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Stat Guy: Class of 2015 by the numbers

Drew Lieberman May 5, 2015

Friday marks the final day of classes for those who are graduating in just a few weeks. Since arriving on the 40 Acres as freshmen in August 2011, the Class of 2015 has seen mixed results for Texas Athletics. Longhorn...


Stat Guy: Longhorns again at risk of missing College World Series

Drew Lieberman April 29, 2015

In the summer of 1975, then head coach Cliff Gustafson led Texas baseball to the first of two national titles it would win under his watch. For the Longhorns program, this marked their seventh College...


Stat guy: Longhorn football ends spring practice with a tweaked offense, as search for impact players continues

Drew Lieberman April 21, 2015

Texas’ offensive struggles and inconsistent ability to move the chains played a pivotal role in the team’s loss of seven of its last 12 games in 2014 — but with the faster tempo the team...


Texas baseball’s once promising offense now historically unproductive

Drew Lieberman April 15, 2015

As Texas attempts to build a run to Omaha for the College World Series, it has struggled lately in piecing together a large part of the equation — its offense.  The Longhorns went 8–2...


Stat Guy: Shaka Smart will shake up Texas’ style of play

Drew Lieberman April 7, 2015

Less than a week after Rick Barnes left the head coaching job, Texas found its program’s 24th basketball coach. Shaka Smart, who spent the last six seasons coaching at Virginia Commonwealth University,...


Stat Guy: Despite Texas baseball’s continued struggle, it’s not quite time to panic

Drew Lieberman March 31, 2015

Reaching the College World Series is not the goal for Texas. It’s an expectation.  The Longhorns have made 35 appearances in the program’s storied history, 12 more than the University...


Stat Guy: Underachievement in the NCAA Tournament characterize Rick Barnes’ coaching career

Drew Lieberman March 25, 2015

Over the course of 17 seasons, Texas men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes has amassed an extensive list of accomplishments — but that list could be longer. Barnes has guided the Longhorns...


Stat Guy: Rick Barnes’ recent struggles similar to Mack Brown’s ending

Drew Lieberman March 11, 2015

When Rick Barnes and Mack Brown were introduced as head coaches for men’s basketball and football, respectively, their careers were somewhat destined to be compared. In the 1996–1997 season,...


Stat Guy: Longhorns hope to reawaken their bats in Palo Alto

Drew Lieberman March 4, 2015

Last week, Texas baseball was on a roll.  Redshirt freshman third baseman Bret Boswell provided the heroics in the form of a walk-off single as the Longhorns rallied from a four-run deficit against...


Yancy that! Sophomore guard Kendal Yancy is taking advantage of his opportunities

Drew Lieberman February 25, 2015

When sophomore guard Martez Walker left the University following multiple arrests in the fall, it was unclear how his minutes would be distributed among the backcourt. Walker scored double figures in...


Myles Turner’s minutes down the stretch will decide Texas’ tournament fate

Drew Lieberman February 19, 2015

The second Myles Turner signed, many thought that Texas could win the National Championship.  Turner being on a team that made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament the previous year had...

Hitting will determine whether or not Texas baseball returns to Omaha Championship Series

Drew Lieberman February 11, 2015

Although Texas’ 2014 season ended in heartbreak to eventual champions Vanderbilt on a walk-off, game-losing infield single in the 10th inning, Texas’ return to Omaha was a necessary step for...


Longhorns continue to lose despite Isaiah Taylor’s best efforts

Drew Lieberman February 4, 2015

What a difference a month has made for the Longhorns.  On Jan. 4, hopes were extremely high for a team many expected to compete for a conference crown. They had just defeated Texas Tech 70–61...


Longhorns won’t win with just defense

Drew Lieberman January 28, 2015

Once upon a time, Barnes’ Longhorns weren’t the defense-first kind of team they are now and, instead, relied on a fast-paced, high-scoring offense. The strategy worked and produced results...


Stat Guy: There is a block party at the Erwin Center

Drew Lieberman January 21, 2015

It’s no secret the Longhorns boast plenty of size this season — six of their 10 scholarship players are listed at 6 feet 6 inches or taller. Size in the frontcourt gave the team a fighting...


Lack of offense leads to losing season for Texas

Drew Lieberman December 30, 2014

HOUSTON—In his post game remarks, head coach Charlie Strong was quick to his point about what needs to happen for the Longhorns to avoid another losing season in 2015 and beyond.   “We...


AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl: Texas- Arkansas Live

Drew Lieberman December 30, 2014

After a 6-6 regular season in his first year at Texas, Charlie Strong and the Longhorns take on Arkansas in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. The Razorbacks also finished their season 6-6 and want to end their...


Five things to know about Arkansas before the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

Drew Lieberman December 29, 2014

Texas faces Arkansas on Monday night at NRG Stadium in a highly anticipated matchup between old Southwest Conference rivals.  As the rivalry is rekindled here are...


When health was on his side, Jordan Hicks lived up to his billing

Drew Lieberman December 5, 2014

Senior linebacker Jordan Hicks has been through it all. High expectations? Check. He signed with the Longhorns as a five-star recruit and was a member of a highly touted recruiting class signed on the...


TCU routs Texas, 48-10, on Senior Night in Austin

Drew Lieberman November 28, 2014

Throughout the season, the Longhorns have preached the need to execute in all three phases of the game in order to emerge victorious. During their three-game win streak, they were able to do just that...


Home finale provides Texas seniors with last chance to leave mark

Drew Lieberman November 26, 2014

Shortly after the Longhorns defeated No. 23 West Virginia on Nov. 8, an Instagram video of head coach Charlie Strong surfing over and celebrating with his players went viral. The win was significant...


By The Numbers: TCU

Drew Lieberman November 26, 2014

51-23-2: Texas’ all-time record on Thanksgiving, a win percentage of 67 percent. This is only the second game the Longhorns have entered with a 6-5 record. They previously beat Pittsburgh in the...


Thursday marks the end of the Shipley dynasty in Longhorn football

Drew Lieberman November 25, 2014

In summer 2003, Jordan Shipley, senior receiver for Burnet High School, committed to Texas.  Shipley was a four-star recruit who held nearly every Texas high school receiving record. But few could...


Longhorns enter bye week starting to head in better direction

Drew Lieberman November 19, 2014

The football team entered Manhattan, Kansas, last month in search of its first signature win under head coach Charlie Strong.  Many fans were excited about the prospects of an upset and the progression...


Longhorns claim third straight win on backs of defense, underclassmen

Drew Lieberman November 17, 2014

STILLWATER, Okla. — Sitting at 5-5, Texas entered the weekend needing one more win to attain bowl eligibility. Saturday’s trip to Oklahoma State represented the team’s best opportunity...


Live Blog: Texas takes on Oklahoma State in Stillwater

Drew Lieberman November 16, 2014

STILLWATER, OK. — Riding a two-game win streak, the Longhorns are in Stillwater, Oklahoma, to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys tonight. In a matchup of two desperate teams, the Longhorns...


By The Numbers: Oklahoma State

Drew Lieberman November 14, 2014

37-23-2: Texas’ all-time record in the 11th game of the season, a win percentage of 59.7 percent. The Longhorns have dropped all three previous such games when entering with a record of 5-5. 23-5:...


Quarterback pressure key for Longhorn defense

Drew Lieberman November 14, 2014

Over the years, Texas fans have grown accustomed to gaudy statistics from the team’s pass rushers. In 2008, defensive end Brian Orakpo led the team with 11.5 sacks. In 2012, defensive end Alex Okafor...


College Football Notebook: Week of Nov. 10

Drew Lieberman November 11, 2014

In one of the most eventful weekends of the season thus far, four teams ranked in the College Football Playoff committee’s top 10 fell, eliminating them from playoff consideration. One...


Texas runs over West Virginia 33-16 at home

Drew Lieberman November 9, 2014

Entering the weekend, the Texas football season had been mostly noted for its missed opportunities. The Longhorns entered their matchup against No. 23 West Virginia 0-4 against top-25 teams, riding a seven-game...

Longhorn run game looking to repeat breakthrough performance

Drew Lieberman November 7, 2014

With veteran running backs — senior Malcolm Brown and junior Johnathan Gray — leading the rushing attack, expectations were high for the Texas ground game in 2014. Brown finished the 2013...

By the Numbers: West Virginia

Drew Lieberman November 7, 2014

60-20-1: The Longhorns’ record in their 10th game of the season — a win percentage of 74 percent. Texas is 1-3 all time when entering a game with a 4-5 record. 2008: The year Texas last...


Longhorns’ bowl eligibility rests on breaking skid vs. top-25 teams

Drew Lieberman November 5, 2014

Of the three games remaining on Texas’ football schedule, two are against top-25 teams. The Longhorns face No. 24 West Virginia this weekend before heading to Stillwater to take on Oklahoma State....


College football notebook

Drew Lieberman November 4, 2014

Less than two weeks ago, Ole Miss was sitting pretty for the College Football Playoff. But in the past two weeks, it has been all heartbreak for the Rebels. Mismanagement of the clock resulted...


John Harris, running game help Longhorns keep bowl hopes alive

Drew Lieberman November 3, 2014

Entering Saturday’s game against Texas Tech at 3-5, the Longhorns knew what a loss would mean for their hopes of attaining bowl eligibility. But their quest for win number four started with an early...


Longhorns take on Red Raiders in Lubbock

Drew Lieberman November 1, 2014

After getting shutout against Kansas State last weekend, the Longhorns looked to rebound against in-state rival Texas Tech in Lubbock. Both Texas and the Red Raiders sat at 3-5 overall heading into...


Despite a disappointing season, Cedric Reed has no regrets

Drew Lieberman October 31, 2014

Heading into the 2014 season, plenty of eyes were on senior defensive end Cedric Reed and his ability to anchor the Texas defense. Last season was thought to be Reed’s coming out party, as the junior...


For the Longhorns, winning in Lubbock is no easy task

Drew Lieberman October 31, 2014

Two. That is the most consecutive times Texas has travelled to Texas Tech and won since winning the first five matchups in Lubbock from 1934 to 1966. The Longhorns have a chance to change that this...


By The Numbers: Texas Tech

Drew Lieberman October 31, 2014

71-30: Texas’ record in the ninth game of the season — a win percentage of 70.3 percent. The Longhorns are 1-1 when entering with a 3-5 record, which includes a 1997 loss to Texas Tech at home. 48-15:...


Offense looks to bounce back against struggling Texas Tech defense

Drew Lieberman October 30, 2014

Kansas State shut out Texas for the first time Saturday in over a decade.  The Longhorns only accounted for 196 yards offensively and never possessed the ball for more than 40 percent of the time...


Swoopes’ struggles return, inconsistency plagues Longhorns in loss to Wildcats

Drew Lieberman October 27, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Stepping onto the field Saturday, the Longhorns hoped to notch their first signature victory of the Charlie Strong era.  Instead, the Wildcats blanked the Longhorns,...


Longhorns trail Wildcats, 13-0, at halftime

Drew Lieberman October 25, 2014

MANHATTAN, Kansas - The Texas offense failed to produce any points in the game’s first 30 minutes against Kansas State, resulting in a 13-0 deficit at the break. The Longhorns’...


Several Longhorns making an unexpected impact in 2014

Drew Lieberman October 24, 2014

At the conclusion of spring camp, Texas seemed pretty set at wide receiver. Senior Jaxon Shipley and junior Marcus Johnson looked poised to be the team’s primary pass catchers. Six months later,...


By The Numbers: Kansas State

Drew Lieberman October 24, 2014

84-27-3: Texas’ all-time record in its eighth game of the season, winning 73.7 percent of those contests. 6-2: Texas’ record when entering a game at 3-4, a win percentage of 75 percent. 8-6:...


Swoopes emerges as a dual-threat quarterback

Drew Lieberman October 23, 2014

During his junior season in high school, quarterback Tyrone Swoopes tallied 560 rushing yards and seven touchdowns against Tom Bean High School. The performance had people raving about his potential impact...


College Football Notebook: Mountaineers control destiny after Baylor upset

Drew Lieberman October 21, 2014

It appeared the defending champions were poised to fall Saturday. On fourth and goal at the Florida State 2-yard line, Everett Golson, Notre Dame’s senior quarterback, found sophomore wide receiver...


Texas tops Cyclones with last-minute field goal

Drew Lieberman October 19, 2014

After falling by their own errors in their previous three losses, the Longhorns showed Saturday that perhaps they finally learned how to win a close game. Texas outlasted Iowa State 48-45 in a...

2013 nightmare motivates Texas defensive backs

Drew Lieberman October 17, 2014

It’s a play many have forgotten because of a controversial no-call late in Texas’ 31-30 victory over Iowa State last year. But the Longhorn defensive backs certainly remember it. In the...

By The Numbers: Iowa State

Drew Lieberman October 17, 2014

85-28-4: Texas’ all time record in its seventh game of the season — a win percentage of 72.6 percent. 1-0-1: Texas’ record when entering a game 2-4 on the season, which has only happened...


Longhorns not ready to commit to up-tempo offense

Drew Lieberman October 16, 2014

Through its first six games, Texas has had trouble establishing a consistent offensive identity.  At times, it has excelled with moving the ball in the huddle, but, seemingly more often than...


Longhorns look to bounce back from worst start since 1956

Drew Lieberman October 15, 2014

For only the third time in program history, the Longhorns have started the season with a 2-4 record — their worst start since going 1-5 in the first six games of 1956.  Despite the slow start,...


College football notebook: Mississippi teams move up in rankings

Drew Lieberman October 14, 2014

It could very well be that the state of Mississippi boasts the two best college football teams in the country.  Fresh off its dominating 38-23 victory over Auburn, Mississippi State is ranked...


Longhorns fall to Oklahoma but find their quarterback along the way

Drew Lieberman October 13, 2014

On two occasions Saturday, the Longhorns looked poised to roll over during their 31-26 loss to the Sooners. The first came early in the second quarter, when sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes’...


Despite massive improvements, defense isn’t satisfied with its play

Drew Lieberman October 10, 2014

Over the past couple of years, Texas’ defense had its share of struggles. After a stellar 2011 campaign, the unit was plagued by missed tackles and blown assignments resulting in, statistically,...

By The Numbers: Oklahoma

Drew Lieberman October 8, 2014

73-39-8: Texas’ all-time record in the sixth game of the season, as it wins only 61 percent of its contests. The Longhorns are 5-1 all time when starting the season 2-3. 60-43-5: The series record,...

Momentum especially important in Red River Rivalry

Drew Lieberman October 8, 2014

Every October, one of the greatest rivalries in college football is renewed as Texas and Oklahoma meet at the Cotton Bowl — with the Golden Hat at stake. One component that helps make this rivalry...

Duke of Confidence: Longhorn defensive back riding high after career performance

Drew Lieberman October 3, 2014

If there is anything to be learned from cornerback Duke Thomas’ performance in last week’s 23-0 victory over Kansas, it’s that the junior is brimming with confidence. “The thing...

By The Numbers: Baylor

Drew Lieberman October 3, 2014

74-44-2: Texas’ all-time record in its fifth games of the season, a win percentage of 62 percent. 17-6-1: Texas’ record when entering a game 2-2, a win percentage of 71 percent. 74-25-4:...


Texas looks for revenge against Baylor

Drew Lieberman September 30, 2014

Dec. 7, 2013: The Longhorns traveled to Waco to face the Baylor Bears in the final game at Floyd Casey Stadium. At halftime, Texas was tied with the Bears at three and knew that a win would secure its...


Texas shuts out Kansas, 23-0, in “slugfest”

Drew Lieberman September 28, 2014

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Longhorns never got into an offensive rhythm Saturday, but some big plays on defense helped them blank Kansas 23-0 to move to 1-0 in conference play. “You look at the road,...


By The Numbers: Kansas

Drew Lieberman September 26, 2014

81-37-3: Texas’ record in its fourth game of the season, a win percentage of 67 percent. 1938: The last time Kansas defeated Texas. The Jayhawks won the first two meetings between the schools...

Ridgeway tasked with replacing Tank

Drew Lieberman September 26, 2014

Before the season, those who had been around Hassan Ridgeway knew that the redshirt sophomore defensive tackle had the talent to be a special player. His teammates often spoke about the flashes of brilliance...


Longhorns use bye week to tweak offense

Drew Lieberman September 23, 2014

While Texas didn’t play an opponent this past weekend, it will now face a slate of eight straight weeks of Big 12 competition starting this Saturday with a trip to Lawrence, Kansas, to face the Jayhawks....


Already making adjustments, Texas looks to recover, adjust during bye week

Drew Lieberman September 16, 2014

Following the blowout loss to BYU on Sept. 6, head coach Charlie Strong didn’t hesitate to call the game as he saw it. “It’s an embarrassment,” Strong said. “It’s...


Texas falls to No. 12 UCLA 20-17 at AT&T Stadium

Drew Lieberman September 14, 2014

ARLINGTON, Texas-- With three minutes left to play Saturday night, UCLA backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel made the majority of AT&T Stadium fall silent. From 33 yards out, the quarterback...

Harris emerging as focal point of Texas offense

Drew Lieberman September 12, 2014

Entering 2014, fifth-year senior receiver John Harris’ collegiate career was best known for a couple highlights. Harris threw Texas’ first touchdown pass in 2011 — a 36-yard strike to...

By The Numbers: UCLA

Drew Lieberman September 12, 2014

90-28-3: Texas’s all-time record in the third game of the season, a win percentage of 74 percent. Texas is 22-6-2 all time in its third game after a 1-1 start, a win percentage of 73 percent. History...


Strong, Longhorns feel let down by suspended players

Drew Lieberman September 9, 2014

After taking care of business in the season opener against North Texas, the Longhorns were routed by BYU for the second consecutive season. Now, with three matchups against top-15 teams, Texas wants the...


Offensive line, consistency among Texas biggest woes against BYU

Drew Lieberman September 8, 2014

The Longhorns fell to BYU 41-7 Saturday, a score that marks their worst home loss since 1997. The defeat was Texas’ second embarrassing loss to the Cougars in two years — its first under head...


Texas vs. BYU: Cougars lead Longhorns 6-0 at halftime

Drew Lieberman September 7, 2014

Texas was unable to sustain a rhythm in the first half on offense and entered the break down 6-0.   Sophomore quarterback Tyrone Swoopes completed his first eight passes, finishing the half 11 for...

Swoopes preparing for first start at texas

Drew Lieberman September 5, 2014

The backup quarterback is usually everyone’s favorite player, and for the past two seasons, sophomore signal caller Tyrone Swoopes has played that role.  Now finding himself thrust into the...

By The Numbers: BYU

Drew Lieberman September 5, 2014

92-25-4: Texas’ record in its second game of the season, a win percentage of 76 percent. Texas is 79-18-4 in its second game of the season after winning its first, a win percentage of 78 percent. 1-2:...


OTs Desmond Harrison and Kennedy Estelle suspended for Saturday’s game against BYU

Drew Lieberman September 4, 2014

Senior offensive lineman Desmond Harrison and junior offensive lineman Kennedy Estelle have been suspended for this Saturday’s game against BYU. Multiple reports first said both starters had been...


Football “Super Seniors” hope to come out of the season with a bang

Drew Lieberman September 3, 2014

In January 2010, the Longhorns received commitments from two of the nation’s top defensive prospects — now-senior linebacker Jordan Hicks and former Texas defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat —...


Longhorns rout North Texas 38-7 in Strong’s debut

Drew Lieberman August 31, 2014

A new era began in Austin on Saturday night. For the first time in 16 years, a new coach led the Longhorns out of the tunnel at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Charlie Strong replaced Mack Brown...


Finally healthy, David Ash is ready to win once again

Drew Lieberman August 28, 2014

Last season, starting in the conference home opener against Kansas State, junior quarterback David Ash was poised for a standout season. After missing Texas’ defeat at the hands of Ole Miss because...

Top five Texas football games to watch this season

Drew Lieberman August 25, 2014

Under a new staff and coaching regime, Texas is expected to make many changes this upcoming season. New head coach Charlie Strong looks to bring Texas back into national contention, putting pressure on...


For Johnson, 2014 season is a chance to seize each opportunity

Drew Lieberman August 25, 2014

After a 1-2 start to the 2013 season and an injury to senior wide receiver Mike Davis in the conference opener, Texas needed its younger players to shine. Several candidates were expected to fill the role,...

Longhorn Football By The Numbers: Preseason

Drew Lieberman August 5, 2014

2: In Charlie Strong’s four years at Louisville, the Cardinals played two games against teams in the top 25 of the Coaches’ poll, winning both. In Strong’s first season at Texas, the...


Seven Longhorns no longer with the program

Drew Lieberman July 28, 2014

The Longhorns’ loss of seven players, a few of whom were expected to have important roles in 2014, over a 48-hour span last week poses an obvious question for Texas football fans: How will Charlie...


2009 or 2014: Who wore it better?

Drew Lieberman June 30, 2014

Maybe it was the emotions of the moment. Maybe it was the way Texas’ surprise post season run transpired and abruptly ended. Perhaps it was a nod to all the hard work the 2014 Texas baseball team...


Texas’ season ends with loss to Vanderbilt

Drew Lieberman June 22, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. - Sophomore shortstop C.J Hinojosa nearly came up with the big hit in the top of the 10th inning and was unable to make the play in the bottom of the 10th, as Vanderbilt defeated...


Texas defeats Vanderbilt to force Saturday rematch

Drew Lieberman June 21, 2014

OMAHA, Neb. - Dominant pitching and early scoring led the Longhorns to a 4-0 victory over the Commodores in Omaha Friday, setting up a rematch Saturday, for a trip to the Championship...

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Texas defeats UC Irvine, advances at College World Series

Drew Lieberman June 19, 2014

Sophomore shortstop C.J Hinojosa crushed a ball into the leftfield bullpen to lead off the seventh inning and give Texas the only run it would need to defeat UC Irvine, 1-0, Wednesday night in Omaha. Hinojosa’s...


Texas defeats Louisville to extend stay in Omaha

Drew Lieberman June 17, 2014

The Longhorns scored runs in three straight innings to take control of their elimination game against Louisville and win, 4-1, at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha Monday. Junior pitcher Parker French got...

Strong pitching, enough hitting lead Texas back to Omaha

Drew Lieberman June 16, 2014

These Longhorns likely won’t go down as Texas’ best team under Augie Garrido. In fact, of the eight Texas squads he’s brought to the College World Series, this team may finish with the...

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Texas falls to UC Irvine in College World Series opener

Drew Lieberman June 15, 2014

The Texas Longhorns gave up five hits and three runs in the eighth inning, blowing a 1-0 lead, as they fell to the UC Irvine Anteaters, 3-1, in the opening game of the College World Series. Senior pitcher...

Longhorns top Owls to advance to regional final

Drew Lieberman June 1, 2014

Texas knocked off Rice 3-2 in 11 innings to remain undefeated in the Houston Regional on Saturday. Both teams went down in order in the first inning, but the Longhorns threatened in the first. Freshman...

Cowboys eliminate Longhorns in Big 12 Championship

Drew Lieberman May 25, 2014

No. 22 Texas’ outing in Oklahoma City ended Saturday, after the Longhorns surrendered three runs in the eighth inning  for a second consecutive game against No. 11 Oklahoma State, causing them...

Cowboys defeat Longhorns to force rematch in Big 12 Championships

Drew Lieberman May 24, 2014

The No. 22 Texas Longhorns blew a 1-0 lead in the 8th inning, after sophomore pitcher John Curtiss worked himself into a jam in relief of senior pitcher Nathan Thornhill.  Thornhill...

Longhorns blank Cowboys in second round of Big 12 Championship

Drew Lieberman May 23, 2014

Thanks to a combined shutout by junior pitchers Dillon Peters and Parker French, No.22 Texas remained undefeated in the 2014 Big 12 Tournament after defeating No.11 Oklahoma State, 3-0, on Thursday...


No Longhorns selected in 2014 NFL Draft

Drew Lieberman May 11, 2014

The 2014 NFL Draft is in the books, and for the first time since 1937, no Longhorns heard their names called.     Defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat was expected to go in the middle of the...

Poona Ford letting his performance do the talking for him

Drew Lieberman April 29, 2014

When he first heard that ESPNU wanted to feature ESPN Top-300 defensive tackle Poona Ford’s college announcement on National Signing Day, Hilton Head (S.C.) head coach B.J. Payne thought there was...

Safety Jason Hall brings size to the Texas secondary

Drew Lieberman April 24, 2014

Those glancing through Texas’ 2014 class may be quick to dismiss South Grand Prairie’s Jason Hall. After all, ESPN has him as only the 85th best safety in his class, and at the bottom of the...


Longhorn nation rallies to support linebacker’s mother

Drew Lieberman April 24, 2014

The last few weeks of the semester are usually among the most stressful. Between final exams, projects, papers and presentations, students often feel overwhelmed as the semester winds down. But, for...


Defense settles down thanks to ‘Strong’ D-Line play in Orange-White Scrimmage

Drew Lieberman April 21, 2014

On the first snap of the spring game, sophomore running back Jalen Overstreet took the handoff and burst outside for 22 yards. It was a poor start for the first-string defense playing against offensive...


Texas’ starters overcome rough start, beat backups 38-14 in annual Spring Game

Drew Lieberman April 19, 2014

The Texas starters settled down after a rough start on both sides to handle the backups. The spring game, also known as the Orange-White Scrimmage, is the only opportunity to take a look at the coming...


Column: A Texas-sized quarterback conundrum

Drew Lieberman April 17, 2014

79-12.  That is the record Texas compiled during a seven-year span when it started legends Vince Young and Colt McCoy at quarterback. Texas played for two national titles — winning one —...

Out-of-state recruiting presence will expedite Texas’ resurgence

Drew Lieberman April 9, 2014

As accomplished as Johnny Manziel was on the field, his impact off the field may be even more noteworthy. In the last few years, he has completely flipped the football recruiting script in Texas, giving...


With draft approaching, Longhorns fight for their NFL dreams

Drew Lieberman April 1, 2014

Texas held its Pro Timing Day on Wednesday, and, with representatives from all 32 NFL teams in attendance, it was one of the last opportunities for the team’s seniors to show off their skills and...

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