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Texas LB Malik Jefferson: ‘Sometimes you’ve got to look in the mirror to find your mistakes’

In his first interview in more than eight months, Malik Jefferson did not present himself as the unquestioned leader of the Texas football program. He didn’t proclaim there will be dramatic improvement or drastic changes. He didn’t declare anything, really. Since the end of the 2016 season, Jefferson has spent … Read More

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Texas linemen Tristan Nickelson, Denzel Okafor will battle for right tackle job … eventually

So Tom Herman hates losing, huh? Thus, by definition, he loves competitors, those unafraid to push their way to the forefront. Sounds like Denzel Okafor. In March 2016 after signing with Texas, Okafor told the American-Statesman that he was eager to get on campus and push someone out of a … Read More

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Texas officials announce new clear-bag policy for 2017

University of Texas officials unveiled a new clear bag policy that will be enforced at most home sporting events beginning this athletic year. Fans will be allowed to bring clear plastic bags into Royal-Memorial Stadium and the Erwin Center so long as they do not exceed 12 inches wide, 12 … Read More

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Former Texas WR Marcus Johnson turning heads in Eagles’ camp

Former Texas receiver Marcus Johnson could have easily given up on playing in the NFL. He went undrafted after the 2015 season and sat at home last year. According to CSN, Johnson may have found new life with Philadelphia. Johnson hauled in numerous passes from Carson Wentz … Read More

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Tom Herman: Never mind Maryland; Longhorns to spend first three weeks ‘developing team’s identity’

Tom Herman, freshly shaven and dripping with sweat, didn’t proclaim success or failure after Texas’ first practice on Monday. With 28 practices remaining and more than a month before the season opener, the Longhorns have a long way to go. “Nothing really statement-wise,” Herman said after the workout ended about … Read More

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Sam or Shane?: Starting QB won’t be named until mid-August

Texas coach Tom Herman said he’ll likely name a starting quarterback about two weeks before the season opener against Maryland on Sept. 2. Sophomore Shane Buechele, who started all 12 games last season and threw for almost 3,000 yards, would appear to be the favorite. But don’t count out freshman … Read More

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First Texas practice in the books; ‘Nobody impressed, nobody disappointed in shorts’

Texas fans love up-to-the-second updates, but after Monday’s first practice, coach Tom Herman declared, “Nobody impressed, nobody disappointed in shorts.” Herman has been adamant that it’s hard to tell anything about anybody without pads. Thanks to the NCAA’s elimination of two-a-day workouts, teams will now ease into training camp. Junction, … Read More

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As camp opens, Texas needs all QBs, RBs to remain upright

The Longhorns open training camp on Monday, and unfortunately nobody will be encased in bubble wrap. Granted, the first practice is a time for uber-optimism. But the depth and health of the offensive backfield will require constant monitoring throughout August. It’s far more fragile than it looks. Texas has only … Read More

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Tom Herman is welcomed, bear-hugged by Texas high school football coaches

HOUSTON — When Charlie Strong got the Texas job in 2014, he got off to a rocky start with Texas high school coaches. Judging from his later recruiting efforts, he overcame whatever misconceptions people initially had. At this year’s statewide high school coaches convention, new Texas … Read More