointing to Hudson Card being named Texas starting QB

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 58:19


Horns247 reported Wednesday morning that key indicators are pointing to Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian turning to redshirt freshman QB Hudson Card to start the season off for the Longhorns. But what does this mean for the position itself with redshirt junior QB Casey Thompson having two years left of eligibility? On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes deliver the latest on the Texas quarterback battle between Card and Thompson and why signs are pointing to Sarkisian relying on the redshirt freshman Card to start for the Longhorns' opening game against Louisiana. Chip and Taylor discuss some of the behind the scenes intel gathered that has lead to the QB competition trending in Card's direction and what this means for Thompson's future at Texas. The Flagship weighs in on all of the layers of this decision by Sarkisian, including if Thompson will head elsewhere with his two years of college eligibility still in tact as a grad transfer. Chip and Taylor also discuss some developments coming out of preseason training camp, and what to make of the stomach virus that has been plaguing the Longhorns' locker room over the last week. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with this week's edition of 'Love it or Leave it', which covers everything from how the running back position may or may not help Texas while the offense breaks in a first-time starting quarterback, if we think Card is the right guy to lead the offense and much more! Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: CBS analyst Brian Jones previews Texas' upcoming season

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 34:51


Jones says he's frustrated with the lack of player development at Texas the past decade and hopes Sarkisian and Co. can do something about it. Jones was in Austin during spring football and said, "From the janitors to the athletic director - to a man - they said there was a sense of urgency and discipline." Jones said Sarkisian's track record of selecting starting quarterbacks and developing them should give Texas fans comfort as Sark prepares to pick either Hudson Card or Casey Thompson to start at QB for the Longhorns. Count Jones among those who believe sophomore Bijan Robinson is the next big thing at running back for Texas. On the defensive side of the ball, Jones said someone needs to step up at his former position (linebacker), but has confidence in Sarkisian's defensive staff as well as the talent up front. Jones has some bold predictions for the 2021 season, including his selection of a team other than Oklahoma to win the Big 12. (Jones also says to watch out for Texas A&M as a possible College Football Playoff team.) Jones also shares his thoughts on Texas' looming move to the SEC and how "the target on the Longhorns just got larger." Texas fans won't want to miss this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: What to make of the Texas QB battle, positions of concern

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 68:05


Texas football has made it through the first complete week of fall camp as the Longhorns prepare for the upcoming season. First-year head coach Steve Sarkisian was not too thrilled with his offense's performance coming out of the first scrimmage of preseason training camp and is looking for substantial improvement this week leading up to scrimmage No. 2 this Saturday. On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes return with a loaded show starting off with the latest intel on the quarterback position. Redshirt freshman QB Hudson Card and redshirt junior QB Casey Thompson have been battling it out, though Card got the first-team reps in both Monday and Tuesday's practices. Chip and Taylor weigh in on the progress of Card and what Thompson needs to do to take control of the starting role. The Flagship also weighs in on the latest concerns at wide receiver and guys who have stood out at the position, while also discussing players who have work to do to get into the rotation. On the flip side of the ball, Chip and Taylor address the guys who have stood out on defense and weigh in on the progression of some of the key transfers the Longhorns added prior to the start of the 2021 season. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with this week's edition of Love it or Leave it, with topics including if the shift in QB reps means Card is running away with the starting role, how stout the defensive front could be for the Longhorns this season and what the biggest areas of concern are for the offense at this point in fall camp. Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Texas QB battle heating up, positions of concern

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 61:14


On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes recap the first week of Texas spring practice, leading with the latest intel on the quarterback battle between Casey Thompson and Hudson Card, Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: ESPN analyst Ian Fitzsimmons previews upcoming season

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 47:52


ESPN college football radio/TV analyst Ian Fitzsimmons, who co-hosts Freddie and Fitzsimmons (with Freddie Coleman) weeknights on ESPN Radio, joins The Flagship Podcast for an exclusive interview this week to talk ball!! Fitzsimmons, who got his start in radio in Alabama in the 1990s and knows the Southeastern Conference inside and out, attended Big 12 football media days and spent some one-on-one time with Texas coach Steve Sarkisian, running back Bijan Robinson and defensive tackle Keondre Coburn. "My No. 1 preseason man crush is Bijan Robinson," Fitzsimmons told the Flagship Podcast before detailing how Robinson's close relationship with his grandfather, who served on officiating crews in the Pac-10 and Pac-12, led to Robinson idolizing Reggie Bush.  Fitzsimmons talks about why Texas fans should really like Sarkisian's coaching staff and if Fitzsimmons thinks Sark is comfortable being back in the glare of coaching one of the nation's top brands in college football. Fitzsimmons, like our own Chip Brown at Horns247, says the first two games of the season for the Longhorns - at home against Louisiana and at Arkansas - are going to be difficult challenges for UT that will serve as a big barometer for Texas' entire season. "A 2-0 start for the Horns would provide real momentum for Sarkisian's team in year one, because those games won't be easy," Fitzsimmons said. Of course, Fitzsimmons, who used to host a show on JOX Radio in Birmingham, Ala., (when Paul Finebaum was still at JOX) called The Cheap Seats, weighs in on Texas and Oklahoma accepting invitations to the SEC and how it will impact this season and beyond. Then, Brown and Fitzsimmons get into a fascinating, in-depth conversation about what could be next in terms of realignment for the remaining eight schools in the Big 12 - and across college athletics - that you don't want to miss. As Brown and Fitzsimmons wrap things up, the conversation turns back to the 2021 season and how Fitzsimmons sees the Big 12 playing out, including his contenders and pretenders. "The Big 12 is wide open," Fitzsimmons said before offering a surprise team to keep an eye on. If you consider yourself a Texas or college football fan, you can't miss this interview episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Latest on Texas' move to SEC, in-depth fall camp preview

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 54:34


On this week's episode of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown managing editor Taylor Estes deliver a loaded show, beginning with the latest on the Longhorns' upcoming move to the SEC. The Flagship weighs in on what to know after Texas lawmakers held a six hour long senate meeting on the University of Texas' decision to leave the Big 12 and join the SEC. Chip and Taylor discuss how the meeting went for the Longhorns and when to expect Texas officially joining the SEC. The Flagship shifts focus to Texas football as the Longhorns are set to return to campus for the start of fall camp later this week. Chip and Taylor recap the summer offseason and how the team is shaping up after several months spent under Texas director of football performance Torre Becton's offseason conditioning program. The Flagship then gives an in-depth preview of the key storylines to watch at the start of fall camp for the Longhorns, including who has impressed in team-led practices this summer, where things stand with the on-going quarterback battle between redshirt junior Casey Thompson and redshirt freshman Hudson Card and more. After a quick break, The Flagship returns with our weekly Love it or Leave it segment, with this week's topics including what to make of the hype surrounding speedy WR Xavier Worthy, if Texas has an even bigger target on its back this season with the pending move to the SEC and what to make of the remaining schools in the Big 12 Conference. Texas fans won't want to miss this loaded episode of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Oklahoma columnist Berry Tramel weighs in on Texas and OU's move to the SEC

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 39:21


In this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast, Berry Tramel, longtime columnist for the Oklahoman, shares his thoughts on the decisions of Texas and Oklahoma to leave the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference. Tramel talks about Oklahoma's attempts to get into the SEC previously under then-president David Boren and how the Sooners have finally made the move under new OU president Joseph Harroz, Jr. Tramel discusses the differences between Harroz and Boren.  What were the driving forces behind Oklahoma's move? Tramel weighs in. Tramel talks about the how former Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops wanted nothing to do with the SEC in the past and how having Texas on board "made things a lot easier." Tramel wonders how Texas and Oklahoma will handle moving from a league where they had an inordinate say in decisions to a "strong central government" in the SEC under commissioner Greg Sankey. Tramel talks about how recruiting might have to change now that Texas and Oklahoma are joining "the pirate ship" in the SEC. ESPN is clearly involved with Texas and OU's decisions, Tramel said. What isn't clear is if ESPN is involved in tearing down the rest of the BIg 12, Tramel said. Tramel talks about the likelihood of Texas and Oklahoma getting out of the Big 12 as soon as possible. Tramel also weighs on what's next for Oklahoma State in terms of the Cowboys' likely landing spot. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
The Flagship: Radio host Lance Taylor gives conference perspective on Texas-OU potential SEC move

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 30:01


In this week's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast, we talk to Lance Taylor, longtime radio voice in Birmingham, Ala., who can now be heard from 9 am to 1 pm CT live at nextroundlive.com, about the likelihood that Texas and Oklahoma are headed to the Southeastern Conference. Taylor admits he was shocked at the initial news and discusses what happened when he interviewed SEC commissioner Greg Sankey at SEC media days last week - right after the news broke about Texas and OU possibly moving to the SEC. Taylor talks about where he sees Texas fitting into the SEC both from a football program standpoint and from a political standpoint. How much influence does Alabama have in the SEC? Taylor talks about that as well as who he sees as the other power brokers in the SEC. Taylor talks about the governing style of SEC commissioner Greg Sankey and also how Texas A&M is viewed in the conference. Speaking of Texas A&M, Taylor discusses where he sees the Aggies finishing in the SEC this year after A&M nearly cracked the College Football Playoff last season. Taylor, who also provides sports picks to subscribers at LancesLock.com, gives his breakdown and early prediction for Texas' 2021 road trip into the SEC - at Arkansas on Sept. 11. Arkansas, by the way, was picked to finish last in the SEC West by the SEC media, but will be amped to face former longtime rival Texas - meaning the Longhorns have to avoid any propensity to take the Razorbacks lightly. We get Taylor's thoughts on how he sees the rest of the SEC finishing in 2021, including how former Texans coach Bill O'Brien is fitting in as Steve Sarkisian's replacement as Bama offensive coordinator. Taylor also gives his take on what to expect from Sarkisian as a first-year head coach at Texas after covering Sark at Alabama. We talk to Taylor about how Texas basketball under first-year coach Chris Beard would fit into the SEC and what he thinks the rest of the Big 12 should do without Texas and Oklahoma. It's a can't-miss interview edition of The Flagship Podcast! The Flagship Podcast — featuring co-hosts, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes — hits the airwaves multiple times every week, and centers around all the latest happenings surrounding the University of Texas and college athletics, with big-name guests joining the show on a weekly basis. Chip and Taylor's weekly commentary of The Flagship airs every Wednesday and is available as both an audio podcast streamed on your favorite platform AND on video over at the 247Sports YouTube page! (Listeners can tune in to Monday's interview edition of The Flagship Podcast on your favorite audio streaming service.) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
BREAKING: Texas and Oklahoma set to leave the Big 12, latest on potential move to SEC

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 19:44


With Texas and Oklahoma set to leave the Big 12, is this the beginning of the end for the Big 12 Conference? On Friday's emergency edition of The Flagship Podcast, Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes return with the latest on Texas and Oklahoma's decision to look for other conference options as the two schools intend to inform the Big 12 officials of the decision to not renew the league's grant of rights, which expires in 2025. The Flagship delivers the latest from Horns247 sources who confirmed that the Sooners and Longhorns plan to tell the Big 12 their intentions to leave the league on Monday, which will open the door for the SEC to officially express interest in adding the two historic programs to the Southeastern Conference. Chip and Taylor discuss all of the possibilities that Texas and Oklahoma could face, including if there are talks of the two schools joining any other league outside of the SEC or possibly looking at the independent route, the timeline of when the departure could occur, what, if any, forces could step in and halt this conference expansion from a state level and much, much more. With Texas and Oklahoma's intended departure potentially reshaping the landscape of college sports, Texas and all college football fans won't want to miss this emergency episode of The Flagship Podcast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Longhorn Blitz
EMERGENCY PODCAST: Texas, Oklahoma exploring options to join SEC

Longhorn Blitz

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 32:44


The Flagship Podcast is back with an emergency show after news broke that Texas and Oklahoma have shown interest in joining the SEC. Horns247 columnist Chip Brown and managing editor Taylor Estes deliver the latest intel on the potential move for Texas and Oklahoma as the SEC officials have shown mutual interest in potentially adding the two historical powerhouse programs to the league and expand to the first super conference in College Football. Chip and Taylor discuss all that has been happening behind the scenes that led to the realignment talk to resurface and how Texas A&M is responsible for leaking the information in an attempt to block the potential expansion of adding Texas and Oklahoma to the SEC. The Flagship covers all of the bases on the latest intel from all three sides of the equation, what this means for the remaining Big 12 schools, if Texas would be required to give up the contract with Longhorn Network and how state politicians could play a role in the outcome of this scenario. College Football fans will not want to miss this special emergency edition of The Flagship Podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices