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All content by Garrett Callahan

Sports editor reminisces on winning streak at the Texan

Garrett Callahan May 8, 2015

Editor’s note: A 30 column is a chance for departing senior staffers to say farewell and reflect on their time spent in The Daily Texan’s basement office. The term comes from the old typesetting...


Larry Robinson paved the way for the rest

Garrett Callahan May 7, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series about the racial integration of Texas’ men’s basketball team. Part one, which was published Wednesday, told the story of the first...


History paved the way for UT’s first African-American basketball coach

Garrett Callahan May 6, 2015

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a two-part series about the racial integration of Texas’ men’s basketball team. Part two, which will be published Thursday, will tell the story of Larry...


Texas guard Isaiah Taylor to return for junior season

Garrett Callahan April 26, 2015

Shaka Smart’s to-do list got a little shorter Saturday night. After weeks of speculation surrounding sophomore guard Isaiah Taylor’s future plans, Taylor announced late Saturday that...


After one year, freshman Myles Turner declares for NBA Draft

Garrett Callahan March 30, 2015

Texas freshman forward Myles Turner announced via Twitter early Monday that he will be declaring for the 2015 NBA Draft. Turner tweeted his farewell along with a link to a YouTube video that gave a...


Update: Rick Barnes officially “parts ways” with University

Garrett Callahan March 28, 2015

Update: Head basketball coach Rick Barnes and Texas agreed to "part ways", according to a press release issued Sunday morning. "I leave this job with no regrets," Barnes...


Column: Longhorns and Aggies must renew rivalry

Garrett Callahan November 26, 2014

Over the past 11 months, much has changed within the Texas football program.  After the departure of Mack Brown, Charlie Strong came into Austin with his own staff and has worked to change the...

Column: Texas fans should expect more excitement, wins around basketball program

Garrett Callahan November 14, 2014

Texas athletics sent out a full-blast email to students Wednesday asking them for a favor. The email, with the subject line of “Burnt Orange Blowout,” asked students and faculty to...


Column: With signature win, Strong makes his presence felt

Garrett Callahan November 14, 2014

When Charlie Strong upset West Virginia at the helm of Louisville in 2011, his players hoisted him up and sent him crowd surfing in the locker room to celebrate the win. It was one of his first signature...

Column: Bowl hopes slim in Strong’s first season at Texas

Garrett Callahan November 7, 2014

With three games left in the season, Texas is facing the same fate it did at this point four years ago. With a 4-5 record, the Longhorns must win two of their next three games to become bowl eligible...

Up-tempo offense key to Longhorn success

Garrett Callahan October 17, 2014

With less than 15 minutes remaining in the Red River Rivalry, Texas found itself down 31-13 to the Sooners. Although they would come up short in the end, the Longhorns staged a fourth quarter comeback...


David Ash remembers his days of football

Garrett Callahan October 9, 2014

Outside of the 15th Street Church of Christ in Temple, there is an old bush with a small hole in the middle. Every Sunday, before church, a young David Ash started his morning by hiding his football...

Column: Without fan support, Longhorns will continue to struggle at home

Garrett Callahan October 3, 2014

Given all the changes new head coach Charlie Strong has made since arriving in Austin, not much remains from the Mack Brown-era at Texas. However, one thing that has remained constant despite all the...


Texas football misses opportunity

Garrett Callahan September 15, 2014

If Texas was looking for an opportunity to flip its season’s momentum, it had one Saturday night. After last week’s loss to BYU left a damp, dark mood around the program, the Longhorns found...

Column: Texas must open up playbook for Swoopes and Co.

Garrett Callahan September 12, 2014

Going into the season, many believed Texas’ strong suit would be its running backs. Last year, senior Malcolm Brown and junior Johnathan Gray amassed a combined 1,612 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns....


Despite previous beliefs, Strong has yet to make a change in Texas

Garrett Callahan September 8, 2014

Three weeks ago, many people thought Charlie Strong had changed Texas football. But Saturday’s devastating 41-7 loss against BYU proved Strong hasn’t changed much at all. Before...

Column: Heard should start over Swoopes

Garrett Callahan September 5, 2014

It has been all bad news for the Longhorns since they routed North Texas, 38-7, last Saturday. Senior center Dominic Espinosa is most likely out for the season after breaking his ankle against the Mean...

Fire devastates Mack Brown’s North Carolina home

Garrett Callahan September 3, 2014

A fire ravaged the North Carolina home of former Texas football coach Mack Brown last week, according to multiple reports.  David Vance, Avery County, North Carolina Fire Marshall, told the...


Longtime SID Bill Little steps away after decades of service

Garrett Callahan August 29, 2014

Seven years ago, Bill Little, special assistant to the head football coach for communication, made a promise to then-athletic director DeLoss Dodds and head football coach Mack Brown. The longtime sports...


New attitude, winning among many changes expected for Texas in 2014

Garrett Callahan August 25, 2014

In the past 12 months, Texas has been buzzing with changes. Longtime Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds retired while Steve Patterson came in to fill his large shoes. On the football field, Texas hired...

Former Longhorns shining in the NBA Playoffs

Garrett Callahan April 29, 2014

It’s no secret that Texas is considered more of a football school than a basketball school. But, while the Longhorns have produced many NFL stars, they have also started the careers of multiple NBA...


Without training, runner takes on ‘unthinkable challenge’

Garrett Callahan April 4, 2014

Last spring break, in a last-minute decision, mechanical engineering senior Steve Guillen packed a backpack, grabbed his helmet and biked 738 miles east to Destin, Fla. He had no plans and no set accommodations,...

NLRB’s decision to grant Northwestern football players union rights could have long-term implications

Garrett Callahan March 28, 2014

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that scholarship players of the Northwestern University football team are employees of the University and have the ability to form...


Texas falls to Michigan 79-65 in NCAA Tournament to end its season

Garrett Callahan March 22, 2014

Even with effort and aggressiveness on the offensive board, Texas wasn’t able to secure a date in the Sweet 16 despite winning its opening game in the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns took on Michigan...


Texas ready to face Arizona State in NCAA tournament

Garrett Callahan March 20, 2014

After missing the NCAA tournament last season for the first time under head coach Rick Barnes, No. 7-seeded Texas is set to face No. 10-seeded Arizona State in the Midwest region of the tournament Thursday...

Walk-on Tarale Murry overcomes adversity as mentor for his young team

Garrett Callahan March 19, 2014

Tarale Murry thought he gave up a dream to come to Texas. Murry, a junior guard walk-on on the Longhorns’ basketball team, was a four-time varsity letter winner at Lehman High School in Kyle....


Big 12 Tournament preview: Texas v. West Virginia

Garrett Callahan March 13, 2014

Before they make their return in the NCAA Tournament, the Longhorns will make one stop in Kansas City, Mo., over the weekend for the Phillips 66 Big 12 Tournament. Three-seed Texas (22-9, 11-7 Big 12)...

Barnes named Big 12 Coach of the Year

Garrett Callahan March 9, 2014

For the fourth time in his career, Texas head coach Rick Barnes has been named the Big 12 Coach of the Year. Barnes, who also earned the award in 1999, 2003, and 2008, now ties Kansas coach Bill Self...

Texas’ road woes continue against Texas Tech

Garrett Callahan March 9, 2014

No matter what it did, the road woes kept appearing for Texas all season. And on Saturday, they appeared one more time for the Longhorns’ season finale. Texas (22-9, 11-7 Big 12) took on Texas...


Men’s basketball to confront road woes at Tech

Garrett Callahan March 7, 2014

Almost five months ago, Texas entered its season selected to finish eighth in the Big 12. Now, with one week to go in the regular season, the Longhorns have a chance to finish tied for second in the...


Texas basketball rolls past lowly TCU in final home game, 66-54

Garrett Callahan March 6, 2014

Not even beer could bring excitement to a lethargic matchup at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday night. In the first game at which alcoholic beverages were served at a home Texas basketball showcase,...


Men’s basketball travels to Norman for matchup against Oklahoma

Garrett Callahan February 28, 2014

With three games left in the regular season, No. 24 Texas looks to hold on to its spot near the top of the Big 12. That goal starts Saturday, when the Longhorns (21-7, 10-5 Big 12) travel north...


Texas basketball holds on at home, knocks off Baylor

Garrett Callahan February 27, 2014

A left-handed layup high off the glass by freshman point guard Isaiah Taylor put Texas ahead by 3 points with 43 seconds left in Wednesday’s game. But it was a one-handed block by sophomore center...

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Texas Longhorns basketball falls to Iowa State, Melvin Ejim

Garrett Callahan February 19, 2014

After two impressive wins against conference opponents, Texas fell victim to the strength of the Big 12 on Tuesday night. At the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa, No. 19 Texas (20-6, 9-4 Big 12) had trouble...


Longhorns to take on a hot West Virginia

Garrett Callahan February 14, 2014

The Frank Erwin Center will play host Saturday to a matchup that has turned into one of Texas’ biggest Big 12 contests in the last half of the season. West Virginia (15-10, 7-5 Big 12), which...


Texas hopes to bounce back against Oklahoma State

Garrett Callahan February 11, 2014

After the seven-game winning streak that put it in the rankings, Texas rolls back into action Tuesday, looking to prevent the start of a losing streak. The Longhorns face a determined Oklahoma...


Texas carries target on its back into matchup with K-State

Garrett Callahan February 7, 2014

After seven straight wins, Texas has moved from the hunter to the hunted. The Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) sit in second place in the Big 12, despite starting 0-2 in conference play. Texas produced...


Texas knocks off TCU despite worst shooting night of season

Garrett Callahan February 5, 2014

FORT WORTH — Three days after shocking reigning Big 12 champion Kansas, Texas had trouble pulling away from lowly TCU. The Longhorns (18-4, 7-2 Big 12) played down to the Horned Frogs (9-12, 0-12...


Longhorns defeat No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks

Garrett Callahan February 2, 2014

Texas fans witnessed a sight they haven’t seen in quite some time Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center. In front of an electrifying, sold-out crowd, the No. 25 Longhorns overpowered No. 6 Kansas,...

The long road to strong

As its first black head coach, Charlie Strong brings change to 120-year old Texas football program

Garrett Callahan January 28, 2014

UT’s first football team in 1893 didn’t have a coach. Some aspects of the game were different then: Field goals were worth more points than touchdowns, and it was played almost exclusively...

Longhorns roundup

Evan Berkowitz and Garrett Callahan January 28, 2014

Texas ranked 18th in Baseball America preseason top 25 Although the Longhorns have struggled in the past couple of years, Baseball America doesn’t believe it will remain that way. Baseball ranked...

Charlie Strong expected to bring new culture

Garrett Callahan January 23, 2014

There are not many similarities between Mack Brown and Charlie Strong. They’ve both won football games — a total of 281 between the two as head coaches — and they’ve both won national...


Vince Young files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Garrett Callahan January 23, 2014

Since leaving Texas for a career in the NFL, Vince Young has had trouble both on and off the field. Now, nine years after winning a national championship for Texas, Young has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Attorney...

Men’s tennis make history with three consecutive sweeps

Garrett Callahan January 21, 2014

The Longhorns produced their third consecutive sweep Sunday as they defeated Arkansas 7-0. Highlighted by junior Jacoby Lewis and senior Sudanwa Sitaram at the No. 3 spot, Texas clinched the doubles...


Charlie Strong formally announces full coaching staff

Drew Lieberman and Garrett Callahan January 16, 2014

Texas’ newest football coaching staff became official Wednesday evening when head coach Charlie Strong formally announced the assistants who will work alongside him during his first year with the...

Strong’s coaching staff almost finalized after a week of hires

Garrett Callahan January 14, 2014

It hasn’t been long since Charlie Strong arrived in Austin, but he has yet to waste any time making his own mark on the Texas coaching staff. Strong, who was officially announced as Texas’...


UT System Board of Regents approve five-year contract for Charlie Strong

Garrett Callahan and Madlin Mekelburg January 13, 2014

At a specially called meeting Monday morning, the UT System Board of Regents unanimously approved new football head coach Charlie Strong’s five-year contract and authorized President William Powers...


Strong faces several recruiting challenges as new head coach

Garrett Callahan January 13, 2014

Charlie Strong has many important tasks now that he is the head football coach at Texas, but one of his largest will be recruiting.  Texas has always been a popular destination for high school...


Five things Texas Longhorns fans need to know about Charlie Strong

Garrett Callahan January 7, 2014

Coaching Experience Strong has 31 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. The former Central Arkansas safety started his coaching career at Florida as a graduate assistant and has since...


Texas’ mild success in quieting the quack can’t overcome offensive woes

Garrett Callahan December 31, 2013

Texas made its second consecutive appearance in the Valero Alamo Bowl on Monday night to close head coach Mack Brown’s storied tenure with the Longhorns. But this time Texas was on the losing...

Valero Alamo Bowl halftime report: Longhorns trail Ducks 20-7

Garrett Callahan December 31, 2013

Mack Brown’s last stand at the Alamodome started shaky for Texas after a Case McCoy pick six but the Longhorns were able to keep it close against No. 10 Oregon for most of the first half. At the...


Texas players look to send Mack Brown out with a win at Valero Alamo Bowl

Garrett Callahan December 29, 2013

For the second straight year, Texas will make an appearance in San Antonio for the Valero Alamo Bowl. But this time the focus is fixed on head coach Mack Brown.   After announcing earlier this...


Mack Brown speaks about his decision to retire

Garrett Callahan December 15, 2013

When Mack Brown began his tenure in Austin 16 years ago he inherited a divided fan base. Now, after rejuvenating the Longhorns and getting Texas back to national prestige, he cited a similar situation...


Looking back, Mack Brown’s five most memorable moments at Texas

Garrett Callahan December 15, 2013

Mack Brown officially stepped down as Texas’ head coach Saturday evening. While his high-standard program has struggled in recent years, there is no question that Brown's tenure featured...


Mack Brown’s future remains uncertain following Longhorn football banquet

Garrett Callahan December 14, 2013

It was quite the anti-climatic ending to an eventful week for Texas fans. After a Tuesday report expecting Mack Brown to retire as head coach of the Longhorns gained national interest, many thought...


Mack Brown steps down after 16 seasons as Texas Longhorns head coach

Anthony Green, Garrett Callahan, and Peter Sblendorio December 12, 2013

After 16 seasons as the Longhorns’ head coach, Mack Brown’s tenure is officially over. Brown announced his decision to step down Saturday, one week after Texas’ 30-10 loss to Baylor...

Report: Texas to face Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl

Garrett Callahan December 9, 2013

Texas will face Oregon in the Valero Alamo Bowl, the school announced Sunday night The Alamo Bowl selected the Longhorns (8-4) and No. 10 Ducks (10-2) to match-up in San Antonio. This will be Oregon's...


Baylor Bears bury Texas Longhorns, 30-10

Garrett Callahan December 8, 2013

On a cold, frigid afternoon, Texas suddenly had a chance to control its own destiny on Saturday. But it was unable to capitalize, as it fell to Baylor 30-10 in what turned out to be the de facto Big...


Floyd Casey Stadium atmosphere promises to be much different than in years past

Garrett Callahan December 6, 2013

Years ago the walk into Floyd Casey Stadium meant one sure thing — a win. Today, however, that guarantee is far from present. While in the past, Texas’ game against Baylor was played without...

Mack Brown hoping one of his toughest years at Texas ends well

Garrett Callahan December 6, 2013

It’s no secret that Mack Brown has come under fire this season for a less than impressive performance by his Longhorns. However, while fans are calling for Brown’s head, it is also no secret...

Texas Football Notebook: Daje Johnson returns

Garrett Callahan December 4, 2013

After sitting out a one-game suspension, sophomore wide receiver Daje Johnson is ready to return to the field. Johnson, along with fullback Chet Moss, sat out against Texas Tech for an unspecified violation...


Pass rush, strong running highlight Texas rout of the Red Raiders

Garrett Callahan December 2, 2013

In its second game without the Aggies on Thanksgiving, Texas was able to run past Texas Tech 41-16 in the final home game of the season. With a game against conference-leading Baylor remaining, here are...


Texas vs. Texas Tech: Longhorns lead 20-10 at halftime

Garrett Callahan November 29, 2013

In its second game without the Aggies on Thanksgiving, Texas is off to a promising start against Texas Tech. On Senior Night, the Longhorns lead the Red Raiders 20-10 at halftime. Jackson Jeffcoat highlighted...


Whirlwind that came with transferring, groin injury has ended with successful senior season for Fera

Garrett Callahan November 27, 2013

In the past two years, Anthony Fera has gone through transition. Probably more transition than the average person goes through in a decade. The senior place-kicker and punter started his college career...


Future of Texas quarterbacks uncertain as David Ash continues to recover from head injury

Garrett Callahan November 27, 2013

If you were to look into the crystal ball of Texas’ future right now, there would be a lot of uncertainty. No area of that uncertainty is larger than the problem the Longhorns have already had...


David Ash is officially out for the season

Garrett Callahan November 26, 2013

Texas officially announced Monday what most fans have been expecting for quite a while now — David Ash is out for the remainder of the season. Kenny Boyd, head athletic trainer for football, released...

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SEC teams overrated, living off past success

Garrett Callahan November 20, 2013

What I’m about to say might be considered sacrilegious in the college football world, at least in the southeastern part. For the past decade, the Southeastern Conference has been considered the...


Texas’ struggles with the QB draw described as unacceptable

Garrett Callahan November 20, 2013

If there was one thing Texas wanted to forget about this season, it was its defensive woes against BYU and its quarterback Taysom Hill. The Longhorns gave up 550 rushing yards against the Cougars...


Oklahoma State trounces Texas, 38-13

Garrett Callahan November 17, 2013

Overwhelmed by mental mistakes and poor execution, Texas became its own enemy Saturday afternoon. After winning six straight conference games, the Longhorns had flashbacks to the beginning of their...


Texas-Oklahoma State series beginning to resemble true rivalry

Garrett Callahan November 15, 2013

Without question, there are many games on Texas’ schedule each year that are must-see events. While Oklahoma and the Red River Rivalry come in at the top of that list, many ignore the other team...


Jackson looks to fill big shoes in Whaley’s absence

Garrett Callahan November 15, 2013

Junior defensive tackle Desmond Jackson hasn’t had quite the season he wanted. After starting 11 games as a sophomore last year, the Houston native played the first nine games this season as a...

The fans have spoken: Texas A&M is now more popular than Texas in the state

Garrett Callahan November 13, 2013

For quite some time now, Texas has been a Longhorn state. In 2011, a Public Policy Pollings poll showed that 23 percent of the state identified as Longhorn fans compared to just 15 percent identifying...


Alex De La Torre embraces fullback role with Longhorns

Garrett Callahan November 13, 2013

For most of his football career, sophomore fullback Alex De La Torre was in the forefront. In high school, De La Torre played linebacker and was often in the spotlight for the 385 tackles, 20 sacks...


Texas enjoys BCS ranking, braces itself for big recruiting weekend

Garrett Callahan November 12, 2013

It has been more than two months since Texas has seen a number placed in front of its name. The Longhorns haven’t been ranked since they played Brigham Young University, where they sat comfortably...


Injuries, strong defensive play highlight Texas’ thrilling overtime victory

Garrett Callahan November 11, 2013

After thrilling overtime play, Texas was able to escape from Morgantown, W.VA., with its sixth Big 12 victory of the season in as many tries. Here are four key aspects of Texas’ 47-40 win Saturday...

WVU vs. Texas: Mountaineers lead Longhorns 19-13 at halftime

Garrett Callahan November 10, 2013

After inconsistent offensive play and numerous turnovers, the Mountaineers lead Texas 19-13 at halftime. The Longhorns started their first four drives with a safety, fumble, interception and a punt,...


Unranked status motivates Texas heading into West Virginia game

Garrett Callahan November 8, 2013

Texas walked into this season ranked a comfortable No. 15 in the nation and the Big 12 championship looked almost like an easy task. But after an awful start to their hyped-up season, the Longhorns...


Walters banged up, but still anchoring ever-improving Texas offensive line

Garrett Callahan November 8, 2013

Texas has been struck with a variety of adversities this year, from starting 1-2 to the reassignment of its defensive coordinator Manny Diaz to numerous injuries on both sides of the ball. No other...

Big 12 announces 2014 schedule

Garrett Callahan November 6, 2013

Texas will start its 2014 Big 12 schedule with an away game at Kansas, the conference announced Tuesday morning. The Big 12 on Tuesday released its 2014 conference schedule, which gives the Longhorns...


Thompson makes transition from high school quarterback to Texas defensive back

Garrett Callahan November 6, 2013

Three years ago, defensive back Mykkele Thompson came to Texas with a set of skills opposite of those he uses now.  Thompson was a quarterback in high school, regarded as one of the best athletes...

Top five things to know about new Texas Athletics Director Steve Patterson

Garrett Callahan November 6, 2013

After weeks of speculation on who would replace longtime athletic director DeLoss Dodds, the school has announced that current Arizona State University athletic director Steve Patterson will take the position...


Joe Bergeron finds silver lining in diminished role

Garrett Callahan November 5, 2013

One year ago, junior running back Joe Bergeron was considered one of Texas’ main offensive forces. Today, it’s rare to hear his name at all. Although he was hyped up as being one of three...


Texas Longhorns handle lowly Kansas Jayhawks, 35-13

Garrett Callahan November 2, 2013

Among empty seats and a lethargic crowd the Longhorns returned home Saturday afternoon for their first home game in 44 days. After coming out to a sluggish start, Texas was able to grab its fifth Big...


From small town hero to college quarterback, Swoopes is already a local legend

Garrett Callahan November 1, 2013

Welcome to small-town Texas. Whitewright, population 1,607, is a 2.1 square mile town. There’s a main street, a few restaurants and its biggest attraction is the Odeum Theater, which sits in the...


Longhorns no longer the team they were in early September

Garrett Callahan November 1, 2013

Almost two months ago, the Texas football program was flipped upside down. The Longhorns lost two straight in embarrassing fashion, Manny Diaz was relieved of his duties as defensive coordinator, and shirts...


Jeffcoat dominant, doing his part to put Texas on track to earn BCS bowl berth

Garrett Callahan November 1, 2013

Four years ago, defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat came to Texas with a goal. That goal was to win a BCS game. However, now his class is the only class in a decade at Texas to not be part of a BCS team....


Quandre Diggs is a giant on defense, leading the team on and off the field

Garrett Callahan October 29, 2013

While Andre the Giant stood at 7-foot-4-inches. “Quandre the Giant” — as junior defensive back Quandre Diggs likes to be known — stands at just 5-foot-10-inches. Size difference...


Longhorns weather the storm with tough defense against TCU

Garrett Callahan October 28, 2013

After Texas’ longest game of the season, the Longhorns left Fort Worth with a 30-7 victory against TCU. The Longhorns stay undefeated in conference play at 4-0, sitting atop the Big 12 alongside...


Off-field activities like mission trip to Peru prove beneficial to McCoy

Garrett Callahan October 25, 2013

Case McCoy has always been in the background.  He grew up as the little brother of former Texas star Colt McCoy and has spent most of his Longhorns career as the backup quarterback. For Case, however,...


The Longhorns still an underdog after throttling Oklahoma and they wouldn’t have it any other way

Garrett Callahan October 25, 2013

Motivation is simply defined as the force that compels us to action. For Texas, that force this season has varied from game to game but one of the biggest motivational techniques used has been the negative...


Government shutdown aids the Longhorns

Garrett Callahan October 24, 2013

The state of Texas is quite popular for writing up petitions and referendums for secession from the United States, but for the sake of the Longhorns, it might just want to hope for more government shutdowns...


Adrian Phillips uses his offensive skills for his defensive advantage

Garrett Callahan October 22, 2013

In high school, Adrian Phillips was an offensive powerhouse. He recorded 949 passing yards and five touchdowns as a quarterback while tallying 72 catches for 1,307 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide...


Texas Longhorns anxious for what’s ahead after OU upset

Garrett Callahan October 15, 2013

Before Saturday, the last time Texas beat Oklahoma no one knew what an iPad was and flip phones were still going strong. But most Longhorn fans remember Texas being one Colt McCoy injury away from their...


Red River Reversal: Texas Longhorns upset No. 12 Oklahoma Sooners, 36-20

Garrett Callahan October 12, 2013

Check out photos from the game by The Daily Texan staff. DALLAS — Four years and a different McCoy ago, the Longhorns last beat the Sooners in the Red River Rivalry. But unlike the past three...


Robinson views pressure as an opportunity to improve defense

Garrett Callahan October 10, 2013

Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson has stood on the field of the Cotton Bowl once before. It was 2004 and three months before he helped lead Texas to a Rose Bowl Championship. “I don’t...


Red River Rivalry is a chance to create legacy, good or bad

Garrett Callahan October 9, 2013

Media mogul Ted Turner described sports as “a war without the killing.”  The cement-clad, oval-shaped building at 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd. in Dallas demonstrates this perfectly....


Gray living up to high expectations since arriving at Texas

Garrett Callahan October 9, 2013

Texas was once a powerhouse of offensive playmakers. Players like Ricky Williams and Vince Young used to roam the 40 Acres and, on Saturday nights, rack up hundreds and thousands of yards. Recently, however,...

Longhorns’ senior offensive tackle Donald Hawkins’ play improves as confidence grows

Garrett Callahan October 8, 2013

For senior offensive tackle Donald Hawkins, one word describes how this season is different from previous ones — confidence. “Confidence [has clicked for me],” Hawkins said. “Everybody...


Texas Longhorns catch number of breaks in win against Iowa State

Garrett Callahan October 4, 2013

Texas fans have can continue breathing regularly as the Longhorns barely escaped an upset bid from Iowa State on Thursday night, narrowly improving to 2-0 in the Big 12. After a thrilling — if that’s...

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