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Tom Herman’s off-week press conference: Some fire, fury … and even some Angry Birds after USC game

Well, it took three weeks before we got a glimpse of Fiery Tom Herman, who held his usual Monday game-week press conference today even with the off week. Texas is coming off an impressive performance in the double-overtime loss at No. 4 USC, and Herman tried to reinforce the positives … Read More

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Third and Longhorns: Inside USC 27, Texas 24

A deeper look inside Texas’ 27-24 double-overtime loss to USC: Why Texas (1-2) lost Well, it certainly wasn’t because of the defense, which played like it was Jan. 4, 2006 all over again. The Longhorns stopped USC on three fourth-down plays and stuffed Ronald Jones II on back-to-back goal-line stops … Read More

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Our four Texas-USC pregame questions — answered

On Saturday morning, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with fourth-ranked USC. Here is how they played out: 1. Did Texas’ RBs create some depth chart separation? No. Chris Warren III, coming off his big 166-yard day last week against San Jose State, … Read More

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No. 4 USC 27, Texas 24 (2 OT): The expanded box score

FIRST QUARTER Texas 0, USC 0. Both teams averaged better than 45 points a game heading into this game, and both the Longhorns and Trojans had scoring opportunities. But the defenses stole the spotlight, especially Texas’, which made two fourth-down stops, including a stuff of Ronald Jones near the … Read More

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Heartbreak in LA: No. 4 USC escapes Texas with a 27-24 overtime thriller

It’s all over at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and No. 4 USC has beaten Texas in overtime 27-24. The victory came in dramatic fashion — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, just 2 yards away from a touchdown in the second overtime, was stripped of the ball by a USC defender. The … Read More

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It’s halftime, and defense is keeping Texas in a 14-7 showdown with USC

It’s halftime out at LA Memorial Coliseum. No. 4 USC leads Texas 14-7. That score is correct. The Longhorns, who are 16-point underdogs, are absolutely in this game thanks to a defense that has looked like it turned back the clock to Jan. 4, 2006. DeShon Elliott plucked a tipped … Read More

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Fast forward: A Texas vs. USC game day primer

Texas and USC kick off at 7:30 p.m. Central at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. It’s the first time these two college football bluebloods have met since the 2005 BCS national championship game, which continues to be talked about 11 years later and either does or doesn’t even count, depending … Read More

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Tom Herman’s USC press conference: Texas waiting on Shane Buechele’s progress

Tom Herman’s third game-week press conference has come and gone, in advance of Saturday’s Texas-USC game. Here are the takeaways: 1. Who’ll start at quarterback? Herman didn’t say whether it would be Shane Buechele or Sam Ehlinger, but did mention that what happens at practice on Tuesday will be important. Read More

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Third and Longhorns: Inside Texas 56, San Jose State 0

A deeper look inside Texas’ 56-0 win over San Jose State: WHY TEXAS (1-1) WON: There was a reason why the Longhorns were such big favorites. Texas ran the ball with relative ease, controlled the line of scrimmage, stifled the Spartans defensively and avoided the pratfalls — turnovers, missed tackles, … Read More

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Texas 56, San Jose State 0: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Texas 7, San Jose State 0: Sam Ehlinger, starting his first game because of Shane Buechele’s shoulder injury, misfired on his first three passes before he found Armanti Foreman for 18 yards on UT’s second drive. After the first two drives ended in punts, Ehlinger and Jerrod Heard … Read More

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Our four Texas-San Jose State pregame questions — answered

Saturday morning, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with San Jose State. Here’s how they played out? 1. Who started at quarterback? Sam Ehlinger, as expected. The freshman who went 23-6 as a starter at Westlake is now 1-0 as a Longhorn. He … Read More

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A fresh start: Defense, Sam Ehlinger pace Texas’ 56-0 win over San Jose State

It’s over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas, a 24-point favorite today, has beaten San Jose State 56-0. You could almost hear the collective “Whew” from the Longhorns fan base that saw (a) Texas win, (b) Texas win in convincing fashion, (c) a freshman quarterback win his debut game and (d) a defensive … Read More

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So far, so good for Sam Ehlinger’s first start as Texas leads 14-0

It’s halftime at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Texas leads San Jose State 21-0. As expected, Shane Buechele was ruled out about an hour before the game because of a bruised shoulder that’s kept him out of practice all week. True freshman Sam Ehlinger, the early enrollee from Westlake, is making his Longhorns … Read More

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Tom Herman’s weekly press conference: ‘It’s a marathon, not a sprint’

Tom Herman’s game-week press conference ahead of Saturday’s Texas-San Jose State game has come and gone. The highlights: 1. Shane Buechele is dealing with a bruised throwing shoulder. He’s not sure when it happened on Saturday, but coaches believe they found it on film. It occurred as he was hit … Read More

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Third and Longhorns: Inside Maryland 51, Texas 41

WHY NO. 23 TEXAS (0-1) LOST: Saturday’s 2017 season opener felt like we were in 2016 all over again. Or was that 2015? Or 2014? The first game of the Tom Herman era was marred by the shortcomings that have haunted Texas the last three years. There were missed opportunities … Read More

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Our four Texas-Maryland pregame questions — answered

Saturday morning, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with Maryland. Here’s how they played out: 1. How did Texas replace D’Onta Foreman? Texas didn’t. Oh, the Longhorns tried — giving Kyle Porter and Chris Warren III the bulk of the … Read More

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Maryland 51, Texas 41: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Maryland 14, Texas 7: The Longhorns struck first with Holton Hill’s pick-six touchdown on the third play of the game, the first pick-six for Texas since Hill ran one back against Oklahoma State in 2015. But after a slow start, Tyrrell Pigrome went to work. The sophomore turned … Read More

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Texas, do we have a problem? Horns fall flat in Tom Herman’s debut, 51-41

In the second quarter, there were two telling social media posts during the Texas-Maryland season opener: First, some number cruncher at ESPN figured out that the Longhorns have lost 39 straight games when they’ve trailed by 14 or more points. Then Chuck F’n Strong — Charlie Strong’s fake Twitter account — posted: “It’s … Read More

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Halftime: It’s Maryland 30, Holton Hill 14 as Texas shockingly trails

It’s halftime. The score: Maryland 30, Holton Hill 14. Appropriately, Tom Herman is wearing black today. Texas, which is an 18 1/2-point favorite, has a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator, a new defensive coordinator and new offensive and defensive schemes — but so far, it’s looking like the … Read More

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Tom Herman’s press conference: On openers, Texas’ depth chart and Maryland

Tom Herman’s first game-week press conference has come and gone. Here are the highlights: 1. Herman spoke for 30 minutes. That’s the same length that Charlie Strong’s pressers were. Herman took 20 questions from assembled media ranging from Hurricane Harvey and the city of Houston to the depth chart and … Read More