Bevo Beat

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

Todd Orlando: Texas defense needs more pressure, better sack totals

At Houston, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando’s system averaged 2.6 sacks per game in 2015 and three sacks per game in 2016. In two games at Texas, Orlando’s unit has produced two sacks total. Orlando didn’t hold back when asked about the numbers after Wednesday’s practice. “No, it’s little bit disappointing … Read More

Running wild: Texas’ Chris Warren III, USC’s Ronald Jones II set for Coliseum showdown

Mistakes happen in recruiting, but every perceived slight can be used as motivation. Just ask USC running back Ronald Jones II. Jones grew up a Texas fan but the feeling wasn’t necessarily mutual. He ran for 2,009 yards as a senior at McKinney North and scored 28 touchdowns. But when … Read More

Report: Before taking down USC, Vince Young binge-watched cartoons

When Vince Young didn’t win the Heisman Trophy in 2005, he was hurt. He was upset. He was motivated to beat USC in the Rose Bowl and prove that the voters (including Kirk Bohls) made a mistake. That’s the picture that has been painted of the lead-up … Read More

The Whys of Texas: Fans dismiss San Jose State because, well, it was San Jose State

Texas fans can dismiss the importance of a 56-0 win over San Jose State — and many of you certainly have — but it felt like a huge step in the right direction. Think about it. The Longhorns could easily have fiddled around and beaten the Spartans … Read More

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WATCH: Jordan Spieth throws out first pitch at Wrigley Field

Jordan Spieth is in the Chicago area this week for the BMW Championship, so it only made sense that he would swing by Wrigley Field. Spieth threw out the first pitch Tuesday night before the Cubs took on the New York Mets, just the latest in his … Read More

Important recruiting dates await the Longhorns in October

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 Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. CT each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns … Read More

Analyzing Sam Darnold’s 4 interceptions and whether ‘Hollywood’ could strike again

Sam Darnold has been as good as advertised so far in 2017. The USC quarterback has completed nearly 75 percent of his passes for 605 yards and 4 touchdowns, and in Week 2 completely picked apart Stanford in a 42-24 beatdown. RELATED: Vince Young: ‘Go out there and … Read More

Texas fan Lance Armstrong to USC: ‘You lost the game fair and square.’

USC is trying to re-write history regarding its national championship loss to Texas, but Lance Armstrong isn’t having any of it. The Trojans’ media guide this week claimed a 4-0 all-time record against Texas. They excluded their 41-38 loss to the Longhorns in the 2006 Rose Bowl because the … Read More

Vince Young’s message to current Longhorns; former Longhorns shine in NFL Week 1

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. Vince Young’s message to the current Longhorns Vince Young and several members of Texas’ … Read More

Longhorns in the NFL: Week 1 highlighted by defense

Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the … Read More

After 2-8 road record last 2 years, Longhorns must find different mindset outside Austin

Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson stays off social media, so he’s missed a lot of the internet-based jawboning about the Longhorns’ 1-1 start. “Of course, people still talk and I hear things,” Jefferson said. What are people saying about this week’s matchup with fourth-ranked USC? “That we aren’t good enough. That … Read More

Bevo XV can’t travel to Los Angeles, and he’s not happy about it

Bevo XV and Traveler IX will have to keep their banter to social media. On Tuesday, the official Twitter account for the Texas mascot announced that Bevo will not be attending the game Saturday at USC, due to space constraints at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. As you can see … Read More

Vince Young to current Longhorns: ‘Go out there and show the world we’re Texas football’

Twelve years removed from the greatest sports moment of his life, Vince Young still carries himself like Superman, ready to take on the world and the USC Trojans. Asked Tuesday why UT has fallen off in recent years, Young said, “Be careful, man. I’ll dive on you, bro, if you … Read More

A win against San Jose State means more momentum in recruiting

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 Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. CT each morning to provide Texas fans with an in-depth look at the latest for the Longhorns … Read More

Does Texas have a decision to make at quarterback?

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. Boo-linger? Texas released its depth chart Monday ahead of its game Saturday against No. Read More

Texas offensive lineman Patrick Hudson out for season with knee injury

Texas lost some key offensive line depth late Monday when the school announced that Patrick Hudson had suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will be lost for the season. Hudson, a 6-foot-5, 325-pounder from Silsbee, redshirted last season after earning All-American accolades in high school. He was projected to … Read More

Texas notebook: As they head out west, Longhorns hope to stick to a routine

Texas has had its struggles on the road over the past few years. Not that the Longhorns have been unbeatable at Royal-Memorial Stadium either, but they’ve dropped eight of their last 10 true road games. On Monday, however, head coach Tom Herman wasn’t worried about that road record. As he … Read More

Texas’ QB quandary: Should the Longhorns start Shane Buechele or Sam Ehlinger at USC?

Quarterback controversies are, by definition, controversial. Any fan who remembers the Chris Simms vs. Major Applewhite storm knows how unhealthy and damaging it can be. There are similar clouds forming on the horizon for Texas coach Tom Herman. Sophomore Shane Buechele remains UT’s starter for now, even … Read More

USC media guide pretends National Championship loss to Texas never happened

With the Texas Longhorns and USC Trojans set to square off on Saturday, much will obviously be made of their first meeting since arguably the greatest college football game ever — the 2006 Rose Bowl. As most remember it, the Vince Young-led Longhorns snapped USC’s 34-game win streak to secure … Read More

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