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

USC fans hang Vince Young piñata from tree at tailgate

USC fans are still bitter about losing to Texas in the 2006 Rose Bowl, but a few of them took things too far Saturday before the Trojans and Longhorns met again at the Los Angeles Coliseum. RELATED: Fast forward: A Texas vs. USC game-day primer ESPN/Longhorn Network producer … Read More

With ‘the rematch’ looming, remembering the 2006 Texas-USC Rose Bowl classic

On Jan. 4, 2006, Texas and USC waged what is still considered by many the greatest game in college football history. They’ll meet again Saturday for the first time since that fateful night when the Longhorns take the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The stakes are much lower … Read More

‘Immortal’ Vince Young featured on College Gameday

With Texas and USC squaring off for the first time since the 2006 Rose Bowl, ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi took a look on College GameDay at how that game impacted the legacy of Vince Young. One of the six “immortals” in Texas history with a retired jersey, as Tom Herman … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Three Trojans the Horns will be watching

On Saturday against No. 4 USC, the eyes of Texas will be upon … Sam Darnold, quarterback The Heisman Trophy contender has been just fine over his first two games, throwing for 605 yards and four touchdowns while completing a staggering 74.6 percent of his passes. The only black mark … Read More

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

Texas-USC: Time, TV channel, watch online for Week 3 game (9/16/2017)

Texas and USC meet for the first time since the classic 2006 Rose Bowl national championship on Saturday, September 16. Find game time, TV channel and information about how to watch online below. RELATED: Longhorns must find different mindset outside Austin Nostalgia will fill the air as the … Read More

Texas vs. USC: Four questions facing the Horns

Four questions facing Texas on Saturday night against No. 4 USC: Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger practices alongside running backs Chris Warren III (25) and Kyle Porter (21) on Aug. 4, 2017. RALPH BARRERA/AMERICAN-STATESMAN 1. Will Texas’ RBs create some depth chart separation? Junior Chris Warren III … Read More

Texas’ notable number: NFL-ready quarterbacks — and the number 78

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. The latest notable number is 78. Seventy-eight is the number worn by Denzel Okafor, a 310-pound sophomore who may start at right tackle on Saturday. Texas covered 78 yards on its fastest scoring drive this … Read More

Football

Texas vs. USC: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-USC game to keep your eye on Saturday: Chris Warren III vs. Ronald Jones II Warren is averaging 9 yards per carry and is coming off a performance in which he ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns. San Jose … Read More

Football

Texas, USC meet again 11 years later — and how different those two programs look now

LOS ANGELES — What made the 2005 Texas Longhorns so great was their ironclad belief in themselves. Sure, that group had incredible talent. But that burning desire to be great, that’s what turned them into national champions. “After I lost the Heisman, the first thing I did was call Rod … Read More

Texas vs. USC: A Q&A with a Trojans beat writer

We’re interviewing the beat writer of Texas’ opponent each week this season. This week, it’s Zach Helfand (@zhelfand) of the Los Angeles Times offering his insight on the USC Trojans. 1. Through the first two games, has USC looked the part of a championship contender? If you’d … Read More

Football

Q&A with Texas quarterback commit Cameron Rising

Stay updated on the latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer 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 … Read More

L.A. Times columnist scoffs at importance of Texas-USC Rose Bowl game

Nearly 12 years later, most would still agree on one widely popular opinion — the 2006 Rose Bowl National Championship between Texas and USC was one of, if not the greatest college football game ever played. Such an opinion isn’t shared by L.A. Times Columnist Bill Plaschke, though, who … Read More

Columnists look back on, and forward to, Longhorns-Trojans matchup

Good morning and welcome to Breakfast with Bevo, your morning stop for Texas Longhorns news and notes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Texas football, recruiting, basketball and more. On  Second Thought: Episode 71 Columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden revisit … Read More

Mack Brown, Charlie Strong show off familiar hand symbol

South Florida and Texas share more than having Charlie Strong serve as their football coach. They use the same hand symbol, too. Because USF’s mascot is the Bulls, it uses a hand symbol similar to Texas’ Hook ‘Em Horns. Thursday afternoon, Strong, the Bulls’ coach, met with former Texas coach … Read More

Football

On Second Thought Ep 71: Vince Young and teammates revisit the 2005 national title game

In Episode 71 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas greats Vince Young, Aaron Ross and Kasey Studdard revisit the greatest college football game ever played, the Longhorns’ 2005 national title win over USC. Ced and Kirk also preview Saturday’s game. Read More

The Week 3 guide to watching Texas commits in action

Stay updated on the latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorns recruiting beat writer 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 … Read More

Sound Off: Texas QB questions boost pressure on running game vs. USC

Most Texas fans moved on from Saturday’s 56-0 win over San Jose State fairly quick. The Longhorns moved to 1-1 and erased the lingering memories of the season-opening loss to Maryland. In today’s segment, we discuss some of the big numbers from the clash with the Spartans, … Read More

What if Longhorns lost the 2006 Rose Bowl; Texas volleyball team sweeps A&M

Good morning and welcome to Breakfast with Bevo, your morning stop for Texas Longhorns news and notes. Check us out every weekday morning for everything you need to know about Texas football, recruiting, basketball and more. What if UT didn’t win the Rose Bowl in 2006? Columnist Kirk Bohls … Read More

Volleyball

Texas returns to its winning ways with a sweep in College Station

COLLEGE STATION — On Wednesday night, UT’s volleyball team opened its tour of Texas with a win. Sophomore Micaya White’s 10 kills led the way as Texas recorded a 25-20, 25-18, 25-15 sweep of Texas A&M in College Station. The victory — UT’s 74th in the 97-match series — helped … Read More