Whys of Texas: Malcolm Roach on relishing the Texas-OU rivalry, State Fair turkey legs

Malcolm Roach has been to the State Fair of Texas plenty of times. His father coached at Grambling State, so he’s been to plenty of Grambling-Prairie View A&M games at the Cotton Bowl over the years. “I used to get the turkey wing,” Roach said. Read More

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Texas RB Keaontay Ingram taking it easy after neck injury scare vs. West Virginia

Texas running back Keaontay Ingram said he was cleared to return to the West Virginia game with a neck injury but was later held back as a precaution. Ingram left the game midway through the first half. He returned for the second half but played … Read More

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Texas K Cameron Dicker had up-and-down performances since Oklahoma game winner

After winking at Joseph Ossai and hammering his way into Texas-Oklahoma history, Cameron Dicker has been up and down as the Longhorns kicker. Dicker nailed the 40-yard game winner last season with nine seconds left to beat OU in the Cotton Bowl. That magical moment sent … Read More

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LT Sam Cosmi still relishing his ‘big man touchdown,’ the fourth in Texas history since 1947

Texas left tackle Sam Cosmi was told Tuesday that some like to call his trick play score against West Virginia a “fat man touchdown.” “I think it’s a big man touchdown,” Cosmi said as the smile fell from his face. Either way, it was … Read More

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Healthy again, Texas’ B.J. Foster gets back to his heat-seeking ways

The heat-seeking missile that is B.J. Foster wasted no time Saturday announcing his presence with authority in West Virginia. Having missed two games with a hamstring injury, the Texas nickel back made up for lost time. On the game’s third play, WVU’s T.J. Simmons had his … Read More

Hello, Sooners: Texas-Oklahoma week begins with underdog Tom Herman loose, confident

It’s Texas-Oklahoma week, folks. This is serious stuff. KEYE-TV reporter Bob Ballou was treating it as such Monday when a cell phone rang during Texas coach Tom Herman’s press conference, interrupting the ebb and flow of the Q&A. “Fraud Risk. Somebody’s getting a … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Texas-OU: Who’s got the edge, who will emerge as a Heisman candidate?

On this week’s Longhorn Confidential, the Texas defense is gearing up to stop Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss the Red River Showdown, OU’s 10-point favorite status and what it will take for the Horns to win in the Cotton Bowl. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman talks about No. 6 Oklahoma, Red River Showdown

Texas coach Tom Herman discussed last week’s win over West Virginia and looks ahead to this week’s rivalry matchup with Oklahoma and standout quarterback Jalen Hurts.   … Read More

Texas’ Roschon Johnson still has eyes on quarterback, but ‘I’m just taking it day by day’

Roschon Johnson, the quarterback from Port Neches-Groves, is blossoming into one of Texas’ best running backs. The freshman cranked out his first 100-yard game in Saturday’s 42-31 win at West Virginia. Nobody can play two positions at once, so what exactly is Johnson’s future at Texas? “I’m kind of going … Read More

No. 11 Texas 42, West Virginia 31: A rivalry? No, just a solid road win for Longhorns

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — West Virginia is going to make Texas its rival, come hell, high water or Horns Down. Mountaineers fans showed up Saturday wearing all kinds of anti-Texas shirts featuring UT’s official logo. When it comes to UT’s trademarks, the Longhorns gladly accept cash, check or charge. Go … Read More

Who’s in, who’s out? Injuries force No. 11 Texas to reshuffle its secondary vs. West Virginia

Using logical rationale, the 11th-ranked Longhorns should be in full freak-out mode.   The statistics say Texas has the worst pass defense in the Big 12. The Horns are allowing 314.5 yards per game. Opposing quarterbacks are completing a league-high 65.1% of their throws against this unit. Read More

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Eyes on Texas: On third-and-whatever, just go find slot receiver Devin Duvernay

The myth far outruns the truth, but it ruins a great campfire story. Yes, Texas receiver Devin Duvernay has dropped a pass. Maybe just one, though. No more than two. “Yeah, I dropped some in practice,” Duvernay said this week. His quarterback isn’t so sure, though. Sounds like a snipe … Read More

Whys of Texas: Del Conte believes ‘We’ve got to define what the new modern amateur athlete is’

It’s football season, and we’ll address some relevant Q&A’s related to this week’s Texas-West Virginia scrum in a moment. But questions about the future of the NCAA, amateurism and collegiate sports as we know it are front and center this week. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will … Read More

Texas defensive tackle Keondre Coburn coming along under Malcolm Roach’s wing

A coach’s son, Malcolm Roach sounds like one, too. Asked how to stop the run, the Texas senior defensive end said on Tuesday, “Control the line of scrimmage, penetration and make tackles.” Roach’s protégé is a quick study. “Come off the ball,” redshirt freshman Keondre Coburn said. “No D-lineman is … Read More

Rested and ready, Texas coach Tom Herman analyzes Longhorns heading to West Virginia

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger turned 21 on Monday, which prompted an obvious question for coach Tom Herman. What did he do on his 21st birthday? “It was so long ago I can’t remember,” Herman quipped. “And maybe that does have a little bit to do with what I did that … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Headed to West Virginia while wondering about Mack Brown, Texas A&M

On this week’s episode of Longhorn Confidential, American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Texas’ upcoming trip to West Virginia along with an injury updates, Mack Brown and playing Texas A&M. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman looks ahead to West Virginia matchup

After an off week, Texas coach Tom Herman discusses some key injuries and looks ahead to the Longhorns’ next matchup against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Read More

‘God has a purpose in me’: Texas’ Joseph Ossai is trusting his path from Nigeria to Austin

There’s only one proper way to kill a goat. Where Joseph Ossai grew up in Ijanikin located in Lagos, Nigeria, cooking goat was a unique family bonding experience. In similar fashion, Ossai’s family bought a live goat a few years ago from a stockyard in Huntsville. Read More

Texas AD Chris Del Conte: ‘Us not playing A&M is not good for college football’

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte made the most passionate, strongest public argument possible Friday for restarting the football series with Texas A&M. The Aggies still don’t want to hear it. At a panel discussion hosted by the Texas Tribune, Del Conte appeared … Read More

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Eyes on Texas: Yes, it was slow at the DKR student gate, but UT students need to chill, bro

College administrators are confounded by the lack of student attendance at football games. At Texas, they can’t get students through the gates fast enough, apparently. Athletic director Chris Del Conte has landed on the hot seat via hot tweets during the first three home games … Read More