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WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Texas beats Oklahoma

Statesman writers Brian Davis and Danny Davis review Texas’ 48-45 win over Oklahoma. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } … Read More

Sources: Texas compliance officials monitored Brian Bowen Jr. recruitment in real time

Texas compliance officials monitored the recruitment of star basketball recruit Brian Bowen Jr. in real time, and school officials believe there were no NCAA violations committed, according to two sources. Bowen’s father, Brian Sr., testified on Friday that former UT assistant Mike Morrell … Read More

Sam vs. Kyler: Experienced Longhorns QB faces the ‘celebrity’ Sooner in Texas-OU clash

The blonde baby-faced tyke wearing blue overalls and throwing up the double-fisted “Hook ’em” hand signs probably never knew beating Oklahoma would be this hard. Chased toward the sideline last season, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger got yanked down with all the viciousness you’d expect in the … Read More

Texas vs. Oklahoma: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Oklahoma game to keep your eye on Saturday: 1. OU defensive end Ronnie Perkins vs. Texas tackle Samuel Cosmi Perkins is making quite a splash at Oklahoma in his freshman season. He’s got three sacks, three quarterback hurries … Read More

Brian Bowen Sr. testifies that Texas offered improper benefits during recruitment of his son

In a New York courtroom on Thursday, the father of a high-profile men’s basketball recruit testified that Texas was one of several schools that offered improper benefits in the recruitment of his son. Brian Bowen Sr., who is alleged to have received $100,000 from Adidas in … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Drama-free Longhorns? Winning brings about first calm stretch in years

Colt McCoy’s sage advice still rings true today about living in the Austin fishbowl. Texas is an incredible place when you’re winning. But it’s hell on losers. These last four weeks have been as smooth and drama-free as the Longhorns have enjoyed in … Read More

Stalling out close: Longhorns need to keep things moving inside the 20-yard line

Texas offensive line coach Herb Hand knows full well the Longhorns haven’t performed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. “I think right now, we’re low in terms of red-zone scoring,” Hand said after Wednesday’s practice. “We’re getting hats on hats. We’re not really displacing guys the way … Read More

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ESPN: Mike Leach responsible for tricking Texas defensive coaches in 1999 Texas-OU matchup

Mike Leach’s only appearance in the Texas-OU rivalry turned out to be a doozy, according to a detailed story by ESPN. Leach, Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator in 1999, arranged for a dummy play script to be dropped on the Cotton Bowl field. Right on … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: Fans are just fine if Longhorns leave sideline gimmicks to everyone else

Miami struck gold last season when it unveiled the “Turnover Chain.” Television cameras loved it, and it became awesome sideline schtick. Football coaches are copycats by nature, so other teams started unveiling some sideline antics after turnovers or big plays. Some were funny while others had … Read More

New sensation: Texas freshman Keaontay Ingram could be ready for larger role against Oklahoma

Texas coach Tom Herman doesn’t need to declare Keaontay Ingram his featured running back this week against No. 7 Oklahoma. His play-calling alone says it all. The freshman from Carthage may not be the team’s leading rusher, but Ingram is clearly the Longhorns’ best option. Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorn Confidential gets hyped for the always-entertaining Texas-OU slugfest

After a rather ho-hum trip to Manhattan, writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Danny Davis and Brian Davis get hyped up for this week’s Texas-OU showdown at the State Fair of Texas. Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses QB Kyler Murray, No. 7 Oklahoma

Texas coach Tom Herman addresses the drama-free, four-game winning streak his team is currently riding heading into the annual grudge match against Oklahoma during his Monday press conference.  He’s also asked several questions about how the Longhorns plan on stopping OU quarterback Kyler Murray, who is … Read More

It’s that time: Texas-Oklahoma week begins with Big 12, national title implications

Every week thus far, the Texas coaching staff had clear-cut storylines for the Longhorns. Texas needed to avenge last year’s double-overtime loss to USC. Done. Texas needed to stop that four-game losing streak to TCU. Check. Texas needed to get its first … Read More

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ESPN’s ‘College GameDay’ coming to Texas-Oklahoma matchup

The annual Red River Showdown is back on the national radar. ESPN’s “College GameDay” is coming to the Cotton Bowl. ESPN made the announcement early Sunday that it plans to bring its signature pre-game college football show to the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. Read More

Texas 19, Kansas State 14: After fourth straight win, ‘I think we know how to finish now’

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger offered up all the proof anybody needs to know these Longhorns are different. “The last four games, we’ve ended with the ball taking a knee,” Ehlinger said Saturday. “I think we know how to finish now. End the game … Read More

Manhattan mystery: Texas hopes to end 16-year drought by finally winning a game at Kansas State

Every Sunday when Texas players gather for their workout, strength coach Yancy McKnight starts giving out bullet points about the next opponent. One in particular this week seemed rather shocking. Texas hasn’t won at Kansas State since 2002. “Honestly, I was like, ‘No way,’” … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: No need to chase Kelly Bryant, the Horns are building with Sam Ehlinger

For those who don’t follow Clemson football, a nuclear bomb went off on Wednesday. Quarterback Kelly Bryant started the last 18 games for the Tigers, including last season’s CFP semifinal tilt against Alabama. But last Sunday, coach Dabo Sweeney informed Bryant that he would take a … Read More

Just like in 2017, Texas defense started slow but showing ‘a lot of grit’ in late September

Remember all that hand-wringing about the Texas defense in early September? No pressure on the quarterback? No turnovers? Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando doesn’t remember, either. With October just days away, the Longhorns look like a completely different unit after two solid wins over … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: Defensive tackle Chris Nelson’s belly-rubbing days may be over

Jerry Glanville was right. Pro football is the No Fun League. Unfortunately, that mentality extends to college football, too. Thus, Chris Nelson’s belly-rubbing days are likely over. The burly Texas defensive tackle jumped up after a tackle against USC, arched his back and rubbed his stomach … Read More

Having won three straight, Texas coach Tom Herman breezing through Mondays now

You can always gauge the mood of the Texas football program by the Monday press conference. Coach Tom Herman was trapped in a fox hole after the season-opening loss to Maryland. The next week, following a close win over Tulsa, reporters were asking Herman if he’s … Read More