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Photo: The Footballs Texas Will Play With This Season Have Arrived and They’re Pretty Cool

Maybe you already know this, but unlike in the NFL, college football teams do not all play with the same ball.  The size and weight of the ball is universal, but teams can play with balls made by different manufacturers, so the look and feel of a ball can vary from program to program.  Here is the football Texas will be using this fall. It’s pretty cool.  The 2015 footballs...
Via College Spun
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network’s draft coverage to include 3 college coaches

If you are tuning in to the 2015 NFL Draft coverage on the NFL Network from Thursday, April 30 through Saturday, May 2, you may see a familiar face. The NFL Network has announced their plans for the upcoming draft and there will be three guest analysts that stop by the set. Each day of the draft will feature a different guest analyst, with all three men being current college football...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Out of spring, Jefferson is a backup, but fall might prove otherwise

The Texas Longhorns are replacing 10 starters, a good number of whom will be playing on Sundays, which makes the task of replacing them even more difficult.Then there was the slew of injuries that kept potential starters out of spring practices and zapped some energy from the anticipation of last week's spring game.So viewing the Longhorns' depth chart is an inexact science for now...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Strong gains firmer grip on program heading into Year 2

What's the biggest difference between Charlie Strong today and the Texas coach when he first arrived in Austin? For starters, he isn't wasting energy booting anybody off the team. Suspensions and dismissals dominated the headlines last summer and fall as Strong implemented his five core values and the type of culture he expected Longhorn football players to adhere to and embrace...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

QB is hardly the only position battle raging into the fall

All eyes are certainly on the quarterback battle between Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard. The Longhorns are breaking in a new, up-tempo offense as well, and after the preposterously poor performance of last season's unit, it's no wonder that there's a jittery fandom tracking every move. But if Texas is going to get back into Big 12 contention, it's going to need more than a quarterback...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it a football game or something else Texas seeks with visit to Dubai?

When former Texas Longhorns coach Mack Brown started tweeting pictures of himself and a contingent of UT officials in the sparkling city of Dubai, immediate speculation was that they were exploring the possibility of playing a football game in the Middle East.While so many programs are flocking to play games in the state of Texas to gain some leverage with the state's large reserves...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Among concerns, Horns' underwhelming wide receivers are a big one

The Texas Longhorns coaching staff clearly sees wide receiver as a glaring weakness by the way it pursued the position on the 2015 recruiting trail, and continues to do so.There simply isn't a head-turning receiver on the roster, or at least not one that's emerged, with the type of fear factor seen on other Big 12 teams such as KD Cannon (and others) at Baylor, Josh Doctson (and...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network’s Draft Coverage To Feature Texas’ Charlie Strong, Stanford’s David Shaw, Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald

We’re a little more than a week away from the start of the 2015 NFL Draft, which begins next Thursday in Chicago.  As it has done in past years, the NFL Network will feature college football coaches during its broadcast of the seven-round draft.  Stanford’s David Shaw, Texas’ Charlie Strong and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald will serve as analysts for the NFL Network over...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Longhorns Head Coach Mack Brown in Dubai to Talk Texas Football

Mack Brown may be gone from the sideline for the Texas Longhorns, but he is far from forgotten. He has a day job with ESPN, but also has one as the special assistant to the University president (and earns a tidy salary of $500K/year for it). As it turns out, the position actually does entail him doing some work.Brown is currently in Dubai and trying to set the stage for the Longhorns...
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Charlie Strong win without a dominant quarterback?

Tyrone Swoopes or Jerrod Heard. Or does it even matter?Texas coach Charlie Strong doesn't have great options under center in his second season, assuming we're not about to see one of the great breakout seasons by a quarterback in recent memory. The junior Swoopes was rushed into action last season and with each step forward he seemed to take two backward.Jerrod Heard watched it all...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Swoopes still standing as Texas' QB after spring

In the Texas Longhorns' less-than-glamorous quarterback competition, experience seems to be winning out, at least through spring practices.Tyrone Swoopes, a junior, didn't exactly blow anybody away during Texas' spring game last Saturday, completing 17 of his 31 passes for 159 yards and no touchdowns, although he did have a touchdown pass dropped. His competition, redshirt freshman...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scout: Malcom Brown posseses 'rare traits, rare ability'

Where will Malcom Brown go in the 2015 NFL Draft?Here's what he know: He's going in the first round.Here's what we don't know: Which team will take him.Draft experts agree that the former Texas Longhorns defensive tackle is a rare talent, who could go anywhere from 17th to the San Diego Chargers to 23rd to the Detroit Lions.(h/t Dallas Morning News)
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

His way in place, Strong eager to lead Texas back

Charlie Strong swears his intention wasn't to tear down the last remnants of the Mack Brown era each time he kicked a player off the team last season.Those players, the Texas Longhorns coach says, chose not to be a part of the program. "They made that decision when they’d been given opportunity after opportunity after opportunity to make it right," Strong told Sports Illustrated...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Football: 5 Biggest Questions Heading Into 2015

Texas A&M is heading into the 2015 with high expectations. The Aggies have spent most of the offseason developing the defensive line and the secondary. A&M also had to address the transfer of quarterback Kenny Hill who looked solid against South Carolina putting up a score of 52-28; Hill appeared to be the player to provide a seamless transition from Johnny Manziel, completing...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong says Tyrone Swoopes is Texas’ No. 1 QB

Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong previously indicated Tyrone Swoopes might not have a firm grip on the starting quarterback job, when he said redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard was “closing the gap” in the competition. However, following Texas’ spring game on Saturday, Strong made it very clear who was leading the way right now. Tyrone Swoopes is the No. 1 quarterback...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong Has QB Tyrone Swoopes Apologize to Kid He Hit in the Face With a Pass During the Game

Ever since he took over the program, Charlie Strong has made it clear that he intends to create more than just football players at Texas. No, he wants his Longhorns to be good people as well. That is why he has his five core values that have been widely publicized (and have brought an end to a few careers during Charlie's reign).While the core values are something that are emphasized...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Signees Threw Up The Horns With Jamaal Charles At Today’s Spring Game

College football spring games are an occasion for well-known former players to visit their old program. Such was the case with Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles today when he made a trip to Austin to see his alma mater, the Texas Longhorns.  While he was on the sidelines, Charles posed for pictures with two Texas football signees from the 2015 class, defensive end Charles...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Swoopes still the starter at QB after Texas wraps spring

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas started spring practice with a quarterback duel and ended it with last season's starter, Tyrone Swoopes, entrenched as the No. 1. For now. Swoopes went 17-of-31 passing for 159 yards and ran for a touchdown Saturday as Texas ended spring drills with the annual Orange-White Scrimmage. Jerrod Heard was 20 of 29 for 177 yards and also ran for a score, but also...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Freshman Malik Jefferson With a Big Hit on RB Daje Johnson During Spring Game

The thing about big name recruits is that just because they were superstars in high school does not mean they are going to be superstars in college. The crappy part is that we really have to wait for the fall season to find out for sure how they are going to pan out, but linebacker Malik Jefferson certainly gave Longhorns fans a taste of things to come during Saturday's spring game...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong Hopes He Doesn’t Have To Start A Freshman QB For Season Opener At Notre Dame

After an up-and-down first season for Charlie Strong’s Texas Longhorns, things won’t get much easier to kick off 2015. Texas opens the year at Notre Dame, and while Strong enjoyed watching the quarterback battle today, in a perfect world, he wouldn’t have to throw a freshman to the wolves in South Bend. Strong did say this on Heard and opener at Notre Dame: “I hope I don’t...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Recruits Charles Omenihu, Kai Locksley Get Into It On Twitter With Texas A&M 5-Star DT Daylon Mack

Texas and Texas A&M might not have a football rivalry on the field anymore, but one certainly exists off of it.  Thursday night, Aggies’ five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack upset some Longhorns’ fans – and a couple players – with a tweet. Mack, a 6-foot-1, 330-pound defensive lineman pledged to Kevin Sumlin’s program, poked fun at Charlie Strong’s “I don’t...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jerrod Heard With Some Sweet Feet and Pinpoint Throws in Practice for the Texas Longhorns

Last season the Texas Longhorns were forced to shove Tyrone Swoopes out of the nest and in to the starting line-up when David Ash went down for the season. At times he looked like what the Longhorns needed behind center, but overall what they saw was not enough to secure him the job for next season. Heck, it wasn't enough for his head coach to even learn his name.Swoopes is in a...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Commit Daylon Mack Stirs Up A Hornets Nest On Twitter After Making Fun of Charlie Strong

Daylon Mack is expected to stir up a whole lot of trouble for offensive coordinators next season when he lines up next to Myles Garrett next season for Texas A&M. However, Thursday night he stirred up a pretty big hornet's nest on Twitter after poking a little fun at Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong.All he did was post a t-shirt with a direct quote from Strong, but a...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M signee Daylon Mack takes shot at Charlie Strong/Texas

Re-starting the Texas/Texas A&M rivalry has been a hot topic this week and Texas A&M signee Daylon Mack has gotten involved. In an ESPN article, Charlie Strong was quoted as saying… “Let me win some games first,” he said, jokingly. “Then I can push it. I don’t know if I want to go walking into College Station right now.” Not exactly a strong push for the game...
Via The Student Section
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M signee Daylon Mack takes shot at Charlie Strong/Texas

Re-starting the Texas/Texas A&M rivalry has been a hot topic this week and Texas A&M signee Daylon Mack has gotten involved. In an ESPN article, Charlie Strong was quoted as saying… “Let me win some games first,” he said, jokingly. “Then I can push it. I don’t know if I want to go walking into College Station right now.” Not exactly a strong push for the game...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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