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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: It’s swimming first, then surgery for Texas’ Madisyn Cox

For much of next week, Madisyn Cox will be under water at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center, the site of the 2016 Olympic swimming trials. But she’d prefer to be under the radar, too. Way under. It’s not that the Texas junior fears the pressure of the biggest stage this side of … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Charlie Strong sounds confident, but may have to win eight

Charlie Strong gets it. He really does. The sense of urgency. The desperate need for improvement. Fans’ distaste for back-to-back losing seasons. The inevitable outcry for blood if there’s a third. The Texas football coach has a solid grasp on all that and doesn’t dodge the fact that the school’s … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Longhorns golf not short of aces

Not long after the gutsy Taylor Funk came up a bit short on the third playoff hole of the NCAA Golf Championships in Eugene, Ore., last week, John Fields sat on the dais for a news conference, flanked by his four totally spent players. To his right sat … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Former players remember Augie Garrido’s time at UT

Augie Garrido led Texas baseball to dizzying heights over his 20 years here but a new coach with fewer than 1,975 career wins will run the show in 2017 and beyond. The dugout will be different but the memories Garrido created in that place will remain. His players … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: What did Friday tell us? That the Big 12 is alive, well and well off

IRVING — David Boren called Friday “a watershed day” for the Big 12. He could have gone even further. The Oklahoma president and chairman of the league’s board of directors could have labeled the day’s stunning developments one of the biggest days in the history of the Big 12. The news … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: A softer, kinder, pro-Big 12 David Boren emerges from league meetings

IRVING — David Boren may not hold all the cards when it comes to the Big 12’s future. But the Oklahoma president probably holds half of them. And you-know-who holds the other half of the deck. Boren played his latest hand Thursday at the end of the day’s meetings and … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Mike Perrin steps up, shows some Texas clout at Big 12 meetings

IRVING — Texas likes the status quo. A lot. Athletic director Mike Perrin may not have signaled the death knell for Big 12 expansion, but he did it no favors on Wednesday, and a pool of up to 25 schools that have been flooding league commissioner Bob Bowlsby’s inbox may now … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: For the Big 12, will it be more Texas-OU fight or flight?

They’re blood rivals. They’ve played each other in football 110 times. Texas has current bragging rights — you’re welcome, Charlie — and has won 17 times more than it’s lost. Between them, they’ve won seven Heisman trophies, 11 national championships, 55 bowl games, 77 conference titles and had 132 consensus … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas baseball will go on, but there was only one Augie Garrido

He’s easily the most unorthodox coach I’ve ever been around. Augie Garrido wasn’t just a baseball coach. He was a baseball life skills coach. He knew his ball, but never really broke down the Xs and Os of the game with the media. Reason being he was much more comfortable … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas baseball was funny, cool and uniquely Augie

Augie Garrido had it all. Charisma. Deadpan wit. Smarts. Self-deprecating humor. Who else would joke about a DUI years later and playfully remind someone driving a golf cart at practice to remember to turn on the headlights? Total respect for the game. Heck, baseball brings everyone to his knees. Perspective. Read More