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Shane Buechele considered a Heisman hopeful ahead of 2017 season

This fall, the Texas Longhorns won’t be the only ones betting on quarterback Shane Buechele. Bovada, an online gambling website, has listed Buechele as one of the players with odds to win the 2017 Heisman Trophy. With 35-to-1 odds, the rising sophomore is still considered a long shot, … Read More

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Countdown to Signing Day: 10 times Texas landed the No. 1 player at their position

Whether Texas fans want to believe it or not, the Longhorns have done extremely well since the start of the new millennium in recruiting.  Mack Brown’s ability to recruit was the gasoline that powered the Longhorns to Big 12 titles, bowl wins, two championship game appearances and one national championship. Charlie … Read More

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Former Texas walk-on Trey Holtz, grandson of Lou Holtz, joins Ohio State

Trey Holtz is going into the family business. The former Texas walk-on, and grandson of legendary coach Lou Holtz, has joined Ohio State’s coaching staff.   … Read More

Malcom Brown gives Texas another Super Bowl representative

The Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans’ football seasons are over, but there will still be Texas ties in the Super Bowl. Atlanta and New England will meet in Houston for Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5. Five of the players on Atlanta’s roster were educated at Texas … Read More

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Texas target Jav Guidry ‘learned a lot’ on visit

Texas put itself in good position with cornerback target Jav Guidry. The former Cedar Park football and track star took an official visit to the Longhorns, reuniting with his old city and the staff which gained his commitment once in the 2017 cycle. Guidry was a one-time Houston … Read More

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Destination Texas, the complete series: Tom Herman’s path to Texas

Relive the journey of Tom Herman’s path to Texas with our seven-part series: Destination Texas, Part 1: Tom Herman, the GA ‘hell-bent for leather’ Destination Texas, Part 2: Tom Herman catches on at Sam Houston State Destination Texas, Part 3: Tom Herman boasts little hair, but lots … Read More

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Countdown to Signing Day: Highest-rated Longhorn football recruits from out of state

National Signing Day is around the corner and to help fans get ready we’re giving you a daily five. Texas shouldn’t have to leave the state of Texas for high-profile, dynamic, awesome football players. But they have. Here are the five highest-rated recruits since 2000 not from Texas. 5. Demarco … Read More

Texas, wanting another wide receiver, has limited options for 2017 class

Texas wants a second wide receiver — Damion Miller is the only commitment in the 2017 class. Tom Herman is after a second, and maybe even a third, pledge before national signing day. Texas took a hit when Lancaster speedster Omar Manning reaffirmed his commitment to TCU and … Read More

New Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight stressing accountability

With offseason workouts getting underway, Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight has ignited an intriguing parlor game. Coach Tom Herman and McKnight divide the Longhorns into three groups — gold, green and “crimson” — based on each player’s work ethic, accountability and overall get-up-and-go. Each … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman, Tim Beck eye the 2018 quarterback class

Tom Herman and offensive coordinator Tim Beck are ready to ride with existing quarterbacks in 2017. Herman said he does not plan to add another quarterback in 2017, instead focusing on 2018 prospects around the nation. Texas has already extended three offers to quarterbacks in the 2018 class. Read More

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Top JUCO linebacker chooses Texas

The Longhorns’ 2017 recruiting class grew to 15 members when Dodge City C.C. linebacker Gary Johnson chose Texas over programs like Oregon and USC. The 6-foot-1 linebacker was once an Alabama commit, but an SEC rule made him an ineligible transfer. That ruling benefits Tom Herman, who lands a … Read More

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Countdown to Signing Day: Top 5 Texas recruits who lived up to their ranking

Editor’s note: All recruiting rankings based on the 247Sports.com composite unless otherwise noted. In the modern world of college football recruiting, it’s all about the stars. Many players become household names before they even get to campus, placing extraordinary expectations and celebrity status upon the shoulders of 18-year-olds. No matter … Read More

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Tom Herman: Longhorns not expecting to add another QB for 2017

Texas coach Tom Herman said Friday he does not expect to bring in another quarterback prior to next season, opting to stick with Shane Buechele, Matthew Merrick and incoming freshman Sam Ehlinger. “We don’t have a lot of numbers,” Herman said during a radio interview on … Read More

Destination Texas, Part 7: Tom Herman constructs his H-Town Takeover

HOUSTON — While at Ohio State, Tom Herman learned a whole new language. Instead of using the word “should,” Urban Meyer taught him to use the word “will.” And heaven help the poor athletic staffer who utters the phrase, “That’s not my job.” … Read More

Texas hosts second week of visits, including crown jewel K’Lavon Chaisson

Texas hosts its second of three important official visits starting Friday, a group that’s expected to include 10 players, five of which are already committed to the Longhorns. Texas didn’t add commitments after last week’s official visits, but Tom Herman’s program is in good shape with multiple targets planning to … Read More

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Countdown to Signing Day: 5 highest-rated recruits to transfer from Texas

National Signing Day is around the corner and to help fans get ready we’re giving you a daily five. Sometimes it doesn’t always work out after signing day. Whether it’s a just a bad fit, or another player emerging on the scene, sometimes players just need a change of scenery. Read More

How did the Big 12’s early draft entrees fare against Texas?

Following Monday’s deadline, there were 10 underclassmen from the Big 12 who had elected to enter the NFL Draft. One of those names belonged to Texas running back D’Onta Foreman, who topped 2,000 rushing yards during his junior year. Texas fans will surely be sad to … Read More

‘I’m a Texas Longhorn.’ Defensive lineman Max Cummins pounces on UT’s offer

“I’m a Texas Longhorn.” In a recruiting world filled with gray, Max Cummins’ commitment came as a surprising case of black and white. It even caught Texas assistant coach Oscar Giles off guard. “Coach Giles came to my house Tuesday night and basically started selling me on the program. I … Read More

Destination Texas, Part 6: Tom Herman learns about alignment from Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS, Ohio — If you’ve listened to Tom Herman since he arrived at Texas, you’ve probably heard the word “align” once or twice. The concept of alignment is simple. For Herman, it just means making sure that everyone associated with his football program has the same mission in mind. It’s … Read More

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Ricky Williams speaks about incident with police in Tyler

Update (11:57 p.m.): Tyler mayor Martin Heines spoke to the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Wednesday. He told the newspaper that he had spoken to Ricky Williams about the incident that occurred last week in Tyler. “We visited about the incident, and we came to the positive conclusion that he’s very welcome … Read More