Texas Rumors & News

  • Report: Longhorns parting ways with assistant coach Chris Vaughn amid NCAA investigation

    Houston Chronicle "Texas announced Thursday it is parting ways with defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn, amid reports of his possible implication in an NCAA investigation of a previous employer. Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong confirmed in a press release that Vaughn's $245,000-per-year UT contract will not be..." February 12

  • Report: Texas Lands Commitment From 4-Star RB Kyle Porter

    College Spun "Texas just landed a crucial piece to its 2016 recruiting class, getting a head start to Wednesday’s National Signing Day. Four-star running back Kyle Porter, out of Katy (TX), is rated as the No. 11 player at his position by 247 Sports. On Tuesday, his teammate Travis Whillock congratulated..." February 02

  • Texas Longhorns CB Jermaine Roberts to transfer

    Burnt Orange Nation "After less than two years in Austin, Texas Longhorns cornerback Jermaine Roberts will transfer from the program. Orangebloods first reported the news and Texas officials confirmed it a brief time later. The 5'9, 168-pounder redshirted after signing with the Longhorns as a member of the 2014..." February 01

  • 4-star CB Eric Cuffee commits to the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "For the second straight year, the Texas Longhorns are gaining momentum heading towards National Signing Day, as Waco cornerback Eric Cuffee pledged to the Horns on Thursday in a televised appearance on ESPNU. "Coach Strong has something great going on at the University of Texas, and I want to..." January 30

  • Texas won't cut ties with Vince Young after DWI arrest

    The Score "Texas announced Tuesday that former quarterback Vince Young will remain employed by the university, a day after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Young works for the school in a community engagement role. "Vince Young will continue to be an employee of The University of Texas at..." January 27

  • Jake Raulerson moves on from Texas by transferring to UCLA

    College Football Talk "In 2014, Jake Raulerson played for Texas in their game against UCLA. Two years later, Raulerson has joined that day’s enemy. In concluding a coast-to-coast tour that included a handful of FBS programs, Raulerson announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that he will continue his playing career..." January 25

  • Texas mega-booster Joe Jamail passes away at 90

    College Football Talk "Texas mega-booster Joe Jamail passed away Wednesday at age 90, the school has confirmed. A Houston native and a veteran of the Pacific theatre in World War II, Jamail talked his way into the University of Texas’ law school, where he would go on to forge a career as perhaps the most successful..." December 24

  • Grad transfer Jake Raulerson could be UM's next center

    Detroit News "Michigan is losing starting center Graham Glasgow after the Citrus Bowl and may be going the graduate transfer route to replace him. Texas center Jake Raulerson on Tuesday tweeted he plans his first official visit on Jan. 15. Last week Wolverine247 reported that Michigan offensive coordinator..." December 24

  • Report: Kyler Murray not on Texas' radar

    The Score "Former Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray is looking for a place to play, and it doesn't look like it will be in Austin. After Murray announced his plans to transfer, speculation grew that Texas would be interested in the former five-star recruit, but reports indicate otherwise." December 21

  • Sterlin Gilbert, Matt Mattox to join Horns after Texas' pleas, sources say

    ESPN "Tulsa's Sterlin Gilbert has agreed to become the new offensive coordinator at Texas, according to ESPN's Max Olson and media reports. Gilbert agreed to the deal Friday night after meeting with Texas coach Charlie Strong, athletic director Mike Perrin and UT president Greg Fenves. Perrin and..." December 12

  • Report: Sterlin Gilbert to be Texas' new offensive coordinator

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Texas has reportedly found its new offensive coordinator. Possibly. According to Horns 24/7, the Longhorns will hire Tulsa co-offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert. He won't be the only offensive coaching change either, per the site: When he starts at Texas, Gilbert will likely have to hire..." December 11

  • The next Vernon Adams? Talented Montana St. QB Prukop eyes move to FBS

    Fox Sports - College Football "Last year, it was Vernon Adams. This winter, another gifted dual-threat QB from the Big Sky Conference could be transferring up to the FBS level and joining a powerhouse program. Montana State's Dakota Prukop — a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder who is expected to graduate this month and will be eligible..." December 09

  • Texas coach Charlie Strong offers OC job to TCU co-OC Sonny Cumbie

    CBS Sports "TCU co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie has met with Texas coach Charlie Strong, who offered Cumbie the Longhorns' offensive coordinator position, a source tells CBS Sports. The Longhorns had their offensive issues this season. Then-coordinator Shawn Watson was demoted after the season's..." December 07

  • A lot of things went down during the Texas-Baylor fight

    CBS Sports "The first half of Texas and Baylor was stopped on Saturday by a bench-clearing brawl between the two in-state rivals, stemming from a Bears player getting roughed up on the sidline. The Longhorns, at 4-7, are likely playing in their last game of the season and showed up ready to cause some..." December 06

  • Texas' head coach Charlie Strong: "I'm not going anywhere"

    Gamedayr "Ever since former Miami Head Coach Al Golden got the boot, Texas’s Charlie Strong keeps getting linked to the Miami job. It’s a classic case of sources saying one thing and the head coach saying another. On Monday, Strong once again reiterated his wish to stay with the Longhorns and finish..." November 24

  • Interim Texas AD: Charlie Strong not looking to leave

    The Score "Despite rumors to the contrary, Charlie Strong's commitment to Texas has apparently never wavered. During an appearance on 104.9 The Horn radio in Texas on Friday, interim Texas athletic director Mike Perrin said he doesn't envision a future without Strong, his embattled coach. "My support..." November 20

  • Report: Texas will 'break the bank' for Nick Saban

    The Score "If one really believed that an entire year would pass without a rumor connecting Texas to Nick Saban, one has been sorely mistaken. According to CBS Sports college football analyst Brian Jones, Texas is prepared to take another shot at luring coach Nick Saban from Alabama if the Longhorns and..." November 19

  • Texas RB D'Onta Foreman to have finger surgery

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Texas could be without its leading rusher when it takes on Texas Tech on Thanksgiving. Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong told reporters Wednesday that D’Onta Foreman is scheduled to have surgery on his right pinkie, leaving his status up in the air moving forward. Foreman injured the..." November 19

  • Texas coach Charlie Strong on Miami speculation: ‘It’s all a rumor’

    Hook'em "Texas coach Charlie Strong first tried to laugh off the Miami rumors in late October. But the speculation and gossip simply won’t go away, so he took a more serious approach after Wednesday’s practice. “It’s all a rumor. We’re here to build a program,” Strong said. Twice, Strong mentioned..." November 19

  • Charlie Strong 'irritated' by rumors of Miami job

    The Score "Texas coach Charlie Strong doesn't want to hear any more talk about his interest in the vacant Miami position. The second-year Longhorns boss has denied any link to the Hurricanes, stating he has "the best job in the country," and Strong is reportedly losing patience with the rumors." November 18

  • 4-Star WR Tren'Davian Dickson Flips Commitment from Texas Back to Baylor

    Bleacher Report "The Baylor Bears regained a crucial in-state commitment Monday evening, flipping record-setting wide receiver Tren'Davian Dickson from the Texas Longhorns. Dickson, a senior at Navasota High School, cancelled plans to play in Austin four months after joining the class, according to Gerry..." November 12

  • Texas will pay former AD Steve Patterson nearly $3 million in settlement

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Texas will pay former athletic director Steve Patterson nearly $3 million as part of a severance package following his forced resignation in September. According to records released by the school, Patterson will receive about $1.48 million through the end of January and $1.52 million next year...." November 04

  • Charlie Strong says he is not interested in Miami opening

    ESPN "Texas coach Charlie Strong laughed Monday when asked if he's going to be the next coach at Miami. He denied any interest in the job opening. "I have the best job in the country," Strong said. Strong was asked again at the end of his weekly news conference to clarify whether he was saying no..." October 26

  • Kendall Sanders found not guilty of sexual assault

    Hook'em "A jury that had appeared headed for an impasse instead reached a consensus and acquitted former Texas Longhorn football player Kendall Sanders of sexual assault on Friday. Sanders, who was facing up to 20 years in prison for the second-degree felony, hugged his attorney, Brian Roark, as members..." October 17

  • Texas announces the death of beloved mascot Bevo XIV

    College Football Talk "Tuesday, Texas announced that its beloved mascot, Bevo XIV, had been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and had been retired effective immediately. That announcement came a few days after it was confirmed that the Longhorn would miss the annual rivalry game with Oklahoma with a life-threatening..." October 17

  • University of Texas mascot Bevo XIV retires after cancer diagnosis

    Houston Chronicle "Bevo XIV will no longer roam the sidelines at University of Texas football games. The school announced Tuesday afternoon the steer's retirement after a cancer diagnosis. The University of Texas upset rival Oklahoma in the annual Red Rival Shootout without its longtime mascot in attendance. Bevo..." October 14

  • Texas' Kris Boyd apologizes for halftime retweet

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Texas defensive back Kris Boyd issued an apology through the school on Sunday for his retweeting actions on Saturday. During halftime of the Longhorns' blowout loss to TCU, Boyd retweeted a tweet suggesting that he and a teammate should transfer from the school. As I've had time to reflect on..." October 05

  • Texas DB retweets tweet asking him to transfer to Texas A&M at halftime

    CBS Sports "Texas was on the business end of a beatdown at the hands of TCU in the first half in Fort Worth, trailing 37-0 at the half -- after a 30-0 first quarter score. The Longhorns were dominated from start to finish of the first half and weren't in the best of spirits heading into halftime. In the..." October 03

  • Texas OG Sedrick Flowers blasts unprepared teammate

    Burnt Orange Nation "According to Texas Longhorns senior offensive guard Sedrick Flowers, the reason why fellow senior Marcus Hutchins played so poorly at right tackle on Saturday when he entered the game as the replacement for injured junior Kent Perkins was simple -- Hutchins wasn't prepared to play. "The guy who..." September 29

  • Texas LB Edwin Freeman suffers shoulder injury, out 6-8 weeks

    CBS Sports "The Texas Longhorns will be without freshman linebacker Edwin Freeman for 6-8 weeks because of a shoulder injury Freeman sustained during the Longhorns' loss to Cal. Freeman is the second Texas linebacker to go down with an injury after senior Dalton Santos went out for the season with an ankle..." September 21

  • Mack Brown won't be next Texas athletic director, report says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Former Texas football coach Mack Brown will not be the one to replace Steve Patterson as the university's next athletic director, sources told 247 Sports. Brown, who is currently an ESPN analyst and a special assistant to UT's president, resigned as the football coach in 2013 after leading the..." September 16

  • Texas reportedly fires athletic director Steve Patterson after only 22 months

    SB Nation "Texas reportedly fired athletic director Steve Patterson on Tuesday after a brutal 22 months at the helm, that included turmoil within the athletic department and yielded poor results on the football field and basketball court. Patterson had three years left on his five-year contract, for which he..." September 15

  • Mack Brown reportedly will get a 'big push' for the Texas AD job

    CBS Sports "Texas fired athletic director Steve Patterson on Tuesday, and there's a great deal of speculation about who will take over the nation's most profitable athletic department. Mike Perrin reportedly will be the interim AD, with the search for a permanent replacement beginning shortly. One of the..." September 15

  • Anti-Steve Patterson banner seen flying over Austin before Longhorns' game vs. Rice

    Dallas Morning News "An anti-Texas athletic director Steve Patterson banner was seen flying around Darrell K. Royal â“ Texas Memorial Stadium hours before the Longhorns' Saturday-night game against Rice. The banner read "Patterson Must Go." The Texas fan base has been split on its opinion of Patterson after..." September 14

  • Mack Brown: Don’t blame me for state of Texas program

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns are in bad shape this season after being utterly embarrassed in their season-opening 38-3 loss to Notre Dame. Charlie Strong has already made a major change to his coaching staff in response to the defeat, as he stripped Shawn Watson of play-calling duties and handed them to..." September 10

  • Charlie Strong elevates receivers coach Jay Norvell to playcaller

    ESPN "Charlie Strong is shaking up his coaching staff after Texas' 38-3 loss to Notre Dame. Strong demoted co-offensive coordinators Shawn Watson and Joe Wickline on Tuesday and named receivers coach Jay Norvell his new playcaller. "We have to get this program on track," Strong said. "We have to..." September 09

  • Tyrone Swoopes will start at QB for Texas against Notre Dame

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Texas coach Charlie Strong named Tyrone Swoopes his starter for the Longhorns' opener against Notre Dame on Saturday. Strong, who previously hinted that Texas would use two quarterbacks during its season opener, reiterated that backup Jerrod Heard also will play against the Fighting Irish." August 31

  • Texas judge dismisses John Chavis' lawsuit against LSU

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "A state district judge in Texas has dismissed the lawsuit Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis filed against his previous employer, LSU. Texas judge Travis Bryan III tossed the case on grounds that the court did not have jurisdiction to preside over the matter and instead sent it back to..." August 26

  • 2015 Texas signee says he’s been ‘admitted at Oklahoma University’

    College Football Talk "The Red River Shootout rivalry has yet another delicious layer added to it, albeit unofficially. Friday, Du’Vonta Lampkin announced via Twitter that he has “[o]fficially been admitted at Oklahoma University.” The fact that it’s the University of Oklahoma notwithstanding, his mother subsequently..." August 24

  • Duke Catalon set to join UH after leaving UT after one season

    Houston Chronicle "Duke Catalon, a former four-star running back from Eisenhower, will join the University of Houston football program, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday." August 20

  • NCAA Rules That Texas Signee Devonaire Clarington, 4-Star Tight End, Must Retake ACT

    College Spun "Last week, ESPN’s Jake Trotter went in on Texas coach Charlie Strong’s recruiting strategy, pointing out that only one member of the vaunted “Florida Five” made it to campus. After a long wait that has dragged into the middle of training camp, the NCAA has made a ruling on a second Texas signee..." August 19

  • Cecil Cherry transfers from Texas to USF

    Voodoo Five "After just three practices for the Texas Longhorns, linebacker Cecil Cherry was granted his release from the school last week, and it appears he's about to enroll at USF. The above ESPN report quoted Cherry's Dad as saying Texas wasn't where he should have gone after decomitting from Tennessee." August 19

  • Reports: Texas redshirt freshman RB Duke Catalon to transfer

    Burnt Orange Nation "Maybe Horns247's Jeff Howe said it best in confirming a Horns Digest report that Texas Longhorns redshirt freshman running back Duke Catalon will transfer -- it must be that kind of day. It certainly is shaping up as that kind of day. The Aldine Eisenhower product is now the second reported..." August 11

  • Texas freshman LB Cecil Cherry plans to transfer

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns don't put on full pads until Tueday evening, but freshman linebacker Cecil Cherry is already considering transfering, sources told Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods. Nothing is final yet, but the staff is apparently making a last-ditch attempt to keep Cherry in burnt..." August 11

  • Texas offensive lineman Terrell Cuney arrested

    The Statesman "Longhorns reserve offensive lineman Terrell Cuney was arrested Wednesday afternoon for shoplifting, according to Austin Police. The incident occurred at 1030 Norwood Park Blvd., the location of Walmart. He was issued a Class B misdemeanor, which carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and..." August 08

  • Texas to use two quarterbacks against Notre Dame

    CBS Sports "It appears the Texas quarterback battle will still be ongoing once the season starts. While speaking to reporters on Thursday, Texas coach Charlie Strong said that both Tyrone Swoopes and Jerrod Heard will play in the season opener against Notre Dame. Now, this doesn't mean one of the two..." August 06

  • Texas booster Red McCombs not optimistic about season: We don’t ‘have the horses’

    Larry Brown Sports "If there is anyone who would be looking forward to Texas’ upcoming season, you figure it would be one of their top boosters — a man who has poured over $100 million into the university. But Longhorns booster Red McCombs says he is not optimistic about what the football team will do this..." August 05

  • Nick Saban was 'not interested' in Texas job and 'never will be'

    Tuscaloosa News "Nick Saban coaches at Alabama. He traveled to Northwest Florida to speak to a booster club on Tuesday night. Talk of Saban and Texas can cross state lines freely. Saban offered slight detail about his agent Jimmy Sexton's conversations with Texas, saying Sexton called him “about 15 times” to..." July 29

  • Trial between OK State, Texas coach Joe Wickline to begin in October

    ESPN "It appears that Oklahoma State will be going to court with Texas offensive line coach Joe Wickline. The Austin American-Statesman reported that an Oklahoma judge has scheduled a pretrial conference for Oct. 23 in the contract dispute between Oklahoma State and Wickline. Oklahoma State is..." July 27

  • Texas AD Steve Patterson: We never made an offer to Nick Saban

    Larry Brown Sports "About two years ago, Nick Saban reportedly gave serious thought to coaching at Texas before signing a lucrative extension with Alabama. What was the offer from the Longhorns that had him thinking? According to Texas athletic director Steve Patterson, there wasn’t one. In a new book about..." July 23

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