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On Second Thought Ep 86: Texas baseball coach David Pierce, Shaka’s struggles

In Episode 86 of the On Second Thought podcast, Ced and Kirk visit with Texas baseball coach David Pierce. The Longhorns open the 2018 season Friday against Louisiana-Lafayette. The guys also examine Texas basketball teams that are headed in opposite directions. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Twenty-six games in, more questions than answers about Texas basketball

Texas is a fractured team. With five games remaining, the Longhorns will have you believe they can win three of their final regular-season games to make it to an 8-10 league finish that’s believed in some circles to be enough to qualify for the NCAAs. The Longhorns have lost three … Read More

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Golden: ‘Special place in hell’ for people profiting off of Andrew Jones shirts

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: On Texas guard Andrew Jones’ recent Twitter videos: Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been very active lately, from posting videos of himself shooting around to tweeting about his day to thousands … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Injury opens door, paint for Joyner Holmes

Joyner Holmes, the lane is yours. If you want it. When post Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau went down with a wrist in injury right before the half of Saturday’s win over Kansas State, Holmes, the 6-foot-3 sophomore, took her place. Caron-Goudreau brings her hard hat to work everyday but isn’t in Holmes’ … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ response to success, failure starts and ends with Shaka Smart

Texas has a toughness problem. And it has little to do with the physical. Shaka Smart’s biggest issue? His team doesn’t bring it every night. That starts with him. He has to figure out why. And in a hurry, please.  March is approaching. The Texas men (15-9, 5-6 Big 12) … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 85: Texas’ National Signing Day; Westlake’s Nick Foles, Super Bowl hero

In episode 85 of the On Second thought podcast, Ced and Kirk discuss Texas’ National Signing Day haul and break down Nick Foles’ future after his Super Bowl MVP performance. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas signed just one running back — Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram will show us why

A great running back can cure a lot that ails an offense. Just ask 2016 Doak Walker Award winner D’Onta Foreman, whose 2,028 yards in 11 games carried the Texas offense to respectability two seasons ago. With Foreman gone last season, the Horns rushed for 2,174 yards as a team … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 84: Mike Craven on the Texas 2018 recruiting class; Super Bowl preview

Hookem.com recruiting writer Mike Craven breaks down Texas’ 2018 recruiting class before Wednesday’s National Signing Day in Episode 84 of the On Second Thought podcast. Plus, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls preview Super Bowl LII and discuss if New England’s dominance is good or bad for the NFL. Read More

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Golden: Now that the college game has ‘slowed down’ for him, enjoy Mo Bamba while you can

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: Enjoy Mo Bamba while you can What we’ve witnessed over the last 10 games is a sneak preview of what Mo Bamba will be doing for millions on the next level. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Joyner Holmes in the paint is a better fit for Texas

Joyner Holmes is listed as a sophomore guard-forward on the Texas roster. It’s time to take ‘guard’ out of her job description. Karen Aston has plenty of guards at her disposal and most of them are pretty adept at knocking down jump shots, which isn’t Holmes’ long suit. If that … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Snoop Roach has embraced role in Jones’ absence

Is Kerwin Roach II on a hot streak or has he just figured some things out in his junior year? It’s a little bit of both. Snoop is on his way to establishing himself as one of the best two-way guards in college basketball, eager to take on the most … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 83: Texas NCAA tourney prospects with Brian Davis, Spurs and Super Bowl LII

Texas beat writer Brian Davis joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for Episode 83 of the The On Second Thought podcast and gives his take on Texas NCAA tournament prospects. Davis also breaks down Tom Herman’s hire of assistant coach Herb Hand. Kirk and Ced discuss how the Philadelphia Eagles … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Horns back in the win column, but aren’t forgetting WVU blowout

Shaka Smart didn’t burn the West Virginia tape. He merely placed it in the To Be Examined Later folder. Two days after the worst beatdown of his Texas tenure, the college coach took a cue from some of his friends who coach in the NBA, aka The Land of Back-to-Backs.  … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: The best path for Texas toppling No. 6 West Virginia? Feed Mo Bamba early, often

Show up ready for a fight. Dump it inside to Mo Bamba. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Want to bet that Shaka Smart repeated those first two sentences a few thousand times in practice this week? The Texas coach knows a little bit about psychological warfare. The game within the game has … Read More

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Golden: National championship hero Brian Robison enjoying Vikings’ post-season run

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: One former Longhorn enjoying the NFL playoffs: Replays of the Minneapolis Miracle showed longtime Vikings defensive end Brian Robison running down the sideline, arms aloft, as Stefon Diggs loped into the end … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Karen Aston’s Horns must build upon eye-opening UConn loss

UConn exposed Texas Monday night. As a Final Four contender. Question is, what are the Horns going to do about it? Are they going to take a near-win over the nation’s best team as fuel to take this season to special places or will they struggle against lesser teams they … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Horns squander opportunity vs. Baylor

Texas found a shot maker not named Dylan Osetkowski. At least for a half. Turns out it wasn’t enough. With star guard Andrew Jones’ health status a growing concern, the Horns dropped a 69-60 decision at Baylor on Saturday, blowing a great chance to pocket a second straight road win … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Jericho Sims finding his way in the paint for Longhorns

There will be times when Texas’ Mo Bamba won’t be able to play because of foul trouble. Freshman forward Jericho Sims showed Saturday that he just might be a suitable replacement in a pinch. His job is to bang on both ends, get rebounds and add a couple of buckets … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Mo Bamba should embrace the role of cleaning up the garbage for Texas basketball

Mo Bamba will be great one day, but it won’t be at Texas. For now, the Horns could really use his services in a role that’s much needed on offense. Garbage man. Before you type up that letter to the editor demanding that I be sent to the nearest car … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Tommy Nobis may have left us, but the memories of No. 60 on, off the field won’t

60. That number was synonymous with greatness at the University of Texas in the decade of the same. Tommy Nobis is the gold standard for defensive players on the Forty Acres. Hard-nosed, tough-minded and feared by the opposition, he was the guy that offensive coordinators circled on game film when … Read More