Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Schaefer is a great hire, but will we see Title IX fallout?

Chris Del Conte made a great hire. Vic Schaefer has impressive credentials after a pair of national title game appearances at Mississippi State. He represents an upgrade over the departed Karen Aston but also is a male face in a women’s program that has been led by female faces for … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: A trip down the 2006 Rose Bowl memory lane never gets old for Texas fans

ESPN went straight for the heart strings this week and America was more than happy to retake a much-traveled trip down memory lane. On Tuesday night, the Longhorn Network started a 24-hour loop of Texas’ historic 41-38 national championship game win over the Goliath that was USC at the 2006 … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 175: ESPN’s Jake Trotter: Is it all on Baker Mayfield in Cleveland?; Shaka’s back but what about Karen Aston?

Austin’s Baker Mayfield didn’t get it done with the Cleveland Browns last season and Browns beat writer Jake Trotter of ESPN.com joins Kirk and Ced to discuss why it didn’t work out and if Mayfield can turn it around. With Chris Del Conte announcing he will retain basketball coach Shaka … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 174: Brian Davis on the chances of Texas spring football being cancelled and coronavirus impact on Longhorn Foundation

Texas football-basketball beat writer Brian Davis joins On Second Thought hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden this week and dishes on how big a blow it would be if Tom Herman and his newfangled coaching staff won’t be allowed to conduct spring football practice. The guys also discuss how concerned … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 173: Broadcast legend Dick Vitale picks his national ‘champion’

ESPN broadcasting legend Dick Vitale’s name is synonymous with college basketball and March Madness. To that end,  enjoy this Awesome — with a capital A, baby — conversation with a national treasure on the latest On Second Thought podcast. In a wide-ranging interview with hosts Kirk Bohls and yours truly, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 172: ESPN’s LaPhonso Ellis on the NCAAs, Shaka and the Coronavirus fallout; Texas softball coach Mike White

In Episode 172 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down the coronavirus fallout and how the sports world will move forward. They also broach the subject with ESPN analyst LaPhonso Ellis — who gives his take on Shaka Smart’s job situation — and Texas … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: NCAA announcement banning fans is only the beginning

It had to happen. What choice did the NCAA have? President Mark Emmert made the right decision. Prudence over popularity. Safety over packed houses. 
March Madness will take on a new face, an apparition-like quality that we will hopefully one day remember as an isolated dark period in the history … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aston knows senior leadership will tell Texas’ NCAA tale

Leadership can come in several forms, and Texas will need each and every one if the Horns hope to win a game in the NCAAs for the first time since 2018. Karen Aston is short on big players, but she has enough senior leadership to make some noise in the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Amid an Augie backdrop, Texas regains its footing against Fullerton

When David Pierce replaced Augie Garrido back in the summer of 2016, one of the first calls the new Texas baseball coach received came from Cal State Fullerton’s Rick Vanderhook. Vanderhook, who played and coached under Garrido at Fullerton, had an idea up his sleeve. “The first thing I asked … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 171: Brian Davis on Shaka Smart’s resurrection: NFL Network’s Charles Davis on Texas players at the Combine

In Episode 171 of the On Second Thought podcast, American-Statesman basketball beat writer Brian Davis joins Ced and Kirk with his thoughts on the resurgence of Texas and what it means for Shaka Smart. The NFL Network’s Charles Davis discusses the combine and how wide receivers – Devin Duvernay and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Duvernay, Johnson are on different paths to the same NFL goal

Collin Johnson has to prove himself all over again. Meanwhile, his fellow Texas receiver Devin Duvernay is climbing the draft charts after an impressive showing this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Duvernay and Johnson both will be drafted in April, but the question is on what day? … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 170: Texas legend Andre Robertson on playing in the 70s: Houston Chronicle’s John McClain on the Texans, Devin Duvernay

In Episode 170 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorn legend Andre Robertson looks back on his most vivid memories — both good and bad — from being the first black Texas scholarship baseball player during the 1970s to his five years in the Major Leagues with the New York … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka has Texas still breathing ahead of Saturday’s pivotal matchup in Lubbock

Still breathing. Somehow. Don’t count out the Texas men just yet. With three games remaining in the regular season, the narrative has changed from Texas being so bad that they wouldn’t even warrant invitations to the lesser postseason tournaments to now having a pulse. Still breathing entering Saturday’s road test … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ switch to 4-3 will help Ossai get more quarterbacks

At the Alamo Bowl, Joseph Ossai gave us a glimpse of just how great he can be. And his coaches noticed. As a result, he is moving to the backfield, in a sense. The Horns need sacks, and quarterbacks reside in the backfield. If the coaches are right in moving … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 169: Texas AD Chris Del Conte addresses Shaka’s future; Baylor HC Aranda likes Baylor’s prospects

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte joins the On Second Thought podcast this week and addresses the elephant in the room that is head basketball coach Shaka Smart and his future at Texas. Del Conte also gives an update on facility construction around campus, including the new basketball arena and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ uneven performances not isolated, but systemic, under Aston

If Texas players are interested in getting head coach Karen Aston a contact extension, they have a weird way of showing it. Worse yet, there was the appearance of concession in the second quarter of Wednesday night’s loss as Iowa State players began driving to the rim for uncontested layups … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 168: Texas welcomes 7 new coaches; A.J. Abrams on Texas’ basketball shooting woes

In this week’s On Second Thought podcast, we hear from new Texas coordinators Mike Yurcich and Chris Ash on their challenges in 2020. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also discuss the newest position changes with spring football coming up. Plus, Texas hoops legend A.J. Abrams offers a possible remedy … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Jericho Sims has to get out of his own head with No. 1 Baylor in town

Jericho Sims has gone up against Kansas giant Udoka Azubuike and some other really good posts, but his biggest opponent is the guy staring back at him when he brushes his teeth each morning. The Texas junior sometimes can’t get out of his own head, and while this season has … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 167: Hookem.com’s Mike Craven on Texas signing day; Commish Oliver Luck on XFL

Hookem.com recruiting writer Mike Craven breaks down Texas’ 2020 signing class and reveals where the defensive signees rank in Tom Herman’s tenure. Also, XFL commissioner Oliver Luck previews opening weekend of the new professional football league and discusses if the league was interested in bringing in former Cleveland Browns QB … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 166: CBS’ Jim Nantz on Kobe: “We’re all just numb.”

Broadcast legend Jim Nantz joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls on this week’s On Second Thought podcast and discusses the Kobe Bryant tragedy and the upcoming Masters. Nantz  also addresses Jordan Spieth’s slump and reports that his NFL booth partner Tony Romo may be leaving him for Monday Night Football. Read More