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With momentum building, Longhorns start the year 10th in AP Top 25

Nobody overestimates Texas’ potential anymore. In 2012 and 2013, Texas started 15th in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, and few argued with that. It was still an eight- or nine-win program. The next three years, the Longhorns were in a virtual desert as far … Read More

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Mack Brown on Cedric Benson: ‘Sally and I along with a lot of Longhorns are just crushed’

During his Sunday press conference at North Carolina, coach Mack Brown said Texas running back Cedric Benson was “one of our favorites” and called the former Longhorn one of the toughest players he’d ever coached. “Sally and I along with a lot of Longhorns are just … Read More

At Texas, Cedric Benson was a burnt-orange star, right alongside UT’s Heisman greats

At 14, Cedric Benson was rather thin and still bony. Sharp elbows, sharp knees. But even then, coaches in Midland knew this kid was going to be a star. “When he put the pads on,” his freshman coach once said, “we could tell he was something … Read More

Two weeks before Louisiana Tech, Texas coach Tom Herman has short list of worries

Two weeks before the season opener, Texas coach Tom Herman has a short list of pressing agenda items. It’s been a fairly smooth preseason thus far. Running back Keaontay Ingram, center Zach Shackelford and safety Caden Sterns — three starters who suffered minor injury scares … Read More

College football set to honor game’s 150th season with year-long celebration

The National Football Foundation, the de facto historians of college football, put pencil to paper and estimate that 5.33 million people have strapped on helmets and cleats since the first Princeton-Rutgers game in 1869. Targeting was likely en vogue then, although would-be tacklers could do serious … Read More

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Texas announces hiring of Kansas’ Andrea Hudy to oversee men’s, women’s strength programs

Texas announced Friday the hiring of Andrea Hudy to oversee the strength and conditioning program for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs. Hudy spent the last 15 seasons overseeing the Kansas men’s basketball strength program. Hudy is widely credited with being a critical part of … Read More

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Texas poised to steal Kansas strength coach Andrea Hudy away from the Jayhawks

Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart is poised to hire away Kansas’ longtime strength coach Andrea Hudy, the Kansas City Star reported late Thursday. Kansas coach Bill Self confirmed the hiring to The Star. A Texas spokesman told the American-Statesman he could not confirm anything “as … Read More

Texas WR Joshua Moore scheduled for court date on Aug. 22 for weapons charge

Texas receiver Joshua Moore has a court date scheduled for Aug. 22 after he was arrested earlier this month on a charge of unlawful carrying of a weapon, according to court documents. Austin police records show that Moore was arrested on Aug. 1. Austin attorney Mark … Read More

‘Grandpa’ Malcolm Epps sure looks older, but now he looks like a Texas receiver

Malcolm Epps swears he’s 19 years old. Then why are his Texas teammates calling him Grandpa? “I get that a lot,” Epps said after Thursday’s practice. “People think I’m lying when I tell them my actual age.” Epps looks 29, not 19. But the … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: With Andrew Beck now in New England, Cade Brewer steps into the spotlight

If we get do-overs in another life, you’d be just fine reincarnated as Andrew Beck. Few Texas athletes got as much joy out of the college experience as the tight end from Tampa, Fla. The football gods rewarded him last year with a career senior season: … Read More

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Texas men’s tennis coach Bruce Berque, others get new contracts through 2024

New Texas men’s tennis coach Bruce Berque, who led the Longhorns to the national title last season as an assistant, is set to receive a five-year guaranteed deal worth $215,000 annually. The UT System Board of Regents is set to approve new contracts for Berque and … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: How do two key injuries change things midway through August?

On Longhorn Confidential, Statesman staff writers Brian Davis, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden discuss the injuries to running back Keaontay Ingram and safety Caden Sterns and how that may change things for Tom Herman’s Longhorns. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses Sunday’s scrimmage, key injuries

Texas coach Tom Herman talks about Sunday’s scrimmage, the injuries to running back Keaontay Ingram and safety Caden Sterns and his memories of former UT assistant coach Darryl Drake, who passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning. Read More

Texas RB Keaontay Ingram, S Caden Sterns injured in Longhorns’ Sunday scrimmage

Sunday’s scrimmage was memorable, as promised. The Longhorns might have lost two starters less than three weeks before the season opener. Running back Keaontay Ingram “tweaked his knee” and safety Caden Sterns “rolled his ankle,” according to Texas coach Tom Herman. Neither player finished the scrimmage, … Read More

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando on Sunday’s scrimmage: ‘It’s going to be huge’

Texas’ season opener Aug. 31 can’t get here soon enough. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando got himself amped up just thinking about Sunday’s scrimmage. “It’s one thing being in practice and things are in a little bit of a controlled environment,” Orlando said after Saturday’s practice at … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck talks about QB Sam Ehlinger’s development

Texas offensive coordinator Tim Beck talks about quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s improvement in 2019, what he’s seeing from the running backs and the explosive nature of the Longhorns receivers. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando excited about Sunday’s scrimmage

Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando talks about Sunday’s upcoming scrimmage and what he’s seeing from his unit so far this August. Read More

Texas line coach Herb Hand is bringing transfer guard Parker Braun along slowly

During the first week of Texas practice, it looked odd that graduate transfer Parker Braun, a first-team All-ACC pick at Georgia Tech, was working with the third-team offensive line. But offensive line coach Herb Hand expressed no concern about Braun’s development as the coaches continue to … Read More

Texas’ Samuel Cosmi now bigger, stronger and durable as Longhorns’ new starting left tackle

Herb Hand’s first challenge every season is to rewire how an offensive lineman thinks. “For most of the life of an offensive lineman, they’ve always been the biggest people in their class,” the Texas offensive line coach said. Growing up, big kids always hear people say, … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Weighing the cost of selling those LSU tickets or supporting the Longhorns

Dozens of rolled-up notes that were stuffed in bottles and thrown into the digital ocean wash ashore in my inbox. Many inform me that the Texas-LSU game on Sept. 7 is some watershed event. Here on my metaphorical desert island, I wasn’t aware. Anyway, … Read More