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Lost but not forgotten, Texas tight ends are making a comeback under Tom Herman

August 8th, 2017 at 7:06 PM
Aggregated By Sports Media 101

Pardon the laughs, but Tom Herman must’ve been tilting at windmills this spring when he worried about the tight end position.

Come now, do any Texas fans even remember what a tight end does? During the Charlie Strong era, that position became an afterthought.

Geoff Swaim did have 10 catches in 2014. Caleb Bluiett had eight in 2015, and Andrew Beck had four last year. As Swaim once famously said, “That ain’t (expletive).”

It can’t get any worse, right? “That is very true,” Beck said.

Herman takes the position seriously, though. The last two years at Houston, Tyler McCloskey caught 37 passes for 390 yards and five touchdowns. That’s double the numbers that Beck, a senior, has posted the last three years at Texas.

The Longhorns haven’t had a game-breaking tight end since David Thomas (2002-05) and Jermichael Finley (2006-07). Things are changing. Herman has already landed the nation’s No. 1-rated junior college tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson for 2018. Four-star standout Malcolm Epps also committed on Tuesday, too.

Make no mistake, the tight end appears to be en …

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Tags: Andrew Beck, Cade Brewer, Football, Longhorns, Reese Leitao, Texas, Tom Herman

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