Bevo Beat

The latest Longhorn news and notes from the Austin American-Statesman.


Follow live: Texas assistant coach Shawn Watson demoted from play-calling duties

Shawn Watson, the Texas Longhorns football team’s assistant head coach for offense/quarterbacks, was scheduled to hold a media availability after practice on Tuesday, Sept. 8. But the gathered media were met instead by head coach Charlie Strong and his announcement that Watson would no longer be calling plays for the Longhorns. Read More


Sedrick Flowers will not be suspended for throwing punch

Texas guard Sedrick Flowers will not be suspended for a punch he threw at a Notre Dame player, the Big 12 told the American-Statesman on Tuesday. Flowers retaliated to a shove and was assessed a 15-yard penalty in the third quarter of Saturday’s 38-3 loss. On Monday, Flowers owned up to … Read More


Now 53 years later, JFK asks, ‘Why does Rice play Texas?’

Saturday marks the 53rd anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s famous speech about why America should go to the moon. Of course, sports fans remember the speech for his one-liner about the Rice football team. Beating the Longhorns has been hard for the Owls over the decades. Texas is 40-2 … Read More


Breakfast with Bevo, 090815: Where’s the restart button?

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s September 8th — 251 down, 114 to go. And 2 till the fantasy foot— er, NFL season begins. YESTERDAY: We found out that several Horns’ seats are hot, most notably Shawn Watson and Tyrone Swoopes. Ohio State spanked Virginia Tech. Roger Federer won at the … Read More


Longhorns chat with Brian Davis, Ryan Autullo (Sept. 8)

Join Longhorns beat writers Brian Davis and Ryan Autullo as they review the 38-3 loss to Notre Dame and look ahead to this week’s home opener against Rice. Their weekly online chat begins at 11 a.m. every Thursday right here on   … Read More


Charlie Strong to Texas fans: ‘We need to give them hope’

During his Monday press conference, Texas coach Charlie Strong did not commit to starting either quarterback Tyrone Swoopes or Jerrod Heard against Rice. He didn’t give quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson a ringing endorsement, either. But Strong left no doubt that last Saturday’s 38-3 loss to Notre Dame was unacceptable. “There’s … Read More


Follow live: Texas Longhorns news conference with Charlie Strong

Follow our live coverage of Texas Longhorns football coach Charlie Strong’s media availability at noon on Sept. 7. Texas lost to Notre Dame 38-3 at their Sept. 6 season opener. They play the Rice Owls at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. RELATED COVERAGE Golden: … Read More


Texas soccer team upsets 14th ranked UCLA 2-1

Texas goalie Abby Smith had a career high 11 saves in Texas’ 2-1 upset of 14th ranked UCLA Sunday night in Los Angeles. UT’s Kelsey Shimmick put Texas ahead just over three minutes into the match and Texas’ Alexa Adams’ goal in the 61st minute gave the Longhorns a 2-0 … Read More


Texas women’s golf team top Aggies in season opener

The Texas women’s golf team opened its season with a 6.5 to 2.5 victory over 11th ranked Texas A&M on Sunday at Traditions Golf Course in College Station. Texas won all three foursome matches and took three of six in the singles round. “In the morning foursomes, I’m not sure … Read More


Notre Dame blasts Texas in season opener, 38-3

We waited nine months for this? Texas has picked up in 2015 where it left off in 2014 — frustrated offensively, roughed up defensively and faced with questions over the all-important position of quarterback. The 38-3 season-opening loss at No. 11 Notre Dame — the second-worst opening loss in UT … Read More


Three Nuggets from the first half

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Here are three quick Nuggets from the first half. WHERE WAS J. GRAY? Charlie Strong spoke all offseason about the leadership ability of running back Johnathan Gray and the desire to make him a focal point of this offense. Well, Gray didn’t even receive his … Read More


Burnt orange abounds at Notre Dame Stadium

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — For those of that thought that the 2015 Texas fan base wouldn’t travel, then you’re wrong. At least for one week. Longhorn Nation is well represented at Notre Dame Stadium. Texas received 5,000 tickets to sell and it appears that all of … Read More

UT football fans are fired up for the first game of the season on social media

The Longhorns’ first game of the season kicks off Saturday night, and fans are getting fired up. The Texas Longhorns will be playing Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish. Everyone from the University of Texas football equipment staff to Governor Greg Abbott to the satiricle Twitter voice of head football coach Charlie … Read More


Three-star CB Obi Eboh commits to Texas

About 90 minutes before kickoff at Notre Dame, Texas got some good news for its future when it landed a commitment from Southlake Carroll 2016 cornerback Obi Eboh. Eboh is a three-star prospect and the state’s No. 65 prospect, according to 247Sports’ composite ratings. He held 30 scholarship offers, including Oklahoma, … Read More


UT game day from South Bend

Texas football fans gathered around the famed “Touchdown Jesus” mural on the campus of Notre Dame in South Bend Ind. on Saturday before the Longhorns’ first game of the 2015 season against the Fighting Irish. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. from Notre Dame Stadium. Read More


Notre Dame-Texas highlights: 1970 Cotton Bowl

The 1970 Cotton Bowl was the capper to Texas’ undefeated 1969 national championship. The Horns rolled into Dallas with a perfect 10-0 record having defeated #2 Arkansas 15-14 in the “Game of The Century” to end the regular season. The Irish arrived with a 8-1-1 record and ranked ninth in … Read More


Breakfast with Bevo, 090515: Texas vs. Notre Dame (finally)

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s September 5th — 248 down, 117 to go. And 5 till the NFL season kicks off. YESTERDAY: One day after TCU struggled in its season opener, Baylor had issues at SMU. The Bears still won, though. Texas volleyball toppled top-five Nebraska. Serena Williams lost the … Read More

UC Santa Barbara deal Longhorns 2-0 loss

Second-half goals by Jessica Parque and Chance Schnornstein gave University of California Santa Barbara Gauchos a 2-0 win over Texas Friday night in Santa Barbara. Parque’s goal in the 57th minute put the Gauchos ahead, and Schornstein’s strike in the 86th minute sealed the win for the Gauchos (1-2-1). It … Read More


Texas fans take over Wrigley Field

There was a definite burnt-orange tint to the outfield bleachers at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon as Texas fans flooded in to see the Chicago Cubs take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The #Cubs showed a message welcoming the Texas Longhorns. I think the organ … Read More

Bohls and Golden: Is Charlie Strong already on Texas’ hot seat?

Every week, American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden answer questions over hot-button topics, including the Texas Longhorns, the Big 12 and the national picture. Two of their questions for this week were about the Longhorns. Oh, and they’re also picking the final score — both have the Fighting Irish … Read More