MANHATTAN, Kan. — On the heels of an inspired win at home over Big 12 basement dweller Iowa State, Texas faithful came into this road game looking for a well-coached, well-prepared team and found one. Wearing purple. Bill Snyder’s bunch, as usual, played its customary disciplined, focused football. At least … Read More
Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium has the welcoming feel of a firing squad when it comes to the Texas Longhorns. Kansas State always has seemed to have the answers against Texas at home, even when Texas held a sizable advantage in talent and playmaking. The Horns have played in Manhattan … Read More
The overwhelming majority of people reading this sentence have never lined up against a receiver with 4.4 speed, backpedaled out of their stance, flipped their hips and run downfield step for step to knock the ball away and prevent a touchdown. Try that in front of 100,000 screaming fans, with … Read More
GRAPEVINE — So, the Big 12 is fine as is. Little did we know it’s all good. Sorry about all that fuss, Houston. Our bad, Cincinnati. Uh, next time, BYU. And if I’m one of the 11 remaining viable candidates for Big 12 expansion who turned out to be not all … Read More
Expansion for the Big 12 is dead. Or so it seems. Some might say the same for the Big 12; that its demise will be linked to its instability and indecision and lack of out-of-the-box thinking. All of that will come to a head Monday when the Big 12’s presidents … Read More
It had been a minute since I’d sat in the stands at Royal-Memorial Stadium for a Texas football game as this typist did on Saturday night. I’ve practically grown up in that stadium, ushering patrons to their seats as a Boy Scout for first quarters, then scattering to … Read More
They got stops when it mattered. When’s the last time you heard that about a Texas defense? It’s been a minute. OK, longer. And please don’t give me that Iowa-State-isn’t-that-good talk. Sure, the Cyclones came in at 1-5 and are one of the worst Big 12 programs year in and … Read More
Upcoming: the most important half of football of Charlie Strong’s Texas tenure. The Horns had better wake up or else the 2016 season will take an irreversible turn. Iowa State 6, Texas 3 at the half. That can’t be a good thing, friends. Texas was supposed to work the Cyclones … Read More
Big Leonard Davis has always been, well, big. During his time at Texas, the 6-foot-6, 360-pound mountain of a man wore a 56 long jacket and once crowed about eating five breakfast sandwiches from Jack in the Box. That’d be 2,250 calories in one shot. Now, at age 38, that … Read More
Two straight losses to Iowa State and Texas won’t take flight this season. Shoot, if that happens, Strong Airlines will go the way of Braniff. It’s well past time for the Longhorns to take off and soar while avoiding the bumps that have accompanied this team in Charlie Strong’s third … Read More
You have reached your limit of
free premium articles this month.
Enjoy unlimited access to Hookem.com starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.
GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
BEVO BEAT BLOG
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
You have read
free premium articles.
Digital subscriptions as low as 99¢. Subscribers get unlimited access to Hookem.com as well as award-winning news coverage and topic channels on entertainment, food, tech and politics on myStatesman.com.
Welcome to Hookem.com
Subscribers have unlimited access to premier Longhorns coverage, 24/7, including in-depth reporting, analysis, live scoring, Bevo Beat blog, photos, videos and more.
Non-subscribers can read premium articles and unlimited Bevo Beat blogs each month.