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September 2, 2017

Maryland 51, Texas 41: New coach, same problems as Longhorns fall in opener

Tom Herman refused to watch last year’s game film of Charlie Strong’s 5-7 Longhorns. Texas’ new coach didn’t want to be influenced by what he saw on the screen. The past didn’t matter anyway, in Herman’s mind. The last nine months were different. “I know how they’ve been trained,” he … Read More


September 1, 2017

Texas vs. Maryland: A Q&A with a Terrapins beat writer

We’re interviewing the beat writer of Texas’ upcoming opponent each week this season. This week, it’s Roman Stubbs (@romanstubbs on Twitter) of the Washington Post offering insight on the Maryland Terrapins. Out in College Park, what are the expectations like for this team? The first year under … Read More


August 31, 2017

Kevin Lyttle

American-Statesman Staff

Bucking the Line: Our best bets are back this season

If you’ve been around Austin long enough, you might recall a popular American-Statesman feature called Bucking The Line. It was a weekly column I wrote from the mid-1980s to the early 90s, offering college football picks against the point spread. Most seasons, the selections were quite good. The mail and … Read More

On Second Thought Ep 69: ESPN’s Jake Trotter on the Big 12, Texas-Maryland preview, Houston rebuild

In Episode 69 of the On Second Thought podcast, ESPN.com college football analyst Jake Trotter joins Cedric and Kirk to break down the Big 12 for the upcoming season. The guys preview the opener and discuss Tom Herman’s naming of Poona Ford, Connor Williams, Naashon Hughes and P.J. Locke as captains … Read More


August 30, 2017

Against Maryland, Texas can lean on offensive assistants’ backgrounds

Texas and Maryland’s football teams last played in the 1978 Sun Bowl, and UMD last visited Austin in 1959. The Terrapins, however, won’t exactly be strangers on Saturday. For Texas, a sense of familiarity will exist on the opposing sidelines. Maryland head coach DJ Durkin – through his current job … Read More


August 29, 2017

While family faces Hurricane Harvey, Texas’ P.J. Locke III attempts to focus on Maryland

Earlier this week, Texas football coach Tom Herman said he had 21 players whose families had been confronted by Hurricane Harvey. The players’ families were all listed as safe. Junior defensive back P.J. Locke III, who hails from Beaumont, is one of those Longhorns. Little … Read More

Texas’ opener will be a homecoming for Maryland center Brendan Moore

Thanks to the Maryland Terrapins, Lana Moore travels a lot. Her son, Brendan Moore, is the starting center for Maryland’s football team and a 2014 graduate of Westwood High School. She traveled to make it to a few Terrapins games in 2014, as Moore was redshirting, and then made it … Read More