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The Texas Longhorns are starting to put together a who's who list of injured players.
And as much as the Longhorns (7-2, 6-0 in Big 12) miss what the injured players have given Texas on the field, the intangibles the injured players provide has also been tough to replace.
That's especially the case with the newest Longhorns lost for the season running back Johnathan Gray and defensive lineman Chris Whaley.
Both players were injured in the 47-40 overtime win by Texas Saturday at West Virginia.
"They're two of our best leaders," Texas head coach Mack Brown said. "They're both very tough. They're emotional. They lead in the dressing room. They lead on the field. They've really helped this team grow up and be tougher and pull together."
Brown said because Texas has lost so many team leaders to injuries that he's going to have several travel with the team because of the importance of their leadership to Texas.
Texas doesn't have ...
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The Texas Longhorns won in overtime at West Virginia Saturday night 47-40, but lost two starters for the season. Sophomore running back Johnathan Gray suffered a torn achilles tendon that will require surgery.
Gray had 159 rushes for 780 yds. and four touchdowns for the year. He had been on pace to become the first Longhorn running back to gain over 1000 yds. since Jamaal Charles...
Johnathan Gray asked a fateful question before his team's last game.
''What does it feel like to tear an Achilles?'' Gray asked one of the trainers. ''Is it like somebody kicked you or is it like a knife?''
Gray got the answer to his question in a painful way when he caught a short pass from Case McCoy early in the third quarter of the Longhorns...
I interviewed Jonathan Gray last year as he accepted the award for the Gatorade High School Player of the Year. He was a great kid and based on his high school career Texas fans had every reason to be excited. He exploded this year in his sophomore season with 790 yards and a 4.9 YPC average. His running helped Mack Brown and Texas salvage a season that looked like a potential disaster...
In a tough blow to Texas' Big 12 title hopes, the Longhorns lost senior DT Chris Whaley and leading rusher Johnathan Gray for the season with injuries.
1. (-) Baylor (8-0): Baylor passed its first major test of the season with flying coloring. The dominating victory over the Sooners didn't come without a cost, however. The Bears lost Tevin Reese for the foreseeable future and Lache Seastrunk and Glasco Martin are currently nursing injuries, as well. But this isn't the Baylor of old with the defense continuing to perform...
Texas overcame a 10-point second-half deficit at West Virginia Saturday night, pulling out a 47-40 overtime win when Steve Edmond intercepted Paul Millard's fourth-down pass.
You won't find too many Big 12 football fans that don't know the names of Quandre Diggs and Carrington Byndom, the two Texas cornerbacks. Byndom is a senior and Diggs is a junior, and both get mentioned a lot because Texas has long believed that pair to be talented enough to man up on opposing receivers.
There will be some adjustments taking place this week on the defensive line for the Texas Longhorns as former starter Malcolm Brown (the defensive tackle) jumps in at the nose position. Brown's move is necessary after Chris Whaley was lost for the season in last Saturday's 47-40 overtime win over West Virginia. It will be an adjustment although Brown has nine starts in his career.
Jonathan Holmes scored 15 of his 23 points in the second half and Texas erased a 17-point deficit to pick up a 82-77 win over South Alabama on Tuesday night.
Texas (2-0) scored the first basket but did not lead again until late in the second half. South Alabama (1-1) opened the game on 18-8 run and eventually took a 45-31 halftime lead, hitting 10 of 21 3-pointers in the first half...