The Daily Texan

All content by Jordan Godwin

Writer strives to make it interesting

December 8, 2010

A sportswriter’s job is to make something more interesting than it actually is. With my passion for sports, this has never been a challenge — I was the kid watching ESPN instead of Nickelodeon. When...

Brown evaluating lost season as UT prepares for 2011

November 30, 2010

Now that the damage has been done, it’s time to sift through the ashes of Texas football to find where to go from here. The most important thing about the disastrous 2010 season is looking...

Texas’ season ends with 24-17 loss to Texas A&M

November 26, 2010

With a bitter cold draft sweeping into Texas DKR Memorial Stadium, the Texas Longhorns witnessed the death of their disastrous 2010 season as rival Texas A&M triumphed 24-17. Ending without...

Longhorns sparked by Hail Mary play

November 22, 2010

Garrett Gilbert stepped back and calmly squinted toward the end zone. The play is called “Berlin,” and the Longhorns run it at the end of every Thursday practice. It’s a desperation...

Texas temporarily relieved after defeating Florida Atlantic

November 21, 2010

When time expired in Texas’ 51-17 victory over Florida Atlantic, a jubilant Malcolm Williams sprinted from the sideline to the bleachers to celebrate with fans. “It was finally time...

Head injuries put end to Newton’s career

November 16, 2010

Usually eloquent and poised, Tre’ Newton fidgeted and stammered when confronting what he called the toughest decision of his life. A series of head injuries has forced the sophomore running...

Texas falls to Oklahoma State 33-16

November 14, 2010

For the first time in 2010, Texas was outgained by its opponent, but for the sixth time, the opponent scored more points. “They’re all trying so hard,” Texas head coach Mack Brown...

Position changes mar Chiles’ time at UT

November 11, 2010

With his time at Texas winding down, senior John Chiles sat in front of his locker, head buried in his hands, wondering what has gone so miserably wrong. “A lot of things in life don’t...

Davis not willing to bench Gilbert

November 9, 2010

As much as he hated to do it, offensive coordinator Greg Davis had to tell struggling quarterback Garrett Gilbert that his backup was about to start preparing to replace him. With Gilbert having...

Longhorn red zone woes continue

November 3, 2010

The Longhorn offense has been deathly ill this season, but the good news is the coaches think they’ve finally found the diagnosis — they’re not scoring enough. But it’s...

Red zone ineptitude, dropped passes plague UT offense in familiar fashion

November 1, 2010

Hatred for offensive coordinator Greg Davis and growing unrest with young quarterback Garrett Gilbert loomed around Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium before the Longhorns took on Baylor. But...

Football falls in ugly fashion to Baylor 30-22

October 31, 2010

When the ranked Baylor Bears walk into Austin and casually thump a helplessly unranked Texas team 30-22, nothing else is surprising. But this one got red-in-the-face, helmet-kicking and meltdown-tirade-having...

Monroe should see increased role

October 27, 2010

If you see D.J. Monroe around campus this week, give the little guy a big hug. The 5-foot-9-inch, 171-pound sophomore running back is one of the smallest, most underappreciated and underused stars...

Arnaud, Cyclones flatten Horns at DK

October 25, 2010

If someone missed the loss to Iowa State on Saturday, defensive coordinator Will Muschamp’s demeanor and mood after the game could have told the story. In answering post-game questions, Muschamp...

Texas devastated after loss to unranked Iowa State

October 23, 2010

Welcome, Texas fans, to rock bottom. Iowa State entered Austin with the worst offense and the worst defense in the Big 12. They hadn’t defeated a ranked opponent on the road in more than...

Tucker records award, hip-hop beats

October 20, 2010

Justin Tucker isn’t the best punter or the best kicker, but he might be the most important person Texas has ever seen at either position. For the past decade, playing kicker for the Longhorns...

Gilbert, stout defense lead UT to victory

October 18, 2010

LINCOLN, Neb. — Garrett Gilbert kneeled the ball for one last time and immediately sprinted to the sideline to celebrate with his teammates. It was the breakthrough performance that the sophomore...

Texas spoils Nebraska redemption game

October 17, 2010

LINCOLN, Neb. – The unranked Longhorns entered Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium with nothing to lose and everything to prove. After two straight losses, many had written Texas off and few...

Retiring McCoy’s number a bright spot in dreary year

October 14, 2010

With the direction Texas football is headed lately, retiring Colt McCoy’s number might be the brightest spot of the season. We all know his resume — more wins than any other quarterback...

Retiring McCoy’s number a bright spot in dreary year

October 14, 2010

With the direction Texas football is headed lately, retiring Colt McCoy’s number might be the brightest spot of the season. We all know his resume — more wins than any other quarterback...

Texas uses bye week to get away, relax

October 12, 2010

With the weekend off, the Longhorn players had a chance to get away from football. “It was definitely a great time to relax and have a normal Saturday,” said safety Blake Gideon. “I’m...

Texas uses bye week to get away, relax

October 12, 2010

With the weekend off, the Longhorn players had a chance to get away from football. “It was definitely a great time to relax and have a normal Saturday,” said safety Blake Gideon. “I’m...

Time off may be beneficial for Horns

October 11, 2010

Has the University ever seen a quieter Saturday in the fall? With half of campus wearing their Austin City Limits Music Festival hipster costumes and the other half actually using the weekend to...

Time off may be beneficial for Horns

October 11, 2010

Has the University ever seen a quieter Saturday in the fall? With half of campus wearing their Austin City Limits Music Festival hipster costumes and the other half actually using the weekend to...

Sidetracked

October 8, 2010

After Garrett Gilbert throws a short pass to the sideline and his receiver desperately claws to gain a yard, Gilbert puts both hands to the ears of his helmet as if he’s sheltering himself from...

Texas seniors hurting, unaccustomed to losing

October 6, 2010

This is not how Texas imagined its season would go. Not hardly. But imagine the burn that the seniors are feeling right now. Three years ago today, 19th ranked Texas lost to 10th ranked Oklahoma...

Texas seniors hurting, unaccustomed to losing

October 6, 2010

This is not how Texas imagined its season would go. Not hardly. But imagine the burn that the seniors are feeling right now. Three years ago today, 19th ranked Texas lost to 10th ranked Oklahoma...

OU reclaims Golden Hat as Texas falters

October 4, 2010

Oklahoma beat Texas because of at least a dozen mistakes — Aaron Williams just so happened to commit the last one. Saturday’s loss, the second consecutive for the once-mighty Longhorns,...

Longhorns’ title hopes slip away in heartbreaking, ironic fashion

January 12, 2010

TAMPA, Fla. – Texas played the entire season with a chip on its shoulder after blowing a 2-0 lead to Stanford in last year’s semifinals. But in a bittersweet and ironic end, their historic...

Horns to face familiar foes in NCAA tourney

December 14, 2009

For Texas, it couldn’t get much easier — just repeat and advance. The Longhorns play in the NCAA Omaha Regional this weekend for a maximum of just two matches, and they can’t possibly...