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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Playing in a bowl game should be Tom Herman’s standard for first-year success

Texas could be in trouble. And not just because Oklahoma State and its top-ranked offense are coming to town. But at 3-3, the Longhorns are in jeopardy of not having enough wins to qualify for a bowl game. Any bowl game. A bowl appearance should always be the absolute minimum … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: OU on the rise; Aggies in the mix

Shakeup Saturday came early. Three of my top 10 teams fell and fell hard. Clemson was a no-show in Syracuse, Washington State was an even bigger no-show against Cal and Washington never got its offense clicking against Arizona State. Lucky for Chris Petersen it was a late night game, and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Tom Herman’s moral victories tour continues, but Texas needs real Ws

DALLAS — Welcome to the 2017 Tom Herman Moral Victory Tour. Enjoy some great games against quality opponents, but a word of warning. You won’t always get the ending you’d want for your consumer dollar. In his first season in Austin, Herman has mastered the art of coaching an exciting … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Sam Ehlinger willed Texas back in it against OU, but needs help the rest of the way

DALLAS — Sam Ehlinger came up a little short. But in reality the Texas quarterback came up huge. Huger than anyone would have reason to suspect from a fuzz-faced teenager just months removed from high school. In just his fourth collegiate start, the freshman from Westlake almost pulled off the … Read More

Golden: Horns not dead yet in Dallas

DALLAS — The Horns got hit in the mouth and didn’t respond until late in the second quarter. I don’t know about you but this felt early on like something out of the early 2000s but Texas got it together to keep it competitive late. Oklahoma owned the … Read More

Bevo Beat

FINAL: Oklahoma wins shootout against Texas at Cotton Bowl 29-24

Texas fell to rival Oklahoma 29-24 on Saturday in Dallas after rallying from a 20-0 score to take a lead. But Oklahoma rallied midway through the fourth and held onto the lead. See more coverage here.  … Read More

Bucking the line: Will Oklahoma struggle again as a favorite over Texas?

The Sooners might have the Longhorns right where they want them. Much has been made of these teams seemingly headed in opposite directions, arrow pointing up for Texas and Oklahoma scuffling of late. That could actually play out in OUs favor Saturday. The burden of expectations has hurt Oklahoma in … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Bob Stoops faces a big decision — Go to Texas-OU? Or watch it from the couch?

Bob Stoops’ plans are up in the air. No, not for 2018 and beyond. He’s already made that call. But Saturday? He’s not sure where he will be this weekend. Stay at home, prop his feet up on the ottoman and eat nachos. Or go to the Cotton Bowl and … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Mayfield, Ehlinger represent the best of Lake Travis-Westlake rivalry

Social media arsonists were rampant when Texas-Oklahoma week started in earnest on Monday with the weekly news conferences. But not for the reasons you’d think. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield just happened to make some factual points about the Lake Travis-Westlake rivalry back home. Twitter … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 75: Legendary OU coach Bob Stoops talks retirement; staff discusses Red River Rivalry game

In the 75th episode of the On Second Thought podcast, legendary Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops joins Ced and Kirk to talk about his transition into retirement and discusses if he might return to the sidelines one day. Also Texas football beat writers Brian Davis and Danny Davis join the … Read More

Bevo Beat

Dede Westbrook’s thankfully long gone, but the Texas secondary is eager for redemption

Brandon Jones remembers being on the Cotton Bowl field last year against Oklahoma. Frankly, it was awful. “Oh yeah, sadly,” the Texas safety said. Jones was an overwhelmed freshman at the time. The Nacogdoches product had four tackles in his first Red River rivalry appearance. But mostly, he remembers the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: If this is Derrick Johnson’s last chance at a Super Bowl, it’s also his best chance

It’s Derrick Johnson’s time. After just missing out on a college title at Texas, a Super Bowl ring has become a realistic possibility in what can best be described as the linebacker’s NFL golden years. The Kansas City Chiefs are the best team in professional tackle football through five games … Read More

Golden: Give it a rest Tom, Sam’s your man

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On the quarterback situation at Texas: Tom Herman won’t announce his starting quarterback for the Oklahoma game because he doesn’t want to give Lincoln Riley and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops a heads up. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Underdogs vs. underwhelming — is the wrong team favored in this Texas-Oklahoma matchup?

Halfway through Tom Herman’s Monday presser, as he addressed his underdog Texas team’s chances against Oklahoma, the thought dawned on me. Is the wrong team favored this week? Quite possibly, which is why I fully expect the betting line that listed the Sooners as a 7 1/2-point favorite to shrink … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas, Oklahoma arrows pointed in different directions heading into Red River rivalry

The tone and tenor of the postgame news conferences in Norman, Okla., and Austin could not have been more different on Saturday. This week’s Red River rivalry now looks totally unpredictable. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley stood before reporters with a dazed expression and said, “Very, very disappointing.” That’s life in … Read More

Bevo Beat

Social reaction: Fans return to Royal-Memorial Stadium as Texas takes on Kansas State

It’s been a long four weeks without football on the 40 Acres, but things got back to normal Saturday as Texas hosted Kansas State at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Despite ACL Fest in full swing across town, plenty of fans still showed up in burnt orange to root on the Longhorns. See … Read More

Bevo Beat

REPLAY: Texas tops Kansas State in double OT, 40-34

Texas (2-2) is back in action at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with a showdown against one of its longtime thorns, coach Bill Snyder and the Kansas State Wildcats (3-1). Can Texas stay perfect in the Big 12? Or will the Wildcats continue their mastery of the Longhorns? Follow the … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: By sticking with his teammates, Lorenzo Joe strengthens his UT family

No matter how strong you may be, none of us are ever really prepared for that phone call. Sometimes the news reaches us in the middle of the night. Other times it’s like a lightning bolt on a clear day. Losing a loved one is a body blow, one that … Read More

Daily Longhorn history: The 2016 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.  We’ve made it. This is the most recent completed Longhorn season. And in fitting fashion, it played a significant role in the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: It’s defense, not offense, that’s carrying Tom Herman’s Texas Longhorns

History suggests 17 points equals a loss in these parts. Just don’t tell that to the Texas defense. Since giving up 41 points in the opener to Maryland, Todd Orlando’s crew is playing as if a bout of amnesia has swept through its side of the locker room. While the … Read More