Big November awaits, but Texas’ Tom Herman insists he’s just focused on ‘going 1-0 against Kansas State’

This could be a blockbuster November for the Longhorns. Or, it could be a disaster. Surely, Texas coach Tom Herman has given it some thought. With four regular-season games left, what is this team capable of? “Going 1-0 against Kansas State,” Herman said Monday, … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: As November begins, where are these Longhorns headed?

On this week’s wide-ranging Longhorn Confidential, American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss what will happen to this Longhorns’ football season if things go haywire against the Kansas State Wildcats. Also, we discuss the opening of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman reviews the off week, looks ahead to Kansas State

Texas coach Tom Herman said the Longhorns looked refreshed after an off week as the team gets ready to face No. 20 Kansas State at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Read More

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Men’s preview: Northern Colorado vs. Texas

Northern Colorado vs. Texas When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Erwin Center (capacity 16,540) TV/radio: Longhorn Network/104.9 The Horn Line: Texas by 16 1/2 About the series: First meeting About the Longhorns: If sophomore Gerald … Read More

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Texas-USC lands ranks No. 7 on ESPN’s list of the top 150 games in college football history

To Longhorns everywhere, the epic 2006 Rose Bowl clash against USC is the greatest college football game ever. Certainly, many Texas fans believe it’s  the greatest win in program history. But the famed Texas-USC matchup, despite all the star power, two famous coaches and the … Read More

‘Inconsistent’: Texas’ basketball leaders get fans’ perceptions, are eager to start anew

Jase Febres is one of the most self-aware athletes at Texas. He’s introspective, honest to a fault and sometimes a brutal truth-teller. That’s why he doesn’t mince words when asked to evaluate the Longhorns men’s basketball program. “Inconsistent. Really inconsistent,” said Febres, a … Read More

Texas WR Jordan Pouncey enters transfer portal as brother Ethan decommits from UT

The Pouncey brothers want nothing more to do with Texas. Sophomore receiver Jordan Pouncey put his name into the NCAA transfer portal on Thursday, a UT spokesman said. It was the same day his younger brother Ethan backed out of his commitment to … Read More

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Eyes on Texas: We cord cutters may be stuck in the dark without Longhorn Network

Your trusty scribe is a cord cutter. Proud of it, too. TV is not what it used to be. Being that I’m of a certain age who remembers when there were only three major networks, “Bonanza” reruns and no remote control, well, suffice to say TV … Read More

Whys of Texas: The phone lines are loaded with angry Longhorns, so go ahead, caller

Last Saturday was a tough one for the Texas faithful. Sometimes you just have to open up the phone lines and let people vent. Go ahead, Mike in Dallas, you’re on Hookem.com. Q. I’m beginning to think our coaches are not worth a hoot … Read More

Fourth-and-short: Texas’ Tom Herman could roll the dice more on fourth down in November

It must’ve killed Texas coach Tom Herman, who hates short field goals, to send Cameron Dicker out for a short field goal against TCU. Facing fourth-and-1 from the TCU 3, Herman typically rolls the dice, especially early in the game. On Texas’ opening … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Examining Todd Orlando’s future as the Texas defensive coordinator

On this week’s Longhorn Confidential, American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando’s future and the overall staff makeup for 2020 under head coach Tom Herman. Read More

TCU’s Gary Patterson keeps trolling Texas as the Longhorns fall out of AP Top 25

FORT WORTH — Nobody trolls Texas better than TCU’s Gary Patterson. His defense had been beaten black and blue before the Horned Frogs met the Longhorns in 2015. Defensive injuries? Ah, so what? “We’ve beaten better with less,” Patterson famously told ESPN’s Todd McShay … Read More

TCU 37, No. 15 Texas 27: This time, Ehlinger can’t save the day as Horns come crashing down

FORT WORTH — Sam Ehlinger’s iron-fisted will and fearless determination can carry the Longhorns only so far. At some point, having the worst defense in school history becomes a problem. Eventually, an inability to rush the passer becomes a major issue. All those … Read More

Texas vs. TCU: Five key matchups to watch on Saturday

Here’s a look at five key matchups heading into Saturday’s game at TCU. TCU RB Darius Anderson vs. Texas run defense Throughout September, the Longhorns weren’t yielding much on the ground. It was their defensive backbone. But Texas let Oklahoma’s Jalen Hurts and Kansas’ Pooka … Read More

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Eyes on Texas: Tom Herman’s, Shaka Smart’s contracts right in line with their national counterparts

It’ll be a very merry Christmas around Tom Herman’s house this year, provided the Longhorns keep it between the guard rails from now until then. Herman is scheduled to receive a $1-million bonus if he’s still Texas’s coach on Dec. 25. If that’s not the case, … Read More

Whatever Texas found winning the NIT, Shaka Smart hoping there’s more of it this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Not long after last season ended with a NIT championship, Texas coach Shaka Smart sent out a group text to all his players. It was not punctuated with an LOL. “Coach texted us all and asked, what was the recipe for the … Read More

Big 12 media day: Kansas coach Bill Self would like to talk just basketball, please

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas coach Bill Self wanted to talk basketball. Oh, how he wanted to talk basketball Wednesday. FBI investigations, Snoop Dogg, stripper poles and money guns have already been addressed, or so Self would like to think. “I’m probably more excited … Read More

Texas men’s notebook: Andrew Jones could play ‘significant minutes’ this season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Andrew Jones’ story is spectacular. Leukemia nearly killed him, and now he’s back drilling 3-pointers in his Texas uniform. Coach Shaka Smart said Wednesday that Jones’ last treatment came in late September, just before basketball practice officially started. The 6-4 guard was … Read More

Whys of Texas: The return game has ‘not been good,’ but starting shy of the 25 is even worse

Texas’ Cameron Dicker, the kicker, is the toast of the town for his game-winning field goal against Kansas. In fact, it was UT’s first game-ending field goal since Justin Tucker drove a spike — not to mention a 40-yard field goal — through Texas A&M’s … Read More

Big 12 women’s media day: Baylor’s Lauren Cox looking good after scary injury vs. Notre Dame

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Winning her third national championship was nice, but Kim Mulkey felt even better the next day when she got an injury update about Lauren Cox. “I was in the bathtub and my phone rang,” Mulkey said Tuesday. The team trainer was on … Read More