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Texas A&M Blogger CuppyCup Trolls Texas With ‘Pop-Up Video’ Parody

This past Tuesday, Texas student Jonathan Dror dropped an anthem titled “Put ‘Em Up” to tease the Longhorns’ 2015 campaign. The music video features a number of players, including Tyrone Swoopes, Malik Jefferson and Lorenzo Joe. Predictably, fans of the Longhorns’ rivals have had a bit of fun with the video. Texas A&M blogger cuppycup, who writes for Good Bull Hunting...
Via College Spun
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas football takes center stage in 'My All American' trailer

Little has changed since the 1960s in the great state of Texas when talking football. Dreams begin to form when kids can barely spread their tiny fingers across a football's laces. Passions run deep as oil wells, everyone wants to be part of Friday night lights, college Saturdays and the daddy of them all, the NFL. From the screenwriter of Hoosiers and Rudy comes the story of Freddie...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns Freshman LB Malik Jefferson Pokes Fun At Charlie Strong on Twitter

If there is one thing no player on any team should ever openly do it is make fun of their head coach. For one, they would probably not like him to be making fun of them, but the target of their hi-jinks is the guy that controls how much they play--if ever. It is likely not a good idea to point out any perceived flaws and make fun of them.Well--so Texas Longhorns linebacker Malik...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Texas Longhorns Betting Odds

The 2015 college football season is just days away, and the Texas Longhorns are looking to bounce back from a 6-7 record in 2014, which included a bowl loss to longtime rival Arkansas. If you’re interested in laying some money down on the team, BetDSI has released Texas’s season odds. The video below previews the betting action.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyrone Swoopes, Malik Jefferson, And Others Star In Texas Student’s Longhorns Music Video “Put ‘Em Up”

Last fall, Texas student Jonathan Dror recorded himself singing a 10 second hook in support of his Longhorns. This year, in conjunction with UT’s University Co-op, Dror recorded a full song and music video for his anthem “Put ‘Em Up.” The video features a number of Longhorn stars, including quarterbacks Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard, top freshman linebacker Malik Jefferson...
Via College Spun
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Audible: Texas' best-case scenario this year is still not good

On a new episode of The Audible, Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel discuss the Texas Longhorns entering the 2015 season and why it's difficult to be that optimistic about UT in Charlie Strong's second season. Texas might get eaten alive before October settles in. Click on the embedded player above to listen to the clip. You can also get every episode of The Audible delivered to...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texas freshman trolls Charlie Strong over height

You probably shouldn’t make fun of your head coach, but that didn’t stop Texas Longhorns freshman linebacker Malik Jefferson from cracking some jokes at the expense of Charlie Strong. Of course, it was all in good fun. Jefferson caught wind of a photoshopped Charlie Strong photo late Monday night and he took to Twitter to use that image in order to troll his head coach. The photo...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Texas Freshman Linebacker Malik Jefferson Hilariously Trolls Charlie Strong Over His Height

Charlie Strong’s height (or, really, lack thereof) has probably been a soft subject to the Texas coach for most of his life.  The 55-year-old coach is reportedly in the 5-foot-7 range.  On Monday, a (presumably fake) photo surfaced of Strong standing on a stool when speaking to reporters. This was humorous to Malik Jefferson, a freshman linebacker for the Longhorns, who tweeted...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns Finally Name Starting Quarterback

As the start of the season creeps closer, head coaches are slowly but surely naming the starters for week one, ending weeks of debate in fan bases. The Texas Longhorns finally ended speculation on Monday and we now know who’s taking the first snap when they face Notre Dame in South Bend this Saturday. Coach Strong announces that Tyrone Swoopes will get the start at QB against...
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyrone Swopes to start at QB for Texas

The Texas Longhorns will start junior Tyron Swoopes at quarterback in the team’s Sept. 5 season opener against Notre Dame, though freshman Jerrod Heard will also play. Coach Charlie Strong made the announcement, which was reported on Twitter by college football reporter Taylor Gaspar. Junior QB Tyrone Swoopes will start for #Longhorns against Notre Dame, but Charlie Strong said...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Wideout Lorenzo Joe Expresses Shock That He’s Not On Team’s Official Depth Chart

Texas football put out its official depth chart for its opener against Notre Dame Monday morning, and at least one Longhorn is upset with what it reads. Sophomore wide receiver Lorenzo Joe, who caught three passes for 36 yards in his first season with the program, was not listed in the top three for either of the team’s wide receiver slots. He took to Twitter right after to express...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong Announces Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes Will Start, Jerrod Heard Will Play At Notre Dame

Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong has made his decision about a starting quarterback, but it sounds like the future of that position is far from definitive in Austin. Incumbent starter Tyrone Swoopes will take the first snaps against Notre Dame in South Bend, but redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard will play as well. Coach Strong announces that Tyrone Swoopes will get the start...
Via College Spun
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Toughest Games on Texas’ College Football Schedule in 2015

The goal for the 2015 Texas Longhorns is very simple: Show progress. The Texas faithful do not have delusions of a national championship run, or...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Best-case/worst-case scenarios for the Texas Longhorns in 2015

The Dallas Morning News examined the best and worst case scenarios for the Longhorns in 2015. Here's what they had to say.Best-case...A quarterback emerges early in the season for Texas and it comes out with a winning record against its first six opponents. The Longhorns get big contributions from their running backs and wide receivers. Texas also gets solid productions from its...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong: 2016 Texas recruiting class will define rebuild

Whether the Texas Longhorns are able to complete the rebuild under head coach Charlie Strong could come down to one factor -- Strong and his assistants finishing the 2016 recruiting class with a top-15 group."I'm missing one year of recruiting," Strong told USA TODAY Sports. "I need one more class, then I'll know. If we mess around and have a really good year this year, it'll really...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns Moving Player From Defense To Offense To Help Depth

With the season fast approaching, teams across the country are dealing with issues, including who will start at quarterback and who will be healthy for the coming season. The Texas Longhorns are dealing with the second issue at the tight end position, with the recent injury to Blake Whiteley. Add that to the NCAA not giving clearance to signee Devonaire Clarington and that position...
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Five breakout players for the Texas Longhorns in 2015

Texas is looking to bounce back from a rough 6-7 season in 2014. There are in search of star players, to put it lightly. Where is Vince Young, or Cedric Benson? Neither is walking through that door.But, the Dallas Morning News took a look at five potential breakout Longhorns. Take a look for yourself:(h/t Dallas Morning News)
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas freshman TE instructed to retake ACT by NCAA

Last week, we reported that Texas Longhorns’ freshman tight end Devonaire Clarington had been cleared by the NCAA. He was declared ineligible by the NCAA after low test scores brought up a red flag on his school status. It now seems as though Clarington may have run into to a little more confusion as the season draws near. It was reported by The Associated Press that Clarington...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas players get Kevin Durant edition backpacks

Kevin Durant is one of the best basketball players to come out of Texas in the last decade. Since making his way to the NBA, he has been a perennial All-Star and MVP in 2014. He has has also gained a terrific fashion sense by constantly being seen wearing a backpack. According to College Spun, the Longhorns’ football team has taken after Durant and given their players special edition...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Football Position Preview: Quarterbacks

At a position where stability is key to a team’s success, Texas head coach Charlie Strong finds himself in a bit of a quandary. His first season as head coach saw him lose his starting quaterback David Ash to a career-ending injury in just his first game, forcing him to use his backup, Tyrone Swoopes. Now, as the beginning of the 2015 season rolls around, he must choose between...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas TE Devonaire Clarington cleared for 2015 season

The story of Texas signee at tight end Devonaire Clarington is certainly an odd one. He signed with the Longhorns in May and was ready to begin working out for the team over the summer. Then, he hit a snag with the NCAA. He was declared ineligible for the upcoming season due to a low ACT test score. It was reported by Burnt Orange Nation that Clarington scored a 26 on his entrance...
Via Campus Sports Net
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Degree of Difficulty Rising for Charlie Strong at Texas

Roster churn is universal in college football during times of regime change. Everything being bigger in Texas, the transition from Mack Brown to Charlie Strong has produced a particularly robust number of defections in the last two years. The notable attrition has been attributed to Strong’s desire to rehabilitate the culture of Texas football. After inheriting a soft, undisciplined...
Via The Student Section
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Longhorns Circle Drill Will Pump You Up For The Coming Season

Football games are full of all kinds of plays being made by just about anyone and everyone that steps on the field. There are great throws by quarterbacks, awesome runs by running backs, sweet catches by receivers, and of course the hitting. With real games still a few weeks away for real hitting we are going to have to look to practice footage.Thanks to the Texas Longhorns and their...
Via FatManWriting
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Texas Longhorns Great Vince Young Makes Bet With Dallas HS Coach and Cal Grad Scott Nady

Vince Young will forever be a face football fans in Texas will be familiar with. Scott Nady may be known to some die hard fans of high school football since his team won a state title last year (Parrish Episcopal in Dallas). Scott is a Cal grad and his team will be playing Vince's team on September 18.Like any good alumni would, the two came up with a bet. Sept. 19th CAL vs. Texas...
Via FatManWriting
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Is the Longhorn Network a failure? What does LHN mean for Texas, ESPN and the Big 12?

The University of Texas’ much-maligned Longhorn Network has been back in the news recently, with Oklahoma chancellor David Boren calling it “the elephant in the room” and “a problem” last week. That caused C. Austin Cox of The Best College Sports News Network to ask an interesting question Monday: “Has Texas’ LHN Officially Failed?” Cox discusses how LHN prevents...
Via Awful Announcing
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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