Bevo Beat

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

Ash to miss Ole Miss game

Longhorn David Ash will miss the game against Mississippi Saturday with injuries to his head and right shoulder, the school announced Friday. Ash, a junior, was injured at Brigham Young last week. Senior Case McCoy, who has started six game in his career – winning three — will replace Ash. Read More

Vaccaro: blame players, not Diaz

Kenny Vaccaro has Manny Diaz’s back. Vaccaro, the former Longhorns safety who was the 15th overall pick of the 2013 NFL draft by the New Orleans Saints, has come to the defense of Diaz, who was dismissed as Texas’ defensive coordinator on Sunday after his unit allowed a school-record 550 … Read More

Texas women host 3 standouts

Led by Duncanville All-State Ariel Atkins, three of the nation’s top three girls basketball players will make recruiting trips to the University of Texas this week. Atkins will be joined by 6-4 center Jatarie White of Charlotte, N.C. and 5-4 Duncanville point guard Tasia Foman. The 5-11 Atkins (16.7 points, … Read More

Musings from Mack

Mack Brown met the press again Wednesday and offered his thoughts on a variety of subjects. Here are a few of them: On starting quarterback David Ash’s status: Ash, who didn’t practice Tuesday with the head and right shoulder injuries incurred at Brigham Young, continues to be evaluated and Brown … Read More

Texas pledges in action: Week 1

Tuesday afternoons throughout the football season, The Dotted Line will take a quick at each of Texas’ in-state commitments to see how they fared the previous week and what lies ahead on the upcoming Friday. (* denotes district games) 2014 COMMITMENTS QB Jerrod Heard – No. 3 Denton Guyer (5-4A) … Read More

UT’s Porter linked to Sports Illustrated investigation of Oklahoma State football

Larry Porter, in his first season as the Longhorns’ running backs coach, has been accused in a Sports Illustrated investigative series on Oklahoma State’s football program of paying players during his stint as a Cowboys’ assistant coach from 2002-04. The first part of the five-part series was released today on … Read More

Chat at 11 a.m.

We’ll be chatting about UT football today at 11 a.m. There is no shortage of topics, so drop by and chime in. Read More

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

Bohls and Golden chatting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

After a lost weekend in Utah, the Texas Longhorns attempt to regain their footing at home against Ole Miss Saturday. Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden will be right here at 11 a.m. Wednesday for their weekly live chat to discuss what ails this program, the Manny Diaz firing, … Read More

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

Diaz fired as defensive coordinator

Two games into his third season as Longhorn defensive coordinator, Manny Diaz was fired Sunday by coach Mack Brown. Former Longhorn defensive coordinator Greg Robinson will take over. Robinson rejoined the staff this season to help with quality control evaluation. Diaz was fired one day after Brigham Young rushed for … Read More

Bohls and Golden chatting at 11 a.m. Wednesday

Join Statesman columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls for their weekly live chat. With the Longhorns traveling to BYU Saturday, bring your best football questions. It’s also opening weekend in the NFL and the fellas love to talk Cowboys, Texans, and Fantasy League Football. Read More

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

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