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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1973 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 1973 Longhorns featured breakout 1972 star Roosevelt Leaks as a junior and sophomore quarterback Marty Akins. But also Raymond Clayborn, who … Read More

Texas’ ‘Stars at Night’ recruiting event bringing 2018 and 2019 talent to Austin

Tom Herman enjoys playing host. And the Longhorns aren’t missing chances to promote the future of Texas football under the new head coach. The latest of this summer’s showcase events for recruits is called Stars at Night, a Friday event at Royal-Memorial Stadium that’s expected to feature several 2018 pledges, … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 43 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 43 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 43? LB Cameron Townsend, a sophomore from Missouri City who was primarily used on special … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 10 Michigan

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. 10 … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 63: Tom Herman and the Longhorns at Big 12 Media Days

How did Tom Herman do at his first Big 12 Media Days? Cedric Golden, Kirk Bohls and Danny Davis break down what went down at Frisco and how Herman ’s Texas Longhorns and other Big 12 teams will fare in 2017. Read More

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If Texas succeeds, punter Michael Dickson may need to do more with less to impress award voters

FRISCO — During his time at Texas, junior Michael Dickson has certainly put in the work. Dickson is coming off a season in which he averaged a school-record 47.4 yards per punt. Dickson punted 142 times during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and his 77 kicks as a freshman are … Read More

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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1972 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 1972 season saw a major change for Darrell Royal’s coaching staff. Innovated co-offensive coordinator Emory Bellard left Texas to do something … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 44 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 44 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Read more: Wild-haired, fiery Breckyn Hager loves to hit — just … Read More

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The American-Statesman’s Top 25 countdown: No. 11 Auburn

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. 11 … Read More

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Shane Buechele lands on 2017 Davey O’Brien watch list

A day after Texas coach Tom Herman was non-committal on who his 2017 starting quarterback will be, sophomore quarterback Shane Buechele was named as one of 30 quarterbacks on the 2017 Davey O’Brien Award watch list, given annually to the best quarterback. Buechele broke a handful of freshman quarterback records … Read More

Pete Thamel gives two reasons why Charlie Strong could do better at South Florida than Texas

A few things one can take away from former Sports Illustrated turned Yahoo Sports reporter Pete Thamel’s latest post about Charlie Strong: The coach was tired of watching the Jerry Springer Show … reportedly. The others? Charlie Strong is more likely to score more points next season than he was … Read More

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Could Texas OL Connor Williams win the Heisman? Tom Herman doesn’t see why not.

FRISCO — Texas quarterback Shane Buechele will enter this season as a longshot candidate for the Heisman Trophy. Tom Herman, though, argued on Tuesday that he may have another contender on his roster. Appearing at the Big 12 Media Days, Herman was asked by KXAN’s Chris Tavarez if Connor Williams … Read More

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Top opponents for Texas in 2017, No. 45: West Virginia RB Kennedy McKoy

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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Daily Longhorn football history: The 1971 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 three seasons few college football programs have been as good — ever– than Texas was in 1968, 1969 and 1970. In … Read More

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Countdown to Texas’ kickoff: 45 days

Let’s use Texas’ roster, history and scouting reports to countdown to the start of the 2017 football season. Today, we are only 45 days away from Texas’ home game against Maryland. Which Longhorn wears No. 45? LB Anthony Wheeler, a junior who missed UT’s win over … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Texas can flex its O-line muscle again

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: Last year, Texas’ offensive line paved the way for a 2,000-yard rusher and a quarterback who nearly threw for 3,000 yards. Will the big boys be as good this fall? All-American left tackle Connor Williams — who may have been … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: Matt Rhule is off to a great start in Waco

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: Tuesday was the first chance I had to hear new Baylor coach Matt Rhule. Suffice to say, it was quite impressive. Rhule never ducked any question, including those about Baylor’s troubles, and handled it all in an honest, straight-forward nature. Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: My pick for top player? Mason Rudolph, not Baker Mayfield

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: It’s the trendy pick. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is the consensus choice as the Big 12’s best player. Mine, though, is Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph. I also picked the Cowboys as the top team in the conference. And I … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: I’m a big fan of these new halftime rules

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: Walt Anderson, the Big 12’s supervisor of officials, brought smiles to the faces of sportswriters from Ames down to the 512 when he announced that halftimes will be 20 minutes long across the board this fall. That should cut down … Read More

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Big 12 media days takeaway: The Cowboys’ venue was the real star this week

FRISCO — A Big 12 media days takeaway from Tuesday: The Star made a big impression on me in my first visit to Dallas Cowboys Central. Not sure if this is the House That Romo Built, but I loved the spaciousness of the venue and the Big 12’s organization. The … Read More