Bevo Beat

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

UT-BYU now set for about 7:52 p.m. kick

Update 7:04 p.m.: The 50-minute countdown clock for the start of the game is running. Barring any other weather developments, especially any more lightning strikes nearby, the opening kickoff will come around 7:52 p.m. ** The start of Longhorns’ game at Brigham Young, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., CDT, … Read More

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

Four-star DB picks Texas

Houston Lamar senior safety John Bonney verbally committed to the Longhorns Thursday night, giving Texas 24 pledges in its 2014 recruiting class. Bonney is No. 25 in the Statesman’s Fabulous 55, and is rated by 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 15 safety in the country. The 6-foot-0, 182-pound defensive … Read More

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

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

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

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

Are you ready for some football?

It’s almost here. A 2013 football season that could define the direction in which coach Mack Brown’s program is headed is almost upon us. To help you get ready for what’s ahead, beginning Saturday night at 7 in Royal-Memorial Stadium against New Mexico State, is a 2013 preview video. Obviously, … Read More

Shipley, Johnson still questionable

Jaxon Shipley and Marcus Johnson, the Longhorn wide receivers who are recovering from a hip and knee injury, respectively, practiced Tuesday, but coach Mack Brown said their status for the game against New Mexico State Saturday night might not be determined until Saturday morning. “They were limited some,” Brown said … Read More

Season outlook for future Longhorns

Texas currently has 32 commitments across its 2014, ’15 and ’16 recruiting classes. With the season kicking off this weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to look at what lies ahead for the future Horns. 2014 Commitments (23) QB Jerrod Heard – Denton Guyer (5-4A) Heard led Guyer all the … Read More

Longhorns DT Dorsey to transfer

The Longhorns announced this morning that senior defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey has decided to transfer. The brief release from UT: “Longhorn senior defensive tackle Ashton Dorsey has elected to transfer, head coach Mack Brown confirmed on Tuesday. Dorsey played in 30 career games at Texas, starting six.” The timing is … Read More

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

Major Pop

If Major Applewhite is going to follow through with his plan to work on the sidelines instead of in the press box as the Longhorns’ play caller, then I think he must assume another new role as well. Applewhite should be the guy who talks to TV sideline reporters as … Read More

Big 12 Power Poll: Week 1

This week’s Big 12 power poll, put together by our own Kevin Lyttle: No. 1: OKLAHOMA STATE (8-5 last year) — The Big 12’s preseason favorite Cowboys had better ride herd on this middle-tier SEC foe. This week: vs. Mississippi State (8-5). No. 2: TCU (7-6) — Yes, the Frogs … Read More

Tidbits from Gameweek Monday

Touching on topics from Monday’s initial gameweek media availability of the 2013 football season. Depth chart: There weren’t a lot of shocks in the first depth chart of the season. Noteworthy, however, is that WR Jaxon Shipley, nursing a hip issue, is listed below John Harris at split end in … Read More

Beyonce sports a UT football jersey

Beyonce says “Put a (BCS) ring on it,” Texas. The international celebrity from Houston used a burnt-orange David Ash Longhorns jersey as a swimsuit coverup. She posted it to her tumblr page Thursday so that all her fans could see it. Read More

Bohls and Golden chatting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Join Statesman sports columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden for their weekly live chat at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The college football season is just over one week away and Kirk and Ced will take all of your questions about the Longhorns, Aggies and all the others. Read More

Horns welcome back Harrison

Desmond Harrison, the giant offensive tackle from Contra Costa (Calif.) Community College who signed with Texas, returned to practice Tuesday after being held out for two weeks because of an academic issue. The question concerned an online English course Harrison took through Brigham Young University in the spring and whether … Read More

Harrison cleared to play

Longhorn offensive tackle Desmond Harrison has been cleared by the NCAA to play in games this season, a team source said. Harrison, a 6-foot-8, 315-pound junior, transferred to Texas this summer from Contra Costa Community College in California. But he was held out of practice for two weeks while his … Read More

Horns land Shorter after late push

A late push by Texas resulted in the Longhorns landing four-star Newton running back Kevin Shorter over the weekend. With two running backs already committed in the 2014 class, Texas wasn’t going hard after the 6-0, 186-pound playmaker until less than a month ago. cWith dominoes falling and targets coming … Read More