Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: If Texas really wants Urban Meyer, then Texas A&M’s Jimbo Fisher is the blueprint

If you want Urban Meyer, then go get him, Texas. Pay the former Ohio State coach whatever you have to, but don’t hide behind some notion that too much is too much. If you want some true perspective, just ask the Aggies how they’re living these days. Let’s stop pretending … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Sam Ehlinger was all-time good, not all-time great, and that’s OK

He was a good quarterback. It’s how we should remember Sam Ehlinger. Was he all-time good at Texas? Absolutely. Was he all-time great? No, he wasn’t. And that’s fine. It isn’t always fair, but quarterbacks are judged by wins and losses and Ehlinger didn’t have enough big wins to be … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorns Unfiltered: Will Tom Herman be back in 2021?

After  Friday’s 23-20 loss to Iowa State, the Texas Longhorns were eliminated from Big 12 title contention and now the biggest question surrounding the program involves the head coach. Tom Herman’s coaching tenure in Austin will now span four seasons without a Big 12 title and with fans having grown … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Will Texas’ depth equate to tourney success in Shaka’s sixth year?

Shaka Smart has coached in the Final Four, but that 2011 Virginia Commonwealth team wasn’t as deep as the one he’s coaching present day. The Texas Longhorns are stacked. They’re running 10 deep, and for the first time in Smart’s tenure at Texas, the onus isn’t on two or three … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: It took Texas long enough to honor Julius Whittier, but we’ll take it

Without Julius Whittier, we would not have gotten a star like Roosevelt Leaks at the University of Texas. Without Leaks, there is no Earl Campbell. Without Campbell, there is no Ricky Williams. Without Williams, there is no Vince Young. Without Young, there is no 2005 national championship. It all started … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Confidential: Will the Horns create a Big 12 logjam with a win over Iowa State?

On this week’s Longhorn Confidential podcast, Statesman writers Cedric Golden, Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis break down what’s at stake in Friday’s Big 12 showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the league-leading Iowa State Cyclones. A Texas win could create a real logjam of two-loss teams atop the conference standings. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 201: Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby on the CFP and COVID; USA Today’s Jori Epstein talks Cowboys

Will college football make it to the finish line? The Texas-Kansas game got canceled and others are falling by the wayside as well. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby joins Cedic Golden and Krk Bohls on this week’s On Second Thought podcast and discusses how the conference has navigated the national … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Recruits’ perceptions rank ahead of social media talk, Herman says

Urban Meyer’s name came up during Tom Herman’s Monday media availability. Meyer is a Hall of Fame coach who will be on someone’s sideline next season, but he isn’t what’s keeping Herman, his former offensive coordinator, up at night. It’s the recruits. Or better put, what they think of Texas … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Confidential: On Tom Herman addressing the Urban Meyer rumors

 Tom Herman addressed stories about his coaching security on Monday during his media availability and the Texas coach was very pointed in his criticism of stories that have circulated this season. As the Horns go for their fourth straight win at 0-7 Kansas Saturday. Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: What happens when a Longhorn doesn’t make the NFL? Real life, and it isn’t always easy

Football isn’t forever. And for some, it ends much earlier than they could have ever imagined. We all know a kid from the hometown who had can’t-miss stardom written all over him. He was the best player in Pop Warner, all-state in high school and a fixture in recruiting rankings. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 200: PGA writer Melanie Hauser on Masters memories; TexasAgs writer Olin Buchanan on A&M

The Texas Longhorns are off this week but the podcast rolls on. On Second Thought celebrates its 200th episode with a jam-packed show as hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls reflect on their most memorable guests since OST’s debut in 2016. Acclaimed golf writer and author Melanie Hauser and Bohls … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: New ‘Eyes of Texas’ committee is entering a firestorm of fans, students, alumni

The committee that has been appointed to document the most polarizing school song in college sports history has a real chore on its hands. “The Eyes of Texas” in an institution upon itself on the Forty Acres, and whether you like it or not, it’s almost as big as the … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 17, Oklahoma State 13

In this week’s Longhorns Unfiltered postgame podcast, Statesman writers Danny Davis, Kirk Bohls, Brian Davis and Cedric Golden discuss how Texas took a 17-13 win over West Virginia to improve to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12. The Horns go into the bye week winners of three straight … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 199: Voice of the Longhorns Craig Way on Texas-WVU, his beginnings in broadcasting

Anyone who follows Texas football recognize the golden voice of play by play man Craig Way. The longtime Voice of the Longhorns joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week’s On Second Thought podcast and discusses the potential success of Texas against West Virginia Saturday. In addition, Way … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Expect Texas to play to the competition vs. West Virginia; it’s what the Longhorns do

The UTEP game seemed like forever ago. Remember that Texas opener? The Longhorns played the role of highly ranked bullies, pushing the Miners from pillar to post en route to a 59-3 win to the delight of Longhorn Nation? It was Texas at its best in all three phases against … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Can Texas keep the roll going against West Virginia?

After Texas’ 41-34 overtime win at Oklahoma State Saturday, the Texas Longhorns improved to 3-2 in conference and are now back in the AP Top 25 at No. 22 In this week’s Longhorn Confidential, Statesman writers Cedric Golden, Kirk Bohls and Brian Davis break down the team’s chances of winning … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Dominant Joseph Ossai kept Texas’ season afloat (with help, though)

Saturday will go down as one of the greatest displays of will in program history. Joseph Ossai, Texas’ new jack defensive end, certainly had help from his teammates in the 41-34 overtime win over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State, but it was a testament to his selfless leadership, the value of hard … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 41, No. 6 Oklahoma State 34 (OT)

Statesman writers Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Texas’ huge 41-34 overtime win over No. 6 Oklahoma State in Stillwater and what it does for the program moving forward.   … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 198: Gut check for Texas in Stillwater, Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman on his new book on the 2019 LSU title team

As the Texas Longhorns prepare for a huge road challenge against Oklahoma State, coach Tom Herman is in dire need of a signature win as criticism starts to grow in the fan base. On this week’s On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the tenuous status … Read More