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Earl Campbell on Cedric Benson’s passing: ‘Life after pro sports is the hardest’

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: When discussing the top running backs in Texas football history, the line starts behind Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams. The late Cedric Benson put up 5,540 rushing yards in his career, behind … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Cedric Benson pulled no punches in his short time with us

Cedric Benson spoke his truth. Of all the football players that have come through the Texas program, he was the one who always spoke his truth — even when it didn’t line up with the usually politically correct sound bites that dominate the current sports landscape. Sometimes his truth spoke … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 146: Is Tom Herman embracing title expectations? ESPN.com’s Jake Trotter on Baker Mayfield, Big 12 race

In Episode 146 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric and Kirk examine why Texas coach Tom Herman doesn’t seem to be downplaying expectations in Year 3. Also, ESPN.com reporter Jake Trotter gives his season prediction for the Browns and discusses the hype surrounding star quarterback Baker Mayfield. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Tom Herman is preaching patience at Texas, but Year 3 brings lofty expectations

Tom Herman, welcome to Year 3. Your Sugar Bowl win over Georgia just stoked the championship fire of a trophy-hungry fan base. Fair or unfair, these people want titles. As in right now. Do you recall what former Texas coach Charlie Strong said about the state of the program during … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 145: Which young Longhorn wideouts will step up? Bohls on Astros

In Episode 145 of On Second Thought, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls examine which young Texas receiver will step up in the No. 3 role behind Collin Johnson and Devin Duvernay. Plus, they discuss D’Onta Foreman’s release from the Houston Texans. Kirk also breaks down the importance of the … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: When Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger speaks, the Longhorns listen

The term “leader” doesn’t always tell the full story. It comes naturally for some players— not so easy for others — but in most cases, a leader comes through tough times before emerging as such. In the case of Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, we’ve all heard the story of him losing … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 144: Big 12 preview — Can Longhorns unseat Sooners? Texas State coach Jake Spavital

In Episode 144 of the On Second Thought podcasts, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden give their top 10 finishers in the Big 12 and discuss how Texas might break through to break Oklahoma’s four-year stranglehold atop the Big 12. Also, new Texas State head Coach Jake Spavital examines his … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: No. 3 Georgia still has an Alabama, SEC problem to solve

We’re 35 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

Our 11th annual Top 25 countdown: How Feleipe Franks’ season goes, so does No. 10 Florida’s

We’re 42 days away from the 2019 season opener, but it’s never too early to talk college football. We continue with our 11th annual countdown series of our preseason Top 25 as selected by the American-Statesman sports staff. Last year’s eventual CFP semifinalists ranked first, second, eighth and 13th in … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 143: Big 12 Media Days review: Ehlinger addresses Bradshaw/Baker diss

In Episode 143 of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls revisit conversations they had with Texas coach Tom Herman and quarterback Sam Ehlinger at the Big 12 Media Days at AT&T Stadium.   Are the Horns good enough to improve upon last season’s … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Can Baylor keep its quarterback clean in 2019? (Didn’t happen in 2017 or 2018)

ARLINGTON — Former Texas coach Mack Brown would always come up with some catchy slogan before every season. In 2005, he used “Take Dead Aim,” which was an ode to golf coaching legend Harvey Penick. The Horns took aim at a return trip to the Rose Bowl and walked away … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Now in Lawrence, Kansas, how many coaching Miles does Les have left?

ARLINGTON — Les Miles had to come back. He had no choice. Once a coach, always a coach. The bug is the most tempting of mistresses. Just ask Oklahoma legend Bob Stoops, who took a job in the new XFL after spending the last two years on the golf course. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 142: Baker Mayfield’s blast of Sam Ehlinger, what’s next for Durant, Kawhi

In Episode 142 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the growing feud between Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield and Texas’ Sam Ehlinger and also examine what happens next in free agency for NBA stars Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 141: ‘Sprawlball’ author Kirk Goldsberry, the next stops for Kawhi and Durant

In Episode 141 of the On Second Thought podcast, Austin resident Kirk Goldsberry, the author of New York Times best seller Sprawlball, examines the impact of the three-point shot on the NBA and how the league may tweak the rules with the sport’s most revolutionary weapon. He also talks about … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: It takes a village — at the NCAA outdoor nationals, anyway

For the 1,215 athletes in town, the NCAA outdoor championships not only represent a chance to make history, but also a chance to do so in a cool city. The athletes are here to win, but there isn’t anything wrong with having a good time between heats. It’s Austin, after … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 140: Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson on June 10 Best of Centex banquet, Bru McCoy saga

In Episode 140 of the On Second Thought podcast, Houston Texans Pro Bowl QB Deshaun Watson talks about coming to Austin for the June 10 Best of Centex preps banquet and his journey from high school to the NFL. Also, hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down what’s going … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Kevin Durant’s Golden State legacy is riding on the NBA Finals

Before Kevin Durant limped off the court with a calf injury in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, the Golden State Warriors were the odds on-favorite to win their fourth title in five seasons. Now with KD still on the shelf as the Dubs await the winner of the … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 139: Deshaun Watson coming to 2019 Centex preps event; MLB Network host Robert Flores

In Episode 139 of the On Second Thought podcast, Statesman high school writers Rick Cantu and Thomas Jones provide details on the upcoming All-Centex Preps banquet featuring Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The event is slated for 6:30 p.m. June 10 at the Palmer Events Center and will honor Central … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Austin has been home, sweet home for Texas heptathlete Ashtin Zamzow

Ashybelle’s Cookies is a now-defunct Austin-based business which took off in the summer of 2018. Ashtin Zamzow, its owner, wore several hats. “I baked, I delivered, I ordered, and I shipped,” Zamzow said. “I did everything. I was delivering cookies all over the place. It got pretty successful, but I … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 138: Texas softball coach Mike White on NCAA tourney, Texas baseball on the brink

In Episode 138 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas softball coach Mike White gives a primer on his team’s NCAA Regional matchup against Sam Houston State. The guys also break down a do-or-die weekend for Texas baseball and and exciting upcoming event in Austin featuring Super Bowl MVP Drew … Read More