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

Jordan Whittington impresses in front of Texas, Texas A&M coaches

Stay updated on the latest Texas Longhorns recruiting news brought to you by Longhorn recruiting beat writer Mike Craven of 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

Texas, USC once foes in 2005 national title game, now miles apart

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. It’s been 12 years since the Trojans and Longhorns squared off for the 2005 … Read More

Texas-USC will rekindle memories, but programs on far different planes now

The last time Texas played at USC, men’s athletic director Mike Perrin was a junior linebacker for coach Darrell Royal. Fifty years ago, Texas opened the 1967 season ranked fourth in the country as bumper stickers around town proclaimed “’67 — Year of the Horns.” The trip to Los Angeles … Read More

Texas 56, San Jose State 0: Five key plays

There were 140 snaps taken in Texas’ 56-0 win over San Jose State on Saturday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) started his college career with three incompletions. (Stephen Spillman/Austin American-Statesman) 1. Welcome to Royal-Memorial Stadium A four-star … Read More

Texas returns to the ground as Chris Warren III runs, leaps over San Jose State

Chris Warren III has no interest in becoming a hurdler. Warren anchored the Texas offense on Saturday, gaining 166 yards on 16 carries in a 56-0 rout of San Jose State. He also had two receptions, one of which was a 14-yarder in which he hurdled over Spartans safety Maurice … Read More

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

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after Longhorns bounce back with 56-0 win over San Jose State asked Longhorns fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after Texas shut out San Jose State 56-0 on Saturday. As you can imagine, we got hundreds of responses from informed and passionate fans who were pleased to see their team bounce back. Some were taking a … Read More

Texas 56, San Jose State 0: ‘That’s what it’s supposed to look like’ as Longhorns demolish Spartans

The first victory is always the hardest, or so it’s said. Texas coach Tom Herman finally got his with a 56-0 demolition of San Jose State on a sun-splashed Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Longhorns fans, not to mention everyone inside the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center, can breathe easy again. Texas (1-1) … Read More

Texas notebook: Holton Hill scores again as San Jose State lends a helping hand

Holton Hill did it again. The junior cornerback placed an exclamation point on Texas’ 56-0 win over San Jose State on Saturday, the defense’s first shutout since 2014. In the third quarter, Hill picked off a Montel Aaron pass and returned it 45 yards for a touchdown, giving the Longhorns a 35-0 … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas shut out San Jose State 56-0

Texas and coach Tom Herman bounced back in a big way on Saturday, beating San Jose State 56-0 to move to 1-1 on the season. The postgame press conference had a much different feel after Herman’s second game than it did following the embarrassing season-opening loss to Maryland. Take a … Read More

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

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


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

WATCH: Texas CB Holton Hill returns interception 45 yards for TD

Holton Hill is living up to his nickname in 2017. The Texas cornerback affectionately known by his teammates as “Hollywood” scored his third touchdown of the season with a 45-yard interception return against San Jose State on Saturday. The interception was the third of Hill’s career, and all of them … Read More

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

WATCH: Texas RB Chris Warren III rumbles for 41-yard TD

Texas may be down a quarterback, but Chris Warren III showed during the first half against San Jose State that it doesn’t take one to score a touchdown. Out of a wildcat formation, Warren rumbled 41 yards for a Longhorns touchdown in the second quarter. FOLLOW THE GAME … Read More

WATCH: Texas RB Chris Warren III hurdles San Jose State defender

Texas is on the board, in part thanks to a highlight-reel play from junior running back Chris Warren III. Warren went airborne along the sideline, nearly clearing a San Jose State defender for a few extra yards on a 14-yard completion from Sam Ehlinger. Two plays later, Jerrod Heard ran … Read More

WATCH: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger completes 1st pass of career

Texas freshman quarterback Sam Ehlinger got his first start Saturday against San Jose State, taking the place of injured Shane Buechele. Ehlinger’s first three passes on the opening drive fell incomplete. His first completion came on the second drive, a bullet over the middle to Armanti Foreman … Read More

Social reaction: Texas fans hopeful for redemption at Royal-Memorial Stadium

After the disappointment of last week’s season-opening loss to Maryland, Texas fans are eager to see a winner as the Longhorns take on San Jose State on Saturday. It will be the last home game at Royal-Memorial Stadium for nearly a month. RELATED: Coaches change, but can Texas? … Read More

Buechele’s out, Ehlinger’s in: Texas freshman’s debut coming against San Jose State

Texas freshman Sam Ehlinger will get his shot on Saturday. Ehlinger, the Westlake product who was an early enrollee this past spring, will start Saturday afternoon against San Jose State. Shane Buechele, a sophomore who has started the last 13 games, was slowed this week by a … Read More