Bevo Beat

Golden: Former players, coaches recount impact of Augie Garrido in their lives

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On the celebration of Augie Garrido’s life on Monday: The players. They were what Augie Garrido really cared about when it came to coaching the game he loved. The University of Texas … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 93: Kirk Bohls from the Masters, Danny Davis on Texas spring football, baseball

In Episode 93 of the On Second Thought podcast, Kirk Bohls calls in from Augusta to preview The Masters and break down the title chances of the resurgent Tiger Woods and Texas-ex Jordan Spieth. Plus, Danny Davis joins Cedric Golden in the dungeon to update us on what’s happening with … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 92: Broadcaster Jim Nantz on Final 4 and The Masters, Texas spring football, VY’s letter

Since Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Nantz is calling the Final Four and The Masters over the next two weekends, On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls invited him to the this week’s Episode 92. The guys also discuss Texas spring football and Vince Young’s letter to … Read More

Bevo Beat

Golden: Jeff Fisher should apologize to Vince Young

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: Jeff Fisher should reciprocate apologies to Vince Young Two years after after he played his last NFL game, quarterback Vince Young sent former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher a letter of … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 91: Texas hoops review, Karen Aston on Sweet 16, Huston Street on Augie

In Episode 91 of the On Second Thought podcast, Ced and Kirk put a bow on Shaka Smart’s third season at Texas. They also visit with women’s coach Karen Aston, who has her team in another Sweet 16, and Longhorn legend Huston Street, who shares his favorite Augie Garrido stories. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Andrew Jones gives UT women extra inspiration

No one expected Maine to UMBC the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. The 83-54 final played out with little drama at the Erwin Center. The Horns opened the NCAA Tournament in impressive fashion and received an additional dose of inspiration at courtside. UT men’s basketball player Andrew Jones made his … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Longhorns still haven’t turned the corner under Shaka

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As Shaka Smart addressed the Austin media outside a forlorn Texas locker room, a voice could be heard behind the pack of reporters. “Excuse me,” said a tearful Mo Bamba before he gathered his coach into his long arms for what seemed like 30 seconds. “It’s forever, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Nevada’s Martin twins mean double dose of trouble for Texas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Texas must avoid a twin killing in the first round. The offensively challenged Horns have Nevada brothers Caleb and Cody Martin circled on their priority list. Identical in look, age and size (6 feet, 7 inches, 205 pounds), the rangy twins are two cogs for a scoring … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Augie was a true original

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — There won’t be another. Augie Garrido wasn’t perfect. He wasn’t a man without sin. He lived. He loved. He enjoyed the ride. And we enjoyed the ride. College baseball’s Zen Master hung up his cleats Thursday morning. He left us at age 79, leaving a void in … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 90: Shaka Smart on his happiness at UT; men’s and women’s tourney preview

In an expanded Episode 90 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls ask guest Shaka Smart if he is still happy as the coach at the University of Texas. Friday’s first-round matchup against Nevada will be his 100th game at Texas. Smart is 50-49. The … Read More

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

Bevo Beat

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

Bevo Beat

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

Cedric Golden

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

Bevo Beat

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

Bevo Beat

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