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Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: As coaches, OU’s Riley, Texas’ Herman stand out as 1 and 1A

Lincoln Riley’s on the Most Wanted List. Every single one of them. If any NFL or high-level college vacancy comes open, the Oklahoma coach inevitably shows up on the list. The Washington Redskins is the latest opening, and yes, Riley’s name popped up as usual. Not immediately. It took at … Read More

Brian Davis

American-Statesman Staff

Eyes on Texas: Horns’ ‘stone cutters’ up front happy to hammer away at the Sooners

Smack talk is one thing. Speaking to reporters with unmistakable confidence is another. Texas left tackle Samuel Cosmi triggered Oklahoma fans on Tuesday with his comments about OU defensive linemen Ronnie Perkins and Neville Gallimore. “I wouldn’t say they’re super special, but they’re good … Read More

Bevo Beat

Longhorn Confidential: Recruiting in Oklahoma, interviewing Ja’Tavion Sanders and spotlighting Travis Sthele

It’s Thursday, so it’s time to talk recruiting with the American-Statesman’s Danny Davis and Mike Craven. Since Texas has only plucked two players out of its biggest rival’s backyard, we examine the recruiting scene in Oklahoma. Plus, 2021 athlete Ja’Tavion Sanders talks about the position he’ll play in college and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Week 7 guide to watching Texas commitments

It’s a busy week for the Texas commits in the 2020 and 2021 class as district races heat up throughout the state. Nineteen of Texas’ 20 pledges for 2020 are playing on Thursday or Friday. Port Neches-Groves offensive tackle Jaylen Garth remains sidelined with an injury.  Ja’Quinden Jackson, … Read More

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 154: Texas legend Jordan Shipley and OU’s Dusty Dvoracek talk about Red River Rivalry

It’s Texas/OU weekend and on this week’s On Second Thought, Kirk and Cedric talk to legendary Texas wide receiver Jordan Shipley about the 2008 match up and his thoughts on the game. They also spend some time with former Oklahoma nose tackle Dusty Dvoracek chatting with him about those early … Read More

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Hurts will soon discover there’s nothing quite like a Texas-Oklahoma rivalry game

Long before he arrived on the Oklahoma campus, Jalen Hurts played in his share of rivalry games. But this one will be different. During his stellar career at Alabama, Hurts encountered the hated Auburn Tigers three times — twice as a starter and once as a backup, when he attempted … Read More

Bevo Beat

After blazing start, Texas WR Devin Duvernay named Longhorns’ sixth team captain

Texas coach Tom Herman held a rare mid-season team meeting this week. He called the Longhorns together for an announcement, something “I’ve done once before in my time as a head coach.” In a video posted by UT, Herman stood before the Horns and announced a … Read More

Whys of Texas: Malcolm Roach on relishing the Texas-OU rivalry, State Fair turkey legs

Malcolm Roach has been to the State Fair of Texas plenty of times. His father coached at Grambling State, so he’s been to plenty of Grambling-Prairie View A&M games at the Cotton Bowl over the years. “I used to get the turkey wing,” Roach said. Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with 2021 quarterback Jalen Milroe

Texas found its quarterback in the 2021 class early when four-star Katy Tompkins dual-threat Jalen Milroe picked Texas this summer. He instantly become a force on the recruiting trail, helping Texas add multiple prospects in his area. Milroe led Tompkins to its first ever playoff appearance as a … Read More

Man behind ‘Hook ’em, Horns’ laughs off Horns Down controversy

Two outstretched fingers, the index and the pinky, have created a Red River splash that crosses the borders of ridiculousness. The Hook ‘em Horns hand sign was born 64 years ago, but the Horns Down controversy has only recently reached its boiling point. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley has been asked … Read More

Rivalries? Several Texas players had annual grudge matches in high school before Texas-OU clashes

This weekend in Dallas, Texas will attempt to go 1-0. For Texas, attempting to go 1-0 is more of a rallying cry than a statement of fact. The Longhorns, after all, are currently 4-1. But the meaning behind that often-uttered motto is simple. Don’t look backward. Don’t look ahead. Treat Rice … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas RB Keaontay Ingram taking it easy after neck injury scare vs. West Virginia

Texas running back Keaontay Ingram said he was cleared to return to the West Virginia game with a neck injury but was later held back as a precaution. Ingram left the game midway through the first half. He returned for the second half but played … Read More

Bevo Beat

Texas K Cameron Dicker had up-and-down performances since Oklahoma game winner

After winking at Joseph Ossai and hammering his way into Texas-Oklahoma history, Cameron Dicker has been up and down as the Longhorns kicker. Dicker nailed the 40-yard game winner last season with nine seconds left to beat OU in the Cotton Bowl. That magical moment sent … Read More

Bevo Beat

LT Sam Cosmi still relishing his ‘big man touchdown,’ the fourth in Texas history since 1947

Texas left tackle Sam Cosmi was told Tuesday that some like to call his trick play score against West Virginia a “fat man touchdown.” “I think it’s a big man touchdown,” Cosmi said as the smile fell from his face. Either way, it was … Read More

Bevo Beat

Healthy again, Texas’ B.J. Foster gets back to his heat-seeking ways

The heat-seeking missile that is B.J. Foster wasted no time Saturday announcing his presence with authority in West Virginia. Having missed two games with a hamstring injury, the Texas nickel back made up for lost time. On the game’s third play, WVU’s T.J. Simmons had his … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: OU, Texas set to battle for top spot; 5-0 Baylor up to No. 3

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (5-0) Oklahoma receives its first true test of the season on Saturday when Lincoln Riley’s squad faces off with Texas. The Sooners are destroying opponents and look even better with Jalen Hurts at quarterback, which is scary considering Oklahoma graduated two Heisman trophy winners after the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Kitan Crawford shines on offense, defense in win

WYLIE — Tyler John Tyler cornerback Kitan Crawford lurks in the shadows of Texas’ 2020 recruiting class. That’s a testament to the quality of the prospects pledged to Tom Herman’s program. Crawford is a four-star ranked as the 11th-best cornerback in the nation and as … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas-OU is closer than this year’s betting line suggests

Unlike the early, lopsided betting line, the breakdown of this week’s Texas-Oklahoma game isn’t nearly that one-sided.  But then, the last time Lincoln Riley had a close shave, he was in his bathroom. The oddsmakers installed the sixth-ranked, unbeaten Sooners as a surprisingly large 10 1/2-point favorite. Maybe it’s … Read More

Hello, Sooners: Texas-Oklahoma week begins with underdog Tom Herman loose, confident

It’s Texas-Oklahoma week, folks. This is serious stuff. KEYE-TV reporter Bob Ballou was treating it as such Monday when a cell phone rang during Texas coach Tom Herman’s press conference, interrupting the ebb and flow of the Q&A. “Fraud Risk. Somebody’s getting a … Read More

Texas notebook: Hampered by his hamstring, Collin Johnson could return against Oklahoma

Last December, Collin Johnson had a record-setting day against Oklahoma at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Texas wide receiver caught eight passes for 177 yards in the 39-27 loss. No player had ever recorded more receiving yards in a Big 12 title game. The 11th-ranked Longhorns … Read More