Bevo Beat

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

Texas AD Dodds stepping down

Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will announce Tuesday afternoon that he will step down next August after 32 years in the position, three well-connected sources told the American-Statesman on Monday. Dodds, 76, will announce his retirement after vigorously denying a report earlier this month that he would leave his job … Read More

Earl Campbell: Time for a coaching change at UT

Former Longhorns’ Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell believes it’s time for UT coach Mack Brown to be replaced. Campbell, the 1977 Heisman winner and member of the college and pro football halls of fame, told Houston television station KRIV, Fox 26, on Sunday that the Longhorns need a coaching change. Read More

Texas pledges in action: Week 3

Here’s how each 2014 Texas pledge performed in Week 3 and what lies ahead for the future Longhorns in Week 4 of the Texas high school football season. (* denotes district games) QB Jerrod Heard – No. 5 Denton Guyer (5-4A) Overall: 1-2 District: 0-0 Last … Read More

Tuesday’s Longhorns chat

The Longhorns’ football team may be off this week, but that doesn’t mean our Longhorns beat writers are taking it off as well when it comes to their weekly chat. Join Randy Riggs, Mark Rosner and Dave Behr at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Read More

Chat about Texas football

Longhorn football beat writers Randy Riggs and Mark Rosner, and recruiting ace Dave Behr, will be chatting about the Bevos at 11 a.m. Join them here with your questions and/or opinions. Read More

Bohls and Golden chatting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

The Texas Longhorns are taking off this week but columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden aren’t resting. They’re on tap for their weekly live chat at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Join them by clicking on the link below. Read More

Gray, Jeffcoat earn Big 12 players of the week

Texas running back Johnathan Gray and defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat were honored Monday as Big 12 players of the week for their performances in the Longhorns 31-21 victory over Kansas State. Gray earned offensive honors. He rushed for a career-high 141 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also had two … Read More

Hicks lost for rest of the season

A successful football weekend for the Longhorns was tarnished by an occupational hazard of the sport. Jordan Hicks, the team’s best linebacker, suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon during a 31-21 victory against Kansas State Saturday. He will have surgery and miss the rest of the season.  There is no … Read More

Texas-Kansas State game chat

Join us for this week’s live game chat. We’ll start it at 6:30 p.m. — that’s 30 minutes before Texas and Kansas State kick off for real — and will keep chatting through the final whistle. Read More

Davis will miss game tonight

Mike Davis, the Longhorns’ leading receiver this season, will miss the Kansas State game tonight with a sprained ankle. Starting right tackle Josh Cochran will miss the game with a shoulder injury. Slot receiver Daje Johnson (ankle) and tight end Greg Daniels (foot) were declared out for the this game … Read More

Texas 31, K-State 21: Horns win

IT’S OVER. Texas has beaten Kansas State, 31-21. The Longhorns (2-2 overall, 1-0 in the Big 12) are off this next week. They return Oct. 3, at Iowa State. That’ll be an ESPN Thursday night game. The Wildcats also are 2-2, and now are 0-1 in the Big 12. EARLIER … Read More

Ash cleared to play

Starting quarterback David Ash, who missed last week’s loss to Ole Miss with a concussion, has been cleared to play against Kansas State, the Longhorns announced Friday. The news was not a surprise, since Ash returned to practice on Wednesday and had two full practices this week. With Ash back, … Read More

Texas pledges in action: Week 2

Here’s how each 2014 Texas pledge performed in Week 2 and what lies ahead for the future Longhorns in Week 3 of the Texas high school football season. (* denotes district games) QB Jerrod Heard – No. 3 Denton Guyer (5-4A) Overall: 1-2 District: 0-0 Last … Read More

Ash returns to practice

UPDATE at 7:10 p.m.: Longhorn quarterback David Ash returned to practice Wednesday. He will continue to be evaluated this week to determine availability for the Kansas State game on Saturday. Longhorn coach Mack Brown met with reporters at 2:30 Wednesday. At the time, Brown said he did not know if … Read More

Longhorns chat on Tuesday

Join us at 11 a.m. Tuesday for our weekly Longhorns chat. Read More

Mack Brown has an ally in Lou Holtz

Former coach Lou Holtz has made it clear how he feels about what Mack Brown is going through with the struggling Longhorns. In a segment on ESPN in which Holtz and Mark May act as opposing lawyers arguing for Brown (Holtz) or against him (May), the acting “judge,” Rece Davis, … Read More

Bohls and Golden chatting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

The Texas Longhorns just dropped a second straight game. This time it was Ole Miss administering the beat-down. Statesman sports columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden are here to discuss the fallout and more in their weekly sports chat at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Horns open up Big 12 play … Read More

Horns update: Injury, depth chart situations

Update from the Longhorns’ Monday press conference: INJURIES: David Ash, who missed Saturday’s Ole Miss game, is day to day. The Longhorns are calling it a head injury, though we’re talking concussion here. Daje Johnson will miss his second straight game — third, if you consider he was in only … Read More

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

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