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Bohls: Why Texas lost out on another transfer QB; Tom Herman’s thoughts on early signing period

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 items: On why Texas lost out on a transfer QB: Texas lost out on another possible grad transfer in Arizona’s Anu Solomon, who transferred to Baylor … Read More

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Bohls: Texas could have up to 8 preseason All-Big 12 picks; Vance Bedford to the NFL?

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 items: On All-Big 12 talent on the 2017 Longhorns: If the college football season began today, I’d say Texas would have as many as eight preseason … Read More

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Bohls: Expect this — Herman’s Texas bunch will play hard; for now, that will have to do

After Saturday’s Orange-White spring football game, Tom Herman is making no promises. That way, there are none to take back. Smart guy, this new, edgy fellow with the intense eyes and the obsessive attention to detail. Took Charlie Strong a while to learn that around here. We all remember when … Read More

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Bohls: Spike Dykes and chicken legs; Tom Herman should suit up whom for the spring game?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns and the Big 12. Here’s Kirk’s take on those items: On the passing of legendary Tech coach Spike Dykes:  To know Spike Dykes, you only need to know this. He once … Read More

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University of Texas officially announces new basketball arena will be on campus

University of Texas officials have decided to build a new on-campus basketball facility and probably do so in the parking lot south of the Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field, which is more easily accessible for the athletes and students, school President Gregory L. Fenves announced on Twitter late … Read More

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Bohls: Longhorns discussing blowing up Jamail Swim Center for new hoops arena

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: Longhorns discussing blowing up Jamail swim center for new hoops area: It’s looking more likely that the Erwin Center replacement will be built on … Read More

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Bohls: There’s a fortune (OK, Jordan Spieth’s historic two errant golf balls) in Rae’s Creek

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Glynn Courtney would love to get his hands on them. Not just because he’s an avid golf fan and a former minor tour player at that, but he makes his living in golf memorabilia. And is there a more valuable piece of recent golf history than the … Read More

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Bohls: With 13 titles under his belt, Texas’ Eddie Reese has become America’s swim coach

Eddie Reese has a contract. He’s just not sure what’s in it. “I think it goes through this year,” Reese mused this week. “I’m not sure. It could be more than that.” And then, the Texas men’s swimming and diving coach added, “You should never get a one-year extension based … Read More

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Bohls: Colt McCoy on Tom Herman – ‘He has a vision and a plan’

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: Former quarterback Colt McCoy talking about the NFL, Tom Herman and possibly coaching: Colt McCoy, who lives in Austin three months of the year … Read More

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Bohls: With a return to the Masters looming, Jordan Spieth is only looking ahead

Jordan Spieth is so over it. Done. Finished. Moved on already. Now if only the rest of the civilized world will. The questions still come as he knows they will. From city to city. From one reporter after another. From inquiring, caring fans. “Jordan told me he was fine a … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Vegas gambled on golf, returns home

Jhonattan Vegas is back home. Kind of. It’s not his native Venezuela, where he grew up as the son of a hard-working father who’d been a caddie and taught his sons the proper way to swing a golf club on a makeshift, 9-hole course built for American oil company workers. Read More

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Bohls: Mack Brown’s words ring true for the Texas women, who have big goals to go

The Texas women’s basketball team dispatched overmatched Central Arkansas in short order, but before Friday afternoon’s game, it was show and tell time. Prior to the first-round NCAA Tournament game, a prominent visitor to the home locker room at the Erwin Center told the third-seeded Longhorns they can win a … Read More

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Bohls: Confidence? Check. Big 12 cred? Not yet, but Texas baseball is getting closer

Texas baseball hasn’t arrived. Not yet. Not even close. It hasn’t even printed out a boarding pass. But the Longhorns are making big strides in getting there. What’s as comforting as anything has been the notion that these players seem to get it. They know they’re not there until, well, … Read More

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Bohls: Craig Naivar has plenty of experience at DKR, just not as a Texas coach — till now

Craig Naivar will not be making his first appearance in Royal-Memorial Stadium next Sept. 2. Or even his second. No, Texas’ season opener against Maryland will mark maybe the 70th time that the Longhorns’ new safeties coach and special teams coordinator has set foot in the stadium to watch the … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Tom Herman is more yelling-and-telling than kiss-and-telling

Tom Herman has his football team exactly where he wants it. Motivated. Focused. Alert. And scared spitless. Herman says what he means and means what he says. And he says a lot. His new players don’t walk on eggshells. They run on them. As fast as they possibly can. Herman … Read More

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Bohls: Tom Herman should name starting quarterback before the summer, inquires about fresh paint

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: On when Tom Herman should name a starting quarterback: On the eve of spring training, the first-year Longhorns head coach blasted the defensive line’s … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Shaka Smart still learning on the job

Welcome to Austin, Shaka Smart. The real Austin. The one that likes to keep it so weird, it prints T-shirts to declare it to the outside world. If the recent trends of failure persist, they might have to start issuing garments that say, “Keep losing.” The second-year head basketball coach … Read More

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Bohls: Major Applewhite is ready to put his own stamp on Tom Herman’s old UH program

As a head football coach, Major Applewhite is a blank slate. So he set the record straight Wednesday. Yes, he plans to continue most of the ways of his predecessor, Tom Herman, who left Houston for Texas. What’s he going to change? “Not much,” Applewhite said. “We believe in the … Read More

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Bohls: Who will provide leadership for Shaka Smart’s squad next year?

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: Who will provide leadership next year for Shaka’s squad? Shaka Smart says watch out for Tulane transfer Dylan Osetkowski, who’s sitting out this season. Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Jake McKenzie a full-fledged pitcher

Jake McKenzie is something of a rarity on the Texas pitching staff. That’s for any number of reasons, chief among them the junior right-hander’s lack of height and velocity and a background mostly as an infielder. He’s very short at 5-foot-10 although he yearns to be 5-11 and joked that … Read More