Texas’ notable number: Sam Ehlinger’s starts at quarterback — and the number 20

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 20 — the jersey number that Texas retired in 1979 in honor of the legendary Earl Campbell.  Sophomore lineman Joseph Ossai compiled 20 tackles last season, … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Bulldogs game

The 10th-ranked Longhorns host Louisiana Tech on Saturday (7 p.m., LHN). The eyes of Texas will be upon … Joseph Ossai, Texas linebacker Ossai started just twice during the 2018 season, but the freshman made the most from his last opportunity. In the Sugar Bowl, he recorded … Read More

Texas vs. Louisiana Tech: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night against Louisiana Tech: 1. Who leads Texas in rushing on Saturday? Last year, Tre Watson and Keaontay Ingram handled all but 43 of the 370 rushing attempts that Texas distributed to running backs. UT needs that two-pronged philosophy to work this weekend since  … Read More

Texas vs. Louisiana Tech: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Louisiana Tech game to keep your eye on Saturday night: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger vs. Louisiana Tech QB J’Mar Smith To some fans, this may actually be a matchup between Ehlinger and famed Bulldog Terry Bradshaw. Making Bradshaw eat his words (the Hall … Read More

Texas prepares for a front-loaded schedule as 2019 volleyball season gets underway

Ranked fourth in the AVCA’s preseason poll, Texas will open its volleyball season with two unique matchups this weekend. The Longhorns welcome Northern Iowa to town on Friday night. USC is Sunday’s guest at Gregory Gym. The fight on Friday will pit sophomore libero Sydney Petersen against her … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Recruiting cornerbacks, Bijan Robinson and Madison Williams

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This edition of the Longhorn Confidential podcast looks into recruiting cornerbacks and running backs and why UT is having better luck with securing commitments from the former. Plus, five-star running back Bijan Robinson chats … Read More

Reunion weekend: Volleyball opener gives Texas’ Petersen a chance to host both family and foes

Sydney Petersen will host a family get-together Friday night at Gregory Gym. More than a dozen family members will be on hand when Texas plays Northern Iowa in the season opener for both schools. Petersen’s father, uncle and grandparents will be there. Her younger sisters are visiting Austin for the … Read More

Will younger Longhorns’ performances in the Sugar Bowl lead to bigger things in 2019?

Sam Ehlinger wasn’t the only Longhorn who made a big statement on Jan. 1 in New Orleans. Yes, thanks to the Texas quarterback’s on-podium declaration following the Longhorns’ win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl, a lot of college football fans now know that Texas is baaack. That … Read More

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Jalen Green solidifies a starting spot but other cornerback candidates will ‘battle (it) out’

If Texas’ season opener was scheduled for this Monday, Tom Herman says he likely would have started Jalen Green and Kobe Boyce at the cornerback positions. But alas, Texas still has five days to decide who will replace Kris Boyd and Davante Davis. Anthony Cook and D’Shawn Jamison are also … Read More

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As legal process plays out, Texas suspends receiver Joshua Moore

Sophomore receiver Joshua Moore has been suspended and will not suit up for UT’s season opener, Longhorn coach Tom Herman announced on Monday. Moore was arrested in early August and charged with the unlawful carrying of a weapon. He is due in court next month. When pressed for … Read More

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Texas to wear a helmet decal to honor Cedric Benson

The Longhorns have announced that they will honor star running back Cedric Benson with a helmet decal this season. A black decal with the No. 32 that Benson wore from 2001-04, , which will be worn for an undisclosed amount of time, was unveiled on Twitter on Monday. Benson was killed … Read More

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Texas loses more depth in its backfield as Daniel Young suffers an ankle injury

With just over a week to go before its season opener against Louisiana Tech, Texas has crossed another running back off its depth chart. The Longhorns announced on Friday that junior Daniel Young will be “sidelined for several weeks” with a high ankle sprain. In 27 career games at Texas, … Read More

As Texas stocks its secondary with safeties, Caden Sterns sets ‘the bar high for myself’

In his first year of classes at DBU, Caden Sterns landed on the honor roll. Recruited out of the San Antonio area,  the Texas safety started 13 times last season. His four interceptions were tied for the best-ever showing by a UT freshman and he became the seventh Longhorn to … Read More

Texas notebook: Longhorns assistants dish on changing roles, walk-ons and Madden ratings

Derek Warehime has had the same employer for three straight seasons, but that doesn’t mean the Texas assistant coach hasn’t had to continually update his résumé. Since his arrival ahead of the 2017 season, Warehime has held three different jobs. He was UT’s offensive line coach in … Read More

Breaking down the offense: A position-by-position look at Texas’ roster, depth

Texas will have a new leading rusher and receiver this fall. While we’re at it, the Longhorns — who averaged 31.1 points and 411.3 yards per game last season — also will need a new starting tight end. Expect to see new names on the left side of the offensive … Read More

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Instant impact: Ex-Longhorn quarterback Shane Buechele named a captain at SMU

It didn’t take long for former Texas quarterback Shane Buechele to make a good impression at his new school. A redshirt junior, Buechele has been dubbed a team captain at SMU. Despite not arriving at SMU until this summer, Buechele received enough votes from his new teammates to earn this honor.  … Read More

Go deep? Hold on to the football? Five keys for Texas’ offensive success in 2019

The Texas offense had some moments to brag about last season. Among the 130 schools, Texas ranked 46th in scoring. Texas averaged 411.3 yards per game, which was 57th nationally. The Longhorns faced three top-40 defenses and they bettered the average points allowed by Georgia, Iowa State and TCU. Texas … Read More

Notable storylines, milestones to follow for Texas football this season

Earlier today, we took a tour of Texas’ 2019 schedule, game by game. Here are some notable storylines and milestones to follow this season: Catching Shipley, Williams Senior wide receiver Collin Johnson has 150 catches and 2,065 receiving yards for his career. Both of those rank ninth … Read More

A tour of Texas’ 2019 schedule, from Tech to Tech (Louisiana and Texas) and everything in between

What’s that buzzing sound that Longhorns fans are hearing this month? Bees? Construction? The Texas football team? The Longhorns, accompanied by plenty of hype, enter their third season under head coach Tom Herman. Texas is  coming off its first 10-win season since 2009. The Longhorns beat Georgia 28-21 in the … Read More

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WATCH: Texas walk-on Mason Ramirez earns a scholarship from his hometown team

On Monday, Texas announced that senior defensive back Mason Ramirez is no longer a walk-on. Ramirez was surprised with a scholarship at a recent team meeting. While offensive coordinator Tim Beck broke down one of Ramirez’s plays during a film session, a “Breaking News” alert interrupted the highlight and the announcement … Read More