Bevo Beat

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

Two Horns on Biletnikoff watch list

Two Longhorns have made the preseason watch list for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top collegiate wide receiver, and it’s pretty easy to figure out who they are. Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley were Texas’ leading receivers in 2012 by a wide margin. Shipley caught 59 passes for 737 … Read More

Jeffcoat, Walters named to Lombardi Award watch list

For the second straight year, Longhorns Jackson Jeffcoat and Mason Walters have been named to the preseason watch list for the Lombardi Award, which goes to the nation’s top collegiate lineman or linebacker. Jeffcoat, a senior-to-be defensive end, has posted at least one sack in 10 of his last 13 … Read More

Adams approaching home stretch

With a decision expected this fall, it’s anyone’s guess where Lewisville Hebron safety Jamal Adam will play college football. One thing, however, is certain: the school that lands him will get a special breed of athlete. Ranked the 24th overall player in the country in the 247Sports composite rankings, … Read More

Diggs, Byndom on Thorpe Award watch list

Texas cornerbacks Quandre Diggs and Carrington Byndom are among the 48 players named to the preseason watch list for the Jim Thorpe Award that is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate defensive back. For Diggs. it’s his third inclusion on a watch list heading into the 2013 season. The … Read More

Longhorns pop up on Outland, Nagurski watch lists

Texas has placed a combined five players on the preseason watch lists for the Bronko Nagurski and Outland trophies, which were released Thursday morning. Cornerback Quandre Diggs, end Jackson Jeffcoat and linebacker Jordan Hicks are among the 81 players on the list for the Nagurski award, presented to the nation’s … Read More

With no experience, Stidham a hot commodity

Stephenville quarterback Jarrett Stidham has been offered by every major program in the state of Texas. He’s ranked No. 37 in the state by Rivals and No. 9 in the state – and the No. 2 dual-threat QB in the country – by 247Sports. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound junior-to-be has thrown … Read More

Texas targets in state tournament

For pigskin geeks, the Texas high school state 7-on-7 tournament is another sign that weekends will once again soon be filled with football. Like every year, the 2013 state tournament – which kicks off Thursday and goes through Saturday – will feature some of the top high school players (linemen … Read More

UT’s Espinosa on Rimington watch list

Texas’ Dominic Espinosa, a junior-to-be from Cedar Park, has been named to the watch list for the Rimington Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate center. The 6-foot, 4-inch, 300-pound Espinosa has started all 26 games over the past two seasons for the Longhorns. Last season, Texas … Read More

The preseason ‘watch lists’ are upon us

An annual rite of summer is the release of college football’s preseason ‘watch lists’ for post-season awards. Don’t put much stock in them — they basically are conversation generators for the upcoming season — but the Longhorns are represented on the initial lists to be released. For the second straight … Read More

Springs picks Ducks over Horns

Texas’ uphill battle for San Antonio Roosevelt four-star cornerback Arrion Springs came to an end Tuesday when the country’s No. 10 corner chose Oregon over the in-state Longhorns. Springs is in Oregon this week for “The Opening” – a skills competition with the nation’s most elite high school football prospects … Read More

Top Texas DBs going elsewhere

The group of Texas defensive backs in this recruiting cycle is as loaded as it’s been in years. Of the top ten players in the state, six will play in the defensive backfield at the collegiate level. 14 of the top 50 in the state are DBs – linebackers are … Read More

Will Texas land Foreman twins?

For Texas City twins Armanti and D’Onta Foreman, sharing a locker room at the next level would be a dream come true. Unfortunately, as the duo enters its senior year, the opportunity to play together at an elite program has yet to appear. Armanti is a no-brainer national recruit – … Read More

Numbers getting tight for 2014

With seven commitments in less than three weeks, Texas is all of a sudden in a numbers crunch with its 2014 recruiting class. The Horns are up to 19 total pledges, tied for the most of any school in the country at this point in the recruiting cycle, and they … Read More

Horns may have found gem in Gray

Recruiting is moving fast and furious for the Longhorns at the moment. Monday night’s news of Texas landing three-star Marble Falls wide receiver Garrett Gray makes it six verbal pledges across the 2014 and ’15 classes for Texas since the Teuhema brothers committed on May 30. Gray is the … Read More

Dominoes falling after recruiting camp

In a week’s stretch, Texas had two of its more important recruiting days of the year – two one-day minicamps where the Longhorn staff was able to get an up close and personal look at hundreds of potential targets. Most of Texas’ current pledges attended the June 2 camp along … Read More

Clemens’ son will play college baseball

Roger Clemens’ son Kacy, a pitcher drafted in the 35th round by the Houston Astros last weekend, has opted to play for the Longhorns. Kacy Clemens signed with the Longhorns last fall. “It was great to hear his name called and always an honor to be selected,” Roger Clemens said, … Read More

Searching for the next (quality) tight end

Quality tight ends are often referred to as a quarterback’s best friend. Unfortunately for the Longhorns, it’s been a long while since they’ve had a difference maker at the position. From 1994 through 2007 Texas had five of the top eight most productive tight ends in the school’s history – … Read More

Statesman sports writers chatting at 11

Join American-Statesman sports writers Kirk Bohls, Randy Riggs and Mark Rosner for a live chat at 11 a.m. today. Click here to view or replay the chat. Read More

Texas QB pipeline looking strong

Let’s talk quarterbacks. Texas already has its 2013 quarterback commit, Tyrone Swoopes, on campus. In fact, he’s been on the 40 Acres since the beginning of the 2013 spring semester and was one of the biggest surprises during spring practices. Swoopes will also get a lot of reps this … Read More

Dan Patrick take on DeLoss

With a college football playoff for the top four teams still more than a year away, Texas men’s athletic director DeLoss Dodds made some news Thursday by saying that he favored a bigger tournament. “It’s a baby step. It’s a good step,” Dodds told espn.com. “I’m kind of an eight-team … Read More