Rich Tijerina

American-Statesman Staff

A California-born, Texas-raised Aggie overseeing the Statesman's Longhorns coverage. I've worked in New Braunfels, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi again and now Austin, since 2002. Words matter.

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Breakfast with Bevo: How Texas stacks up to Boise, Oregon, Tennessee and K-State

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s July 13th — 194 down, 171 to go. And 51 till Texas-Maryland. YESTERDAY: The stars aligned for Roger Federer at Wimbledon as he moved into the semifinals and Andy Murray was upset in the quarterfinals. And Novak Djokovic had to quit with an elbow … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: How much Texas remains in Boise State’s Bryan Harsin?

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s July 6th — 187 down, 178 to go. And 185 till July the Fourth … 2018. YESTERDAY: The Astros won on the road again, this time 10-4 over the Braves. The Rangers snapped Boston’s six-game winning streak with an 8-2 win. Alex Wood moved … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Where — and when — will Jarrett Allen be drafted?

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s June 22nd — 173 down, 192 to go. And 12 till July the 4th. YESTERDAY: The Rangers fell to the Blue Jays 7-5 at home; Joey Gallo hit an inside-the-park home run. At the College World Series, LSU beat Florida State 7-4 in an … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Texas’ Spieth, Hossler and Scheffler have made U.S. Opens their own

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s June 13th — 164 down, 201 to go. And 9 till the NBA draft. Celtics are on the clock. YESTERDAY: The Warriors won the NBA championship, 129-120 over the Cavs in Game 5. Kevin Durant (39 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) is your Finals MVP. Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Humble Atascocita lineman Samuel Cosmi

CLASS OF 2017: SAMUEL COSMI Humble Atascocita, offensive lineman (6-6, 279) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Like fellow Texas signees Marqez Bimage and Daniel Young, Cosmi originally committed to Tom Herman’s Houston Cougars last June. But he became a Longhorn in quick fashion — Texas offered … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Nacogdoches’ Josh Thompson

RECENT HISTORY: CORNERBACKS Texas’ top CBs The Longhorns’ top-performing cornerbacks and freshmen CBs over the past four years: 2013: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 58 tackles, 4 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups; top freshman — Bryson Echols, 11 tackles 2014: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 73 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Nacogdoches cornerback Josh Thompson

CLASS OF 2017: JOSH THOMPSON Nacogdoches, cornerback (5-11, 192) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Late May of 2016 brought a stream of offers — in one four-day span he was offered by Houston, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas State, Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State. He committed to TCU in … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Temple’s Ta’Quon Graham

RECENT HISTORY: DEFENSIVE ENDS Texas’ top ends The Longhorns’ top-performing defensive ends and freshmen DEs over the past four years: 2013: The top end — Jackson Jeffcoat, 86 tackles, 22 TFL, 13 sacks, 19 hurries; top freshman — Bryce Cottrell, 5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 hurry 2014: The top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Temple defensive end Ta’Quon Graham

CLASS OF 2017: TA’QUON GRAHAM Temple defensive end, (6-3, 266) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Graham committed to Texas last September — the day after the Longhorns’ season-opening win over Notre Dame — and he signed with Texas on Feb. 1. But in between there was plenty of recruiting drama. Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Brenham’s Marqez Bimage

RECENT HISTORY: LINEBACKERS Texas’ top ‘backers The Longhorns’ leading linebackers and freshmen linebackers the past four years: 2013: The top linebacker — Peter Jinkens, 49 tackles, 2 TFL; top freshman — Tim Cole, 10 tackles, 1 hurry 2014: The top linebacker — Jordan Hicks, 147 tackles, 3.5 … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Brenham linebacker Marqez Bimage

CLASS OF 2017: MARQEZ BIMAGE Brenham, linebacker (6-2, 242) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Like fellow 2017ers Daniel Young and Samuel Cosmi, Bimage started out as a Houston pledge but flipped to Texas when Tom Herman was hired in late November. The Longhorns offered him about two weeks … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Spring Westfield’s Daniel Young

RECENT HISTORY: RUNNING BACKS Texas’ top rushers The Longhorns’ leading rushers and freshmen rushers the past four years: 2013: The top running back — Malcolm Brown, 214-904-9; top freshman — Jalen Overstreet, 20-102-2 2014: The top running back — Malcolm Brown, 183-608-6; top freshman — Foreman, 15-73-0 2015: The top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Spring Westfield running back Daniel Young

CLASS OF 2017: DANIEL YOUNG Spring Westfield, RB (6-0, 210) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Young committed to Tom Herman and will play for Herman, but in between there was a commitment to Houston, a decommitment to Houston and then a flip to Texas. He originally pledged to the Cougars … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Lake Dallas’ Kobe Boyce

RECENT HISTORY: CORNERBACKS Texas’ top CBs The Longhorns’ top-performing cornerbacks and freshmen CBs over the past four years: 2013: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 58 tackles, 4 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 10 pass breakups; top freshman — Bryson Echols, 11 tackles 2014: The top corner — Quandre Diggs, 73 tackles, 5 TFL, 2 … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Lake Dallas cornerback Kobe Boyce

CLASS OF 2017: KOBE BOYCE Lake Dallas, CB (6-0, 164) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Boyce committed to Charlie Strong back in April 2016. Only four Big 12 schools offered him scholarships (Texas, Oklahoma, Baylor and Iowa State). STAR RATING: 3 RECRUIT RANKINGS: Overall, 563rd; Fab 55, not … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Tyler John Tyler’s Damion Miller

RECENT HISTORY: WIDE RECEIVERS Texas’ top wideouts The Longhorns’ top-performing wide receivers and freshmen WRs the past four years: 2013: The top receiver — Mike Davis (51 catches, 727 yards, 8 TDs); top freshman — None 2014: The top receiver — John Harris (68 catches, 1,051 yards, 7 TDs); top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Tyler John Tyler receiver Damion Miller

CLASS OF 2017: DAMION MILLER Tyler John Tyler, WR (6-0,189) HOW DID HE GET HERE? It took a year-and-a-half to get here; Miller was the very first pledge for Texas’ 2017 class. He committed way back in June 2015, the summer after Charlie Strong’s first season. Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — San Antonio Reagan’s Derek Kerstetter

RECENT HISTORY: GUARDS Texas’ top guards The Longhorns’ top-performing guards and freshmen guards over the past four years: 2013: The top guard — Mason Walters, an OL stalwart at UT; top freshman — Curtis Riser, though he played in only four games. 2014: The top guard — Kent Perkins, who was moved from … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: San Antonio Reagan offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter

CLASS OF 2017: DEREK KERSTETTER San Antonio Reagan, OL (6-5, 299) HOW DID HE GET HERE? One of only two offensive linemen that signed with Texas in 2017, Kerstetter originally was committed to Oklahoma State. He pledged to the Cowboys in June 2016. But Tom Herman and offensive … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Winter Park, Fla.’s Jordan Pouncey

RECENT HISTORY: WIDE RECEIVERS Texas’ top wideouts The Longhorns’ top-performing wide receivers and freshmen WRs the past four years: 2013: The top receiver — Mike Davis (51 catches, 727 yards, 8 TDs); top freshman — None 2014: The top receiver — John Harris (68 catches, 1,051 yards, 7 TDs); top … Read More