Tom Herman calls Texas’ first spring practice ‘total opposite’ of 2017

If you’re wondering how long it will be until Texas football truly is “back,” perhaps soon.

That was, at least, the vibe Longhorns coach Tom Herman gave on Tuesday following the Longhorns’ opening day of spring practice in Austin, Texas.

Herman’s debut season in 2017 didn’t look much different than those of his predecessor, Charlie Strong. Texas lost its opener vs. Maryland and went on to finish the regular season a lackluster 6-6. But there was a new sense of optimism following the Longhorns’ first go around on the practice field this spring.

Herman told reporters following the opening practice that Tuesday was the “total opposite” of what he saw on day one of spring camp in 2017 — this time, complete efforts opposed to slacking, and players calling teammates out when needed.

Tom Herman gives updates after day one of spring practice

Texas will host its annual Orange-White Spring Game under the lights on Saturday, April 21. The Longhorns begin the regular season once again vs. Maryland — this time on the East Coast on Sept. 1 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

There will be plenty to accomplish for Herman and Co. in the time before each of those events. Fans will get a glimpse of the work in progress when the spring scrimmage rolls around next month, and if Tuesday was any indicator, they could expect to be impressed.

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