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Myles Turner commits to Texas

ESPN’s number 2 player in the country Myles Turner has just committed to Texas on ESPNU. He chose the Longhorns over Kansas and Duke among others. Huge commit for coach Rick Barnes who already had a good core team coming back for the 2014-15 season. Turner is a legit 7 footer who can play inside and outside. Barnes should be able to put Turner, Cam Ridley, and Johnathan Holmes...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the Spring Game

Here are my thoughts after watching the Longhorns at the Spring Game under Coach Strong, Clint Eastwood style. The Good The defense as expected was the shining star after the first drive by the offense resulted in an early touchdown. The defense line led by Caleb Bluiett (8 tackles & 2 sacks) ran roughshod over the offense line. The real test is to see if this group can excel...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Texas DT Andre Jones dead at 24

Former Texas DT Andre Jones was found dead Friday morning in an El Paso hotel room. Jones was 24. Jones was kicked off the team before playing a down for the Horns after he was arrested along with Robert Joseph for an aggravated robbery charge. Get more details on Jones’ death in the El Paso Times’ story.
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Charlie Strong signing day press conference

Texas Football head coach Charlie Strong speaks with the media about the 2014 signing class:
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

USC QB possibly transferring to Texas?

Per Horns247, former USC quarterback Max Wittek could be transferring to Texas and eligible to play this year. “The Trojan signal caller plans to graduate this spring and has been actively looking for a landing spot to finish up the remaining two years of his collegiate career. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, that spot for Wittek is most likely going to...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Live: National Signing Day 2014 (14 are in, 9:04am)

Running list of all letters of intent from future Longhorns as they come in today. 14 LOIs Confirmed (9:04am) DL Jake McMillon WR Lorenzo Joe QB Jerrod Heard WR Roderick Bernard WR Armanti Foreman RB D’Onta Foreman RB Donald Catalon CB Jermaine Roberts S Jason Hall LB Edwin Freeman WR Garrett Gray LB Cameron Hampton DT Chris Nelson OL Elijah Rodriguez Early enrollees OT Alex Anderson...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mack Brown responds to reports that he told recruits to look around

There’s been much hubbub the last several days as Texas fans reacted to the rumors that Texas coach Mack Brown told commitments visiting during the football banquet weekend that he was forced out that they should “look around”. Mack responded to those reports via Twitter: Some of you have asked about my visit w/recruits & their families after I stepped down. Let me assure...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Three-star OT Elijah Rodriguez has flipped from Colorado to Texas

After an official visit this weekend, 2014 offensive tackle Elijah Rodriguez has changed his commitment from the Colorado Buffaloes to the Texas Longhorns. Rodriguez is a three-star prospect from Houston Cy Creek who had been under the radar until a big senior season had schools like Florida State and LSU recently trying to pry him away from Colorado. Texas offensive line coach Joe...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes Charlie Strong needs to bring to Texas Football

Now that Coach Charlie Strong has his staff put together. What changes will Coach Strong implement on the 40 acres? I wonder if the first meeting with his team went something like this: Coach Strong has shown that he wants to change the culture of this football team. I would like to offer up a few changes for the program. I believe the culture has definitely changed simply by...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Texas beats Kansas State with Johnathan Holmes’ buzzer beater

The hoops team had me saying “ugh” several times in the last 30 seconds Tuesday night against Kansas State, but thanks to the money 3-point shot of Johnathan Holmes the Horns pulled out their second straight win over a ranked opponent. Watch the buzzer beater below:
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ash cleared for spring practice

Longhorn fans got great news Saturday night as Texas Head Athletic Trainer Kenny Boyd announced that quarterback David Ash was cleared to train and practice with the team: Update on QB David Ash: Head Athletic Trainer for Football Kenny Boyd confirmed Ash is clear for offseason training. — Longhorn_FB (@Longhorn_FB) January 19, 2014 Ash is anticipated to be available for full...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Charlie Strong introduces his coaching staff

Watch coach Charlie Strong as he introduces his newly completed Texas coaching staff and answers questions about he’s going to run things: Love listening to Coach Strong doing the Q&A sessions. His passion and football IQ are clear and contagious. Kids are going to love playing for this guy. See an overview on the new coaches here if you want to find out who these guys are.
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January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Les Koenning will be next wide receivers coach

Being reported by multiple sites but not confirmed yet, but it appears that Mississippi State offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Les Koenning will be the next wide receivers coach for the Longhorns. Koenning’s hire would confirm that former WR coach Darrell Wyatt will not be returning. Koenning played at Texas as a wide receiver from 1977-1980 and started his coaching career...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong’s Texas coaching staff (so far)

A week into the Charlie Strong era and we’re finally starting to learn what the next coaching staff at Texas will look like. We’ve known the names of the defensive coordinator (Vance Bedford) and linebackers coach (Brian Jean-Mary) for a while now but that’s it. Over the weekend, through a series of tweets and leaks from a team meeting almost the entire staff is now known....
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Charlie Strong introductory press conference

New Texas head coach Charlie Strong had his first press conference today where he was introduced to Texas fans by school president Bill Powers and AD Steve Patterson. Coach Strong spoke for a bit about Texas tradition, his time at Louisville, and his plans for getting Texas Football back on track. Watch the full video of Coach Strong’s press conference: Really enjoyed listening...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Strong to be next Texas head coach

Both Orangebloods.com and Horns247 are reporting that Charlie Strong will be the next Texas head coach. Before being the Louisville head coach, Strong was an assistant at Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Florida. (via Texas FanGuide)
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Concerns about Art Briles: Is Baylor good, or is the Big 12 bad?

There are pros and cons to every potential next head coach. Yes even the great Nick Saban. Not enough experience. Too old. No big wins. Doesn’t know Texas. Can’t recruit. Coach Art Briles has won big at Baylor. Can he put the Longhorns back on top? My concern about Art Briles is more complicated than that. He certainly has experience. He’s taken Baylor to unimaginable heights...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WTH Commentary – 30 Minutes

What a difference 30 minutes make in one’s life. How many times have we heard the comment “Give me 30 Minutes and…”? In 30 minutes you could get a pizza back in the day. Sitcoms were supposed to make you laugh in that amount of time. Your girlfriend or wife has said at least once in their life, give me 30 minutes and I will be ready to go. It takes at least that much time...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

WTH Moments – Texas vs Texas Tech

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 Texas Tech. Pregame WTH Turkey Day?! We all know that the Thanksgiving Day game will always be a home game for the Horns. Will the fans ever be electric after stuffing their faces all day? The revolving...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WTH Moments – Texas vs 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 Texas’ matchup with Oklahoma State. Pregame WTH Fans?! Where was the crowd? There were a lot of empty seats even though the announced crowd was 99,739. I guess #TurnUpDKR did not have much effect. 2nd Quarter (11:02) WTH...
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November 22, 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
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