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

With Hurricane Harvey and benching behind him, Holton Hill scores twice for Texas

The stats will say differently, but Holton Hill insisted that Saturday was not a good day. In Texas’ 51-41 loss to Maryland, Hill returned both an interception and a blocked field goal for touchdowns. The junior cornerback also ranked second among all Longhorns with his eight tackles, one of which … Read More

Maryland 51, Texas 41: New coach, same problems as Longhorns fall in opener

Tom Herman refused to watch last year’s game film of Charlie Strong’s 5-7 Longhorns. Texas’ new coach didn’t want to be influenced by what he saw on the screen. The past didn’t matter anyway, in Herman’s mind. The last nine months were different. “I know how they’ve been trained,” he … Read More

Texas-Maryland notebook: Reggie Hemphill-Mapps has a solid debut

A dozen Longhorns made their college debuts on Saturday. Reggie Hemphill-Mapps’ impression may last the longest. The redshirt freshman wide receiver caught seven passes for 69 yards, tying him for the team lead in receptions. He also returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown. He also returned a punt … Read More

Texas-Maryland notebook: Reggie Hemphill-Mapps has a solid Longhorns debut

A dozen Longhorns made their college debuts on Saturday. Reggie Hemphill-Mapps’ impression may last the longest. The redshirt freshman wide receiver caught seven passes for 69 yards, tying him for the team lead in receptions. He also returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown. He also returned a punt … Read More

Third and Longhorns: Inside Maryland 51, Texas 41

WHY NO. 23 TEXAS (0-1) LOST: Saturday’s 2017 season opener felt like we were in 2016 all over again. Or was that 2015? Or 2014? The first game of the Tom Herman era was marred by the shortcomings that have haunted Texas the last three years. There were missed opportunities … Read More

Texas fans ‘Sound Off’ after deflating loss to Maryland in season opener asked Longhorns fans to “Sound Off” on our Facebook page after Saturday’s 51-41 loss to Maryland in the first game of the Tom Herman era. Frustration was palpable near the end of the game, as some fans started throwing items onto the field … Read More

Our four Texas-Maryland pregame questions — answered

Saturday morning, we looked at four questions that Texas was facing ahead of its matchup with Maryland. Here’s how they played out: 1. How did Texas replace D’Onta Foreman? Texas didn’t. Oh, the Longhorns tried — giving Kyle Porter and Chris Warren III the bulk of the … Read More

What Tom Herman said after Texas lost to Maryland 51-41

Things did not go as planned for Texas during the first game of the Tom Herman era. The Longhorns fell 51-41 to Maryland, and looked very much like the same team that finished 5-7 under Charlie Strong in 2016. Afterward, Herman spoke to the media about what went wrong in … Read More

Maryland 51, Texas 41: The expanded boxscore

FIRST QUARTER Maryland 14, Texas 7: The Longhorns struck first with Holton Hill’s pick-six touchdown on the third play of the game, the first pick-six for Texas since Hill ran one back against Oklahoma State in 2015. But after a slow start, Tyrrell Pigrome went to work. The sophomore turned … Read More

Texas, do we have a problem? Horns fall flat in Tom Herman’s debut, 51-41

In the second quarter, there were two telling social media posts during the Texas-Maryland season opener: First, some number cruncher at ESPN figured out that the Longhorns have lost 39 straight games when they’ve trailed by 14 or more points. Then Chuck F’n Strong — Charlie Strong’s fake Twitter account — posted: “It’s … Read More

Texas fans throw items onto field as reality of loss to Maryland sets in

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. In the opening game for Texas coach Tom Herman at Royal-Memorial Stadium, the Longhorns were beaten 51-41 by a Maryland team that came in as an 18-point underdog. Fans didn’t take kindly to the result, and were seen throwing items onto the field … Read More

WATCH: Reggie Hemphill-Mapps returns punt 91 yards for Texas touchdown

Welcome to the big show, Reggie Hemphill-Mapps. The Longhorns freshman wide receiver and Houston native introduced himself to the college football world with a 91-yard punt return for a touchdown during the third quarter against Maryland. The score cut the Terrapins’ lead to 30-27 before Maryland answered with a 40-yard … Read More

WATCH: Armanti Foreman scores Texas’ first offensive touchdown of 2017

The Texas offense is on the board. Longhorns quarterback Shane Buechele converted a 3rd-and-20 with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Armanti Foreman, cutting into Maryland’s lead in the third quarter. Texas elected to go for two, but Buechele’s pass fell incomplete to leave the score at 30-20. Read More

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Golden: Maryland 30, Texas14: Ugly first half at DKR

The first defensive touchdown in 20 games ushered in the new era of Texas football under Tom Herman. Then the first half happened. Turns out the Maryland Terrapins aren’t here to get punked. The Turtles have put a shock into the home crowd with a 30-14 lead at … Read More

Halftime: It’s Maryland 30, Holton Hill 14 as Texas shockingly trails

It’s halftime. The score: Maryland 30, Holton Hill 14. Appropriately, Tom Herman is wearing black today. Texas, which is an 18 1/2-point favorite, has a new head coach, a new offensive coordinator, a new defensive coordinator and new offensive and defensive schemes — but so far, it’s looking like the … Read More

WATCH: Poona Ford blocks kick, Holton Hill returns for Texas touchdown

Breathe. After giving up 27 unanswered points to Maryland, Texas responded by blocking a field goal and returning it for a touchdown late in the second quarter. It was the second touchdown of the game for cornerback Holton Hill, who returned an interception for a score on … Read More

As Texas struggles against Maryland, Chuck F’n Strong chimes in on Twitter

After a fast start for Texas, Maryland scored 28 unanswered points to send a familiar feeling around Royal-Memorial Stadium. Fans on Twitter might have noticed a familiar face pop into their timelines. Chuck F’n Strong, an account that provided comic relief throughout former coach Charlie Strong’s frustrating three seasons, chimed … Read More

WATCH: Texas RB Kyle Porter levels Maryland defender with huge block

Texas running back Kyle Porter made his first highlight of the 2017 season during the first quarter against Maryland. Porter laid a vicious block on a Terrapins defender to spring Longhorns wide receiver Collin Johnson for a 13-yard gain. Check out the video below. Life … Read More

WATCH: Texas CB Holton Hill opens 2017 with pick-six

The Tom Herman era is underway at Texas, and it started with a bang. On the first drive of the season opener, Longhorns cornerback Holton Hill intercepted Maryland quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown. Less than two minutes in, Texas led the Terrapins 7-0. Read More

Texas academics, athletics officials respond to help hurricane victims

University of Texas academic and athletic officials responded in different ways this week to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. UT President Gregory L. Fenves said that roughly one-third of the school’s undergraduate population comes from counties that were declared natural disaster areas. That includes Harris County, where Houston is … Read More