Texas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • New book details Nick Saban’s (agent’s) flirtation with Texas

    College Football Talk "I promise, this will be the last time I make reference to the old Nick Saban-to-Texas speculation. Probably. During the 2013 season, it was an open secret that Texas, even as Mack Brown was technically in place as head coach, was in lust with Nick Saban, with the Alabama coach’s agent, Jimmy..." July 22

  • Charlie Strong posted Bret Bielema ‘borderline erotic’ comment in locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "Bret Bielema gave Texas some bulletin board material with his “borderline erotic” comment made last week. Speaking at SEC Media Days, the Arkansas coach boasted that beating the Longhorns in the Texas Bowl and kneeling at the goal line gave him a “borderline erotic” feeling. " July 22

  • Bret Bielema says beating Texas was ‘borderline erotic’

    Larry Brown Sports "Bret Bielema is heading into this third season as the head football coach at Arkansas. While his first season didn’t get his tenure at the school off to a good start, the Razorbacks bounced back last season to finish above .500 for the first time since 2011 at 7-6. Their seventh victory came in..." July 16

  • Former Texas offensive lineman Darius James enrolls at Auburn

    Alabama "Former Texas offensive lineman Darius James has enrolled at Auburn. A school spokesman confirmed the arrival of James, who started two games for the Longhorns last season before suffering a knee injury in November. The 6-foot-5 304 pound James will have to sit out this fall due to NCAA transfer..." July 13

  • Report: Texas signee Du’Vonta Lampkin appealing NCAA for scholarship release

    Dallas Morning News "Longhorn signee Du’Vonta Lampkin sent the NCAA an appeal to be released from his scholarship, according to a report from Horns247.com. Lampkin signed with Texas but his academic status came into question when The Football Brainiacs reported that he would not meet the school’s foreign language..." July 08

  • Report: Boosters clashing with Texas AD Steve Patterson

    The Score "Steve Patterson may be gearing up to face some angry Texas boosters. Prominent Longhorns supporters believe the athletic director, hired in November 2013, is valuing money over the schools' coaches, players, and fans, according to a scathing report from HornsDigest.com's Chip Brown. "There..." June 19

  • Chris Simms says he 'may have gotten a few $100 handshakes' at Texas

    CBS Sports "In recent years, the college football world has seen its fair share of autograph scandals, whether with Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M or last year with Todd Gurley at Georgia. But it's hardly a recent phenomenon in the sport, as former Texas quarterback Chris Simms attested to on the radio..." June 18

  • Texas to sell beer, wine at home football games

    Fox Sports Southwest "Texas will begin selling beer and wine at home football games this fall, beginning with the Sept. 12 home opener against Rice. Athletic director Steve Patterson announced the plan, which had been on the docket since he officially took over for DeLoss Dodds in 2014. The Longhorns had tested..." June 18

  • Former Arizona, Texas QB Connor Brewer now transferring to Virginia

    Yahoo! Sports "It appears that quarterback Connor Brewer won’t be transferring to Northern Arizona after all. Brewer, who started his career at Texas and spent the last two seasons at Arizona, announced on his Instagram page Tuesday that he’s headed to the University of Virginia. “A new opportunity has..." June 09

  • New Texas president in favor of selling beer at football games

    CBS Sports "Texas hasn't won a Big 12 title since 2009, and when Longhorns fans have to go such a lengthy amount of time without experiencing success, they search for ways to cope. If the school's new president gets his way, they'll have one. Greg Fenves had his introductory press conference in Austin on..." June 03

  • Longhorns DT signee Du'Vonta Lampkin says he won't enroll at Texas

    CBS Sports "Three-star defensive tackle signee Du'Vonta Lampkin won't be enrolling at Texas after all. Lampkin confirmed via Twitter that he will play for a different school despite signing with the Longhorns in February: The Houston native was quoted in a Cypress Creek-Mirror story as saying that after..." June 01

  • Everett Golson confirms Notre Dame blocked him from Texas

    Fox Sports "When former Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson was sifting through his options of places to transfer, he found Texas intriguing. The Longhorns are in need of stability at quarterback, and head coach Charlie Strong and his staff developed Teddy Bridgewater -- now the Minnesota Vikings..." May 28

  • Former Texas OL Darius James headed to Auburn

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Former Texas Longhorn Darius James is reportedly headed to the SEC. According to AuburnSports.com, James, a 6-foot-5, 304-pound offensive lineman, told head coach Gus Malzahn Sunday morning that he will transfer to Auburn in the summer. James, who visited Auburn’s campus this weekend, will..." May 19

  • Notre Dame won't release Everett Golson to Texas, '15 opponents

    CBS Sports "Everett Golson won't end up at Texas or any other opponent on Notre Dame's 2015 schedule, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman. Speculation and anticipation surrounds the future of Golson as reports of school visits begin to surface. 247Sports has already identified South Carolina and Georgia..." May 11

  • Former 5-star OL Darius James transferring from Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns will lose another highly-ranked offensive lineman with a Tuesday evening report from Orangebloods that sophomore Darius James will transfer from the program. Horn Sports confirmed the news a short time later and James himself provided further substantiation that he has received..." May 06

  • Ex-UT lineman Michael Sawyers pleads not guilty to theft

    Tennessean "Former Ensworth and University of Tennessee defensive lineman Michael Sawyers entered a plea of not guilty Wednesday morning in Knox County court on a felony theft charge. Sawyers, 19, is accused of entering a university dormitory room on March 13 and stealing an Xbox and three video games. He..." April 29

  • Charlie Strong says Swoopes is No. 1 QB at Texas

    College Football Talk "If there is one thing Texas head coach Charlie Strong needs at Texas, it is probably Teddy Bridgewater. Unfortunately for Strong, that is not an option. Strong is looking to find the next best thing at Texas. Whether or not that turns out to be Tyrone Swoopes remains to be seen, but he is..." April 19

  • Charlie Strong, Kevin Sumlin want to renew Texas-Texas A&M rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "Charlie Strong and Kevin Sumlin both have a desire to renew the Texas-Texas A&M rivalry on the football field after taking the last three years off. The schools first played against each other in football in 1894 and competed every year from 1915-2011, but they took a break after A&M left the..." April 15

  • Former Arizona, Texas QB Connor Brewer transferring to Northern Arizona

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Connor Brewer says he is headed to Northern Arizona. Brewer, a four-star recruit in the 2012 class who started his career at Texas and spent the last two seasons at Arizona, announced his intent to transfer from UA in January. On Thursday, he announced on his Instagram account that he’ll finish..." April 10

  • Depositions further complicate Oklahoma State lawsuit against Texas coach

    Sporting News - NCAAF "After interviewing Texas coach Charlie Strong and two of his assistants, Oklahoma State is no closer to determining whether its former offensive line coach and current Texas offensive coordinator Joe Wickline owes the university $600,000. Oklahoma State has filed a lawsuit contending Wickline’s..." April 09

  • Texas linebacker Dalton Santos hurts ankle

    Statesman "Texas announced that senior linebacker Dalton Santos hurt his ankle at practice Friday. Santos, who was believed to be running with the first-team defense at middle linebacker, will be evaluated by team physicians and more information will be released when it’s available. " April 05

  • Charlie Strong stressing competition in Texas spring ball

    ESPN "When Charlie Strong pulled Tyrone Swoopes aside this winter and gave him a new assignment, he didn't need to explain why. "You're gonna go run with the skill guys." Swoopes was accustomed to racing linebackers in the "big skill" group during Texas' 5:30 a.m. offseason conditioning drills. So..." March 24

  • Five biggest issues facing Texas football this spring

    Dallas Morning News "After a few months away from the gridiron, the Longhorns are just a week away from getting back at it with the start of spring practice. Fans won’t get a first-hand look at Texas until the Spring Game on April 18th, but here are the biggest issues to keep an eye on as Charlie Strong gets his..." March 18

  • Keyshawn Johnson says Texas will start recruiting California

    Sporting News - NCAAF "When you're a blue-blood program in one of the country's most talent-rich states, you probably don't need to leave your borders much for recruiting. But, if you haven't recorded double-digit wins in a season since 2009, expanding your recruiting range couldn't hurt. According to Scout.com's..." March 14

  • Texas to use loyalty program for tickets

    Covers.com "The University of Texas launched a fan loyalty plan on Tuesday to reward those who contribute to the university and spend money on season tickets. Priority for tickets, parking, postseason games and other hot-ticket events will be based on past season tickets purchases, seat contributions and..." March 03

  • Texas lands commitment from four-star Arlington Lamar QB Shane Buechele

    Dallas Morning News "Texas might have finally found its quarterback of the future. On Monday night, the Longhorns pulled in one of the state’s top quarterback in the 2016 class in four-star Arlington Lamar product Shane Buechele. Rivals.com ranks Buechele as the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and..." February 24