Chris Simms’ All-22 Team for NFL Week 12

November 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Can you name the only Texas Longhorn drafted in 2016? 
It's Hassan Ridgeway. If you answered correctly, you're either wearing burnt orange, or you have Google as your default browser. Either one tells you why my alma mater needed to move on from the Charlie Strong era.
So in comes one of my former grad assistants to take the job. That's right: Tom Herman and I crossed paths at UT-Austin; I was a freshman and sophomore while he helped out on Mack Brown's staff. I won't pretend he and I were best buddies, but I did notice his confidence. The way he interacted with players oozed enough charisma to make me think he had a future. I'd have that same feeling again with a brash defensive backs coach on Jon Gruden's Buccaneers staff. His name? Mike Tomlin.
Tomlin only needs to win over a fanbase in his job. Herman has to win over Longhorns Nation, chock-full of billionaire boosters who think they know where Texas can find its next Vince Young. Oh, and he actually has to find...

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