Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka Smart is banking on Matt Coleman’s maturation as Texas’ floor general

Defense wins championships, but the eyes of Texas will be on Shaka Smart’s offense this season. Attention, Matt Coleman. This means you. Smart said his team played 15 minutes of good basketball in Tuesday’s season-opening 71-59 win over Eastern Illinois and that sounds about right since his newcomers showed some … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 117: Horns visit Lubbock, Horns Down: fair or foul?

In Episode 117of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down Texas’ chances at Texas Tech Saturday, the beginning of Longhorn basketball season, the Horns down controversy and what lies ahead for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, teams headed in opposite directions. Read More

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Golden: ‘Close’ doesn’t count for Texas, not with a road trip to Lubbock coming up

After that tough loss at Oklahoma State last week, It was imperative for Texas to bounce back Saturday at home. Show some resilience. Answer the bell. Texas didn’t get there. The ol’ college try was not good enough. The 42-41 loss to 13th-ranked West Virginia before a Royal-Memorial Stadium crowd … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: West Virginia 42, Texas 41

Check out immediate reaction from Texas writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Brian Davis, and Danny Davis on Texas’ 42-41 loss to West Virginia at DKR Saturday. The Longhorns dropped to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12 while West Virginia improved to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 116: WVU coach Dana Holgorsen on the Longhorns and the CFP

In Episode 116 of the On Second Thought podcast, West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and discusses his team’s game at Texas Saturday. He also gives his take on the College Football Playoff format. The guys also assess the state of the Longhorns after … Read More

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Golden: In Acho vs. Boyd, a Texas ex tackles the loyalty vs. business quandary at ESPN

When does love for one’s football program trump paying the bills? It’s a question that Texas ex Emmanuel Acho has probably asked himself several times over the last few days. Acho, in his first year as a college football studio analyst at ESPN, has a job to do. But sometimes … Read More

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Golden: A Herman blowup and a failed comeback equals growing pains in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — So long, Top 10. It was nice knowing you. Those CFP dreams? Fun while it lasted. The enduring image of Texas’ three-week stay among the national elite came with its fate all but sealed at a raucous Boone Pickens Stadium Saturday night. Defensive end Breckyn Hager … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 115: The Oklahoman’s Jenni Carlson on Oklahoma State’s upset chances against Texas

In Episode 115 of the On Second Thought, Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson breaks down the struggles of the Oklahoma State Cowboys who are out to upset the No. 6 Texas Longhorns in Stillwater Saturday. Also, Statesman fantasy football guru Cat Vasquez gives his breakout picks for the second half … Read More

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Golden: Texas should beware Stillwater’s atmosphere, crowd and ‘paddle people’

Oklahoma State is having a down year. Coach Mike Gundy has somehow been unable to stack wins similar to the ones created by superstars Mason Rudolph and James Washington, who have taken their acts to the NFL. The Cowboys are 4-3 overall and losers of three of their last four … Read More

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Golden: Texas basketball, throw Gregory Gym a non-conference bone

Bring hoops back to Gregory Gym. We’re not talking about the four-on-four pickup games across the hall, but something along the lines of the NCAA variety witnessed by the estimated 1,000-plus that braved the weather to watch  the campus squads Wednesday night in the Texas Tip-off. Our grandparents remember when … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 23, Baylor 17

In the latest episode of Longhorns Unfiltered, get some immediate postgame reaction from Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Danny Davis, Brian Davis, and Cedric Golden on Texas’ 23-17 win over Baylor. The Horns improved to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Big 12 with the bye week coming up. Read More

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Golden: Texas had better learn from the near disaster against Baylor

Want evidence that Texas plays to its level of competition? Well, call up that DVR copy of the thrilling 48-45 win over seventh-ranked Oklahoma that you’ve watched two or three times and then re-watch the second half of Saturday’s near-disaster against Baylor. Tale of two different games.  The Horns were … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 114: CBS’s Dennis Dodd on Texas’ chances for CFP, expansion of playoffs

CBSSports.com college football writer Dennis Dodd joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and discusses Texas’ chances to make it into the College Football playoff at season’s end. He also gives us his Heisman Trophy favorites and examines the possibility of expanding the current playoff format. Kirk and Ced also gauge … Read More

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Golden: Cameron Dicker adds his name to prestigious list of booters at Texas

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On Cameron Dicker and the pressure of making the big kicks: As the Longhorns bathe in the exultation of being a Top 10 team for the first time since 2010, the Baylor … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 48, Oklahoma 45

DALLAS — The Texas Longhorns just posted their biggest win in years with a 48-45 upset of No. 5 Oklahoma. Check out some immediate postgame reaction from Hookem.com writers Kirk Bohls, Brian Davis, and Cedric Golden from the Cotton on the latest Longhorns Unfiltered podcast. Texas just improved to 5-1 … Read More

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Golden: How Texas’ Sam Ehlinger came of age vs. Kyler Murray, OU

DALLAS — Sam Ehlinger, Longhorns legend. OK, let’s not put him in the exact class of James Street, Vince Young, Colt McCoy or Peter Gardere — who famously went 4-0 against Oklahoma — but any Texas quarterback that takes out the Sooners just once becomes part of a special group. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 113: ESPN.com’s Jake Trotter on Texas-OU, NFL Network’s Jane Slater on Dez-Gate

In Episode 113 of the On Second Thought podcast, ESPN.com college football writer Jake Trotter joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and recalls the story of Oklahoma’s planted fake play script against Texas in 1999 and answers why the Horns have a great chance to spring the upset Saturday. Also, … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: When it comes to comparing Texas and Oklahoma receivers, size matters

For Texas to get it done in Dallas, its best receivers don’t have to outshine that more heralded duo on the other sideline. Just be more physical. Bigger could be better. Physicality. It’s one thing 6-6, 220-pound Collin Johnson and 6-4, 225-pound Lil’Jordan Humphrey bring to the party. They’re larger … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 19, Kansas State 14

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In the latest episode of the Longhorns Unfiltered podcast, Cedric Golden, Brian Davis and Danny Davis break down Texas’ 19-14 win over Kansas State. The Horns improved to 4-1 for the first time since 2012 along with a 2-0 start in Big 12 play. The guys also … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: New play caller Tom Herman, Horns break the Snyder House Rules

MANHATTAN, Kan. — For the first time this season, we can assume we knew who called the plays in a Texas football. His name? Tom Herman. Final grade? ‘W.’ It’s the only letter that matters. It wasn’t pretty, but the result will go under the “Desired” list. Texas 19, Kansas State … Read More