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The Dotted Line: Defensive back targets discuss Texas’ junior day

The Longhorns enjoy the title of DBU. It’s a mythical title, sure, but it is a point of pride built on the foundation of Earl Thomas, Aaron Ross, Michael Huff and others who played in Texas’ defensive backfield in the glory years under Mack Brown. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 127: Texas TE Andrew Beck on why he moved to Vegas, UT Hoops preview

In Episode 127 of the On Second Thought podcast, former Texas tight Andrew Beck discusses his Pro Timing Day preparation and reveals why he moved to Las Vegas to train. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls abreak down the NCAA Tourney status of the Texas basketball team, which plays at … Read More

The Dotted Line: Herb Hand responsible for Texas’ recent success recruiting the offensive line

Texas’ offensive line is in good hands. The unit improved on the field under assistant coach Herb Hand in 2018 and recruits are taking notice. The Longhorns hold commitments from five prospects in the 2020 class, and three of them are offensive linemen. All have … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Marcus Washington

It was easy to forget the importance of four-star wide receiver Marcus Washington when Texas signed five-star Jordan Whittington, picked up the transfer of five-star Bru McCoy, and signed the Gatorade Player of the Year in Jake Smith. Read More

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Report: Texas hires former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora as analyst

Texas has hired former North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora to be an analyst, according to Orangebloods. The university would not confirm the report. Fedora visited UT coaches last week and had discussions with coach Tom Herman, a source told the American-Statesman. Fedora … Read More

The Dotted Line: Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper talks Texas commit, versatility

Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper became the fourth member of Texas’ 2020 recruiting class on Saturday when he pledged to the Longhorns at junior day. The St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic product is the fourth-ranked athlete in the country and a national top-75 player in the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds another 2020 offensive lineman in Port Neches-Grove’s Jaylen Garth

Texas was forced to play catch-up in the 2019 recruiting class after Texas A&M and Oklahoma seized early momentum in the cycle. Tom Herman and his staff closed magnificently, ending up with the third-ranked class in the country, but the Longhorns certainly would rather play with a lead … Read More

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Texas adds more beef with three-star offensive lineman Jaylen Garth

The Longhorns flirted with recruiting danger in the 2019 class along the offensive line. Texas ended up signing three four-star offensive tackle prospects, but it wasn’t without drama. Tyler Johnson pledged early and remained committed, though Isaiah Hookfin signed on the final day of the … Read More

Commitment 101: Texas adds athletic prospect in Mookie Cooper

Texas’ 2020 class now stands at four members after gaining the commitment of four-star athlete Mookie Cooper on Saturday afternoon. The 5-foot-9 athlete from Trinity Catholic (Mo.) is a potential play-maker at multiple spots on offense and special teams. He helped lead his team to a state … Read More

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Four-star athlete Mookie Cooper commits to Texas

Texas’ 2020 recruiting class grew to four members Saturday at noon when four-star athlete Mookie Cooper pledged to the Longhorns, joining quarterback Hudson Card and offensive linemen Logan Parr and Jake Majors. Cooper is a 5-foot-9 athlete from Trinity Catholic High School, which produced four-star wide receiver … Read More

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Golden: Longhorns Andrew Beck, Chris Nelson are using their NFL combine snubs as fuel

Get to the league. That’s the goal. For newly graduated Texas players Chris Nelson and Andrew Beck, their journey to the NFL may not come with the perks of some higher-profile teammates, but they are putting in the necessary work to make that dream happen. Both went through two years … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ top targets set for action at Under Armour event on Sunday

It’s camp season, a time of the year when shoe companies test elite prospects across the nation in regional camps with combine tests and some 1-on-1 competition between position groups. The first one on the circuit takes place Saturday at Spring Westfield High School and is expected to … Read More

As Texas seeks eligibility for Bru McCoy, the NCAA announces a review of its waiver process

The NCAA transfer frenzy has created a perception that free agency has arrived in college sports. Texas has seen several players leave and one five-star recruit, Bru McCoy, arrive through the transfer portal. More two-way action is likely. Those in Indianapolis have taken notice. Read More

Bill Bradley, Duke Thomas bridging Texas football generations for AAF’s San Antonio Commanders

SAN ANTONIO — Texas players sometimes refer to the photos adorning the hallways in the football complex as ghosts. They’re the Longhorns who have played before them, the ones who achieved All-American status or other wow kind of honors when they competed at UT. Duke Thomas, who was a three-year … Read More

The Dotted Line: Big 2020, 2021 targets are expected in Austin for Texas’ junior day

Texas hosts its first junior day of the 2019 offseason this weekend as the Longhorns plan to host nearly 100 prospects from the 2020 and 2021 cycles. Tom Herman’s program is off to a fast start in the 2020 cycle with three in-state commitments from … Read More

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Bohls: Why did one guru think Charles Omenihu could drop to the 4th round in the NFL draft?

Kirk Bohls released this week’s nine things and one crazy prediction. A couple were dedicated to the Longhorns. Here are Kirk’s takes on those items: On what grades one NFL draft guru gives the Longhorns: Checked in with NFL draft expert Lance Zierlein, who’s got his early draft … Read More

The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas’ four-star offensive lineman Isaiah Hookfin

Fort Bend Dulles offensive tackle Isaiah Hookfin remains an unknown character in Texas’ 2019 recruiting class. The four-star arrived late on the recruiting scene, picking up an offer from the Longhorns on Nov. 3. The 6-5, 270-pound prospect signed with Texas on the last day of the … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2019 defensive recruiting classes of Texas, A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma all finished inside the top 10 of the national recruiting rankings just once since 2000 — back in 2004. It was tougher when all three programs were in the Big 12. No two teams could eat without leaving the third … Read More

The Dotted Line: Comparing the 2019 offensive recruiting classes of Texas, A&M, Oklahoma

Texas, Texas A&M and Oklahoma all finished inside the top 10 of the national recruiting rankings just once since 2000 — back in 2004. It was tougher when all three programs were in the Big 12. No two teams could eat without leaving the third … Read More

‘I do miss my pals’: Lammons recalls Texas’ connections to the Jets’ Super Bowl III win

Pete Lammons, the former Texas football standout and New York Jets tight end, acknowledged recently that he’s feeling more aches and pains than usual, but said that was mostly because he’d spent the previous chilly days fishing on the Toledo Bend Reservoir between Texas and Louisiana. At 75 and after … Read More