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Texas overcomes slow start, tops Baylor, 27-16: Post-game celebration thread

Texas overcomes slow start, tops Baylor, 27-16: Post-game celebration thread

American Statesman-USA TODAY Sports The Longhorns overcame a slow start to score 27 unanswered points and get back into the win column for the first time in nearly a month. Following a scoreless first quarter, the Texas Longhorns offense finally began to string fairly consistent scoring drives together throughout the next two quarters, while Chris Ash’s defense put forth its most notable performance of Texas’ Big 12 slate thus far. Some stagnant offense and a Sam Ehlinger interception made things a bit more interesting than expected late, but nevertheless, Texas notched the win it...
Hookem.com Oct 23, 2020
Longhorn Confidential: Sam Ehlinger and Charlie Brewer’s final battle?

Longhorn Confidential: Sam Ehlinger and Charlie Brewer’s final battle?

Happy Friday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/23/1943) Longtime rivals Sam Ehlinger and Charlie Brewer to meet for perhaps the final time. Jerritt Elliott reacts to the UT volleyball team’s sweep of Texas Tech on Thursday. And finally, some Texas trivia. Texas and Baylor’s football teams […]
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 22, 2020
Return of Longhorn Band uncertain amid ‘The Eyes of Texas’ controversy

Return of Longhorn Band uncertain amid ‘The Eyes of Texas’ controversy

Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports The band hasn’t performed yet this season and will not on Saturday due to a lack of “necessary instrumentation” thanks to the controversy surrounding “The Eyes of Texas.” Following two weeks of controversy after Texas Longhorns senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger sang “The Eyes of Texas” alone in the Cotton Bowl in the aftermath of the four-overtime loss to the Oklahoma Sooners, the administration made clear to players that they are expected to remain on the field with teammates for the alma mater. So the post-game scene at Darrell K Royal-Texas...
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 21, 2020
Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger opens up on why he stayed for ‘The Eyes’ in Dallas

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas QB Sam Ehlinger opens up on why he stayed for ‘The Eyes’ in Dallas

Photo by Tim Warner/ Plus: Earl Thomas files grievance against the Ravens The Austin American-Statesman reports that Texas Longhorns senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger is opening up on why he elected to stay to sing “The Eyes of Texas” after the Longhorns fell to the Oklahoma Sooners earlier this month at the Red River Showdown. In Ehlinger’s words, per the Statesman: “That perspective is that I grew up a Longhorn. I grew up singing ‘The Eyes of Texas’ win, lose or draw. I shared that experience with my family. I shared that experience with my [late] dad, and never once...
Hookem.com Oct 20, 2020
After a ‘misunderstanding’ in Dallas, Sam Ehlinger explains why he stayed for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

After a ‘misunderstanding’ in Dallas, Sam Ehlinger explains why he stayed for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

On Tuesday, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger argued that a picture of him standing alone for the playing of “The Eyes of Texas” had been taken out of context. Following a 53-45 loss to Oklahoma in Dallas on Oct. 12, Ehlinger was among the very few UT players who stayed for the postgame playing of “The […]
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 14, 2020
Chris Del Conte expects athletes to stand together for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Chris Del Conte expects athletes to stand together for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports The public announcement comes following outcry in recent days after Sam Ehlinger sang the alma mater by himself on the field at the Cotton Bowl in the aftermath of Saturday’s loss. The weekly Forty Acres Insider post from Texas Longhorns athletics director Chris Del Conte addressed the controversy that has arguably received more attention this week than Saturday’s loss to the Oklahoma Sooners that dropped Texas to 2-2 on the season — the scene of senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger standing alone on the Cotton Bowl field singing “The Eyes of...
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 14, 2020
Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Big 12 admits officials made a clock error during Red River Showdown

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Big 12 admits officials made a clock error during Red River Showdown

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Plus: Texas volleyball’s Logan Eggleston continues to slay 247Sports reports that Big 12 officials are owning up to a clock error they made during last weekend’s showdown between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners, in which they allowed for Texas to have an 39 seconds on the clock during the fourth quarter. From 247Sports: “With 6:07 to play, Sam Ehlinger took a shotgun snap on 3rd and 4 and went out of bounds just short of the first-down, leaving 5:57 left on the game clock. Ehlinger prepared to snap the ball on 4th and 1 with 5:50 remaining, but...
Hookem.com Oct 13, 2020
Longhorn Confidential: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Longhorn Confidential: Tuesday, Oct. 13

Happy Tuesday, Texas fans. On today’s Longhorn Confidential daily podcast: On this date in Texas history (10/13/1951) Tom Herman addresses his football team and “The Eyes of Texas.” What did Herman say after Sam Ehlinger dropped to 1-4 against Oklahoma? And finally, some Texas trivia.  How many Texas Exes have won NBA titles? How many […]
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 12, 2020
Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Tom Herman says he will ask players to stay for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Tom Herman says he will ask players to stay for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Plus: Texas alum Collin Johnson makes first NFL touchdown grab After the Texas Longhorns dropped a close one in four overtime periods to the Oklahoma Sooners, most of the Longhorn football team opted out singing “The Eyes of Texas.” That was expected after university administrators provided players with the option of not singing the controversial school alma mater. Players, it seems, took them up on the offer. Breaking | Sam Ehlinger is the only Texas player to stay for the singing of "the Eyes of Texas" post game. pic.twitter.com/RFlHUQGa4W— Tattoo Baker...
Hookem.com Oct 12, 2020
Tom Herman: Football players will be encouraged to stay for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

Tom Herman: Football players will be encouraged to stay for ‘The Eyes of Texas’

On Monday, Tom Herman said that the UT football players would be encouraged to stick around for the postgame playing of “The Eyes of Texas.” Following UT’s 53-45 loss to Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger was among a few players who stayed on the field for the school’s alma […]
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 11, 2020
State of Texas football following Saturday’s loss: Not good

State of Texas football following Saturday’s loss: Not good

Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports The endless disappointment continues for this football program. Simply put, this 2020 Texas Longhorns football season has been defined by 55 minutes of mediocre play followed by Sam Ehlinger’s late-game heroics in effort to win games they don’t deserve to win. That sure isn’t the blueprint for success in college football. And to think Texas is struggling this much in the fourth year under head coach Tom Herman behind a senior-led team — that says it all. In order to win Saturday’s game, Texas had to capitalize on the numerous mistakes Spencer...
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 10, 2020
Initial thoughts from Texas’ 4OT loss to Oklahoma

Initial thoughts from Texas’ 4OT loss to Oklahoma

Josh Gateley — Oklahoma If Texas doesn’t address its many issues soon, this is going to be a long, long season for the Longhorns. Once again, the Texas Longhorns put forth a largely lackluster performance in a losing effort, falling to the Oklahoma Sooners 53-45 in 4OT to drop to 2-2 on the season and 1-2 in Big 12 play. Here are some initial thoughts from the Longhorns’ latest loss. (To be updated) Overall, this just isn’t a good football team. At the end of the day, that’s the reality of the situation. If it weren’t for some late-game heroics from Sam Ehlinger and a...
Hookem.com Oct 10, 2020
Take the L, Horns: Oklahoma survives Texas comeback in overtime shootout, 53-45

Take the L, Horns: Oklahoma survives Texas comeback in overtime shootout, 53-45

Through the years, this Texas vs. Oklahoma game has been a shootout, a rivalry and a showdown. Today ended up being all three. Sam Ehlinger’s shot into the end zone in the fourth overtime was just a little too high for 6-foot-3 Tarik Black and was picked off by Oklahoma safety Tre Brown, giving the […]
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 10, 2020
Live Reaction: Texas falls to OU in overtime

Live Reaction: Texas falls to OU in overtime

Photo by John E. Moore III/ The Longhorns managed another manic comeback, but could not finish the job in overtime. The Texas Longhorns put together another feverish fourth quarter comeback, but couldn’t fully overcome the mistakes and fell to the Oklahoma Sooners 53-45. Texas struggled for most of the game, but put together another big fourth quarter comeback to force OT. Sam Ehlinger, after leading the comeback, threw his second interception of the game to end it for the Longhorns. Watch our reaction live via Facebook Live. Longhorn Republic
Burnt Orange Nation Oct 10, 2020
No. 22 Texas outlasted by Oklahoma in 4OT, 53-45: Post-game commiseration thread

No. 22 Texas outlasted by Oklahoma in 4OT, 53-45: Post-game commiseration thread

Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports Yet another Red River classic didn’t end in Texas’ favor with Sam Ehlinger tossing an interception in the end zone to seal the deal. Sam Ehlinger led the Texas Longhorns from yet another late deficit, but four overtimes, a blocked field goal and a shanked field goal, and an Ehlinger interception in the end zone later, Texas falls to the Oklahoma Sooners, 53-45. Now, it’s Texas who has lost back-to-back games. Adjust your season expectations accordingly. This is your post-game commiseration thread.

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