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(AP) - ''Havoc'' is finally taking hold at Texas, where first-year coach Shaka Smart and the No. 24 Longhorns have shaken off a slow start to join the hunt for the Big 12 title. Texas is among four teams in a second-place logjam just one game out of first heading into Saturday night's big road matchup at No. 14 Iowa State. And while it took a while, Smart's ''havoc'' style of...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas lurking near top of Big 12 as 'havoc' takes hold

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ''Havoc'' is finally taking hold at Texas, where first-year coach Shaka Smart and the No. 24 Longhorns have shaken off a slow start to join the hunt for the Big 12 title. Texas (16-8, 7-4 Big 12) sits firmly among the four teams in a second-place logjam just one game out of first heading into Saturday night's big road matchup at No. 14 Iowa State (17-7, 6-5)...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas’ Jay Norvell to join Arizona State football

Out with the old Norvell and in with the new. After offensive coordinator Mike Norvell left Arizona State football’s coaching staff, we began to see a trickle down effect of other coaches leaving to either join him or take on their own position of head coach elsewhere. The most recent loss to Arizona State’s coaching staff came when defensive line coach Jackie Shipp announced...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas DB Coach Chris Vaughn Will Not Return In 2016

Chris Vaughn, who served as Texas’ defensive backs coach the past two seasons, will not be with the program in 2016 according to a report from Orangebloods.com’s Geoff Ketchum.  Orangebloods has confirmed with two sources that Texas DB coach Chris Vaughn will not return to Charlie Strong’s coaching staff in 2016. — Geoff Ketchum (@gkketch) February 11, 2016 Last season...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: No. 3 Oklahoma Needs Late Basket To Hold On Vs. Texas

In what has been one of the wildest college basketball seasons in recent memory, the Oklahoma Sooners were in danger of becoming another upset victim. After losing on Saturday and dropping from the top spot in the polls, the now third ranked Sooners found themselves in quite the fight with No. 24 Texas. The Longhorns were determined to pull off the upset, leading by nine at the half...
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oklahoma beats Texas on Buddy Hield's 3-pointer

Pretty much every week, Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield does something spectacular on Big Monday. Tonight, he scored his team’s final 12 points, and his last-second three-pointer gave the No. 3 Sooners a 63-60 win over rival Texas. The 24th-ranked Longhorns had a chance to take the lead on the previous possession, but guard Isaiah Taylor was called for an offensive foul. Once OU got...
Via College Spun
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong, Texas Make A Big Splash With National Signing Day Blitz

You don’t change the paradigm of a program on National Signing Day alone. Winning games between the lines, claiming titles, changing a team’s culture — that’s the stuff which remakes the program, or in Texas’s case, restores it. However, bringing in big-time talent is almost always the first step toward achieving the above goals. Texas and Charlie Strong took that leap...
Via The Student Section
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Good drama gives Texas another top Big 12 recruiting class

This is the kind of drama Texas coach Charlie Strong can live with - and could finally push the Longhorns back to the top of the Big 12 during the season. Several top recruits who waited until national signing day to announce their college choice picked the Longhorns. They also got two top defenders who appeared headed elsewhere, including one previously committed to play at rival...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet Texas Football’s 2016 Class: National Signing Day Recap

There may not be a program in the country that finished on a higher note than Texas did on National Signing Day. The Longhorns reeled in seven four-star commitments and the class skyrocketed in the rankings, all the way to just outside the top-10. All in all, nearly half (10) of UT’s 24 signees are four-star prospects. The Texas football recruiting account has been tweeting out...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 2 OLB Jeffrey McCulloch commits to Texas

The Texas Longhorns continue to look like a strong Big 12 contender in 2016, the latest reason being No. 2 outside linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch’s commitment to Texas. #2 OLB Jeffrey McCulloch puts up the horns! He becomes the 11th ESPN 300 commit today. #HookEm — Anthony Santaniello (@Santaniello) February 3, 2016 McCulloch, who currently attends Davis High School in the Houston...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Charlie Strong React To Commitment From 4-Star S Brandon Jones

Texas landed one of the most important commitments of its 2016 class Wednesday morning, adding the No. 1 safety in the country. Four-star Brandon Jones decided to stay close to home and join Charlie Strong’s team, committing to the Longhorns Wednesday morning. With rumors of a strong finish, Strong and his staff were excited about Jones’ commitment, so Texas’ official Twitter...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

THE LATEST: Texas starts strong, Clemson snags CB Mullen

The latest developments on college football signing day (all times EST): 9:33 a.m. COMMITMENT TRACKER: Ring up another one for Charlie Strong and Texas: S/LB Brandon Jones, the Lone Star state's defensive player of the year, picked the Longhorns over Texas A&M and Baylor. 9:15 a.m. COMMITMENT TRACKER: Trayvon Mullen, a cornerback from Florida, picks Clemson over LSU and Florida...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Star 2016 Defensive Tackle Commits To Texas Longhorns

While many student athletes waited for the big lights and celebration that is National Signing Day, one top recruit couldn’t wait for Wednesday morning and had to do it the night before. D’Andre Christmas-Giles, a four star defensive tackle from the New Orleans area, might have wanted to do that so he could get out of the state early … as he is one of the few Louisiana natives...
Via Gamedayr
10 days ago  |  Discuss

24 hours of craziness define life in the Big 12… and college hoops in 2016

The Texas Longhorns are going to be in the NCAA tournament, so they’re not a particularly weak team within the larger world of college basketball. Yet, the Horns started a 24-hour sequence in which the nuttiness of both the Big 12 and all of college basketball this season was perfectly encapsulated. Monday and Tuesday were basically just another pair of nights ending in the letter...
Via The Student Section
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Star 2016 All-Purpose Athlete Commits To Texas Longhorns

It has been a couple seasons to forget for the Texas Longhorns, who have gone from playing for a national championship just seven seasons ago to having back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the 1988-89 seasons. If head coach Charlie Strong is going to turn things around, he needs to bring in some quality recruits. So far, the Longhorns seem ready to make a late push...
Via Gamedayr
13 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star ATH Lil’Jordan Humphrey Commits To Texas

Southlake (Tex.) Carroll four-star athlete Lil’ Jordan Humphrey announced his commitment to Texas minutes ago on a local TV station. Humphrey also tweeted the news.  I’m a longhorn baby #Hookem #Believe #LetsRide pic.twitter.com/QWMMzCDe8z — Lil’Jordan Humphrey (@LJ_Humphrey23) January 31, 2016 The 6-foot-5, 200-pound Humphrey is the 19th-rated athlete in the 2016 class...
Via College Spun
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas, Miami Land Commitments From Four Star 2016 Recruits

For a majority of the last three decades, the Texas Longhorns and Miami Hurricanes have been two of the dominate teams in college football. Recently, however, the success has been limited … as the Longhorns have had three losing seasons since playing for the 2009 national championship, while the Miami Hurricanes haven’t won a bowl game since the 2006 season. If both teams hope...
Via Gamedayr
15 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Texas DE Derek Roberson Tweets Picture Of Wrecked Car After Accident

If he had ever thought about buying a lottery ticket before, Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman Derek Roberson must be thinking about doing so now. Why? It appears that he got in a fairly serious accident recently. Serious enough that it pretty much totaled his car.He tweeted a picture of  what was left of his car Wednesday afternoon:@DerickJRoberson Read more »
Via FatManWriting
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Texas QB Vince Young Arrested, Charged With Drunk Driving

In the late hours of Sunday night, the once promising return of Texas Longhorns legend Vince Young to his alma mater could have come to an end. The former quarterback, who led the school to the 2005 national championship in a Rose Bowl win over USC considered to be one of the best college games ever played, was arrested for driving under the influence by police in Austin, Texas....
Via Gamedayr
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Texas quarterback Vince Young reportedly arrested for DWI in Austin

Former Texas Longhorns standout and Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young was arrested for DWI Monday morning, according to FOX 7 in Austin. DEVELOPING: Officials confirm former UT quarterback Vince Young was arrested early this morning for DWI. MTF — FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) January 25, 2016 The Austin Statesman is reporting that he was booked into Travis County Jail at...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Texas Longhorn Star Vince Young Busted Driving Drunk In Austin

The pride of the Texas Longhorns, former quarterback Vince Young, is not starting off the week on the right foot. While most of us are heading off to work and sipping our coffee he is sitting in a jail cell waiting hoping there will not be too many cameras outside when he finally leaves.What did he do? Sunday night he had a little too much to drink, got pulled over, and arrested...
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Alcohol accounts for more than half of Longhorns' concession sales

Alcohol at college football stadiums is something that’s actually relatively new. Maryland just started selling the suds at games this season (lord knows the fans needed it), and so did Kansas State and West Virginia. Results have been mixed depending on the team, but there’s an interesting number out of the first season down of booze sales down in Austin. Texas sold $1...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Mack Brown: Texas helped by 'Jerry Springer Show’ in 2005

    Had it not been for “The Jerry Springer Show,” Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns may not have beaten USC to be crowned national champions in 2005. In a recent interview for CBS Sports’ oral history of the 2005 BCS National Championship Game, former Texas coach Mack Brown spoke about his lack of experience at the time on that big of a stage. The night before the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Armed Forces Bowl: Jared Goff declares his readiness for the NFL

The California Golden Bears didn’t get everything they wanted this season, but they did make a bowl game, marking a modest but real step forward for the program. The man at the heart of this improvement project in Berkeley was Jared Goff. He dazzled in September, especially when he rang up 45 points on a Charlie Strong- and Vance Bedford-coached Texas defense in the belly of...
Via The Student Section
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas center Cameron Ridley suffers fractured foot, out indefinitely

    Senior center Cameron Ridley of the Texas Longhorns suffered a fractured left foot over the weekend and is out indefinitely, the school announced on Monday per Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports. Texas big man Cameron Ridley is out indefinitely with a fractured left foot, per release. Huge Big 12 news. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) December 28, 2015   The 22-year-old...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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