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Breaking down the schedule: Baylor

DEC. 5: AT BAYLOR McLane Stadium, Waco Two years ago, Texas and Baylor met in Waco in the regular-season finale to decide the Big 12 championship. The Bears blew open a 3-3 game at halftime with an explosive second half, sounding the death knell for Mack Brown’s tenure as Longhorns … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Texas Tech

NOV. 26: TEXAS TECH Royal-Memorial Stadium, 6:30, FS1 Texas is 34 games over .500 on Thanksgiving and 34 games over .500 all-time against Texas Tech. Last year, the Longhorns recorded their first individual 100-yard rushing game of the season against the Red Raiders. In game nine, Malcolm Brown rumbled for … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: West Virginia

NOV. 14: AT WEST VIRGINIA Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, W.Va. If not for West Virginia, Texas would have gone Charlie Strong’s entire first season without a win over a Top 25 opponent. The Longhorns were dialed in that afternoon, taking a 24-3 lead into halftime and winning 33-16. Strong ended up … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Kansas

NOV. 7: KANSAS Royal-Memorial Stadium Kansas’ David Beaty is the only first-year coach on Texas’ schedule. He’ll try to do better than his predecessor, Charlie Weis, who was fired one day after getting shut out by the Longhorns in last year’s Big 12 opener. Duke Thomas picked off a couple … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Iowa State

OCT. 31: AT IOWA STATE Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, Iowa The Cyclones went winless in the Big 12 last year, but keep in mind that they were set to take Texas into overtime before the Longhorns hit on a couple of deep passes and kicked the winning field goal with … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Kansas State

OCT. 24: KANSAS STATE Royal-Memorial Stadium After an off week, Texas hosts Kansas State, a team that’s hard to project. Going into last year’s regular-season finale, the Wildcats were ranked ninth in the country. Yet they were picked only seventh in this year’s Big 12 preseason poll. The feeling is … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Oklahoma

OCT 10: OKLAHOMA Cotton Bowl, Dallas Texas probably feels it owes the Sooners — the Longhorns fell into an early 17-3 hole last year thanks to a pick-six and a blown kickoff coverage. The Sooners escaped 31-26 despite being outgained in total offense 482-232. Lake Travis product Baker Mayfield has … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: TCU

OCT. 3: AT TCU Amon-Carter Stadium, Fort Worth You’ve got to assume that TCU, which opens with Minnesota, Stephen F. Austin, SMU and Texas Tech, will be 4-0 at this point and possibly even ranked as high as No. 1, depending on what preseason favorite Ohio State has done against … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Oklahoma State

SEPT. 26: OKLAHOMA STATE Royal-Memorial Stadium Texas’ Big 12 opener kicks off a critical stretch of the schedule — three of the Longhorns’ next four games will be away from DKR, including matchups at TCU and against Oklahoma in Dallas. Texas is 14-4 against Oklahoma State when they play in … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Cal

SEPT. 19: CALIFORNIA Royal-Memorial Stadium, 6:30, Fox Texas’ final tuneup for the Big 12 poses a challenge: Bears quarterback Jared Goff (3,973, 35/7), who orchestrated the nation’s No. 11 scoring offense in 2014. Cal hit 45 points five times. By this third game, with Big 12 play one week away, … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Rice

  SEPT. 12: RICE Royal-Memorial Stadium, 7, LHN Last year, the Owls played in a bowl game for the third straight season, a first in program history. They crushed Fresno State 30-6 in the Hawaii Bowl to finish 8-5. Owls quarterback Driphus Jackson (2,842 yards, 24/8) — the Hawaii Bowl … Read More

Breaking down the schedule: Notre Dame

The 123rd season of Texas football will begin Sept. 5 at Notre Dame, the first meeting between two of college football’s blue-blood programs since Notre Dame hit a late field goal for a 27-24 win in Austin back in September 1996. Read More

Pooh Bear to Poona: Texas DT ready to claw opponents

Kaylon Ford Jr. couldn’t handle the fact his grandmother was cramping his style. Cynthia Ford Williams, who rocked Ford to sleep in a bassinet when he was 2 months old, first nicknamed her grandson “Pooh Bear,” just like Winnie the Pooh. Then he got into grade school. Cynthia would pick up Kaylon … Read More

Bevo Beat

John Harris signs with the Atlanta Falcons

Former Texas wide receiver John Harris has signed a contact with the Atlanta Falcons, the club announced Monday. To make room for Harris, Atlanta waived Marquis Spruill, a second-year linebacker out of Syracuse. Harris, who rose from obscurity to clear 1,000 yards with the Longhorns in 2014, signed with Philadelphia as a free agent, … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas DE Caleb Bluiett pulled back over to TE

Texas defensive end Caleb Bluiett started working with the tight ends on Monday to help shore up depth, a school spokesman confirmed. Horns247 was the first to report the position change. There's a saying that I heard a long time ago. It goes, "You … Read More

Charlie Strong says Ukwuachu a definite no

If Charlie Strong coached at Baylor and not Texas, it’s unlikely Sam Ukwuachu would have gotten a second chance there. At Saturday’s press conference to address fall camp ending at Texas, Strong was asked about the situation at Baylor. Defensive end Sam Ukwuachu was found guilty last week of raping … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Solid All-America list omits logical choices

It was anything but an easy job for my man Kirk Bohls and nine other well-respected scribes to come up with a 75th anniversary All-America college football team that would please everyone. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes, but I was one of about 400 members of the … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

We have to admit: Plenty left out of 75th All-America team

Some were no-brainers. Others were head-scratchers. And a few of the decisions will undoubtedly make critics wonder if we have a brain. We did, collectively, at least. Roger Staubach, one of the all-time greats? Absolutely. He was Tim Tebow before Tim Tebow, but Tebow with a better arm. Did I … Read More

Texas’ depth at TE takes big hit

A difficult week for Texas tight ends has gotten worse. On Thursday, a source with knowledge of the situation told the American-Statesman that sophomore Blake Whiteley could be out for the season after suffering an ACL injury. The source also said a knee injury to sophomore Andrew Beck, the Longhorns’ … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas signee Du’Vonta Lampkin tweets that he’s going to OU

Texas officials suspected defensive tackle Du’Vonta Lampkin always knew where he planned on going once it was determined he wouldn’t make it into UT. Lampkin made it official on Friday. He’s enrolled at Oklahoma. Officially admitted at Oklahoma University #BOOMERSOONER ⭕️🙌🏽 — 8️⃣2️⃣0️⃣ … Read More