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The Dotted Line: Competitiveness, toughness are innate in Texas commitment Jalen Milroe

Jalen Milroe was born with a competitive streak that’s as big as the smile that’s constantly on his face. The Texas quarterback commitment has always wanted to win, even when he was a young kid playing car games with his two siblings. Milroe would … Read More

Following shoulder surgery, Texas’ Brandon Jones turns to his studies as the draft approaches

Texas was supposed to host a NFL job fair for its seniors on Wednesday. The Longhorns’ annual pro timing day, which was scheduled for Wednesday, would have given players with professional aspirations a chance to work out in front of NFL scouts and representatives. But UT’s pro day, along with … Read More

The Dotted Line: A closer look at the top five prospects on the 2021 Fabulous 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Crisis spawns a new, more relaxed, compassionate Tom Herman

In his first conference call with the media since the coronavirus pandemic struck, Tom Herman shed a lot of light on life in the Texas football program moving forward with new rules, new staff schedules, new online classes and electronic visits with his players and, yes, a whole lot of … Read More

Texas’ Tom Herman: ‘Today is the first day of the new normal for us’

Monday was indeed an odd day at the University of Texas. Students from all over the state, from all over the world, opened their laptops from home and logged into online classes. The South Mall was empty at lunch, the grass between the six … Read More

The Dotted Line: The Fab 55’s top 10 opens with future Longhorns Jalen Milroe, Billy Bowman

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

With Texas football on hold, Tom and Michelle Herman find new normal in coronavirus stoppage

Being stuck at home isn’t all bad. It’s brought the Hermans closer. Normally, their house is a whirlwind of activity. A married couple with hectic daily lives and three kids — a high school sophomore, a sixth-grader and one in kindergarten — and two dogs barely … Read More

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This week in NFL mock drafts: A Longhorn reunion in New Orleans?

Will Brandon Jones become a Jaguar? Will either Devin Duvernay or Collin Johnson become a Saint? The NFL Draft is set to begin on April 23. Texas has had a player drafted in each of the last five drafts, and UT has a handful of hopefuls … Read More

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Following Trevor Lawrence’s lead, Texas QB Sam Ehlinger sets goal of $1 million for COVID-19 relief

After leading Texas to 19 wins over the past three seasons, Sam Ehlinger is doing his part to beat an even bigger opponent. Ehlinger took to social media on Friday to announce a fundraiser for COVID-19 relief. Through a GoFundMe page, the Longhorn quarterback said he … Read More

The Dotted Line: Running backs LJ Johnson, Camar Wheaton ranked among Nos. 15-11 on Fab 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

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Terry Tausch (1959-2020): Ex-Texas lineman gained ‘the respect of coaches, teammates and fans, alike’

Terry Tausch, who earned All-American honors on Texas’ offensive line before an eight-year NFL career, died Wednesday night at his home in Plano. UT announced Tausch’s death on Thursday. He was 61. The cause of death was not revealed. A native of New Braunfels, Tausch was a four-year letterman at … Read More

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Central Texas Food Bank thanks Texas coach Tom Herman for $10,000 donation

In an effort to support food banks during the coronavirus pandemic, UT Austin’s head football coach Tom Herman donated $10,000 to Central Texas Food Bank. A member of Herman’s staff dropped off the donation on Tuesday. Huge thanks to @CoachTomHerman's family for your … Read More

Even in coronavirus pandemic, construction continues at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Moody Center

While many workers are stuck at home, construction marches on at Royal-Memorial Stadium and the Moody Center. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte said “so far, so good” as workers swing hammers and excavate dirt even after Austin and Travis County’s shelter-in-place orders were put … Read More

The Dotted Line: Austin LBJ star Latrell McCutchin among prospects ranked Nos. 20-16 on Fab 55

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

Coronavirus impact has college football coaches worried about 2020 schedules, athlete conditioning

Whether the 2020 college football season begins as scheduled — or, in the worst case, if the season exists at all — may be decided by late spring or early summer, and will hinge largely on when teams currently separated by distancing efforts are able to gather on campuses and restart offseason programs sidelined by … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 174: Brian Davis on the chances of Texas spring football being cancelled and coronavirus impact on Longhorn Foundation

Texas football-basketball beat writer Brian Davis joins On Second Thought hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden this week and dishes on how big a blow it would be if Tom Herman and his newfangled coaching staff won’t be allowed to conduct spring football practice. The guys also discuss how concerned … Read More

Texas lineman Denzel Okafor puts name into NCAA transfer portal

Texas offensive lineman Denzel Okafor has put his name into the NCAA transfer portal and will explore his options, according to a team spokesman. When reached by phone Wednesday, Okafor declined comment. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound junior has played in 39 career games and … Read More

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Texas coach Tom Herman: ‘Join us in helping our most vulnerable fellow Texans’

Texas coach Tom Herman posted a message on social media Wednesday encouraging people to “join us in helping our most vulnerable fellow Texans by sharing our time and resources.” Herman, who has already given a personal donation to the Central Texas Food Bank, highlighted multiple non-profit … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Jordon Thomas, Clayton Smith lead Fab 55 Nos. 25-21

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Derrick Harris Jr. headlines Fab 55 members Nos. 30-26

The recruiting calendar was altered when the NCAA prohibited in-person recruiting on and off of college campuses and high schools until April 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic. March and April are normally important months as recruits take visits to campus and college coaches fan out across the nation … Read More