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Texas' talented, but inexperienced linebackers tabbed as state's best

Like the rest of the Texas Longhorns defense, the linebacker position has to reboot after losing key contributors from last season's squad.Top performers Cedric Reed and Steve Edmond are gone, but there's enough returning, albeit inexperienced, talent combined with exciting incoming freshmen that the Horns' linebacker unit should remain mighty stout. The Longhorns' talent at the...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting: After strong finish to '15, '16 class off to dubious start

When Charlie Strong nabbed 2016 quarterback recruit Shane Buechele, it seemed to signal the start of another impressive class for Texas. But ever since, things have slowed considerably, perhaps to the point of concern.Texas has four commits for 2016 and, as Bleacher Report suggests, interest seems to be waning from top recruits who appear SEC-bound. Offensive line targets are becoming...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Best Chance to Revive Texas-Texas A&M Rivalry May Be in Dubai

Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin are both smart men. They know that the right thing to say is that they would be open to playing their hated rival again. Most of the fans will love to hear it and it makes them appear to be appreciative of history and tradition. However, according to Texas athletic director Steve Patterson the Longhorns are booked solid through 2027.If that is true...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tina Thompson Joins Texas Women’s Basketball

The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team has hired a new assistant in WNBA legend Tina Thompson. The UT Athletics website reported the announcement. Thompson further elaborated on joining head coach Karen Aston’s staff. “It feels great to be a Longhorn,” Thompson said. “The tradition of pursing excellence at UT is very much how I live my life. I love coach Aston’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 5-star OL Darius James transfers to Auburn

According to a report from 247 Sports, former five-star recruit Darius James is set to transfer from the Texas Longhorns to the Auburn Tigers. James was recently released from his scholarship. Former 5-star offensive lineman Darius James is transferring from Texas to Auburn, according to @JeffHowe247 of @247Sports. — Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) May 17, 2015 James missed spring...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Former 5-Star OL Darius James Is Transferring From Texas to Auburn

Darius James, a five-star offensive lineman recruit in the class of 2013, is transferring from Texas to Auburn, according to multiple reports.  The 6-foot-5, 319-pound offensive lineman started two games at right tackle for the Longhorns this past season as a redshirt freshman. He’ll have to sit out a year and will have two years of eligibility remaining, unless he gets a waiver...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas AD Says “My Phone Isn’t Ringing” When Asked If Texas A&M Wants To Play The Longhorns

It doesn’t look like we’re going to get that non-conference Texas-Texas A&M game anytime soon.  This afternoon, Longhorns’ athletic director Steve Patterson was asked if he’d received any interest from the Aggies’ about scheduling a regular season series.  He hasn’t.  Patterson on whether or not A&M wants to play Texas: “My phone isn’t ringing.” —...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas AD Says The Longhorns Could Play A Football Game In Mexico City Before 2020

We’ve seen an NFL game in Mexico City. Soon, we could be seeing a college football game.  Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has been saying for a couple years that he’s interested in holding a Longhorns’ game south of the border. That game could be occurring at some point in the next four-to-five years, he now says.  Patterson says the game could be happening before...
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Colt McCoy, Vince Young, Ricky Williams And Mack Brown Hung Out At An Autograph Session Today

There’s a loaded autograph session at the George R. Brown Convention Center today, featuring a slew of past and current college and pro athletes who played in Texas. Plenty of big names are signing for fans, including some legendary former Texas Longhorns.  UT fans should really enjoy this photo.  So proud to have coached Colt, VY & Ricky. 3 of the Best in CFB History. Thx...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas' Gray looking for breakout year as a solo act in senior season

Johnathan Gray is finally getting a solo act. The senior running back will be Texas' featured rusher in 2015, a first for the once-coveted player out of Texas high school powerhouse Aledo, whose rocky career is down to his final season of eligibility. After injuries and setbacks and sharing the backfield with Malcolm Brown and Joe Bergeron, Gray is healthy and prepared to get his...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong needs major impact from Texas' incoming freshman class

Redshirt might not be a term used for many of the freshman in the Texas Longhorns' incoming class.Charlie Strong needs instant impact in his second season and that means his first full recruiting class at Texas, one nationally hailed and stocked with four-star-level talent, has to hit the field, and hit it hard.Already, five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson and right tackle Connor...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pac-12 announces China to host regular season game

The Pac-12 and Alibaba Group Holding Limited, the world’s largest mobile and online commerce company, have announced a joint partnership supporting the upcoming Texas Longhorns vs. the Washington Huskies game in China. This will be one of most historic games in the history of the Pac-12. The two-year partnership with the Alibaba group will represent a major first in the history...
Via Mile High Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Official Takes Shot At Texas Longhorns Over TV Network

The feud between former rivals continues as a Texas A&M official took a shot at Texas over their television network.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas A&M Chancellor trolls Longhorn Network

Despite not playing in years and having no scheduled meetings in sight, there has been plenty of back-and-forth between the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies as they try to rekindle the rivalry. The latest shot between the two sides comes from Texas A&M chancellor John Sharp. While discussing the potential series between the Longhorns and Aggies, Sharp threw a jab at...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas conversations ‘ongoing’ for game in Mexico City

With news that a college football bowl game could be heading to the land down under, the Texas Longhorns could be the next team to join the international fun. For the Longhorns, the game would come south of the border. During the Big 12 spring meetings in Phoenix, Texas athletic director Steve Patterson told Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com that the university is “still having conversations”...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Charlie Strong be on the hot seat at Texas after 2015?

Editor's note: The following question was featured in Stewart Mandel's May 6 Mailbag.  Click here for the full Mailbag, and send future questions to stewart.mandel@fox.com. *** Hey Stewart. Given Texas's brutal schedule this year, the team could be much improved and still only go 7-5 or 6-6 (I count five "should wins" and one or two toss-ups, and the 'Horns will probably be...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas recruit trolls Texas A&M over draft

While the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies aren’t facing off on the football field, there is still a bit of an in-state rivalry. For evidence of that, look no further than a tweet from four-star safety DeShon Elliott. Elliot, a 2015 signee for the Longhorns, took to social media following the conclusion of the 2015 NFL Draft to troll the Aggies. The tweet showed a list...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns Head Coach Charlie Strong Must Be Sharing the Crazy Kool-Aid With His Staff

Texas is one of the premier college football programs in the nation. With the money the school has coming in and the rabid fan base in Austin there will never be a shortage of fans wanting to pack the stadium on game day. However, if they really want to become the best instead of just saying they are they may want to quit drinking the crazy Kool-Aid and win a few football games.Before...
Via FatManWriting
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Coach Takes Shot At Bryce Petty’s Draft Selection

One member of the Texas Longhorns' coaching staff took a questionable shot at former Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty.
Via Gamedayr
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns HC Charlie Strong Congratulates Wrong Malcolm Brown on Being Drafted

Oh Charlie. It was bad enough that he did not know who his starting quarterback was when he was asked under oath, but his latest good has to make you wonder just a little bit if he knows who his players are. What did he do this time?He congratulated the wrong player on being drafted in the first round Thursday night.via TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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
29 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
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend Bubble Watch: It’s Now or Never for Texas in 2015

A year ago, the Texas Longhorns were expected to crash and burn. Instead, they made their way to the NCAA tournament, and Rick Barnes appeared to have rescued himself in Austin. This season, the exact opposite could happen, but this bubble weekend gives the Horns a chance to avoid a miserable Selection Sunday afternoon in front of CBS cameras. * Texas travels to Lawrence on Saturday...
Via The Student Section
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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