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Charlie Strong’s Texas-OU presser highlights: On Swoopes, rivalries and rivalry games

Charlie Strong‘s first Texas-Oklahoma press conference was generally loose and relaxed, punctuated with two or three moments of laughter amid all the questions of rivalries, rivalry games, expectations, offensive shortcomings and, of course, core values. He acknowledged frustration over the loss to Baylor in his opening remarks. He took partial … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Ten takeaways from Baylor 28, Texas 7

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s October 5th — 278 down, 87 to go. And 34 till Baylor and Oklahoma play. YESTERDAY: The college football landscape — and, possibly, the future four-team playoff field — changed radically as No. 2 Oregon (last Thursday), No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. Read More

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Baylor wears down Texas in the second half, 28-7

IT’S OVER. Seventh-ranked Baylor has beaten Texas, 28-7. It wasn’t pretty for the Bears, who have the nation’s No. 1-ranked scoring offense and have averaged nearly 60 points a game against the likes of SMU, Northwestern State, Buffalo and Iowa State. But Baylor eventually wore down a Texas defense that … Read More

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Texas vs. Baylor game chat

Join us for this week’s live game chat. We’ll be going live from the Royal-Memorial Stadium press box for Texas vs. Baylor. We’ll kick things off at 2 p.m., or 30 minutes before the Longhorns and Bears kick off. Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Countdown toward Texas vs. Baylor

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s October 4th — 277 down, 88 to go. And 27 till Halloween. YESTERDAY: No. 18 BYU fell to Utah State, 35-20. The Cougars also lost their quarterback; Taysom Hill left in the second quarter due to a left leg fracture. MLB playoffs — (ALDS) … Read More

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Texas Longhorns still own the state fan-wise, report says

Texas is still Texas. The other football programs in state are playing catch-up. A New York Times infographic published today shows that the University of Texas football program still has the largest fan reach geographically within the state. The interactive department at the Times – The … Read More

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Updates from Charlie Strong’s presser: Bring on Baylor

What’s the big news from Bellmont Hall? No big news on the suspensions, nothing regarding injuries. Texas (2-2, 1-0) hosts No. 7 Baylor on Saturday, a nationally-televised afternoon game (ABC) that has all the makings for a lopsided home loss. Charlie Strong, however, sounds like a realist. He acknowledged that … Read More

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Breakfast with Bevo: Ten thoughts from Texas 23, Kansas 0

Good morning. Breakfast is served. It’s September 28th — 271 down, 94 to go. And 13 till Texas-OU. YESTERDAY: Texas blanked Kansas. Texas A&M barely survived Arkansas, at Jerry World. Missouri upset South Carolina and Florida State had to rally past N.C. State. And the Europeans spanked the Americans over … Read More

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Texas 23, Kansas 0: Longhorns pitch a shutout to open Big 12 play

IT’S OVER. Texas has beaten Kansas, 23-0. The Longhorns rode a plodding run game and let its opportunistic defense overwhelm what was probably correctly predicted to be the worst team in the Big 12. If you’re in the win-is-a-win camp, then you’re happy to see the shutout and that Texas … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 15, 2013): BOHLS: Mack not coming back

Mack Brown‘s successor will be luckier than Mack Brown. Texas’ next head coach will inherit a program that’s not only not broken, it’s not even in terrible shape. Just a little rough around the edges. The Longhorns, we should remind you, just … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 30, 2012): BOHLS: Ash comes of age in big-game test

SAN ANTONIO – At the end of one of the more mystifying seasons in school history, David Ash came to a crossroads at the intersection of Potential and Inconsistency. He took the right turn, and so did his career. The home-schooled, Scripture-quoting sophomore from Belton cut his long blond locks, … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Oct. 28, 2012): GOLDEN: Can’t spin this: sickly Horns need doctoring

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Holy Mangino, Batman: We’re about to lose to Kansas. Those were the sentiments of an entire nation of Texas fans who were close to suffering through what would have been the most unforgivable loss of the Mack Brown era. Would’ve been worse than three 60-something … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Jan. 6, 2009): UT, your likely No. 2, deserves some No. 1 talk

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Texas won the football game Monday night. And probably nothing else, unfortunately. For one thrilling evening in Arizona’s desert , that would be enough. The Longhorns put the wraps on one of the most exhilarating and satisfying seasons ever as Heisman runner-up Colt McCoy directed the nation’s … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Aug. 29, 2006): No. 12 now No. 1

Colt McCoy never threw an interception in Texas’ three preseason scrimmages, and Longhorn defensive backs were hard-pressed Monday to recall picking off any passes by the redshirt freshman in August workouts. “I can’t remember one he threw,” said Texas cornerback Aaron Ross. “Colt’s earned his stripes.” After that kind of … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Aug. 27, 2006): Home of the shining sons

TUSCOLA — The boy joined the universe under the stars in the New Mexico skies. He arrived on a September night three miles from the state border, so near his ancestral land that his father, a football coach and a man of clear thinking, had the good sense to fetch … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (March 5, 2006): BOHLS: Replacing Young will be two-man job

Mid-term enrollee Jevan Snead hadn’t been on campus two weeks when a Longhorns coach gave him a present. It was an hour-long DVD featuring 100 offensive plays. Gosh, you shouldn’t have. Before the Stephenville quarterback recruit could find the Student Union building, here was Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis expecting … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Jan. 5, 2006): Positive Brown finally attracts a championship

PASADENA, Calif. — The nice guy finally finished first. Mack Brown has never disguised it. He doesn’t want to be considered a Darth Vader coach. He wants to be known as a good guy. He wants to be liked. Well, how do you like him now? The confetti was still … Read More

Joe Harrington

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 13, 2005): KELSO: Heisman? Who cares? Win Rose

Ol’ Vince Young didn’t quite pull a Ted Baxter Saturday when he didn’t win the Heisman Trophy. But he was playing in the same playpen. You might remember Ted, that blowed-up puff adder of a TV anchor on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” In one episode, Ted bought … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Dec. 12, 2005): BOHLS: Hell hath no fury like…

NEW YORK — Beware, Southern Cal. Beware of the slighted one, the one with the scowl, the unforgiving. Be on the lookout in just more than three weeks for a man possessed. That would be Vince Young. Just between us, I’m wondering if he will smile again between now and Jan. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

FROM THE ARCHIVES (Oct. 9, 2005): BOHLS: Brown sheds gorilla, gets back to work

DALLAS — Mack Brown would not be talked into it. Try though they might, the Longhorns couldn’t persuade their head coach to grab the heavy Golden Hat trophy with both hands and hoist it on top of a head that had every right to swell to twice its normal size. Read More