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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas making strides at defense, QB

Tom Herman was in a really good mood. Might not mean a thing or it might be a very good sign, especially after he lost both his starting right tackle and his best tight end to perhaps season-ending injuries and as he is still waiting for one of his top … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 2002 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  The 2001 season ended in dramatic fashion as Major Applewhite led a historic comeback in a win against Washington. Texas finished the … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 2001 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  The 2001 recruiting class at Texas featured a Doak Walker Award winner, a Jim Thorpe Award winner, a Dick Butkus and Bronko … Read More

Ringing endorsement: After 60 years, the T-Ring still holds special allure for Texas athletes

On the first Thursday of every month, a collection of some of the most well-known figures in University of Texas athletics history meets for lunch at Rosie’s Tamale House just off Texas 71 near Spicewood. A timeless BYOB haunt, it was one of Darrell Royal’s favorites. T. Jones, 86, looked … Read More

On Second Thought Ep 67: Houston coach Major Applewhite on replacing Tom Herman; Texas’ concerns at LB

In Episode 67 of the On Second Thought podcast, new Houston head coach Major Applewhite discusses the challenge that comes with following in Tom Herman’s footsteps. Ced and Kirk and Kirk also examine the similarities between Applewhite and Herman and break down Herman’s concerns at linebacker. Also, the Dallas Cowboys’ … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 2000 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  If the 1980s and 1990s were two decades with mostly forgettable seasons that featured four different head coaches and handfuls of losing … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1999 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  With Ricky Williams moving to the NFL, the Longhorns and second-year coach Mack Brown began a new era at Texas. It started … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1998 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  The new guy Mack Brown’s first head coaching job was in 1983, when he led Appalachian State to a 6-5 record. He … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: His coaching and his foresight made Arkansas’ Frank Broyles a giant on the field

College football has lost a true icon in Frank Broyles, and Arkansas has lost a state treasure. Frank Broyles was the Arkansas Razorbacks. He ruled them as a highly successful coach and powerful athletic director for more than five decades until his death on Monday. I don’t think Broyles ever quite got … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Iowa State

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of each Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Iowa State. QB: Jacob Park (2016 — 133 of 226 for 1,791 yards, 12 TDs, 5 INTs) RB: David Montgomery (2016 — 109 carrires for 563 yards) WR: Allen Lazard … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1997 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  After winning the first Big 12 Championship Game — a stunning upset of defending national champion Nebraska — Texas entered the 1997 … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1996 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  Modern day college football took its first steps in 1996. With conference realignment came a new college football landscape. The Big 12 … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1995 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  This was an end of an era. In 1915, Texas joined the Southwestern Conference. At the time it was made of Baylor, … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1994 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  For the first time since 1990, Texas began a season with a win. Texas had stumbled out of the block for three … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Reese Leitao paying his dues as he needs to

Corby Meekins has known Reese Leitao for a minute. Or two. Months actually. “I started recruiting Reese when I was at Houston,” the new Texas tight ends coach, who came here with Tom Herman’s Cougars staff, said of the Longhorn freshman. “So I’ve known Reese close to 20 months.” At … Read More

On Second Thought Ep 66: Tom Herman joins the show, talks timeframe of Texas rebuild

In Episode 66 of the On Second Thought podcast, Tom Herman tells Cedric and Kirk how long he expects to be at his dream job of coaching football at the University of Texas.  He also gives us a peek at what he’s doing to bring back the winning culture on the Forty Acres. In addition, the guys discuss the legacy of MLB great Don Baylor, an Austinite who died this week at age 68. Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 29, 2001): MAJOR MIRACLE

SAN DIEGO — Major Applewhite made a triumphant return and a grand exit Friday night at the Holiday Bowl, leading Texas to a dramatic victory over Washington in the most impressive performance ever by a University of Texas quarterback. Applewhite, the senior who lost his job … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1993 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  Year two of the John Mackovic era, also the 100th anniversary of the program, started out pretty rough. A 36-14 loss on … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Fathom this — Texas will put the special back into special teams this year

If I could almost guarantee that Tom Herman will fix one area of the Texas football team, it will be the special teams. He understands the importance, as did Darrell Royal and Fred Akers long before him. “This is one-third of the game,” Herman said emphatically of special … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1992 season

The Texas football program dates back to 1893. Each day, we look at a little piece of Longhorn history. We’re starting by looking at each Longhorn football season.  John Mackovic arrived at Texas the most accomplished new Texas coach since Dana X. Bible. The 48-year-old Mackovic had been a graduate … Read More