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On Second Thought Ep. 178: Texas ex Quandre Diggs: My time at Texas and why the Lions traded me

If you enjoy unbridled honesty and candor, then this week’s On Second Thought podcast is just for you. Texas ex Quandre Diggs breaks down what led to his shocking midseason trade from the Detroit Lions to the Seattle Seahawks last season, why the Horns didn’t win big during his stay … Read More

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LISTEN: On Second Thought Ep 177: Tom Herman: “There will be football played.”

Tom Herman told On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls that there will be a college football season. Of course, no one knows when in our current climate. In a wide-ranging interview, the Texas football coach also addressed his charitable pursuits with wife Michelle and quarterback … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls, Golden: Sizing up Texas’ new staff, issues for 2020

American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden interviewed Texas football coach Tom Herman on Wednesday for their “On Second Thought” podcast. They weigh in on several key UT football topics: Do you agree with Tom Herman, that there will be a 2020 season? Bohls: … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 176: New UT women’s hoops coach Vic Schaefer: ‘Why I took the job’

New Texas women’s basketball coach Vic Schaefer explains why he left MIssissippi State for Austin, his friendly but heated rivalry with former boss and longtime buddy Gary Blair at Texas A&M and the challenge awaiting him at Texas. Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden also break down Mike Gundy’s comments … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Amid virus concerns, Texas exes are embracing their new workout regimens

Sports may be in a holding pattern, but the responsibilities that come with being a big-time athlete still remain. There are two only types of shape — in and out — and excuses aren’t viewed very highly at the elite level of the games we love. So the work has to … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Schaefer is a great hire, but will we see Title IX fallout?

Chris Del Conte made a great hire. Vic Schaefer has impressive credentials after a pair of national title game appearances at Mississippi State. He represents an upgrade over the departed Karen Aston but also is a male face in a women’s program that has been led by female faces for … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: A trip down the 2006 Rose Bowl memory lane never gets old for Texas fans

ESPN went straight for the heart strings this week and America was more than happy to retake a much-traveled trip down memory lane. On Tuesday night, the Longhorn Network started a 24-hour loop of Texas’ historic 41-38 national championship game win over the Goliath that was USC at the 2006 … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 175: ESPN’s Jake Trotter: Is it all on Baker Mayfield in Cleveland?; Shaka’s back but what about Karen Aston?

Austin’s Baker Mayfield didn’t get it done with the Cleveland Browns last season and Browns beat writer Jake Trotter of ESPN.com joins Kirk and Ced to discuss why it didn’t work out and if Mayfield can turn it around. With Chris Del Conte announcing he will retain basketball coach Shaka … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 174: Brian Davis on the chances of Texas spring football being cancelled and coronavirus impact on Longhorn Foundation

Texas football-basketball beat writer Brian Davis joins On Second Thought hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden this week and dishes on how big a blow it would be if Tom Herman and his newfangled coaching staff won’t be allowed to conduct spring football practice. The guys also discuss how concerned … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 173: Broadcast legend Dick Vitale picks his national ‘champion’

ESPN broadcasting legend Dick Vitale’s name is synonymous with college basketball and March Madness. To that end,  enjoy this Awesome — with a capital A, baby — conversation with a national treasure on the latest On Second Thought podcast. In a wide-ranging interview with hosts Kirk Bohls and yours truly, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 172: ESPN’s LaPhonso Ellis on the NCAAs, Shaka and the Coronavirus fallout; Texas softball coach Mike White

In Episode 172 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down the coronavirus fallout and how the sports world will move forward. They also broach the subject with ESPN analyst LaPhonso Ellis — who gives his take on Shaka Smart’s job situation — and Texas … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: NCAA announcement banning fans is only the beginning

It had to happen. What choice did the NCAA have? President Mark Emmert made the right decision. Prudence over popularity. Safety over packed houses. 
March Madness will take on a new face, an apparition-like quality that we will hopefully one day remember as an isolated dark period in the history … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aston knows senior leadership will tell Texas’ NCAA tale

Leadership can come in several forms, and Texas will need each and every one if the Horns hope to win a game in the NCAAs for the first time since 2018. Karen Aston is short on big players, but she has enough senior leadership to make some noise in the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Amid an Augie backdrop, Texas regains its footing against Fullerton

When David Pierce replaced Augie Garrido back in the summer of 2016, one of the first calls the new Texas baseball coach received came from Cal State Fullerton’s Rick Vanderhook. Vanderhook, who played and coached under Garrido at Fullerton, had an idea up his sleeve. “The first thing I asked … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 171: Brian Davis on Shaka Smart’s resurrection: NFL Network’s Charles Davis on Texas players at the Combine

In Episode 171 of the On Second Thought podcast, American-Statesman basketball beat writer Brian Davis joins Ced and Kirk with his thoughts on the resurgence of Texas and what it means for Shaka Smart. The NFL Network’s Charles Davis discusses the combine and how wide receivers – Devin Duvernay and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Duvernay, Johnson are on different paths to the same NFL goal

Collin Johnson has to prove himself all over again. Meanwhile, his fellow Texas receiver Devin Duvernay is climbing the draft charts after an impressive showing this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Duvernay and Johnson both will be drafted in April, but the question is on what day? … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 170: Texas legend Andre Robertson on playing in the 70s: Houston Chronicle’s John McClain on the Texans, Devin Duvernay

In Episode 170 of the On Second Thought podcast, Longhorn legend Andre Robertson looks back on his most vivid memories — both good and bad — from being the first black Texas scholarship baseball player during the 1970s to his five years in the Major Leagues with the New York … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Shaka has Texas still breathing ahead of Saturday’s pivotal matchup in Lubbock

Still breathing. Somehow. Don’t count out the Texas men just yet. With three games remaining in the regular season, the narrative has changed from Texas being so bad that they wouldn’t even warrant invitations to the lesser postseason tournaments to now having a pulse. Still breathing entering Saturday’s road test … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ switch to 4-3 will help Ossai get more quarterbacks

At the Alamo Bowl, Joseph Ossai gave us a glimpse of just how great he can be. And his coaches noticed. As a result, he is moving to the backfield, in a sense. The Horns need sacks, and quarterbacks reside in the backfield. If the coaches are right in moving … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 169: Texas AD Chris Del Conte addresses Shaka’s future; Baylor HC Aranda likes Baylor’s prospects

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte joins the On Second Thought podcast this week and addresses the elephant in the room that is head basketball coach Shaka Smart and his future at Texas. Del Conte also gives an update on facility construction around campus, including the new basketball arena and … Read More