Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Dylan Osetkowski has to wake up against Nevada

Basketball gods calling Dylan Osetkowski. Come in, Dylan Osetkowski. Texas’ junior forward has the talent to transform this up-and-down offense into something workable, but he doesn’t show up every day. That’s been the bugaboo about D.O.: The Longhorn camp just doesn’t know which one will show up from game to … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas bats silenced as Stanford rallies to even series

Shh! Don’t yell. You wouldn’t want to wake up those Texas bats. That’s how it felt at Disch-Falk Field Friday night as the previously hot Texas offense went silent against Stanford. One night after putting up 12 hits in the series opener, the Longhorns ran headlong into … Read More

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Golden: Hey Jerry, go get Texas-ex Derrick Johnson

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Many of the prospects that went through drills and interviews at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis won’t play one down in the pros. But for the ones who are fortunate enough to … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 89: Ced talks with Texas players at the NFL Combine, The Spring League CEO Brian Woods on Johnny Football

In Episode 89 of the On Second Thought podcast, Ced and Kirk discuss the upcoming NCAA Tournament for the Texas basketball teams and Ced speaks with former Texas football players Malik Jefferson, DeShon Elliott, Michael Dickson, and Holton Hill from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Also, The Spring League … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: On the final day, DeShon Elliott silences his critics at the NFL scouting combine

INDIANAPOLIS — DeShon Elliott had to leave early for the pros. Or did he? Despite a draft grade that suggested he return to Texas for his senior year, the safety called it a college career with one season of eligibility remaining. He made himself available for the NFL draft after … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Malik Jefferson embraces Combine circus, dazzles in drills

INDIANAPOLIS — Malik Jefferson came to Indianapolis to prove himself. It’s the whole reason for the annual NFL Scouting Combine, where the best college athletes come to get noticed. Take a look around humongous Indianapolis Convention Center and it’s a circus of sorts from the thousands of fans milling around … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Connor Williams helped his NFL cause at the combine, but will he be a pro tackle or guard?

INDIANAPOLIS — Connor Williams will play in the NFL. But where? We know the offensive lineman can play. We know some team is getting a high-character individual with great intelligence and the athleticism to match. What we don’t know is if Williams will play tackle, guard or even center in … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 88: Previewing Texas’ must-win vs. WVA, Clarence Hill of the Star-Telegram on the Cowboys

In Episode 88 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls give their answers to the issues facing the NCAA amid the recent Yahoo report of players accepting illegal payments. They also preview Texas’ basketball’s must-win regular-season finale against West Virginia. Also, Fort Worth Star-Telegram Cowboys writer … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Malik Jefferson’s path to an NFL destination may be settled in the span of 40 yards

Run, Malik, run. Run like the only brother in the first 10 minutes of a horror movie. Run like the wind, headlong into the first two rounds of the NFL draft. The annual NFL scouting combine is fun for football junkies but it’s also an overcooked meat market of sorts. Read More

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Golden: Let college athletes sign with agents, accept endorsements

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On paying college athletes: Shaka Smart and others like him know the current model isn’t working when it comes to college athletics. Athletes should be paid in addition to their scholarships. “The stuff … Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: After Snoop’s scoop, Young, Sims emerge as producers for Texas

Texas owes it’s still-breathing status not only to Kerwin Roach II who beat the buzzer and Oklahoma State Saturday but also to a pair of unheralded role players whose minutes have increased lately. Roach’s ‘Snoop Scoop’ saved Texas’ season for the time being but there is much work to be done, and … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 87: Malik Jefferson discusses his preparation for the NFL Combine

Former Texas Longhorn linebacker Malik Jefferson joins Ced and Kirk for Episode 87 of the On Second Thought podcast. Jefferson, an All-Big 12 selection and Butkus Award finalist, discusses his preparation for the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and the tough decision to leave school one year early to … Read More

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Golden: Don’t give up on Shaka’s squad just yet

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: Don’t give up on Shaka’s squad: Just when you thought they were dead, the Texas Longhorns kept their NCAA tourney hopes alive with a huge road win over the freefalling Oklahoma Sooners, who … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Baylor, Mulkey rule the Big 12 while Aston’s Horns aren’t yet elite

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey held court for nearly 20 minutes Monday night after yet another win over Texas. While her players soaked her pink leather jacket with water in the visiting team’s locker room after the 93-87 win gave Baylor an eighth straight Big 12 regular-season title, Texas’ Karen Aston … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 86: Texas baseball coach David Pierce, Shaka’s struggles

In Episode 86 of the On Second Thought podcast, Ced and Kirk visit with Texas baseball coach David Pierce. The Longhorns open the 2018 season Friday against Louisiana-Lafayette. The guys also examine Texas basketball teams that are headed in opposite directions. Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Twenty-six games in, more questions than answers about Texas basketball

Texas is a fractured team. With five games remaining, the Longhorns will have you believe they can win three of their final regular-season games to make it to an 8-10 league finish that’s believed in some circles to be enough to qualify for the NCAAs. The Longhorns have lost three … Read More

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Golden: ‘Special place in hell’ for people profiting off of Andrew Jones shirts

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: On Texas guard Andrew Jones’ recent Twitter videos: Texas basketball player Andrew Jones has been very active lately, from posting videos of himself shooting around to tweeting about his day to thousands … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Injury opens door, paint for Joyner Holmes

Joyner Holmes, the lane is yours. If you want it. When post Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau went down with a wrist in injury right before the half of Saturday’s win over Kansas State, Holmes, the 6-foot-3 sophomore, took her place. Caron-Goudreau brings her hard hat to work everyday but isn’t in Holmes’ … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ response to success, failure starts and ends with Shaka Smart

Texas has a toughness problem. And it has little to do with the physical. Shaka Smart’s biggest issue? His team doesn’t bring it every night. That starts with him. He has to figure out why. And in a hurry, please.  March is approaching. The Texas men (15-9, 5-6 Big 12) … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 85: Texas’ National Signing Day; Westlake’s Nick Foles, Super Bowl hero

In episode 85 of the On Second thought podcast, Ced and Kirk discuss Texas’ National Signing Day haul and break down Nick Foles’ future after his Super Bowl MVP performance. Read More