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Nearing a return to the secondary, Brandon Jones won’t field punts when he next suits up for Texas

When Texas junior Brandon Jones returns to the football field, he will be focusing solely on his work as a safety. In the second quarter of last week’s 24-17 win at Kansas, Jones suffered a head injury while returning a punt. Jones did not return after receiving … Read More

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Tom Herman: Red River Redo? This one’s different — Texas-Oklahoma 1 was sooo October

So, it turns out Tom Herman during a regular-season game-week press conference is the same as Tom Herman during the week of the Big 12 championship game. He wasn’t particularly up. Or down. He put it all in perspective. This game isn’t another Red River Showdown, he says he’s told … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman discusses Oklahoma matchup, stopping Kyler Murray

Texas coach Tom Herman talks about facing Oklahoma for a second time this season in the Big 12 championship game at AT&T Stadium and how he’s guided the Longhorns to the brink of a league title.  … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit De’Gabriel Floyd provides scouting report on five-star target Bru McCoy

Texas isn’t done fishing outside of Texas waters for talent in the 2019 class. The biggest fish remain unhooked. The Longhorns picked up two commitments last week and both were out-of-state defensive ends. Exactly half of Texas’ 22 commitments play prep football outside of the Lone Star … Read More

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Report: Mack Brown agrees to rejoin North Carolina Tar Heels as head coach

Mack is back wearing that familiar Carolina blue. Mack Brown, who guided the North Carolina Tar Heels for 10 years before coming to Texas, has agreed to return to Chapel Hill and replace Larry Fedora, according to UNC’s 247Sports website. The Charlotte Observer … Read More

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Red River Rematch at AT&T Stadium will be a top-10 battle between Texas and Oklahoma

When Texas and Oklahoma meet on Saturday, they will do so as highly-ranked adversaries. After closing out the regular season with a 24-17 win over Kansas, Texas climbed two spots in the Associated Press’ national poll on Sunday. Ranked 11th last week, Texas (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) earned … Read More

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The Golden Hat will not be awarded to the winner of Texas and Oklahoma’s Red River Rematch

This weekend, bragging rights and a conference championship will be on the line. The Golden Hat will not be. Texas (9-3, 7-2 Big 12) and Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1 Big 12) are set to battle at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium in the Big 12 Championship Game on Saturday. This … Read More

Texas 24, Kansas 17: Five key plays

LAWRENCE, Kan. — There were 137 snaps taken in No. 14 Texas’ 24-17 win over Kansas on Friday. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. Another quick strike In each of its previous three games against Kansas, Texas scored on its … Read More

Red River 2.0: No corny dogs, but Texas, Oklahoma meet again for Big 12 championship

What time is it? Time for one hellacious rematch. Trying to determine the biggest and best Texas-Oklahoma game ever is akin to picking your favorite child. Or choosing between your left hand or right to throw the Horns Down. Start with 1963. Read More

Texas commit Roschon Johnson scores six times in playoff win, talks evolution of Sam Ehlinger

HOUSTON – Texas quarterback commit Roschon Johnson scored six touchdowns and accounted for 478 yards in Port Neches-Groves’ 50-28 area-round win over Lindale on Friday night at NRG Stadium. The four-star pledge ran the ball 19 times for 248 yards and four touchdowns. He … Read More

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Sooners survive wild shootout in Morgantown, sets up Texas-OU rematch for Big 12 title

Nobody tell Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando about the wild shootout in Morgantown, W.Va. Just tell him Oklahoma won. The Longhorns will meet the Sooners in the Big 12 championship game at 11 a.m. next Saturday at AT&T Stadium after a Black Friday with two … Read More

With Johnson suspended, Texas’ Jeffrey McCulloch responds with the play of the game

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Following Texas’ 24-17 win over Kansas on Friday, Longhorns linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch found his mother, Deborah, in the stands at Memorial Stadium. He gave her a huge hug, then posed for pictures with family and friends, high-fived a handful of UT fans and autographed a burnt-orange American … Read More

Texas 24, Kansas 17: ‘Overachieving’ Longhorns ready for Big 12 championship test

LAWRENCE, Kan. — The last few weeks, Texas coach Tom Herman has been saying his 14th-ranked Longhorns are “overachieving.” He said it again Friday after a 24-17 win over Kansas with one additional tidbit. “We’re an unfinished product,” a jubilant Herman said inside a cramped … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: For Texas, a W is a W — even when W stands for Wacky

LAWRENCE, Kan. — It’s fairly obvious to anyone who has paid attention this season that Texas doesn’t do easy. However, the Longhorns will do a Big 12 championship game. Thanks to Friday’s scary 24-17 escape over a last-place, 3-8 Kansas team at Memorial Stadium, Texas competing for the conference title … Read More

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LISTEN: Longhorns UnFiltered discusses UT’s turnaround, Ehlinger’s day at Kansas

American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Danny Davis and Brian Davis examine how far these Longhorns have come in a 24-17 win over Kansas that clinched a spot in the Big 12 championship game.  … Read More

Texas-Kansas notebook: Sam Ehlinger’s interception-free streak ends, 308 passes later

LAWRENCE, Kan. — As Texas closed out its regular season with a 24-17 win over Kansas on Friday, Sam Ehlinger threw the final pass of his own record-setting run. On a third-and-10 at Kansas’ 22 in the second quarter, Ehlinger was intercepted by Jayhawks defensive end Najee Stevens-McKenzie. It was … Read More

Texas 24, Kansas 17: Our five pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Friday’s 24-17 win over Kansas. Here’s how they played out: 1. How long did it take Texas to score? One drive. Eleven plays. As far as recent Texas-Kansas games are concerned, that took a long, long time. Read More

Texas 24, Kansas 17: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Friday in Lawrence: First quarter Texas 7, Kansas 0. After Kansas punted to Texas’ 2, Sam Ehlinger directed an efficient first drive for a touchdown. The 98-yard drive was the Longhorns’ longest of the season. Ehlinger, coming off last week’s shoulder problem, was 6 of 7 … Read More

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Whew! Another tight finish, but Texas beats Kansas 24-17, earns a spot in the Big 12 title game

It’s over at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. Fourteenth-ranked Texas has beaten Kansas 24-17 to earn a spot in next week’s Big 12 championship game. It wasn’t a pretty win. Yes, the final score looked comfortable. But this game was a strange one. The Longhorns looked off on offense most … Read More

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Gulp! Texas is one half away from a Big 12 title game spot, but leads Kansas only 7-0

It’s halftime at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. Fourteenth-ranked Texas, needing a win today to secure a spot in next week’s Big 12 championship game, is leading Kansas 7-0. In some ways, this game isn’t that close. The Longhorns’ defense has been impressive and Kansas has been unable to do … Read More