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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 4 Florida State

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 4 … Read More

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1978 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 second season under Fred Akers was another success, for the most part, as the Longhorns went 9-3 in 1978, capping the … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 38 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 38 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 38? Senior K Mitchell Becker. Last year, Becker averaged 63.0 yards per kickoff and he … Read More

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Former Texas lineman Brandon Hodges headed to Pitt

Former Texas offensive guard Brandon Hodges will finish his collegiate career at Pittsburgh. “Next stop!,” Hodges tweeted on Tuesday. He’s certainly cutting it close. The Panthers’ first workout is Tuesday. Hodges did not complete spring drills with the Longhorns as the school said he … Read More

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Texas coach Tom Herman clarifies remarks about IMG Academy

Texas coach Tom Herman issued a statement late Tuesday in an attempt to clarify comments he made two days ago in Houston about the growing popularity of IMG Academy. Speaking at the Texas High School Coaches Association convention, Herman said he “didn’t understand” why Texas high … Read More

Naashon Hughes — one of Mack Brown’s last ties to Texas — comes full circle

Over the past three seasons, Naashon Hughes has started 26 games. Only safety Jason Hall, with 28, has more. Hughes has appeared in 37 games and, having signed with Texas in 2013, is one of only two remaining players on the roster that was in Mack Brown’s final Longhorns signing … Read More

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 39: Kansas State DT Will Geary

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up. Who … Read More

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Texas football single game tickets on sale now

If you want the best seats for Texas’ season opener against Maryland, you had better act fast. Single-game tickets for the Longhorns’ six 2017 home games went on sale to the general public Tuesday. You can access the links to buy those tickets by clicking here. Read More

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110 ways Drew Mehringer showed he’s pumped about Texas’ latest commitment

When Brennan Eagles committed to Texas on Monday evening, social media blew up. But you already knew that. The Longhorns have had 14 players commit to the 2018 recruiting class under Tom Herman, and — at least on Twitter — the coaching staff has treated each … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 5 Clemson

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 2, 7 and 17 on our 2016 list. Today’s team: No. 5 … Read More

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1977 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.  Where to start with the 1977 season, truly one of the greatest, drama-filled and one-of-kind seasons in Texas football history. We’ll start … Read More

Commitment 101: Brennan Eagles, wide receiver

Alief Taylor wide receiver Brennan Eagles became Texas’ 14th member of the 2018 class, and its third wide receiver. The future U.S. Army All-America Bowl participant is a four-star talent ranked No. 12 on the Fabulous 55. He is the No. 5 … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 39 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 39 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 39? Deep snapper Michael David Poujol and linebacker Edward Pequeno. Neither player, however, has played … Read More

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Texas adds four-star wide receiver Brennan Eagles

Texas added a potential all-conference talent when four-star wide Brennan Eagles committed to the Longhorns over offers from programs like Florida, Ohio State, Alabama, LSU and others. Eagles, who is the No. 12 ranked player in the Fabulous 55, will also compete … Read More

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 40: Baylor RB Terence Williams

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up. Who … Read More

Tom Herman is welcomed, bear-hugged by Texas high school football coaches

HOUSTON — When Charlie Strong got the Texas job in 2014, he got off to a rocky start with Texas high school coaches. Judging from his later recruiting efforts, he overcame whatever misconceptions people initially had. At this year’s statewide high school coaches convention, new … Read More

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Texas still waiting on Syracuse tight end graduate transfer Kendall Moore

HOUSTON — Perhaps it was merely unabashed optimism, but Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck said Monday that “we’ve got a graduate transfer” at tight end. Texas coaches expect Kendall Moore, a graduate transfer from Syracuse, to enroll this summer. But it hasn’t happened officially yet, a … Read More

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Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando seeking out depth this August

HOUSTON — Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and some friends ate dinner Sunday night at El Tiempo, a Houston restaurant that generated good food and good vibes for his old employer. “To sit there and think that we didn’t lose a game here, in this city. Read More

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With only 2 QBs, expect Tim Beck to watch Longhorns’ workload

HOUSTON — The Longhorns will start practice on July 31 but won’t start the season until Sept. 2 against Maryland. That’s a long time for quarterbacks Shane Buechele and Sam Ehlinger to throw a lot of footballs. A lot. Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck … Read More

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 41: Kansas State FB Winston Dimel

The countdown to kickoff is on. Over the 100 days before Texas takes on Maryland, we’re counting down the 100 best players the Longhorns will face in 2017. This series is all about impressing your friends at pregame tailgates and watch parties, so grab a notepad and buckle up. Who … Read More