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All content by Chris Hummer

Chris Hummer reflects on his time at The Daily Texan

Chris Hummer May 2, 2014

I didn’t deserve to be hired at the Texan. Freshman year, I couldn’t string a sentence together, let alone craft a story, but Dan, my first editor, took a chance on me. I didn’t know...


Texas sports didn’t go as planned for the class of 2014

Chris Hummer April 24, 2014

You’re almost there, class of 2014. In less than a month you’ll stand in front of the Tower and watch the building light up with the most spectacular “2014” you’ll...

Steve Patterson says A&M “not at top of his list”

Chris Hummer April 2, 2014

Texas men’s head athletic director Steve Patterson met with members of the media Tuesday morning and discussed, among other things, Texas A&M, collective bargaining for collegiate athletes and...


With Frank Erwin Center’s days limited, many questions remain about venue’s future

Chris Hummer March 26, 2014

The Frank Erwin Center has hosted stars ranging from Kevin Durant to Paul McCartney, but, after serving Austin as a major event hub for the past 37 years, the site’s future residents will tend to...


Men’s basketball falls, but program future is bright

Chris Hummer March 24, 2014

Michigan manhandled the Longhorns in a 79-65 loss during the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, but the team can still fly home from Milwaukee, Wis., with a few ounces of moxie intact. After...


Cory Jefferson, Baylor’s magical Big 12 tournament run end in disappointment

Chris Hummer March 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Head to the floor and towel over his head, Cory Jefferson slowly unlaced his shoes and set them to his right side. The senior forward had just walked slowly into the locker...


Baylor zone confounds Texas as Longhorn guards fail to attack

Chris Hummer March 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Baylor packed the paint and Texas’ jump shots weren’t falling. That's a negative recipe for the Longhorns on any night, and in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament...


Texas pops West Virginia’s NCAA tournament bubble, wins 66-49 in Big 12 quarterfinals

Chris Hummer March 14, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Texas wanted a win. West Virginia needed one. But in the end, desire proved more bountiful than survivor’s instinct. The Longhorns blitzed the Mountaineers from the...


Andrew Wiggins’ size, athleticism too much for Texas to handle

Chris Hummer February 24, 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. — It didn’t take long for the blue and white wave to hit Texas. And, when it did, the swell proved too much to handle. Led by freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins, the Jayhawks...


In UT football, historic first-year performances show mixed results

Chris Hummer February 4, 2014

While there may be soaring expectations for football head coach Charlie Strong, his predecessors can attest to the challenges — both on and off the field — of being a first-year head coach...


Depth, attitude have led Texas basketball’s historic turnaround

Chris Hummer January 27, 2014

Three straight wins over top-25 teams and three different heroes in each game. Perhaps no one description defines Texas’ season more than that unselfishness. There isn’t a superstar on the...


Texas topples No. 8 Iowa State in 86-76 victory

Chris Hummer January 19, 2014

The Longhorns have not toppled a top-10 team since a win over No. 2 Kansas in 2011, which is also the last season Texas was ranked in the AP poll. On Saturday, that streak ended with a win over No....


Texas working on NCAA Tournament resume

Chris Hummer January 16, 2014

Head coach Rick Barnes had never missed an NCAA tournament in 14 years at Texas until the Longhorns’ 16-18 campaign last season. Now, a team led by only two upperclassmen and a wiry, hardworking...


Longhorns trample Mountaineers in Morgantown

Chris Hummer January 14, 2014

The Longhorns blitzed the Mountaineers with a 12-2 run at the end the first half to grab a 14-point lead they never relinquished en route to an 80-69 win in Morgantown, W.Va. on Monday night. Texas...


Strong set to make his mark at Texas

Chris Hummer January 13, 2014

Charlie Strong became the 29th head coach in Texas football history on Jan. 5, replacing Mack Brown after 16 seasons. It wasn’t a splashy hire. Instead, Strong’s resume is based on his 23-3...


Texas taps Louisville’s Charlie Strong as the new football coach

Chris Hummer January 5, 2014

After a month of speculation, Texas’ next head coach didn’t come from the NFL or the college football pantheon. Instead, the Longhorns’ opted for Louisville head coach Charlie Strong. It’s...


Report: Louisville’s Charlie Strong accepts Texas job

Chris Hummer January 4, 2014

Update: 10:17 p.m.: Nearly a full day after the reports began circulating, it is official. Charlie Strong will leave Louisville to become Texas' next head coach, according to multiple reports.   Strong...

Art Briles will not be Texas’ next head coach: ‘I have no desire to pursue other coaching positions.’

Chris Hummer January 3, 2014

Texas will have to look outside of the I-35 interstate to find its next head coach it seems. Friday, amid much speculation about his possible interest in the Longhorns' job, Baylor head coach Art...


Texas AD Steve Patterson announces 8-person search committee, search firm to find next head coach

Chris Hummer December 19, 2013

UT men’s head athletic director Steve Patterson approved an eight-person advisory committee and hired a recruiting firm to help the program find a new head football coach, the school announced Wednesday. The...


Steve Patterson, Bill Powers discuss hiring process for Texas Longhorns’ next head coach

Chris Hummer December 15, 2013

A day after football head coach Mack Brown stepped down as the head coach at Texas, Brown, President William Powers Jr. and men's head athletic director Steve Patterson reflected on his 16-year...


Reports surface Mack Brown will step down: Texas, Brown deny the report

Chris Hummer December 10, 2013

According to, Mack Brown, who led the Longhorns to a national championship in 2005, will step down as Texas’ head coach after 16 seasons. The University would not confirm the news...

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Life after football, former Texas Longhorn Tre’ Newton’s road back, Pt. 2

Chris Hummer December 4, 2013

Did you miss Part 1 of this story? Read it here. Editor’s Note: This series explores personal and institutional responses to concussions, which have become an increasingly integral point...


Life after football, former Texas Longhorn Tre’ Newton’s road back, Pt. 1

Chris Hummer December 4, 2013

Editor’s Note: This series explores personal and institutional responses to concussions, which have become an increasingly integral point of discussion surrounding football. Come back tomorrow for...


Texas men’s basketball moves to 6-1 with win over UT-Arlington

Chris Hummer December 2, 2013

Check out photos from Friday's game. Texas hasn’t made the second half easier on itself this season, but the Longhorns have still come up clutch. Texas showed yet another example of that Friday...


Texas Longhorns’ movie-like season about to reach its peak

Chris Hummer December 2, 2013

The Longhorns strutted off the field after their win over Texas Tech, the merriness of the “Eyes of Texas” radiating from their faces. Seniors, especially, in their last night at Darrell K...


Thanksgiving not same without Texas facing Texas A&M

Chris Hummer November 27, 2013

Texas fans, remember the Hex Rally? UT students and the Longhorns players would light candles to place a curse on the Aggies before every Thanksgiving game. A mostly harmless process, it served as an...


Longhorns fall to BYU, 86-82

Chris Hummer November 26, 2013

Texas pounded BYU inside for most of the game, but the Longhorns could not stop Cougar junior guard Tyler Haws down the stretch. The 6-foot-5-inch guard scored 19 of BYU’s final 21 points leading...


Men’s basketball blows out Houston Baptist, 89-61

Chris Hummer and Stefan Scrafield November 19, 2013

It took some time, but the Longhorns finally got a Texas-sized victory on Monday night, blowing out Houston Baptist 89-61 at the Erwin Center. After opening up the season with three close wins...


Fans’ faith in Mack Brown, Texas football fading

Chris Hummer November 18, 2013

Fans scurried to the exits at the end of the third quarter as though the cloudy sky would momentarily release its frustration on the masses.  But the weather remained stable.  Instead,...


Texas Longhorns defeat Stephen F. Austin 72-62 for third-straight win

Chris Hummer November 16, 2013

Stephen F. Austin is known as the Father of Texas, and on Friday, the capital city bearing his name held a blow-by-blow clash featuring the school bearing his name sake and the University of Texas. The...


Texas basketball adjusts offensive, defensive philosophy for rule alterations

Chris Hummer November 15, 2013

Through two games last season, the Longhorns averaged 62 points a game. Two games into the 2013-14 campaign that average has ballooned to 80. This is a staggering shift from one season to another, especially...


Texas deep on the defensive line, but there’s no replacing Chris Whaley

Chris Hummer November 15, 2013

When Chris Whaley toppled after a West Virginia player collided with his knee, Texas fans held their breath in collection. When the cart came out to remove Whaley from the field, people had to think...


Case McCoy, Mack Brown do it again as Longhorns continue to roll

Chris Hummer November 11, 2013

Case McCoy couldn’t do it again — at least in regulation. The senior quarterback, whose confidence oozes out of him and seems to build as every second melts off the clock, only managed to...


Longhorns escape Mercer in season opener

Chris Hummer November 11, 2013

The first game of a new rebuilding era of Texas basketball kicked off with an uneven performance from the Longhorns in a 76-73 win over Mercer. It was a scrappy effort as Texas endured multiple...

Texas Basketball: Longhorns defeat Mercer 76-73 in season opener

Chris Hummer November 9, 2013

The first game of a new, rebuilding era of Texas basketball kicked off with an uneven performance from the Longhorns in a 76-73 win over Mercer. It was a scrappy effort, as Texas endured multiple runs...


Texas Longhorns PG Isaiah Taylor looks to restore Texas back to national relevance

Chris Hummer November 8, 2013

Isaiah Taylor believed in himself. The only problem was that college coaches in his home state of California weren’t quite so certain of his prospects after the sophomore guard injured his knee. So...


Stellar play from Texas offensive line proving how tough Longhorns really are

Chris Hummer November 8, 2013

This offseason Kansas State linebacker Tre Walker took a shot at the Longhorns. He stepped out and labeled one of the country’s most successful programs soft. “They kind of laid down a little...

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Report: Texas hires Arizona State AD Steve Patterson as next athletic director

Chris Hummer November 5, 2013

The University of Texas has hired Steve Patterson as its new men’s athletic director, according to University officials.   The Arizona State athletic director interviewed with an eight-member...


Texas Longhorns survive against Kansas but lack of energy troubling

Chris Hummer November 4, 2013

The silence was deafening. Everything anyone needed to know about the Longhorns’ game against Kansas could be heard in the stands or at home on mute. Silence. A few minutes into the third...


Former running back Chris Whaley making moves at defensive tackle for Texas

Chris Hummer November 1, 2013

The 6-foot-3, 295-pound defensive tackle slinked back in coverage and, much to the chagrin of Oklahoma quarterback Blake Bell, plucked his pass out the air for an interception. But Chris Whaley didn’t...


Mack Brown made the right decision by playing Tyrone Swoopes

Chris Hummer October 28, 2013

Lightning flashed and fans scattered as rain pounded the Dallas-Fort Worth area Saturday evening during Texas’ 30-7 win over TCU, a contest that stretched into Sunday morning after a three-hour six-minute...

Oklahoma win huge but Case McCoy must do more to define Texas legacy

Chris Hummer October 25, 2013

In the week before Texas toppled Oklahoma senior quarterback Case McCoy showed great perspective, and a sense of timing, when he said the Red River Rivalry game could define his legacy. “This...


Texas’ upset of Oklahoma makes Big 12 aspirations a reality

Chris Hummer October 14, 2013

DALLAS — Head coach Mack Brown fumbled a bit, but he eventually snagged the Golden Hat and lofted it proudly with a smile so bright it took years off a face withered over the past few seasons. Texas’...


The Red River Rivalry Drinking Game

Chris Hummer October 9, 2013

It’s that time of year Texas fans. When you migrate in masses to Dallas ready to indulge in a wide variety of fried foods and a massive amount of alcohol, and in some cases both at the same time...


Texas Longhorn wide receiver Mike Davis deserves suspension after cheap shot block

Chris Hummer October 7, 2013

Mike Davis played injured on Thursday night against Iowa State. He battled through a painful ankle injury, caused a mismatch every down and had a good game with six catches for 64 yards. Yet, none of that...


Texas reveals new gold-trimmed uniforms for Red River Rivalry

Chris Hummer October 7, 2013

Monday, Texas revealed a new gold-trimmed jersey for this Saturday's Red River Rivalry matchup with Oklahoma. Nike Pro Combat Red River Rivalry uniforms with gold accents, referencing the Golden...


Texas Longhorns have their prayers answered, but for how long?

Chris Hummer October 4, 2013

The football gods have finally answered the Longhorns’ prayers. With the clock at zero, senior quarterback Case McCoy reared back and tossed a 44-yard floater into the end zone, which a crowd...

More experienced and less turnover-prone, McCoy needs to start

Chris Hummer October 3, 2013

The Case McCoy vs. Tyrone Swoopes debate is simple, and it just comes down to math. If you were Mack Brown who would you start? The quarterback with four years of college experience and more than 2,000...


DeLoss Dodds a quiet giant at the University of Texas

Chris Hummer October 2, 2013

DeLoss Dodds spent most of his time in the background during his 32-year tenure at Texas, making deals and silently elevating the program. His steps were quiet; the shadow he cast, anything but. The...

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Former Texas quarterback, legend James Street dies

Chris Hummer September 30, 2013

Former Longhorn quarterback James Street, who led Texas to an undefeated season in 1969, died Monday morning at the age of 65. “When we got the call Monday morning, I just couldn’t believe...


For the Longhorns, a big win — certainly — but worth a celebration?

Chris Hummer September 23, 2013

Cedric Reed blew through the line and slapped a paw from his 6-foot-6-inch frame at Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters. The ball bounded away for a second until defensive tackle Chris Whaley pounced...

Report: Texas Longhorn linebacker Jordan Hicks out for season with Achilles tear

Chris Hummer September 22, 2013

Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks is out for the season with a torn Achilles, according to a report from Inside Texas. The linebacker was carted off the field during the second half of Saturday’s...


KSU’s Snyder doing more than Texas’ Mack Brown with less

Chris Hummer September 20, 2013

Mack Brown and Bill Snyder are two of the winningest all-time coaches in the FBS – Brown is No. 10, Snyder is No. 35 – but the pair has found their success is opposite fashion. Brown’s...


Texas still believes a Big 12 Championship is possible, but 5-7 is more likely

Chris Hummer September 16, 2013

Effort, intensity and confidence were the words thrown around by the Texas players after the team’s 44-23 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday. They weren’t in glowing praise, or even thoughtful...


Defense beyond repair, any adjustments new defensive coordinator Robinson makes won’t work

Chris Hummer September 13, 2013

One week is enough time to fix Texas’ defensive aliments, right? How hard can it be to solve the issues hindering a defense that surrendered 550 rushing yards in one game? Well, we’ll...


Texas head coach Mack Brown isn’t feeling pressure, but he should

Chris Hummer September 10, 2013

Two days after one of the worst defensive performances in program history, and one day after dismissing his defensive coordinator, Mack Brown isn’t feeling any pressure. He’s disappointed,...


Texas Longhorns’ defensive coordinator Manny Diaz removed from role

Chris Hummer September 8, 2013

One day after Texas surrendered a school-record 550 rushing yards in a 40-21 loss to Brigham Young University, Texas relieved Manny Diaz of his defensive coordinator duties. UT confirmed the news on Sunday. “Our...


UT’s offense performance promising if it gains consistency

Chris Hummer September 3, 2013

The tension was palpable on a hot, sticky evening at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the Longhorns’ season opener Saturday. With less than three minutes remaining in the second quarter,...

Brown set for breakout, injury-free year

Chris Hummer August 30, 2013

Texas’ backfield is made up of thunder (Joe Bergeron). lighting (Jonathan Gray) and Malcolm Brown, well, he’d be the tornado. Deadly when in form, but when hampered by a minor elemental change,...

Brown set for breakout, injury-free year

Chris Hummer August 30, 2013

Texas’ backfield is made up of thunder (Joe Bergeron). lighting (Jonathan Gray) and Malcolm Brown, well, he’d be the tornado. Deadly when in form, but when hampered by a minor elemental change,...


Is Mack Brown’s job dependent on his success?

Chris Hummer August 28, 2013

Mack Brown holds the keys to an empire. He’s the most powerful figure on a campus 50,000 strong, pulls in more money than any state-compensated employee and could be the most visible personality...


Texas Longhorn Football reveals new uniform changes

Chris Hummer August 27, 2013

The golden anniversary, 50 years for those not familiar with the term, is a time to cherish in marriage and, well, apparently in sports. This is why the Texas Longhorn football team will don numbers...


Papapetrou signs pro contract, leaves Longhorns

Chris Hummer August 26, 2013

Texas’ leading returning scorer, Ioannis Papapetrou signed a professional contract to play overseas with Olympiacos B.C. last Tuesday, leaving the Longhorns before the start of his sophomore season.  The...


UT football prepares for new season, challenges

Chris Hummer August 26, 2013

Welcome back, Texas fans, to one of the most important seasons in the Mack Brown era. This year is make or break for the Longhorns. There is an abundance of talent, no shortage of experience and the Big...

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Longhorns defeat Oregon State in Alamo Bowl, 31-27

Chris Hummer December 30, 2012

Alex Okafor stood atop the winner’s platform on the 50-yard line of the Alamodome, and his smile said it all. Even as hundreds of colored balloons streamed from above and Texas players jumped...


Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks sent home from Alamo Bowl, reportedly stemming from sexual abuse allegations

Trey Scott, David Maly, Christian Corona, and Chris Hummer December 29, 2012

Quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks were suspended by head coach Mack Brown and ordered home Friday from the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, according to multiple reports. The move came...


Who should wear the helmet?

Chris Hummer December 7, 2012

There’s an old saying, “two heads are better than one.” But that’s certainly not the case with quarterbacks. A fact that Mack Brown and Texas’ coaching staff must realize...


Former Texas football great Colt McCoy wistful as backup in Cleveland

Chris Hummer December 6, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Browns players file into the locker room, heading down in defeat after a crushing overtime loss to the Cowboys on Nov. 18. The majority of the team heads directly to the showers...

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San Antonio Spurs photo goes viral

Chris Hummer December 4, 2012

Only three days after San Antonio was fined $250,000 by the NBA for sending its star players home on the day of a showdown with Miami, the Spurs could once again be in trouble with the NBA. On Monday,...

Turnovers make difference in the Longhorns loss to Kansas State

Chris Hummer December 3, 2012

Why Texas Lost  Turnovers. Plain and simple this game was lost because of turnovers. The Longhorns played well and did a solid job containing Collin Klein. But the Wildcats scored 21 points off...


Texas vs. Kansas State: Longhorns lead Wildcats 10-7 at half

Chris Hummer December 2, 2012

Texas could not have asked for a worse start, but the Longhorns rebounded well to enter halftime with a 10-7 lead over Kansas State. On Case McCoy’s second pass of the contest he threw an interception...


Alex King hones quarterback skills in case of emergency

Chris Hummer November 30, 2012

The depth chart experienced a huge change this week at quarterback, as Case McCoy assumes the starting role. However, that’s not even the most shocking transition, because a punter is now the third-string...


A win for the Longhorns in Manhattan, Kan. could become signature moment for this year’s team

Chris Hummer November 30, 2012

At Texas, progress is a difficult thing to measure. Eight wins into the season the Longhorns’ players and coaches are preaching progression. It hasn’t been perfect, but they claim this year’s...


Texas must find its ground game to upset Kansas State

Chris Hummer November 29, 2012

Eighty-six yards rushing. That’s all the Longhorns mustered last Thursday against TCU, 93 yards below Texas’ season average. Johnathan Gray received 15 touches, Joe Bergeron carried the...


Case McCoy will start over David Ash against Kansas State

Chris Hummer November 27, 2012

A full year since his last start, Case McCoy is once again atop the depth chart. On Monday, head coach Mack Brown announced that McCoy will start this weekend’s game at Kansas State after David...


BCS bowl hopes lost in crushing loss to TCU

Chris Hummer November 26, 2012

David Ash reverted to his 2011 form and Case McCoy failed to engineer another last-minute Thanksgiving Day comeback, leading to a BCS-shattering loss to TCU this past Thursday. Ash threw a pair of interceptions,...


TCU defeats UT, 20-13

Chris Hummer November 23, 2012

David Ash reverted to his 2011 form and Case McCoy failed to engineer another last minute Thanksgiving Day comeback, leading to a BCS-shattering loss to TCU.  Ash threw a pair of interceptions, fumbled...

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Tight ends find space within Texas offense

Chris Hummer November 21, 2012

Senior tight end Barrett Matthews and sophomore tight end Greg Daniels have been used sparingly in the passing game this season, with their biggest contributions coming in the run game. However, that changed...

Senior class prepares for final Thanksgiving day in front of home crowd

Chris Hummer November 21, 2012

There are only seven listed as starters on the depth chart, and their contributions are just as scattered and spotty. But on Thanksgiving, the 2012 senior class will take center stage. Thursday evening’s...


Texas Longhorn punter Alex King honors dad through football

Chris Hummer November 16, 2012

Alex King was finished with football. The punter, who grew up tossing the ball around with his dad, felt lost and ready to move on to something different. “At the end of the season I was...


High turnover rate signals Texas basketball needs Myck Kabongo more than ever

Chris Hummer November 14, 2012

Twenty-six turnovers later, and Myck Kabongo is needed more than ever in the Texas lineup. The Longhorns secured a 23-point victory over Coppin State Monday, but it was the sloppiest offensive performance...

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Shipley, Davis key to offense

Chris Hummer November 12, 2012

The Longhorns played their best overall game in conference play. The offense was explosive en route to 609 yards, and David Ash was excellent. He completed 81 percent of his passes, throwing for 364 yards...


Texas leads Iowa State at half 20-7

Chris Hummer November 10, 2012

In an emotional week after the death of Darrell K. Royal Texas started off the game in an almost perfectly appropriate fashion. The defense forced a punt on Iowa State’s opening drive, leaving Texas...


Edmond rises, shores up Horns’ defense

Chris Hummer November 9, 2012

At 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, Steve Edmond is the perfect blend of size and speed for a middle linebacker, but that frame isn’t quite so suitable to kicking field goals. However, that’s one...


Physical conclusion to last week’s game propels Longhorns forward

Chris Hummer November 9, 2012

It was an upset on the cusp. Texas cornerback Carrington Byndom had just blocked a field goal and left the Longhorns with a two-possession lead with only five minutes remaining against then No. 18 Texas...


Brown back in running back fold

Chris Hummer November 8, 2012

Malcolm Brown has missed the last five games with an ankle injury, but he was ready to play last week and it’s likely that the sophomore running back will see the field against Iowa State, said head...


Mack Brown says ‘Horns down is disrespectful’

Chris Hummer November 6, 2012

The Texas Tech crowd was at its fiery best. On a cool November afternoon, fans screamed expletives, tossed tortillas at players and, of course, threw their horns down as a sign of disrespect. Mike Davis...


Connection between Davis, Ash lifts Longhorns past Red Raiders

Chris Hummer November 5, 2012

LUBBOCK — Mike Davis and David Ash had a connection Saturday that was nothing short of Davis’ middle name: magic. The pair teamed up for a 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns on only four catches,...


UT defeats Texas Tech 31-22

Chris Hummer November 4, 2012

Mike Davis and David Ash had a connection on Saturday that was nothing short of Davis’ middle name – magic. The pair teamed up for a 165 yards and a pair of touchdowns on only four catches,...


Longhorns enter halftime with 24-13 lead

Chris Hummer November 3, 2012

It took Texas three-and-a-half quarters to score 14 points last week against lowly Kansas, but this week it put up 24 points in one half against the Red Raiders top 20 defense. The Longhorns enter halftime...


Gray uses father’s experience as guide to success

Chris Hummer November 2, 2012

Johnathan Gray didn’t grow up idolizing any halfback legends. Instead, he watched tape of his dad. That’s not to say his dad, James, was a slouch himself. James Gray was a local high school...


McCoy brings change of pace to Longhorn offense

Chris Hummer November 2, 2012

It took only one drive for Case McCoy to make his case for the starting nod. After David Ash was benched due to three quarters of poor play, McCoy was inserted in order to provide a spark. He delivered. McCoy...


Texas attack must find stride to compete with testy Raider defense

Chris Hummer November 1, 2012

It was only a year ago when the Longhorns’ offense demolished the Red Raiders’ defense for 52 points and a staggering 439 yards rushing. It will likely be a much different story Saturday. The...


Defense takes step forward in second half

Chris Hummer October 31, 2012

Defense takes step forward in second half The Texas defense was gashed for more than 100 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Kansas. But in...


McCoy saves the day, Texas now bowl eligible

Chris Hummer October 29, 2012

Why Texas Won The Longhorns were able to pull through thanks to last second heroics by backup quarterback Case McCoy. McCoy replaced starter David Ash in the middle of the fourth quarter and was able...


Texas down 14-7 at the half

Chris Hummer October 27, 2012

Texas enters the half down 14-7 to Kansas. Yes, that’s the same Kansas team that has yet to record a Big 12 win and the same school who’s only victory came against South Dakota State. But,...


Defensive back turns hard work into results on field

Chris Hummer October 26, 2012

For Josh Turner, last Saturday’s contest against Baylor was a game of firsts. He recorded his first collegiate start, first ever tackle for loss, and most importantly, first career interception. The...


Pace of practice dictates Longhorns’ on-field performance

Chris Hummer October 26, 2012

There’s nothing quite like two-a-days for a football player. It’s a signal the season is only weeks away and it’s the most difficult and physically challenging time of the year. Then...


Steve Edmond improves as season progresses

Chris Hummer October 24, 2012

Texas hadn’t been able to stop the run all season, and that had been a direct reflection on middle linebacker Steve Edmond. But just as the Texas defense made strides Saturday against Baylor, so...


Defense does just enough to allow Texas to slip by Baylor, improve to 5-2

Chris Hummer October 22, 2012

The Longhorn defense wasn’t elite, good or even average, but the highly criticized group played well enough down the stretch to propel Texas to a victory. Texas’ defense was pounded, again,...

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