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On Second Thought Ep 134: Kirk Bohls’ chat with Tiger, Texas spring football, NBA

In Episode 134 of On Second Thought, Kirk Bohls talks about his chat with Tiger Woods at Augusta regarding his renewed quest to top Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors after winning his fifth Masters. The guys also discuss new Texas running back Jordan Whittington’s potential impact and Todd Orlando’s … Read More

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Golden: Coach Herman, get Jordan Whittington the ball this fall

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: There wasn’t a whole lot of offense on display at the Orange-White game, but freshman running back Jordan Whittington looked anything but a newcomer from first glance. The Cuero product is big … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ unproven defense delivered in spring finale

This defense will be OK. That’s what Texas fans that left Saturday’s Orange-White game are thinking after the close of spring football season. As expected, the more experienced offense got the best of the defense during the spring. That happens when you lose starting linebackers Gary Johnson and Anthony Wheeler, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 133: Texas spring game primer, Ludacris, NIT love for Shaka

In Episode 133 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and guest host Brian Davis give a primer for Saturday’s Orange-White game, including a preview of the Ludacris concert. They also examine the impact of Texas’ NIT basketball win leading into next season. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas RB Keaontay Ingram thinks bigger will be better

Keaontay Ingram expects to take a licking in 2019. But he’s gone into the weight room this offseason to make sure he keeps on ticking. The sophomore has added some bulk to his 6-foot frame since the expectation is for him to become the featured ball carrier in the Texas … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 132: UTA’s Chris Ogden on mentors Barnes and Beard; Shaka’s mentality before NIT title tilt

UT-Arlington coach Chris Ogden joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for Episode 132 of On Second Thought and discusses the importance of his relationship with mentors Rick Barnes and Chris Beard. He also breaks down Tech’s chance to win a NCAA title this weekend. Also, Texas beat writer Brian … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: NIT’s Final Four wasn’t the original destination, but Texas, Smart enjoying the ride

As players gathered to dress after their third straight win in the NIT, Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart looked around the room. “Let’s finish this thing the right way,” he told them. “You guys want to win a championship? It’s the kind of locker room banter fans envisioned happening … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas men — the Hustling Horns — haven’t checked out of NIT just yet

They had to start somewhere. Yeah,  I know there several truckloads of Longhorns basketball fans who were looking down their noses during Sunday’s second-round NIT game against Xavier with some side eye mixed in. Here’s a news flash: The season may have ended for a checked-out fan base outside of … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Johnny “Lam” Jones was much more than just a Texas legend

The legend of Lam Jones will always live forever in the hearts of Texas football fans and Americans who enjoy good old-fashioned speed on a track or football field. But sports were only part of his story. John Wesley Jones II — the man behind the nickname — was laid … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 131: Texas hoops legend Lance Blanks on why Shaka Smart needs one more season

Texas legend Lance Blanks believes Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart should get another year to turn things around. He tells us why and breaks down the NCAA Tournament bracket in Episode 131 of the On Second Thought podcast. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also give their picks to … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With its fan base MIA, Texas basketball trudges along in the NIT

So if only 1,739 people showed up to the Erwin Center to witness Texas win an NIT game, did it really happen? Allow me to answer in the affirmative with one addendum: The fans have checked out. To steal a line from Air Supply, they’re all out of love. The … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: March Madness equals sadness in Austin but what of Shaka?

Texas didn’t get in and Shaka Smart will be back. The mess that’s been the 2019 basketball season took a predictable turn when the Longhorns were not one of the 68 teams announced as part of the NCAA basketball tournament field. March Sadness has descended upon our fair city … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Frigid Horns bats need to warm up after Tech knots series

The hits didn’t keep on coming for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. Well, one came. Just one. And in big-time college baseball, that’s nowhere near enough. For the third time this season, Texas was held to a single hit, and this time it was in a Big 12 showdown with … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 130: Tom Herman’s biggest worry entering spring, Shaka’s Horns and the NCAA bubble

Texas began its quest to improve upon its Sugar Bowl win and 10-4 season with the start of spring football. What are Tom Herman’s biggest concerns? Also, Shaka Smart’s coaching seat just warmed up. Brian Davis joins hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls and gives us a primer before Texas’ … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: From football and basketball to … tennis and sailing? College corruption is everywhere

Don’t you miss the good old days when boosters were the ones delivering bags of money to recruits to get them to sign with their schools? Well, the tide has definitely changed. Rich people are using their influence to buy their children into college, as if their heirs didn’t have … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: In a must-win defeat, stumbling Texas made no case for an NCAA Tourney bid

Want to make a case against Texas being included in the NCAA Tournament? Look no further than Saturday, March 9, 2019. TCU 69, Texas 56. Shaka Smart’s crew dropped to 16-15 overall and finished Big 12 play at 8-10 for the second consecutive season. The Big 12’s national reputation as … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 129: Shaka Smart on winning, Spring football primer, Texas baseball

In Episode 129 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart discusses his program’s struggles to win consistently, Saturday’s regular-season finale against TCU, and suspended guard Kerwin Roach II, who will not play. Also, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the surging Texas baseball team, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 128: Should Kerwin Roach be playing for Texas? Bowie hoops coach Celester Collier

In Episode 128 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the controversy surrounding the suspension of Texas basketball’s leading scorer Kerwin Roach. They also visit with Bowie HS basketball coach Celester Collier whose Bulldogs are in this weekend’s Class 6A regional playoff field. Plus, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Roach should be out of chances but he isn’t

The biggest takeaway from Shaka Smart’s Monday media availability came regarding  thrice-suspended guard Kerwin Roach II: He isn’t going anywhere. The Texas basketball coach already said he’s likely to return this season. This time the decision came down from The Tower. Roach’s indefinite suspension comes at the worst possible time. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With stiff competition looming, Texas baseball off to great start in 2019

They’re pretty good. We know that much about the 2019 Texas Longhorns. The Horns are off to a a 6-2 start, their best since 2015 team that started off 8-2. The present-day club is feeling pretty good about things, especially after bouncing back from that one-hit, four-error embarrassment in Saturday’s … Read More