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Class of 2017 yearbook: Nacogdoches cornerback Josh Thompson

CLASS OF 2017: JOSH THOMPSON Nacogdoches, cornerback (5-11, 192) HOW DID HE GET HERE? Late May of 2016 brought a stream of offers — in one four-day span he was offered by Houston, Texas Tech, TCU, Kansas State, Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma State. He committed to TCU in … Read More

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Major Applewhite throws some shade at Tom Herman

One of the unwritten rules of being a college football head coach is that one must have a deep playbook of dad jokes. Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite appears to be getting along just fine in that regard at Houston, and his latest punchline took a jab at his former … Read More

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UT hires company to upgrade ‘Godzillatron’ this summer

The University of Texas has picked ANC Sports Enterprises LLC to renovate and operate the massive video display at the south end zone of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, also known as the “Godzillatron.” As part of the $4.5 million project, Purchase, N.Y.-based ANC will work with Mitsubishi Electric to … Read More

Class of 2017: Josh Thompson is eating broccoli, biding time, waiting to join Texas

NACOGDOCHES — Eating right can be a real drag, especially in a college town where there’s a fast food joint on every block. Josh Thompson has it easy now. Wait until he gets to Texas and there’s a heapin’ helping of everything. Just what every growing … Read More

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Bohls: It’s a ‘huge gamble’ for Fenves, Herman to let Reese Leitao join team

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the impending decision to let 2017 signee Reese Leitao enroll at Texas: (Greg) Fenves and Longhorns football coach Tom Herman are weighing … Read More

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Florida 4-star linebacker Amari Gainer to decide Friday, lists Texas in final four

It is established Tom Herman doesn’t mind roaming outside of Texas to find talent. The 2018 class consists of eight members and half of those prospects play prep football in a different state. One of them – Justin Watkins – resides in … Read More

A Fab 55 profile: Trent Gordon went from late bloomer to Penn State pledge

MANVEL — Consider Trent Gordon a late bloomer. Most of the elite athletes in the state point toward elementary school and Pop Warner football as the time they realized sports was a route toward success. Not Gordon. The No. 51-ranked player on the … Read More

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Longhorn great Raymond Clayborn joins New England Patriots Hall of Fame

With 36 interceptions in 13 seasons a New England Patriot, retired Pro Bowl defensive back and Longhorn great Raymond Clayborn will join the Patriots’ team Hall of Fame this year. Drafted in 1977 with the 16th pick, Clayborn made three Pro Bowls, three All-Pro teams and … Read More

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Jermichael Finley details neck injury and concussions that ended his career, and how he recovered

Former Longhorn tight end Jermichael Finley posted a harrowing account of his scary neck injury in 2013, as well as his five concussions he suffered during his career, and how he overcame those issues in a recent posting on the Players’ Tribune.  Finley recounts the hit … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman is weighing the final decision on tight end Reese Leitao

Texas signee Reese Leitao pled guilty to misdemeanor drug possession on Tuesday and will receive a four-year deferred sentence as part of his agreement with Tulsa County prosecutors. If Leitao stays out of trouble for four years, his attorney said, his record will be wiped clean … Read More

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Former Texas receiver Daje Johnson heading to Canada to further career

Former Texas kickoff wiz, and local product, Daje Johnson is continuing his football career with the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League, he announced Tuesday. I'm Thankful For It. GrindMode 🙏🏾 https://t.co/IwldfNBp4M — Daje' Johnson (@BL4CKM4KO) May 23, 2017 … Read More

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Texas signee Reese Leitao gets felony charged dropped to misdemeanor

Texas signee Reese Leitao has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor drug possession and will receive a four-year deferred sentence as part of his agreement with Tulsa County prosecutors. According to Leitao’s attorney, Leitao has “some probationary work,” including speaking engagements at schools, and will be under the … Read More

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Report: Tom Herman gives helping hand at Austin collision scene

Texas coach Tom Herman was reportedly one of the few good Samaritans in Austin last week when he stopped at a collision scene near Red Bud Trail. According to a screencap of a post by user “bevo78” on Orangebloods‘ forum page, that was tweeted by Texas running … Read More

Texas pledge Byron Hobbs brings energy, enthusiasm to outside linebacker position

FORT WORTH — Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando utilizes defenders’ speed, versatility and aggression to stop offenses. He needs players with a motor and a mean streak. And athleticism doesn’t hurt, either. He found those traits in Fort Worth Eastern Hills’ Byron Hobbs, the 6-4, 210-pound … Read More

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Texas center Zach Shackelford listed as one to watch for Rimington Trophy

Texas center Zach Shackelford, who will be a sophomore this fall, has been placed on the spring watch list for the 2017 Rimington Trophy. Since 2000, the Rimington Trophy is annually awarded to the top center in college football. No Longhorn has ever won the Rimington Trophy. Chris Hall was … Read More

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Athlon all in on Tom Herman as Longhorns make top 15 in 2017 ranking

Tom Herman has brought a lot excitement to a program that just seven months ago was losing in overtime to the lowly Kansas Jayhawks. And despite Texas also losing a 2,000-yard rusher and Doak Walker award winner (D’Onta Foreman), and despite a recruiting class in 2017 that didn’t rank in … Read More

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Texas makes Fab 55 member Max Wright’s top 11

Katy Taylor star defensive end Max Wright, the No. 3 player on the Statesman’s Fabulous 55 list, cut his wishlist down to 11 schools on Monday, and Texas is on it. IT'S TIME⛔️⛔️thank you to everyone who's supported me,Here's … Read More

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How many wins does Vegas project for Texas football in 2017?

The sports books from our friends in the desert envision the most wins for Texas football since 2013. According to CG Technology, Texas’ over-under win total is 7.5 games. Bet that Texas wins more than seven games in 2017, you’d take the over. If the Longhorns … Read More

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Tom Herman, Charlie Strong have ‘no excuses’ on ESPN’s new list

The Worldwide Leader in Sports has released a new list of first-year coaches and their need to “win right away.” The new Longhorn coach and the old Longhorn coach are at the top. Tom Herman, whose first Texas team is starting to get a lot of preseason … Read More

Spring update: Predicting where the top 10 2018 players in the Fabulous 55 sign

With spring evaluation period ending at the end of May, the recruiting picture around the state is starting to focus. Here are early predictions of where the state’s top 10 players from this year’s Fabulous 55 end up come national signing day. The only committed player … Read More