Whys of Texas: With this offensive firepower, Longhorns can withstand defensive injuries

Texas coach Tom Herman opened his post-game news conference Saturday night by stating how proud he was for the way the Longhorns had pulled out a 36-30 win over Oklahoma State. “That was not a very well coached or very well played game in certain spots,” … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: MRIs for everyone as Texas looks to get healthy during the off week

The 11th-ranked Texas Longhorns have a lengthy injury list coming off a win against Oklahoma State. American-Statesman writers Cedric Golden, Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis discuss getting healthy along with what we heard from coaches Shaka Smart and David Pierce on this week’s Longhorn Confidential. Read More

Caden Sterns, Jalen Green headline a long injury list that cripples Texas secondary

Texas coach Tom Herman put a brave face on a bad situation Monday as the Longhorns announced a slew of injuries that wiped out almost the entire secondary. Herman went through a long injury list after Saturday’s 36-30 win over Oklahoma State. Every player mentioned … Read More

Banged-up Longhorns need an off week, but RB Keaontay Ingram may want to keep grinding

Tackling the nation’s leading rusher is easier than getting your hands around the nation’s hottest chicken sandwich, apparently. After the Texas defense stopped Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard in Saturday’s 36-30 win, the Longhorns were rewarded justly. “Go get that Popeyes chicken we … Read More

Austin police investigating death of former Ole Miss, Texas quarterback Jevan Snead

Austin police are investigating the overnight death of former Texas and Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead, but police were releasing few details about his death Sunday. Multiple officials confirmed the death, which initially does not appear to be the result of foul play. A source close to the family in … Read More

No. 12 Texas 36, Oklahoma State 30: It was sloppy, but it was a win in the Big 12 opener

Texas coach Tom Herman is steadfast in his belief that as long as the Longhorns play their best, “Our best is good enough.” Saturday was a showcase in what happens when they don’t. There was dreadful execution on fourth down followed by senseless penalties. Two punts … Read More

Pistols firing: Oklahoma State brings nation’s leading receiver, rusher to face No. 12 Texas

If Tylan Wallace wore burnt orange instead of America’s brightest one, he’d be celebrated far and wide by the Texas fandom. The star wide receiver from Fort Worth loved Superman when he was growing up, so he put it on his Twitter handle. He certainly looked the part … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Five key matchups to watch at Royal-Memorial Stadium

Here’s a look at five key matchups for Saturday’s game between No. 12 Texas and Oklahoma State. Texas RB Keaontay Ingram vs. Oklahoma State run defense It’s too easy to examine Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard’s impact against the Texas defense. Hubbard is … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Given all the position changes, Longhorns are an example in selflessness

Unless Rivals and 247Sports have developed some metric that’s still in beta testing, the recruiting services still cannot measure a recruit’s selflessness. We’re inundated with updates about each recruit’s height, weight, statistics, summer camp results and scholarship offers. But they really can’t measure how much … Read More

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Once again, Texas starts 2020 Big 12 men’s basketball schedule on the road

The computer that spits out the Big 12 men’s basketball schedule simply does not allow Texas to ease into January. The Longhorns will open Big 12 play on the road for the fourth time in coach Shaka Smart’s five seasons, according to the league schedule released … Read More

Whys of Texas: By giving him veto power, Texas coaches bring Sam Ehlinger fully into the game plan

The season’s first month has truly revealed how much Texas’ Sam Ehlinger has improved as a quarterback. And he’s now revealing how much the coaches trust him on the field and in the film room. The statistics indicate the obvious. In three games, the junior from … Read More

Texas notebook: No longer ‘worried all the time,’ Texas DT tackle Keondre Coburn feeling confident

There’s a huge disconnect between thinking you can play college football and knowing you can play college football. Confidence bridges the gap. “It takes time. It certainly takes time,” said Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who started six games as a freshman in 2017. “I think some … Read More

Texas legend Jordan Shipley welcomes comparisons to freshman standout Jake Smith

Granted, it’s early. But Texas fans, your spider senses could be absolutely right about this one. The Jake Smith comparisons to Jordan Shipley feel so spot-on accurate, it’s uncanny. Even Shipley, the best receiver in Texas history, will co-sign that undeniable feeling. “You can … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: On Oklahoma State’s firepower, visiting with Shane Buechele, Charles Omenihu

On this week’s Longhorn Confidential, American-Statesman staff writers talk about Oklahoma State’s eye-popping offense that’s coming to Austin this weekend and weekend visits with former Longhorns Shane Buechele and Charles Omenihu. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman gives optimistic injury update, talks Oklahoma State

Texas coach Tom Herman talked about the team’s optimistic injury situation going into the Big 12 opener against Oklahoma State this Saturday at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Read More

Big 12 showtime: No. 12 Texas begins league play against Oklahoma State ready for battle

HOUSTON — Three weeks into the season, the Big 12 has a combined record of 22-5. That’s an .815 winning percentage, a rather impressive total compared with the Big Ten (.763) and the SEC (.707), where it just means more. “I’ve been focused on our game … Read More

No. 12 Texas 48, Rice 13: Longhorns have a field day, build confidence in blowout win

HOUSTON — For all those fans who never get to attend a Texas football practice, Saturday night’s blowout win over Rice was basically the same thing. The 12th-ranked Longhorns drove the seven-man sled disguised as the Rice Owls up and down NRG Stadium. There was a … Read More

The H-Town takeover: Tom Herman is now using Houston-area firepower to stockpile Texas’ talent

The “H-Town Takeover” wasn’t just Tom Herman’s catchy recruiting slogan during his two years coaching Houston. It was a mindset. It was his brand. “This is our town. This is our city,” Herman said at a UH preseason news conference in August 2015. “And we embrace … Read More

Texas injury news is good, iffy and bad in Thursday practice before Rice

The Texas injury news was good, iffy and bad after Thursday’s practice, according to coach Tom Herman. Running back Daniel Young, who suffered a high ankle sprain during preseason camp, was cleared to start practicing on Wednesday. That’s a huge help for a position group that’s … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Tom Herman, Yancy McKnight’s pairing at Rice started long road to UT

It’s rather murky how Tom Herman’s career would have turned out had Yancy McKnight stayed longer than 10 days in Tulsa. McKnight was 33 when coach Todd Graham hired him as the Rice strength coach. That 2006 season was rather special based on current standards. The … Read More