Football Archives

Bevo Beat

On Second Thought Ep 153: WVU coach Neal Brown on hosting Texas; Sam Ehlinger on paying college players

West Virginia coach Neal Brown joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on Episode 153 of On Second Thought as his Mountaineers look to spring the upset over the visiting Texas Longhorns Saturday. The hosts also revisit Texas QB Sam Ehlinger’s stance on college players getting paid for their images … Read More

Mike Craven staff

Craven’s Corner: Betting on Texas to cover, Auburn to beat Florida

The underdogs ruled Sunday and it cost us our first losing NFL week of the season. The corner is now 17-19 since the start of the NFL season. Not great, but there are plenty of opportunities to make that money back with a loaded week of football action … Read More

Whys of Texas: Del Conte believes ‘We’ve got to define what the new modern amateur athlete is’

It’s football season, and we’ll address some relevant Q&A’s related to this week’s Texas-West Virginia scrum in a moment. But questions about the future of the NCAA, amateurism and collegiate sports as we know it are front and center this week. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that will … Read More

The Dotted Line: 2021 defensive end, Texas target Tunmise Adeleye values relationships, scheme

KATY — The most talked about football prospect at Katy Tompkins is junior quarterback Jalen Milroe, a Texas commit for the 2021 cycle. The highest-rated prospect in the program, though, is fellow junior Tunmise Adeleye. The four-star defensive end is the No. Read More

Texas notebook: Longhorns linemen bond over grilling competitions, living arrangements

Texas offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter spent his 21st birthday Monday at a Chipotle. That was by choice, though. The junior swears by the food chain and highly recommends a double serving of rice in your burrito bowl. Fellow lineman Samuel Cosmi said that Kerstetter has even been known to bring … Read More

Texas defensive tackle Keondre Coburn coming along under Malcolm Roach’s wing

A coach’s son, Malcolm Roach sounds like one, too. Asked how to stop the run, the Texas senior defensive end said on Tuesday, “Control the line of scrimmage, penetration and make tackles.” Roach’s protégé is a quick study. “Come off the ball,” redshirt freshman Keondre Coburn said. “No D-lineman is … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Jalen Milroe’s leadership qualities attracting fellow prospects

KATY — Jalen Milroe is a winner. The junior quarterback from Katy Tompkins led the Falcons to their first playoff appearance in school history as a sophomore. Tompkins is 5-0 with a big showdown against Katy looming on Thursday, and the Texas commit is the … Read More

Big 12 football power poll: Oklahoma the class of the league; Cowboys clearly No. 3 team

1. (Prev: 1) Oklahoma (4-0) This could be Lincoln Riley’s best Oklahoma team since taking over the head coaching job, which is scary considering the Sooners always win the Big 12 championship and replaced Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks in consecutive seasons. Quarterback Jalen Hurts could be the third in a … Read More

Texas notebook: Longhorns look to put ‘unique instances’ on special teams behind them

As they attempt to avoid another stumble on special teams, the Longhorns will turn to coaching and consistency. On Monday, Texas coach Tom Herman did not indicate that he would bench either freshman Jake Smith or senior Brandon Jones from punt returning duties. Both muffed returns during UT’s 36-30 … Read More

Rested and ready, Texas coach Tom Herman analyzes Longhorns heading to West Virginia

Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger turned 21 on Monday, which prompted an obvious question for coach Tom Herman. What did he do on his 21st birthday? “It was so long ago I can’t remember,” Herman quipped. “And maybe that does have a little bit to do with what I did that … Read More

Bevo Beat

Ricky Williams’ 1998 Heisman Trophy up for sale at auction

Brian Hobbs remembers getting a call in 2014 to let him know Ricky Williams was interested in selling his Heisman Trophy. An avid sports memorabilia collector, Hobbs drove from his home in Tallahassee, Florida, to meet Williams in Austin, Texas, where the former Longhorns star was finishing the undergraduate degree … Read More

Bevo Beat

Longhorn Confidential: Headed to West Virginia while wondering about Mack Brown, Texas A&M

On this week’s episode of Longhorn Confidential, American-Statesman staff writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Texas’ upcoming trip to West Virginia along with an injury updates, Mack Brown and playing Texas A&M. Read More

Bevo Beat

Tom Herman: It’s time to trust those defensive backs signed the last two years

Tom Herman’s West Virginia game-week press conference has come and gone.   What you need to know 1. Injury updates: Nickel back B.J. Foster is back. He practiced on Sunday and Herman labeled him as “probable.” … Wide receiver Collin Johnson and safety DeMarvion Overshown hope to practice on Tuesday. Read More

Bevo Beat

LISTEN: Texas coach Tom Herman looks ahead to West Virginia matchup

After an off week, Texas coach Tom Herman discusses some key injuries and looks ahead to the Longhorns’ next matchup against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas commit Troy Omeire explains his flip from Texas A&M

MISSOURI CITY — When it comes to football, recruiting remains the only place where Texas or Texas A&M can score a win against each other. And the Longhorns struck a real blow on Sept. 20 when four-star wide receiver Troy Omeire announced his decision to … Read More

Bevo Beat

WATCH: Two Longhorns earn a scholarship as Texas returns from its bye week

When Texas returns from its bye week, two more scholarship recipients will appear on the Longhorns’ roster. Former walk-ons Hank Coutoumanos and Luke Brockermeyer have been placed on scholarship, the school announced on Sunday. The players were recently surprised at a team meeting. Following a presentation on how to tie a … Read More

‘God has a purpose in me’: Texas’ Joseph Ossai is trusting his path from Nigeria to Austin

There’s only one proper way to kill a goat. Where Joseph Ossai grew up in Ijanikin located in Lagos, Nigeria, cooking goat was a unique family bonding experience. In similar fashion, Ossai’s family bought a live goat a few years ago from a stockyard in Huntsville. Read More

Texas AD Chris Del Conte: ‘Us not playing A&M is not good for college football’

Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte made the most passionate, strongest public argument possible Friday for restarting the football series with Texas A&M. The Aggies still don’t want to hear it. At a panel discussion hosted by the Texas Tribune, Del Conte appeared … Read More

The Dotted Line: In-person scouting reports on a handful of Texas commits

My trips around the state to watch high school football to watch Texas commitments and targets was fruitful last week with three future Longhorns squaring off in one game when Ty Jordan and West Mesquite battled with 2021 commits Ja’Tavion Sanders and … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Trick plays for the Longhorns — and the number 25

Each week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 25 — the jersey number assigned to sophomore safety B.J. Foster. Texas has allowed 25 first downs on 58 third-down attempts, a .431 percentage that ranks 96th nationally. Chris Warren … Read More