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On Second Thought Ep 127: Texas TE Andrew Beck on why he moved to Vegas, UT Hoops preview

In Episode 127 of the On Second Thought podcast, former Texas tight Andrew Beck discusses his Pro Timing Day preparation and reveals why he moved to Las Vegas to train. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls abreak down the NCAA Tourney status of the Texas basketball team, which plays at … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Too much fizzle, not enough sizzle for the Texas women

It’s not how you start. Texas didn’t finish. When you’re up 14 points at the house in the second half, it’s supposed to be a win, but the Longhorns were much more fizzle than sizzle on Sunday for the most important part of a crucial Big 12 test. Kansas State … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Longhorns Andrew Beck, Chris Nelson are using their NFL combine snubs as fuel

Get to the league. That’s the goal. For newly graduated Texas players Chris Nelson and Andrew Beck, their journey to the NFL may not come with the perks of some higher-profile teammates, but they are putting in the necessary work to make that dream happen. Both went through two years … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 126: Can Texas hoops make the NCAAs? Did Kyler Murray make the right decision?

In Episode 126 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down the road facing the Texas Longhorns after the failed upset bid of Kansas State. They also discuss Kyler Murray’s viability as an NFL first round draft pick and which Texas players could wow … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Longhorns going nowhere unless seniors Roach and Osetkowski lead

The Texas Longhorns can scrap, claw and battle all they want but their fate will ultimately rest on the performances of the most experienced players on the roster. To steal a line from athletic director Chris Del Conte, seniors Kerwin Roach II and Dylan Osetkowski are the OGs on this … Read More

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Golden: Are the cards falling just fine for Shaka’s group?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Can Horns keep it up? Shaka Smart would have said his team would be better than four games over .500 through 24 games had you asked him before the season, but now that … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With signee Brown questionable, Herman still high on Texas’ running backs

Life is bigger than football. And Tom Herman had the perfect tone Wednesday when he addressed the media on what was left of national signing day. Running back Derrian Brown, a four-star signee from Georgia, underwent surgery last week back home to remove a blood clot in his brain. Herman … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 125: Hookem.com recruiting guru Mike Craven rates Longhorns, Aggies NSD success

In Episode 125 of the On Second Thought podcast, Hookem.com recruiting guru Mike Craven breaks down recruiting for the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies from National Signing Day. Also, Kirk and Ced put a bow on the NFL season and look ahead to 2019. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas women should be elevated after tight loss to top-ranked Baylor

The Texas women aren’t on Baylor’s level, but for one quarter Monday night, Karen Aston’s Longhorns outplayed a team that’s expected to be in the national title mix. One might say Texas put a slight scare into the nation’s top-ranked team. Well, at least enough of a scare to make … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 124: Is Texas hoops back after KU win? Tennessee coach Rick Barnes on Vols’ resurgence

Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the significance of Texas’ win over Kansas and its effect on embattled coach Shaka Smart in Episode 124 of the On Second Thought podcast. Former Texas coach Rick Barnes, now heading the top-ranked Tennessee Volunteers, talks about his current team and a chance … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: After a gut-check win over Kansas, the Texas men must prove themselves again

Prove it again, Texas. Go win at Iowa State on Saturday. That should be the mantra of Shaka Smart’s crew. The Horns saved their season with Tuesday’s 73-63 win over No. 7 Kansas, but so much work remains. Smart’s seat may have cooled a bit but some toe stubs from … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 123: Texas A&M coaching legend R.C. Slocum on the challenges of CFP panel

Texas A&M coaching legend R.C. Slocum, a new addition to the College Football Playoff selection committee, joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for Episode 123 of the On Second Thought podcast. Slocum answers the question: what if Texas was No.5 in the CFP rankings? Would he pull the trigger and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Del Conte: Texas-Texas A&M game not a question of “if but when”

When University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves sat down with Texas A&M President  Michael K. Young last week at the American-Statesman, a myriad topics were discussed. But we who follow sports were most excited about the possible resumption of a college football rivalry that’s been dormant for seven years … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Despite preseason setbacks, Texas women churning along

All things considered, Texas is having a good year in women’s hoops. Even if it’s never easy. The preseason brought the news of incoming McDonald’s All-American Sedona Prince going down with a broken leg while playing international ball in Mexico City. Then explosive senior guard Lashann Higgs, who was handed … Read More

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On Second Thought, Ep 122: Brian Davis on Shaka’s struggles; FOX’s Charles Davis on Kingsbury’s hire, young NFL QBs

In a jam-packed Episode 122 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorns beat writer Brian Davis and hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss what ails Texas basketball lately and if it is beyond repair. They also break down the controversy surrounding the NCAA’s transfer rule. FOX NFL color analyst Charles … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With Kansas looming, Shaka, Longhorns must figure it out — and fast

Shaka Smart isn’t about to angrily throw a chair across the court, a la Bobby Knight. He won’t bang his fist on the table and storm out of a postgame press conference, a la the late NFL coach Dennis Green. He won’t even torture the media with monotone one-word answers … Read More

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On Second Thought, Ep. 121: After Sugar Bowl win, will the Longhorns crack preseason Top 10? Plus Dallas Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham

In Episode 121 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls examine Texas’ chances of improving upon a huge season in 2019. Also, Dallas Cowboys play by play voice Brad Sham explains why the Cowboys have a good chance to upset the Los Angeles Rams in … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered: Texas Longhorns top Georgia 28-21 to win Sugar Bowl

NEW ORLEANS — Statesman writers Danny Davis, Brian Davis, Kirk Bohls and host Cedric Golden react to Texas’ 28-21 win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. The Horns finished the season at 10-4 with their biggest bowl win since topping Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl to end the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Sam Ehlinger channels Vince Young after Sugar Bowl win — “We’re baaaack!”

NEW ORLEANS —  Remember when Vince Young led Texas to that first Rose Bowl win over Michigan? That game’s most outstanding player stood on the podium next to head coach Mack Brown and told Texas fans and a national television audience, “We’ll be back.” Texas returned a year later and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas bears the weight of the Big 12’s reputation

Texas, the Big 12 needs you. You can shut down the Big 12’s critics with one dazzling New Year’s Day performance against an elite opponent. Beating No. 5 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl will be anything but a snap in the Big Easy, but the Horns have to at the … Read More