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All content by Ezra Siegel

Texas’ defense looks to improve versus Bears

Ezra Siegel September 15, 2015

Texas’ defense flashed some brilliance with big plays in the team’s 42-28 win over Rice, but the performance didn’t come without issues. Most glaringly, the defense struggled to finish...


Big 12 Notebook: Sooners pick up big win over Tennessee

Ezra Siegel September 15, 2015

Oklahoma completes massive comeback After falling behind 17-0 in the first half at Tennessee, the No. 16 Sooners stormed back and claimed a comeback victory on their opponent’s home field. Oklahoma...


Quarterback, staff changes bring needed spark for Longhorns

Ezra Siegel September 13, 2015

Texas’ offense awoke from a long slump in its 42-28 win over Rice, and it was no accident. With a new quarterback and play-caller at the helm, the Longhorns’ offense is making strides. Head...


Texas leads Rice 21-14 at half

Ezra Siegel September 13, 2015

After failing to score a touchdown in their season opener at No. 9 Notre Dame, it didn’t take long for the Longhorns to find their offense against Rice. With redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard taking...


Offensive changes send shock wave through program

Ezra Siegel September 11, 2015

Head coach Charlie Strong isn’t waiting around for change. He’s said this season is about winning, and he’ll do whatever it takes to put that wheel in motion. Strong sent a shock wave...


Column: Texas looks to hit reset button after meltdown at Notre Dame

Ezra Siegel September 9, 2015

After an offseason filled with hype, Texas made a statement in its season opener against Notre Dame. Unfortunately for head coach Charlie Strong, that statement came on the wrong end of the spectrum. The...


Wide receivers coach Jay Norvell to take over as Longhorns’ play-caller

Ezra Siegel September 9, 2015

This story has been updated since its original publication. Head coach Charlie Strong announced Tuesday that wide receivers coach Jay Norvell will replace Shawn Watson, assistant head coach for offense,...


New year, same problems for Longhorns in loss to Notre Dame

Ezra Siegel September 8, 2015

All offseason, the Longhorns preached a new attitude and a better team heading into head coach Charlie Strong’s second season. “This whole team will be a lot better than it was last year,”...


Newfound positivity lifting Longhorns to new heights

Ezra Siegel September 4, 2015

Heading into head coach Charlie Strong’s second season, there’s a different air about the Longhorns’ locker room. The team knows it will be under heavy scrutiny after going 6-7 last season....


Strong, Longhorns look for signature win at Notre Dame

Ezra Siegel September 4, 2015

The Longhorns have waited a long time to make up for the brutal end to their 2014 campaign. After losing 48–10 to TCU at home to close out the regular season, the Longhorns were completely stifled...


Swoopes ready to lead as Longhorns’ starting quarterback

Ezra Siegel September 1, 2015

After junior quarterback Tyrone Swoopes' erratic 2014 campaign, head coach Charlie Strong preached the need for a quarterback competition. Now, with days until the season opener, Swoopes has earned...


Freshman playmakers key in Longhorns’ improvement

Ezra Siegel August 31, 2015

It’s rare that a team can improve after losing a double-digit number of starters. Yet, the Longhorns have the chance to break that mold with a talented freshman class. Coming off a cringeworthy...


Former Texas coach Mack Brown optimistic about Strong’s second season

Ezra Siegel August 27, 2015

While former Texas head coach Mack Brown no longer commands the Longhorns on Saturdays, he hasn’t stopped paying attention to his burnt orange roots. Working as a college football analyst for...


Strong looks to right ship in second season at helm

Ezra Siegel August 24, 2015

Coming off a disappointing inaugural season at Texas, head coach Charlie Strong knows he needs change. The Longhorns made headlines last season when Strong dismissed several players for breaking the...


Jefferson’s development key for depleted Longhorns

Ezra Siegel August 24, 2015

Considering everything head coach Charlie Strong has accomplished in his first year at Texas, his biggest victory may have been recruiting freshman linebacker Malik Jefferson. Coming out of Poteet High...


Several Longhorns to find new homes in NFL draft

Ezra Siegel April 30, 2015

While no Longhorns were drafted in the 2014 NFL draft, the one-year drought is likely to end this weekend.  Texas has five prospects who are projected to hear their names called at the draft,...


Column: Four takeaways from spring football

Ezra Siegel April 28, 2015

With spring practice over, here's the takeaway from the Longhorns this spring: 1. The offensive line showed needed improvement. Texas’ offensive line was nightmarish in last year’s...

Hassan Ridgeway ready to take on leadership role

Ezra Siegel April 21, 2015

Junior defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway has big shoes to fill. With departing defensive tackle Malcom Brown projected to be taken in the NFL Draft’s first round, the Longhorns are looking to replicate...


Texas defense shows potential in Orange-White scrimmage

Ezra Siegel April 20, 2015

With a battered offense, Texas’ bright spot in 2014 was its defense — and if Saturday’s Orange-White game is any indication, the defense can still hold its own.  During the spring...


Longhorns hope to show improvement in Orange-White game

Ezra Siegel April 17, 2015

Four months after the Longhorns’ 31–7 loss to Arkansas in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl, head coach Charlie Strong still has a bitter taste in his mouth. “[The loss] burns; it will...


Notes from Texas’ spring practice

Ezra Siegel April 8, 2015

Texas is just halfway through spring practices, but things appear to be coming together in an off-season filled with change. Head coach Charlie Strong’s staff is still implementing a new spread...


Column: Longhorns need to improve offensive scheme for success

Ezra Siegel March 26, 2015

Head coach Charlie Strong has his work cut out for him. The Longhorns offense needs fixing, and it needs it badly. When the Longhorns weren’t turning the ball over, they were simply unable to...

Texas athletics announces new loyalty points system for season ticket holders

Ezra Siegel March 3, 2015

Texas athletics announced Tuesday a new loyalty points system that rewards Texas season ticket holders and donors for contributions.  The system gives season ticket holders priority for football...

Texas adds Jeff Traylor, Brick Haley to football staff

Ezra Siegel February 13, 2015

Texas head coach Charlie Strong added two more members to his staff Friday morning.  Texas announced that Jeff Traylor, former Gilmer High School head coach, is officially joining as...


Charlie Strong ends successful National Signing Day with 28 signed recruits

Ezra Siegel February 5, 2015

With National Signing Day officially in the books, head coach Charlie Strong proved his recruiting strengths on one of the country’s biggest stages. “We were able to meet our needs,”...


Longhorns have high hopes on National Signing Day 2015

Ezra Siegel February 4, 2015

With National Signing Day here, Texas head coach Charlie Strong’s first full Texas recruiting class is shaping up to be top notch. Follow our live blog of National Signing Day here. 247Sports...


Live Blog: National Signing Day 2015

Aaron Torres and Ezra Siegel February 4, 2015

After a busy inaugural season, Charlie Strong will officially assemble his first recruiting class as Texas head coach Wednesday during the 2015 National Signing Day. His 2015 class already...


Defensive backs, quarterback additions highlight Longhorns’ eventful recruiting weekend

Ezra Siegel February 3, 2015

In a winter filled with recruiting victories, head coach Charlie Strong had another reason to celebrate after receiving commitments from three four-star athletes in the past three days.   Defensive...

Longhorns add pair of defensive back recruits over weekend

Ezra Siegel February 2, 2015

In a winter filled with recruiting victories, Texas head coach Charlie Strong had something to celebrate once again after picking up two four-star cornerbacks in Holton Hill and Kris Boyd on Friday. The...


Big 12’s depth may threaten Kansas’ title streak

Ezra Siegel January 21, 2015

No free ride for Kansas The last 10 Big 12 regular season titles belong to Kansas, but the No. 11 Jayhawks (15-3, 4-1 Big 12) have a tough road as they work toward an 11th consecutive conference title. Last...

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