Spring practice is fun because generally coaches are in heavy dad mode, and as we've noted elsewhere, there are so many different kinds of dads in this world. Right now, Charlie Strong is this kind of dad: "I'm going to hope you can get an academic scholarship or something, and get Mom pregnant again and see if we can't shake a starting tackle out of these genes."
When asked if he liked the talent level of his roster at Texas (here, around the 13:00 mark), this was his answer.
You always want more...but it's what it is right now, and we gotta work with what we have. That's why you recruit each and every year where you can make it better, make your team better.
The best part about Charlie Strong is he'll just straight-up tell his current roster this, make them sweat blood for his affection, and somehow come out in November with a team playing eight or nine percentage points better than their theoretical max. Good morning. You're clearly lacking, and Charlie Strong just wants you to know we're all just going to have to work with that today. IT'S LIKE HE'S TALKING TO US ALL, MAN.
(HT: Ian Boyd)