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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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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

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Golden: His first Texas-OU game is an early Red River gut check for Chris Ash

It’s gut check time, Chris Ash. Texas’ new defensive coordinator came here with a tough-minded reputation and the hope of turning around a run of historically bad defenses. “His rugby tackling style will plug the holes on that side of the ball and toughen up some talented players seeking new … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 195: Oklahoman columnists Berry Tramel and Jenni Carlson on Texas-Oklahoma

Saturday’s renewal of the Red River rivalry between Texas and Oklahoma will have a different feel with both teams struggling and only 24,000 expected to attend due to coronavirus concerns. So who will win it? Statesman columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls conduct a great roundtable discussion with … Read More

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Golden: Texas gave away the chance for a Big 12 takeover with OU looming

 Texas gave it away on Saturday, and just like that, last week’s miracle on the South Plains has taken on lesser significance. In tennis, it’s called solidifying the break. When you win a game on an opponent’s serve, … Read More

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Longhorns Unfiltered: TCU 33, Texas 31

American-Statesman writers Brian Davis, Cedric Golden, Danny Davis and Kirk Bohls break down Texas’ 33-31 loss to TCU Saturday. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 194: Texas ex Rod Babers addresses Texas’ tackling issues; Cowboys, Texans previews

Will the Texas Longhorns be able to fix those tackling problems that nearly got them beat at Texas Tech? Longhorn legend Rod Babers of 104.9 The Horn joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week’s On Second Thought podcast to provide some perspective on Chris Ash’s defense with … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 193: Tech coach Matt Wells on preparing for Texas; Legend Eric Metcalf on the Hall of Fame

The Texas Longhorns play Texas Tech in their road game of the season and Tech head coach Matt Wells joins the On Second Thought podcast to discuss Saturday’s game, how his team is overcoming some previous coronavirus outbreaks and what it will take to build a winning culture in Lubbock. Read More

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Golden: Texas Tech’s stadium at 25% is still a waiting beehive for visiting Horns

Texas Tech’s Jones AT&T Stadium is usually filled to capacity when it comes to the Texas Longhorns coming to town, but Saturday will be different. Instead of 60,000-plus lobbing insults and frozen tortillas at the visitors, Tech’s stadium will be at 25% capacity for games this season, including Saturday’s matchup … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 192: Texas enters bye week, Big Ten returns; John McClain on Texans

How will the Texas Longhorns come out of the bye week and next week as far as dealing with the challenges that come with maintaining their great handling of the coronavirus thus far? Who stood out in the 59-3 season-opening win over UTEP? Why did the Big Ten and Pac-12 … Read More

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Golden: Big 12 favorites Texas and Oklahoma saved a sloppy Big 12 on opening weekend

 You have read it here before, but the Big 12 is always at its best when its two biggest dogs are barking the loudest. Texas and Oklahoma will meet twice this season, once on Oct. 10 at a … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered: Postgame reaction from Texas’ 59-3 win over UTEP

In the first Longhorns UnFiltered podcast of the 2020 season, Statesman beat writers Danny Davis and  Brian Davis join columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and give their take on Texas’ 59-3 opening win over UTEP at Royal-Memorial. The guys discuss Sam Ehlinger’s record-setting passing performance,  the stout Texas defense … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 191: Is this the year the Horns break OU’s Big 12 stranglehold?; Cowboys voice Brad Sham

Will the Texas Longhorns finally unseat Oklahoma atop the Big 12 and win its first league title in 10 seasons? Who is the most important player on this team not named Sam Ehlinger? What is the expected reaction to Longhorn legend Earl Campbell’s take on the Eyes pf … Read More

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Golden: In my crystal ball, I see Texas … winning the Big 12? Let’s go game by game

It’s Texas’ best chance. A Big 12 title chance will be there at the end and the Horns have enough experience to navigate through the most unique of seasons. Coaches would never attempt to predict where a team might end up, but since I own an Apple Macbook Pro, why … Read More

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Golden: Texas should keep the stands empty for its opener

In this week’s Golden Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: It was a really smart move by the Texas administration to not allow tailgating before the Sept. 12 opener against UTEP. It was even smarter to keep the band away, though that … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 190: ESPN’s Greg McElroy on college football vs. COVID, Texas State coach Jake Spavital on the opener vs. SMU

ESPN college football commentator Greg McElroy headlines a jam-packed On Second Thought podcast this week and answers a very important question: would he have played football during a national pandemic a decade ago at Alabama? He also breaks down the storylines surrounding this upcoming season in college football, including his … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 189: ESPN’s Paul Finebaum on possible fallout from playing a college football season; NBA cancels games; Earl Thomas to Dallas?

ESPN broadcast personality Paul Finebaum joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast and projects what to expect from the Power Five split regarding the decision made in the ACC, SEC and Big 12 to play football this fall. Kirk and Ced also discuss the NBA players’ decision to not play … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 188: Will Sam Ehlinger play in the spring if the fall season is canceled?

Would Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger play in the spring if the fall football season got canceled or would he opt out and prepare for the upcoming NFL draft? On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls engaged in a spirited debate on just that subject on this week’s … Read More