Charlie Strong bans ‘hook ‘em horns’ for now

Texas Longhorns new football Charlie Strong is out to change the culture of the team and plans to “Put the ‘T’ back in Texas.” Strong has already made several changes, including making the players walk a half-mile to and from the practice fields on foot — no more getting bused around.  And the players won’t be allowed to throw up the ‘hook ‘em horns’ until they...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong responds to ‘kick in the face’ comment

Texas Longhorns new coach Charlie Strong went on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday to talk about his new job. Strong was asked about billionaire booster Red McCombs’ comments that the hiring of the former Louisville coach was a “kick in the face.” “I think the whole thing is a bit sideways,” McCombs said of the selection process during an interview with ESPN 1250 San Antonio...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong introduced as head coach of Texas Longhorns

University of Texas athletics The Texas Longhorns introduced Charlie Strong as the head football coach on Monday. Strong, 53, replaces longtime coach Mack Brown. “I’m excited and my family is excited to have the chance to lead one of the premier football programs in the country,” Strong said, via TexasSPorts.com. “Texas is one of those places that is always on your radar...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mack Brown resigns as head football coach of Texas Longhorns

University of Texas Football head coach Mack Brown will resign following the team’s appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Dec. 30, the school announced Saturday. “Sally and I were brought to Texas 16 years ago to pull together a football program that was divided,” Brown said in a statement. “With a lot of passion, hard work and determination from the kids, coaches and staff...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Texas coach Mack Brown expected to resign

Texas coach Mack Brown is expected to resign by the end of the week, reports OrangeBloods.com. “Mack Brown loves Texas and wants what’s in the best interest of Texas and what’s in the best interest of Mack Brown,” one high-level source said. “I don’t think it’s been an easy decision. But he doesn’t want negativity around the program he helped unify.” Brown texted...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

WTH Moments – Texas at West Virginia

WTH?! (What the Heck?) moments are attempts to find the memorable and the off-beat perspective on Longhorns sports. Here are some interesting moments from Texas’ matchup with West Virginia. Pregame WTH Helmet?! Again, I am fan of the alternative uniforms and helmets. I would like for the Longhorns to offer up an alternative. The WVU helmet looked horrible. The Mountaineers...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mack Brown Press Conference – Oklahoma State Week

Texas Head Coach Mack Brown met with the media at his usual Monday press conference ahead of this weeks game against Oklahoma State. Brown covered a number of subjects in a more “talkative” presser than in past weeks. Brown announced this game was Veterans Appreciation Day. Longhorns long snapper and US Army Soldier Nate Boyer will be honored. Additionally, there will be special...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Longhorns vulnerable, yet capable as they take on TCU

Photo: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports Hanging in there or hanging on, Longhorn fans?  Which one is it? My guess is many of you are probably hanging around because one way or another this season hasn’t satisfied anyone yet. Two weeks ago the Longhorns traveled to Dallas with every odd in the entire world seemingly pitted against them. Now, Texas is back in the DFW area and some...
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October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

WTH Moments – Red River Rivalry

WTH?! (What the Heck?) moments are attempts to find the memorable and the off-beat perspective on Longhorns sports. Here are some interesting moments from Texas’ rivalry game against Oklahoma. 1st Quarter (15:00) WTH Willy Wonka?! Did you notice the golden ticket that was stuck on every player’s jersey? Wonder if the Texas football team took away Bob Stoops candy after this...
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October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma vs Texas: By The Numbers

Credit: Durango Blogspot Headed into the game, lets take a look at Texas versus Oklahoma by the Numbers: #10 – Oklahoma Sooners (5-0, 2-0) vs Texas Longhorns (3-2, 2-0) 11:00 am Saturday, October 12, 2013 – Cotton Bowl Stadium (92,100) Series Record: Texas Longhorns lead 59-43-5 Last Meeting: October 13, 2012 – Oklahoma 63, Texas 21 Last Games: Texas defeated Iowa State 31...
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October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Seconds From Disaster: Texas beats Iowa State

Photo: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports Things can get wacky on Thursday night football, as we’ve seen giants slayed over and over and over again. This time, there were no giants, just a Texas team led by a coach delusional enough to see an 11-2 BCS bowl winner out there facing off against a scrappy bunch led by a coach who will one day be at a major school commensurate with his...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Ricky Williams has Spider-Man sheets in his college dorm room

Ricky Williams, the running backs coach for the FCS University of the Incarnate Word Cardinals, sleeps in a dorm room with Spider-Man sheets and an Avengers comforter. Joeris Dorm is just a two minute walk to 
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October 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mack Brown says Longhorns are ‘back’

Longhorns head coach Mack Brown is banking on 2013 as the year Texas reestablishes itself as a national contender. “We’re back in a position where we can compete,” Brown told USA TODAY Sports recently. “We’ve got a good quarterback, a better team. Our strength program is in better 
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

August 13th Texas Practice Report with VIDEO

Jaxon Shipley is getting stronger day-by-day Offensive Tackle and JUCO transfer Desmond Harrison is still not practicing with the team, as he and the UT coaches await his appeal to Brigham Young University regarding an independent studies class he took online.  BYU officials have reportedly maintained the notion that independent studies classes are only available to student...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

State of the Program: Wide Receiver

We all know about Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley. But what about the younger players? LonghornDigest.com breaks down the state of the young Texas wide receiving corps.
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas Adds New Staffer

Bob Shipley, a longtime Texas high school football coach and the father to Texas receivers Jordan and Jaxon Shipley, has been named to the Longhorns' newly created football analyst position in the player personnel department.
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Horn – March 25th, 2013

Somethings never change. And so it is in Austin. The baseball team can pitch, but can’t hit. The basketball team lost in the first round of a postseason tournament. And the football program continues to run year-round, now with Spring practice, and down to six days from the Spring game. But, there was something new Saturday. Texas inaugural Sophomore Day. A day dedicated to 15...
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March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Juco OT Desmond Harrison commits to Texas

If you were to describe the perfect offensive lineman, it would sound something like this: Around 6’6′ – 6’8″ Over 300 Pounds Athletically built-not sloppy Big enough to hold hid ground against the pass rush Fast enough to get to the second level on run plays Strong enough to pancake a defensive end All these things can be said about the newest member of the 2013 Longhorn...
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January 22, 2013  |  Discuss

WTH Moments – Texas at Kansas State

WTH?! (What the Heck?) moments are attempts to find the memorable and the off-beat perspective on Longhorns sports. Here are some interesting moments from the Texas game against the Kansas State. Pregame WTH Rose?! I guess a purple rose means enchantment. That is what the KSU players gave to their families on senior night. Colin Klein decided to give his first kiss to his wife...
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December 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas loses to Kansas State 42-24, ends regular season 8-4

Kansas State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Collin Klein threw for a touchdown and ran for two as 6th ranked Kansas State defeated 18th ranked Texas 42-24 at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium on Saturday. The Longhorns entered the game an 11-point underdog and hoped to pull off the upset win behind junior quarterback Case McCoy, who started in place of David Ash who is...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

University of Texas football team pays tribute to Darrell Royal, runs wishbone play (Video)

Earlier this week, the University of Texas was saddened to hear the news of the passing of former head football coach Darrell Royal. Royal won three National Championships at Texas and finished his coaching career with the Longhorns with a record of 167–47–5. During today's game against Iowa State, the current football team paid tribute to Royal by running their first...
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November 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas runs wishbone on first play to honor coach

Texas coach Mack Brown said that he would run the first play of Saturday’s game agiainst Iowa State out of the wishbone formation, as a tribute to former Texas coach Darrell Royal who passed away this week. Royal’s claim to fame is bringing the wishbone to college football way back in 1968. Running the play would have been enough of a tribute, but executing it to perfection...
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November 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

WTH Moments – Texas at Oklahoma State

WTH?! (What the Heck?) moments are attempts to find the memorable and the off-beat perspective on Longhorns sports. Here are some interesting moments from the Texas game against the Cowboys. Jaxon Shipley catches one of his three touchdowns against Oklahoma State. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Pre-Game (15:00) WTH Weapons?! Where was the ATF when you needed them? Pistol Pete was shooting...
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October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 6 Sneaky Plays

A very interesting Week Five is in the books and it is now time to look ahead to the Sixth week of the college football season and the “sneaky” plays it has in store for fantasy owners. Here is a look at some guys who might fill in nicely for owners in need of a potential diamond in the rough.David Ash Texas QB vs. West Virginia: Ash has rejuvenated the Texas offense and has...
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October 02, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 12 Texas 41, Oklahoma State 36: Longhorns offer surprising answer to important question

"Is Texas back?” The Longhorns provided some unexpected answers to one of the biggest questions in the Big 12 heading into this season in Saturday night’s 41-36 win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater. While OSU lambasted UT’s heralded defense, the ‘Horns responded to every challenge thrown their way offensively. UT offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin poked around...
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September 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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