Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas signed just one running back — Carthage’s Keaontay Ingram will show us why

A great running back can cure a lot that ails an offense. Just ask 2016 Doak Walker Award winner D’Onta Foreman, whose 2,028 yards in 11 games carried the Texas offense to respectability two seasons ago. With Foreman gone last season, the Horns rushed for 2,174 yards as a team … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 84: Mike Craven on the Texas 2018 recruiting class; Super Bowl preview

Hookem.com recruiting writer Mike Craven breaks down Texas’ 2018 recruiting class before Wednesday’s National Signing Day in Episode 84 of the On Second Thought podcast. Plus, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls preview Super Bowl LII and discuss if New England’s dominance is good or bad for the NFL. Read More

Bevo Beat

Golden: Now that the college game has ‘slowed down’ for him, enjoy Mo Bamba while you can

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: Enjoy Mo Bamba while you can What we’ve witnessed over the last 10 games is a sneak preview of what Mo Bamba will be doing for millions on the next level. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Joyner Holmes in the paint is a better fit for Texas

Joyner Holmes is listed as a sophomore guard-forward on the Texas roster. It’s time to take ‘guard’ out of her job description. Karen Aston has plenty of guards at her disposal and most of them are pretty adept at knocking down jump shots, which isn’t Holmes’ long suit. If that … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Snoop Roach has embraced role in Jones’ absence

Is Kerwin Roach II on a hot streak or has he just figured some things out in his junior year? It’s a little bit of both. Snoop is on his way to establishing himself as one of the best two-way guards in college basketball, eager to take on the most … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 83: Texas NCAA tourney prospects with Brian Davis, Spurs and Super Bowl LII

Texas beat writer Brian Davis joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for Episode 83 of the The On Second Thought podcast and gives his take on Texas NCAA tournament prospects. Davis also breaks down Tom Herman’s hire of assistant coach Herb Hand. Kirk and Ced discuss how the Philadelphia Eagles … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Horns back in the win column, but aren’t forgetting WVU blowout

Shaka Smart didn’t burn the West Virginia tape. He merely placed it in the To Be Examined Later folder. Two days after the worst beatdown of his Texas tenure, the college coach took a cue from some of his friends who coach in the NBA, aka The Land of Back-to-Backs.  … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: The best path for Texas toppling No. 6 West Virginia? Feed Mo Bamba early, often

Show up ready for a fight. Dump it inside to Mo Bamba. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. Want to bet that Shaka Smart repeated those first two sentences a few thousand times in practice this week? The Texas coach knows a little bit about psychological warfare. The game within the game has … Read More

Bevo Beat

Golden: National championship hero Brian Robison enjoying Vikings’ post-season run

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: One former Longhorn enjoying the NFL playoffs: Replays of the Minneapolis Miracle showed longtime Vikings defensive end Brian Robison running down the sideline, arms aloft, as Stefon Diggs loped into the end … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Karen Aston’s Horns must build upon eye-opening UConn loss

UConn exposed Texas Monday night. As a Final Four contender. Question is, what are the Horns going to do about it? Are they going to take a near-win over the nation’s best team as fuel to take this season to special places or will they struggle against lesser teams they … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Horns squander opportunity vs. Baylor

Texas found a shot maker not named Dylan Osetkowski. At least for a half. Turns out it wasn’t enough. With star guard Andrew Jones’ health status a growing concern, the Horns dropped a 69-60 decision at Baylor on Saturday, blowing a great chance to pocket a second straight road win … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Jericho Sims finding his way in the paint for Longhorns

There will be times when Texas’ Mo Bamba won’t be able to play because of foul trouble. Freshman forward Jericho Sims showed Saturday that he just might be a suitable replacement in a pinch. His job is to bang on both ends, get rebounds and add a couple of buckets … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Mo Bamba should embrace the role of cleaning up the garbage for Texas basketball

Mo Bamba will be great one day, but it won’t be at Texas. For now, the Horns could really use his services in a role that’s much needed on offense. Garbage man. Before you type up that letter to the editor demanding that I be sent to the nearest car … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Tommy Nobis may have left us, but the memories of No. 60 on, off the field won’t

60. That number was synonymous with greatness at the University of Texas in the decade of the same. Tommy Nobis is the gold standard for defensive players on the Forty Acres. Hard-nosed, tough-minded and feared by the opposition, he was the guy that offensive coordinators circled on game film when … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Will these forward-thinking hires move the needle at all on Texas vs. Texas A&M?

In the span of one week, the state’s two biggest universities made massive athletic hires. Will that lead to a football showdown before the end of the world? In time. After Texas A&M landed football coach Jimbo Fisher, Texas President Gregory L. Fenves made the most important hire of his … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 82: Danny Davis on Malik and Baker, TexAgs.com’s Olin Buchanan on Jimbo Fisher

Texas beat writer Danny Davis joins Episode 82 of the On Second Thought podcast to give his takes on the NFL decision facing Longhorn linebacker Malik Jefferson, OU quarterback Baker Mayfield’s Heisman journey, and Texas volleyball’s challenge at the Palo Alto Regional. Also, TexAgs.com columnist Olin Buchanan calls in … Read More

Golden: Take the money and turn pro, Malik

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on Bevo-related and college football-related items. Here are his takes: Any chance Tom Herman convinces Malik to stay? Tom Herman can use these bowl practices not only to figure out what younger players have the most potential to contribute in 2018, … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 81: Brian Davis on Tom Herman’s Year One; Dennis Dodd on the CFP

Beat writer Brian Davis joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for On Second Thought Episode 81 and breaks down the roller coaster that was Texas’ 6-6 regular season. The guys also examine Tom Herman’s first season and discuss the fallout that is occurring with the expected departure of some name … Read More

Golden: What will Tom Herman’s plan be for QBs for Texas’ bowl game?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: Herman needs a QB plan for the bowl game: Time will tell if the Texas’ 6-6 coach can come up with a better plan between now and the bowl game. That … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Longhorns need fewer bricks to build a top-level team

Texas handled Lipscomb as expected. Those pesky rims remain a challenge from distance. With apologies to the dude who did some really cool tricks on his bicycle, the most eye-opening part of Saturday’s 80-57 win over Lipscomb was Airship Rudy — the omnipresent inflatable dirigible that has dropped finger-lickin’ coupons … Read More