Texas Rumors & News

  • Texas lands elite ATH Justin Watkins for 2018 class

    Hook'em "Tom Herman needed a win. He can’t officially mark one in the record books until the fall, but he notched a victory for the Longhorns when he flipped four-star athlete Justin Watkins. Watkins, a Florida native, entered junior day Saturday committed to Florida State. He voiced interest in Texas over..." February 26

  • Texas receiver Jake Oliver quitting football team

    Campus Insiders "A member of the Texas football program is set to quit the program in order to focus on his future, according to 247 Sports. This week, Longhorns wide receiver Jake Oliver announced he would be leaving the team to focus on life after football, despite finishing last season second on the team in..." February 08

  • Tom Herman has embarrassing quote about Texas, recruiting class

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Herman has taken over a Texas program that has been among the most disappointing in college football for the better part of the past seven years, and the struggles have clearly had an impact on the recruiting trail. As Geoff Ketchum of OrangeBloods.com noted Wednesday, the Longhorns failed..." February 01

  • Tim Beck to Run Offence at Texas

    Scout "The sources told HornsDigest.com Herman has long respected Beck - even considering him for the offensive coordinator position at Houston when Herman took over as head coach of the Cougars in 2015 before ultimately hiring Major Applewhite. The sources said Beck, 50, will run Herman's offense at..." January 03

  • Tyrone Swoopes to Enter 2017 NFL Draft as Tight End

    Fox Sports "Tyrone Swoopes will be moving onto the NFL, but not at the position he was mostly known for. Tyrone Swoopes had been Texas’ starting quarterback for most of the 2014 season, Charlie Strong’s first in Austin. He ended up producing 2,409 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions on the..." December 17

  • Report: Texas to decline bowl bid if invited

    Austin American-Statesman "In the murky world of bowl matchups, there are few sure things leading up to Selection Sunday, but one game that’s sitting pretty is right down the road in San Antonio. No matter what upsets occur in conference championship games, the Alamo Bowl is set to put together the best pairing shy of..." December 02

  • Texas RB D'Onta Foreman to declare for the NFL draft

    SI "Texas junior running back D’Onta Foreman will announce today that he’s declaring for the NFL draft, a source with knowledge of the decision said. Foreman is the nation’s leading rusher with 2,028 yards and he's scored 15 touchdowns this season. He carried Texas through the majority of the 2016..." November 30

  • Texas hires Tom Herman as next head coach

    WFAA "Texas has hired former Houston head football coach Tom Herman to replace Charlie Strong, according to a report from ESPN's Heather Dinich. The former Ohio State offensive coordinator spent the past two seasons as the Cougars head coach, leading the AAC program to an 11-1 record in 2015, and a..." November 26

  • Texas will fire Charlie Strong at scheduled Saturday morning meeting

    SI "Texas will fire head coach Charlie Strong on Saturday morning, SI's Pete Thamel has confirmed. Chip Brown of Scout.com first reported the news. Texas men's athletic director Mike Perrin issued a statement last Sunday, saying that the school will "evaluate the body of work after the regular..." November 26

  • TCU hammers Texas in possible finale for Strong

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Kenny Hill ran for two touchdowns, the second a nifty 41-yarder, and threw for 150 yards as TCU beat mistake-prone and distracted Texas 31-9 on Friday in Big 12 Conference play at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Touchdown runs of 5 yards by Tavares Johnson and 70..." November 25

  • Charlie Strong could save job with win over TCU

    Larry Brown Sports "Charlie Strong will coach what many believe is destined to be his final game at Texas on Friday, but one report claims that may not necessarily be the case. Chip Brown of HornsDigest.com was told by multiple sources that Strong has a chance to save his job with a victory over TCU. Coming off a..." November 24

  • Oddsmakers have Houston’s Tom Herman set as lone favorite for Texas head coaching gig

    The Comeback "There isn’t a hotter coaching prospect right now then Tom Herman, the former offensive coordinator of Ohio State and the current head coach of Houston. Herman brings enough of a resume and enough new ideas to make him a “good” hire. He is thought of highly enough that he is currently the only..." November 22

  • Texas players threaten boycott of TCU game

    Hook'em "Amidst the swirl of speculation about Charlie Strong’s future and reports that the Texas head football coach would be fired this week, several Longhorn players are considering boycotting this week’s regular-season finale against TCU, according to a source close to the Texas football program...." November 21

  • Charlie Strong expects to coach vs. TCU, still wants to return to Texas

    CBS Sports "Well, everything seems just hunky dory at Texas right now. According to a report from the Austin-American Statesman, Texas players are threatening to boycott the team's game against TCU in the wake of reports that Charlie Strong will be fired as coach. "Some of the team is threatening to..." November 21

  • Texas AD denies Strong firing, will wait until after the season for decision

    Sportsnaut "Texas athletic director Mike Perrin responded to the many rumors that Texas has decided to fire Charlie Strong after the Longhorns lost to Kansas, 24-21, in overtime. Many news outlets have reported sources as saying that Strong will be fired, but there is no consensus as to when it will..." November 21

  • Charlie Strong must be fired after Texas' indefensible loss to Kansas

    Fox Sports "Charlie Strong held off the angry mob in Austin for a while. It was a noble effort, too -- after an encouraging start and mid-season regression, Strong was able to build up some momentum heading into the final two weeks of the season. Strong was dead-to-rights halfway through the year, but..." November 20

  • Texas officals are meeting with Charlie Strong about his future

    Scout "Sources told HD Texas president Greg Fenves initially wanted to wait to do anything until after Friday's regular-season finale against TCU. But after discussions among UT officials on Sunday, it sounds like athletic director Mike Perrin could meet with Strong either Sunday night or Monday..." November 20

  • Texas Longhorns have decided to fire coach Charlie Strong

    Sports Day "Texas has never fired a football coach midseason, and it long seemed like UT President Greg Fenves would stick to that precedent. But after a 24-21 overtime loss to Kansas on Saturday - the Jayhawks' first FBS win in more than two years - UT administrators appear to break it Texas officials..." November 20

  • Kansas adds to Texas' troubles with OT shocker

    The Sports Xchange "Senior kicker Matthew Wyman connected on a 36-yard field goal near the end of regulation and then made a 25-yarder in overtime as Kansas stunned Texas 24-21 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan. The victory snapped a 19-game Big 12 losing streak for the Jayhawks (2-9, 1-7 Big 12)..." November 19

  • Boosters pressuring Texas to fire Charlie Strong, hire Tom Herman

    CBS Sports "Reacting to Houston's upset win over No. 5 Louisville on Thursday night and afraid Cougars coach Tom Herman may get snatched up by another school, prominent Texas boosters are reportedly putting "extreme pressure" on school administration to fire Charlie Strong and replace him with Herman,..." November 19

  • Strong and Texas face must-win game Saturday… at Kansas?

    Fanrag Sports "The question brought a chuckle from a coach who probably could use some good humor. With Texas expected to beat Kansas — the last-place team in the Big 12 Conference, a team which has lost 19 consecutive league games — is Saturday in Lawrence a dangerous game? “We don’t have any dangerous..." November 15

  • No. 16 West Virginia holds off Texas

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- No one has come after Texas the way West Virginia's defense did on Saturday afternoon at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, and that max-blitz, come-from-anywhere strategy was the difference in 16th-ranked Mountaineers' 24-20 victory over the Longhorns. West Virginia's..." November 12

  • Foreman helps Texas outrun Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "LUBBOCK, Texas -- D'Onta Foreman ran for 341 yards and three touchdowns and Texas outlasted Texas Tech 45-37 on Saturday in a Big 12 Conference game on a cool and overcast afternoon at Jones AT&T Stadium. Foreman rushed 33 times and scored on runs of 4, 38 and 74 yards. He is the first Texas..." November 05

  • Breckyn Hager says Texas plans to 'injure' Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes

    USA Today "Defenses have had difficulty slowing down Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes all season. Texas linebacker Breckyn Hager has a different idea of how to handle the record-setting quarterback. The sophomore said the Longhorns plan to "injure that quarterback" when he met the media Monday before this..." November 01

  • Texas jolts No. 8 Baylor on Domingue FG

    The Sports Xchange "By Steve Habel, The Sports Xchange AUSTIN, Texas -- You could almost hear the wind whipping across the field inside Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium early Saturday evening as Texas kicker Trent Domingue began his pre-kick routine for what would end up being a game-winning 39-yard field..." October 30

  • Tom Herman to Texas is ‘all but official’

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston suffered a stunning loss on Saturday that sent the team tumbling out of the top 25, but that apparently has had no effect on a major program being interested in its head coach. In fact, a report on Monday claimed Tom Herman becoming the next head coach at Texas is essentially a done..." October 25

  • Texas overcomes halftime deficit for 24-6 win

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- Freshman quarterback Shane Buechele passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns, both in the first eight minutes of the third quarter, as Texas shrugged off a lackluster first half and roared from behind to beat Iowa State 24-6 on Saturday night in the Big 12 before 96,851 at Darrell..." October 15

  • Mayfield, Westbrook help Sooners outlast Longhorns

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- When 20th-ranked Oklahoma needed to control the clock with the game in the balance in the fourth quarter against Texas on Saturday, the Sooners opted for a lot of three-yard runs and short passes rather than flashy, deep passes. The focus of that late strategy was workhorse Samaje..." October 08

  • Texas fans roast Charlie Strong after loss to Oklahoma

    Fox Sports "It's no secret that Charlie Strong entered Saturday's game on the hot seat, with rumors swirling about his future after a disappointing 2-2 start. For a while, it looked like Strong would do enough to help his cause, but a dominant second half by Oklahoma -- behind almost 700 yards of total..." October 08

  • Adrian Peterson reveals how the Texas Longhorns blew their shot at signing him

    Fox Sports "Over the years, a tiny little narrative formed around Texas’ football program, one that Mack Brown never could seem to shake: He passed on way too many quarterbacks who turned into stars. You know the names. Robert Griffin III. Johnny Manziel. Jameis Winston. They all wanted to go to Texas, and..." October 08

  • Texas close to moving on from Charlie Strong at season's end

    CBS Sports "Texas' 50-47 overtime win over Notre Dame from a month ago feels like it was forever ago now, especially now that the Longhorns have continued to see their defense gashed on big stages. According to Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated, a "high-ranking Texas official said on Sunday night that..." October 03

  • Horns to demote D-boss Vance Bedford; Charlie Strong to assume duties

    ESPN "Coach Charlie Strong is expected to take control of the Texas Longhorns' defense, including playcalling duties, according to multiple reports. Strong is prepared to demote his longtime defensive coordinator, Vance Bedford, and assume control of the struggling defense, Rivals.com and..." October 03

  • Rudolph, Oklahoma State outslug No. 22 Texas

    The Sports Xchange "STILLWATER, Okla. -- The trendy pick in Saturday's Oklahoma State-Texas game would have been the Longhorns. Not just due to their No. 22 ranking, but a trend that had seen the visitor win the last seven times in the series -- along with a Texas run of eight straight road wins over the..." October 01