Texas Rumors & News

  • Texas off. coordinator Wickline files lawsuit against Oklahoma State

    CBSSports.com "While plenty of college football fans put coaches on trial for the decisions they make on a weekly basis, Texas offensive coordinator Joe Wickline is going to court to prove he's the coach making the decisions. Wickline has filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Oklahoma State, claiming..." October 23

  • Texas athletic director: With new rules, Longhorns would pay each player $10,000

    Dallas Morning News "The University of Texas could spend nearly $6 million a year to comply with a string of recent legal rulings requiring colleges to be more generous to their scholarship athletes. That won’t break the bank, Athletic Director Steve Patterson said Tuesday at a forum on the fast-changing business..." October 23

  • Former QB Ash exploring pitching possibilities at Texas

    Dallas Morning News "David Ash’s football career is over at Texas. But the former starting quarterback is exploring the possibility of a different sport. A Texas athletic spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Ash has thrown a few bullpen sessions with Longhorn pitching coach Skip Johnson. The sessions were described..." October 15

  • Mack Brown tweets he will decide on coaching future in December

    College Football Talk "Will Mack Brown return to coaching? He has not said “no.” In fact, he says he will make a decision on his possible return to coaching in December. Brown was asked by one of his Twitter followers if he would ever think about returning to the sidelines. The former Texas coach said a decision will..." October 02

  • Report: SMU brass “intrigued” by ex-Texas coach Mack Brown

    Dallas Morning News "While SMU will likely go with a young, energetic head coach to replace June Jones, Mack Brown continues to be a name thrown out there by a multitude of pundits. Brown has shown no public interest in the job. But according to a report from FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman, the SMU brass feels like..." September 29

  • Mack Brown: Not thinking past this year's TV gig

    ESPN.com "Former Texas coach Mack Brown said Monday he has not been contacted by any schools and if a school wants him as its coach, it'll have to wait until December to talk with him. Even then, Brown said he won't necessarily be interested because he's enjoying his television duties at ESPN and will..." September 29

  • Texas football team drug testing rate doubles under Charlie Strong

    Austin American-Statesman "The number of drug tests administered to University of Texas football players has skyrocketed under first-year coach Charlie Strong, according to university data obtained by the American-Statesman through an open records request. According to university records, an average of 104 tests were..." September 25

  • Breckyn Hager switches football commit from Baylor to Texas

    Waco Trib "Austin Westlake High School senior linebacker Breckyn Hager has switched his verbal commitment from Baylor to Texas. Hager is the younger brother of Baylor senior linebacker Bryce Hager, who also played high school football at Austin Westlake. Their father is Britt Hager who was an..." September 25

  • Texas OT Kennedy Estelle becomes ninth player dismissed from team

    Houston Chronicle "Texas offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle has been kicked off the team, becoming the ninth Longhorns player to be dismissed since Charlie Strong took over as head coach this year. Estelle, a 6-7, 285-pound junior from Dawson, had been suspended since early September, and Strong said Monday he..." September 23

  • Three suspended Texas starters will remain that way

    College Football Talk "For those Texas fans looking for some offensive help to return this week, and as it looks to continue its run to the College Football Playoff, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. At his weekly Monday press conference, head coach Charlie Strong confirmed that any player who is currently..." September 22

  • Texas QB Ash To End Football Career

    ESPN.com "Texas Longhorns quarterback David Ash has elected to end his football career after struggling with concussion-related symptoms for the past year. Coach Charlie Strong announced the junior quarterback's decision after practice Wednesday. Ash had started 22 games in his career with the Longhorns..." September 18

  • Michigan and Texas agree to home-and-home series

    CBSSports.com "I love what the College Football Playoff is doing for non-conference games in college football. We're seeing more big schools scheduling games against other big schools, and the latest comes from two of the most historic programs in college football history. Michigan and Texas announced a new..." September 17

  • Texas player apologizes for flubbing coin toss

    Fox Sports Southwest "Texas landed on college football's Week 3 lowlights before its game against UCLA even began. Defensive tackle Desmond "Tank" Jackson apologized for his role in the pregame coin toss fiasco for the Longhorns before Saturday's 20-17 loss. Jackson misunderstood that Texas had lost the coin..." September 16

  • Texas defensive coordinator compares Brett Hundley to Cam Newton

    TheScore.com "The Texas Longhorns have a big task ahead of them for Saturday's showdown with the UCLA Bruins at AT&T Stadium. Texas was blown out of the water by BYU last week, completely unable to slow down Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill. Now the Longhorns will have to try to figure out how to stop UCLA's..." September 12

  • Shipley questionable, Johnson out for Texas

    Houston Chronicle "Texas wide receiver Jaxon Shipley is listed as questionable for this Saturday’s game against UCLA after suffering a head injury last week, the Longhorns announced Tuesday. In the latest blow to an offensive unit decimated by injuries, Shipley is being monitored by team medical personnel and is..." September 10

  • Texas QB David Ash out indefinitely

    CBSSports.com "Texas quarterback David Ash won't be returning to the field any time soon. Texas coach Charlie Strong announced Monday that Ash, who missed Saturday's 41-7 loss to BYU due to a concussion, will be out indefinitely. Ash suffered the concussion in Texas' season opening win over North Texas, but..." September 08

  • Texas LB Deoundrei Davis no longer with the team

    CBSSports.com "Another day, another player no longer with the Texas Longhorns. Texas announced that linebacker Deoundrei Davis is no longer with the football team on Friday, and he would be the eighth player to leave the program since Charlie Strong took over for Mack Brown. The school did not specify whether..." September 06

  • Reports: Texas Longhorns dismiss OTs Desmond Harrison and Kennedy Estelle

    Burnt Orange Nation "The school says that both players are still members of the team, but have been suspended for the game against BYU. There's also now a report that the two players failed a drug test today. The next wave of dismissals has hit the Texas Longhorns football program, as multiple sites are reporting..." September 04

  • Fire burns down Mack Brown's North Carolina home

    CBSSports.com "Former Texas coach Mack Brown's home in North Carolina was destroyed by a fire last week. According to KVUE, Brown had just moved all his Texas memorabilia from his home in Austin, Texas to the North Carolina house. Brown also said the only thing left standing at the home are the two chimneys,..." September 03

  • Texas QB David Ash won't play vs. BYU, return 'not ruled out'

    SB Nation "Texas quarterback David Ash will not play in the Longhorns' Week 2 contest against BYU, head coach Charlie Strong told reporters Monday. Ash has struggled with concussion issues throughout his career in Austin, missing most of the 2013 season. He was hit hard early in the Longhorns' opening..." September 03

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    Texas coach Strong also said center Dom Espinosa has fractured ankle, will have surgery Wednesday. Out for season.

  • Texas OL Rami Hammad is transferring to Baylor

    Our Daily Bears "A little over 20 months after decommitting from Baylor's 2013 recruiting class, OL Rami Hammad is coming home. Last week, we started hearing rumors that OL Rami Hammad, once a Baylor commit in the class of 2013, was leaving Texas for greener pastures elsewhere. I never really considered the..." August 25

  • Vince Young: I would've stayed a Longhorn if I knew Texans would pass on me

    Fox Sports Southwest "Vince Young had everything going his way at the beginning of 2006. After leading the Texas Longhorns to a thrilling win over USC in the Rose Bowl for the national championship, he decided to skip his senior year in hopes his hometown NFL team would select him with the No. 1 overall pick in the..." August 21

  • Report: Former Longhorns QB Vince Young takes job at Texas

    Fox Sports - College Football "Texas has hired one of its former quarterbacks for a job that pays six figures, according to a report from Chip Brown of Horns Digest. According to the website's sources, Vince Young will join the school to work in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, where he will aid..." August 14

  • Texas TE Greg Daniels to have knee surgery

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns will be without senior tight end Greg Daniels for some time, according to head coach Charlie Strong. During a Tuesday evening media availability, the Texas head coach said that Daniels will have his knee scoped. Depending on the nature of the procedure, Daniels could be out..." August 13

  • Texas QB Miles Onyegbule tears knee ligaments, out for season

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns have suffered their first significant injury of fall camp with the news that senior quarterback Miles Onyegbule will miss the rest of the season after tearing multiple knee ligaments in a recent practice: Listed as a quarterback on the official roster after making the move..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • Texas WR Jaxon Shipley injures hamstring

    ESPN.com "The Texas offense has taken another hit early on in fall camp with the loss of Jaxon Shipley. The senior wide receiver suffered a hamstring injury during practice Monday, the school confirmed, and there is no timetable for his return. "Shipley has a hamstring pull, don't know the timetable..." August 07

  • Report: Three more Longhorns could face a suspension

    College Football Talk "When four players were dismissed from the Texas Longhorns program last week, there was speculation more players would follow. Three more players have been identified by HornsDigest.com’s Chip Brown as being at risk. Wide receiver Daje Johnson and offensive tackles Desmond Harrison and Kennedy..." July 29

  • Report: Texas boots RB Joe Bergeron, two others (team rules violations)

    CBSSports.com "The Texas roster continues to thin this week. Just hours after wide receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were indefinitely suspended as a result of a sexual assault charge, reports began surfacing that defensive back Chevoski Collins and running back Jalen Overstreet had been dismissed..." July 26

  • Mack Brown joins ESPN as college football analyst

    USA Today "Mack Brown mapped out his career plan at a young age: He wanted to be a football coach first – and he was, from 1973 through last season – before either moving upstairs, as an athletic director, or into television, as a college football analyst. Seven months after the final game of his coaching..." July 24

  • Strong indefinitely suspends UT players charged with sexual assault

    Statesman "Charlie Strong said this week he would suspend the two players being investigated for sexual assault if they were criminally charged. Texas' coach followed through on that promise Thursday, suspending receivers Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander indefinitely from the team. The two were charged..." July 24

  • Longhorn sends brutally honest shot to Texas teammates

    Fox Sports - College Football "Part one of Charlie Strong’s “put the T back in Texas” campaign was simple enough: restore a hardness to the program that had eroded over the last few seasons. Strong began by implementing simple, discipline-driven rules – sit in the front two rows of class, no earrings in the football..." July 23

  • Report: Texas coach Charlie Strong names David Ash starting QB

    SI - College Football "Just one day after he was cleared to return to full practices, David Ash was named the starting quarterback of the Texas Longhorns by first-year head coach Charlie Strong on Tuesday at Big 12 Media Days, reports Taylor Gaspar of Rivals. Ash was the starting quarterback going into last season,..." July 22

  • Report: Texas quarterback David Ash cleared to practice

    SI - College Football "The Texas Longhorns offense is back at full strength for coach Charlie Strong's first season at the helm. Quarterback David Ash and running back Johnathan Gray were medically cleared to practice Monday, along with linebacker Jordan Hicks, reports Kirk Bohls of the Austin..." July 21

  • Report: Texas RB Johnathan Gray expected to be cleared for workouts next week following torn Achilles recovery

    Dallas Morning News "Texas junior running back Johnathan Gray is expected to be fully cleared for workouts next week, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Thursday night. Gray suffered a season-ending torn Achilles tendon in an overtime win against West Virginia on Nov. 9 and later underwent surgery. The..." July 18

  • Book: Texas mulled $100M offer for Saban

    ESPN.com "Texas was prepared to offer Alabama coach Nick Saban a contract worth $100 million to coach the Longhorns, Paul Finebaum of the SEC Network writes in his new book. In Finebaum's book with Gene Wojciechowski, "My Conference Can Beat Your Conference," Finebaum writes: "Texas was dead serious..." July 17

  • Texas players may have accepted meals from agent, eligibility in jeopardy

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "The risky business of player-agent relationships may cost several Texas players their eligibility. News emerged Monday from the Austin American-Statesman that two Texas football players each “received a meal paid for by an agent” and that their NCAA eligibility for 2014 was in question. Texas..." July 17

  • Texas Longhorns won't sell beer at football games in 2014

    Burnt Orange Nation "When the Texas Longhorns decided to sell beer and wine at sporting events in the spring of 2014, including at baseball games and one men's basketball game, the expectation was that fans would be able to buy beer and wine at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium this fall as long as things went..." July 13

  • Three-star OL Garrett Thomas commits to the Texas Longhorns

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns have added another big piece along the offensive line with the commitment of Many (La.) offensive lineman Garrett Thomas, who announced his pledge on Wednesday morning in a ceremony at his high school. A consensus three-star prospect, Thomas chose the Horns over finalists..." July 10

  • Report: two Longhorns part of sexual assault investigation

    College Football Talk "In December of 2012, during the run-up to Texas’ appearance in the Alamo Bowl, quarterback Case McCoy and linebacker Jordan Hicks were indefinitely suspended by then-head coach Mack Brown in the midst of an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault. Neither player was ultimately..." June 22

  • Source: Mack Brown will be in-studio college football analyst for ESPN

    Dallas Morning News "Former Texas football coach Mack Brown has reached an agreement to be a studio analyst for ESPN this fall, according to a source familiar with the process. The announcement is expected soon, the source said. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman reported this announcement could come as..." June 02

  • Brothers Kirk and Collin Johnson ready to play together at Texas

    SB Nation "Kirk Johnson, a 2015 running back, and Collin Johnson, a 2016 wide receiver, of San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian are one of the top pairs of brothers preparing for college ball on the West Coast. They made it out to the Oakland Nike Football Training Camp at Chabot College to compete against..." May 28

  • Source: Texas is backing away from USC’s Wittek

    Austin American-Statesman "It’s been widely assumed that USC quarterback Max Wittek would graduate this month and then transfer to Texas. That doesn’t appear to be the case anymore. A source close to the situation told the American-Statesman on Wednesday that the Longhorns are backing away from offering Wittek a..." May 16

  • Horns land commitment from 4* PRO QB Zach Gentry

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns don't normally have to wait long in a recruiting class to land a quarterback, but that was the rare case with the 2015 group, a wait that came to an end on Monday with the pledge of Albuquerque (N.M.) Eldorado pro-style quarterback Zach Gentry. In the 2007 class, the..." May 13

  • Texas Longhorns blanked in NFL Draft for first time since before World War II

    College Football Talk "The 2014 NFL Draft may be viewed as a down year for the Big 12, with just 17 players from the conference being called by NFL franchises. Unfortunately for the Texas Longhorns, none of those 17 players from the Big 12 are coming out of Austin. This marked the first time since before the start of..." May 12

  • Big 12 reprimands Texas' Steve Edmond for Baylor trash talk

    CBSSports.com "Texas linebacker Steve Edmond found himself on the receiving end of a public reprimand from Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby Friday. Bowlsby was responding to comments Edmond made about Baylor following Texas' spring game last week. “Mr. Edmond violated the Conference rule that prohibit coaches,..." April 26

  • Vince Young has job with UT if NFL career is over

    Houston Chronicle "Vince Young still hopes to continue his NFL career. But if not, a job is waiting at the University of Texas. “If football doesn’t work out for me, the university has a great job for me,” Young said Wednesday at the Touchdown Club of Houston luncheon featuring new UT coach Charlie..." April 24

  • Texas coach Charlie Strong: 'We will not be in the national championship game'

    Fox Sports "There's been more talk out of Austin, Texas, recently than Charlie Strong would probably like. Over the weekend, linebacker Steve Edmond stirred things up by issuing some words for Baylor. Edmond sat out of Texas' spring game, but he made time to criticize the Big 12 champs by saying 'Baylor..." April 22

  • QB Max Wittek visits Texas again

    ESPN.com "Former USC quarterback Max Wittek visited Texas for its spring game Saturday, multiple sources confirmed. Wittek was on Texas' campus for the third time this spring since electing to transfer, and the second time since the Longhorns began spring practice. Wittek, a backup for the Trojans in..." April 21

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