The first week of fall camp is in the books for Charlie Strong's Texas Longhorns, with a rejuvenated David Ash leading the way.
It's "Phase Four" for Strong and his staff, who have taken to sleeping in the dorms with their players as they try to build the final product. And, of course, the effort of making the team earn its identity continued with practice uniforms and helmets being stripped of the Longhorn logo.
Though Strong's motivational tactics will continue to grab headlines, the real excitement is happening on the field for the first time since April. Almost all of the freshmen are practicing, and only a few players are still nursing major injuries, so we're finally seeing where all of Strong's efforts are truly leading.
So far, it's a walk-on starting at safety, a quarterback making a major comeback and important skill positions that need a freshman to step up.