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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 27, Baylor 16

In this week’s Longhorns Unfiltered postgame podcast, Statesman sportswriters Danny Davis, Brian Davis, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden explain how Texas pulled off a 27-16 win over Baylor to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12.  … Read More

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Golden: Finally, some defense from the Horns in Texas’ win over Baylor

Texas won a football game. That’s the first time we’ve uttered those words in nearly a month. And the Horns won on Saturday because of their defense. That’s the first time we’ve uttered those words since … well, let’s just say it’s been a while.   … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 197: Sicem365’s David Smoak on Baylor, Stadium Network’s Brett McMurphy on Urban Meyer

With the controversy surrounding the Eyes of Texas dominating the headlines, the 2-2 Texas Longhorns entertain the 1-1 Baylor Bears on Saturday in a matchup of college roommates turned coaches Dave Aranda and Tom Herman. Sicem365 host David Smoak joins On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls … Read More

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Golden: As reunion approaches, former teammates Herman, Aranda dealing with non-football issues, too

Before they became household names as coaches, Tom Herman and Dave Aranda were a couple of freewheeling college football players at tiny California Lutheran University in Southern California 25 years ago. Aranda, now the first-year head coach at Baylor, was a bruising linebacker who first met Herman, in his fourth … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 196: ESPN’s Heather Dinich on college football and the pandemic; Clarence Hill on Cowboys post-Dak

ESPN senior writer Heather Dinich joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast and gives her take on college football survival chances during a global pandemic, the return of the Big Ten and how the struggling Texas Longhorns are perceived on a national level. Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Sam Ehlinger’s legacy at Texas takes a hit with his 1-4 career record vs. Sooners

DALLAS — Legacy is a tricky word. There is a subjectivity about it that can skew the meaning of the discussion, and in Sam Ehlinger’s case, just like any Texas quarterback, it will usually come down to how he fared against Oklahoma. After Saturday’s 53-45 quadruple overtime loss, the Texas … Read More