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Comin’ On Strong Tour San Antonio: Strong meets with UT players, Red McCombs

SAN ANTONIO — Texas coach Charlie Strong said he started having 15-minute, one-on-one meetings with players on Monday so that there is no confusion over where they stand on the depth chart heading into the summer. Speaking before the Comin’ On Strong Tour stop in San Antonio, Strong said he … Read More

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Vince Young gets another NFL look in Cleveland

Former Texas quarterback Vince Young will get another NFL look-see with the Cleveland Browns, the Associated Press is reporting. He is expected to participate in minicamp. We’ll see what happens. This comes on the heels of Young telling the American-Statesman last week that new Texas coach Charlie Strong had … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour: Breaking down the defense

The Texas defensive coaches believe they have some solid individual pieces to build around, including end Cedric Reed, tackles Malcom Brown and Desmond “Tank” Jackson and cornerback Quandre Diggs. Texas coach Charlie Strong hasn’t been afraid to talk up those players and the rest of his defense on the Comin’ … Read More

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Big 12 reprimands Texas LB Steve Edmond

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby is serious about implementing good sportsmanship. The league office reprimanded Texas linebacker Steve Edmond for his comments about Baylor even though he apologized. “Mr. Edmond violated the Conference rule that prohibit coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making negative public comments about … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour: Breaking down the offense

At every stop of the Comin’ On Strong Tour, Charlie Strong has been asked about the quarterback situation. With eight more events, including one Thursday night in Tyler, the Texas coach joked that he’s open to any and all suggestions. “Everybody wants to talk about the quarterback position,” Strong said … Read More

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Texas football game in Mexico City inching toward reality?

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson consummated a deal to bring Longhorns athletics to China. Is his push for Mexico City is slowly coming to fruition? ESPN president John Skipper admitted the Big 12 and Pac-12 have started discussions about playing a football game in Mexico City, CBSSports.com reported on … Read More

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Texas LB Steve Edmond apologizes for Baylor ‘trash’ comments

Texas linebacker Steve Edmond issued an apology late Thursday for the comments he made after the spring game in which he blasted Baylor and called the Big 12 champs “trash.” “I need to apologize for what I said about the Baylor program last week,” Edmond said in a statement released … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour Houston: Vince Young wants to be UT ambassador

HOUSTON — Vince Young is Mack Brown’s guy. He always will be, too. The former quarterback and coach had a symbiotic relationship as they led Texas to the 2005 national championship. But Young said new coach Charlie Strong has reached out and embraced him, making sure he stays involved in … Read More

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Comin’ On Strong Tour Dallas: ‘People don’t like to hear the truth’

DALLAS — Several Texas players said during the spring they really liked coach Charlie Strong because “he’s real.” There are no mind games, no hidden agendas. He tells the players the truth and let’s the chips fall where they may. Longhorns fans got a dose of that realism Monday night … Read More

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For now, Texas will be labeled a 7-5 team, maybe 6-6

Don’t fault Texas linebacker Steve Edmond for speaking his mind after Saturday’s spring game. His verbal dissertation — let’s just title it “Baylor sucks” — no doubt made coach Charlie Strong and the Texas media relations department cringe. As much as fans (and reporters) eat that stuff up, the coaches … Read More

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Charlie Strong Tour Fort Worth: Fajitas, margaritas and truth

FORT WORTH — What’s the first thing the Comin’ On Strong bus tour needs? A bus driver, of course. Enter Mark Evans of Wynne Motorcoaches, a 14-year veteran behind the wheel. “The hardest thing about driving this is coming down the road and people seeing it for the first time,” … Read More

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Texas LB Dalton Santos hits Twitter to raise money for mom

One day after a solid performance in Texas’ spring game, linebacker Dalton Santos took to social media to help raise money for his mom’s medical expenses. Santos posted on his Twitter account an open plea for donations to raise as much as $5,000. On Sunday afternoon, the fund was only … Read More

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Texas QB Tyrone Swoopes has mixed spring game

The Charlie Strong era is off and running. Well, walking, at least. The Texas fans who flocked to Royal-Memorial Stadium saw an incomplete product but one that still needs a lot of work before the fall. Quarterback Tyrone Swoopes struggled through most of the first half before before leading a … Read More

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Texas LB Steve Edmond: Baylor is ‘trash and stuff like that’

Last year’s loss to Baylor still haunts the Texas upperclassmen. Some of them truly believe the Longhorns would have won had Texas stuck with the ground game instead of trying to match the Bears’ high-flying offense. The game was tied, 3-3, at the half. The Longhorns will forever know they … Read More

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Former All-American Johnnie Johnson sees sons commit to Texas

Johnnie Johnson, a two-time consensus All-American at Texas in the late 1970s, must be a proud papa today. His two sons gave oral commitments to the Longhorns on Thursday. San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian running back Kirk Johnson and his brother, receiver Collin Johnson, both committed to head coach Charlie … Read More

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Texas AD Steve Patterson: Northwestern union push benefits only ‘trial lawyers’

Texas athletic director Steve Patterson is watching the events unfold at Northwestern with some bemusement. It’s not about making life better for the athletes. It’s all about trial lawyers lining their pockets, he believes. If college athletes are allowed to unionize and be paid like professionals, Patterson said the college … Read More

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Myles Turner aims for decision by April 30

Highly-touted Myles Turner has apparently given himself a deadline to make a decision on his college future. On Wednesday, Turner indicated on his Twitter feed that he will announce his decision on April 30, most likely as part of an ESPN broadcast. #SigningDayShow! … Read More

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Texas coach Rick Barnes on newfound hype: ‘What does it matter?’

The mood was considerably lighter at the Texas men’s basketball banquet this year after the Longhorns posted a 24-11 record and reached the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Players were joking with each other, and coach Rick Barnes looked relaxed. Now, all the Longhorns have to do is keep … Read More

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Men’s basketball, baseball, women’s golf honored at Texas academic banquet

Texas coach Rick Barnes stood inside the Erwin Center holding a small silver trophy awarded to the men’s basketball program. And frankly, he couldn’t believe it. His Longhorns tied the baseball team for the highest cumulative GPA during the fall semester. Both high-profile programs put up a 3.13 in the … Read More

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A Shootout? A Rivalry? No, it’s the Red River Showdown

The Red River Shootout became politically incorrect. Calling it the Red River Rivalry was apparently too obvious. So this year’s Texas-Oklahoma game at Fair Park has been dubbed the AT&T Red River Showdown, according to both schools and the telecom giant. A new logo highlighting both teams was created and … Read More