‘The wolf of DKR’: Texas freshman Caden Sterns off to a howling-good start with Longhorns

With USC lined up for a 50-yard field goal attempt last Saturday, Fox cameras caught Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando yelling what just about all Longhorns must’ve thought. “Block this (expletive)!” Texas summoned the wolf. Freshman Caden Sterns broke through the line with ease … Read More

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Whys of Texas: The big USC win means nothing if the Longhorns cannot continue upward

Granted, it’s early in the season. We’ve only reached the quarter pole in this 12-game marathon. But this week presents yet another pivotal moment for the Longhorns in their quest to become relevant again. Texas (2-1, 0-0 Big 12) is coming off a huge, momentum-building 37-14 … Read More

Full 24 hours later, Texas coach Tom Herman ‘pleading’ with Longhorns to move on to TCU

Coaches have their “24-hour rule,” which dictates that players celebrate or commiserate over the last game and then forget about it. That’s all fine and good from a conceptual standpoint. It’s not practical, though. Players spend Sunday on the phone with family members … Read More

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LISTEN: With Longhorn Confidential’s phones all in airplane mode, is Texas ready for takeoff?

The Hookem.com crew examines what was said during Texas coach Tom Herman’s Monday press conference and whether the Longhorns can build upon their big win over the USC Trojans. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman looks ahead to matchup with No. 17 TCU

Texas coach Tom Herman reviewed the critical goal-line stand against USC, addressed key injuries and looked ahead to the matchup with No. 17 TCU during his Monday press conference. Read More

After USC demolition, Texas is … 2-1 heading into Big 12 opener against TCU

Texas is … no, don’t say it. Don’t even think it. The Longhorns had every right to celebrate Saturday night after a 37-14 win over the USC Trojans. A record crowd of 103,507 was packed into Royal-Memorial Stadium. It was certainly a … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Texas takes down USC, 37-14

Statesman writers Danny Davis and Brian Davis break down Texas’ 37-14 win over USC. RELATED: Texas 37, USC 14: One winning play leads to another, sparking a 34-point avalanche in Longhorns romp RELATED: Bohls: Will this win over USC spark a Texas turnaround? It’s a start … Read More

Texas 37, USC 14: One winning play leads to another, sparking a 34-point avalanche in Longhorns romp

One of Texas coach Tom Herman’s biggest requests has always been simple. Trust your training. In one of the tightest moments yet this season, the Texas defense did just that in the second quarter on Saturday night against No. 22 USC. For the … Read More

With No. 22 USC knocking at the door, will the Texas defense rise up in prime-time clash?

In a gambit meant to catch the Longhorns unprepared, coach Tom Herman opened Tuesday’s practice with a short-yardage drill. Offense vs. defense, fourth down, who’s tougher? More important, who’s ready? “I think our guys just have to learn to rise to that occasion … Read More

Tom Herman, Texas ready for USC: ‘We’re in a really, really good place. A really good place.’

The Sunday after the season-opening loss to Maryland, “It was like a funeral home around our building,” Texas coach Tom Herman said. Less than two weeks later, there’s a bounce in everyone’s step heading into Saturday’s game against No. 22 USC at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Read More

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Eyes on Texas: Standing first-and-goal at the 1, why do the Longhorns make it so hard?

Tom Herman hated the question back in April, and it likely burns him up now. When faced with first-and-goal at the 1-yard line, why can’t the Texas Longhorns simply line up, smash someone and score? With this team, it’s always an adventure. In the … Read More

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Texas lineman Patrick Hudson released from hospital after heat-related illness

Texas offensive lineman Patrick Hudson has been released from the hospital and will return to classes on Thursday, according to athletic trainer Anthony Pass. However, Hudson’s football future is still uncertain. Hudson suffered a heat-related illness on Sept. 5 during practice at Frank … Read More

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Texas men land commitment from four-star guard Donovan Williams

Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart picked up the first commitment of the 2019 signing class on Wednesday when four-star guard Donovan Williams announced he would become a Longhorn. Williams, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Missouri City, visited the Horns over the weekend and was scheduled to … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: Longhorns are trying to block out the tweets, distractions from 1-1 start

Texas coach Tom Herman said he deleted “that Twitter deal” off his cell phone when the season began. The last activity on his official account was Aug. 28. Deleting Twitter, something that former coach Charlie Strong once said contributes to the “downfall of society,” may be … Read More

You can throw out the records whenever USC meets Texas. (The Trojans sure do.)

When Texas meets USC, throw out the record book. Literally. The Trojans sure have. In this week’s press notes, USC claims its all-time record against UT is 5-0. Something seems amiss. The Trojans at least noted, “not including one loss vacated due to NCAA penalty.” … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorn Confidential tackles Tom Herman’s attitude and Jimbo Fisher’s big… win?

Austin American-Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Danny Davis and Brian Davis discuss whether Texas coach Tom Herman is arrogant and whether fans would be OK with it if he was 14-1 instead of 8-7. Also, Kirk discusses his trip to College Station last Saturday and … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman previews the upcoming matchup vs. USC

Texas coach Tom Herman gave injury updates on several players, including running back Keaontay Ingram, and discussed what type of Longhorns team will show up on Saturday against the USC Trojans.   … Read More

If past is prologue, uptight Texas will play fast, loose, upbeat vs. No. 22 USC

Texas coach Tom Herman tried his best to sell a 28-21 win over Tulsa on Saturday. Some didn’t get the message, though. “We’ve got a lot of lessons to learn and a lot of things to clean up,” Herman said, “but those pills are a lot … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Texas beats Tulsa

Brian Davis and Danny Davis talk about Texas’ latest game: … Read More

Texas 28, Tulsa 21: Longhorns won, evened their record to 1-1, so why do things feel off?

Saturday should have been a terrific day for anyone wearing burnt orange. Thousands of fans packed the new Bevo Boulevard just outside Royal-Memorial Stadium. The student turnout alone was off the charts. The rain held off, and the Longhorns got to finally wear black socks … Read More