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Texas defensive backs John Bonney, Eric Cuffee elect to transfer ahead of 2018 season

DBU lost a few students on Tuesday. Texas defensive backs John Bonney and Eric Cuffee have elected to transfer, the school announced after Tuesday’s practice. Bonney is entering his senior season and has already earned a degree in corporate communications. Cuffee would have been a redshirt sophomore on UT’s roster … Read More

‘I ain’t done nothing yet’: Burnt orange-bleeding Breckyn Hager desperate to leave Texas a winner

We should all be so lucky to walk this Earth like Breckyn Hager. A gregarious personality, the forged 6-foot-3 frame and all that blonde hair make him an impossible wallflower. But that doesn’t necessarily means he’s a terrific collegiate defensive end. And the … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Gary Patterson doesn’t want to give away QB details, but Horned Frogs skill players are no secret

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: TCU. QB: Shawn Robinson (2017 — Kenny Hill’s backup made it into six games, going 13 of 27 for 184 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT; Texas history — Has … Read More

The Dotted Line: Three recruiting questions facing Texas during the latest dead period

Recruiting currently sits in a dead period that doesn’t allow on-campus visits by players to colleges or by coaches to high school campuses. It exists to give recruits an opportunity to focus on the preseason and their respective high school teams. It also gives the college coaches a chance to … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Oklahoma State is looking to replace two offensive heavyweights

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Oklahoma State. QB: Taylor Cornelius (2017 — 6 of 10 for 148 yards, including a 56-yarder, but made it into only 5 games; Texas history — Has never faced the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Local wide receivers Elijah Higgins, Jaylen Ellis provide recruiting updates

Elijah Higgins prefers mystery. The four-star wide receiver released his top seven schools on July 10 and has remained relatively quiet about his recruiting status over the past month. The 6-3, 214-pound prospect from Austin Bowie ranked No. 23 on the recently updated Fabulous … Read More

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Following its first scrimmage, Texas adds three defenders to its injury report

The Texas defense took home the win at the football team’s first scrimmage on Saturday, but that victory came at a price. On Sunday, Texas announced that three defensive players suffered injuries in Saturday’s scrimmage. Senior cornerback Davante Davis (hamstring) and freshman linebacker Ayodele Adeoye (knee) were added … Read More

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With three weeks until Texas rematch, Maryland football coach placed on leave

With three weeks left before its season opener against Texas, Maryland announced on Saturday that head football coach DJ Durkin has been placed on administrative leave. The Washington Post reported that offensive coordinator Matt Canada will serve as the Terrapins’ interim coach. Texas is set to meet … Read More

Longhorns taking toned-down approach after first week of practice, first scrimmage

Start bringing your pickaxes, pans and metal detectors out to Texas football practices for the next three weeks. Mining for nuggets about this group could prove difficult. Throughout the first week, Texas coach Tom Herman was positive but subdued about his charges. The Longhorns had their … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman calls Facebook report about helping Brett McMurphy ‘absolutely untrue’

Texas coach Tom Herman said Saturday that a report on Facebook that he was the one who alerted sports reporter Brett McMurphy about domestic violence allegations against fired Ohio State assistant coach Zach Smith was “absolutely untrue.” In a story posted Saturday on the social … Read More

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Bevo XIV died from bovine leukemia; His body is helping researchers fight human hepatitis C

Bevo XIV is gone, but his legacy lives on — in the medical field as well as on the football field. While studying the bovine leukemia virus that killed Bevo XIV nearly three years ago, University of Texas associate professor of molecular biosciences Christopher Sullivan discovered a way … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Oklahoma lost a lot of firepower, yet somehow still has a lot of firepower

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Oklahoma. QB: Kyler Murray (2017 — 18 of 21 for 359 yards, 3 TDs and no INTs, as Baker Mayfield’s backup; Texas history — he didn’t play last year against … Read More

The Dotted Line: Biggest movers, two new names on the 2019 Fab 55

The updated 2019 Fabulous 55 was released and it brought upon changes to the list after a summer filled with elite camps and 7-on-7 tournaments. There wasn’t a ton of major movement. Only two new players made the list, and the biggest move was 18 spots by … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Chris Nelson eager to step into Poona Ford’s shoes at noseguard

Chris Nelson had never played in a bowl game and was a few days from the postseason last December when the football gods dealt him a tough blow. It was a basic run drill and the junior defensive tackle was doing his thing — occupying blockers to free up other … Read More

Texas regents targeting ‘quality, not quantity’ in new Royal-Memorial Stadium expansion

There was a time when bigger was better. The biggest was considered the best. But UT President Gregory L. Fenves is ready to call a truce in the facilities arms race. Fenves told the UT System Board of Regents on Thursday that the new south end zone expansion of Royal-Memorial … Read More

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Texas History: Unsung heroes of Texas football, Part 2

Some of the greatest unsung heroes in Texas sports history are kickers. Despite what has occurred on the 40 Acres the last half decade, Texas actually has a phenomenal history of placekickers. The best kicker in the NFL, Justin Tucker, is a Longhorn. The oldest kicker in the NFL, Phil … Read More

Triplets of the Big 12: Delton or Barnes? Kansas State’s quarterback battle is still too tight to call

We’re taking a tour of the top quarterback, running back and wide receiver of every Big 12 team. Today’s triplets: Kansas State. QB: Alex Delton (2017 — 49 of 85 for 637 yards, 3 TDs and 2 INTs. He played in seven games; Texas history — Was 2 of 5 … Read More

The Dotted Line: The updated Fabulous 55 is dominated by Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher

It’s Jimbo Fisher’s time to control the recruiting grounds inside the Lone Star State. Texas A&M holds 14 commitments on the updated 2019 Fabulous 55, one more than Oklahoma and Texas combined. This is Fisher’s first full class as head coach of the Aggies, and he’s receiving … Read More

With Thorpe Award winners watching, Texas DB P.J. Locke III makes his presence known

Earl Thomas may be the NFL’s most popular holdout. But on Wednesday, he was just a Texas ex watching his Longhorns toiling away at the Whitaker Sports Complex. Thomas, Aaron Ross and Michael Huff all stood together chatting about the current crop of defensive backs. That’s … Read More

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Texas History: Unsung heroes of Texas football, Part 1

Ricky Williams, Earl Campbell, Vince Young, Tommy Nobis, Colt McCoy, Darrell Royal, Mack Brown, Freddie Steinmark, James Brown and James Street. Off the top of every Longhorn fans’ head, those are the 10 guys who would most likely be brought up as the biggest heroes of Texas football. Royal and … Read More