Texas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Texas' Kent Perkins arrested for DWI

    Dallas Morning News "A University of Texas football player from Lake Highlands was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was arrested early Friday in Austin, police say. Kent Perkins was detained early Friday at 18th and San Antonio streets about 3 a.m, KVUE-TV reported. According to online records,..." September 23

  • QB Buechele leads No. 11 Texas past UTEP

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- It might have been expected that Texas would experience a bit of a letdown against UTEP on Saturday after its huge win over Notre Dame just six days before. And there's no doubt that the 11th-ranked Longhorns were handicapped with injuries that kept three of their starting..." September 10

  • Texas, Texas A&M make huge leaps in NCAA 1-128 Re-rank

    USA Today "Alabama handily defeated Southern California to more than justify its perch atop the USA TODAY Sports’ 1-128 ranking of the Football Bowl Subdivision. Other teams from the Southeastern Conference weren’t so lucky. Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and..." September 06

  • Swoopes, Longhorns power past Irish in 2nd OT

    The Sports Xchange "AUSTIN, Texas -- With Texas in dire need of a signature victory to propel the proud program back into the college football echelon, the Longhorns turned to a tried-and-true strategy, man-on-man, stop-us-if-you-can, smash-mouth football with the game in the balance. Backup quarterback Tyrone..." September 05

  • QB Kai Locksley now listed as a receiver on Texas roster

    Hook'em "First, Jerrod Heard, and now Kai Locksley. Everybody wants — or is being forced — to play receiver at Texas. Locksley is now listed as a receiver on the official Texas roster. Various Internet sites have hinted that Locksley, the fourth-string quarterback, was working out at receiver in recent..." August 28

  • DeAndre McNeal to transfer from Texas

    Sports Day "Sophomore wide receiver DeAndre McNeal will transfer from Texas, according to 247sports.His decision comes in the wake of his indefinite suspension for violating team rules on August 3. According to 247sports, McNeal requested his release from the program on Wednesday. He is barred from..." August 13

  • Texas' DeAndre McNeal suspended for violating team rules

    Sports Day "Texas has suspended sophomore receiver DeAndre McNeal indefinitely for violating team rules, the school confirmed Wednesday afternoon. The news was first reported by Orangebloods.com, which indicated that McNeal will remain on the roster but is not expected to start training camp with his..." August 04

  • Former Texas receiver Ryan Newsome transfers to Arizona State

    Arizona Republic "Ryan Newsome informed Arizona State coach Todd Graham early Saturday morning: He wanted to finish his college career with the Sun Devils. "He was as excited as I've ever heard a coach," Newsome said. A 5-foot-8, 184-pound receiver, Newsome last season played at Texas, appearing in seven..." July 31

  • Texas' Roderick Bernard out for season after car accident

    The Score "Texas running back Roderick Bernard will likely be sidelined for the entire 2016 season after sustaining injuries from a car accident, according to Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman. Roderick was in a car accident earlier in the month, however there were no details on the injuries." July 29

  • Former LSU kicker Trent Domingue transferring to Texas

    Gridiron Now "Less than two weeks after he announced he was leaving LSU, kicker Trent Domingue has found a new school. Domingue announced Sunday on Twitter that he has “officially” transferred to Texas." July 24

  • Texas pounces on recruits in wake of Baylor scandal

    The Score "Texas continued its pillage of former Baylor signees in the wake of Art Briles' dismissal, landing its fourth former Bear in offensive guard Patrick Hudson on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5, 330-pounder represented the latest win for Charlie Strong on the recruiting trail, as the embattled coach has..." June 29

  • OL Patrick Hudson, an ex-Baylor recruit, signs with Texas

    ESPN "The recruitment of Patrick Hudson, the No. 56-ranked prospect in the class of 2016, has come to a conclusion. After making an official visit to Oklahoma last weekend, the Under Armour All-America Game offensive lineman ended his recruitment Wednesday committing and signing a financial aid..." June 29

  • Texas adds four-star OT, former Baylor signee JP Urquidez

    247 Sports "Texas’ 2016 class continues to grow. Former Baylor Bears signee JP Urquidez committed to the Longhorns on Saturday in wake of Baylor releasing him from his National Letter of Intent on Thursday. "Texas is the Flagship University and Coach (Charlie) Strong's Values align with the Urquidez..." June 26

  • Ex-Baylor commit, WR prospect Devin Duvernay chooses Texas

    ESPN "The recruiting journey of Devin Duvernay has come to a conclusion ... again. Duvernay, the No. 42-ranked prospect in the Class of 2016, committed to Texas over TCU on Wednesday ending one of the most bizarre recruitments after Baylor failed to submit his National Letter of Intent paperwork to..." June 22

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