Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Proud Taylor Duck. Graduated from Texas with honors.

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: So how hot is Shaka Smart’s seat? Not very, according to his boss

So we’ll just cut to the chase. Now that Tom Herman is safely out of the woods, we turn our attention to Shaka Smart, who just so happened to show up for his preseason press conference at Bellmont Hall on Monday. So, Shaka, just how hot is your seat? “I … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls talk after Texas defeats TCU during Big 12 opener

Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls talk after Texas defeats TCU during Big 12 opener on September 24, 2018. Read More

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Bohls: Texas very deserving of new Top 25 ranking

Texas is back. In the Associated Press Top 25, at least. And that’s a start. The Longhorns returned to the AP Poll, showing up at a worthy No. 18 after thumping 17th-ranked TCU 31-16 by scoring the final three touchdowns of the game. Texas beat a ranked team for the … Read More

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Bohls: Texas stuns TCU, the latest hint that the Longhorns are rising again

The best team won. How long has it been since we’ve written that about the home team on a big stage? But it’s the unvarnished truth as Texas bested TCU and in dominating fashion at that. There was nothing fluky about this one.     Starving for relevance, unranked … Read More

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Bohls: Big, bad TCU is back here to pick on little ol’ Texas — has anything changed?

Sound the alarms. Get the women and children off the streets. Prepare the white flags. The bullies are coming to town. You heard right. The big, bad Horned Frogs are on their way to Austin, and to make matters worse, they’re fighting mad. Make no mistake. They have ugly intentions. Read More

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Bohls: To play or redshirt? Texas’ Tom Herman juggles decisions on his backup quarterbacks

From all reports, Robert Downey Jr. remains a bit lukewarm about reprising his role of Tony Stark in the Iron Man movie series after three editions so far. So in the event he declines, Sam Ehlinger’s ready and able to step in for “Iron Man 4.” After all, out of … Read More

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Bohls: Will this win over USC spark a Texas turnaround? It’s a start

Texas won a big game Saturday night. Simple as that. Nothing less, nothing more, but the Longhorns’ pulsating 37-14 victory over 22nd-ranked Southern Cal represents distinct progress for the home team. On every front. Especially for a team that hasn’t won all the little games. Better to be a work … Read More

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Bohls: Yeah, they’re both 1-1, but Texas vs. USC remains one helluva college football rivalry

Texas-USC. The mere mention suggests something magical. Glitter. Bright lights. National buzz. Lots on the line. Hollywood-worthy, if you will. Goosebump Central as rivalries go, like Ohio State-Michigan or Alabama-Auburn. Well, nowadays maybe more like Army-Navy in terms of actual significance. Great theater but smaller impact. Texas-USC. Two heavyweights of … Read More

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Bohls: Fans are waiting for more than just Bevo to come out of the fog

Just two games into this college football season, Texas is preaching patience. Over performance. Apparently. Both have been very thin so far in the early going as the Longhorns have struggled to find some consistency in matchups with lesser teams Maryland and Tulsa. After holding off the Golden Hurricane 28-21 … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Minute: Are the 2018 Longhorns at a standstill?

Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss Longhorns after Texas win against Tulsa. Read More

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Bohls: According to one Longhorn, Texas faced a ‘hostile environment’ on the road Saturday

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 “real hostile environment” the Longhorns faced last week on the road: There’s not a more candid athlete at Texas than defensive … Read More

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Bohls: Where’s the Longhorns accountability, sense of urgency?

Tom Herman insists he’s not mad at his players. But is that a good thing? There’s a fine line between coaching ‘em up and demanding accountability. When Herman suggested Monday that the loss to Maryland was a “not very” big setback, was he coddling his team and defusing expectations? If … Read More

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Bohls: Somehow, ‘We Own the Middle’ just doesn’t sound as good as ‘Finish,’ Texas

LANDOVER, Md. — All in all, Tom Herman probably wishes he’d been at a strip club. Or anywhere besides FedEx Field. For sure, he has to be mightily concerned his Texas team hasn’t yet shed its losing image even though the second-year head coach showed no anger and kept a … Read More

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Bohls: And now (drumroll, please) here are 32 fearless predictions for Texas’ 2018 season

On the eve of the college football season, there are more than a few things you can reliably count on when it comes to the Texas Longhorns. Here are the quick hitters you can take to the bank. They won’t give you anything for them, but you can take them … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 108: Brett McMurphy offers explosive takes on Ohio State domestic abuse scandal

In Episode 108 of “On Second Thought” podcast, columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden talk to Stadium Network reporter Brett McMurphy about the explosive Ohio State scandal story that he personally broke and all the repercussions on that school, Urban Meyer and Texas’ Tom Herman. They also visit with Statesman … Read More

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Bohls: Tom Herman hopes to put these last 50 games after Mack behind Texas

Mack Brown walked forlornly off the Alamodome field, his hand held aloft with the “Hook ’em, Horns” sign, his wife, Sally, at his side. Quarterback Marcus Mariota, who would go on to win the Heisman Trophy the next year, ran circles around the Longhorns that December night in San Antonio, and Oregon crushed … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ Tom Herman is still vague on the Longhorns’ play-caller’s identity

Tom Herman tried to clear up the biggest mystery of the offseason on Monday. And made it even more mysterious. The second-year Texas head coach announced at his press conference the identity of this year’s offensive play-caller. It’s everyone. You read right. Basically Herman pulled a Michael Dickson. He punted. Read More

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Bohls: Fifty years later, Texas’ wishbone offense has left a huge legacy on the game

Ted Koy took the phone call and instantly was petrified. It was customary for Texas football players to receive a mimeographed sheet in the mail from Darrell Royal during the summer with not-so-gentle reminders to stay in shape before they reported for two-a-days. On the line that August day in … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 107: Kristi Scales on Dallas Cowboys, Cat Vasquez gives fantasy football tips

In Episode 107 of “On Second Thought” podcast, veteran Dallas Cowboys sideline reporter Kristi Scales joins columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls about her expectations for the team and raves about former Longhorn Connor Williams, and Statesman’s Cat Vasquez offers his fantasy football tips for the upcoming season. .embed-container { … Read More

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Bohls: Texas gets what it pays for in Todd Orlando and he’s worth every cent

Todd Orlando didn’t spring for anything extravagant in the offseason. Not a new 10,000-square foot house in Tarrytown. Not a new ski boat for lazy afternoons on Lake Travis. No new mountain bike or a vacation to the French Rivera. In fact, the Texas defensive coordinator said he didn’t spend … Read More