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On Second Thought Ep: 120 AJC’s Mark Bradley answers: Will Georgia be down in Sugar Bowl vs underdog Texas?

How much did the tough loss to Alabama in the SEC title game affect the Georgia Bulldogs? Has the door opened for the underdog Texas Longhorns to pull a Sugar Bowl upset. Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist gives his perspective from the other side of the fence on this week’s On Second … Read More

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Georgia loses defensive coordinator ahead of Sugar Bowl showdown with Texas

Texas and Colorado haven’t played since 2009, but the Buffaloes may have inadvertently impacted the next game on UT’s schedule. Colorado has hired Georgia defensive coordinator Mel Tucker to be its next head coach. In a press release announcing the hire, Colorado stated that Tucker will not coach in Georgia’s … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: If everyone had stayed, would the Longhorns be in this year’s CFP?

First, a confession. There is no doubt in my mind that had all those underclassmen last season stayed at Texas one more year, the Longhorns would be in the College Football Playoff this month, not just the Sugar Bowl. We’ll never know, though. Texas … Read More

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Report: Ex-UT offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert to take over McNeese State’s football team

Sterlin Gilbert, who directed a successful offense at Texas for one season, has reportedly been hired to lead the football program at McNeese State. FootballScoop.com reported on Wednesday that Gilbert will be McNeese State’s next coach. The website cited unnamed sources in its story. It also reported … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas pledge Jordan Whittington awarded All-American status

CUERO — Jordan Whittington was beaten on a route. It was the final game of the 2015 regular season and the future four-star product needed to make a play. The receiver had passed him and the ball was in the air. That’s when the glimpses of the … Read More

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Longhorns in the NFL: Colt McCoy fractures leg on Monday night in Week 13

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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Four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston de-commits from Texas

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class dropped to 21 members on Monday night when four-star wide receiver Demariyon Houston de-committed from the Longhorns. The speedy four-star wide receiver from Millwood (Okla.) was one of four wide receivers pledged to Texas. The 6-foot playmaker committed to the Longhorns on July … Read More

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Texas S Caden Sterns, DE Breckyn Hager rebounding from injuries, should play in Sugar Bowl

An MRI revealed that Texas safety Caden Sterns will not need surgery for a lower leg injury suffered in the Big 12 championship game, the school announced Tuesday. Sterns is expected to play in the Sugar Bowl. Sterns left the game in the second quarter … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas tight end commit Brayden Liebrock claims state title

TEMPE , Ariz. — Brayden Liebrock has gotten used to ending a season with a smile on his face and a trophy in his hand. The Texas tight end commit plays for Arizona’s best high school team and last Saturday helped Chandler win its third consecutive state … Read More

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Texas ex Colt McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season

PHILADELPHIA — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith. Mark Sanchez now has his … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jake Smith closes prep career, readies for Texas

TEMPE , Ariz. – After a failed fourth-down attempt in the final quarter of the Class 5A Arizona state championship game, Jake Smith retreated to the sidelines and squatted amongst his teammates. The do-it-all Texas commit’s high school career was coming to an end … Read More

Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Five key plays

ARLINGTON — There were 143 snaps taken in the Big 12 championship game, in which Oklahoma beat Texas. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Go for it For the eighth time this season, Texas scored on its first possession. A 16-yard touchdown … Read More

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Geauxing to N’awlins: Texas, Georgia will clash in Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1

This year’s senior class should always hold a special place in Texas coach Tom Herman’s mind and heart. That includes Charles Omenihu, Anthony Wheeler, Andrew Beck, Patrick Vahe, all of them. Instead of playing in big bowl games, the group first endured back-to-back losing seasons. Texas … Read More

Big 12 championship game notebook: Texas gets a record day from Collin Johnson

ARLINGTON — Onlookers at AT&T Stadium could not tell Saturday that Texas junior Collin Johnson was omitted from the Big 12’s all-conference team this week. Johnson led the UT passing attack with eight receptions, 177 yards and a 27-yard touchdown catch. The 177 yards were a record for the Big … Read More

Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Longhorns turned upside-down in emotional Big 12 championship

ARLINGTON — What happened Saturday at AT&T Stadium was nothing short of an emotional hurricane. Ups, downs, cross-currents galore. Wreckage strewn about everywhere. When the cheering, booing and cussing from 83,114 fans finally stopped, Texas players were spent. Such was the heart-breaking toll of coming up … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: ‘We won’t disappoint the fans again,’ says Texas’ Sam Ehlinger, channeling his inner Tebow

ARLINGTON — For the first time all day, Sam Ehlinger nearly lost his composure. It certainly didn’t come on the field, where he staked an unofficial claim to 2019 first-team all-conference quarterback honors with another sparkling performance against the Oklahoma Sooners.  No, this came in the post-game presser where Ehlinger … Read More

In a role reversal, it was Oklahoma’s defense that made the big plays this time

ARLINGTON — When making comparisons to other elite teams, the knock on Oklahoma always has been its defense. As in, the Sooners didn’t have much of a defense that could stop anyone with any consistency. National analysts have pondered whether the Sooners are a complete team, especially after they survived … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Sooners got their payback, but Texas has shown it’s on the way back

ARLINGTON — Oklahoma turned Texas upside down. And then the Sooners turned the Horns down. After the last of the multi-colored confetti had blown toward the ceiling of AT&T Stadium and the last celebratory statement had been uttered, even new OU president James Gallogly was seen throwing a Horns Down … Read More

Baker’s dozen: Thirteen penalties haunt Texas as Oklahoma secures Big 12 title

ARLINGTON — For the Longhorns on Saturday, the only color more loathed than crimson may have been yellow. Texas was penalized 13 times in Oklahoma’s 39-27 win in the Big 12 championship game. Those penalties resulted in 128 yards. The Longhorns hadn’t been flagged so many times in one game … Read More

Oklahoma 39, Texas 27: Our five pregame questions for Oklahoma — answered

ARLINGTON — Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Sooners ahead of Saturday’s 39-27 win in the Big 12 championship game. 1. Did Oklahoma hit the 300/300 combo? No. The Sooners didn’t come close to 300 yards passing and 300 yards rushing. They’d done it in five games … Read More