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  • 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

  • Texas targeting Graham Harrell, Joe Brady, Chris Ash for coordinator positions

    Yardbarker "The Texas Longhorns have vacancies for both offensive and defensive coordinator positions and already have some names in mind for whom to hire, according to reports. Texas fired Todd Orlando as defensive coordinator Sunday and reassigned offensive coordinator..." December 02

  • Texas begins overhaul of staff, firing coordinators Todd Orlando, Tim Beck, Drew Mehringer

    CBS Sports "Considering how disappointing a season it has been at Texas, it should come as no surprise that Tom Herman is making changes to his staff. Perhaps the scope to which he is cleaning house may be a bit of a shock.  Texas announced Sunday that it has fired both defensive..." December 01

  • Sam Ehlinger has strange quote about Texas going 7-5

    Larry Brown Sports "Expectations are high at Texas, and the Longhorns’ 2019 season is almost certainly going to be viewed as a major step back after a 10-win season in 2018. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger, however, is trying to put Texas’ 7-5 campaign in perspective. Ehlinger said after the..." November 29

  • Urban Meyer criticizes Tom Herman, Texas for coaching and ‘player development’

    Larry Brown Sports "If you want to know what Tom Herman has done wrong at Texas this year, Urban Meyer may not be the best person to ask. The two coaches have a complicated history with one another, and that could be why Meyer had no problem criticizing his former assistant on national television..." November 29

  • Tom Herman could soon make changes to his coaching staff

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns are stumbling to the finish line this season after entering the year with College Football Playoff aspirations, and head coach Tom Herman may not wait much longer to start making coaching staff changes. Texas is looking to close out the regular season with a win..." November 29

  • If This Is the Best Tom Herman Can Do at Texas, Trouble Is Brewing

    The Big Lead "Tom Herman and his Texas Longhorns were upset by Iowa State on Saturday to fall to 6-4 on the year. That loss ensured Herman would have at least four losses on his record in each of his three years at Texas. With a loaded roster and a veteran quarterback, it's fair to ask if this is the..." November 22

  • Texas to reward AD Chris Del Conte with $18 million package, contract extension through 2027

    Hook'em "There was a time not long ago when virtually every major decision regarding the athletic department ran through Texas President Gregory L. Fenves’ office. Eventually, he had enough. Fenves met with TCU’s Chris Del Conte at a New York steakhouse in December 2017 and was..." November 14

  • Why Isn't More Being Made of Earl Campbell's Comment About White Quarterbacks?

    The Big Lead "Speaking with the Austin American-Statesman this week, Pro Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell said that the Texans Longhorns -- his alma mater -- must realize they need a black quarterback to win. This was in regards to their current starting quarterback, Sam Ehlinger, who is white,..." October 31

  • Tom Herman on Texas defense: ‘We’re not good’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns have now lost three games, and the third was the worst yet. The Longhorns lost to TCU on Saturday, giving up 37 points in the process. " October 28

  • Tom Herman on Texas defense: ‘We’re not good’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns have now lost three games, and the third was the worst yet. The Longhorns lost to TCU on Saturday, giving up 37 points in the process. That comes a week after Texas narrowly survived against Kansas, giving up 48 points to the unranked Jayhawks. Coach Tom Herman..." October 27

  • Ricky Williams' Heisman sells for auction-record $504,000

    MSN.com "The Heisman Trophy won by Ricky Wiliams in 1998 at Texas was sold at auction for $504,000, setting a record for college football's most recognizable award. The winning bid for the trophy in Heritage Auctions' Fall Sports Memorabilia Collectibles offerings exceeded the previous..." October 19

  • Longhorns unveil rare throwbacks to honor 1969 national championship team

    Dallas Morning News "The Texas Longhorns will unveil slick throwback uniforms when they take the field at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The program announced on Tuesday its plans to rock the old school uniforms to honor the 1969 national championship team. Members of the national..." October 15

  • The Biggest Disappointments in College Football So Far

    The Big Lead "We can't universally agree on much a a society, but college football upsets would probably be fairly close to unanimity. It's likely impossible, however, as upsets always require victims. These five from the Power Five are part of that latter group, as this 2019 season..." October 15

  • Oklahoma proves its offensive firepower is much more than just Jalen Hurts in win over Texas

    CBS Sports "On a day when Oklahoma's third-straight Heisman Trophy contending quarterback had a minor setback, two other stars picked up the slack.  To be clear, there was nothing pedestrian about quarterback Jalen Hurts in No. 6 Oklahoma's 34-27 win over No...." October 14

  • Kyler Murray goes ‘Horns Down’ with tweet to prepare for Red River Rivalry

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyler Murray is in the rivalry mindset ahead of the Oklahoma Sooners’ Red River Rivalry game with the Texas Longhorns. Murray, who spent three years and played two seasons for Oklahoma, sent a tweet on Friday night telling the Sooners to “run it up tomorrow!” in..." October 12

  • Bold predictions for Week 7 in college football

    USA Today "Shocking disappointments and better-than-expected performances are anticipated each weekend in the wild world of college football. Even if everyone knows they are coming, guessing when and where they will happen is difficult.  The USA TODAY Sports college football..." October 12

  • Former Rutgers HC Chris Ash Working With Texas Ahead Of Oklahoma Game

    Sportsnaut "The Red River Shootout is going to be something at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday as No. 6 Oklahoma takes on the 11th-ranked Texas Longhorns. It’s always one of the games we look forward to the most on an annual basis. We also now have a new wrinkle. " October 10

  • Facing Longhorns gets personal for Texans like Baker Mayfield, Kyler Murray and Jalen Hurts

    ESPN "Jalen Hurts is the most experienced quarterback in college football and among the most successful in the history of the game. When he takes the field for No. 6 Oklahoma on Saturday (noon ET, Fox), Hurts will play in his 48th collegiate game. He is 31-2 as a starter. He played in three..." October 10

  • Oklahoma Finally Gives in and Trolls Texas With 'Horns Down' on Twitter

    12 Up "Many were disappointed when Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley revealed that his team would not show the "Horns Down" hand gesture before or during Saturday's rivalry game against Texas. Well, good things he's not in charge of the school's Twitter..." October 08

  • Texas Player Has Ominous Warning For Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts

    Sportsnaut "Hard-hitting Texas Longhorns safety B.J. Foster will definitely have a target in his back when his team takes on the hated Oklahoma Sooners in Saturday’s Red River Shootout. Talking to the media on Tuesday, Foster had a warning for Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts. Slide or face..." October 08

  • 300-pound Texas lineman Sam Cosmi scores touchdown on trick screen pass

    Larry Brown Sports "Offensive linemen don’t usually get a chance to enjoy a moment of glory on the gridiron, but Texas Longhorns sophomore Sam Cosmi did on Saturday, and he took advantage. Leading 28-17 in the fourth quarter against the West Virginia Mountaineers, Texas ran a trick play that was a..." October 07

  • Ricky Williams' Heisman Trophy set to hit auction, could sell for record $500,000

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Texas Longhorns running back Ricky Williams sold his 1998 Heisman Trophy to a private collector back in 2014, and now the trophy is headed to auction, where it’s expected to sell for a record price. Tallahassee, Fla. native Brian Hobbs is putting the..." October 01

  • Texas down three defensive backs with injuries suffered in win over Oklahoma State

    CBS Sports "No. 11 Texas opened Big 12 play with a 36-30 win over Oklahoma State, but it didn't come without a hefty price. On Monday, coach Tom Herman confirmed to reporters that three defensive backs would miss games with injury sustained in the win. First, Herman confirmed..." September 23

  • Police investigating death of former Ole Miss, Texas QB Jevan Snead in Austin

    Fox News "The death of former Ole Miss and Texas quarterback Jevan Snead in Austin is under investigation by police, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Multiple officials and a source close to Snead's family confirmed the death, which happened..." September 23

  • Forbes Reveals Most Valuable College Football Programs With Surprising School at No. 1

    12 Up "Over the last 4-5 years, the top two college football programs have been the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide, with everyone else far behind. You can imagine, then, that each school is raking in serious revenue befitting such success. And yes, both programs are...." September 13

  • After LSU complaints about visiting locker room at Texas, Longhorns release temperature data

    USA Today "Ed Orgeron and the LSU football team were pleased to leave Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium with a 45-38 win over Texas on Saturday. The team believes the visiting locker room could have been a bit cooler, though.  Orgeron told reporters this week that the..." September 13

  • Tom Herman's Wife Says LSU Fans Bombarded Him With Phone Calls

    The Big Lead "Fallout from the lack of air conditioning in the visitor’s locker room on the night LSU thumped Texas remains a thing. Nothing brings out the interest like gamesmanship blowing up in the instigator’s face. Anyone with even a light understanding of college football would know,..." September 12

  • Texas thinks LSU LB K’Lavon Chaisson faked injury against them

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Longhorns seem to think some of the trips made by trainers to the field during their game against LSU may not have been for legitimate injuries, and a nugget shared by a reporter suggests that. LSU beat Texas 45-38 on Saturday evening in what was the second game of the..." September 10

  • Texas denies LSU coach Ed Orgeron's claim of insufficient air conditioning in visitor's locker room

    CBS Sports "No. 4 LSU's offense came out hot in Saturday night's 45-38 win over No. 12 Texas at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium with 573 yards that included 471 passing yards from Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow. The offense wasn't the only thing that was hot, though. Tigers coach Ed..." September 10

  • Ed Orgeron: LSU's Locker Room at Texas Didn't Have Air Conditioning

    Bleacher Report "LSU football not only had to battle a tough team on the road Saturday, but it also had to survive a hot locker room without air conditioning. Head coach Ed Orgeron explained the situation Monday following his team's impressive 45-38 win over Texas. "First..." September 09

  • College football schedule, games 2019: What to watch in Week 2, TV channels, kickoff times

    CBS Sports "If Week 1 was the college football appetizer, Week 2 is going to provide fans a feast of epic proportions. Why? Because we get two of the biggest nonconference games of the year spread out for your afternoon and evening viewing pleasure. No. 1 Clemson will host No...." September 07

  • Forget being 'back,' the Texas-LSU game can be a launching pad for the Longhorns

    CBS Sports "It was one year ago this week at Texas when all that was lacking was a eulogy. If hope hadn't died, it was wavering. The Longhorns had lost to Maryland for the second time in as many seasons. Two days after a 34-29 defeat on the road, a media member questioned Tom Herman about..." September 07

  • LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson: Sam Ehlinger not ‘too much of a threat’

    Sportsnaut "LSU linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson is wasting no time getting in a subtle dig at Sam Ehlinger ahead of his Week 2 game against the Texas Longhorns. Chaisson, who played against Ehlinger in Texas’ 6A State Title game back in 2015, was asked about facing him again. He responded..." September 02

  • Texas 4-Star WR Joshua Moore Has Been Suspended

    The Spun "The Texas Longhorns are only five days away from playing their first game of the 2019 season. Unfortunately, it looks like they’ll be without sophomore wide receiver Joshua Moore for the foreseeable future. In a media session on Monday, Texas head coach Tom Herman revealed that..." August 26

  • Texas to honor Cedric Benson with helmet decal this season

    Sportsnaut "The Texas Longhorn football family and the broader college football world was dealt a horrible loss earlier this month when all-time great running back Cedric Benson passed away on August 17 following a motorcycle accident. We’ve already seen Benson’s former Cincinnati..." August 26

  • QB Sam Ehlinger's Journey from Heartbreak to Heisman Hopes

    Bleacher Report "She never told him how it tore her heart apart when he collapsed on the floor after hearing the news. He never told her how he grieved, hiding in his room at night and burying tears in a pillow.     When you're going through hell, sometimes it seems like..." August 20

  • The 10 college football coaches with the hottest of hot seats entering the season

    USA Today "For every head coach with rock-solid job security — Dabo Swinney and Nick Saban, to name two — there are a couple of dozen firmly on the hot seat heading into the 2019 season. One name in particular stands out: Southern California coach Clay Helton. On the heels of last..." August 19

  • Texas WR Joshua Moore facing weapons charge following July arrest

    Sportsnaut "Texas Longhorns sophomore receiver Joshua Moore is facing a misdemeanor weapons charge stemming from a July 5 arrest in downtown Austin. According to KXAN in Austin, Texas, Moore was arrested for carrying a loaded gun without a license. Surveillance cameras recorded a suspect..." August 17