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Report: Texas plucks fourth Baylor signee

Texas has apparently finished its raiding of Baylor’s recruiting class with the signing of big-time offensive lineman Patrick Hudson. According to Orangebloods, Hudson, a four-star prospect who is ranked No. 50 nationally, signed a letter of intent with Texas on Wednesday morning. The Silsbee product is the fourth Baylor … Read More

After 30 days, Texas is still without a baseball coach — what now?

Texas’ baseball coaching search is looking like a 10 — yet it’s anything but perfect. The number of prospective candidates to remove themselves from consideration has reached double-digits with Texas Tech’s Tim Tadlock pulling out and becoming No. 10 on Tuesday. Ending hours … Read More

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Texas whiffs again on baseball search — this time on Tech’s Tim Tadlock

Texas Tech’s Tim Tadlock is the latest coach to remove himself from consideration for the Texas job. Tadlock, who sources say had mutual interest with Texas, announced on his Twitter page that he is staying at his alma mater where he has guided Texas Tech to the College World Series … Read More

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Texas to host nation’s No. 2 football recruit

  On the same day it’ll try to avenge last year’s loss to Iowa State, Texas will play host to the nation’s second-ranked recruit. Dylan Moses, a five-star outside linebacker from IMG Academy in Florida, announced the five schools he’ll visit this fall, and included is a stop to Austin to … Read More

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Texas coaching target Jim Schlossnagle signs extension to stay at TCU

TCU’s Jim Schlossnagle is officially out of the running for the Texas baseball opening after he signed a contract extension with the Horned Frogs. As the Longhorns embarked on their 28th day without a coach, Schlossnagle re-upped with TCU for six more seasons on Monday. The moment was captured by TCU athletic … Read More

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A third Baylor football signee detours and picks Texas

Arguably the greatest signing class in the history of Baylor football is coming unglued, and Texas is benefitting. Late Saturday, three-star athlete Donovan Duvernay of Garland Sachse became the third defection among the Bears’ signees to scratch plans and choose Texas. He follows his twin brother, four-star receiver Devin Duvernay, … Read More

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Texas signs another Baylor football defection

Texas’ raiding of Baylor’s recruiting class continued with the acquisition of four-star offensive tackle JP Urquidez of Copperas Cove. Urquidez, the No. 29 player in the American-Statesman’s Fab 55, announced on Twitter he had signed with Texas during a visit to Austin on Saturday. Urquidez is the second Baylor signee to back out of … Read More

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Texas interviews DBU’s Heefner for baseball job

Texas has added Dallas Baptist’s Dan Heefner in its search for a new Longhorn baseball head coach, two sources told the Austin American-Statesman on Friday morning. Heefner, 38, who has been DBU’s head coach since the start of the 2008 season and taken the Patriots to four consecutive NCAA tournaments, … Read More

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Texas announces addition of star WR Devin Duvernay

It’s official: Devin Duvernay is a Longhorn. On Thursday, Texas formally announced the addition of Duvernay, a Baylor defection who committed to the Longhorns a day earlier. UT coach Charlie Strong released a statement about the four-star receiver from Sachse, who, at No. 36 nationally, becomes the highest-ranked player in Texas’ class.  … Read More

One year later, Charlie Strong rethinks the focus on Notre Dame opener

Charlie Strong may have stripped Shawn Watson of his offensive play-calling duties after last year’s loss to Notre Dame, but Watson wasn’t the only Texas coach Strong was unhappy with. Strong said Wednesday that he was upset with himself for overemphasizing the game’s importance to his players, who … Read More

Charlie Strong seeking change to satellite camp model

The way it sounds, Charlie Strong is beginning to sour on satellite camps after Texas attracted minimal interest from top recruits at camps in the Houston and Dallas areas last week. Suggesting the NCAA should revisit rules and possibly limit the number of camps that can be offered, Strong said on Wednesday he believes prospects are overworking their bodies … Read More

Shaka Smart: Jarrett Allen’s recruitment was ‘unique’

For the better part of a year, St. Stephens forward Jarrett Allen had Texas fans on edge with his college decision. Shaka Smart felt the same way. “Yes,” Smart said Wednesday. “That would be an understatement.” Addressing the local media for the first … Read More

Shaka Smart impressed with freshmen big men

Last week, Texas coach Shaka Smart got the chance to coach Jarrett Allen at the U18 national team training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Smart, the head coach of the squad, said he marveled at the ease with which the 6-10 Allen ran the floor along … Read More

Shaka Smart addresses staff shakeup with Lucas and Morrell

Texas coach Shaka Smart said the decision to reshuffle his men’s basketball staff this spring boiled down to wanting to hold onto Jai Lucas, whom Smart kept away from TCU by promoting him to an assistant coaching role. “He’s got a real connection to this program, the players … Read More

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Texas acquires Baylor WR defection Devin Duvernay

Texas benefited from the chaos at Baylor on Wednesday when four-star receiver Devin Duvernay, the top recruit in the Bears’ 2016 class, switched his commitment to Texas. Duvernay, of Sachse, told ESPN he chose the Longhorns in part because new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert “is the missing piece to help … Read More

ESPN cancels nightly LHN news show ‘Longhorn Extra’

ESPN officials have cancelled the nightly “Longhorn Extra” news and information studio show on Longhorn Network and will start focusing primarily on live events, according to an ESPN spokeswoman. Two in-house directors are likely to be reassigned, and the network will allow its contract with the Austin-based Earl Miller Productions to lapse … Read More

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Sources: Texas interviews Tulane’s Pierce and Houston’s Whitting

After swinging and missing on several top candidates, Texas has turned to Tulane’ s David Pierce and Houston’s Todd Whitting to fill its vacancy for a baseball coach. Multiple sources told the American-Statesman that on Saturday Longhorns athletic director Mike Perrin interviewed Pierce and Whitting, whose teams … Read More

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UCLA’s John Savage turns down offer from Texas — now what?

UCLA’s John Savage became the second Pac-12 coach on Friday to turn down an offer to be Texas’ next baseball coach. Hours after a source told the American-Statesman that Pat Casey rebuffed the Longhorns to stay at Oregon State, UCLA’s John Savage informed the Statesman he is staying put as … Read More

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Source: Oregon State’s Pat Casey rebuffs Texas, will stay in Corvallis

Texas officials interviewed Oregon State’s Pat Casey, but the two-time NCAA champion coach rebuffed a contract offer from the Longhorns to stay in Corvallis, a source told the American-Statesman on Friday. The feeling is Texas will now turn to UCLA’s John Savage to put an end to a wild coaching search that began … Read More

Charlie Strong’s first satellite camp light on star power

KLEIN — Roughly 130 high school football players turned out to Charlie Strong’s first ever satellite camp on Thursday. Of that bunch, probably zero will end up becoming Longhorns. The stars were not out in the Houston area, as Strong and his Texas staff were treated to a garden variety of prospects. Read More