Rich Tijerina

American-Statesman Staff

A California-born, Texas-raised Aggie overseeing the Statesman's Longhorns coverage. I've worked in New Braunfels, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, Corpus Christi again and now Austin, since 2002. Words matter.

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Texas-Ole Miss game chat

We’ll be chatting live from the DKR press box tonight for the Texas-Ole Miss game. We’ll kick it off at 6:30 p.m. — 30 minutes before the Longhorns (1-1) and No. 25 Rebels (2-0) kick off for real — and will keep chatting through the final whistle. Read More

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Ole Miss 44, Texas 23: Horns fall to 1-2

IT’S OVER. Ole Miss 44, Texas 23. The Longhorns fall to 1-2, their first 1-2 start to a season since 1998 — Mack Brown’s first year. Texas opens Big 12 play next Saturday, at home against Kansas State. The Rebels, ranked 25th in the country, are 3-0 for the first … Read More

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Big 12 Power Poll: Week 3

BIG 12 POWER POLL This week’s power poll, put together by our own Kevin Lyttle: No. 1: OKLAHOMA STATE (2-0). The Cowboys better round up some good lawyers — the NCAA posse’s about to come calling. This week: vs. Lamar (1-1). Last week’s rank: No. 1. No. 2: BAYLOR (2-0). Read More

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Horns update: Depth chart changes

Update from the Longhorns’ Monday press conference: DEPTH CHART: We’ve seen the depth chart for Saturday. It seems the biggest change coming out of the 40-21 loss in Provo was made Sunday, with the removal of Manny Diaz. As we’ve already blogged, Daje Johnson is out for the Ole Miss … Read More

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Texas vs. BYU game chat

Texas is 1-0, coming off a school-record offensive performance and on a real roll. BYU lost its opener on the road in a sloppy game delayed two hours by rain. The Longhorns, ranked No. 15, need to continue their momentum if they’re to extend their school record for consecutive road … Read More

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BYU 40, Texas 21: Horns fall to Cougars

IT’S OVER. BYU has beaten Texas, 40-21. Taysom Hill was the story of the night. The BYU quarterback rushed for 259 yards — the second-best rushing performance by a college quarterback in the past 10 years, second only to Vince Young’s 267-yard game from 2005. Texas allowed a school record … Read More

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Longhorns chat with Riggs, Rosner, Behr

Join us at 11 a.m. Tuesday for our weekly Longhorns chat. Randy Riggs and Mark Rosner will be here, having just double- and triple-checked their final game statistics from last Saturday’s big win over New Mexico State. Texas (1-0) travels to BYU this week. Discuss. Randy and Mark will be … Read More

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Big 12 Power Poll: Week 2

BIG 12 POWER POLL This week’s power poll, put together by our own Kevin Lyttle: No. 1: OKLAHOMA STATE (1-0): The Cowboys are spending their second straight week in Texas, playing and recruiting. This one looks like a vacation. This week: at UTSA (1-0). Last week’s rank: No. 1. No. Read More

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Texas vs. NMSU game chat

Texas opens its season with New Mexico State, which means we’ll be opening our season-long live game chats too. Join us at 6:30 p.m. — 30 minutes before the Longhorns and Aggies kick off — as we chat from the press box at Royal Memorial-Stadium. Read More

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Texas 56, NMSU 7: Horns start slow, but romp in opener

IT’S OVER. Texas 56, New Mexico State 7. Jalen Overstreet has left his mark on this opener, scoring his second touchdown of the fourth quarter on a 38-yard run with just a little more than a minute left in the game. Overstreet, the former quarterback, is averaging more than 10 … Read More

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Happy birthday, Mack Brown

Happy birthday, Mack Brown. Texas’ head coach turns 62 years old today. Our present? This blog: 62 things you should know about Mack. No. 1: Mack’s first name isn’t Mack. It’s William. Mack is Mack’s middle name. No. 2: Mack was born in Cookeville, Tenn. Know who else was born … Read More