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Big 12 reprimands Texas senior Breckyn Hager for comments about Oklahoma

On Monday, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby publicly reprimanded Texas senior defensive end Breckyn Hager for comments he recently made about Oklahoma. At the end of his postgame availability following UT’s 24-10 win over Iowa State on Saturday, Hager was told that Kansas scored 40 points against Oklahoma that evening. Read More

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Texas prepares for its first look at a freshman standout in Kansas’ backfield

During its upcoming trip to Kansas, Texas will be hosted by one of the top newcomers in the Big 12. Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams, Jr., was named the Big 12’s newcomer of the week on Monday. It was the fourth time that Williams has won that award this … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds toughness, potential to 2019 class with defensive end Myron Warren

Texas took a large step towards finishing the 2019 recruiting class on Monday when defensive end Myron Warren of Early High School (La.) pledged to Texas over 26 other offers. The three-star de-committed from TCU on Oct. 9, just a day after receiving an offer from the … Read More

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Longhorns add size, potential in three-star defensive end Myron Warren

Texas added more beef to its 2019 recruiting class on Monday when three-star defensive end Myron Warren chose the Longhorns over TCU, Nebraska, Oregon and 25 other offers. The one-time TCU pledge de-committed from the Horned Frogs on Oct. 9, a day after receiving an offer from … Read More

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LISTEN: On Longhorn Confidential, would Tom Herman be at Texas without that Kansas loss?

The American-Statesman crew thinks back to that chilly night in Lawrence, Kan., in 2016 that spelled the end of the Charlie Strong era and ushered in the arrival of Tom Herman. Plus, who should Texas want to face in the Big 12 championship game, Oklahoma or West Virginia? … Read More

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Tom Herman: No rest for the weary for Texas — if Sam Ehlinger can play, he’s going to play

Tom Herman’s final regular-season Monday press conference was laid back, comfortable and focused. The second-year Texas coach was all smiles as he began. He opened with thoughts/concerns over the short week — getting out of DKR between midnight and 1 a.m. late Saturday night, then turning around for practice on … Read More

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LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman on Sam Ehlinger’s injury, Lil’Jordan’s big impact

Texas coach Tom Herman gives an update on quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s health as the Longhorns prepare for a Kansas and try to clinch a spot in the Big 12 championship game.  … Read More

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Tom Herman: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder is ‘angry’ but MRI shows no major damage

Texas coach Tom Herman outlined a path for quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s shoulder recovery this week that mirrored what happened earlier this season. From Herman’s tone on the Big 12 conference call, Ehlinger sounds like someone who will play against Kansas. “No broken bones. Read More

The Dotted Line: Offensive tackle targets Andrew Coker, Isaiah Hookfin clash in playoffs

SUGAR LAND — Two of the state’s top senior offensive linemen squared off in the playoffs Friday night when Katy Taylor bested Fort Bend Dulles, 28-13. Taylor’s Andrew Coker, a TCU commit, is a member of the 2019 Fabulous 55 and holds an offer from … Read More

Texas 24, Iowa State 10: Five key plays

There were 130 snaps taken in No. 15 Texas’ 24-10 win over Iowa State on Saturday night. Here are five that ended up making a big difference: 1. An early stop Texas won its eighth coin toss of the season, but the Longhorns once again deferred their … Read More

Don’t stop believin’: Texas’ journey toward the Big 12 title now goes through 3-8 Kansas

Texas coach Tom Herman should be doing cartwheels. Kansas gave his players plenty of reasons to take the regular-season finale against a 3-8 team serious. While Texas was busy thumping Iowa State 24-10 on Saturday night, Kansas was running wild on Oklahoma. Read More

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Texas rises up to No. 11 in AP Top 25 poll as Les Miles joins Kansas

Kansas has a new head coach, and Texas has a higher spot in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 poll. This Friday’s matchup will not be your average regular-season finale. Texas moved up to No. 11 in the AP Top 25 and heads to Lawrence this … Read More

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Longhorn fans light up the night to ‘Don’t Stop Believin’

The 500th Texas Longhorns game to be played in Royal-Memorial Stadium provided plenty of highlights for the home team. But no moment was more Instagram-worthy than a crowd singalong to Journey’s 1981 hit “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” illuminated by thousands of waving cell phone flashlights. Read More

Texas 24, Iowa State 10: With a little help, Longhorns jump back into the Big 12 title race

All Texas coach Tom Herman ever talks about is going 1-0 each week. The big picture is irrelevant, he claims. Focus solely on that week’s opponent. On this front, he stays remarkably on-brand. Then, Herman and his players looked up Saturday during pregame at the Royal-Memorial … Read More

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Golden: If Shane Buechele gets extended duty at Kansas, Texas should be just fine

Shane Buechele could have left for greener pastures. He lost his starting job to a younger teammate in August and was looking at holding a clipboard for the final two years of his college career. Yet he stayed. Why? “Because of my teammates,” Buechele said after Saturday night’s 24-10 win … Read More

Texas-Iowa State notebook: The ‘best player’ on the offense, Lil’Jordan Humphrey nears a UT record

If there was any question as to who the best player on the Texas offense is, junior wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey settled the debate on Saturday night. Humphrey led the Longhorns with seven catches for 86 yards in the 24-10 win over Iowa State. His 27-yard touchdown catch gave Texas … Read More

Texas 24, Iowa State 10: Our five pregame questions — answered

Revisiting our five pregame questions that were facing the Longhorns ahead of Saturday night’s 24-10 win over Iowa State. Here’s how they played out: 1. Did Texas have to worry about Iowa State’s run game before halftime? No. The Cyclones had to go without David Montgomery for the first … Read More

Texas 24, Iowa State 10: The expanded boxscore

How it all happened Saturday night: First quarter Texas 7, Iowa State 3. Collin Johnson, who missed last week’s game with a knee injury, had two catches for 48 yards on Texas’ opening drive. Sam Ehlinger capped it with his 10th rushing touchdown of the season. For only the third … Read More

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Thank you, Okie State: Texas knocks off Iowa State 24-10, is one win away from a Big 12 title game berth

It’s all over at Royal-Memorial Stadium. The 15th-ranked Longhorns, needing to take care of business against No. 16 Iowa State, did exactly that — a decisive 24-10 victory that, coupled with Oklahoma State’s 45-41 win over West Virginia in Stillwater, has Texas poised to play in the Big 12 championship … Read More

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With Sam Ehlinger (shoulder) ailing, Texas turns to Shane Buechele as second half kicks off against Iowa State

Junior Shane Buechele started at quarterback for the second half of UT’s game against Iowa State on Saturday night. Sam Ehlinger appeared to hurt his shoulder on a 3rd-and-14 scramble at the end of the first half. After halftime, Buechele warmed up with UT’s other quarterbacks. Ehlinger returned to the … Read More