Now that the euphoria has worn off, No. 9 Texas must tackle some realistic concerns

LUBBOCK — Winning is a powerful drug. But the euphoria eventually wears off, and then it’s time to tackle reality. Texas coach Tom Herman minced no words Saturday after his team’s thrilling 63-56 overtime win at Texas Tech. “Really proud of our team,” he said before … Read More

Texas coach Shaka Smart hires new staffers with NBA knowledge, Marine toughness

Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart has added two support staff members with NBA savvy and Marine toughness to complete his staff makeover. The Longhorns announced Monday the hiring of Nevada Smith, a former NBA G League coach, to become the program’s new director of player development. Smart also hired Cody … Read More

For the pivotal two-point conversion, Texas leaned on variety and a familiar formation

Facing a two-point conversion that could potentially make or break its season, Texas had a play-calling dilemma on Saturday. Use a play that’s worked before? Or mix things up and try to catch the Texas Tech defense off guard? The Longhorns went with both options. That decision proved to be … Read More

Texas report card: Grades are in for the 63-56 overtime thriller at Tech

Eighth-ranked Texas had to rally late to force overtime and then beat Texas Tech in Lubbock, improving to 2-0 on the season and a 1-0 start in Big 12 play. Grades for the Longhorns:   Quarterbacks: B+ Sam Ehlinger played like a Heisman front-runner (outside of the third quarter). His … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: That’s Sam Ehlinger, with a hard ‘g’ — as in great

LUBBOCK — As Texas Tech running back SaRodorick raced down the visitors’ sideline at Jones AT&T Stadium on Saturday to complete an apparently game-sealing, 75-yard touchdown run, he wasn’t even in the Texas Tech end zone before someone showed up at Tom Herman’s side. It was a determined Sam Ehlinger, … Read More