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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Aggies dominate LSU defensively, hang onto No. 5 spot on my Top 25 ballot

Texas A&M survived. That’s what it’s about in 2020. Survive and advance. And the fifth-ranked Aggies did just that, dominating LSU defensively and mustering up just enough offense behind an erratic Kellen Mond in a downpour at Kyle Field to punch out a 20-7 … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorns Unfiltered: Will Tom Herman be back in 2021?

After  Friday’s 23-20 loss to Iowa State, the Texas Longhorns were eliminated from Big 12 title contention and now the biggest question surrounding the program involves the head coach. Tom Herman’s coaching tenure in Austin will now span four seasons without a Big 12 title and with fans having grown … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Recruits’ perceptions rank ahead of social media talk, Herman says

Urban Meyer’s name came up during Tom Herman’s Monday media availability. Meyer is a Hall of Fame coach who will be on someone’s sideline next season, but he isn’t what’s keeping Herman, his former offensive coordinator, up at night. It’s the recruits. Or better put, what they think of Texas … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Wins (and losses) still count as COVID-19 cases mount in college football

Coaches are a bit on edge these days. And who can blame ‘em? The number of college football games postponed or canceled continues to mount as a new surge in coronavirus outbreaks all over the country threatens more shutdowns and disruptions in a season … Read More

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WATCH: Longhorn Confidential: On Tom Herman addressing the Urban Meyer rumors

 Tom Herman addressed stories about his coaching security on Monday during his media availability and the Texas coach was very pointed in his criticism of stories that have circulated this season. As the Horns go for their fourth straight win at 0-7 Kansas Saturday. Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 17, Oklahoma State 13

In this week’s Longhorns Unfiltered postgame podcast, Statesman writers Danny Davis, Kirk Bohls, Brian Davis and Cedric Golden discuss how Texas took a 17-13 win over West Virginia to improve to 5-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big 12. The Horns go into the bye week winners of three straight … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Dominant Joseph Ossai kept Texas’ season afloat (with help, though)

Saturday will go down as one of the greatest displays of will in program history. Joseph Ossai, Texas’ new jack defensive end, certainly had help from his teammates in the 41-34 overtime win over sixth-ranked Oklahoma State, but it was a testament to his selfless leadership, the value of hard … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 41, No. 6 Oklahoma State 34 (OT)

Statesman writers Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Texas’ huge 41-34 overtime win over No. 6 Oklahoma State in Stillwater and what it does for the program moving forward.   … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns Unfiltered: Texas 27, Baylor 16

In this week’s Longhorns Unfiltered postgame podcast, Statesman sportswriters Danny Davis, Brian Davis, Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden explain how Texas pulled off a 27-16 win over Baylor to improve to 3-2 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12.  … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Finally, some defense from the Horns in Texas’ win over Baylor

Texas won a football game. That’s the first time we’ve uttered those words in nearly a month. And the Horns won on Saturday because of their defense. That’s the first time we’ve uttered those words since … well, let’s just say it’s been a while.   … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas gave away the chance for a Big 12 takeover with OU looming

 Texas gave it away on Saturday, and just like that, last week’s miracle on the South Plains has taken on lesser significance. In tennis, it’s called solidifying the break. When you win a game on an opponent’s serve, … Read More

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Longhorns Unfiltered: TCU 33, Texas 31

American-Statesman writers Brian Davis, Cedric Golden, Danny Davis and Kirk Bohls break down Texas’ 33-31 loss to TCU Saturday. Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Big 12 favorites Texas and Oklahoma saved a sloppy Big 12 on opening weekend

 You have read it here before, but the Big 12 is always at its best when its two biggest dogs are barking the loudest. Texas and Oklahoma will meet twice this season, once on Oct. 10 at a … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered: Postgame reaction from Texas’ 59-3 win over UTEP

In the first Longhorns UnFiltered podcast of the 2020 season, Statesman beat writers Danny Davis and  Brian Davis join columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden and give their take on Texas’ 59-3 opening win over UTEP at Royal-Memorial. The guys discuss Sam Ehlinger’s record-setting passing performance,  the stout Texas defense … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 189: ESPN’s Paul Finebaum on possible fallout from playing a college football season; NBA cancels games; Earl Thomas to Dallas?

ESPN broadcast personality Paul Finebaum joins this week’s On Second Thought podcast and projects what to expect from the Power Five split regarding the decision made in the ACC, SEC and Big 12 to play football this fall. Kirk and Ced also discuss the NBA players’ decision to not play … Read More

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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