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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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' Ja'Quinden Jackson enters transfer portal

    The Score "Texas quarterback Ja'Quinden Jackson has entered the transfer portal, according to The Athletic's Max Olson. " December 15

  • Texas LB Joseph Ossai declares for 2021 NFL Draft

    Dallas Morning News "Texas junior linebacker Joseph Ossai has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, according to a Texas Athletics release. Ossai is the Longhorns’ fifth player to opt out of the Longhorns’ bowl game in preparation for the draft. " December 14

  • Texas AD: Tom Herman will remain with Longhorns

    Hook'em "Tom Herman is still a Longhorn. Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte announced Saturday that Herman will remain UT’s coach for 2021 after the failed pursuit of Urban Meyer. "There has been a lot of speculation about the future of our football coach,"..." December 12

  • Texas-Kansas football game canceled due to COVID-19

    247 Sports "The Longhorns' road trip to face the Jayhawks is officially canceled. Big 12 officials announced Thursday that Saturday's scheduled game between No. 20 ranked Texas and Kansas has been canceled and will result in a 'no contest' due to the Longhorns recent issues with COVID-19..." December 10

  • Urban Meyer turning down head coaching job leaves Texas fumbling for a Plan B

    Dallas Morning News "If Urban Meyer was ever a possibility to take over the Texas football program, that hope has effectively ended for now. News broke late Sunday that Meyer has decided not to come to Texas because of lingering concerns about his health that contributed to him leaving jobs at Florida and..." December 07

  • Urban Meyer reportedly remains the target for Texas

    MSN.com "All the rumors surrounding Urban Meyer last fall connected him to USC. This fall, all the rumors are connecting the former Ohio State coach to Texas. Meyer has not coached college football since the 2018 season and has been working for FOX as an analyst since then. But he remains a..." December 06

  • Tom Herman has only himself to blame for the situation he's in at Texas

    USA Today "After a week of answering questions about why he should remain the coach at Texas and seeing report after report about his boss pursuing his potential replacement, Tom Herman was once again an underdog when the Longhorns stepped onto the field Saturday against Kansas..." December 05

  • Texas Lineman Derek Kerstetter Suffered Gruesome Injury Where Leg Was Turned Completely Around

    Total Pro Sports "Texas veteran offensive lineman Derek Kerstetter suffered one of the most gruesome injuries ever seen on a football field. During saturday’s game against the Kansas State Wildcats – the senior offensive lineman’s foot got turned the wrong way during a play. He was..." December 05

  • Texas defensive back Caden Sterns opting out to begin NFL draft preparation

    Dallas Morning News "Texas junior safety Caden Sterns will opt out of the season’s remaining games and declare for the NFL draft, he announced via Twitter on Monday. “After much thought and prayer, I’ve arrived at the decision that it is time for me to follow my lifelong dream and..." December 01

  • Sam Ehlinger has honest quote about Tom Herman’s future with Texas

    Yardbarker "The Texas Longhorns continue to be a program with decent results but with failed championship aspirations, and that’s led to major frustrations in Austin. Texas’ loss to Iowa State on Friday dropped the Longhorns to 5-3 on the season. With two winnable games to go, a 7-3..." November 27

  • Longhorns Prematurely Fired Cannon After Missed Game-Tying FG

    Total Pro Sports "The Texas Longhorns are not back. On Friday afternoon, the team had a few seconds left to march down the field and try to tie it up against Iowa State Cyclones. " November 27

  • Kansas-Texas moved to Dec. 12 due to Jayhawks' COVID-19 issues

    The Score "Kansas' Nov. 21 game versus Texas has been postponed to Dec. 12, the school announced Wednesday. The Jayhawks didn't meet the Big 12's minimum position requirements due to injuries and contact tracing.  Kansas has received five positive..." November 18

  • Texas coach Tom Herman takes on Urban Meyer speculation, job rumors

    USA Today "It’s Kansas week, and since nobody ever really wants to talk about Kansas, the spotlight always falls on the head football coach at Texas. Tom Herman has no doubt heard the swirling rumors about his job status after a rocky 2-2 start this season. It’s hurt the Longhorns in..." November 17

  • Still upset over ‘The Eyes,’ Longhorn band will not perform during Texas’ final home games

    USA Today "The University of Texas band will not perform during the Longhorns’ final two home games this season over internal dispute about “The Eyes of Texas” school song. The university had previously said the Longhorn band would not return until there was some..." November 05

  • Recruit Billy Bowman Jr. slights Texas after flipping commitment to Oklahoma

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns have suffered yet again in recruiting, and the player they lost chose their rival. Billy Bowman Jr., a two-way player from Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, announced last month he was decommitting from Texas. Bowman instead announced on Sunday that he has..." November 03

  • Texas goes wild celebrating in locker room after overtime win

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns went wild celebrating their overtime victory at Oklahoma State on Saturday night. The Longhorns were up 34-31 but Oklahoma State kicked a field goal in the final minute to tie the game. Despite the letdown, Texas did not blow it and instead pulled out the..." November 01

  • Oklahoma State fans threw seat back cushions at Texas players after game

    Yardbarker "Oklahoma State fans got a little wild after their Cowboys lost in overtime to Texas on Saturday at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla. Following the Longhorns’ 41-34 win over the Cowboys, Oklahoma State fans were seen throwing seat back cushions onto the field. " November 01

  • WR Phaizon Wilson decommits from Texas day after Quinn Ewers’ decision

    Larry Brown Sports "Quinn Ewers’ decommitment from the Texas Longhorns is already having a ripple effect. 2022 wide receiver recruit Phaizon Wilson tweeted that he had some thinking to do after Ewers announced his decommitment.  " October 29

  • Quinn Ewers projected to choose Ohio State following Texas decommitment news

    Larry Brown Sports "Top 2022 quarterback recruit Quinn Ewers announced on Wednesday he was decommitting from the Texas Longhorns. Ewers is a five-star recruit and was a major haul for Tom Herman in August. But now Ewers is available, and projections are already rolling in for where the quarterback will commit..." October 29

  • 2022 five-star QB Quinn Ewers decommits from Texas

    AZ Central "The Texas Longhorns suffered a five-star loss Wednesday night when 2022 quarterback prospect Quinn Ewers backed away from his pledge.    Ewers is the top-rated quarterback in the current junior class and is the second-ranked prospect nationally on the..." October 29

  • Ex-Texas WR is done hearing about ‘The Eyes of Texas’

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Quan Cosby has had enough of “The Eyes of Texas” issue. “The Eyes of Texas” is a school song that is often sung at football events and part of tradition for the University of Texas. However, the song has been under scrutiny..." October 25

  • Texas president affirms 'The Eyes of Texas' will continue to be played at games

    ESPN "The Texas Longhorns will play "The Eyes of Texas" after football games throughout the season, even though the Longhorn Band will not be present for Saturday's game against Baylor. University president Jay Hartzell said in a statement Wednesday that the school..." October 22

  • Texas band refuses to perform vs. Baylor

    CBS Sports "The Texas Longhorns won't be backed by a band on Saturday. According to The Daily Texan, the Longhorn Band is not participating in the upcoming game against Baylor because multiple members don't want to play "The Eyes of Texas." So many members of..." October 21

  • Longhorns Football Players 'Expected' to Stand For 'The Eyes of Texas'

    The Big Lead "The University of Texas has a fresh new take on people protesting and standing during songs. The Eyes of Texas, the Longhorns school song, has a racist history and student athletes have asked the university to drop it. Texas, of course, decided to keep the song and "own the..." October 15

  • Big 12 acknowledges clock error in Oklahoma vs. Texas leading to extra regulation time

    CBS Sports "The Big 12 announced Monday evening that conference officials in Saturday's Red River Showdown made a clock error, allowing Texas an extra 39 seconds during the fourth quarter of a 53-45 four-overtime loss.  The mistake took place just past the six-minute mark of..." October 13

  • Oklahoma's Delarrin Turner-Yell Savagely Taunted Texas Longhorns Fan After Blocked FG

    Total Pro Sports "Texas Longhorns fans are very upset today. The team not only lost again, but did so to the hated Oklahoma Sooners at the Red River Showdown. The Oklahoma Sooners outlasted the Texas Longhorns in four overtimes, and the extra periods were a roller coaster of emotions. " October 10

  • Salty Texas Fan Flipping Off Camera After Loss To Oklahoma Becomes An Instant Meme

    BroBible "Fans are slowly being allowed back into stadiums across the country which means we can finally get some classic instant reactions from sad fans in the stands. " October 10