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Five things Texas fans need to know about North Texas

North Texas Mean Green head coach Dan McCarney prepares to lead his team on the field to face the Rice Owls at Apogee Stadium. The Mean Green defeated the Owls 28-16. (Photo Credit: Jerome Miron, USA TODAY)

Five things Texas Tech fans need to know about Central Arkansas

Central Arkansas Bears celebrate an interception by defensive back Bobby Watkins #7 of the Central Arkansas Bears of quarterback Connor Wood #5 of the Colorado Buffaloes in the second quarter at Folsom Field on September 7, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado. …

Prediction: It all boils down to Texas A&M’s improvement on defense against South Carolina

Deshazor Everett #29 of the Texas A&M Aggies picks up Jeremiah Gaines #84 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs fumble and returned it for a touchdown in the first half on September 21, 2013 at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. …

ESPN analyst picks Baylor to win the national championship

Baylor head coach Art Briles, right, congratulates his team as they walk off the field following a score against Iowa State during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony …

UT football: Shipley ‘ready to roll’

AUSTIN — The thinnest position group on the Texas roster received a much-needed boost Tuesday, when wide receiver Jaxon Shipley made it through a morning practice and was pronounced “ready to roll” by UT offensive play-caller Shawn Watson. Watson said Shipley, who injured his hamstring early in August and had been sidelined for weeks, will […]

Former UT coach Mack Brown looks forward to giving opinion, ‘instead of coachspeak’

UPDATE: An ESPN spokeswoman said Wednesday that Mack Brown’s comments Tuesday that are cited in this story concerned his decision not to do media interviews about Texas or new coach Charlie Strong. “He’ll talk about Texas as an analyst for ESPN,” she said. Former University of Texas coach Mack Brown said Tuesday he is looking forward […]

Strong's debut will feature fresh faces

AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong and his coaches won't be the only new guy running out the tunnel for the Texas Longhorns on Saturday night. There are many more fresh faces Longhorn fans will soon get to know. Get ready for some surprises. Strong did not release a depth chart Monday -- he'll do so later this week -- but based on what he and his players have said throughout fall camp, it's clear Texas will be relying on some players that even the recruiting junkies don't know much about.

Texas’ Strong discusses opening week, seniors, freshmen and more

Texas head coach Charlie Strong gives a hook em horns hand gesture to demonstrate student celebrating rules for his athletes while speaking to the media at the Big 12 Conference media days in Dallas, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

Report: Texas offensive guard will transfer to Baylor

Former Texas offensive guard Rami Hammad will transfer to Baylor according to ESPN’s Max Olson. Hammad was rated a four-star prospect, the 10th overall offensive guard and the 242nd overall player in the nation by Scout.com coming out of high …

Texas Tech QB Davis Webb treats offensive line to $275 BBQ meal

Texas Tech quarterback Davis Webb looks for an open receiver during a spring NCAA college football scrimmage Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Odessa American, Edyta Blaszczyk)

Big 12 morning links

It's game week... David Ash is focused on quieting critics who thought he should quit. According to Jimmy Burch of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas' QB has used Eric Liddell, whose story is depicted in the 1981 film Chariots of Fire, as inspiration. It's a good thing for the Longhorns that Ash never quit, despite suffering from concussion issues that sidelined him for most of the 2013 season. Texas has no real other options at the moment at quarterback, with Tyrone Swoopes too raw and Jerrod Heard too young.

Best in Texas breakdown, preseason: Baylor unanimous No. 1; voters mixed on TCU, Houston chances

Which team was given the preseason Best in Texas No. 1 ranking? (Staff and wire photos)

Mean Green continuing to evaluate QB situation, has no timetable to make decision

University of North Texas quarterback Andrew McNulty (5) throws at the UNT spring football game, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Apogee Stadium in Denton, TX. David Minton/DRC

UT roster breakdown: Special teams

AUSTIN — Reliable kickers are hard to find. In college football, their scarcity has wrecked championship dreams, spoiled upset bids and kept coaches at almost every program in America up at night. But for the last 20 years, the Texas Longhorns have enjoyed the rare fortune of assuming that every big field goal they’ve needed […]

Charlie Strong: Tyrone Swoopes ‘clear’ No. 2 QB for Longhorns

Apr 19, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) scrambles during the Spring Game at Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Longhorns Player News

  • Eddie Aboussie

    Eddie Aboussie

    Longhorns DT Desmond Jackson: ‘I’m tired of everybody saying that Texas’ defense is soft’

  • Rami Hammad

    Rami Hammad

    Charlie Strong confirms transfer of redshirt freshman offensive guard Rami Hammad