Texas Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Texas LB Steve Edmond: 'I really don't like Baylor; I still think they're trash'

    Dallas Morning News "More than five months later, Texas middle linebacker Steve Edmond remains upset over a loss to Baylor that cost the Longhorns the Big 12 title last season. “We could have won the conference. Even though I didn’t get a chance to play in the Baylor game, I really feel like we should have beat..." April 21

  • Ash granted medical redshirt; Texas QB battle builds

    CBSSports.com "Texas quarterback David Ash now has two years of eligibility remaining after the NCAA approved his petition for a medical redshirt for 2013, a source told CBSSports.com on Friday. A University of Texas spokesman confirmed the news. Ash seemed poised for a solid 2013 performance but missed 10..." April 12

  • OT Kent Perkins undergoes knee surgery, will miss remainder of spring practice

    Dallas Morning News "Texas sophomore offensive tackle Kent Perkins underwent successful arthroscopic knee surgery Friday and will miss the remainder of spring practice, according to Texas Head Athletic Trainer for Football Anthony Pass. The sophomore tackle sustained the injury near the beginning of spring..." April 03

  • Texas AD: ‘I don’t see us focusing on’ renewing A&M rivalry

    College Football Talk "For those hoping to see a renewal of one of college football’s most iconic rivalries, we strongly urge you to not hold your breath. In an interview with Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News, Texas athletic director Steve Patterson was asked once again about the possibility of a game..." April 01

  • 3-star Deshon Elliott commits to Texas

    247 Sports "Charlie Strong and his staff received good news on Tuesday. The Texas Longhorns gained their eighth commitment of the 2015 recruiting class when Rockwall-Heath safety Deshon Elliott committed this afternoon. Elliott, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound prospect, visited Texas for the Longhorns’ first junior..." March 18

  • Texas boots FB Moss, DB Scott for rules violations

    San Antonio Express-News "Texas fullback Chet Moss and defensive back Leroy Scott have been dismissed from the team for violating unspecified team rules, coach Charlie Strong announced Sunday. Both players were headed for their senior seasons at UT, although neither had been a major contributor so far. Moss played in 27..." March 18

  • Texas dismisses FB Chet Moss, DB Leroy Scott

    CBSSports.com "Roster attrition is a fact of life for programs who have undergone a coaching turnover, and it's no surprise that Texas won't be an exception under Charlie Strong. Per Horns247.com, Strong and the Longhorns announced Sunday the dismissal of two veteran players -- rising senior fullback Chet Moss..." March 17

  • Charlie Strong in favor of Texas resuming rivalry with Texas A&M

    CBSSports.com "It's sort of a rite of passage for a Texas coach to address the now-defunct Texas A&M rivalry. Charlie Strong is all for playing the Aggies again. "It's all about the two ADs getting together and getting that figured out," Strong said. "When you look at it, it's been such a huge rivalry..." March 12

  • Texas to study possible expansion of Darrell K. Royal Stadium

    CBSSports.com "Texas and Texas A&M's football rivalry has ended on the field -- for the time being -- but that doesn't mean the Longhorns and Aggies can't find other ways of competing. Take for instance, the issue of the largest capacity college football stadium in the Lone Star State. That honor has belonged..." March 11

  • Miles Onyegbule working at quarterback for Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "There have been rumors over the last several weeks that senior Miles Oneygbule as been taking reps at quarterback for the Texas Longhorns in workouts, a belief confirmed by Onyegbule's Twitter account. The bio for the Arlington product says that he's a quarterback at Texas, the position that he..." March 10

  • Charlie Strong in favor of Texas resuming rivalry with Texas A&M

    CBSSports.com "It's sort of a rite of passage for a Texas coach to address the now-defunct Texas A&M rivalry. Charlie Strong is all for playing the Aggies again. "It's all about the two ADs getting together and getting that figured out," Strong said. "When you look at it, it's been such a huge rivalry..." March 09

  • Max Wittek Not Going To TCU, Texas Remains Leader

    Inside Socal "USC quarterback Max Wittek, who visited Hawaiii last weekend, is no longer considering Texas Christian, according to sources. Texas Christian wanted an immediate decision from Wittek, who wants to wait until May to choose a college. Texas remains the leader for Wittek and Hawaii remains under..." March 07

  • UT's Strong says offensive coordinator Joe Wickline will have final say on playcalling

    Dallas Morning News "Coach Charlie Strong has said new offensive coordinator Joe Wickline will have the final say on play calls next season. But Wickline acknowledged Wednesday that he and assistant head coach for offense Shawn Watson and the rest of the staff are in a collaborative situation with different coaches..." March 06

  • Tracking the Longhorns: Offensive assistant coaches

    TexasSports.com "With the National Signing Day in the rearview mirror, first-year head coach Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas football staff have turned their attention to preparing for spring football, which gets underway in two weeks. The offensive and defensive staffs have begun installing new..." March 06

  • Texas commit flips to A&M

    247Sports "Buda (Texas) Hays offensive tackle Connor Lanfear has flipped his commitment from Texas and pledged with Texas A&M. The 247Composite four-star took in the Aggies’ first spring practice of 2014 and gave head coach Kevin Sumlin a reason to light up the “YESSIR!” signal this afternoon. Earlier..." March 02

  • Texas A&M steals highly touted offensive line commit from Texas

    Dallas Morning News "On Friday night, Kevin Sumlin tweeted out another ‘YESSIR!’ as the Aggies pried away three-star Buda Hays offensive tackle Connor Lanfear from the Longhorns. Lanfear originally committed to Texas last June, but he made the switch during an unofficial visit to College Station. “When I got down..." March 01

  • Report: Texas considering selling beer at sporting events

    Fox Sports "It's a new beginning a Texas, but it might not just be a change in athletic director and head football coach in Austin. According to a report by Orangebloods.com, Texas will be serving beer at its women's basketball game against TCU on Tuesday, and alcohol will also soon be available at..." February 26

  • Texas defensive back Quandre Diggs calls for change in Longhorn fan culture, provides plan

    Dallas Morning News "Mack Brown’s calling card during his time as head coach at Texas was “come early, be loud, stay late,” but more often than not that slogan rang hollow in Austin. Students often showed up late for kickoff and it is not surprising to see large gaps in crowd for non-conference games or..." February 18

  • Mack Brown’s position in the Texas athletic department is for one year

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "Could Mack Brown be coaching in 2015 or 2016? It's possible, especially given the structure of his severance package with Texas. After announcing his resignation in December, Brown agreed on the severance with the school on Wednesday. He'll be paid $2.75 million, which would have been owed to..." February 14

  • Transferring USC QB Max Wittek to vast Texas

    San Jose Mercury News "Southern California quarterback Max Wittek is scheduled to visit Texas this weekend and has been in contact with several other schools as he considers where to transfer. Wittek is on target to graduate with a degree in psychology in May. He will be eligible to play next season, and have two years..." February 14

  • Are signing day struggles a sign of weakness for the Big 12?

    San Antonio Express-News "Come in out of the cold and grab some piping hot information from the Big 12-pack this week. Here’s the best of a compendium of news, information and opinion about the conference. 1. As Big 12 officials scanned the recruiting rankings after National Signing Day, they can’t be happy about..." February 08

  • Report: Ex-Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz a finalist for LSU special teams coach

    Dallas Morning News "Former Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz took over in the same role at Louisiana Tech last month. But Diaz might actually end up coaching in the SEC this season. According to NOLA.com, Diaz is one of three candidates under consideration for the special teams coaching job at LSU. His..." February 08

  • Kevin Sumlin responds to Charlie Strong’s ‘gadget program’ comments

    Yahoo! Sports "A budding rivalry between Texas coach Charlie Strong and Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin is picking up some steam. At Strong’s national signing day press conference on Wednesday, he said that Texas will not be a “gadget program” when asked about recruiting against Sumlin, who is sometimes referred..." February 06

  • Mack Brown: comments to recruits were 'all positive towards Texas'

    CBSSports.com "In a weekend interview with a local Houston TV station, four-star safety recruit John Bonney -- a Texas commitment -- said that he'd taken visits to Auburn and Baylor because Mack Brown himself had encouraged him to do so following his December resignation, an account that unsurprisingly left..." February 04

  • Texas' new approach to football assistant coach contracts

    USA Today "The University of Texas is set to employ its entire football assistant coaching staff under multi-year contracts for the first time, according to terms that have been negotiated by university officials and submitted for consideration by the University of Texas System Board of Regents at its..." February 03

  • Q&A with Running Backs Coach Tommie Robinson

    TexasSports.com "With a resume that features a number of stops at both the collegiate and professional level, Tommie Robinson is in his first season as the Texas running backs coach. Robinson spent the 2013 season as the passing game coordinator/RB coach at USC. Prior to that, he coached running backs with the..." January 28

  • Manny Diaz hired as Louisiana Tech’s new d-coordinator

    San Antonio Express-News "Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz confirmed that former Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz has been hired as the Bulldogs’ new defensive coordinator. Several sources indicate that Diaz took the Louisiana Tech job in order to remain a defensive coordinator. He reportedly had several offers..." January 22

  • QB David Ash cleared for full offseason participation with team

    Dallas Morning News "Texas junior quarterback David Ash has been cleared to resume full football activities, the school announced Saturday evening. He is expected to be a full participant in spring practice. Ash missed all but three games of the 2013 season with recurring concussion-like symptoms from a concussion..." January 21

  • David Ash cleared by Texas’ medical staff

    College Football Talk "As he begins to prep for his first spring as Texas’ head coach, Charlie Strong will be armed with the knowledge that the “incumbent” at the quarterback position will be a full, healthy go. In tweets posted to its Twitter account Saturday night, the Longhorns revealed that David Ash has been..." January 19