This time, there was no catching D’Onta Foreman

As D’Onta Foreman ran along the left sideline, with his twin brother blocking behind him, he remembered what his friends and family told him after he had been caught from behind against Oklahoma. Against the Sooners, Foreman broke loose for 81 yards — until OU’s Zack Sanchez wrestled him down … Read More

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Longhorns start slow but sweep Mountaineers

It took awhile for the second-ranked Longhorns to find themselves Thursday night — two sets, to be exact — but they eventually took control and put the finishing touches on a three-set victory (25-14-25-21, 25-9) at Gregory Gym. Early on Texas couldn’t separate from the West Virginia Mountaineers, which entered … Read More

Close calls? Texas, Iowa State have had a few

Don’t sleep on Iowa State. Texas, after all, should know better. The last two meetings between the Longhorns and Cyclones have been decided by a combined four points. And the Longhorns escaped by the skin of their teeth both times. “The years I’ve been here, Iowa State has always been … Read More

Longhorns weathered sloppy conditions, but it wasn’t easy

Charlie Strong didn’t control the weather on Saturday, but it didn’t stop his team from controlling every phase of the game against Kansas State. “I can’t stop the rain,” Strong said he told his team during pre-game warmups. “I can’t move the clouds. Let’s just get into it and stop … Read More

Yes, Texas’ defense made strides against OU. But will those good times continue?

Entering the Texas-Oklahoma game two weeks ago, the narrative was deafening. The Longhorns were not a good defensive team. The stats supported the notion. Through five games, Texas had allowed an average of 38 points and 507 yards per game. Defensively, there were no silver linings. “The outside perspective on … Read More

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Questions, answers with defensive tackle Paul Boyette, Jr.

Selected questions and answers with Texas defensive tackle Paul Boyette Jr., from Monday’s media availability: There’s no week off for Coach Strong. How did he impart that message to you guys? Did he let you know that it was back to business right away? We played our butts off against … Read More

Does the early bird get the win? Horns shrug off kickoff times

Texas, facing a potential 1-4 start to the season, have another wrinkle to contend with besides TCU’s explosive offense: Having to kick off at 11 in the morning. For 11 a.m. kickoffs, game preparation is negligible. For all intents and purposes, it’s a normal game week for the Longhorns. The … Read More

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Questions, answers with Marcus Johnson on team psyche, luck and the difference between 1-3 and 3-1

Selected highlights from wide receiver Marcus Johnson’s interview with the media on Monday: What’s the mood after these last two weeks? Definitely disappointing knowing that we still have the obligation to our teammates and our coaches. It’s definitely too early to give up. We’ve worked too hard to take … Read More

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Questions, answers from Peter Jinkens on the Big 12 race, defense and Jerrod Heard T-shirts

Selected highlights from linebacker Peter Jinkens’ interview with the media today: Coach Strong said the goal is still to win the Big 12 championship? Do you really feel like that’s attainable heading into Big 12 play? I feel like its attainable. I feel like if we play like we did … Read More