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On Second Thought Ep. 186: Brian Davis on Texas football’s plans for the 2020 season; Mike Finger on the Spurs

College football is forging ahead with its plans for the 2020 season amid coronavirus concerns and Longhorn beat writer Brian Davis joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast to discuss the latest developments on the Forty Acres, including Chris Del Conte’s plea for donations and the football team’s early success … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Could we envision Texas sports without ‘The Eyes?’

“The Eyes of Texas” won’t go quietly even if it doesn’t represent the same message to all who sing it. Some have proudly yelled its lyrics to the high heavens before and after sporting contests, at weddings, graduations, parties and in the privacy of their own homes. And up until … Read More

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LISTEN: On Second Thought Ep. 183: Horns prepare for football return amid safety concerns: Westlake’s Tyler Campbell on fatherhood, race relations, Drew Brees

In this week’s On Second Thought podcast, Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls weigh the risks involved in returning to the football field and the sport’s viability for the fall. Amid safety concerns involving COVID-19, the Texas athletic department handed out a 19-page manual to its football players and their families … Read More

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LISTEN: On Second Thought Ep 177: Tom Herman: “There will be football played.”

Tom Herman told On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls that there will be a college football season. Of course, no one knows when in our current climate. In a wide-ranging interview, the Texas football coach also addressed his charitable pursuits with wife Michelle and quarterback … Read More

Mike Craven

Hookem.com staff

Craven’s Corner: Conference championships take center stage for sports bettors

November was great for Craven’s Corner. A 6-2 week brings us to 57-50-3 on the season. Our college football picks the last three weeks are 12-2-1. The bets this week focus on the conference championship games. Readers who remember our … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Little movement in Top 25; Memphis-SMU thrilling

Thankfully, we got this past boring weekend out of the way. There was little movement in the Associated Press Top 10 where my top five teams, headed by Ohio State, remains the same. Wasn’t a ton of big games although I thought the Memphis win over SMU was thrilling with … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: How does Texas respond post-KU?

After Saturday’s near-disaster against Kansas, the Texas Longhorns play at TCU Saturday in what has to be considered a crossroads game. Statesman writers Danny Davis, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden discuss Tom Herman’s comments at his Monday media availability and update the injury situation on the roster.   … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Badgers upset shakes up Top 25

Finally our first big upset of the season. And we’re not talking about Kansas covering the three-touchdown spread. Wisconsin’s stunning loss to 30-point underdog Illinois will shake up today’s Associated Press Top 25 poll and could ultimately hurt the Big Ten, especially if the Badgers turn the tables and upset … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: LSU gets bump to No. 2; Texas slips to No. 16

With LSU’s victory over Florida on Saturday night, the Tigers move from No. 3 to the No. 2 spot in my Associated Press Top 25 poll. Ed Orgeron’s team has proven itself at every turn and touts my Heisman frontrunner, quarterback Joe Burrow. Alabama’s defense, with four freshman starters, isn’t … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Florida, SMU, Baylor all on the rise

I’m so tired from a lack of sleep after catching the early flight from Pittsburgh to Nashville to Dallas to cover the Packers-Cowboys game, I may have voted SMU No. 1. OK, so I’ve checked, and I didn’t. But I did put the undefeated Mustangs No. 19 in my Associated … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Buckeyes top my AP Top 25 ballot

I’m all in on the Buckeyes. For the first time this season, my Associated Press Top 25 ballot reflects a change at the top, thanks to a near upset of Clemson by Mack Brown’s plucky North Carolina and yet more total domination by Ohio State, this time over outmatched Nebraska. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: AP ballot mostly status quo

Seems like there’s been a huge shortage of Top 25 matchups and just big-time games through the first three weeks of the season, meaning very few upsets as well. So the top five in my Associated Press Top 25 ballot remained the same from last week. I think you could … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered: Texas 45, Louisiana Tech 14

Nearly eight months after that big Sugar Bowl win over Georgia, the Texas Longhorns showed they just might be back as QB Sam Ehlinger attested. Texas routed Louisiana Tech, 45-14, before 96,839 at Royal-Memorial Stadium. It sets up a top-10 showdown with LSU next Saturday. The Tigers routed Georgia Southern, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Del Conte: Texas-Texas A&M game not a question of “if but when”

When University of Texas President Gregory L. Fenves sat down with Texas A&M President  Michael K. Young last week at the American-Statesman, a myriad topics were discussed. But we who follow sports were most excited about the possible resumption of a college football rivalry that’s been dormant for seven years … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: ‘We won’t disappoint the fans again,’ says Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, channeling his inner Tebow

ARLINGTON — For the first time all day, Sam Ehlinger nearly lost his composure. It certainly didn’t come on the field, where he staked an unofficial claim to 2019 first-team all-conference quarterback honors with another sparkling performance against the Oklahoma Sooners.  No, this came in the post-game presser where Ehlinger … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas seniors know a sweep of Oklahoma will cement this program’s turnaround

The Texas senior class has been through a Depression Era of sorts. They may have eaten well in their first two years on campus, but the football rations were minimal. A pair of 5-7 seasons with no bowl appearances to start a college career doesn’t exactly add up to food … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: West Virginia 42, Texas 41

Check out immediate reaction from Texas writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Brian Davis, and Danny Davis on Texas’ 42-41 loss to West Virginia at DKR Saturday. The Longhorns dropped to 6-3 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12 while West Virginia improved to 7-1 overall and 5-1 in conference play. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: A Herman blowup and a failed comeback equals growing pains in Stillwater

STILLWATER, Okla. — So long, Top 10. It was nice knowing you. Those CFP dreams? Fun while it lasted. The enduring image of Texas’ three-week stay among the national elite came with its fate all but sealed at a raucous Boone Pickens Stadium Saturday night. Defensive end Breckyn Hager … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: When it comes to comparing Texas and Oklahoma receivers, size matters

For Texas to get it done in Dallas, its best receivers don’t have to outshine that more heralded duo on the other sideline. Just be more physical. Bigger could be better. Physicality. It’s one thing 6-6, 220-pound Collin Johnson and 6-4, 225-pound Lil’Jordan Humphrey bring to the party. They’re larger … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 31, TCU 16

Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden, Brian Davis, and Danny Davis discuss Texas’ 31-16 win over the TCU Horned Frogs. The Horns improved to 3-1 overall and opened Big 12 play with a win that snapped a four-game losing streak to the Frogs. Check it out.   … Read More