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The Dotted Line: Maturity, work ethic define Texas offensive line commit Logan Parr

SAN ANTONIO — Texas offensive line commitment Logan Parr grew up wanting to be a great football player. The four-star guard picked up his first FBS offer in the ninth grade when Toledo visited San Antonio O’Connor to watch spring football practice. More offers followed, … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman to receive two-year extension, pushing his deal to 2023

Texas coach Tom Herman is scheduled to receive a two-year contract extension after a successful 10-win season capped by a Sugar Bowl victory. The UT System Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on a new agreement for Herman at next week’s meeting. Herman’s new deal … Read More

‘A void in your life’: How Mack Brown rediscovered himself and his purpose

Nestled away on the third floor of an upscale Charlotte hotel, the cups runneth over — literally. Gin. Vodka. Whatever your preference, the lone guarantee is a hefty pour. Happy hour, indeed. As the drinks flow at this soiree, the guest of honor waits in a side room sipping a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Who will become Texas’ first defensive commit in the 2020 class?

All five of Texas’ commitments in the 2020 cycle are on the offensive side of the ball. That won’t remain true for much longer, as the Longhorns hone in on a handful of elite in-state defenders at a variety of positions. Two of those prospects … Read More

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Mack Brown, North Carolina add talented Texas quarterback to recruiting class

Mack Brown enjoyed the most success as Texas’ head coach when his offense was led by an athletic quarterback from Houston. Now the head coach at North Carolina, Brown is hoping Fort Bend Marshall’s Malik Hornsby can replicate the college career of Vince Young. Hornsby, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ top recruiting targets begin narrowing their lists

The past six weeks were relatively uneventful for Texas on the recruiting trail. The last commitment for the 2020 class came in March. The class still consists of five members, all of which play on offense. Texas signed back-to-back top-three classes under Tom Herman and expect another strong … Read More

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ABC’s ‘Saturday Night Football’ to showcase LSU-Texas in primetime on Sept. 7

LSU and Texas will both get national primetime TV exposure this fall at Royal-Memorial Stadium. The high-profile, non-conference matchup will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, an ESPN spokesman said. The game will air on ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” broadcast. LSU will … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas target Alfred Collins remains unchanged despite recruiting attention

BASTROP — Alfred Collins is the best football prospect to grace the young hallways of Bastrop Cedar Creek High School. The four-star defensive end is ranked No. 22 on the Fabulous 55. He’s considered the 11th-best player at his position in the … Read More

Commitment 101: Juwan Mitchell provides Texas instant depth at inside linebacker

The lack of depth at linebacker became obvious when true freshman De’Gabriel Floyd was ruled out for the season with stenosis, a narrowing of the spine. Texas was without its departed starting linebackers from 2018. The Longhorns needed a prospect to replace Floyd and it … Read More

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Longhorns add instant help at linebacker with Juwan Mitchell

It’s no secret that the linebacker position at Texas is thin heading into the 2019 season. The Longhorns lost both inside linebackers to graduation, and that was followed by the season ending injury to true freshman linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando needed another body at … Read More

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Dick Tomey, who sparked one transformational year at Texas in 2004, dies of cancer

Dick Tomey, the architect of Arizona’s famed “Desert Swarm” defense and had a major impact on the 2004 season at Texas, passed away Friday after battling cancer, Arizona officials announced. He was 80. Tomey is well known in Arizona after spending 14 seasons with the Wildcats … Read More

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Texas adds Florida, Arizona State as Longhorns map out decade-plus future

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte continues to build out the football schedule for the next generation of Longhorns football. Texas confirmed Friday it has completed a home-and-home contract with Florida for 2030-31, as first reported by the American-Statesman. The Horns would travel to Gainesville, Fla., … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas squarely in mix for uncommitted members of the Fabulous 55

Earlier in the week, we took a closer look at the predicted destinations of the 10 best uncommitted prospects in Texas. The Longhorns’ recruiting momentum slowed to a crawl in April, but that doesn’t mean Tom Herman’s crew won’t sign another nationally recognized class with the likes of Zachary Evans, … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star Kitan Crawford earned his coach’s respect, jersey number

TYLER — There are two sacred numbers at John Tyler High School. There’s No. 1 because head coach Ricklan Holmes believes that number is only for clear-cut leaders who are the best player on the team. And there’s No. 24 — the number that Holmes himself wore during his … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 137: Texas ex Brian Robison on retirement and the bug; Kevin Durant vs. Michael Jordan

In Episode 137 of the On Second Thought podcast, Texas ex Brian Robison talks about settling into retirement, fishing and the itch to play again and Kirk and Ced break down the NBA playoffs and how Longhorn legend Kevin Durant stacks up against the great Michael Jordan. Read More

The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the Fabulous 55’s top uncommitted players

Exactly half of the top 20 on the 2020 Fabulous 55 are already committed. It’s the new way in recruiting with juniors able to take official visits and the early signing period in December. Decisions are made sooner. Texas holds five pledges as its momentum … Read More

Companies using open records loophole to keep some Texas athletics information private

Per state law, the University of Texas cannot disclose how much money its athletic department received from a beer sponsor. It will not release materials describing how a California company won the right to build a new basketball arena. The school can’t even say how … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas targets Jake Majors, Prince Dorbah provide spring recruiting updates

The final whistle of the Orange-White game last month signaled the beginning of a full-court press by the Texas coaching staff in recruiting. The Longhorns hosted six official recruits and a number of unofficial visitors last weekend. The focus was on big men, with Texas … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas high school coaches believe in straight line recruiting

The power brokers in Texas high school football have always been the head coach. To recruit a player, a college went through the head coach to gather information and offer a scholarship. The growing industry of recruiting services and 7-on-7 national teams is slowing eroding that power. The … Read More

Jamaal Charles’ retirement closes an NFL chapter for Texas’ 2005 national championship team

Jamaal Charles was wearing a dark suit and dress shoes when he took a final, ceremonial handoff from Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes earlier this week. The carry officially marked Charles’ retirement from the NFL, closing a professional résumé that included the NFL career record for most yards per … Read More