Coaching staff consistency an underappreciated secret to Texas’ success

Word came down in January that Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte offered contract extensions to all the football coaching assistants up for renewal. Head coach Tom Herman never even considered that someone might turn it down. Asked if he expected all 10 assistants to … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: If you’re worried about Texas’ running backs depth, there’s a reason — you should be

So Texas is a week away from its season opener against Louisiana Tech, and Tom Herman has to be holding his breath about his running backs, outstanding though they might be. His top rusher, Keaontay Ingram, has missed a lot of work in practice with a knee bone bruise. His … Read More

As Texas stocks its secondary with safeties, Caden Sterns sets ‘the bar high for myself’

In his first year of classes at DBU, Caden Sterns landed on the honor roll. Recruited out of the San Antonio area,  the Texas safety started 13 times last season. His four interceptions were tied for the best-ever showing by a UT freshman and he became the seventh Longhorn to … Read More

Understanding Sam: Family bond, passion for Texas fuels Ehlinger’s rise as the face of the Longhorns

At this point, Sam Ehlinger is tired of the question. But he’s forthright, direct and honest with his answer. Not to mention unfailingly polite. Why did the Texas quarterback grab the microphone on that Sugar Bowl stage and shout, “Longhorn Nation, we’re baaack!” “I … Read More

Holding the middle, playing with confidence are two defensive keys to Texas’ season

Perhaps Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando’s biggest success the last two seasons was damming the end zone. In 2015 and 2016, the Longhorns allowed at least 30 points per game. Those units were two of the worst statistical defenses in school history, right up there … Read More

Commitment 101: Cornerback Joshua Eaton wastes no time pledging to the Longhorns

Texas added to its stable of defensive recruits in the 2020 class when four-star cornerback Joshua Eaton of Aldine MacArthur pledged to the Longhorns Friday. Eaton, a 6-2, 175-pound prospect, is the 28th-ranked cornerback in the country on 247Sports’ composite ratings, and … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: This year’s Texas Ten has some not-so-obvious picks on our list of 10 Horns to watch

Your trusted scribe visited Texas men’s basketball practice earlier this month. Chatting with coach Shaka Smart, it was interesting to hear him reflect on the players’ emotions after winning the NIT. As nice as that was, winning the NIT isn’t the goal. “You know, … Read More