Big 12 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Steve Sarkisian, Texas land commitment from 2023 No. 1 running back

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Sarkisian and the Texas Longhorns have secured their first commitment for the Class of 2023.  Rueben Owens, who is in his sophomore year at El Campo High School in Texas, announced on Thursday that he has committed to the Longhorns. Owens said that part of his decision is..." February 26

  • Bar Brawl Assault Suspect Says Punches Were Self-Defense Against Spencer Jones

    TMZ "The man who punched Oklahoma Sooners wide receiver Spencer Jones in the face repeatedly in a violent bar brawl earlier this month claims he was simply acting in self-defense, insisting his actions were "legally justified." Walker Brown says -- just before a..." February 25

  • Pat McAfee Sends Truth Bomb To Oklahoma WR Spencer Jones After MMA Fighter Sent Him To Surgery After Fight

    Total Pro Sports "Spencer Jones just learned a valuable lesson that was clearly never told to him in his life. “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” The Oklahoma WR learned that quote the hard way when he and a buddy of his appeared..." February 22

  • Tyler Shough transferring to Texas Tech after 3 seasons at Oregon

    The Score "Former Oregon quarterback Tyler Shough will transfer to Texas Tech, he announced Monday. Shough spent three seasons with the Ducks, helping the program capture the 2020 Pac-12 championship. He is expected to graduate this spring and will have three years of..." February 22

  • Oklahoma’s Spencer Jones suffered serious eye injury in bar fight

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma wide receiver Spencer Jones was involved in a physical altercation at a bar earlier this month, and the redshirt senior was left with a serious injury that required surgery. A video surfaced on social media on Feb. 19 that claimed to show Jones getting into a fight in the..." February 21

  • Wrestler/MMA Fighter Speaks Out After He & His Brother Sent Oklahoma WR Spencer Jones To Surgery After Bar Fight

    Total Pro Sports "Nothing ever goes well during a bar fight, but it could be even worse when a fight happens in a filthy restroom. Oklahoma wide receiver Spencer Jones found this out the hard way after the redshirt senior was left with a serious injury that required surgery. A video surfaced on Twitter..." February 21

  • Steve Sarkisian Texas contract terms revealed

    Larry Brown Sports "The contracts of new head coach Steve Sarkisian and his assistants have been forwarded to the University of Texas’ Board of Regents for final approval, meaning we now know how much the school will be paying them in 2021. Sarkisian is getting a huge payday to make the move to..." February 20

  • Texas Hype Is Back, but What's Realistic for Steve Sarkisian in Year 1?

    Bleacher Report "Whenever a new coach is hired, hype builds. Whenever a big brand like Texas makes a change, renewed visions of national prominence are destined to follow. Given that Steve Sarkisian just helped Alabama win a national championship as the offensive coordinator, the..." February 19

  • Deon Broomfield leaves Texans to become Iowa State’s safeties coach

    Pro Football Talk "There was word earlier this week that the Texans would be retaining defensive assistant Deon Broomfield despite the change in head coaches from Bill O’Brien to David Culley, but that turned out to be premature. Iowa State announced on Friday that Broomfield..." February 19

  • Texas lands commitment from 5-star QB recruit Maalik Murphy

    Larry Brown Sports "The latest attempt to rebuild Texas football is off to a good start on the recruiting trail. Gardena (Calif.) Serra quarterback Maalik Murphy announced his commitment to the Longhorns on Saturday, sealing a major recruiting coup for Steve Sarkisian’s program. Murphy is rated as..." February 13

  • Iowa State, coach Matt Campbell agree to three-year extension

    CBS Sports "Iowa State coach Matt Campbell was a hot commodity this past coaching carousel, so it's not surprising that the Cyclones have announced a new deal has been reached for their prized coach. On Monday, the university announced a new eight-year contract that will take Campbell through..." February 08

  • Raleek Brown, No. 3 RB in '22 class, commits to Oklahoma

    ESPN "Only two days after closing out the 2021 class, Oklahoma added a top-50 prospect in the 2022 class when ESPN Junior 300 running back Raleek Brown committed to the Sooners. Brown is the No. 43 overall recruit and the No. 3 running back in the class. A..." February 06

  • 5 takeaways from the recruiting cycle after National Signing Day

    The Score "While most of the heavy lifting was done during the early signing period, National Signing Day has almost entirely ended the 2021 recruiting cycle. The nation's No. 4 prospect, J.T. Tuimoloau, remains unsigned, but virtually every other top recruit has decided where to play..." February 03

  • Vince Young Rehired by Texas as Special Assistant in Athletic Department

    Bleacher Report "The University of Texas has rehired Longhorns legend Vince Young as a special assistant to the athletic department, according to the Associated Press.  "Terms of Young's new job and salary in the athletic department were not immediately disclosed,"..." February 02

  • Mike DeBord set to join Les Miles' Kansas staff as offensive coordinator, sources say

    ESPN "Kansas football coach Les Miles is set to hire former Michigan offensive coordinator Mike DeBord as the Jayhawks' next offensive coordinator, sources told ESPN. DeBord, who turns 65 on Sunday, spent this past season as an offensive analyst on Jim Harbaugh's..." February 02

  • Montana St. coach Jeff Choate joins Texas Longhorns staff as co-DC, LB coach

    SI "Texas Head Coach Steve Sarkisian's search for the final spot on his coaching staff officially came to an end on Thursday, when the school announced the hiring of former Montana State head coach Jeff Choate as its linebackers coach. Jeff is an awesome final piece to an assistant..." January 28

  • Oklahoma lands Tennessee RB transfer Eric Gray

    SI "Oklahoma on Wednesday landed its third Tennessee Volunteer from the NCAA Transfer Portal in less than two weeks. Running back Eric Gray, who entered the portal two weeks ago, announced his commitment to OU on Twitter. Gray was a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports and Rivals..." January 27

  • Former Texas starter Keaontay Ingram to transfer to play college football for USC

    ESPN "Former Texas starting running back Keaontay Ingram will transfer to USC, he announced Tuesday. Ingram, who rushed for 1,811 yards over the past three seasons, entered the transfer portal earlier this month. He started 13 games in 2019 and three of Texas'..." January 26

  • Steve Sarkisian says Nick Saban will 'be OK' after losing coaches

    247 Sports "x New Texas head football coach Steve Sarkisian is finalizing his coaching staff in Austin and appears to be doing so by raiding the staff of his former boss, Alabama head coach Nick Saban. But while Sarkisian might be delivering a bit of a blow to the Crimson..." January 24

  • Texas Tech QB Alan Bowman enters transfer portal with three seasons of eligibility remaining

    The Spun "Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman has officially announced his entrance into the NCAA transfer portal. After three years with the Red Raiders, Bowman took to Twitter to announce his intent to leave the program on Friday morning. The three-year starter has graduated from the..." January 22

  • Texas expected to hire Pete Kwiatkowski as DC

    The Score "Texas is expected to name Pete Kwiatkowski as its new defensive coordinator, according to The Athletic's Bruce Feldman. Kwiatkowski previously served as Washington's defensive coordinator since 2014. " January 19

  • Georgia DC Dan Lanning turns down Texas, indicates he’s staying with Bulldogs

    Dawg Nation "Georgia defensive coordinator Dan Lanning has turned down the Texas defensive coordinator and will stay with the Bulldogs. There were reports earlier on Friday that Lanning had emerged as a favorite to join the Longhorns staff and work for new Texas coach and former Alabama offensive..." January 18

  • How Matthew McConaughey is impacting the Texas Longhorns

    Sportsnaut "Matthew McConaughey is recognized as one of the most vocal and famed Texas Longhorn supporter, but he was never supposed to rep the orange and white. McConaughey wanted to attend Southern Methodist University, but as revealed in his book Greenlights, financial difficulties led him to the..." January 18

  • Steve Sarkisian says he ‘jumped’ to take Texas job

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Sarkisian was recently introduced as the new head coach at Texas, replacing Tom Herman. Sark got the opportunity to coach at Texas following two seasons at Alabama as the Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator. This opportunity comes over five years after he was fired by USC for..." January 16

  • Steve Sarkisian Seems Set on Players Singing 'The Eyes of Texas' After Games

    The Big Lead "Steve Sarkisian joined Tiki and Tierney on Friday to discuss taking over as the head coach at Texas. It was an interesting interview, but Sarkisian may have stepped in it again over his stance on the song "The Eyes of Texas." The song is divisive among players..." January 15

  • Texas hires special teams coach Jeff Banks away from Alabama with $1 million annual salary

    CBS Sports "Alabama assistant Jeff Banks has joined Steve Sarkisian's staff at Texas becoming what is believed to be the first $1 million-a-year special teams coach, sources told CBS Sports. Banks, 45, just completed his third season at Alabama coaching tight ends and special..." January 14

  • Steve Sarkisian lands first commitment as Texas coach, No. 50 recruit Armani Winfield

    ESPN "Steve Sarkisian added his first commitment as Texas head coach on Tuesday when ESPN Jr. 300 wide receiver Armani Winfield announced his pledge to the Longhorns. A 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver from Lewisville High School in Lewisville, Texas, Winfield is the No...." January 13

  • Charleston Rambo transferring to Miami

    Miami Herald "Leave it to the Miami Hurricanes to make that transfer portal work. This time it’s a talented wideout with a last name made for movies: “Rambo.’’ Oklahoma wide receiver transfer Charleston Rambo announced Tuesday afternoon on social media that he will..." January 13

  • Texas Fans Should Temper Expectations Around Steve Sarkisian

    The Big Lead "It was easy for Texas fans to get caught up in the moment watching Alabama dismantle Ohio State in the National Championship game last night. It's also understandable. After over a decade of futility, at least based on the high standards of Longhorn fans, the idea that Crimson Tide..." January 12

  • Steve Sarkisian's Defense of 'The Eyes of Texas' Won't Sit Well With His Players

    The Big Lead "Steve Sarkisian stumbled out of the gate during his introductory press conference at Texas. The 46-year-old head coach fully jumped into the turbulent waters surrounding the song "The Eyes of Texas" and may have drowned his tenure in the process. When asked about the..." January 12

  • Matt Campbell reaffirms commitment to Iowa State amid NFL interest as key stars return for 2021 season

    CBS Sports "If 2020 was a historic year for Iowa State football, 2021 could be even better. On the heels of a 9-3 season topped off with a Fiesta Bowl victory over Oregon, the Cyclones have plenty of reasons to be excited about what's coming back -- beginning with coach Matt..." January 10

  • Penn State hires Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator to replace Kirk Ciarrocca

    ESPN "Penn State coach James Franklin has hired Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, replacing Kirk Ciarrocca after only one season with the Nittany Lions. Yurcich had been the offensive coordinator at Texas in 2020 after one season at Ohio..." January 08

  • Steve Sarkisian focuses on Alabama assistants, Mississippi State DC Zach Arnett for Texas staff

    CBS Sports "As Steve Sarkisian prepares for the College Football Playoff National Championship as the offensive coordinator of No. 1 Alabama, his Texas staff continues to take shape. And there is clearly going to be an SEC and Alabama flavor on both sides of the ball. Mississippi..." January 06

  • Alabama OL coach Kyle Flood expected to join Steve Sarkisian at Texas

    Burnt Orange Nation "One of the key targets for new Texas Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian is close to falling into place, as Chip Brown of Horns247 reported on Wednesday morning that Alabama offensive line coach Kyle Flood is expected to join Sarkisian’s staff. Flood will..." January 06

  • Johnny Manziel hilariously dunked on Texas over Heisman Trophy claim

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel was among those who got in on the fun bashing Texas for taking some claim in the Heisman Trophy result on Tuesday. Alabama was the big winner at the Heisman Trophy ceremony. Crimson Tide wide receiver DeVonta Smith took home the honor, while quarterback Mac Jones was..." January 06

  • Will Muschamp turns down offer to return to Texas as defensive coordinator, Barry Odom on short list

    247 Sports "Will Muschamp has declined an offer to return to Texas as the Longhorns' defensive coordinator under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports. Muschamp previously held the role from 2008-2010 when Mack Brown was still at the helm of..." January 05

  • Baylor football hires BYU Cougars' Jeff Grimes as offensive coordinator

    KSL "BYU offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes is a top target for the vacant OC job with the Baylor Bears. According to Yahoo!’s Pete Thamel, Baylor and Grimes are expected to finalize a deal on Monday. Baylor head coach Dave Aranda has a lot of familiarity with Grimes. The two worked..." January 04

  • Steve Sarkisian addresses his alcoholism in first Texas press conference

    Yardbarker "Steve Sarkisian was introduced on Saturday as the new head coach of Texas’ football team, replacing Tom Herman. Despite being only 46, Sark already has had a long coaching career, which includes head-coaching stints at Washington and USC before Texas. His time at USC ended badly..." January 03

  • QB recruit Quinn Ewers sticking with Ohio State despite Steve Sarkisian hire

    Larry Brown Sports "Quinn Ewers says he is firm in his commitment to Ohio State. Ewers is the top-ranked quarterback in the 2022 recruiting class. He originally was committed to Texas, but he decommitted from the school in late October after the program’s shaky start. That led..." January 03

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger declares for NFL draft

    The Score "Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger announced Sunday that he'll forgo his final season of college eligibility and enter the 2021 NFL Draft. Ehlinger leaves the Longhorns as one of the most productive quarterbacks in school history. His 11,436 career passing yards and 94 touchdowns..." January 03

  • Chandler Morris announces transfer from Oklahoma to TCU

    Larry Brown Sports "Chandler Morris is on the move. A few days after announcing that he was leaving Oklahoma, Morris shared that he was headed to TCU. Here was the note Morris posted on Twitter about his decision to transfer. " January 03

  • Steve Sarkisian reportedly expected to replace Tom Herman as Texas HC

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns stunned the college football world Saturday morning with a bombshell coaching change. The school announced the firing of Tom Herman on Saturday with little warning, and it appeared that there was already a candidate lined up to replace him. According to Chip..." January 02

  • Texas hires Steve Sarkisian as next head coach

    USA Today "Texas has hired Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian to be the 31st coach in the history of the Longhorns' football program. Sarkisian replaces Tom Herman, who was fired earlier Saturday after going 32-18 over four seasons. “This is a unique and compelling..." January 02

  • Texas' DeMarvion Overshown Is the King of Armbands

    The Big Lead "Viewers tuning into the Valero Alamo Bowl Tuesday night night could not help but notice that Texas Longhorns linebacker DeMarvion Overshown was sporting an unusual number of armbands. Couples who have long passed the point of having anything to say to each other may have had one party ask if it..." December 31

  • Kyle Trask Struggles as Spencer Rattler, Oklahoma Rout Florida in Cotton Bowl

    Bleacher Report "Lincoln Riley's bowl drought ended in blowout fashion.  The Oklahoma head coach finally got his first postseason victory on his fourth attempt as the No. 6 Sooners knocked off a shorthanded No. 7 Florida team, 55-20, at the Cotton Bowl Classic in Arlington, Texas, on..." December 31

  • Oklahoma’s Isaiah Thomas trolled Florida after big win

    Larry Brown Sports "Oklahoma defensive lineman Isaiah Thomas puffed out his chest after his Sooners destroyed Florida in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday night. The Sooners beat the Gators 55-20. They intercepted Kyle Trask three times and had Florida playing three different QBs. Thomas,..." December 31

  • Tom Herman comments on Sam Ehlinger’s future with Texas

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns finished their season in a strong way on Tuesday, but questions surround Sam Ehlinger. The Longhorns senior quarterback was knocked out of the Valero Alama Bowl game against Colorado with a shoulder injury. He went 10/16 for 160 yards and a touchdown before being..." December 30

  • Texas Bowl between Arkansas-TCU canceled; Horned Frogs lack enough players due to COVID-19 issues

    USA Today "The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another bowl game. The Texas Bowl slated for Thursday night between TCU and Arkansas is off due to a lack of available players for the Horned Frogs. “Over the last 24 hours, between a combination of COVID-19 related issues,..." December 29