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Without looking back, new Texas defensive coaches focused on the future

Tom Herman has taken over a Texas football program that’s had three straight losing seasons. When his defensive assistants looked under the hood, they found real problems. The 2015 and 2016 defenses were statistically two of the worst in school history. Both teams allowed more than … Read More

Texas sports notebook: Horns to unleash two Olympians for Big 12 indoor meet

In search of two team titles, Texas heads to the Big 12’s indoor track and field meet this weekend in Ames, Iowa. The Longhorns have two Olympians at their disposal. Chrisann Gordon won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics with Jamaica’s 1,600-meter relay team. And Byron Robinson represented … Read More

The Dotted Line: Can Tom Herman still recruit the Houston area from Texas?

The signing day excuses were reasonable. Tom Herman signed Texas’ lowest ranked class since before the Mack Brown era began in the 1990s. The Longhorns signed 18 players for the 2017 class, a group that lacked star power. The roster didn’t allow for a large class, and the time frame … Read More

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Bohls: What’s this about a water feature in a remodeled Texas football locker room?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here’s Kirk’s take on those Bevo-related items: Texas AD Mike Perrin on locker room improvements for the football team and the Erwin Center replacement: Texas athletic director Mike Perrin continues to … Read More

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Ahead of spring practices, Texas releases injury report

In less than two weeks, Texas will open its spring practices without two key contributors from last season. Texas announced on Wednesday that junior tight end Andrew Beck and sophomore punter Michael Dickson have been sidelined by injuries. Both Beck (broken left foot) and Dickson (right hamstring) are expected to … Read More

Scouting the Fabulous 55: No. 27, wide receiver Jaylen Waddle

Taking a closer look at our initial 2018 Fabulous 55 list of the state’s top recruits: No. 27: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Houston Bellaire Episcopal FYI: 5-9.5/175; 4-stars Texas offer: Yes Top offers: Oregon, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Florida State College: Undecided Hudl:  .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; … Read More

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Before Texas, Coach Tom Herman was fired from Subway for eating too much pastrami

Yeah, before Tom Herman was appointed Texas’ new coach he turned around the football program at the University of Houston. But before that? Before that the fearless Longhorn leader was fired from Subway after he was caught eating pastrami in the walk-in freezer with the door shut behind him. Read More

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Former Texas DE Jackson Jeffcoat signs to play in Canada

Jackson Jeffcoat’s football career is taking a northern detour. The former Longhorns standout and 2013 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Canadian Football League franchise announced his signing Tuesday. Jeffcoat, who went undrafted after leaving Texas, spent two seasons with the … Read More

Can Texas swimming surge back into elite women’s status? It starts with Big 12 meet

Used to be, you could bank on the Texas women’s swim team competing for a national championship. The Longhorns won nine national titles from 1981 through 1991. Then the program gradually fell out of national relevance and more into a competitive afterthought. As Texas’ men’s team, under coach Eddie Reese, … Read More

With high school in the rearview, Taylor Ellsworth is already contributing for Texas

Taylor Ellsworth, like many of her peers, opened her senior year at Georgetown High School with her blue eyes fixated on Texas’ McCombs Field. Ellsworth, though, wasn’t planning on getting to the home of the state high school softball tournament as a Georgetown student-athlete. She wanted to spend her spring … Read More

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WATCH: Jarrett Allen’s throws down the ‘dunk of the year’ versus West Virginia

Last night in Morgantown, the Longhorns dropped another contest on the road with a 77-62 defeat to the Mountaineers. But, one individual play from last night has Longhorn fans thinking of what the future holds for freshman center Jarrett Allen. Allen led the Longhorns in scoring with 17 … Read More