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  • Texas announces additions of WR Tarik Black and CB Jahdae Barron

    Burnt Orange Nation "The Texas Longhorns haven’t just been busy in the last few days adding commitments to the 2021 recruiting class — head coach Tom Herman and his staff also landed pledges from Michigan Wolverine graduate transfer wide receiver and former Baylor Bears cornerback..." May 12

  • Tom Herman expects there will be a college football season

    Larry Brown Sports "Tom Herman expects there to be a college football season this year. Herman appeared as a guest on the “Tiki and Tierney Show” on CBS Sports TV and Radio Tuesday and talked about the possibility of a season. “I expect a season, yes. What that..." May 12

  • Texas AD Chris Del Conte seemingly takes swipe at Texas A&M

    Larry Brown Sports "Texas and Texas A&M used to have one of the best rivalries in college football, but the two teams have not squared off in nearly a decade since the Aggies moved to the SEC. Many fans want to see the rivalry renewed, but Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte seems like he is just fine..." May 05

  • Four-star defensive end Jordon Thomas commits to Longhorns

    CBS Sports "Texas got some good news on Saturday in the form of a commitment from a big-time member of the Class of 2021. Jordon Thomas, the No. 235-ranked player in the country and 15th-ranked defensive end, committed to the Longhorns over several in-state suitors including rival Texas..." May 03

  • Texas universities planning on college football in the fall?

    Sportsnaut "The COVID-19 pandemic has brought sports to a stop and closed colleges across the country. Now with the 2020 college football season in jeopardy, there might finally be hope for football to return this year. The very thing athletic directors said needed to happen for college..." April 30

  • WR Tarik Black says he's transferring from Michigan to Texas

    ESPN "Former Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black intends to transfer to Texas, he announced Tuesday night. Black published an Instagram post with a picture of him in a Texas uniform and the caption, "i just flipped the switch,, flip flip..." April 29

  • Longhorn lineman J.P. Urquidez moves on to Texas State as a graduate transfer

    Hook'em "Former Texas offensive lineman J.P. Urquidez will open his senior season in San Marcos instead of Austin. Urquidez said on Sunday that he plans on concluding his collegiate career at Texas State. He will join the Bobcats as a graduate transfer. Urquidez announced this past..." April 28

  • LSU lands coveted DE recruit Landon Jackson from Texas

    ESPN "One day after LSU saw 14 of its players taken in the NFL draft, the Tigers added a big prospect in ESPN Junior 300 Landon Jackson, the No. 8-ranked defensive end. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound lineman from Pleasant Grove High School in Texarkana, Texas, committed to LSU..." April 27

  • 2020 NFL Draft's First Round Was Terrible News for Texas Football

    12 Up "After having a 10-win season in 2018, the Longhorns took a step back in 2019. Not only was this shown in their win total, but the lack of overall talent being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Texas had ZERO prospects taken in Thursday's first round of the..." April 25

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger has raised over $100,000 for coronavirus relief

    Larry Brown Sports "Many professional athletes have donated large sums of money to help those who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and those at the amateur level have found a way to pitch in as well. Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger is one of the most successful examples of..." April 16

  • Tom Herman and College Coaches Upset About COVID-19 Restrictions Just Don't Get it

    12 Up "Over the weekend, the Big 12 announced new policies and guidelines for student-athletes to follow during the coronavirus pandemic. In short, the conference basically implemented further restrictions that limit the access and interactions that coaches can have with their..." March 31

  • Texas QB Sam Ehlinger announces GoFundMe page for COVID-19 relief

    Dallas Morning News "Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger took to Twitter on Friday morning to announce the launch of his GoFundMe page in an effort to provide relief to those affected by COVID-19. Ehlinger set the donation goal at $1 million for his campaign, which has already surpassed the $12,000 mark from..." March 27

  • Can Texas turn it around like Notre Dame? Tom Herman meeting with Brian Kelly to find out

    USA Today "According to 247Sports, Tom Herman was in South Bend on Thursday to meet with Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly. They were meeting about how to have a successful season after rehauling their coaching staff. In 2016, the Fighting Irish went 4-8 and Kelly hired new offensive and..." February 28

  • Charlie Strong Reportedly Met With Alabama Coaching Staff This Week

    12 Up "As Nick Saban has a tendency to do, he might be poaching another former high profile coach in need of a redemption tour for his staff. Saban welcomed Charlie Strong to Tuscaloosa on Thursday, and the two reportedly discussed some sort of off-field analyst role. The..." February 15

  • Four-star DE Alfred Collins stays home with Texas over Oklahoma, Alabama

    CBS Sports "Alfred Collins put a coveted bow on the 2020 Texas football recruiting class on Wednesday when the four-star defensive end chose the Longhorns over Oklahomaand Alabama, among others. During a ceremony inside the gymnasium at Cedar Creek High School in Bastrop,..." February 05

  • 2020 Recruits Most Likely to Light Up College Football as True Freshmen

    Bleacher Report "Prospect fans know the guys the college football recruiting services expect to be the next big things. But who will shine right away? It's not easy going from high school to the FBS, but every year some players see that freshman wall and blow right through..." January 28

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • Report: Texas to hire Jay Valai as DBs coach; Jason Washington let go

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns continue to make numerous changes to their coaching staff. Tom Herman’s squad disappointed with an 8-5 record this season, leading to big changes. Defensive coordinator Todd Orlando was let go, while offensive coordinator Tim Beck was demoted and replaced by..." January 11

  • Sam Ehlinger announces on Instagram he will return to Texas for senior season

    Larry Brown Sports "Sam Ehlinger flirted with the possibility of entering the NFL Draft, but he has decided to return to Texas for his senior season. Ehlinger posted a hype video on Instagram Monday that featured various clips of him from his Longhorns career. The video concludes with a message that says..." January 06

  • Sam Ehlinger shies away from saying ‘Texas is back’ this time

    Larry Brown Sports "Sam Ehlinger learned a hard lesson about making proclamations and decided not to repeat history this year. For the second straight year, Ehlinger’s Texas Longhorns pulled off an upset in their bowl game with a big win over a higher-ranked team that was disappointed about losing..." January 01

  • Standout Players From New Year's Eve Bowl Games

    Sportsnaut "The college football season provided fans with a bittersweet day on Tuesday. An entertaining five-game slate of bowl games on New Year’s Eve, the final football games of 2019. While it’s sad to see football end in 2019, the year ended with a bang thanks to some incredible..." January 01

  • Texas hires Ohio State's Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator

    ESPN "Texas has hired Ohio State passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Mike Yurcich as offensive coordinator, Longhorns coach Tom Herman announced Sunday. Yurcich spent the 2019 season working with Heisman Trophy finalist Justin Fields and helping the..." December 30

  • Disgraced Ohio State Assistant Zach Smith Claims Tom Herman Had Brutal Lamar Jackson Take

    12 Up "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been putting a clown suit on those who doubted his ability to play quarterback dating back to his time at Louisville, but the most notable doubter might have been Texas head coach Tom Herman. If you are to believe alleged..." December 23

  • Report: Texas targeting assistant on CFP team to be next offensive coordinator

    College Football Talk "After flirting with USC’s Graham Harrell to fill the Texas offensive coordinator vacancy, it appears Tom Herman has moved onto another blueblood program hoping to poach a top assistant. According to a report from Stadium’s Brett..." December 23

  • Sooners Legend Barry Switzer Has Great Reason For Doing ‘Horns Up’ With Texas Fan

    Sportsnaut "Barry Switzer won three national championships as the head coach of the Oklahoma Sooners, but he was doing the “Horns Up” sign with a fan Friday night. Switzer shared a photo of himself and 37-year-old Francisco De Soto, who is University of Texas graduate, on..." December 21

  • Texas Head Coach Tom Herman Issues Apology After Flipping Double Middle Fingers On Live Television

    Newsweek "Texas Longhorns head football coach Tom Herman issued an apology for flipping double middle fingers to a camera in his office while the camera broadcast on live television. The incident occurred Wednesday and aired on the Longhorn Network, a sports channel dedicated to covering..." December 19

  • Texas hires former Rutgers coach Chris Ash as new Longhorns defensive coordinator

    CBS Sports "Texas coach Tom Herman is reuniting with an old colleague -- officially. Finally. On Tuesday, the university announced that former Rutgers coach Chris Ash has been hired as the Longhorns new defensive coordinator. Ash replaces Todd Orlando, who was relieved of his duties..." December 17

  • Report: Graham Harrell, Chris Ash interview with Texas for coordinator positions

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns are looking for new coordinators as Tom Herman overhauls his coaching staff, and they have made progress in their search. Texas interviewed both Graham Harrell and Chris Ash for coordinator positions during the week, according to OrangeBloods’ Anwar..." December 07