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The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of The University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

All content by Ryan Haddox

Texas needs a great pass rush and effective ground game to upset Baylor

Ryan Haddox December 6, 2013

Texas wins if… ...its defensive ends are the force they have been throughout most of the season. Jackson Jeffcoat and Cedric Reed have both wreaked havoc on Big 12 quarterbacks, registering 10...

Texas needs to tackle well in open field against potent Texas Tech offense

Ryan Haddox November 27, 2013

Texas wins if... it exploits the weakness of the Texas Tech defense. The Red Raiders defense is ranked No. 87 against the run, giving up an average of 297 yards on the ground during their current four-game...

Who won the trade: Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler

Ryan Haddox November 21, 2013

The Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers got the Major League Baseball offseason started quickly Wednesday night, springing a blockbuster trade on the baseball world: Prince Fielder to Texas with Ian...

Red zone proficiency, limiting big plays important for Texas this week

Ryan Haddox November 15, 2013

Texas wins if… it wins in the red zone. A week ago in Morgantown, the Longhorns came away with three points on three of their first four trips to the red zone. The defense rose to the occasion...

The Texas Rangers should kick the tires on Joe Mauer

Ryan Haddox November 14, 2013

The stove is just now getting warm as Major League Baseball heads into the winter months, when teams start to try to piece together what they think will be the magical combination to get them to the pinnacle.  For...

Texas needs to get off to quick start in hostile Morgantown environment

Ryan Haddox November 8, 2013

Texas wins if… it gets off to a quick start. While West Virginia appears to be the weakest of the remaining opponents on the schedule, Morgantown is a tricky little place to play. Ask Mike Gundy...

Texas has dominated Kansas in the past, especially at home, expect more of the same

Ryan Haddox November 1, 2013

Texas wins if…it sticks to its newfound identity. Football has never been a very complicated game. Run the ball, stop the run, and win the turnover battle. Since the Longhorns demolished Oklahoma...

Ortiz’s World Series performance ranks among all-time greatest

Ryan Haddox October 31, 2013

Monday, the Red Sox pushed the Cardinals to the brink of elimination in the 2013 World Series with a 3-1 victory. Or maybe that should read: David Ortiz and the Red Sox pitching staff pushed the Cardinals...

Longhorns will have no problem against TCU if they play as well as they did against OU

Ryan Haddox October 25, 2013

Texas wins if… it does exactly what it did to Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl two weeks ago. In fact, if the Longhorns do that every week, they’ll have a serious chance at running the table....

World Series set to start Wednesday

Ryan Haddox October 23, 2013

And just like that, the long, hot, arduous marathon of a baseball season will start its final chapter Wednesday night in Boston. The Fall Classic is upon us, pitting two of baseball’s crown jewel...

Not much room for error against unbeaten Oklahoma in this year’s Red River Rivalry

Ryan Haddox October 9, 2013

Texas wins if… pulls out all the stops. It has to throw everything it can at the Sooners to leave the Cotton Bowl victorious Saturday. That includes the kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, ceiling...


Bob Stoops: The thorn in Mack Brown’s side

Ryan Haddox October 9, 2013

The Red River Rivalry is as significant of a game to Texas and Oklahoma as they come, causing a slew coaches to lose their jobs while immortalizing others throughout the game’s storied history. Mack...

Longhorns need to keep running ball well in this potential trap game

Ryan Haddox October 3, 2013

Texas wins if... doesn’t take a step back from the improvements they made in the Kansas State game. The defense tackled soundly and the offense got the running game going early, giving Texas...

Mariano Rivera: New York Yankees great will be missed by all

Ryan Haddox September 28, 2013

Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base on April 15, 1947. His career numbers and impact on the game earned him an induction...

Pittsburgh Pirates seek to reassert baseball prowess

Ryan Haddox September 20, 2013

Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992. Michael Jordan won his the second of six NBA titles, LeBron James was seven years old, and Boyz II Men had the year’s top single with “End of the...

Stopping the run, establishing solid ground game essential again for Texas this week

Ryan Haddox September 20, 2013

Texas wins if... gets the ground game established. After averaging 3.4 yards per carry in back to back weeks, the Longhorns desperately need to unleash their stable of running backs to salvage...

Texas Rangers continue their Titanic impression during playoff race

Ryan Haddox September 17, 2013

Forget about winning. The Texas Rangers haven’t even led a baseball game in 63 innings. It's coming apart at the seams at the worst possible time, and the Rangers appear to be out of answers. Take...

Sanders the silver lining vs. BYU, Edmond needs to improve

Ryan Haddox September 13, 2013

Stock up Kendall Sanders There wasn’t much to be proud of on either side of the ball Saturday night in Provo, but Kendall Sanders’ first collegiate game was a bit of a bright...

Horns need much better defensive effort against Ole Miss

Ryan Haddox September 13, 2013

Texas wins if... They have a dramatic turnaround in every facet of the game they took to Utah last week. In the 2012 matchup with the Rebels, the Texas offensive line was able to impose its will on...


Horns need to dominate line of scrimmage against BYU

Ryan Haddox September 6, 2013

Texas wins if it goes into a hostile environment in Provo, Utah and punches BYU  in the mouth to start the game. The Cougars are certainly a step up for the Longhorns heading into Week 2 and a...


Horns get big game out of Reed while Overstreet shines, Jinkens quiet in opener

Ryan Haddox September 6, 2013

Stock up: Cedric Reed There was a bit of concern amongst the Longhorns faithful as to how a depleted defense in 2012 would be able to replace the pass rushing ability of Alex Okafor heading into...


Daje Johnson set to have super sophomore season

Ryan Haddox August 30, 2013

Stock Up:  RB/WR Daje Johnson (So.) By far the most explosive player on the Texas roster, the returning sophomore running back/wide receiver is primed for a big year. Johnson’s maturity...

Season opener against New Mexico State practically an automatic win for Texas

Ryan Haddox August 30, 2013

Texas wins if...  They step onto the field, clad in their trademark burnt orange and just play football. The Longhorns are six-touchdown favorites and New Mexico State is projected to be one of...

Examining the Ranger’s offseason

Ryan Haddox January 16, 2013

The Rangers closed the 2012 season in dismal fashion, blowing a five game division lead to the Oakland A’s with eight games remaining. After being bounced by the Orioles in the inaugural Wild...


Thanksgiving won’t be the same without A&M

Ryan Haddox November 21, 2012

Family, turkey and too many desserts to count are a few things we look forward to each Thanksgiving. For Longhorn fans across the country, Thanksgiving has also been associated with a chance to re-establish...


Trey Hardee returns to UT campus, reflects on adverse past

Ryan Haddox November 15, 2012

Coming within inches of your greatest dream only to see it slip away can lead someone to dark and lonely places. Fortunately Trey Hardee, a decathlete and Texas alumnus, took his crushing fourth-place...


Texas gears up to play in Big 12 house of horrors

Ryan Haddox November 2, 2012

We remember the sequence of the day’s events all too well. In 2008, the No. 1 Texas Longhorns marched into Jones AT&T Stadium on the high plains of Lubbock looking to keep their undefeated season...

Texas looks to avoid past mistakes in Lawrence

Ryan Haddox October 26, 2012

Vince Young. The name alone brings back too many good memories to count and glorious nostalgia that we all so desperately yearn to relive. In his four years at Texas, he arguably accomplished more than...

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Trout, Cabrera vie for MVP lead

Ryan Haddox September 28, 2012

The date was Apr. 27, a day that could very possibly go down in baseball infamy. The Angels had just been walked off by the Cleveland Indians, bringing their record to a blasphemous 6-14, dropping them...

Men’s Tennis Weekend Preview

Ryan Haddox September 14, 2012

The Texas Longhorns’ highly touted men’s tennis team is looking to get its fall season off to a good start this weekend, playing in two separate tournaments in two different parts of the country....

Number 6 cross country team opens season on a high note in a close finish

Ryan Haddox September 4, 2012

The No. 6 ranked Longhorns started their season Saturday in the wee hours of the morning, competing in a four-mile race with UTSA at Auditorium Shores. There weren’t the usual faces competing for...

Express drop series opener to New Orleans

Ryan Haddox May 1, 2012

Runs were at a premium for most of the night on Monday at the Dell Diamond for both the Express and Zephyrs. Round Rock eventually surrendered to the second best pitching staff in the Pacific Coast League,...

Round Rock Express beat New Orleans Zephyrs in 8-1 beatdown

Ryan Haddox April 25, 2012

On Monday night, the Round Rock Express out-clubbed the New Orleans Zephyrs for the second night in a row, en route to an 8-1 win. Round Rock followed up Sunday’s 10-0 victory with another offensive...

Express fall 3-2, split series with Iowa Cubs

Ryan Haddox April 17, 2012

The Round Rock Express lost 3-2 to the Iowa Cubs Monday night, capping a four-game series that saw the teams take two wins apiece. The Express drew first blood in the bottom of the second with a sacrifice...


Rangers open 2012 Friday attempting to turn the page on heartbreaking 2011

Ryan Haddox April 5, 2012

Spring training has come to a close and the Texas Rangers are taking aim at finishing a job they came within inches of finishing last October. In 2011, the Rangers roared through the regular season, posting...

Round Rock Express open 2012 Thursday hoping to top exciting 2011

Ryan Haddox April 5, 2012

While the bright lights of Dell Diamond will sit dormant for the first week of the season, the Round Rock Express will open 2012 in Iowa looking to start off on the right foot. The Express are coming...

Hope Springs Eternal for UT Club Baseball

Ryan Haddox January 25, 2012

While the pros and Longhorn baseball team still have a while to wait, the Texas club baseball team is starting to grind its axe in anticipation for the spring season. Club baseball is different than the...

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