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Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Tommy Nobis may have left us, but the memories of No. 60 on, off the field won’t

60. That number was synonymous with greatness at the University of Texas in the decade of the same. Tommy Nobis is the gold standard for defensive players on the Forty Acres. Hard-nosed, tough-minded and feared by the opposition, he was the guy that offensive coordinators circled on game film when … Read More

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Tommy Nobis, perhaps the best linebacker in Texas history, dies at age 74

In 1963, legendary scribe Dan Jenkins went up to Army coach Paul Dietzel and quizzed him about the Texas Longhorns, a team the Cadets would face in ’64. Texas, ranked No. 1 in the country, had a sophomore linebacker from San Antonio with particular aggression. “I asked him, ‘Have you … Read More

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For 101 years, Bevo has stood tall as the adored face of Texas football

“His name is Bevo. Long may he reign!” These words, printed in the December 1916 issue of the Alcalde alumni magazine, provide the first evidence of a name for the live longhorn mascot at the University of Texas. The original Bevo made his first and only appearance at halftime that year at … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Will these forward-thinking hires move the needle at all on Texas vs. Texas A&M?

In the span of one week, the state’s two biggest universities made massive athletic hires. Will that lead to a football showdown before the end of the world? In time. After Texas A&M landed football coach Jimbo Fisher, Texas President Gregory L. Fenves made the most important hire of his … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Bold Fenves, charismatic Del Conte will make a great match for Texas athletics

Texas took a huge step forward on Saturday. Why, with a little better call on third-and-2 on the field or a timely free throw on the basketball court, Texas might even be showing signs of becoming Texas again. University President Gregory L. Fenves made the second-biggest athletic hire of his … Read More

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‘The ultimate opportunity’: TCU’s Chris Del Conte leaving Fort Worth to lead Texas athletics

Perhaps sensing the Longhorns’ fan base needed a jolt, University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves pulled off a stunning move by luring one of the best college athletic administrators in the business to Austin. Fenves reached an agreement with TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte to become the new … Read More

A tale of two programs: College bluebloods Texas, Penn State are headed in different directions

This is a tale of two teams, a six-year snapshot of two storied college football programs trying to return to glory. One faced about every disadvantage imaginable and even some that had never been seen before. The other set off on a new path by choice, enjoying just about every … Read More

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DeShon Elliott excited, Michael Dickson anxious about NFL decisions to leave Texas

ATLANTA — If any college football fan thinks leaving school early and going pro is an easy decision, they should’ve seen DeShon Elliott and Michael Dickson explain themselves on Wednesday. It’s a nerve-wracking decision with real-life consequences. Both Longhorns, who could win national honors on Thursday at the College Football … Read More

Golden: Take the money and turn pro, Malik

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on Bevo-related and college football-related items. Here are his takes: Any chance Tom Herman convinces Malik to stay? Tom Herman can use these bowl practices not only to figure out what younger players have the most potential to contribute in 2018, … Read More

Starting 5: Shaka’s old Virginia home and what to expect when expecting Big 12 play

Every Monday during the basketball season we give you five things Texas men’s basketball fans need to know about the week to come. Texas basketball has reached the month of December, let the countdown to Big 12 play begin. Here are five things: 5. Shaka Smart was right to be … Read More

Longhorns invited to Texas Bowl

The Texas Longhorns (6-6) are heading to the Texas Bowl in Houston at NRG Stadium and will face former Big 12 conference member Missouri (7-5) of the Southeastern Conference. The Longhorns are making their first bowl appearance since 2014 and first postseason appearance under first-year coach Tom Herman. Read More

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Turning points: Looking back at 12 moments that shaped Texas’ 6-6 season

Never before has Texas employed a football coach who quoted Greek conquerors. There’s no question that Tom Herman was different. “There’s a quote by I believe it’s Alexander the Great where it says, ‘The actions of each of us determine the fate of all of us,’” Herman said in August. Read More

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Texas S DeShon Elliott announces he will skip bowl game, go into NFL draft

Texas safety DeShon Elliott, the Jim Thorpe Award finalist who had six interceptions this season, announced Thursday he will skip his senior season and go pro. Following the lead of left tackle Connor Williams, Elliott will also skip UT’s upcoming bowl game, the school announced. “It was a very difficult … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 81: Brian Davis on Tom Herman’s Year One; Dennis Dodd on the CFP

Beat writer Brian Davis joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for On Second Thought Episode 81 and breaks down the roller coaster that was Texas’ 6-6 regular season. The guys also examine Tom Herman’s first season and discuss the fallout that is occurring with the expected departure of some name … Read More

Golden: What will Tom Herman’s plan be for QBs for Texas’ bowl game?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: Herman needs a QB plan for the bowl game: Time will tell if the Texas’ 6-6 coach can come up with a better plan between now and the bowl game. That … Read More

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Texas LT Connor Williams will skip upcoming bowl game, jump into NFL draft

Texas junior Connor Williams, an All-American left tackle who missed most of this year with a knee injury, will forgo his final year at UT and jump into the NFL Draft, the school announced. Williams, a team captain, will also skip the upcoming bowl game, he said in a statement. Read More

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Report: Texas junior Chris Warren III will transfer

Texas junior Chris Warren III, a career 1,150-yard rusher who fell out of favor with new coach Tom Herman, is transferring, the school announced Monday. “After putting a lot of thought into it with my family, I talked to Coach (Tom) Herman this morning and let him know I have … Read More

Longhorns hurt Camping World chances, looking at Houston

With Texas’ 27-23 loss to Texas Tech on Friday night, the Longhorns’ bowl options took on a different shade as they appear less likely to be on their way to the Camping World Bowl and more likely to be headed to the Texas Bowl or Liberty Bowl. “I think we’d … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: A late-game collapse was the perfect ending to another ho-hum Texas season

In the final week of practice before his final year at Texas, Darrell Royal, if memory serves, took in what he had seen leading up that 1976 season and made his pronouncement. “I’d say we’re about as average as every-day wash,” the legendary coach said. Some three months later, he … Read More

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Social reaction: Texas fans fill up on football for final home game of 2017 against Texas Tech

As is tradition, Texas plays its final game of the regular season the day after Thanksgiving. This year, the opponent is Texas Tech, but the opponent is less important than what is at stake. For the Longhorns, the game is a chance to secure their first winning season since 2013. Read More