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Big defensive play jolts Texas awake; Horns leading Texas Tech 17-10 at halftime

It’s halftime in Lubbock. No. 19 Texas is leading Texas Tech, 17-10. The cowbells are clanging. Texas is going without starting safety Brandon Jones for the second straight game and without starting wide receiver Colin Johnson, both of whom were ruled out earlier today. Lil’Jordan Humphrey is playing out wide … Read More

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Texas to battle Texas Tech without key starters Collin Johnson, Brandon Jones

Texas will be without one of its top receivers and defensive backs for this evening’s game at Texas Tech. Texas coach Tom Herman told the Longhorn Network on Saturday afternoon that juniors Collin Johnson and Brandon Jones won’t play against Texas Tech. Jones has not yet recovered … Read More

The Eyes of Texas: Four players to watch in Saturday’s Longhorns-Red Raiders game

The 19th-ranked Longhorns play Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday night. The eyes of Texas will be upon … John Bonney, Texas Tech defensive back Texas fans already know Bonney — he was a Longhorn from 2014-17 before joining Texas Tech this August as a graduate … Read More

Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five questions facing the Longhorns

Five questions facing Texas on Saturday night at Texas Tech: 1. Will Texas establish the run? Freshman Keaontay Ingram has UT’s only 100-yard rushing performance this season, and graduate transfer Tre Watson is averaging 47.3 yards per game. D’Onta Foreman’s 341-yard day in Lubbock … Read More

A Lil’ style: Texas WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey has been a ‘Swiss Army knife’ for the Longhorns

This sounds sacrilegious now, but there were college recruiters who wanted to make Lil’Jordan Humphrey a linebacker. “I knew I wasn’t going to play defense,” Humphrey said, “because I just want the ball in my hands.” No, thank you. As a do-it-all offensive … Read More

The Dotted Line: Noah Cain hangs out with Herb Hand; Chris Thompson a top 2020 target

Four-star running back Noah Cain spent his official visit with offensive line coach Herb Hand. The IMG Academy (Fla.) product knows what running back coach Stan Drayton brings to the table. Cain wanted a status check on his potential front line and he left Austin impressed. “The … Read More

Texas vs. Texas Tech: Five key matchups to watch

Here are five key matchups in the Texas-Texas Tech game to keep your eye on Saturday night: 1. Texas’ Sam Ehlinger vs. Texas Tech DBs In Texas Tech’s 27-23 win last year in Austin, Ehlinger was picked off twice in the final three minutes. Read More

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On Second Thought Ep 117: Horns visit Lubbock, Horns Down: fair or foul?

In Episode 117of the On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down Texas’ chances at Texas Tech Saturday, the beginning of Longhorn basketball season, the Horns down controversy and what lies ahead for the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans, teams headed in opposite directions. Read More

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Eyes on Texas: Ten years later, Blake Gideon refuses to let one play define his Longhorns career

Sam Ehlinger has never been to Lubbock. He’s heard a lot about it, though, and can’t wait for Saturday night at Jones AT&T Stadium. “I always think back to the 2008 game, of how wild that was and how wild that environment was,” Ehlinger said. Read More

The Dotted Line: The Week 11 guide to watch Texas commits

The final week of the regular season takes place in Texas while the Longhorns’ out-of-state commits start or continue a march toward a state title. Four-star linebacker commit De’Gabriel Floyd’s season ended in the first round of the playoffs last week in California. Each of the other 19 commitments in … Read More

Texas’ notable number: Production on first offensive possessions — and the number 27

Every week this fall, we’re looking at a specific number that’s tied to Texas football. This week’s notable number is 27 — the number worn by sophomore Donovan Duvernay, a reserve defensive back. Duvernay’s twin brother, Devin, has caught 27 passes this fall. Sam Ehlinger’s 27 career … Read More

We meet again: Texas players to reunite with ex-teammate John Bonney at Texas Tech

If the Longhorns need any restaurant recommendations this weekend in Lubbock, they know who to call. When Texas travels for its prime-time showdown at Texas Tech, the Longhorns will be met at Jones AT&T Stadium by Red Raiders safety John Bonney, who played at Texas from 2014 to 2017 before … Read More

The Dotted Line: Potential impact of Texas’ expected 2019 early enrollees

The trend of early enrollees continues in the 2019 class. It’s a fact of life now for high-profile prospects. Six of Texas’ 20 current commits are confirmed as early enrollees and that number should grow before the early signing period. Four-star offensive tackle Tyler … Read More

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Longhorns in the NFL: Malcolm Brown scores with spectacular sideline play in Week 9

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

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Going backwards: Texas now ranked 19th in the CFP rankings

Texas dropped two spots in this week’s College Football Playoff rankings, which were released on Tuesday evening. The Longhorns were ranked 19th on a list that will determine who appears in college football’s playoff. Last week, Texas made its first-ever appearance in a ranking that debuted in … Read More

Unsportsmanlike decision?: Should throwing the ‘Horns Down’ be a 15-yard penalty?

If you root for Texas, hold up one index finger and a pinkie to show school pride. Get your Horns up. The late Harley Clark, a UT cheerleader credited with first holding up that now-famous hand sign during a game in 1955, probably never dreamed … Read More

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The Whys of Texas: Ehlinger-to-Humphrey was a mixture of film study, practice, execution

There’s a lot to unpack from Saturday’s West Virginia-Texas game, but let’s start with one of the best non-scoring plays of the season. Texas faced third-and-4 from the West Virginia 24-yard line in the first quarter. Those who scouted the Mountaineers knew they liked to max … Read More

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Devin Duvernay has re-emerged as a deep threat for Texas, ‘but I feel like I can do everything’

For the record, junior receiver Devin Duvernay says he’s the fastest player on the Texas football team. Duvernay won a gold medal in the Class 6A 100-meter dash while attending Garland Sachse High. He was also timed at “4.3-something” while competing at The Opening in 2015. Duvernay answered in the … Read More

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Ahead of trip to Lubbock, Tre Watson explains why he chose UT over Texas Tech

In another reality, Tre Watson might have appeared on Texas’ scouting report for this week’s game at Texas Tech. The running back will instead be a part of the Longhorns’ game plan. After spending the past four years at Cal, Watson is nine games into his Texas career. Before … Read More

The Dotted Line: Texas’ recruiting wish list six weeks from the early signing period

Prospects in the 2019 recruiting class can sign a national letter of intent on Dec. 19, the start of the three-day early signing period. Nineteen of the 21 commits Texas held on that date in the 2018 class elected to sign early instead of … Read More