The young and impactful: Texas freshmen most likely to start

The first name off every Texas Longhorns fans' tongue when the subject turns to incoming freshmen is five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson. He only enhanced his image as an instant impact player with a huge performance in Texas' spring game, showing off his speed and power to create havoc on the defensive side of the ball. There's no guarantee yet that Jefferson will be in the starting...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

With big shoes to fill on Texas' defense, who earns starting jobs?

As all-consuming as the Texas Longhorns' issues on offense can be, it's easy to forget that the defense has some mighty big shoes to fill from a unit that made last season's bowl berth possible.Gone are Malcom Brown, Jordan Hicks, Cedric Reed and Quandre Diggs. All-in-all, Texas must replace six starters who provided much-needed toughness, not to mention it being the top passing...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Strong on replenishing Texas' 'D': 'We're going to have to go coach'

The focus on the Texas Longhorns' offense in 2015 is inescapable. But how Charlie Strong's defense rebounds from losing six starters, for of which were drafted, could wind up being the bigger story.Every area of Texas' defense, which constantly covered for the offense's ineptness until it simply couldn't, is in search of replacements: From Malcom Brown on the D-line (as well undrafted...
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May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas had more than twice as many draft picks as Aggies

Since we don't have actual football games between Texas and Texas A&M to settle scores -- thanks, guys-in-suits -- the rivalry has to be stoked other ways. Like bragging about the NFL Draft. Longhorns fans will be happy to know that they can call, email, text, Skype, Snapchat, send a letter penned in blood, whatever, to their A&M buddies today with this message: "Y'all can...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

At lucky No. 200 Detroit Lions snag cornerback who can make big, big plays

The Detroit Lions had the 200th pick in the NFL Draft Saturday afternoon and added some secondary help. The #Lions have selected CB Quandre Diggs with their 6th round pick (No. 200 overall). — Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) May 2, 2015 Check out Diggs’ highlight tape from his time at Texas. Nice! Diggs was super consistent in his career with the Longhorns and finished with 11...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Lions add Auburn DT Wright on final day of draft

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Gabe Wright wore No. 90 in college, and he'd be happy to keep it when he joins the Detroit Lions. ''I wouldn't mind that at all,'' he said. No pressure, Gabe. That number, of course, was vacated when Ndamukong Suh left the Lions via free agency, and they've spent this offseason trying to restock their defensive line following that big departure. Drafting White...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Five sleeper picks for the 2015 NFL Draft

Every year there are players who fall through the cracks. They get picked up in the 6th or 7th round. Some are even undrafted. There are a couple reason some guys fall in the draft. They play at small schools and play inferior opponents or they get hurt early in the year and miss significant times. Or they’re just lower on the depth chart. This is why you hope your favorite team...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Browns, Eagles, & Rams

Draft Daniel Jeremiah believes USC DB Josh Shaw has the ability to be a starting safety in the NFL, even though there are off-the-field concerns. Bills Daniel Jeremiah mentions that the Bills could be a good fit for Texas DB Quandre Diggs on Day 3 of the draft, due to him being a feisty, competitive player. Browns Aaron ... The post NFL Notes: Draft, Bills, Browns, Eagles, &...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Planning a Buccaneers Draft: the Seventh Round

With the acquisition of Lions defensive end George Johnson and a seventh round pick for one of their fifth round picks in this year’s draft, general manager Jason Licht has once again addressed one of the team’s weakest areas: the pass rush.With the addition of Johnson, and the hypothetical selection of Mississippi State defensive end Preston Smith at the top of the second round...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

What do the San Francisco 49ers pre-draft visits tell us about their plans?

Now that the NFL draft is just a couple of weeks away, it’s a great time to check in and see which prospects teams have been meeting with. Thanks to Walter Cherepinsky, we have a complete list of the players the San Francisco 49ers have met with so far… AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: The odds of all 32 starters being in the NFl come 2020 2015 NFL Mock Draft (Version 3.0): How the...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Evans and Quandre Diggs Get in to Twitter Spat

Former Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans has already become one of the top receivers in the NFL and he does not even have a good quarterback yet. Former Texas Longhorns defensive back Quandre Diggs is going to be drafted in to the NFL next season and will likely contribute early on for someone.No matter who they play for in the NFL one thing will never change. They will always...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas DB Quandre Diggs Makes Sweet Interception During Senior Bowl

He has been one of the best players for the Texas Longhorns for years and will make a nice addition to someone's secondary in the NFL. Just in case his game film is not enough to make some NFL scouts take notice Diggs picked off a pass during the Senior Bowl Saturday and set up the offense with a very short field after a nice return.Well done. Well done indeed.via Bleacher ReportRead more »
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Strong values at core of coach's philosophy

HOUSTON -- Texas cornerback Quandre Diggs knew Charlie Strong before Strong became the Longhorns' head coach in January.
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December 29, 2014

Takeaways from TCU's 48-10 win over Texas

Here are a few takeaways from TCU's dominant win over the Longhorns on Thanksgiving.  TCU earned some style points over Baylor, but not enough. Style points are amplified in any game that's the most nationally relevant of the day and played under a microscope.  The Frogs raced to a 20-3 halftime lead and led 13-0 after the first quarter. Baylor's only points in the first half in...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas Longhorns DB Quandre Diggs Lays the Smack Down on Poor West Virginia Receiver

Vegas had the line for the West Virginia-Texas game pretty small at just three points in favor of the Mountaineers. Many wondered what in the world the odds makers were smoking. Had they not seen the WVU defense laying people out? Had they not seen Clint Trickett slinging the ball around.Yes--but they've also seen Texas defensive back Quandre Digs lay the wood on people too.@SBNationGIF...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texas DB Quandre Diggs Knocks Texas Tech's QB Senseless and Out of the Game

Texas Tech was already a little behind the 8-ball heading in to Saturday's game against Texas with first string quarterback Davis Webb out. Patrick Mahomes has a lot of promise, but when you are playing a good defense like the Longhorns you need to have your best guy out there.You certainly don't need the opposition (that's you Quandre Diggs) taking out your No. 2 quarterback and...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas knocks out Texas Tech with huge hit on quarterback

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech didn't give up 80 points this week, but another loss to a struggling Texas team and losing another quarterback is just as deflating.  A Longhorns' defense delievered another huge blow to an already depleted Red Raider offense in a 34-13 win in Lubbock on Saturday night.  Texas Tech starting quarterback Davis Webb was already out with an ankle injury...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Baylor-Texas Preview Capsule

No. 7 BAYLOR (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) at TEXAS (2-2, 1-0), 3:30 (ABC) Line: Baylor by 16 1/2. Series Record: Texas leads 74-25-4 WHAT'S AT STAKE Baylor is out to prove its early-season schedule full of patsies was just a tune-up for big things the Big 12. And the Bears can keep putting the pressure on Texas, which has lost three of the last four in a rivalry that has historically been...
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October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU blowout a year ago still hangs over Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) It was the stuff of Texas nightmares: BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and the Cougars ripping the Longhorns for 550 yards rushing last season in a crushing and embarrassing loss. It's also a nightmare the Longhorns have had to live over and over again. BYU's 40-21 romp through the Texas defense featured heavily in the low-lights film new coach Charlie Strong and his...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas’ Quandre Diggs Wants People To Know He Has ‘No Twitter Beef’ With Kevin Durant

We wrote yesterday about Texas’ Quandre Diggs “Twitter beef” with former Longhorn star and current NBA MVP Kevin Durant. Durant used to follow Diggs on Twitter, but now he doesn’t. “He followed me, then he unfollowed me, which I think is disrespectful,” the cornerback said at Big 12 Media Day.  Diggs wants people to know that there is “no beef” between himself and...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas Cornerback Quandre Diggs Has Twitter Beef With Kevin Durant

Twitter/@MLCotcher The last few days for Texas football have been all about Quandre Diggs being discontent with people, apparently. On Wednesday, we wrote about Diggs assertion that in the last few years, Texas had players who didn’t really love football, and that he didn’t want those guys on his team. One person he does want on his team? Texas basketball great Kevin Durant....
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas CB Diggs upset Kevin Durant unfollowed him on Twitter

The Texas Longhorns are like family, but one current football player feels disrespected by one of the school's legends.  Cornerback Quandre Diggs is very active on Twitter and wasn't happy when he discovered Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant decided to "unfollow" him.  LeBron James is Diggs' favorite basketball player, and he thinks that's why the reigning NBA MVP didn...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cornerback Quandre Diggs On Texas’ Problems: “We Had Guys That Didn’t Love Football”

Twitter/@MLCotcher Three-year starting cornerback Quandre Diggs doesn’t mince words when it comes to describing the issues that held back his program the last few years. When Charlie Strong arrived on campus, Diggs shared his diagnosis, and explained what he believes the issues were at Big 12 media days. “I told Coach Strong that I just feel like we had guys on the team that...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Best and worst of Big 12 Media Days: Day 2

Big 12 media days are over, but here's a look back at the best and worst of Day 2 at the Omni Hotel in Dallas.  Best overall performance (coach division): Bill Snyder Snyder's linguistic skills are consistently underrated. He's got a dry wit that too often goes unnoticed because his delivery is monotonous, which is most likely a calculated measure. After all, the benchmarks of Snyder...
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July 22, 2014  |  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...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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