Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Proud Taylor Duck. Graduated from Texas with honors.

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Roach comes to the rescue — thanks to the advice from a missing teammate

Shaka Smart spent the better part of Tuesday evening at Andrew Jones’ hospital bedside, talking, joking and watching basketball games. “We watched probably four hours of games together,” the Texas basketball coach said. “Watched Louisville-Maryland. Watched OU-KState.” And did the Longhorns guard who this month was diagnosed with leukemia offer … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Mack Brown, now a Hall of Famer, is Texas’ new coaching standard

ATLANTA — Tom Herman’s mandate should be clear. Win just one national championship and 180 or so games, and you, too, probably will wind up in the College Football Hall of Fame. Simple as that. That blueprint worked for Mack Brown. The former Texas coach actually won 244 games in … Read More

Former Texas coach Mack Brown voted into College Football Hall of Fame

ATLANTA — Former Longhorn head coach Mack Brown was elected into the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class, which will be announced Monday morning on the day of the College Football Playoff national championship at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, according to a source. The news was confirmed by … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas women B-dominant in home opener

Karen Aston doesn’t grade on the curve. So when the Texas women’s basketball coach was asked to assign a grade to her team’s performance against West Virginia on Sunday afternoon, she paused and said, “I would say a B-minus. Why? Because of our turnovers and shot selection.” If that sounds … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas took Kansas’ best shot — or shots — and faltered

The always-competitive, highly charged Big 12 basketball race will end probably as it began on Friday night. With Kansas on top. It’s as certain as the sun rising in the east. You know the sun. The one that Bill Self said he could have sworn he saw Mo Bamba block … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas shows glimmer of hope, customary great defense

HOUSTON — The collapse never came. But the win did. The fateful meltdowns that cost Texas winnable games against the likes of USC and Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were nowhere to be seen at NRG Stadium. These resolute Longhorns — battered by a frustrating, season-ending home loss to Texas Tech and … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Reviewing my preseason Texas predictions — Close on quarterbacks, not on record

It’s that time again. No, no, not for egg nog. Prediction review. But I always review my Longhorns preseason predictions and have to own up now. So here we go with my August musings in bold print: By the time the end of the 2017 bowl season rolls around, Texas … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Bold Fenves, charismatic Del Conte will make a great match for Texas athletics

Texas took a huge step forward on Saturday. Why, with a little better call on third-and-2 on the field or a timely free throw on the basketball court, Texas might even be showing signs of becoming Texas again. University President Gregory L. Fenves made the second-biggest athletic hire of his … Read More

Bevo Beat

‘The ultimate opportunity’: TCU’s Chris Del Conte leaving Fort Worth to lead Texas athletics

Perhaps sensing the Longhorns’ fan base needed a jolt, University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves pulled off a stunning move by luring one of the best college athletic administrators in the business to Austin. Fenves reached an agreement with TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte to become the new … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas officials hire TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte

TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte has been hired to assume the same position at the University of Texas where he will assume responsibility for both the men’s and women’s athletic departments. Texas was expected to make the announcement this afternoon. Del Conte will replace Mike Perrin, who took over … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: A sterner Shaka Smart is driving his Texas men harder — and they need it

Shaka Smart was hoarse. Really hoarse. “So you noticed?” he asked the media at the end of his post-game press conference Wednesday night. Oh yeah. So did his slightly shell-shocked Texas basketball team, which got put on verbal notice by its third-year head coach that the effort and performance the … Read More

Longhorns hurt Camping World chances, looking at Houston

With Texas’ 27-23 loss to Texas Tech on Friday night, the Longhorns’ bowl options took on a different shade as they appear less likely to be on their way to the Camping World Bowl and more likely to be headed to the Texas Bowl or Liberty Bowl. “I think we’d … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: A late-game collapse was the perfect ending to another ho-hum Texas season

In the final week of practice before his final year at Texas, Darrell Royal, if memory serves, took in what he had seen leading up that 1976 season and made his pronouncement. “I’d say we’re about as average as every-day wash,” the legendary coach said. Some three months later, he … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Cat McCoy digs life’s experiences, volleyball

Cat McCoy likes adventure. A lot. Actually, this 21-year-old native Texan craves the adrenalin rush and exciting opportunities that it provides. Which is why she’s jumped off dangerous Austin cliffs with a teammate. And why she joined teammate Ebony Nwanebu and about two dozen other fellow Longhorns on a mission trip … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Michael Dickson has made a Texas career of making fourth down fantastic

Tom Herman still won’t call him by name. He won’t, even though Michael Dickson has made such a big name for himself that some NFL team might even call his name early. Early as in next spring. That’s how good this junior All-American punter for Texas is. Like maybe the … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ defense, running game are planting the seeds for the future

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The checklist was on overdrive for an aspiring Longhorns football team as a chilly, rain-drenched Saturday in the West Virginia mountains gave way to royal blue skies at dusk. Texas won on the road. Check. Texas beat a Top 25 team. Check. Texas became bowl-eligible. Check. Texas … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Dylan Osetkowski is making a name — or names — for himself

By now, he’s already heard it all. But the rugged junior forward for the Texas basketball team figures he’s going to hear plenty more, too. Because of his all-around game. Because of his just out-of-the-woods looks. Because of his tough style of play. That’s OK. Tulane transfer Dylan Osetkowski’s already … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: As football limps along at .500, it’s been a solid fall for Texas’ other programs

They paraded ‘em out one after another, one Longhorns coach followed by the next in Bellmont Hall on Monday morning, speaking about their teams. Their winning teams. Teams you don’t always hear or see or read about as much. But teams that sweat as much, sacrifice as much, work as … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Canes top my AP Top 25 ballot

We ask for chaos. We get chaos. As many as four of the college football teams ranked among my top nine and seven of my top 17 fell on Saturday, several of them in blowouts. And I’ve got the Canes No. 1. My top four are Miami, Alabama, Oklahoma and … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ future includes a possible bowl, but definitely some more work

I smell the Cactus Bowl. Or is it the Liberty Bowl? Texas Bowl? Hard to tell because all those minor bowls look and taste and smell alike, but the 5-5 Texas football team inched ever closer to qualifying for its first bowl game in three years even though it’s beaten … Read More