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

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On Second Thought Ep 103: A look back on the success and failure of Texas athletics for 2017-18

Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden examine the last school year’s successes and failures for the Texas Longhorns in Episode 103 of their “On Second Thought” podcast. They also make their predictions for the upcoming Big 12 football race as well as the future homes of NBA stars LeBron James and … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 102: Texas coach David Pierce on CWS journey; Craig Way, voice of the Longhorns

It’s a jam-packed episode 101 of the On Second Thought podcast as Texas baseball coach discusses his team’s journey to the College World Series and its first-round matchup with Arkansas while Craig Way, the longtime radio voice of the Longhorns, gives his take on Texas’ chances in Omaha along with … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ Kody Clemens made Tennessee Tech pay for pitching to him. Again.

Note to the pitchers in Omaha: Beware. Kody Clemens is coming. It’s been a simple script for the Texas Longhorns this season: Get solid pitching and ride the Clemens wave offensively. Tennessee Tech found out the hard way. Pitch to Clemens. Suffer. Lose. Texas 5, Tennessee Tech 2. Clemens supplied … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: A good Austin super regional is better with emotion from both Texas, Tennessee Tech

Texas and Tennessee Tech just met a few days ago, but it didn’t take long for sparks to fly. The Hatfields met the McCoys. When there’s a College World Series berth on the line, it makes no sense to waste time with pleasantries. The Longhorns and Golden Eagles aren’t exactly … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Tennessee Tech is a real problem now, Texas

It’s one thing to walk into a hostile road environment with 52 wins. It’s more impressive to live that record. The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles are as good as advertised, and the Texas Longhorns, who rolled through the Austin Regional unscathed, just got hit in the mouth. Say hello to … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 101: Texas coach David Pierce, Tenn. Tech coach Matt Bragga on super regional

In Episode 101 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls chat with Texas baseball coach David Pierce and Tennessee Tech’s Matt Bragga, whose teams meet this weekend in the Austin super regional with the winner advancing to the College World Series. Read More

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Golden: How about Rice’s legendary Wayne Graham joining David Pierce’s coaching staff?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On legendary Rice baseball coach Wayne Graham: We ran into legendary Rice coach Wayne Graham in the elevator Sunday night following Texas’ NCAA regional win over Indiana at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Pierce a first timer in NCAA regional winner’s circle

I haven’t seen David Pierce’s contract but I’m guessing there wasn’t any language in there about getting fired if he didn’t win in the postseason. That sort of thing is just assumed when it comes to Texas baseball. There’s a reason the program has only had three coaches in the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aggies on the brink. Will we see a Texas rematch?

“S-E-C!! S-E-C!!” The chants rained down from the stands in the top of the eighth inning Saturday night. Only this time, it came from the lungs of Big 12 fans. Kody Clemens’ routine infield pop fell harmfully to the turf — in between three dumbfounded Texas A&M infielders — prompting … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Aggies’ hot hand smothers Hoosiers

Rule No. 1 of regional tournament play: Save those arms. A pitcher who can give his team a quality start in the first game can instantly become the most popular guy in the clubhouse. Check that box for Texas A&M sophomore left-hander John Doxakis, who had no problems in that … Read More