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The Dotted Line: Offensive linemen dominate our Next 25 rankings for 2021

Offensive linemen highlight the 2021 cycle inside the state with six of the top seven spots on the Next 25 list. The top-ranked player in the group is five-star tackle Donovan Jackson of Houston Bellaire Episcopal. The 6-4, 308-pound star is a refined … Read More

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Texas releases new artist renderings showing more about Royal-Memorial Stadium expansion

Texas has posted new artist renderings of the south end zone stadium expansion project inside Royal-Memorial Stadium, giving fans a better idea of what to expect. The artist renderings were done by Populous, the company overseeing the $175-million expansion project. According to Texas, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Chad Lindberg, Donovan Jackson are must-get in-state talents for Texas

The biggest domino, literally, in the state for the 2020 cycle is offensive tackle Chad Lindberg. The four-star prospect from Houston Clear Creek is the top-rated offensive lineman in the state and the No. 7-ranked player on the Fabulous 55. He’s the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Pair of four-star defensive linemen talk Texas interest, camp circuit

Texas has yet to gain a commitment from a defensive prospect in the 2020 class despite a fast start for Tom Herman, offensive coordinator Tim Beck and offensive line coach Herb Hand. The Longhorns sit at four commitments with spring ball taking precedence over recruiting, … Read More

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Texas opens up as a double-digit underdog for 2019 Red River Rivalry

Chalk up three losses for the Longhorns before the 2019 season begins. At least that’s how online casino betonline.ag sees it for Tom Herman’s Sugar Bowl-winning crew. In an press release sent Tuesday, the sports book released “The very first opening point spreads for 45 of the biggest college football … Read More

The Dotted Line: Teammates, Texas targets Zachary Evans, Damieon George say they’re a ‘package deal’

Five-star running back Zachary Evans prides himself on research. He knows he is the most coveted running back in the 2020 class and holds a list of items important to the Galena Park North Shore star when it comes to recruiting. One is a strong … Read More

As spring break approaches, Texas breaks out the pads and safety reminders

Texas’ football coaches celebrated Christmas this week. Now it is time for spring break. Texas wrapped up the first week of its spring camp on Friday with its first padded practice. The Longhorns were participating in their third spring practice at the Denius Fields, but pads weren’t allowed on Monday and … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: ‘I still can’t believe my eyes’ — Johnny ‘Lam’ Jones glides effortlessly into history books

To this very day almost half a century later, I still can’t believe my eyes. Without question, it’s at the top of the best sports memories ever witnessed in person. There was Ben Crenshaw bent over in delirious exhaustion and exhilaration on the 18th green at Augusta after he sealed … Read More

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Three observations from Texas’ third practice of spring camp

Texas held its third practice of the spring on Friday morning, and the media was granted access to around 20 minutes of drills. Here are three observations: 1. While practicing its blocking schemes, Texas trotted out a first-string offensive line that featured tackles Samuel Cosmi and Denzel Okafor, guards Tope … Read More

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Former Texas star, Olympian Johnny ‘Lam’ Jones passes away after cancer battle

Johnny “Lam” Jones, one of the most celebrated athletes in University of Texas history as both a football and a track star, died Friday morning after a decades-long fight with myeloma cancer. He was 60. He was known more for his track exploits as an Olympic gold medalist on the … Read More

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With starters injured and John Burt hurdling, young receivers step into the spring’s spotlight

While in town last week to speak on a SXSW panel, former NFL receiver Chad Johnson noted that he was staying near the Texas campus. So, Johnson went on Twitter to see if any of the UT football players wanted to get a workout in. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger saw … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who’s the best offensive lineman in Texas for the 2021 class?

Texas has already identified its five targets along the offensive line in the 2020 class. Linemen Jaylen Garth, Logan Parr and Jake Majors are already committed, and the Longhorns are closing in on four-star tackles Chad Lindberg and Damien George. Landing all … Read More

With no QB competition expected at Texas, Sam Ehlinger adjusting to new role as elder statesman

At the end of his media availability on Wednesday, Texas center Zach Shackelford was asked if it was weird that he hasn’t yet been quizzed about quarterbacks. Shackelford replied in the affirmative. Then, perhaps by habit, the soon-to-be senior shifted to the coachspeak that has been commonplace during recent offseasons … Read More

The Dotted Line: An early look at the Big 12’s other 2020 recruiting classes

Texas’ recruiting class sits at four members after the loss of four-star athlete Mookie Cooper. The 2020 recruiting class ranks second in the Big 12, trailing only Oklahoma, which holds two more pledges than Texas. It’ll be another race to the top of the rankings … Read More

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Report: Ex-Texas talent Jordan Hicks to join the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent

Former Texas linebacker Jordan Hicks’ next tackle will reportedly be made as an Arizona Cardinal. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported on Tuesday that Hicks plans on signing with Arizona as a free agent. Hicks will receive a four-year contract worth $36 million. That contract includes $20 million in … Read More

The Dotted Line: Trio of five-star defenders among out-of-state targets for Texas

Texas signed 12 prospects from outside of the Lone Star State in 2019. Add the late addition of JUCO offensive lineman Willie Tyler and grad transfer offensive lineman Parker Braun and the Longhorns are adding 14 new faces from outside of Texas … Read More

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Nathan Vasher, UT’s all-time interceptions leader, returns to Austin as a volunteer coach

One of DBU’s star pupils has returned to teach at his alma mater. Nathan Vasher has joined the Longhorns as a volunteer coach, Texas coach Tom Herman revealed on Monday. “It’s good to have him back around,” said Herman of Vasher, who spent last season as an … Read More

Plenty to see in Texas’ first spring practice as Longhorns welcome newcomers

Did quarterback Sam Ehlinger make it to Texas’ first spring practice workout on Monday? Check. Did he look good? Well, it’s tricky. Players wore helmets, jerseys and shorts, so it’s difficult to tell. Even coach Tom Herman himself says what the Horns did Monday “is not … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: What we saw on the first day of Texas spring practice

The Hookem.com staff got its first look at the 2019 Texas Longhorns on Monday. Who looked good? What should be coach Tom Herman’s goals this spring? Which freshmen made a strong first impression?   … Read More

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Patrick Hudson to find other ways to contribute at Texas after stepping away from football

After a series of injuries, Texas junior offensive lineman Patrick Hudson has decided to retire from the sport of football. Texas coach Tom Herman made the announcement about Hudson following the first practice of UT’s spring camp. Herman told reporters that Hudson will remain a part of … Read More