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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

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1991 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.  Following his best season at Texas, David McWilliams entered the 1991 season with a team ranked No. 14 overall in the preseason … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1990 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.  Let’s shock the nation with the blog! The 1990s started with one of the most surprising and successful seasons in Longhorn history. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas displays toughness in opening week of camp

Under Charlie Strong, “We’re Texas” became “Were Texas” in national circles. Tom Herman, what will you bring? Well, after spring football, a long summer of conditioning and one week of Camp Herman, toughness is a popular term over on the Forty. Herman actually let some excitement slip out after Saturday’s … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1989 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 last time Texas suffered consecutive losing seasons before 1989 was in 1937 and 1938. Ed Price followed a 5-5 season with … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Drayton second in command

Tom Herman made thing one clear on Saturday after the first Texas scrimmage of training camp. Stan Drayton is second in command. The Longhorns associate head coach and running backs coach, who came from the Chicago Bears where he coached that position, would assume control if as one inquiring reporter … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1988 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.  Few years have been as bad as the 1988 season at Texas. In fact, at 4-7, the 1988 season is tied with … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

When it comes to Texas’ $8,700 lockers, size matters — as does customizing, stainless steel, glowing in the dark and 43-inch TVs

Sam Allen quit playing football his sophomore year at Trinity Cedar Hill. Too small. At 5-foot-8 and maybe 120 pounds after a second breakfast taco, he tried his hand at cornerback and wide receiver until he just didn’t think he measured up. So he turned to soccer instead. But that … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Why is Tom Herman smiling? … and other musings from Friday’s practice

Tom Herman’s in a good mood these days. When he was asked if it made him a little nervous that he was being so complimentary about how his Texas team has performed in the first five days of practice, the new Longhorns coach sheepishly said, “Yeah.” But then he added, … Read More

Daily Longhorn football history: The 1987 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.  David McWilliams is one of three Texas football players to become head coach of the program, and he’s one … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Out of the shadows, DeShon Elliott is fighting for a starting safety spot

For the first half of his collegiate football career, DeShon Elliott has been known for mainly two things. There was the pseudo-melee at Baylor in 2015, complete with the Elliott punches that never connected. And the helmet-rattling play in the end zone against Notre Dame that included the Elliott blow … Read More