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Lacking one of Big 12's top 10 receivers leaves Texas only with hope

Quick, name just one Texas Longhorns wide receiver on the 2015 roster. Remarkably, it's not so easy. And in a conference where everybody's chucking it all over the field, the fact that Texas possesses so little experience and proven production at a key skill position is, at best, problematic. At worst, it can be catastrophic considering the Longhorns also aren't exactly feeling comfortable...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

As camp nears, projecting Texas' 2015 starters can begin

With summer here and the countdown to the start of camp officially on, it's time to start analyzing the potential starting lineup the Texas Longhorns put on the field on Sept. 5 when they open the 2015 season at Notre Dame.The most obvious unsettled position is quarterback where coach Charlie Strong will have to make a decision between incumbent Tyrone Swoopes and redshirt freshman...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

New receivers coach Jay Norvell must get green group up to speed fast

Whether the Texas Longhorns start Tyrone Swoopes or Jerrod Heard at quarterback, they'll need reliable targets.Texas has talent at wide receiver, it's just that few have earned any notches on their playing belts. It's a green group that is now under the leadership of former Oklahoma receivers coach Jay Norvell. When OU coach Bob Stoops made changes to his staff after last season...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Football: Can new defensive faces keep Longhorns afloat?

Texas Longhorns Defense The 2014 Texas Longhorns offense struggled behind QB Tyrone Swoopes in place of an injured David Ash. Texas has to replace 6 of the 11 starters from a defense that helped them sneak their way to a 6-7 record last year and qualify for a bowl game. With major hits to all three phases of their defense the Longhorns will hope that new additions and returning...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Quarterback competition aside, Texas must develop trustworthy targets

Whether Tyrone Swoopes or Jerrod Heard wins the starting quarterback job for the Texas Longhorns, they'll need quality targets running pass routes. The question is, who will they be? We know who they won't be: John Harris, Jaxon Shipley, Geoff Swaim and M.J. McFarland are all gone.  It's going to be up to returning players and newcomers to get Texas' new up-tempo, spread scheme...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Former OU coach ratchets up the intensity on Texas receivers

New receivers coach Jay Norvell got caught up in Bob Stoops' staff shakeup after Oklahoma's offense went stale, and he landed south of the Red River as a breath of fresh air.Only Kansas averaged fewer passing yards than Texas' 211.8 a game last season. Only John Harris, a senior last season, ranked in the top 10 in receiving yards per game in the conference. Norvell has his work...
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April 26, 2015  |  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
April 23, 2015  |  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...
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April 23, 2015  |  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...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 27 Texas Longhorns season preview

The Texas Longhorns are in rebuilding mode with the arrival of new head coach Charlie Strong, replacing Mack Brown after going 8-5 in 2013. Brown had been one of the longest tenured coaches in the country. Strong understands that winning a national championship probably won't happen in his first year as he keeps expectations realistic after the program's struggle in recently but...
Via College Football Universe
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Grades keeping three Longhorn players out of Alamo Bowl

Three members of the Texas Longhorns will miss playing in Mack Brown’s last game. The Longhorns will be without WR Daje Johnson, OT Kennedy Estelle and RB Jalen Overstreet as the three players are academically ineligible. Johnson has 757 all-purpose yards this season. Johnson was suspended for Texas’ victory over Texas Tech on Thanksgiving after breaking undisclosed team rules...
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December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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