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Golden: Give it a rest Tom, Sam’s your man

Tom Herman won’t announce his starting quarterback for the Oklahoma game because he doesn’t want to give Lincoln Riley and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops a heads up. Give it a rest, Tom. The post Golden: Give it a rest Tom, Sam’s your man appeared first on Hook … Read More

Golden: Give it a rest Tom, Sam’s your man

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: On the quarterback situation at Texas: Tom Herman won’t announce his starting quarterback for the Oklahoma game because he doesn’t want to give Lincoln Riley and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops a heads up. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 74: Kansas State coach Bill Snyder on his coaching future

In Episode 74 of the On Second Thought podcast, legendary Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder answers the eternal question: how long will he coach? He also talks about celebrating his 78th birthday on Saturday, the same day his Wildcats visit the Texas Longhorns. Ced and Kirk also examine Texas’ … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: It’s defense, not offense, that’s carrying Tom Herman’s Texas Longhorns

History suggests 17 points equals a loss in these parts. Just don’t tell that to the Texas defense. Since giving up 41 points in the opener to Maryland, Todd Orlando’s crew is playing as if a bout of amnesia has swept through its side of the locker room. While the … Read More

Golden: Connor Williams will be back for another season, Longhorns fans

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: On Connor Williams’ decision not to have surgery on his knee: He’s coming back for another season, Longhorns fans. All-America left tackle Connor Williams has decided against surgery on his knee. He’s … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Style points went away at Texas a long, long time ago

AMES, Iowa — Save the style points for teams that hope to impress the College Football Playoff selection committee. The 2017 Texas Longhorns aren’t in any position to view the aesthetics of a win because they aren’t elite. For now there is no such thing as an ugly win. This … Read More

Golden’s first half Nuggets: Texas defense throwing a shutout

  Chalk one good half up for the defense. In a game Texas sorely needs before the meat of the schedule happens, the Horns got a great half from its tacklers. Texas 14, Iowa State 0. Stingy D After playing well for most of the loss to USC and its … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 73: Breaking down Texas’ visit to Iowa State, Mac Engel on Texas A&M

In Episode 73 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down the obstacles Texas will face in a tough road test at Iowa State. They also give their thoughts on the NFL national anthem protests and President Trump’s criticism of NFL players. Fort Worth Star-Telegram … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: It’s Ames, which means there’s no certainty that Texas will carry over its USC effort

DES MOINES, Iowa — Are we sure Texas will show up ready to play Thursday? We can’t be. Not yet. Fact is, the Longhorns had to show up for the USC game. The old heads from the 2005 national title team demanded they represent the winning tradition from the glory days. Shoot, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 72: Brian Davis on USC and the Chris Warren issue

In Episode 72 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas beat writer Brian Davis joins Cedric and Kirk to discuss all things Longhorn football: the USC aftermath, the lack of carries being given to running back Chris Warren, and the bye week coming up before a Thursday night game at … Read More

Golden: What to make of Herman’s ‘primal screams;’ should Williams enter 2018 NFL draft?

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a couple Bevo-related items. Here are his takes: On “primal screams” in the shower: Tom Herman told us he didn’t cry in the hours after Texas’ near upset of USC. “I didn’t sleep on the plane,” Herman … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Herman can’t be wrong with QB decision

LOS ANGELES — Be careful how you handle this quarterback situation, Tom Herman. It will ultimately tell the story of whether your Texas Longhorns will take an even larger step forward than the one they took in Saturday night’s USC rematch. Moral victories are just another word for a team … Read More

Golden: Texas down 14-7 as defense shows up early

The 16-point underdog Texas Longhorns are in this one and USC looked nothing like the No. 3 team in the nation until Sam Darnold hit running back Ronald Jones II with a 56-yard catch-and-run touchdown on the last of the half. USC 14, Texas 7. Credit Texas for making … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: That was then, this is now and it’s USC, not Texas, with the NFL-ready roster

Fox is touting Saturday’s Texas-USC rematch as a revenge game. It’s anything but. First of all, this isn’t the national title game. Secondly, Vince Young, Michael Griffin, Brian Robison, David Thomas and Kasey Studdard aren’t suiting up against a talented USC team that’s stalking a return to past greatness. This … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 71: Vince Young and teammates revisit the 2005 national title game

In Episode 71 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas greats Vince Young, Aaron Ross and Kasey Studdard revisit the greatest college football game ever played, the Longhorns’ 2005 national title win over USC. Ced and Kirk also preview Saturday’s game. Read More

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Golden: Belief, conviction and … fairy dust? Tom Herman saw it all against San Jose State

What was that falling from the skies above Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon? At first it was hard to make out from our spot in the South end zone. A guess came to mind as a smiling Tom Herman walked off the field with his family to cheers. Don’t quote … Read More

Golden: Texas up 21-0, much better in the first half this week

Well we haven’t witnessed the first-half fireworks that went down in the opener against Maryland but the Texas offense put some points in the first two quarters for the first time this season and they did it behind a freshman quarterback. The 21-0 halftime lead has the fan base … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 70: Mack Brown talk about Rose Bowl Hall of Fame induction, San Jose State preview

In Episode 70 of the On Second Thought podcast, legendary Texas football coach Mack Brown joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss his induction into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame and his best memories from coaching in the Granddaddy of all bowl games, including the 2005 national title … Read More

Cedric Golden

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Golden: Shane Buechele is serviceable, but needs lots of help to make a difference

Shane Buechele can do some things on a football field, but he should be not miscast as a Vince Young or Colt McCoy. He’s not a program savior and he shouldn’t be viewed that way. It’s unfair to heap unrealistic expectations upon the sophomore’s shoulders. Call him what he is: … Read More

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Golden: Maryland 30, Texas14: Ugly first half at DKR

The first defensive touchdown in 20 games ushered in the new era of Texas football under Tom Herman. Then the first half happened. Turns out the Maryland Terrapins aren’t here to get punked. The Turtles have put a shock into the home crowd with a 30-14 lead at … Read More