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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Aug. 27, 2000): BOHLS: It’s no snap decision

Get out your Ouija board. Grab a deck to cut for high card. Pull out a coin you can flip. We’ve put it off long enough. The season opener is 13 days away, but we’re picking the starting quarterback for Texas today. Of course, if Saturday’s worse-than-ragged scrimmage was any … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES: BOHLS: Paint it in red:Horns are for real, and getting better

Texas’ annual win over Nebraska on a crisp Saturday afternoon created for college football was swell and all, but it must have left perplexed Longhorns fans with a real dilemma. Just which victory over the mighty Cornhuskers has been the best? They’re all memorable. And the last two might not … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 13, 1998): Dear Ricky: It’s been our pleasure

Dear Ricky Williams, When you heard your name called Saturday night at the Downtown Athletic Club and nervously headed to a podium to address a national audience that’s come to know every single facet of your life from your dreadlocks to your gentle spirit, we can … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Nov. 28, 1998): BOHLS: Williams wins footrace; Longhorns no footnote

In a palpitating ending befitting the final regular-season game of the best running back that college football has ever known, the University of Texas football team once again raised its play to a level that would make Ricky Williams proud. Not to mention make him a … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Nov. 27, 1998): Leading a Texas football renaissance

Texas Coach Mack Brown is out to restore Longhorn order in this state where Texas A&M Coach R.C. Slocum has built a budding football dynasty and has set his sights on making A&M a national contender. It seems apparent that these two are running things now and both are here … Read More

Joe Harrington

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Nov. 24, 1998): Oklahoma won’t recover soon

In these days of scholarship limitations, the one-year turnarounds at Texas with Mack Brown and Arkansas with Houston Nutt are the exceptions, not the rule. That, Big 12 coaches think, is something Oklahoma fans and administrators need to remember when John Blake’s replacement as the Sooners’ … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Nov. 1, 1998): BOHLS: Brown building beast of a team very quickly

LINCOLN, Neb. — Mack Brown would have built Rome in half a day. And painted the Sistine Chapel over lunch. The brand-new Texas football coach built up a reservoir of goodwill over the off-season and then substantiated it by laying a winning foundation with a four-game victory streak over admitted … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Jan. 9, 1998): UT’s powerful (and elusive) runner shifts gears, stays put

Ricky Williams and Texas publicist John Bianco last month sat at a table waiting to order dinner in a Mexican food restaurant in Orlando. The next night, the junior was to receive the Doak Walker Award given to the finest running back in the nation. As … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 6, 1997): BOHLS: Brown: exuberance and experience

Halfway through his introductory press conference at the Erwin Center on Friday afternoon, this much was obvious: If Mack Brown coaches half as well as he talks, Texas football fans can count on a national championship by the turn of the century. But if he doesn’t, … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 5, 1997): BOHLS: BROWN: SEEMS TO HAVE ROYAL TOUCH

The running joke goes like this. Question: How many Longhorns does it take to screw in a light bulb? Answer: Six. One to actually do the work and five to say how Darrell Royal would have done it. We may not have to imagine any longer how the legendary Texas … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Nov. 30, 1997): BOHLS: Dropped

The search for a new University of Texas football coach begins today. It could end by Friday if you-know-who says yes. Athletic Director DeLoss Dodds said he doesn’t need any outside help in hiring a successor to John Mackovic, but just in case, the area code for Evanston, Ill., is … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Sept. 14, 1997): BOHLS: Draw the curtain on UT’s darkest moment

At least the band kept playing. It was hard to determine whether the Texas football team did. Oh, the Longhorns were out there all right, or some unreasonable facsimile of the Longhorns. But they seemed to be going through the motions. Backward motions, at that. Did the team quit? Doesn’t … Read More

Joe Harrington

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Jan. 7, 1998): UT’s Brown has recruits changing their field

Signing day for recruits is a month away, but Texas’ Mack Brown is already turning heads and changing minds. Texas City’s lightning bolt of a linebacker, Everick Rawls, was all but a Texas A&M Aggie and wasn’t even considering the Longhorns but now is leaning toward … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Aug. 31, 1996): Overdrive: It’s time for Longhorns to rev it up

If 1995 was a breakthrough season for Texas football, 1996 should fall into the category of follow through. The Longhorns are in a position to follow up on their first 10-win season in five years, second major bowl berth in 12 seasons and first win at Texas A&M … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Aug. 27, 1996): BOHLS: It’s Big; it’s 12; it’s bad to the bone

It’s finally here. The conference with hair on its chest and grit in its belly has arrived. This league is going to be so danged tough, every player should wear all black and fit a pack of cigarettes into his rolled-up sleeves. And that’s just the kickers. Tattoos are mandatory; … Read More