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Thanks, Purdue: Texas moves up to 6th in this week’s AP Top 25 poll

Purdue’s blowout win over No. 2 Ohio State over the weekend shook up The Associated Press Top 25 poll and Texas was the beneficiary. The Longhorns moved up one spot to sixth in the weekly poll that was updated Sunday. Texas has not been ranked this … Read More

Dream big, Texas: Here’s how the No. 7 Longhorns could make the College Football Playoff

Texas defensive tackle Chris Nelson figured it didn’t make much sense flying all the way back home to Florida during the off week. “I’m having more fun here than when I go back home,” Nelson said. “The thing is, nothing changes back home. It’s still … Read More

The Dotted Line: Examining the recruiting classes around the Big 12

Tom Herman and his Longhorns bested Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley on the recruiting trail in the 2018 cycle and at The Cotton Bowl in the Red River Showdown in October. The two programs will battle for the crown of best recruiting class in the Big 12 for the 2019 class. Read More

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American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: No Maryland? Then no problems on the 2019 schedule, right?

Texas coach Tom Herman hates to look beyond next week. So let’s skip ahead to next year. The Longhorns’ 2019 schedule was finalized on Thursday by the Big 12 office. A cursory check reveals there are no Maryland Terrapins in sight, so things are already looking … Read More

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Texas announces finalized schedule for 2019 season after Big 12 releases conference match-ups

With the Big 12 announcing the conference’s 2019 match-ups on Thursday, Texas’ schedule for next year’s season is complete. The Longhorns will open the 2019 season on Aug. 31 with a home game against Louisiana Tech. The marquee game on UT’s 2019 schedule is a showdown at Royal-Memorial Stadium with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 8 guide to watching Texas commits in action

The regular season is beginning to wind down and each game on the slate is an important district game. Four of Texas’ 2019 commits — David Gbenda, Javonne Shepherd, Jake Smith and Derrian Brown — are on an open week and defensive back Marques Caldwell is … Read More

Texas’ notable number: The resurgence of the Horns’ pass rush — and the number 9

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 9 — the number worn by junior receiver Collin Johnson, who has caught a touchdown in each of his last four games. Texas has allowed nine passing … Read More

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DeShon Elliott on Texas freshman Caden Sterns: “He is better than me.”

Ex-Texas star safety DeShon Elliott apparently thinks highly of his replacement in the Longhorns’ secondary. Earlier this week on its Instagram account, the Texas football program celebrated Caden Sterns’ placement on ESPN’s midseason freshman All-America team. In the post’s comments section, a user suggested that Sterns might … Read More

The Dotted Line: Peyton Powell, Kennedy Lewis rave about Texas visit

Three-star wide receiver Kennedy Lewis took an official visit to Texas and watched the improved Longhorns outlast Baylor. The momentum around the program is impacting recruits around the state. The 6-3 prospect was committed to TCU until Tuesday night. “I will most likely open my recruitment back … Read More

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Longhorns in the NFL: Marquise Goodwin shines on Monday Night Football

Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the … Read More

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Texas LB Jeffrey McCulloch involved in single-car accident, reports neck soreness

Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch was involved in a single-car crash on Tuesday after his vehicle hydroplaned on a wet road and hit a light pole, UT coach Tom Herman said. McCulloch was treated at the scene and went for more treatment at a local hospital. After … Read More

A ‘nasty’ result: Texas making progress on the offensive line since Zach Shackelford’s return

When asked a week ago to name his team’s nastiest offensive lineman, Texas left tackle Calvin Anderson didn’t hesitate in nominating Zach Shackelford. There’s no reason to feign outrage over that response. Don’t expect a heavyweight bout in the locker room between the 300-pound tackle and the 305-pound center. Shackelford … Read More

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Texas cornerback Kris Boyd not embracing the ‘DBU’ moniker just yet

Texas safety Brandon Jones has a team-high 49 tackles. Cornerback Kris Boyd has nine pass break-ups, putting him on pace for a career year. Caden Sterns was named to ESPN’s mid-season freshman All-American team. The “Wolf” has a team-high four interceptions, tying the school record … Read More

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At Texas, the Longhorns believe ‘It is a bye week, but it’s not an off week’

The Longhorns deserve to have a little fun during the off week, especially if you can snag a VIP wristband for ACL. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger and some of his teammates were standing just off stage Sunday at Zilker Park. So how was the show? … Read More

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Don’t tell Tom: Texas DL Charles Omenihu one of many Longhorns embracing the scooter

According to Bird’s website, those two-wheeled scooters that are now everywhere in Austin actually do have weight limits. “You must not exceed the maximum weight limit for the Vehicle (200 pounds),” according to Bird’s rental agreement. Uh-oh. Don’t tell Texas defensive lineman Charles Omenihu. The 6-foot-6, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Ten personal evaluations of top 2020 Texas targets

The priority of the recruiting staff is the current class. That means that’s also my focus when I hit the road to watch as many commits and targets as possible. The best way to evaluate prospects and write their stories is to see as many as possible in person. I’ve … Read More

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Texas to return to the field for a date in prime time with Oklahoma State

After a week off, the Texas Longhorns will escort Oklahoma State on its homecoming. The Big 12 announced on Monday that Texas and Oklahoma State’s football teams will play at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27. This upcoming quarrel in Stillwater, Okla., will be televised by ABC. Oklahoma State has also … Read More

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Tom Herman: No update on Sam Ehlinger, but Patrick Vahe (knee) is cleared for practice

Speaking on the Big 12’s conference call on Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman had no updates about the health of quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder. When asked about Ehlinger’s first-degree shoulder sprain, Herman deferred to the statement released by Texas on Sunday. According to Herman, hope remains that … Read More

The Dotted Line: Malik Hornsby talks Texas; Marques Caldwell sidelined

The importance of quarterback depth was proven once again on Saturday when Shane Buechele was forced into action following a shoulder injury to Sam Ehlinger. Lack of depth at the position plagued Texas at the end of the Mack Brown era and through the entire tenure of … Read More

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By finding a third way to score, Lil’Jordan Humphrey accomplishes a rare feat at Texas

With a 3-yard touchdown run against Baylor this past week, Texas junior Lil’Jordan Humphrey won football’s version of an offensive scavenger hunt. The rushing touchdown was Humphrey’s first of the season. UT’s leader in both receptions and receiving yards, Humphrey has caught four touchdown passes in 2018. Read More