Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Proud Taylor Duck. Graduated from Texas with honors.

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Chase Shugart short, but not on swagger or results

Veteran relief pitcher Chase Shugart saw his name in the Texas baseball starting lineup for the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette on Friday night, and he was stoked. There he was listed in the seven hole. The starting designated hitter. At least for a minute. “Yeah, I saw that I was … Read More

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Bohls: Erwin Center replacement to have 4,000 less seats than current arena

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On the new Erwin Center having less seating: There is a strong likelihood that the new Texas basketball arena that replaces the Erwin … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Shaka Smart is angry, but there’s plenty to go around

FORT WORTH — So, Shaka Smart, are you angry? “Yeah,” he said in the hallway of Schollmaier Arena about an hour after his Texas basketball team fell to TCU 87-71 with a dreary, dispirited performance in which the Longhorns never led. It was the type of loss that conjures up … Read More

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Bohls: Will Texas’ Tom Herman be calling his own number when it comes to calling the plays?

Tom Herman and his staff scoured the countryside for talent and secured the signatures of some of the 27 best and most versatile high school players for the third-rated class nationally. He got a defensive lineman from Baton Rouge, La., in Mike Williams, who was a 6-2, 250-pound quarterback in … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ forward-thinking Matt Coleman burns OU

Matt Coleman, you’re forgiven. His all-star performance Saturday night that included a career-high 22 points and some solid defense on Oklahoma superstar Trae Young that contributed to the Sooner’s woeful seven-of-22 shooting night totally atoned for his dismal game against Texas Tech just three days earlier. Like, what missed free … Read More

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Bohls: How one NFL analyst views Poona Ford’s draft prospects

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns and the Big 12. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On Poona Ford’s draft prospects: Asked about the draft prospects of Longhorns nose guard Poona Ford, (NFL draft analyst … Read More

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Bohls: How does Mo Bamba deal with hecklers during road games?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: All things Mo Bamba: Mo Bamba had maybe his most complete game of the season Monday when he tore down the rim … Read More

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Bohls: Texas, Aston didn’t measure up against Bears

WACO — To borrow from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s first inauguration speech amidst the Great Depression and to take a few liberties, all Texas has to fear is Baylor itself. Except maybe the fear of having to play ‘em again. That doesn’t sound all that inviting either. The Lady Bears showed … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Roach comes to the rescue — thanks to the advice from a missing teammate

Shaka Smart spent the better part of Tuesday evening at Andrew Jones’ hospital bedside, talking, joking and watching basketball games. “We watched probably four hours of games together,” the Texas basketball coach said. “Watched Louisville-Maryland. Watched OU-KState.” And did the Longhorns guard who this month was diagnosed with leukemia offer … Read More

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Bohls: Mack Brown, now a Hall of Famer, is Texas’ new coaching standard

ATLANTA — Tom Herman’s mandate should be clear. Win just one national championship and 180 or so games, and you, too, probably will wind up in the College Football Hall of Fame. Simple as that. That blueprint worked for Mack Brown. The former Texas coach actually won 244 games in … Read More

Former Texas coach Mack Brown voted into College Football Hall of Fame

ATLANTA — Former Longhorn head coach Mack Brown was elected into the 2018 College Football Hall of Fame class, which will be announced Monday morning on the day of the College Football Playoff national championship at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, according to a source. The news was confirmed by … Read More

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Bohls: Texas women B-dominant in home opener

Karen Aston doesn’t grade on the curve. So when the Texas women’s basketball coach was asked to assign a grade to her team’s performance against West Virginia on Sunday afternoon, she paused and said, “I would say a B-minus. Why? Because of our turnovers and shot selection.” If that sounds … Read More

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Bohls: Texas took Kansas’ best shot — or shots — and faltered

The always-competitive, highly charged Big 12 basketball race will end probably as it began on Friday night. With Kansas on top. It’s as certain as the sun rising in the east. You know the sun. The one that Bill Self said he could have sworn he saw Mo Bamba block … Read More

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Bohls: Texas shows glimmer of hope, customary great defense

HOUSTON — The collapse never came. But the win did. The fateful meltdowns that cost Texas winnable games against the likes of USC and Oklahoma and Oklahoma State were nowhere to be seen at NRG Stadium. These resolute Longhorns — battered by a frustrating, season-ending home loss to Texas Tech and … Read More

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Bohls: Reviewing my preseason Texas predictions — Close on quarterbacks, not on record

It’s that time again. No, no, not for egg nog. Prediction review. But I always review my Longhorns preseason predictions and have to own up now. So here we go with my August musings in bold print: By the time the end of the 2017 bowl season rolls around, Texas … Read More

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Bohls: Bold Fenves, charismatic Del Conte will make a great match for Texas athletics

Texas took a huge step forward on Saturday. Why, with a little better call on third-and-2 on the field or a timely free throw on the basketball court, Texas might even be showing signs of becoming Texas again. University President Gregory L. Fenves made the second-biggest athletic hire of his … Read More

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‘The ultimate opportunity’: TCU’s Chris Del Conte leaving Fort Worth to lead Texas athletics

Perhaps sensing the Longhorns’ fan base needed a jolt, University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves pulled off a stunning move by luring one of the best college athletic administrators in the business to Austin. Fenves reached an agreement with TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte to become the new … Read More

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Texas officials hire TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte

TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte has been hired to assume the same position at the University of Texas where he will assume responsibility for both the men’s and women’s athletic departments. Texas was expected to make the announcement this afternoon. Del Conte will replace Mike Perrin, who took over … Read More

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Bohls: A sterner Shaka Smart is driving his Texas men harder — and they need it

Shaka Smart was hoarse. Really hoarse. “So you noticed?” he asked the media at the end of his post-game press conference Wednesday night. Oh yeah. So did his slightly shell-shocked Texas basketball team, which got put on verbal notice by its third-year head coach that the effort and performance the … Read More

Longhorns hurt Camping World chances, looking at Houston

With Texas’ 27-23 loss to Texas Tech on Friday night, the Longhorns’ bowl options took on a different shade as they appear less likely to be on their way to the Camping World Bowl and more likely to be headed to the Texas Bowl or Liberty Bowl. “I think we’d … Read More