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On Second Thought Ep 137: Texas ex Brian Robison on retirement and the bug; Kevin Durant vs. Michael Jordan

In Episode 137 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas ex Brian Robison talks about settling into retirement, fishing and the itch to play again and Kirk and Ced break down the NBA playoffs and how Longhorn legend Kevin Durant stacks up against the great Michael Jordan. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Are the numbers for Texas’ Jamaal Charles, Derrick Johnson Hall of Fame-worthy?

Jamaal Charles and Derrick Johnson had fine careers in Kansas City, but were those careers Hall of Fame-worthy? Both were in Kansas City last week to retire as Chiefs after signing one-day contracts. That makes it four Texas exes who officially stepped away this offseason. Linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 136: Statesman’s Matthew Odam on the Rockets; How Omenihu and Boyd will fare in the NFL

In Episode 136 of the On Second Thought sports podcast, Statesman restaurant critic and native Houstonian Matthew Odam attempts to calm down Rockets fans who fear their team has bitten off more than they can chew against the defending champion Golden State Warriors. Plus, how Texas exes Charles Omenihu and … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Freefalling Horns need a slump buster (and fast)

The Texas Longhorns must summon every baseball slump-busting superstition known to man and employ it before this season gets to the point of no return. The only thing they do well these days is lose games, and that’s not something you would want to be the best at, especially when … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 135: SA Express-News Mike Finger on the Spurs woes; Texas baseball struggles, NFL draft

In Episode 135 of the On Second Thought podcast, San Antonio Express-News columnist Mike Finger breaks down what could be the Spurs’ last stand in Game 6 of the NBA playoffs. Kirk and Ced also examine what ails Texas baseball and which Longhorns will get selected in the NFL draft this … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 134: Kirk Bohls’ chat with Tiger, Texas spring football, NBA

In Episode 134 of On Second Thought, Kirk Bohls talks about his chat with Tiger Woods at Augusta regarding his renewed quest to top Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 majors after winning his fifth Masters. The guys also discuss new Texas running back Jordan Whittington’s potential impact and Todd Orlando’s … Read More

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Golden: Coach Herman, get Jordan Whittington the ball this fall

In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take: There wasn’t a whole lot of offense on display at the Orange-White game, but freshman running back Jordan Whittington looked anything but a newcomer from first glance. The Cuero product is big … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ unproven defense delivered in spring finale

This defense will be OK. That’s what Texas fans that left Saturday’s Orange-White game are thinking after the close of spring football season. As expected, the more experienced offense got the best of the defense during the spring. That happens when you lose starting linebackers Gary Johnson and Anthony Wheeler, … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 133: Texas spring game primer, Ludacris, NIT love for Shaka

In Episode 133 of the On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and guest host Brian Davis give a primer for Saturday’s Orange-White game, including a preview of the Ludacris concert. They also examine the impact of Texas’ NIT basketball win leading into next season. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas RB Keaontay Ingram thinks bigger will be better

Keaontay Ingram expects to take a licking in 2019. But he’s gone into the weight room this offseason to make sure he keeps on ticking. The sophomore has added some bulk to his 6-foot frame since the expectation is for him to become the featured ball carrier in the Texas … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 132: UTA’s Chris Ogden on mentors Barnes and Beard; Shaka’s mentality before NIT title tilt

UT-Arlington coach Chris Ogden joins Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for Episode 132 of On Second Thought and discusses the importance of his relationship with mentors Rick Barnes and Chris Beard. He also breaks down Tech’s chance to win a NCAA title this weekend. Also, Texas beat writer Brian … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: NIT’s Final Four wasn’t the original destination, but Texas, Smart enjoying the ride

As players gathered to dress after their third straight win in the NIT, Texas men’s basketball coach Shaka Smart looked around the room. “Let’s finish this thing the right way,” he told them. “You guys want to win a championship? It’s the kind of locker room banter fans envisioned happening … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas men — the Hustling Horns — haven’t checked out of NIT just yet

They had to start somewhere. Yeah,  I know there several truckloads of Longhorns basketball fans who were looking down their noses during Sunday’s second-round NIT game against Xavier with some side eye mixed in. Here’s a news flash: The season may have ended for a checked-out fan base outside of … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Johnny “Lam” Jones was much more than just a Texas legend

The legend of Lam Jones will always live forever in the hearts of Texas football fans and Americans who enjoy good old-fashioned speed on a track or football field. But sports were only part of his story. John Wesley Jones II — the man behind the nickname — was laid … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 131: Texas hoops legend Lance Blanks on why Shaka Smart needs one more season

Texas legend Lance Blanks believes Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart should get another year to turn things around. He tells us why and breaks down the NCAA Tournament bracket in Episode 131 of the On Second Thought podcast. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also give their picks to … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: With its fan base MIA, Texas basketball trudges along in the NIT

So if only 1,739 people showed up to the Erwin Center to witness Texas win an NIT game, did it really happen? Allow me to answer in the affirmative with one addendum: The fans have checked out. To steal a line from Air Supply, they’re all out of love. The … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: March Madness equals sadness in Austin but what of Shaka?

Texas didn’t get in and Shaka Smart will be back. The mess that’s been the 2019 basketball season took a predictable turn when the Longhorns were not one of the 68 teams announced as part of the NCAA basketball tournament field. March Sadness has descended upon our fair city … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Frigid Horns bats need to warm up after Tech knots series

The hits didn’t keep on coming for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday. Well, one came. Just one. And in big-time college baseball, that’s nowhere near enough. For the third time this season, Texas was held to a single hit, and this time it was in a Big 12 showdown with … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 130: Tom Herman’s biggest worry entering spring, Shaka’s Horns and the NCAA bubble

Texas began its quest to improve upon its Sugar Bowl win and 10-4 season with the start of spring football. What are Tom Herman’s biggest concerns? Also, Shaka Smart’s coaching seat just warmed up. Brian Davis joins hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls and gives us a primer before Texas’ … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: From football and basketball to … tennis and sailing? College corruption is everywhere

Don’t you miss the good old days when boosters were the ones delivering bags of money to recruits to get them to sign with their schools? Well, the tide has definitely changed. Rich people are using their influence to buy their children into college, as if their heirs didn’t have … Read More