Texas notebook: No longer ‘worried all the time,’ Texas DT tackle Keondre Coburn feeling confident

There’s a huge disconnect between thinking you can play college football and knowing you can play college football. Confidence bridges the gap. “It takes time. It certainly takes time,” said Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who started six games as a freshman in 2017. “I think some … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas looks poised to snap its home losing streak to Cowboys — here’s why

Texas hasn’t beaten Oklahoma State in Austin since … wait for it … since 2008. It’s been a minute. Seems longer. That was two UT head coaches ago. That was two presidents ago. That was at least two Mike Gundy hair-dos ago. That was too, too long ago. The last … Read More

Texas legend Jordan Shipley welcomes comparisons to freshman standout Jake Smith

Granted, it’s early. But Texas fans, your spider senses could be absolutely right about this one. The Jake Smith comparisons to Jordan Shipley feel so spot-on accurate, it’s uncanny. Even Shipley, the best receiver in Texas history, will co-sign that undeniable feeling. “You can … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star LJ Johnson impresses; closer look at 2021 running back options

CYPRESS — Texas’ 2020 recruiting class is nearly wrapped up. Head coach Tom Herman admitted as much Monday at his weekly press conference when he stated that the 2020 cycle wouldn’t be a full 25-man class. Herman’s reasoning was a lack of attrition. Another possible reason … Read More

Bevo Beat

Big 12 football power poll: TCU’s D moves Frogs up; Cyclones continue to disappoint

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (3-0) Lincoln Riley continues to toy with defenses no matter who starts at quarterback. Alabama transfer Jalen Hurts has accounted for more touchdowns (13) than incompletions (12) through three games. The defense looks mildly improved, which could be enough for Oklahoma to run the table. 2. Read More

Texas notebook: Forecast for a trio of key injured starters looks sunny ahead of Big 12 opener

With Texas set to battle Oklahoma State’s Cowboys this weekend, some burnt-orange reinforcements could arrive just in time. On Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman designated center Zach Shackelford, receiver Collin Johnson and linebacker Joseph Ossai as probable for Saturday’s Big 12 opener. Shackelford (foot) and Ossai (sprained shoulder) were … Read More