Longhorn football Archives

Cedric Golden

American-Statesman Staff

Golden: Texas’ switch to 4-3 will help Ossai get more quarterbacks

At the Alamo Bowl, Joseph Ossai gave us a glimpse of just how great he can be. And his coaches noticed. As a result, he is moving to the backfield, in a sense. The Horns need sacks, and quarterbacks reside in the backfield. If the coaches are right in moving … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas was finally better than Oklahoma State, if barely

At long last, Texas can definitively and safely make a legitimate boast. The Longhorns are better than Oklahoma State. If barely. As in the game ended just in time after quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s clock-killing run, and the Longhorns sprinted into their locker room at Royal-Memorial Stadium before someone ordered them … Read More

Bevo Beat

Here’s your official game program for Texas vs. Oklahoma State

Want a sneak peek at the game program for Texas vs. Oklahoma State at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday night? Here’s the digital replica, presented by the American-Statesman.       … Read More

UT grad killed in crash with Cedric Benson was ‘ready to change the world’ boss says

Aamna Najam, the 27-year-old University of Texas graduate who died Saturday in the motorcycle crash that also killed Longhorns football great Cedric Benson, was on track to make a big impact in the audiology field, her boss said Tuesday. Before earning her Ph.D. in May, Najam interviewed for a job with … Read More

Cedric Benson’s passenger in motorcycle wreck identified

Austin Police have identified 27-year-old Aamna Najam as the woman who was the passenger on former University of Texas football star Cedric Benson’s motorcycle when the two were killed Saturday in a crash in West Austin. Benson and Najam were both pronounced dead at the scene, police said Monday … Read More

Texas Longhorn football great Cedric Benson dies in West Austin motorcycle crash

University of Texas football great and former NFL player Cedric Benson died Saturday night in a motorcycle crash in West Austin, family members and friends said early Sunday. RELATED: At Texas, Cedric Benson was a burnt-orange star, right alongside UT’s Heisman greats Austin emergency officials told the American-Statesman … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Davis doing his part to help Longhorns’ rise

He thinks back, reflecting on his 13 seasons at Texas, and finally says he has two favorite Texas-OU football moments. No, three. Greg Davis won’t ever forget Major Applewhite’s 97-yard touchdown pass to Wane McGarity out of his own end zone in 1998. “That was special,” Mack Brown’s longtime offensive … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Overachievers? Texas, Tom Herman have achieved just enough over this season

When Tom Herman expressed his opinion a couple of weeks ago that he thought his Texas football team has “overachieved” this season, ears perked up. When he mentioned it again in last Friday’s post-game press conference after the Longhorns had held off Kansas to clinch a spot in the Big … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: It’s Thanksgiving, which for Texas football means there’s no place like … Kansas?

It’s Thanksgiving week. Time for the turkey and all the trimmings. You can catch the Macy’s Day parade in chilly New York on the tube. Put some logs in the fireplace and snuggle. Crack open an adult beverage or two. Go back for seconds. It’s the holiday season, and nothing … Read More

Kirk Bohls

American-Statesman Staff

Bohls: Texas throttles Iowa State, making Lawrence, Kan. the center of the Longhorns’ universe

And now Texas will return to the scene of the grime. That will be in Lawrence, Kan., where they heaped dirt on the Longhorns head coach in 2016. Texas will go there for a Friday morning kickoff trying to atone for some stained history although tailback Tre Watson was playing … Read More