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Evaluation to determine Greg Davis’ future at UT

December 6, 2010

Nothing is for certain, but rumors are circulating about the fate of Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis. The Texas Rivals website, Orangebloods.com, first reported last Thursday that head coach...

Changes coming for Texas under Mack Brown

November 29, 2010

Mack Brown’s worst season at Texas is finally over. So now what? “What I will do is take my time and evaluate the coaches and the staff and each player and everything that we’re...

Barnes notches 500th career win as Texas tops Sam Houston State

November 24, 2010

Rick Barnes got his 500th career win Tuesday night as No. 22 Texas beat Sam Houston State 84-50. Barnes, who got sentimental after the game, is the 12th active men’s basketball Division I...

Longhorns look to win turnover battle

November 23, 2010

Thursday night’s game against Texas A&M will come down to turnovers. If the Texas defense forces them, they’ll have a good chance to win. If not, they won’t. “It’s...

Head injuries taking toll on Longhorns

November 18, 2010

The days of a football player getting knocked out, taking a whiff of smelling salts and running back on the field are over. Tre’ Newton, who recently ended his football career because of a...

Gilbert to start because of rushing

November 17, 2010

Quarterback Garrett Gilbert is not going to get benched. His interception to touchdown ratio may be 15:7, but he’s become a valuable part of the team’s running game. Last Saturday night...

’Pokes get first win in Austin since 1944

November 15, 2010

As it turns out, the Texas secondary is not invincible. A unit that was ranked as the nation’s second best heading into Saturday was picked apart by Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden...

Acho takes losing season in stride as learning experience

November 10, 2010

Sam Acho can’t think of any other time in his life when he didn’t live up to expectations. The senior defensive end joked that the lowest point of his athletics career happened in third...

Kansas State runs wild on Longhorns

November 8, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. — If there was any team for Texas to run the ball against, it was Kansas State. Coming into Saturday night’s game, Kansas State was ranked as the worst rush defense in...

Longhorns fall to Kansas State, below .500

November 7, 2010

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Fireworks went off and the chant, “We own Texas” echoed throughout Bill Snyder Family Memorial Stadium Saturday night after Kansas State beat Texas 39-14. With...

Teammates support Brown during trying week

November 4, 2010

Curtis Brown had every right to be angry. After his second muffed punt inside the 20-yard-line on Saturday, he threw down his helmet, kicked it to the sideline and screamed profanities. He felt...

Brown calls for aggression on field

November 2, 2010

The Longhorns’ stat sheet after every game has been misleading when it comes to red zone conversions this year. For example, last weekend against Baylor, Texas was 4 of 4 in the red zone, but...

Muschamp’s defense shows holes against dual-threat QB Griffin, Baylor

November 1, 2010

Texas’ once almighty defense is crumbling. And it’s because they don’t know how to fix their recurring problems. Against UCLA, Iowa State and Baylor, Texas’ defensive woes...

Texas’ stars nowhere to be found

October 28, 2010

Cliff Lee was untouchable. Until Wednesday night. He’d won two ALDS games against the Rays on the road and an ALCS game in Yankee Stadium. His 2010 postseason ERA was 0.75. He became a franchise...

Leaders try to rev up ‘passion’

October 28, 2010

The Longhorns don’t play with passion. Senior defensive end Eddie Jones can hook his horns and sing “Texas Fight” after losing to Iowa State and his fellow end Sam Acho can pump his...

Brown inspires Horns with dance, speeches

October 26, 2010

The top priority on head coach Mack Brown’s to-do list this week is to reinforce the importance of turnovers. Against Iowa State, Texas gave up four and only forced one. Last year, Texas had...

Brown upset with effort of offense

October 25, 2010

Head coach Mack Brown walked into Saturday’s post-game press conference as hotheaded as any player, coach or journalist had ever seen him. With a bright red face and a mouth quivering with anger,...

Randall balances humor, intensity on the field

October 21, 2010

  Kheeston Randall squats down in a 3-point stance, ready to pounce on Nebraska’s offensive linemen. As he stares down the Huskers with a fire in his eyes, he turns to fellow defensive...

City of fair weather fans unite, cheer on Rangers

October 19, 2010

I have a confession to make: I’m a bandwagon Rangers fan. Before you jump on me for my fair-weather ways, look at yourself in the mirror and tell me you aren’t the same way. If you’re...

Texas defense suffers despite a victory

October 19, 2010

Though they were lights out against one of the nation’s top rushing attacks, the Longhorns’ defense took a beating in Lincoln as several starters were injured. Junior linebacker Keenan...

Acho brothers lead charge to stop ‘T-Magic’

October 18, 2010

LINCOLN, Neb. — Senior defensive end Sam Acho pounded his chest and pumped his fist as he bounced up and down the rows of his stretching teammates, revving them up with encouraging words before...

Texas motivated to avoid third loss

October 13, 2010

The Longhorns are tired of losing. They’re tired of being scrutinized for mistakes and they want to be the team and the program they’ve been for the past 12 years under head coach Mack Brown. The...

Texas motivated to avoid third loss

October 13, 2010

The Longhorns are tired of losing. They’re tired of being scrutinized for mistakes and they want to be the team and the program they’ve been for the past 12 years under head coach Mack Brown. The...

Sidetracked column

October 8, 2010

On the Longhorns’ first offensive series last weekend against Oklahoma, they opened with a five wide receiver set and I thought to myself, “OK, Greg Davis is finally going to put Garrett...

Monroe struggles for starting position

October 5, 2010

Wanted: a go-to offensive player with killer separation speed, quick hands, smart route-running abilities who likes to wear burnt orange. If discovered, please call Texas head coach Mack Brown as he’s...

Horns’ hopes dashed by penalties

October 4, 2010

The Longhorns’ opponent this past weekend wore burnt orange and white, not red. Texas had nine penalties for 81 yards and that is what essentially propelled Oklahoma to its 28-20 win at the 105th...

Higgins wins starting role at defensive tackle

September 1, 2010

One of defensive coordinator Will Muschamp’s biggest concerns heading into this season is the inexperience inside at defensive tackle. Junior Kheeston Randall, who had 23 tackles and two sacks...

Coaching staff continues its debate in making next season’s depth chart

March 23, 2010

Spring is a time to build depth in order to prepare for future injuries and the unexpected. As the Texas football team learned last season, it needs to be deep in all areas in case something tragic...

Stunned Horns left in Deacons’ Wake

March 22, 2010

NEW ORLEANS — The Longhorns’ final loss of the season, an 81-80 overtime heartbreaker to Wake Forest in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday, was indicative of their entire year,...

Horns Eliminated from Tournament

March 18, 2010

Texas and Baylor’s bad blood reached its boiling point Thursday night. In the Longhorns’ 86-67 loss — their fourth straight to the Bears — players on both teams broadcast their...

Winning streak gives Longhorns an edge, still have much to improve on

December 12, 2009

To the naked eye, the No. 2 Longhorns seem perfect. With a 7-0 start, why wouldn’t anyone think that? Behind closed doors, however, lie a coach and team who understand they have a long way to...