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Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Coaching vacanies begin to be filled as bowl season approaches

Hank South December 7, 2012

College football will take a bye week before it returns with the New Mexico Bowl on Dec. 15. The season that saw a near-non-SEC national championship game lacked no excitement, which will undoubtedly continue...

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Big 12 coaches stay put as rumor mill churns

Hank South December 7, 2012

After a long, hard fought season, Kansas State claimed the Big 12 Championship with its win over Texas last Saturday night. The Wildcats have reigned supreme over the Conference since their late September...

Top ten statistics from football season

Hank South December 5, 2012

Regular season play has concluded and bowl games are set. The 2012 college football season hasn’t disappointed in terms of excitement and is sure to raise some eyebrows before it’s all said...

Head coaching vacancies spark rumors, Jon Embree out at Colorado after two seasons

Hank South November 30, 2012

Conference championships and the final regular season games are finally here and yet only one team has secured its spot in the national championship game, that being Notre Dame. While the winner of the...

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Oklahoma holding onto BCS bowl hopes, TCU’s November resurgence continues

Hank South November 30, 2012

With one week left to play, the Big 12 bowl picture has yet to unfold. Scenarios exist where three different teams could play their way into a BCS bowl game, the most probable being Kansas State and Oklahoma....

Felix’s start parallels Texas greats

Hank South November 27, 2012

Texas men’s basketball has been a model of inconsistency the past couple of seasons. The Longhorns will show flashes of brilliance, only to follow them up by disappointment come season’s end....

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Maryland and Rutgers to Big Ten, Derek Dooley out as Tennessee coach

Hank South November 21, 2012

Week 12 in college football was the craziest one yet, opening the door to a handful of teams having their own elaborate scenario to reach the BCS title game. The past two weekends have seen the No. 1 team...

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Big 12 won’t have representation in BCS National Championship

Hank South November 21, 2012

After Kansas State’s loss at Baylor on Saturday night, it looks like a Big 12 team will not be represented in the BCS National Championship game in January. It certainly has been a strong year within...

Texas has storied history with TCU

Hank South November 21, 2012

Texas’ history with TCU is certainly storied and certainly one-sided. The Longhorns have faced the Horned Frogs 82 times since 1897, compiling 61 wins to 20 losses and a lone tie. The last time Texas...

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Ash, Davis grow, could earn honors

Hank South November 13, 2012

Thanks to the production of quarterback David Ash, receiver Mike Davis and a powerful rushing attack, Texas has re-emerged as one of the hottest teams in the country the past two weeks. Early in the...

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USC fires rogue student manager, Michigan agrees to series with BYU

Hank South November 9, 2012

As the regular season inches towards completion, a handful of teams are still in contention for the championship. Let’s take a look at some of the national notes heading into the weekend. •...


Klein expects to start, Stoops nears milestone win

Hank South November 9, 2012

With November in full swing, the conference remains Kansas State’s to lose. As the season enters the final few weeks of the regular season, the Big 12 will see its fair share of crucial games. Let’s...


History sheds light on Texas defense

Hank South November 7, 2012

Following the Red River Rivalry a few weeks ago, a game in which Texas surrendered almost 700 yards of offense to the Sooners, the Longhorns were on pace to become the worst defense, statistically speaking,...

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National Notebook

Hank South November 2, 2012

Dramatic changes are occurring across the college football landscape weekly and the first weekend of November should prove no different. With a rematch of last year’s national championship game when...

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Knott done, Boykin gets healthy

Hank South November 2, 2012

With college football heading into November, the race is heating up for the top spot. Oklahoma’s loss to Notre Dame last weekend leaves Kansas State the lone Big 12 team left to have a realistic...

McCoy exceeds Ash in late-game situations

Hank South October 31, 2012

Not four weeks ago, David Ash was positioned securely as the Longhorns’ quarterback and drawing early Heisman hype after leading Texas to an undefeated record. Following a dismal showing against...

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Golson returns for Irish, UNC wideout cheats

Hank South October 26, 2012

As college football heads closer to November, the competition is heating up. Saturday’s games will have major implications on how the standings look in December. Let’s take a look at some of...

RGIII gives Klein props, West Virginia limps into bye week

Hank South October 26, 2012

As conference play approaches the halfway mark of the season, the Big 12 is far from being decided. With pivotal matchups this weekend, including Texas Tech at Kansas State and the nonconference game between...


Daje Johnson drawing comparisons to former Longhorn Ramonce Taylor

Hank South October 24, 2012

Before the 2012 season, few Longhorn fans were aware of freshman running back Daje Johnson. Following last Saturday’s victory over Baylor, the former Hendrickson High School star from Pflugerville...

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Hurricanes hoping Morris returns to full health

Hank South October 19, 2012

With the return of Notre Dame to national acclaim, to Oregon State sitting pretty at No. 8 in the polls, the final six games of the college football season shouldn’t disappoint. Let’s take...

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Kansas to use two QBs, Tech faces old coordinator

Hank South October 19, 2012

The second weekend of October had its share of surprises, between West Virginia going down in Lubbock and Oklahoma putting on a spectacle against the Longhorns. As the dust settles, the Big 12 looks to...

Diaz’s unit could be worst in school history

Hank South October 16, 2012

Bad defense isn’t commonly synonymous with Texas football. In fact, over the past three seasons the Longhorns have finished no worse than No. 11 in total defense, including a No. 3 finish in 2009,...

Oklahoma’s Jones has always found success versus the Longhorns

Hank South October 10, 2012

Coming into the 2012 season, Oklahoma senior quarterback Landry Jones sat atop a variety of national awards lists and was a legitimate contender to win the Heisman Trophy. Jones, the Sooners’ all-time...


Pachall suspended indefinitely, Lunt regains health

Hank South October 5, 2012

The weather is nice and the football season is well underway, which can only mean one thing. It’s October, folks. Let’s take a look at some notes from around the country this week- •...

Holgorsen’s offense poses challenge

Hank South October 3, 2012

It’s not every day a quarterback passes for almost half a mile, guiding his offense to more than 807 total yards. However, if the feat were going to be accomplished, West Virginia head coach Dana...

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Osborne set to retire after season, Tate gets earful

Hank South September 28, 2012

As the college football season heads into its fifth week, there has been no shortage of thrills. Lets take a look at some of the national headlines as conference play begins. • Notre Dame has called...


Sophomores standards soar as Ash mirrors the legends

Hank South September 25, 2012

Sophomore year varies the most of any student-athlete’s college career, especially for quarterbacks. Freshmen hot off their emergence onto the college football scene will either continue to dominate...

Big plays hurt defense

Hank South September 19, 2012

A big play can change the landscape of an entire game. A team can shift momentum in its favor and never look back. Through three games the Texas defense has given up its fair share of big plays only to...

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Notre Dame joins ACC, Nebraska loses starting tackle

Hank South September 14, 2012

With another week of college football in the books, there has been no shortage of excitement both on and off the field. Let’s take a look at some of the notes around the country. • Notre...

ESPN, Big 12 reach terms on 13-year television deal

Hank South September 14, 2012

Conference play is just around the corner for most teams and college football is heating up. Let’s take a look at some Big 12 notes heading into the weekend. -Baylor will hold a ground-breaking...

Texas’ history against the SEC

Hank South September 12, 2012

It’s not often that the Longhorns play a Southeastern Conference school in the preseason, let alone in SEC country. In fact, since 2002 Texas has faced an SEC team just four times (2-2). It doesn’t...

Gators name Driskel starter for SEC opener, Wolverines lose another contributor

Hank South September 7, 2012

Week one of college football wrapped up on Monday night, capping off a weekend of exciting performances. Looking ahead to week two, the excitement should continue. • Florida head coach Will Muschamp...

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Oklahoma State, Baylor impress in opening week

Hank South September 7, 2012

With the first weekend of college football in the books, one thing is clear — the Big 12 has shown it is good, really good. The conference collectively went 9-0, with TCU on a bye-week. Some teams...

UT has not always done well against option offenses

Hank South September 6, 2012

Option-based offenses in college football are nearly extinct. A majority of playbooks focus on airing the ball out, turning football games into track meets. That’s not the case for the New Mexico...


Davis prepares for first game as Iowa OC

Hank South August 31, 2012

Big Ten Media Days wrapped up July 27 with the overwhelming majority of attention directed toward the Penn State scandal. Football will go on, and many of the Big Ten teams have generated a lot of excitement. One...


Ducks name quarterback, Toussaint’s status yet to be determined

Hank South August 31, 2012

Opening weekend of the 2012 college football season won’t contain a dull moment. With a multitude of intriguing matchups, many teams have make-or-break opportunities that we will be talking about...


Six teams ranked in preseason polls as conference begins new era

Hank South August 31, 2012

With the Big 12 approaching near collapse this time a year ago, the conference has not only rebounded, but is thriving. With the addition of Texas Christian University and West Virginia, the Big 12 has...

Best Big 12 Conference games of the year

Hank South August 6, 2012

With Missouri and Texas A&M’s departure to the Southeastern Conference, the Big 12 is entering its new era. Out with the old, in with the new, as TCU and West Virginia are officially enlisted...

Rangers fans react to world series loss

 In one of the more dramatic World Series in baseball history, the Texas Rangers were denied their first-ever championship by the St. Louis Cardinals. The seven-game series provided both epic entertainment...

Longhorn commit Cayleb Jones putting up big numbers

Hank South August 11, 2011

Is it a bird, or is it a plane? Neither — it’s Cayleb Jones. The 6-foot-3 Longhorn commit certainly stood out at Wednesday morning’s Austin High School football practice, showing...

NFL teams pick up undrafted Longhorns

Hank South August 2, 2011

This summer’s NFL Lockout created an interesting situation that disallowed contact between players and teams for nearly four months. While there were stipulations that allowed for a normal draft,...

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