Quotes and Notes: Longhorn Network’s Coverage of Texas Football National Signing Day

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Quotes and Notes: Longhorn Network’s Coverage of Texas Football National Signing Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Longhorn Network (LHN) offered its most extensive coverage to date of National Signing Day. The day’s programming featured a four-hour live special, Texas Football National Signing Day Live presented by Salt Lick BBQ, complete live coverage of new Head Coach Charlie Strong’s first Signing Day press conference at Texas and an extended Longhorn Extra Signing Day Special.

Today’s LHN coverage included contributors: Ahmad Brooks (LHN analyst), Kevin Dunn (LHN host), Lowell Galindo (LHN host), Kaylee Hartung (LHN reporter), David Thomas (LHN analyst) Max Olson (ESPN.com writer) and Ricky Williams (LHN analyst).

Quote highlights from Texas Football National Signing Day on Longhorn Network:

On first verbal commit to Texas, Lorenzo Joe (Athlete): 
“He’s a much better athlete than me, that’s for sure” – Ahmad Brooks

On Texas commit Jake McMillon (Defensive Tackle):
“Every time he makes a play, it’s behind the line of scrimmage” – David Thomas

On Texas commit Jermaine Roberts (Defensive Back):
“You can’t tell if he’s a wide receiver or a defensive back he’s so electric with the ball in his hands” – Ricky Williams

On Texas commit Poona Ford tweeting his commitment to Texas:
“That’s the most excited I’ve heard them (the staff) all day (regarding Poona Ford signing)” – Kaylee Hartung

National Signing Day - February 5, 2014 PHOTOS of Poona Ford’s announcement at the ESPNU studios (Charlotte, N.C.) download: http://bit.ly/1gNsQ1T

On the 2014 Recruiting Class:
“It’s a great preview of what’s to come for the future of this program” – Ricky Williams

“A lot of these players have versatility, and that’s exactly what Coach Strong is looking for” – David Thomas

Former Longhorn Cedric Benson, a guest on LHN, on players choosing Texas (VIDEO):
“I don’t think I’ve said this on camera, (but Ricky Williams) is the largest part of why I chose to come play for UT” – Cedric Benson

Where to Watch

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About Longhorn Network

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ESPN contact: Gracie Blackburn, or [email protected]


Gracie Blackburn

Gracie is the Communications Manager for ESPN’s College Networks. She handles all media requests and questions concerning SEC Network and Longhorn Network. Gracie also supports on college sports airing across ESPN networks.
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