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Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday at Oklahoma State: 1. Will Texas scheme up another way to slow down Chuba Hubbard? Hubbard was a finalist for the Doak Walker Award last season after leading the nation with 2,094 rushing yards. One of his 12 100-yard games came against Texas, but … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Dual-threat QBs against Tom Herman’s Longhorns — and the number 6

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 6 — the jersey number that Texas has assigned to receiver Joshua Moore and linebacker Juwan Mitchell. Moore has caught six touchdowns this season, which ranks … Read More

Stillwater Spooktacular: Texas must summon its A-game, scare the dickens out of No. 6 Oklahoma State

Sometimes, watching Texas football would make even Michael Myers wince. Five games into this season, Texas coach Tom Herman concedes that his Longhorns have yet to play their A-game. “Well, we haven’t this year. That’s for sure,” he said. “But we’ve got it in us. I know we do.” Pennywise … Read More

Four to follow: Texas, Oklahoma State players worth watching in Saturday’s game

Texas (3-2, 1-2 Big 12) travels to Stillwater to play No. 6 Oklahoma State (4-0, 3-0) on Saturday (3 p.m., Fox) Four players worth watching:   Derek Kerstetter, Texas center Before he received a late offer from Texas in 2016, Kerstetter was actually committed to Oklahoma State. Four years later … Read More

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Texas loses pledge from 2022 four-star wide receiver Phaizon Wilson

And then there was one.  Texas’ 2022 class took another blow Thursday night when four-star wide receiver Phaizon Wilson backed away from his pledge to the Longhorns. The 6-4, 210-pound prospect from Lancaster High School became Texas’ first commitment in the 2022 … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Player development in 2020 means encouraging Longhorns to register, vote

Marching to the State Capitol raised eyebrows. Forcing University of Texas administrators to address the school’s racial past raised the stakes. The uproar over “The Eyes of Texas” raised everyone’s blood pressure. For some Longhorns, the social justice summer of 2020 was a sobering, eye-opening experience. “Unfortunately, yes,” said Kevin … Read More

Texas’ loss of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers reflects a larger problem for Tom Herman

Recruiting is the sprinkles on an ice cream sundae: On their own, they aren’t much more than crunchy sugar pieces, but on ice cream, they’re the final piece of a delicious puzzle. Recruiting is a luxury. Texas needs to win on the field before fans … Read More

The Dotted Line: Where are Texas’ decommitments from the 2021 class heading?

Five prospects from Texas’ 2021 recruiting class decommitted from the Longhorns at some point during the process — and Texas lost 2022 five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers late Wednesday night. The 2021 class currently consists of 17 members and ranks 17th … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep. 198: Gut check for Texas in Stillwater, Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman on his new book on the 2019 LSU title team

As the Texas Longhorns prepare for a huge road challenge against Oklahoma State, coach Tom Herman is in dire need of a signature win as criticism starts to grow in the fan base. On this week’s On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the tenuous status … Read More

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Longhorn Confidential: Following a recruiting breakup, what’s next for Quinn Ewers and Texas?

In today’s Longhorn Confidential, the American-Statesman’s Mike Craven and Danny Davis react to five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers’ decision to back away from his commitment to Texas. Read more: Texas’ loss of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers reflects a … Read More

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Texas loses commitment of five-star quarterback Quinn Ewers

The Longhorns suffered a five-star loss Wednesday night when 2022 quarterback Quinn Ewers backed away from his pledge. Ewers is the top-rated quarterback in the junior class, ranking second nationally on the 247Sports composite rankings. He was one of three Texas pledges in the 2022 cycle. Read More

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Craven’s Corner: Taking underdogs in the Big 12, with four NFL wagers

Nothing has been easy in 2020, including sports gambling. This might be the hardest year in memory to place bets on games that may or may not happen, counting on players who may or may not play in the game. The disruptions in practice schedules and missing players … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ offensive line recruiting must improve in 2022 after its 2021 failures

Recruiting the offensive line in the 2021 cycle was an abject failure for the Longhorns and offensive line coach Herb Hand. Texas entered the cycle with high hopes because of a loaded crop of in-state prospects at tackle, guard and center, including a pair … Read More

Texas OC Mike Yurcich returns to Stillwater, but with different scheme at Texas

STILLWATER, Okla. — The ingenuity. The gaudy statistics. The alignment in offensive philosophy. All those things made Mike Yurcich an attractive offensive coordinator candidate. In 2013 and in 2020. Of course, when Mike Gundy plucked Yurcich out of Pennsylvania’s NCAA Division II ranks at Shippensburg in 2013, Yurcich wasn’t the … Read More

With tight ends contributing, Texas looks to leave its egos behind on its trip to Oklahoma State

Late in Texas’ 27-16 win over Baylor last Saturday, senior Cade Brewer was told to “grind to the five.” Assistant coach Stan Drayton’s sideline mandate meant to stay in bounds and not score. Texas wanted to finalize its third win of the season, but some time was still left on … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Morice Blackwell provides versatility, production for Arlington Martin

ARLINGTON — The versatility possessed by Arlington Martin defender Morice Blackwell would make a Swiss Army Knife blush.  The four-star Texas commit is considered an outside linebacker. But he also plays inside linebacker and safety for Martin. He starts on every special … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: OSU’s got the names on offense and lots of game on defense waiting for Texas

Tailback Chuba Hubbard, probably Canada’s biggest export since Dan Aykroyd or John Candy or Rachel McAdams, led college football in rushing last year and finished eighth in the Heisman voting. Wideout Tylan Wallace is the latest in a long line of great Oklahoma State wide receivers … Read More

With no ‘bell cow’ among the top three, Texas will keep rotating running backs

It’s OK if the quarterback is the team’s leading rusher. That is, if your quarterback is Vince Young. If the team lacks a once-in-a-generation talent, it’s probably not ideal. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger is a lot of things, but he’s not Vince. And yet, the senior is the Longhorns’ leading rusher … Read More

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Despite a shoulder sprain, Joseph Ossai expected back for Texas’ trip to Oklahoma State

Tom Herman said on Monday that he would be surprised if junior Joseph Ossai did not “play a significant part” in Texas’ upcoming football game against Oklahoma State. In the first half of UT’s 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday, Ossai injured his shoulder while attempting … Read More

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Viewed now as a ‘coincidence,’ Derek Kerstetter’s penalties could become a concern at Texas

When asked on Monday about senior center Derek Kerstetter’s recent penalties, Texas coach Tom Herman shared a saying that he lives by. Once is an anomaly. Twice is a coincidence. Three times? Then you have a pattern. So in the eyes of Herman, Kerstetter’s issues are currently just a “coincidence.” … Read More