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The Dotted Line: Texas narrows focus on potential defensive backs in 2020 class

Texas struck burnt-orange gold in the 2018 recruiting class when it signed the top three safeties and top two cornerbacks in the state, a group that included Caden Sterns, B.J. Foster and Anthony Cook. That group is already paying dividends and is … Read More

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Texas S Brandon Jones to miss spring drills after ankle surgery

Texas safety Brandon Jones will not participate in spring drills after having ankle surgery, the school announced. Jones is expected to be ready for preseason practice in August. Jones considered leaving UT for the NFL draft but will return for his senior season and be a … Read More

NFL scouting combine: For Kyler Murray, other Big 12 prospects, it’s all about the measurables

The most talked about plot line of this year’s NFL scouting combine has nothing to do with a clocking in the 40-yard dash or how many times a prospect can push up a 225-pound bar bell. Rather, it’s about a scale and a tape measure. Specifically, it’s about how much … Read More

The Dotted Line: Top running backs discuss versatility, change at the position, and Texas

Gone are the days when running backs lined up in the backfield and were tasked with pounding the football 30 times a game. Modern schemes require a larger skill set than the big backs could provide. The hybrid-back was born. Think Darren Sproles or Alvin Kamara. Texas’ offense … Read More

The Dotted Line: Prince Dorbah, Chris Thompson Jr. talk Texas interest

Texas’ five commitments in the 2020 class play offense. Two defensive prospects trending toward the Longhorns are four-star safety Chris Thompson Jr. and four-star defensive end Prince Dorbah. Both participated at the Under Armour camp in Dallas last weekend and indicated that … Read More

The Dotted Line: Jake Majors talks about his Texas commitment; Brockermeyer in limelight

The offensive line is the talk of Texas’ early 2020 recruiting class with three of its five commitments playing up front. Four-star  lineman Jake Majors was the second of the three to pledge when the 6-3, 290-pound prospect chose the Longhorns over Stanford, USC and … Read More

Texas reverses course, stops giving football assistants guaranteed multi-year deals

One of Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte’s goals is to streamline UT’s balance sheet and clean up what he believes are perceived mistakes by his predecessors. In that vein, Texas is no longer actively giving out guaranteed multi-year contracts. It’s not a … Read More

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Vince Young still a Texas employee after 2nd arrest for driving while intoxicated

Texas legend Vince Young is still a part-time employee at the university despite his second arrest for driving while intoxicated. Young’s name is still listed in the UT staff directory and his job title has not changed from Neighborhood Longhorns development officer and a football camp … Read More

Sources: Texas AD Chris Del Conte to receive $200,000 annual pay raise

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte will receive a $200,000 pay raise for his performance over the past year for energizing his department, two sources told the American-Statesman. Del Conte’s contractual status and pay bump is part of the UT System Board of Regents agenda that … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas eyes five-star running back Zach Evans

Zachary Evans, Galena Park North Shore’s five-star running back, is the undisputed top prospect in the state for the 2020 recruiting class and the top player in the country, per the 247Sports composite ratings. The 6-foot, 213-pound star is the No. 1-ranked … Read More

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Texas, Louisiana-Lafayette to play in 2021 season

Confirming an earlier report by FBS Schedules, school officials said Thursday Texas will open the 2021 season against Louisiana-Lafayette. Texas was already scheduled to play Rice and Arkansas that season. The school was searching for a third opponent to fill out its 12-game schedule.  … Read More

The Dotted Line: Defensive back targets discuss Texas’ junior day

The Longhorns enjoy the title of DBU. It’s a mythical title, sure, but it is a point of pride built on the foundation of Earl Thomas, Aaron Ross, Michael Huff and others who played in Texas’ defensive backfield in the glory years under Mack Brown. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 127: Texas TE Andrew Beck on why he moved to Vegas, UT Hoops preview

In Episode 127 of the On Second Thought podcast, former Texas tight Andrew Beck discusses his Pro Timing Day preparation and reveals why he moved to Las Vegas to train. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls abreak down the NCAA Tourney status of the Texas basketball team, which plays at … Read More

The Dotted Line: Herb Hand responsible for Texas’ recent success recruiting the offensive line

Texas’ offensive line is in good hands. The unit improved on the field under assistant coach Herb Hand in 2018 and recruits are taking notice. The Longhorns hold commitments from five prospects in the 2020 class, and three of them are offensive linemen. All have … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Marcus Washington

It was easy to forget the importance of four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington when Texas signed five-star Jordan Whittington, picked up the transfer of five-star Bru McCoy, and signed the Gatorade Player of the Year in Jake Smith. Read More

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Report: Texas hires former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora as analyst

Texas has hired former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to be an analyst, according to Orangebloods. The university would not confirm the report. Fedora visited UT coaches last week and had discussions with coach Tom Herman, a source told the American-Statesman. Fedora … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper talks Texas commit, versatility

Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper became the fourth member of Texas’ 2020 recruiting class on Saturday when he pledged to the Longhorns at junior day. The St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic product is the fourth-ranked athlete in the country and a national top-75 player in the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds another 2020 offensive lineman in Port Neches-Grove’s Jaylen Garth

Texas was forced to play catch-up in the 2019 recruiting class after Texas A&M and Oklahoma seized early momentum in the cycle. Tom Herman and his staff closed magnificently, ending up with the third-ranked class in the country, but the Longhorns certainly would rather play with a lead … Read More

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Texas adds more beef with three-star offensive lineman Jaylen Garth

The Longhorns flirted with recruiting danger in the 2019 class along the offensive line. Texas ended up signing three four-star offensive tackle prospects, but it wasn’t without drama. Tyler Johnson pledged early and remained committed, though Isaiah Hookfin signed on the final day of the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds athletic prospect in Mookie Cooper

Texas’ 2020 class now stands at four members after gaining the commitment of four-star athlete Mookie Cooper on Saturday afternoon. The 5-foot-9 athlete from Trinity Catholic (Mo.) is a potential play-maker at multiple spots on offense and special teams. He helped lead his team to a state … Read More