Texas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Four-star QB Kai Locksley switches commitment from FSU to Texas

    SI - College Football "Four-star quarterback recruit Kai Locksley switched his commitment from Florida State to Texas on Monday night. Locksley announced the news on Twitter. Locksley had been committed to the Seminoles since July. Two other quarterback recruits, De'Andre Johnson and Deondre Francois, were also..." February 03

  • Longhorns bench Jet Pack Guy after one season

    Fox Sports Southwest "On a day when the Texas Longhorns gained some exciting recruits, they also lost a very important guy. No, not Kyler Murray. The Jet Pack Guy (real name Nick Macomber) has taken his last flight around Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Sorry,..." January 31

  • No. 1 QB Murray stays with A&M after UT trip

    ESPN "Gatorade National Player of the Year and No. 1-ranked quarterback Kyler Murray has ended his recruitment and remains committed to Texas A&M. After a nervous week for the Aggies amid Murray's unofficial visit to the Texas Longhorns nine days ago, a collective fan base and coaching staff can..." January 30

  • Texas hires ex-Sooner Jay Norvell

    ESPN "The Red River rivalry added another layer of intrigue Friday when Texas hired former Oklahoma assistant Jay Norvell as its new wide receivers coach. Norvell left OU earlier this month after seven seasons, including four as co-offensive coordinator. "Jay is a guy that has always had an..." January 18

  • Could former Horns QB Connor Brewer head back to Texas?

    College Football Talk "You know what they say: if you love a quarterback let him transfer to Arizona, and if he comes back he is yours forever. A four-star recruit out of Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Connor Brewer signed with Texas as its quarterback for the 2012 class. He was then-offensive..." January 16

  • J.T. Barrett's high school coach takes a shot at Texas

    CBS Sports "Urban Meyer currently finds himself with the kind of problem just about every football coach, whether in college or the NFL, would be happy to have: he has three very good quarterbacks. That number may dwindle to two by the time next season rolls around depending on what Braxton Miller decides to..." January 16

  • Longhorns’ Bluiett, Raulerson undergo offseason knee surgery

    Dallas Morning News "Texas offensive lineman Jake Raulerson and defensive lineman Caleb Bluiett both underwent successful knee surgery on Wednesday morning, according to the Longhorns head athletic trainer, Anthony Pass. Raulerson had arthroscopic surgery and is expected to be ready for spring ball while Bluiett..." January 08

  • Texas DE Cedric Reed played season with torn meniscus

    Yahoo! Sports "Texas defensive end Cedric Reed saw a bit of a statistical drop off from his junior season to this year, his senior season. Now, we have a piece of information that can explain it. Yahoo’s Rand Getlin reported that Reed played the 2014 season – Texas’ first season with Charlie Strong as head..." January 05

  • Texas lands Irvin's nephew, touted tight end

    247 Sports "Irvin chose the Longhorns over Auburn, Florida and Miami. He's the second recruit to choose the Longhorns at this year's Army Bowl as four-star tight end Devonaire Clarington picked Texas in the second quarter of the game. “I have a great relationship with the coaches,” Irvin said of Texas...." January 04

  • No. 1 LB Malik Jefferson commits to Texas Longhorns with teammate DeAndre McNeal

    SB Nation "On Friday morning in a ceremony at Mesquite (Texas) Poteet, five-star linebacker Malik Jefferson made the decision to change the trajectory of the Texas Longhorns program, committing to head coach Charlie Strong minutes after his teammate, four-star wide receiver DeAndre McNeal. He chose..." December 19

  • Texas’ leading receiver, tackler won’t seek sixth seasons

    College Football Talk "Two of the most prominent members of the Texas Longhorn football team, one each on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, had the opportunity to pursue a return to Austin for one more season at the collegiate level. Neither, though, has decided to take that tack. Linebacker Jordan..." December 16

  • Texas C Dominic Espinosa sends farewell letter to Horns fans

    Burnt Orange Nation "After weeks of rumors and speculation about the future of Texas Longhorns senior center Dominic Espinosa, the Cedar Park product and longtime starter sent out the following farewell letter to Longhorns Nation via Twitter. After redshirting in 2010, Espinosa started all 40 games of his career..." November 25

  • Texas WR Shipley says Longhorns would love a shot at Aggies

    College Football Talk "The SEC may prevent it from happening, but Texas wide receiver Jaxon Shipley says the Longhorns would love to have a chance to play Texas A&M. Now if only we could make it happen. “Anybody on this team would love a chance to play A&M,” Shipley said Wednesday when meeting with the media (via..." November 20

  • Mack Brown leaves door open for return to college coaching

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "ESPN analyst Mack Brown, the former Texas football coach, addressed a variety of topics Wednesday while taking part in a luncheon hosted by College Football Playoff administrators at AT&T Stadium. Brown, 63, declined to discuss speculation linking him to the head coaching vacancy at SMU or to..." October 30

  • Texas off. coordinator Wickline files lawsuit against Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "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 "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

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