TEXAS LONGHORNS NEWS

Texas confirms that Corby Meekins will coach WRs

The former tight ends coach will also help out with special teams. The shuffling of the Texas Longhorns coaching staff caused by the hire of co-offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Herb Hand was officially completed on Thursday when the school revealed that former tight ends coach Corby Meekins will coach wide receivers with Drew Mehringer. Meekins will also help coach special...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
3 days ago

Texas adds preferred walk-on LS Justin Mader

The Longhorns now have more depth at an important position. On Thursday, Magnolia long snapper Justin Mader announced that he will join the Texas Longhorns football program: The 6’0, 215-pounder will be a preferred walk-on for head coach Tom Herman and special teams coach Craig Naivar. A 2018 Under Armour All-American, Mader visited Austin shortly before National Signing Day. Mader...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
4 days ago

Baylor hires former Longhorn Frank Okam as DL coach

Matt Rhule has added to his coaching staff, and he’s chosen a former Texas Longhorn. According to SicEm365’s Colt Barber, Baylor has hired Frank Okam to be the team’s new defensive line coach. Okam spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons at Rice in the same position.   Okam helped the Longhorns win the 2005 BCS National […]
Via Heartland College Sports
4 days ago

Texas set to host several key targets for junior day

A small army of potential Longhorns will be in Austin over the weekend for the Texas junior day. It’s that time of the year again. Over the weekend, Tom Herman and his staff will host a multitude of prospects for the Texas Longhorns junior day, marking the first major visit weekend of the 2019 cycle. Thus far, upwards of 70 Texas targets representing the 2019, 2020 and 2021 classes...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
4 days ago

Texas set to host several key 2019 targets for junior day

A small army of potential Longhorns will be in Austin over the weekend for Texas’ junior day. It’s that time of the year again. Over the weekend, Tom Herman and his staff will host a multitude of prospects for the Texas Longhorns junior day, marking the first major visit weekend of the 2019 cycle. Thus far, upwards of 20 Texas targets are set to tour the Forty Acres over the weekend...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
4 days ago

Yes, Bellmont Is Still Rich

Yes, the athletic department is still posting staggering financial numbers. Texas’ new revenue total is the largest single-year amount for a Division I public school. The University of Texas athletics department reported about $215 million in operating revenues for the 2017 fiscal year, against $207 million in operating expenses, USA Today reports. This marks the first time...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
4 days ago

BWG Invades Your Earholes 02.14.18

On this week’s Pretend We’re Football, Will, Tim, and I discuss how we’d like to be executed as a way to put off talking about basketball, but we discussed the state of the Texas Longhorns, their tournament chances, and which of us is most likely to steal another person’s skin. It was a cheerful episode. On Chad & Kevin, we discussed the lonely IT world I work in and if it’s...
Via Barking Carnival
4 days ago

WATCH: Texas, UT student produce insane 2018 recruiting rap video

You’ve heard the media praise surrounding Texas’ 2018 class, but have you seen the recruiting rap video? The Texas Longhorns 2018 class has received plenty of praise for its depth and quality talent. Ariea Bastami, a University of Texas journalism student, took that hype one step further. Prior to National Signing Day, Bastami recorded a two-minute rap song highlighting the Longhorns...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
4 days ago

Nolan Kingham headlines strong Texas pitching unit in 2018

There are some unknowns with this Texas pitching group, but David Pierce should have the depth to establish another effective unit. The legacy of the Texas Longhorns baseball brand has built itself on phenomenal pitching over the years. This year should be no different, as the ‘Horns return an ace starter in Nolan Kingham, who was named to the USA Golden Spikes award preseason watch...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
5 days ago

Texas offers rising JUCO LB Lakia Henry

The Georgia native has seen his stock take off in recent days. Since the linebacker position is one of major need in the 2019 recruiting class for the Texas Longhorns, defensive coordinator Todd Orlando extended an offer on Wednesday to Dodge City CC standout Lakia Henry: The 6’1, 230-pounder also received offers in recent days from Alabama and Texas A&M. Ole Miss, Kentucky,...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
5 days ago

Shaka Smart's 3rd year at Texas a season of struggles

Texas coach Shaka Smart is nearing the end of his third season with a .500 overall record, the team hovering near the bottom of the Big 12 and any NCAA Tournament hopes on the verge of collapse. ''We obviously need to find a way to win our next game,'' Smart said after losing to Baylor on Monday night. Texas (15-11, 5-8) lured Smart away from Virginia Commonwealth in 2014 after...
Via AP on Yahoo
5 days ago

McCarty, Holmes lead No. 6 Texas past Texas Tech 87-72

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brooke McCarty and Joyner Holmes scored 13 points apiece to help No. 6 Texas beat Texas Tech 87-72 on Wednesday night. Five Longhorns reached double figures as they beat Tech for the 10th straight time. Sug Sutton scored 12, Jatarie White 11 and Ariel Atkins 10 also reached double figures for Texas (21-4, 12-2 Big 12). Dayo Alabode led Tech (7-18, 1-13 Big 12...
Via MyNorthwest.com
5 days ago

Texas graduate transfer OT target Calvin Anderson will announce decision after final visit

The Sooners will get the final opportunity to make an impression. Coming off of a visit with the Auburn Tigers last weekend, Rice Owls graduate transfer offensive tackle Calvin Anderson will make a final visit with the Oklahoma Sooners before making his decision: As indicated, the Texas Longhorns are still in the mix — and perhaps still the favorite — as Anderson heads into the final...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
5 days ago

Texas Longhorns baseball’s hitting could be rejuvenated in 2018

The ‘Horns hit for a dismal .252 team batting average in 2017, but new additions to the program could help Texas have more success this season. I’m a little embarrassed that in my preview of Texas Longhorns baseball position players from a season ago, I titled my piece, “Hitting could finally become Texas baseball’s strength in 2017.” As any Texas baseball fan will tell you, that...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
5 days ago

Frosh Watch: Texas' Mohamed Bamba is proving to be one of the top-five freshmen

A lot of love for the Big 12 this week, as Freshman of the Week goes to another player in the league
Via CBSSports.com
6 days ago

Clanking From the Corner: Baylor 74, Texas 73 2OT

Okay, now we can start talking about the NIT. Texas fixed their defensive lapses from the TCU game, but also left their shooting in Fort Worth. It would’ve been nice to borrow a couple of those threes, as Texas shot 36% on the night and under 20% from three. They played good enough defense to hold Baylor to well below their normal shooting percentages, but at the end of the night...
Via Barking Carnival
6 days ago

Texas’ NCAA Tournament hopes take hit following 74-73 2OT loss to Baylor

The Longhorns NCAA Tournament hopes continue to dwindle quickly with a third straight loss. At a point in the season in which the Texas Longhorns are already in must-win mode, Shaka Smart’s club fell just short, dropping its third straight game in a 74-73 double-overtime loss to the Baylor Bears. For further perspective on exactly how significant Monday’s matchup was to not only...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
6 days ago

We Run This State?

Daily Round Up: February 12, 2018 Shaka Smart’s basketball program is sliding backwards. It’s time for the King of Calm to throw a potted plant. There’s plenty of anger to go around this season. But then the reserved, cerebral Smart always is calm. In fact, he might be the King of Calm. Maybe he should borrow a page out of Bobby Knight’s playbook and throw a potted plant at someone...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
6 days ago

Incoming Texas WR talent should push veterans, bolster competition

After the ‘Horns lost significant wide receiver production, veterans must step up or risk being surpassed by high-level newcomers. “I’ve never been around a receiving core that deep and talented, even at Ohio State.” Tom Herman’s sentiments last summer certainly weren’t as apparent as expected throughout much of the 2017 season. Of course, it didn’t help that the Texas Longhorns...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
7 days ago

Tom Herman largely leaves the Texas play-calling question unanswered

To improve the Longhorns offense, Herman may have to take a larger role in calling plays. But he still thinks Tim Beck can be the guy. “I mean I envy those guys that are head coaches and call plays. I don’t know how they do it. They’ve got a different skill set than me, maybe.” The early October statement from Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman explaining why he wasn’t willing...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
7 days ago

Texas baseball writers’ 2018 preview roundtable

The BON team makes predictions and reflections about the state of the Texas baseball program. In four days, we will begin another season in the over 120 year long tradition of Texas Longhorns baseball, and the second of the David Pierce era. Texas was gutted by the MLB Draft after last season, but the ‘Horns have what should be a tremendous new group of former JUCO prospects and...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
7 days ago

The Longhorn Republic balances recruiting highs and basketball lows

Texas had some big wins on the recruiting trail, but couldn’t get the job done on the hardwood. In this week’s Longhorn Republic, Gerald Goodridge and Kyle Carpenter get excited about a bumper crop of Texas Longhorns recruits inking on National Signing Day 2018 and look at their favorite parts of the class (1:36). Then they move onto the Texas Longhorns’ struggles against Kansas...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
7 days ago

Texas Basketball and the NCAA tourney bubble

Andy Katz still has the Longhorns in the Tournament as of late yesterday, but consecutive losses to KSU and TCU have moved the Horns from a likely 8/9 seed to a tenuous position. The final six games are: Baylor @OU @KSU OSU @KU West Virginia ** If the Longhorns don’t take care of business against Baylor and OSU at home and then find their way to a single road win @KSU...
Via Barking Carnival
7 days ago

What Longhorns fans can expect from Texas baseball in 2018

Texas baseball kicks off in five days, and expectations are high in year two of the David Pierce era. David Pierce brought Texas Longhorns baseball back to solid footing and the NCAA tournament in year one as head coach, but the 2018 Longhorns are far from having a secure identity. For one, Texas was not a consistent team in 2017, with most issues coming at the plate. Texas held...
Via Burnt Orange Nation
8 days ago

McCarty has big third, No. 6 Texas beats Kansas State

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Brooke McCarty scored 13 of her 17 points in the pivotal third quarter and No. 6 Texas beat Kansas State 76-54 on Saturday night. McCarty, a senior and reigning Big 12 player of the year, scored 10 points in a 1:49 span. Texas (20-4, 11-2 Big 12) led by 11 when McCarty began her surge. The Longhorns were ahead by 19 when she finished and well on their way to...
Via MyNorthwest.com
9 days ago
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