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Texas regents set to approve guaranteed deals for coordinators Mike Yurcich, Chris Ash

Both of Texas’ new football coordinators will get roughly the same amount of total money as their predecessors, according to contract information submitted to the UT System Board of Regents. Next week, UT regents will approve a three-year contract for offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich worth approximately … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: 2021 Running Backs and Linebackers

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This week, Danny and Mike are taking a look at Texas and the recruitment of running backs and linebackers during the 2021 recruiting cycle. Plus, four-star defensive lineman Landon Jackson talks about his recruitment. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas wants dynamic talent at the wide receiver, tight end positions

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 169: Texas AD Chris Del Conte addresses Shaka’s future; Baylor HC Aranda likes Baylor’s prospects

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte joins the On Second Thought podcast this week and addresses the elephant in the room that is head basketball coach Shaka Smart and his future at Texas. Del Conte also gives an update on facility construction around campus, including the new basketball arena and … Read More

It wasn’t perfect, but Texas softball stays perfect with 3-2 win over UNT

Texas waited until it was almost too late Wednesday night to bring theatrics to McCombs Field. The few fans who chose college softball by braving the cold, damp weather lingered in the bleachers until the bottom of the seventh inning with the Longhorns trailing and not having scored a run … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas begins its search for the next generation of defensive backs

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

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Corby Meekins heads to Houston, becomes the last of UT’s ex-assistants to land a new coaching job

Former Texas assistant Corby Meekins will return to Houston to coach the Cougars’ tight ends, the school announced on Monday. A longtime high school coach, Meekins tutored tight ends and fullbacks for Tom Herman at Houston from 2015-16. Meekins followed Herman to Texas and worked with … Read More

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Former Texas coach Charlie Strong headed to Alabama as defensive analyst

Former Texas coach Charlie Strong has been hired by Alabama’s Nick Saban to be a defensive analyst for the Crimson Tide, ESPN reported Tuesday. Strong had some job offers to join other SEC schools as a defensive coach but ultimately landed in Tuscaloosa. Read More

The Dotted Line: Landing some of state’s top 2021 offensive linemen a recruiting imperative for Texas

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas needs a strong linebacker class for a successful 2021 cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As the coaching staff switches its … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman’s 4-3 decision strengthened by Malcolm Roach’s honesty

The new Texas defensive coaches bent over backward last week to avoid criticizing their predecessors, and frankly, that’s an unwritten rule in the profession. You just don’t do it. “The past is behind us,” defensive coordinator Chris Ash said. “You know, it’s about the players, not … Read More

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Bohls: Texas’ new offensive boss Yurcich is well-traveled and very well-regarded

Mike Yurcich has been around the block a time or two. This after not always being in the neighborhood of major college football. Not to be harsh, but most wouldn’t call his previous stops at Shippensburg University or Edinboro or Saint Francis the epicenter of the sport. But Texas’ new … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas can cherry-pick running backs in the 2021 recruiting cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a … Read More

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Texas adds San Jose State to fill out 2025 football schedule

Texas has plugged the one future hole on its football schedule by agreeing to play San Jose State at Royal-Memorial Stadium in 2025, the school announced Thursday. By adding San Jose State, Texas has now completed its non-conference football scheduling through 2026. The Longhorns and Spartans … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: 2021 Quarterbacks and Defensive Linemen

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. This week, Danny and Mike are taking a look at Texas and the recruitment of quarterbacks and defensive linemen during the 2021 recruiting cycle. Plus, three-star linebacker Terrence Cooks talks about his offer from … Read More

The Dotted Line: Will the four-man front increase Texas’ recruiting chances with defensive ends?

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five class. As … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 168: Texas welcomes 7 new coaches; A.J. Abrams on Texas’ basketball shooting woes

In this week’s On Second Thought podcast, we hear from new Texas coordinators Mike Yurcich and Chris Ash on their challenges in 2020. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also discuss the newest position changes with spring football coming up. Plus, Texas hoops legend A.J. Abrams offers a possible remedy … Read More

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Black History Month at Texas: Henry Reeves

Throughout Black History Month, the American-Statesman will take a daily look at the black individuals who have had a lasting impact in Texas’ athletic department. Today, we are writing about team trainer Henry Reeves. A black athlete did not integrate UT’s athletic department until 1964, but Reeves was nonetheless a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jalen Milroe only half the quarterback equation for Texas in the 2021 cycle

Texas inked 19 players in the 2020 class, which ended last week with national signing day. Texas’ class ranked ninth in the nation and first in the Big 12. The Longhorns have more scholarships for the 2021 cycle and hope to land a top-five … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman unveils new coaching staff, one brimming with confidence

In 2017, first-year Texas coach Tom Herman hired a lot of his friends and preached “alignment.” He simply wanted to transfer everything and everyone from Houston to Austin. Now entering his fourth season, Herman in 2020 appears to be approaching the job with more confidence, both … Read More