Texas Rumors & News

  • 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

    CBSSports.com "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.com "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.com "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.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    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

    The Score "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