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Looks like Kansas starts ’em young on the Horns Down

Original? No. Cute? Well … yes. The Big 12 has just thrown a taunting flag on this child. — RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 23, 2018 KU Kinda Jumbotron shows precious little girl giving Horns down. Read More

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FINAL: Texas tops Kansas 24-17, is headed to Big 12 title game

The No. 14 Longhorns have topped Kansas 24-17 on the road in Lawrence, securing a spot in the Big 12 championship game. Final: Texas 24, Kansas 17. The Longhorns (9-3, 7-2) will meet either Oklahoma or West Virginia in the Big 12 … Read More

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Texas suspends leading tackler Gary Johnson for Friday’s game at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Texas senior linebacker Gary Johnson will be suspended for the team’s regular-season finale against Kansas. The Longhorns announced the suspension two hours ahead of Friday’s kickoff at Memorial Stadium. Johnson will sit because of an undisclosed violation of team rules. Johnson is the fifth Longhorn to be … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Friday’s Longhorns-Jayhawks game

The 15th-ranked Longhorns travel to Kansas on Friday. The eyes of Texas will be upon … Joe Dineen Jr., Kansas linebacker Dineen, who was raised in Lawrence in a family of Jayhawks athletes, will play his final home game on Friday. A two-time winner of the … Read More

Texas vs. Kansas: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Friday at Kansas: 1. How long will it take Texas to score? Texas has gotten off to a very fast start in each of the last three Kansas games. In 2015, Jerrod Heard and John Burt connected on an 84-yard touchdown … Read More

‘Let’s fix it’: Texas can exorcise some ghosts, clinch a spot in Big 12 title game with a win in Lawrence

Texas defensive end Charles Omenihu sure seems like an elephant who never forgets. He can instantly recall what has happened on specific plays, who was holding him, what the atmosphere was like, even the size of the crowd. “My high school games, they were loaded,” … Read More

Texas vs. Kansas: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Kansas game to keep your eye on Friday: 1. Kansas’ Peyton Bender vs. DBU Texas’ 42-27 win over Kansas last year was a career game for former UT defensive back Antwuan Davis, who intercepted two passes and … Read More

Commitment 101: JUCO defensive end Jacoby Jones spurns Oklahoma for Texas

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 22 prospects on Wednesday night when three-star JUCO defensive end Jacoby Jones pledged to the Longhorns over 16 other offers. He de-committed from Oklahoma on Nov. 13 and took a visit to Texas for the Iowa State victory. Read More

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JUCO product Jacoby Jones adds instant help at defensive end for Longhorns

Tom Herman and his staff added instant help along the defensive line in the 2019 class when three-star JUCO defensive end Jacoby Jones picked the Longhorns after a visit to Texas for the Iowa State win. Jones was committed to Oklahoma until Nov. 13. The 6-foot-4, 250-pound … Read More

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Texas QB Sam Ehlinger goes through a full workout, will play vs. Kansas

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger went through a full workout on Wednesday and coach Tom Herman expects the sophomore to play against Kansas. Ehlinger’s participation is key as No. 14 Texas (8-3, 6-2 Big 12) aims to clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game with … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas three-star defensive end Myron Warren

Texas’ 2019 recruiting class grew to 21 members on Monday when three-star defensive end Myron Warren picked the Longhorns. The product of Early, La. chose Texas over 26 other offers. The 6-3, 240-pound strong-side end was the third defensive linemen to pick Texas, joining fellow three-star prospects … Read More

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Longhorns in the NFL: Week 11 sets stage for Colt McCoy start on Thanksgiving

Is there such a thing as a former Longhorn? These players will always be Longhorns to University of Texas fans, even though they’ve graduated to the next level of football. Every week we’ll update you on how they performed the previous weekend. Here’s a look at the Longhorns in the … Read More

With turnover-causing Kansas lurking, Texas limiting its own mistakes at an impressive rate

Andrew Beck knew he was misquoting John Heisman on Tuesday. Beck, Texas’ senior tight end, was talking about fumbles when he cited Heisman — the Hall of Fame coach for whom college football’s biggest individual trophy is named — as saying, “It’s better to die a young man than to … Read More

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Even in late November, Texas still wearing full pads, going full throttle in practice

This late in the season, the unofficial guide to coaching says you should ease up on the players. Most practices in November are shorter as players wear just helmets, shoulder pads and shorts. Texas went full pads and had a full day of tackling last … Read More

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Credit Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight’s honesty for sparking Longhorns

Every Sunday, Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight starts the new game week by addressing the players and giving them background information on the next opponent. Apparently, McKnight dispensed with the pleasantries the day after a nail-biting win over Texas Tech. “At this point, you … Read More

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Texas WR Collin Johnson glad to be back on the field after knee injury

After missing one game with a knee injury, Texas receiver Collin Johnson said he was excited to get back on the field last Saturday against Iowa State. The Longhorns wasted no time putting him to work. The 6-foot-6 Johnson ran a go route and caught a … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four players trending toward Texas with early signing period looming

A month remains before the start of the early signing period and nearly every Texas commitment has confirmed he’ll sign in December. Five of those players are expected to enroll early and that number could grow if Texas closes out with its top targets on offense and defense. The Longhorns … Read More

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Social reaction: Should Breckyn Hager have been reprimanded for trash-talking a rival?

This football season, Texas senior Breckyn Hager has compiled 2.5 sacks, six quarterback hurries and one apology. After being told this weekend that Kansas scored 40 points against Oklahoma, Hager told reporters that UT’s longtime rival “has no defense. And what time is it? It’s 11:12 … and OU still … Read More

Good news, bad news for Texas: Bevo denied, Hager reprimanded, but Ehlinger still may play

The Monday morning blues arrived courtesy of Bevo XV’s official Twitter account. “Due to the Kansas Jayhawks no live mascot policy, BEVO will not make the trip to the game on Friday,” Bevo, or one of his handlers with opposable thumbs, tweeted. Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas’ Tom Herman deserves a B-plus grade this season — with a chance for extra credit

The semester’s not over. Final exams remain. But for now, what are the grades for Tom Herman and his coaching staff? The second-year coach was asked Monday to grade himself as a head coach over his first two seasons. “Incomplete,” Herman said. He then added somewhat cryptically, “I’ll grade myself … Read More