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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Northeast Oklahoma’s Jamari Chisholm

RECENT HISTORY: DEFENSIVE TACKLES Texas’ top defensive tackles The Longhorns’ top-performing defensive tackles and freshmen defensive tackles over the past four years: 2013: The top tackle — Malcom Brown (68 tackles, 12 TFL, 2 sacks); top freshman — Paul Boyette (2 tackles, 1 TFL) 2014: The top tackle — Malcom Brown (72 … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Northeast Oklahoma defensive tackle Jamari Chisholm

CLASS OF 2017: JAMARI CHISHOLM Northeast Oklahoma DT (6-4, 275) HOW DID HE GET HERE? If you’d have asked around the day before national signing day, Chisholm’s name probably wouldn’t have popped up on the radar. Yet there he was on Feb. 1, a surprise junior college signing … Read More

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Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Lake Travis’ Cade Brewer

RECENT HISTORY: TIGHT ENDS Texas’ top tight ends The Longhorns’ top-performing tight ends and freshmen tight ends over the past four years: 2013: The top tight end — Greg Daniels (3 catches, 28 yards, no TDs); top freshman — Geoff Swaim (3 catches, 14 yards, no TDs) 2014: The top … Read More

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Class of 2017 yearbook: Lake Travis tight end Cade Brewer

CLASS OF 2017: CADE BREWER Lake Travis TE (6-3, 232) HOW DID HE GET HERE?: Only one other 2017 signee lived closer to the UT campus than Brewer, yet his road to the Longhorns’ 2017 class certainly was a long and winding one. Brewer initially committed to … Read More

The Class of 2017: Destination Texas — Hooks’ Montrell Estell

RECENT HISTORY: SAFETIES Texas’ top safeties The Longhorns’ top-performing safeties and freshmen safeties over the past three years: 2014: The top safety — Dylan Haines (86 tackles, 4 INTs, 7 pass breakups); top freshman — Jason Hall (49 tackles, 1 TFL, 3 INTs, 10 pass breakups, 13 passes defended) 2015: The top … Read More

Class of 2017 yearbook: Hooks athlete Montrell Estell

YEARBOOK: MONTRELL ESTELL Hooks ATH (6-1, 185) HOW DID HE GET HERE?: Estell committed to Charlie Strong, not Tom Herman, on March 10, 2016, less than a month after attending Texas’ junior day. He was recruited by Jeff Traylor. He remained a UT commitment after Herman took … Read More

Orange-White scrimmage: Our four pre-game questions — answered

On Saturday morning, we asked four questions about the Orange-White scrimmage. Here’s how they played out: 1. WHO HAD THE LOOK OF A STARTING QUARTERBACK? Shane Buechele. Tom Herman declined — fairly emphatically — after Saturday’s scrimmage to name Buechele his starter coming out of the spring. But really, if … Read More

Orange-White scrimmage: How did these specific Longhorns look?

How some specific Longhorns looked Saturday during the Orange-White scrimmage: Shane Buechele, QB: Last season’s starter looked like he’s going to be next season’s starter. He was 23 of 39 for 369 yards and produced three touchdowns, a pair of throws to Collin Johnson and a short keeper on a … Read More

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Buechele, Johnson highlight the day in Texas’ Orange-White scrimmage

Tom Herman’s first Orange-White scrimmage is in the books. The final score was fairly irrelevant — Orange beat, er, out-pointed White 52-51 that featured a late clutch field goal from new kicker Joshua Rowland and a big goal-line stand and final-play stop by Malik Jefferson. We won’t bother going into the details … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Texas’ expected flavor of the day? Vanilla

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s April 15th — 105 down, 260 to go. And 12 till the start of the NFL Draft. YESTERDAY: Texas baseball blew a 3-0 eighth inning lead and fell at Baylor, 4-3. Texas softball beat Texas Tech in Lubbock for the second straight night, 9-5. The Astros … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Vince Young gets another shot as a … Roughrider, eh?

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s March 10th — 69 down, 296 to go. And 18 till Texas’ NFL pro timing day. YESTERDAY: The Texas men’s Cinderella run through the Big 12 tournament — OK, it was only two games — ended with a loss to West Virginia, 63-53. Season over. Read More

In his own words: Translation of Tom Herman’s spring football press conference

Tom Herman met with the media for about an hour Monday to talk about the start of spring football practice, which begins on Tuesday. Here’s a transcription from that presser’s highlights, courtesy of UT. We filled in the blanks of who was asking which question as best we could: Herman: … Read More

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Tom Herman: Fixing the defensive line is the spring’s biggest worry spot for Texas

Texas kicks off its first spring football season of the Tom Herman era on Tuesday, and on Monday, he addressed the media to talk about the state of the Longhorns. It sounds like he’s most concerned about the state of Texas’ defensive line. Followed by issues at tight end. But … Read More

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Tom Herman defends, embraces his first Texas signing class

Last year, Texas became one of the nation’s biggest signing day stories as the Longhorns rocketed up the national team rankings as seven highly-rated prospects, one after the other, announced they were signing on. It was a steady 4-star stream, from Brandon Jones to Jeffrey McCulloch to Erick Fowler to Jordan Elliott. Read More

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Tom Herman talks about Texas’ class: ‘It already is’ a success

UPDATE (12:07 p.m.): Here’s video of of Herman’s interview. .@coachtomherman talks to @LonghornNetwork about the signing class of 2017. #HookEm #TexasStampede — Texas Football (@Longhorn_FB) February 1, 2017 Tom Herman gave a quick interview with ESPN this morning. Here’s … 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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Breakfast with Bevo: Twenty years later, a look back at Texas’ decision to Roll Left

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s December 7th — Happy National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, folks. We’re at 342 down, 24 to go for 2016. And 3 till we find out this year’s Heisman Trophy winner. YESTERDAY: The Texas men led in the final minute, but fell 53-50 at Michigan, dropping … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: In terms of Big 12 kudos, a tip of the cap to 5-7 Texas

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s December 6th — 341 down, 25 to go. And 11 till the very first bowl game. YESTERDAY: The Heisman Trophy finalists were announced, and D’Onta Foreman didn’t make the cut. But Louisville’s Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson did. The Colts manhandled … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Our report card for Texas’ 2017 season

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s December 4th — 339 down, 27 to go. And 245 till Texas kicks off its 2017 season at home against Maryland. YESTERDAY: Alabama beat Florida for the SEC title, Clemson beat Virginia Tech for the ACC title, Penn State topped Wisconsin in the Big Ten, … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: So how did Tom Herman end up on that parade float, anyway?

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s December 2nd — 337 down, 29 to go. And 30 till New Year’s Day. YESTERDAY: The Cowboys’ 17-15 win over the Vikings wasn’t pretty, but their 11-1 record sure is. The No. 14 Texas women fell at home to No. 3 South Carolina, 76-67, while … Read More