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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

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: This Power Five rift will go beyond the 2020 football season

The Power Five doesn’t feel as powerful as it did a couple of weeks ago. There’s division at play. And for some, no football. The Big 12, SEC, Big Ten, PAC-12 and ACC have historically represented a strong, united public face in major matters that have defined their sports — … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

How will the Big 12, SEC and ACC get through a football season?

No football for the Big Ten and Pac-12 this fall. Pigskin season is still a go for the Big 12, SEC and ACC. American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden weigh in on this week’s version of college football for 2020. 1. Are the Big 12, SEC and ACC smart … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 187: Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel on the Big 12 playing football in 2020

On the heels of the Big 12’s huge announcement that will it play football this fall, Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel joins Statesman columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls on this week’s On Second Thought podcast. The Big Ten and Pac-12 voted to move to move football to the spring … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden’s nuggets: The loss of college football would hurt everyone, even those who cover it

For anyone who thinks most sports writers are rooting for a cancellation of the 2020 college football season to prolong the coronavirus discussion, please seek professional help. In short, it’s a misguided, dumb take predicated by an unfortunate few looking to group us all in one huge, bubble. Unlike more … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 186: Brian Davis on Texas football’s plans for the 2020 season; Mike Finger on the Spurs

College football is forging ahead with its plans for the 2020 season amid coronavirus concerns and Longhorn beat writer Brian Davis joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast to discuss the latest developments on the Forty Acres, including Chris Del Conte’s plea for donations and the football team’s early success … Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No CFP! TWO losses! What’s wrong with No. 3 Alabama?

The college football season is less than two months away. Right? As it approaches with question marks, our 12th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff, breaks down who we think are the top teams in the country. Last year’s eventual College … Read More

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On Second Thought Episode 185: CBS Sports columnist Dennis Dodd on the likelihood of a college football season

As college football conferences make preparations for the fall, the biggest question of the summer has to be if the sport will actually happen. CBS Sports national columnist Dennis Dodd joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden for this week’s On Second Thought podcast and breaks down the likelihood of a … Read More

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Golden: The song remains the same, but Texas’ changes are tremendous

In this week’s Golden Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Positive changes at Texas last week Go on vacation and big news happens. Such is life, but when something affects future generations, it must be examined, even if it’s a week old. Read More

Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No. 14 Texas A&M, Mond still trying to figure out how to put it all together

The 2020 college football season is two months away. Right? As it approaches with question marks, our 12th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25, as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff, breaks down who we think are the top teams in the country. Last year’s eventual College Football … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep: 184: Texas ex linebacker Brian Jones on why Texas should keep ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Former Texas linebacker Brian Jones wrote a passionate story recently about the debate surrounding the Eyes of Texas and presented an interesting case for keeping the longtime school anthem. Jones, a college football studio analyst for CBS Sports, joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week’s On Second … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Could we envision Texas sports without ‘The Eyes?’

“The Eyes of Texas” won’t go quietly even if it doesn’t represent the same message to all who sing it. Some have proudly yelled its lyrics to the high heavens before and after sporting contests, at weddings, graduations, parties and in the privacy of their own homes. And up until … Read More

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LISTEN: On Second Thought Ep. 183: Horns prepare for football return amid safety concerns: Westlake’s Tyler Campbell on fatherhood, race relations, Drew Brees

In this week’s On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls weigh the risks involved in returning to the football field and the sport’s viability for the fall. Amid safety concerns involving COVID-19, the Texas athletic department handed out a 19-page manual to its football players and their families … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 182: DMN’s Kevin Sherrington on the NBA, MLB’s struggles, COVID-19 and Dak’s contract

Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington breaks down the latest on the upcoming NBA playoffs, MLB’s financial squabbles and the situation surrounding Dak Prescott’s contract negotiations with the Dallas Cowboys. He also chats about candidates for the next class of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame with fellow voters Cedric … Read More

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Golden: Andrew Jones, other athletes should speak up on social injustice and not ‘stick to sports’

In this week’s Golden Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has earned the right to speak out on social injustice. Easily one of the most inspirational people I’ve ever come across in a quarter … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Selvin Young meets challenges in the business world just like he did at Texas

Selvin Young was a self-made college football player who, just like his more famous Texas teammate with the same surname, grew up in humble surroundings in Houston before arriving in Austin. Fourteen years after the biggest game of his life, Young has matured into a self-made man, an entrepreneur who … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 181: Texas ex Selvin Young on the 2006 Rose Bowl and building a business post-football

On this week’s On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden debate if the sports world should take a more cautious approach in returning amid the pandemic and how much they would pay Cowboys QB Dak Prescott. Also, former Texas running back Selvin Young talks about the history-making … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Before she pitches in the Olympics in 2021, a new league in 2020 for Cat Osterman

When Cat Osterman was informed the Summer Olympics were being pushed back to 2021, the softball legend had no plans of sitting around for a year. In true Osterman fashion, she found a way to get back on the field. Osterman will pitch this summer, but not for Team USA. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 180: MLB.com’s Richard Justice: Sixty percent chance of baseball in July

In Episode 180 of the On Second Thought podcast, MLB.com columnist Richard Justice tells hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls why there’s a 60 percent chance we will see Major League baseball soon. He also dishes on the labor negotiations between owners and players and the PR problems that … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 179: Chicago Bulls TV voice Tom Dore: ‘I gambled with Michael Jordan’

You have to tune in this week for Episode 179 of the On Second Thought podcast as longtime Chicago Bulls television voice Tom Dore goes unplugged on his days with Michael and the Jordanaires. Dore, who had a front-seat during Chicago’s two three-peats, dishes on his off-the-court adventures with … Read More