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WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Are the 2018 Longhorns at a standstill?

Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss Longhorns after Texas win against Tulsa. Read More

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Listen: Longhorns Unfiltered Ep 2: Reaction from Texas’ win over Tulsa

The Texas Longhorns led big at the half against Tulsa but had to hold on late for a 28-21 win. Cedric Golden, Brian Davis, and Brian Davis give their postgame reactions to the win and answer what it means to the Horns leading into their big matchup against USC Saturday. Read More

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Golden: Tom Herman is happy, but Texas’ win over Tulsa gave us questions, not answers

The name of the game is winning. But it was Tulsa. The Horns successfully put that Maryland experience in the rear view. But it was Tulsa.   Tom Herman’s status as a .500 coach at Texas thankfully lasted just one week. Because it was Tulsa. OK, Saturday night’s 28-21 … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 109: Texas’ desperation level pre-Tulsa, DMN’s Kevin Sherrington on the Dallas Cowboys, Aggies

In Episode 109 of the On Second Thought podcast, Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington addresses Dallas’ attempts to trade for Texas ex Earl Thomas and gives his take on the state of Texas football. Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden assess the desperation level on the Forty Acres entering … Read More

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Golden: It would make no sense for Tom Herman to bench starting QB Sam Ehlinger

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: On why Tom Herman can’t bench starting QB Sam Ehlinger: Tom Herman threw his full support behind his starting quarterback while wearing different hats during his Monday media availability: head coach, … Read More

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Longhorns Unfiltered podcast Ep 1: Maryland 34, Texas 29

Columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls join beat writers Brian Davis and Danny Davis to discuss what just happened in Landover. It’s a brand new sports podcast: Longhorns Unfiltered.   … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ defense will need to play at an elite level in 2018 to get some wins

LANDOVER, Md. — Bad start. Horrible ending. Here’s the worst part of becoming only the fifth FBS team to lose to Maryland since October 2016: For the Texas Longhorns to be better than they were last year, the defense will have to play close to perfect because this offense just … Read More

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Golden: Longhorns wake up with big second quarter

LANDOVER, Md. — “What was that?” It’s what Longhorn Nation had to be asking about 20 minutes in against Maryland. The 2018 college football season had started and the Texas Longhorns took a while to get off the team bus. Take away a nice 39-yard touchdown connection … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Will his Longhorns wake up and soar in Year 2 of Tom Herman?

Want to know why that Texas Bowl win over Missouri was so big for Tom Herman? There are several reasons, among them the intense desire to rid the program of the stench of three straight losing seasons, unprecedented in the modern era of Texas football. “The team came back from the bowl … Read More

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Golden: I hope Tom Herman’s right when he says his team is prepared for Maryland

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On what to expect Saturday versus Maryland: There’s something about a new Texas football season that gets the hype machine up and rolling. The Longhorns, ranked No. 23 in the Associated Press’ preseason … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas players are facing The Wall as they battle August’s streaking temperatures

It has already shown its sturdiest to several Texas incomers who have unknowingly run headlong into an opponent much more formidable than any teammate. Some will take awhile to recover. Others will fall by the wayside. More will follow. And for a more experienced crew of old heads on the … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 106: Brian Davis on Texas football’s camp concerns, Kevin Lyttle on MLS to Austin

In Episode 106 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas beat writer Brian Davis joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss his biggest concerns surrounding Texas football with the season opener coming up against Maryland on August 30. Plus he gives us a glimpse of what’s going on … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Chris Nelson eager to step into Poona Ford’s shoes at noseguard

Chris Nelson had never played in a bowl game and was a few days from the postseason last December when the football gods dealt him a tough blow. It was a basic run drill and the junior defensive tackle was doing his thing — occupying blockers to free up other … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 105: SI writer Ben Reiter on his new book ‘Astroball,’ Ced and Kirk preview Texas fall camp

In Episode 105 of the On Second Thought podcast, Sports Illustrated senior writer Ben Reiter discusses his book Astroball: The New Way to Win It and how he correctly predicted in 2014 that the Houston Astros would win the 2017 World Series. Also, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden  break down … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: Encore? No. 4 Georgia eager to erase the memory of last year’s CFP overtime loss

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More

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Golden: Tim Beck could become a play-calling monster in his second season as OC

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On whether OC Tim Beck will have success in 2018: Tom Herman isn’t ready to tell us if he will be calling plays this fall. Come on, Tom. Spill los frijoles. We can … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 104: DeShon Elliott calls out Texas coaching staff, Big 12 Media Days review

Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden discuss the latest drama surrounding the Texas football program after former Longhorn defensive back DeShon Elliott’s tweets on Wednesday. Also, the guys recap their visit to Frisco at Big 12 Media Days. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Oklahoma State’s Gundy has survived so long in the Big 12 for a reason

FRISCO — Mike Gundy wins. Doesn’t matter the year, the competition, or the temperature in Stillwater. The wins come with regularity at Oklahoma State. So do the storms, but he survives them and moves on through his coaching life. The skin was tan and the mullet was finely coiffed on … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Can TCU’s Shawn Robinson become the Big 12’s next big breakout star at quarterback?

FRISCO — Will the next great Big 12 quarterback please stand up? For the first time in quite some time, there is a lack of elite signal callers in the college football league that has helped build its offensive reputation on the arms of stars like Vince Young, Sam Bradford, … Read More

Our 10th annual Top 25 countdown: For No. 18-ranked Broncos, the sky is the limit in Boise

Sure, it’s July. But it’s never too early to talk college football. Here’s your daily fix — our annual countdown of the preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists were ranked Nos. 1, 5, 8 and 14 on our 2017 list. Our … Read More