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Grading the Big 12’s signing classes: Texas, OU dominate as new coaches scrambled

The Big 12 is all about the new. There were four new head coaches trying to attract recruits. The top two classes were put together by coaches who’d just completed their second seasons on campus. The league’s identity will be retooled this fall. That started with the coaching hires and … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2019 defensive recruiting class

The 2019 class is officially in the rearview mirror now that national signing day came and went with a whimper. The bulk of Texas’ class signed in December during the early period with Bru McCoy’s transfer from USC and the signing of four-star offensive … Read More

The Dotted Line: Grading Texas’ 2019 offensive recruiting class

The 2019 class is officially in the rearview mirror now that national signing day came and went with a whimper. The bulk of Texas’ class signed in December during the early period with Bru McCoy’s transfer from USC and the signing of four-star offensive … Read More

Longhorns surprise fans by freezing football season ticket prices a 4th-straight year

Texas officials froze season ticket prices for three seasons as the Longhorns plodded through mediocrity and a coaching change. After UT’s 10-win campaign in 2018 and Sugar Bowl victory, raising ticket prices seems like a fait accompli. Not for Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte. Read More

So long, Shane: Backup quarterback Shane Buechele will leave Texas, transfer to SMU

Texas quarterback Shane Buechele proved himself to be the ultimate teammate last season when he quietly stepped aside for Sam Ehlinger. They had alternated back and forth in 2017, but Ehlinger won the job outright last August and led the Longhorns to a 10-win season. Read More

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With its 2019 recruiting class finalized, Texas is also set to add sought-after walk-ons to its roster

At a press conference on Wednesday, Texas football coach Tom Herman chatted about the additions of Bru McCoy and Javonne Shepherd to his 2019 recruiting class. He, however, was not able to discuss all of his incoming recruits. Since they have not enrolled yet, Herman said he is … Read More

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Texas fans allowed to make donations for 2019 signee Derrian Brown’s medical costs

Texas fans wanting to make a donation help running back Derrian Brown’s medical costs can donate through an online fundraiser approved by the school’s compliance department. Brown, a member of the 2019 recruiting class from Buford, Ga., is currently hospitalized after having surgery … Read More

The Dotted Line: The 2020 Fabulous 55 is headlined by five-star running back Zach Evans

The best running back in the country headlines the American-Statesman’s initial 2020 Fabulous 55. Galena Park North Shore’s Zachary Evans helped his program capture the Class 6A Division I state title last year as a junior. He’s the unquestioned prize of … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 10-1

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 10. RJ Mickens, S, Southlake Carroll (6A), … Read More

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Vince Young issues public apology after DWI arrest on Monday

Former Texas star Vince Young issued a public apology late Wednesday after his recent arrest for allegedly driving under the influence at 4:30 a.m. Monday south of Houston. “On Sunday evening I was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence,” Young said in a … Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 125: Hookem.com recruiting guru Mike Craven rates Longhorns, Aggies NSD success

In Episode 125 of the On Second Thought podcast, Hookem.com recruiting guru Mike Craven breaks down recruiting for the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies from National Signing Day. Also, Kirk and Ced put a bow on the NFL season and look ahead to 2019. Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 20-11

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 20. Branard Wright, DT, Dallas Carter (4A), 6-3/294, Undecided … Read More

Texas notebook: Horns assistants update their titles but are expected to stay put in 2019

This fall, the names of Texas’ assistant coaches will remain the same. But their titles will change. Texas coach Tom Herman on Wednesday said safeties coach Craig Naivar has been promoted to co-defensive coordinator, and tight ends coach Derek Warehime will pick up Naivar’s special teams coordinator duties. Naivar … Read More

Texas coach Tom Herman: With 2019 momentum surging, ‘We’ve got to win our conference’

There is little doubt that 2019 is a Big 12 championship-or-bust season for the Texas Longhorns. Even the head coach thinks so. “We’ve got to win our conference,” Tom Herman said Wednesday on national signing day. Herman, entering his third season, … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 30-21

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 30. Marvin Mims, WR, Frisco Lone Star … Read More

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As he decides his future, Shane Buechele opts to stay away from Texas’ football team

With a transfer from Texas in his likely future, junior quarterback Shane Buechele is no longer participating in team activities. Texas coach Tom Herman told reporters on Wednesday that Buechele remains on scholarship this spring. Buechele entered the NCAA’s transfer portal last month. As recently as Jan. 19, Herman had … Read More

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fab 55: Nos. 40-31

The Austin American-Statesman’s 2020 Fabulous 55 ranks the top 55 prospects inside the state of Texas. It’ll be broken down in five parts with the entire list releasing on Feb. 7, the day after national signing day for the 2019 cycle. 40. Devon Achane, WR, Fort Bend Marshall … Read More

Four-star offensive tackle Shepherd signs with Texas over Texas A&M, Alabama

HOUSTON  — An exclamation point was added to the end of Texas’ 2019 recruiting class on Wednesday afternoon when Houston North Forest offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd signed his letter of intent with Texas and made his decision public at Delmar Stadium in front of friends, … Read More

Meet the Longhorns: Four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd is all upside

Javonne Shepherd, offensive tackle, North Forest FYI: 6-6/346; 4 stars; No. 30-ranked offensive tackle Fabulous 55 ranking: 32 Committed: July 29 Scouting report: Potential is the buzz word for Shepherd. He’s a freakish athlete for a man well over 300 pounds. He can run around like a tight end, as … Read More

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Texas closes 2019 class with offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd

HOUSTON — Texas’ 2019 recruiting cycle officially ended Wednesday afternoon when four-star offensive tackle Javonne Shepherd signed his letter of intent at Delmar Stadium in Houston. The 6-foot-6 product of North Forest High School was the only member of Texas’ 24-man recruiting class to not sign in … Read More