Bevo Beat

The latest Longhorn news and notes from the Austin American-Statesman.

The Texas 22: Starting at right guard — Jake McMillon

We’re breaking down who we think will be Texas’ starting lineup, a combined effort from Mike Craven, Brian Davis and Danny Davis. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player. JAKE MCMILLON Junior right guard, 6-3, 305 High school: Abilene Signing class: 2014 Career games: 22 Career … Read More

After third scrimmage, Texas coaches closer to finalizing depth chart

Texas coach Tom Herman spent the entire offseason instilling a culture of winning. Everything was a competition. You were either a winner or a loser, one who dined on surf-and-turf or baloney. Now comes the results from all that scorekeeping. The Longhorns are likely to firm up their depth chart … Read More

Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 14: Kansas State RT Dalton Risner

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up. Who … Read More

The Texas 22: Starting at outside linebacker — Malik Jefferson

We’re breaking down who we think will be Texas’ starting lineup, a combined effort from Mike Craven, Brian Davis and Danny Davis. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player. MALIK JEFFERSON Junior outside linebacker, 6-3, 240 High school: Mesquite Poteet Signing class: 2015 Career games: 22 … Read More

Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 14 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 14 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 14? WR Lorenzo Joe, who turned one of last year’s eight catches into … Read More

Tyler John Tyler WR Damion Miller will not join the Longhorns

Tyler John Tyler receiver Damion Miller, a member of Texas’ 2017 recruiting class, will not enroll and join the Longhorns, the school confirmed on Friday. The university offered no further comment, but Miller had not yet joined the team due to academics. Miller has wanted to attend Texas for years. Read More

The Texas 22: Starting at wide receiver — Collin Johnson

We’re breaking down who we think will be Texas’ starting lineup, a combined effort from Mike Craven, Brian Davis and Danny Davis. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player. COLLIN JOHNSON Sophomore wide receiver, 6-6, 220 High school: San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian Signing class: 2016 … Read More

Texas teammates Collin Johnson and Kris Boyd find worthy adversaries in each other

In two weeks, Texas receiver Collin Johnson might find himself being covered by Maryland defensive back JC Jackson. Meanwhile, Longhorns cornerback Kris Boyd could be flanking a receiver like D.J. Moore. Until then — as the countdown to the college football season slowly winds down — Johnson … Read More

Texas beats NBL’s Cairns Taipans behind clutch play of Andrew Jones

Sophomore guard Andrew Jones scored twice in the final minute to propel Texas past Cairns Taipans, 71-69, early Friday in Cairns, Australia. The Longhorns were trailing 69-67 with less than 60 seconds to play when Jones took over. After draining a mid-range jump shot to tie the score, Jones got … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Oklahoma

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Oklahoma. (We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas and Kansas State.) QB: Baker Mayfield (2016 — 254 of … Read More

LOOK: Peyton Manning stopped by Texas practice to talk safety, championships

On Thursday, Peyton Manning’s newest football venture brought him to Austin, where he spent some time visiting with Texas players, coaches and equipment staff. The retired five-time NFL MVP is advising helmet manufacturer Riddell in its efforts to make football safer. Riddell recently outfitted the … Read More

Key dates approaching for Longhorn recruiting targets at OL, QB and DB

Texas is a handful of pieces away from finishing its 2018 recruiting class. The Longhorns sit at 17 commitments and the class ranks No. 2 in the nation. Tom Herman built this recruiting momentum without coaching an official snap as the head coach at Texas. August is … Read More

Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 15: USC LB Porter Gustin

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up. Who … Read More

The Texas 22: Starting at outside linebacker — Naashon Hughes

We’re breaking down who we think will be Texas’ starting lineup, a combined effort from Mike Craven, Brian Davis and Danny Davis. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player. NAASHON HUGHES Senior outside linebacker, 6-4, 250 High school: Harker Heights Signing class: 2013 Career games: 37 … Read More

Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 15 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 15 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Chris Brown picks off Buechele. #Hookem pic.twitter.com/8hTw3KyY2l — Hookem Football (@hornsfootball) … Read More

Training camp grind, injuries are exposing Texas’ lack of overall depth

Nearly three full weeks into a rugged training camp, the Longhorns are showing serious wear and tear. The lack of quality depth is readily apparent. This cake, as former coach Charlie Strong indicated, is nowhere near fully baked. New coach Tom Herman may feel good about his 22 starters. But … Read More

The Texas 22: Starting at wide receiver — Reggie Hemphill-Mapps

We’re breaking down who we think will be Texas’ starting lineup, a combined effort from Mike Craven, Brian Davis and Danny Davis. We’re doing two a day, one offensive and one defensive player. REGGIE HEMPHILL-MAPPS Freshman (redshirt) wide receiver, 6-1, 185 High school: Manvel Signing class: 2016 Career games: None … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Kansas State

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Kansas State. (We’ve already done Baylor, Iowa State and Kansas.) QB: Jessie Ertz (2016 — 152 of 264 for 1,755 yards, … Read More

A look at every Texas offer for 2019 — so far: Defense

Stay updated on the latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Mike Craven of Hookem.com. The Forty will publish M-F at 10 a.m. each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns on the recruiting trail. With a … Read More

Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 16: Oklahoma State RB Justice Hill

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up. Who … Read More