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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Which position group could be the best in Texas school history?

Later today, Kirk will release his 9 Things and One Crazy prediction column, but here are a couple Bevo-tinged tidbits from that upcoming column: On a position group that could be the best in school history: “This really could turn out to be the best wide receiver crop in school … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas offseason bonding…will it add it up to wins?

Let’s not carried away with all the talk of love and togetherness we’re hearing from the Texas Longhorns. It’s nothing we haven’t heard before. Paul Boyette, Jr. told us about last spring how he worked the barbecue grill for teammates. Now the team game room has become a cathedral of … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: How Charlie Strong must handle the big QB mystery

Sometime between now and the kickoff of Texas’ season opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 4, Charlie Strong will reveal his starting quarterback. Strong could tell his players in private at practice or the mess hall. Or he may inform freshman Shane Buechele and senior Tyrone … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Swimmers’ saga makes our country’s Olympics a little less golden

Brazil can thank Ryan Lochte and his Whiz Kids for knocking the Zika virus and contaminated water from the headlines. Sadly, the focus of the Summer Olympics has shifted from the athletic dominance of a global super power to the juvenile actions of vandals who reportedly acted with no real … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Lloyd Carr stepping down from CFP committee

There’s an opening on the College Football Playoff selection committee, alas, one that apparently will not even be filled. Bill Hancock, executive director of the CFP, announced that former Michigan head football coach Lloyd Carr is stepping down from the committee for health reasons. His departure will leave the group … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: At least Texas and Texas A&M are talking to each other about playing again

COLLEGE STATION — Could a Texas vs. Texas A&M football game be getting even closer to really happening? Maybe. Nothing stronger than that, but maybe. And that’s a good thing. New Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward told me this week that he and Texas athletic director Mike Perrin have … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ seniors are running out of time

Texas has become Last Chance U for this senior class. As in its last chance to make a huge stamp on an upward arc that has to start now. To avenge last year’s loss to Notre Dame and get 2016 off to a great start, the Horns not only … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Aston, Pierce are making big recruiting waves for Texas

Two Texas coaches are getting high marks in recruiting: New baseball coach David Pierce and women’s basketball coach Karen Aston. Look out for Aston’s Longhorns. She pulled together the No. 4-ranked class in the country last year — behind No. 1 Maryland, No. 2 Baylor and No. 3 … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: What to do with Jerrod Heard, what to do …

While I got ya, it’s a Nine things, one crazy prediction day. Here’s a sneak peek at one of them — on Jerrod Heard: Jerrod Heard is still a Longhorns quarterback, but he is working out some at wide receiver, a connected source tells me. That’s smart up to a … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Five reasons why the Texas Longhorns will be good in 2016

It’s your year, Charlie Strong. Finally. Your Texas Longhorns have enough talent to be competitive in every single game this fall and that’s a far cry from what we witnessed in 2015. Here are five reasons why: 1. The Brahma bulls will impose their gore values on defenses With all … Read More