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

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Golden: Georgia RB Holyfield, just like champion dad, has been the real deal

NEW ORLEANS — Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield is listed at 215 pounds, but it might as well be 400 for those who have witnessed him attack a set of weights. Just like his father, boxing legend Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield, the junior has few peers in the strength department. Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Sugar Bowl could be the last Longhorns, Ehlinger see of Collin-Lil’Jordan combo

NEW ORLEANS — In the Motown Classic “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” Temptations lead singer David Ruffin speaks of being willing to do anything to keep his woman by his side. Ruffin was born in Whynot, Miss., a few hours north of the Big Easy, where Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Watson proves transfer rules work, but players still need more power

NEW ORLEANS — Let the players decide. Their futures are their business. College football is a billion-dollar industry and the people fans pay to see aren’t the schools, coaches, athletic directors, television networks and administrators that get to share in those revenues. They pay to see the talent. That talent … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep: 120 AJC’s Mark Bradley answers: Will Georgia be down in Sugar Bowl vs underdog Texas?

How much did the tough loss to Alabama in the SEC title game affect the Georgia Bulldogs? Has the door opened for the underdog Texas Longhorns to pull a Sugar Bowl upset. Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist gives his perspective from the other side of the fence on this week’s On Second … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: ‘We won’t disappoint the fans again,’ says Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, channeling his inner Tebow

ARLINGTON — For the first time all day, Sam Ehlinger nearly lost his composure. It certainly didn’t come on the field, where he staked an unofficial claim to 2019 first-team all-conference quarterback honors with another sparkling performance against the Oklahoma Sooners.  No, this came in the post-game presser where Ehlinger … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered podcast: Oklahoma tops Texas 39-27 for Big 12 title

ARLINGTON — Get immediate reaction from Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Danny Davis and Brian Davis on Texas’ 39-27 loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game. The Longhorns dropped to 9-4 on the season. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas seniors know a sweep of Oklahoma will cement this program’s turnaround

The Texas senior class has been through a Depression Era of sorts. They may have eaten well in their first two years on campus, but the football rations were minimal. A pair of 5-7 seasons with no bowl appearances to start a college career doesn’t exactly add up to food … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 119: ABC’s Todd Blackledge and coaching legend Barry Switzer on Texas-Oklahoma

In Episode 119 of the On Second Thought podcast, ABC color analyst Todd Blackledge gives his take on Saturday’s Big 12 title clash between Texas and Oklahoma while coaching legend Barry Switzer breaks down Lincoln Riley’s coaching style and the problems with the Oklahoma defense. Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 24, Iowa State 10

Get immediate reaction from writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Brian Davis, and Danny Davis from Texas’ 24-10 win over Iowa State. Behind some quality backup play from QB Shane Buechele, the Horns improved to 8-3 overall and 6-2 in Big 12 and can qualify for the Big 12 title … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: If Shane Buechele gets extended duty at Kansas, Texas should be just fine

Shane Buechele could have left for greener pastures. He lost his starting job to a younger teammate in August and was looking at holding a clipboard for the final two years of his college career. Yet he stayed. Why? “Because of my teammates,” Buechele said after Saturday night’s 24-10 win … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 118: Brian Davis on Texas-Iowa State, Houston Chronicle’s John McClain on surging Texans

In Episode 118 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas beat writer Brian Davis breaks down the upcoming Iowa State game and gives his picks for First Team All-Big 12. Plus, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden find out from Houston Chronicle writer John McClain why the Houston Texans are one … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas freshman Jaxson Hayes is flying high, but what of Jericho Sims’ slow start?

Three games into the season, the Texas men are getting nice production from high-flying freshman forward Jaxson Hayes. Hayes says he has toughened up his game by going up against forwards Jericho Sims, Dylan Osetkowski and Royce Hamm during the offseason. Sims was his toughest matchup. “Jericho really dominated me … Read More

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

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

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