ATLANTA — D’Onta Foreman’s past few weeks have been hectic enough. “I’ve been trying to soak in all the award stuff and move out of my dorm and get ready to start my future,” the former Texas running back said. Don’t forget Doak. The nation’s leading rusher galloped away with the Doak Walker Award on Thursday at the College Football Awards. Snubbed as a Heisman Trophy finalist, Foreman was practically giddy at taking home the award as the nation’s best running back. Doak Walker Award winner D'Onta Foreman pic.twitter.com/EuDaWEc63t — Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 9, 2016 “I told my mom, ‘I don’t know if it’s going to happen today.’ I’m just blessed to be here,” Foreman said in the media room immediately afterward. “When they called my name, emotions ran.” An assistant who was escorting players from the award show floor to the media room said Foreman was giddy in the elevator ride up. “I didn’t … Read more

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Look past her ribbon and nails — Texas’ Ebony Nwanebu is on-court tough

Almost everything about Ebony Nwanebu disguises who the Texas women’s volleyball player actually is. On the court, the Longhorns junior is as powerful an outside hitter as there is in her sport. Her coach calls her “world class” and says “her future is at a high end.” Her aggressive play … Read More

Ray Guy Award finalist Michael Dickson energized about the future

ATLANTA — A strong case could be made that Michael Dickson is the only sure thing on the Texas roster. That’s right, the punter. Dickson finished his sophomore season with a school-record 47.4 yards per punt, the third-best average in the nation. He boomed 25 … Read More

Westlake’s Sam Ehlinger prepares for competition and classes at Texas

The next time that football fans see Sam Ehlinger, he’ll be a Longhorn. The future for Ehlinger was recognized in a signing ceremony on Westlake’s campus Thursday. Members of the 2017 recruiting class are not allowed to sign a letter of intent until February, but the senior quarterback plans on … Read More

Next stop: Final Four? Texas volleyball relaxed and ready for BYU, regional

R-E-L-A-X. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers notably used those five letters to sooth the fears of Packers fans during the 2014 season. Two years later, that word can describe the mood in the Texas volleyball team’s locker room. Texas (24-4) hosts BYU in the third round of the NCAA tournament … Read More

College football’s best Texans converge in Atlanta for College Football Awards

ATLANTA — Think Texas can’t produce elite-level talent? Oklahoma’s imported dynamic duo, the best Texas running back in almost two decades and a monstrous pass-rusher from Texas A&M are all ready to represent the Lone Star state at the Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday. Read More

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Throwback Thursday: Earl Campbell won Heisman Trophy 39 years ago today

On Dec. 8, 1977, Earl Campbell became the first Texas player to win the Heisman Trophy. The most prestigious award in college football will be handed out for the 82nd time this Saturday, and despite a stellar season by D’Onta Foreman, it won’t be going to a Longhorn this year. Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Will a Texas player hear the words ‘And the winner is …’?

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s December 8th — 343 down, 23 to go. And 9 till the very first bowl games. YESTERDAY: Baylor introduced its new coach. Oregon found its coach, too (South Florida’s Willie Taggart). A former Texas coach got a new head coaching job — and it … Read More

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Former All-American safety Michael Huff joins Texas staff

Texas coach Tom Herman seems intent on rebuilding DBU by using someone who knows the place inside out. Former All-American safety Michael Huff has joined the UT coaching staff as a quality control assistant, according to the UT directory. He also updated his Twitter bio to … Read More

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Michael Dickson leads Longhorns as Big 12 recognizes football players with annual awards

And the winners are… The Big 12 announced on Wednesday that Texas sophomore punter Michael Dickson had been named the Big 12’s special teams player of the year for the 2016 football season. The Big 12’s awards are selected by the head coaches at each of the conference’s schools. Coaches … Read More

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Reports: Former Texas assistant Jay Norvell to become Nevada head coach

Former Texas receivers coach Jay Norvell will become the new head coach at Nevada, Football Scoop and ESPN reported late Wednesday. Norvell, who has almost three decades of experience, spent seven seasons at Oklahoma before joining former UT coach Charlie Strong’s staff prior to the 2015 … Read More

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Bohls: Mackovic, Brown rolled the same pair of dice for Texas against Nebraska

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wednesday marks the 20th anniversary of Texas’ upset victory over No. 3 Nebraska in the first Big 12 championship game. The following column ran the next morning on Dec. 8, 1996.  ST. LOUIS — The only downside to the miracle that unraveled in the Trans World Dome … Read More

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