8:58 AM EST, Wed November 21, 2018
11 hours ago
Tom Herman feels like the Texas loss to Kansas was ‘50 years ago’

Tom Herman feels like the Texas loss to Kansas was ‘50 years ago’

For a senior like Chris Nelson, the trauma is still real, but the Longhorns program has come a long way since then. Though it was only a little over 730 days ago that the Texas Longhorns traveled to Lawrence and lost to the Kansas Jayhawks, 24-21, to seal the end of the Charlie Strong era, the passage of time in culture years is significantly greater, according to head coach Tom Herman. “I feel like that program that went there, I feel like that was 50 years ago, not two years ago,” Herman said on Monday. “We’re so far past that point in our program.” Indeed, the Horns have...
13 hours ago
Injured Texas QB Sam Ehlinger returned to practice, was throwing on Tuesday

Injured Texas QB Sam Ehlinger returned to practice, was throwing on Tuesday

As Tom Herman alluded to on Monday, Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw the ball on Tuesday as he works to return from a re-aggravated shoulder injury. After re-aggravating a previous shoulder injury on Saturday in the first half of a 24-10 win over the Iowa State Cyclones, Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger returned to the practice field on Tuesday and threw for the first time since suffering his injury on Saturday, per a report from Burnt Orange Nation’s Wescott Eberts. Practice just got done today and Texas QB Sam Ehlinger participated, throwing for the first time since...
13 hours ago
Texas takes step forward in updated College Football Playoff rankings

Texas takes step forward in updated College Football Playoff rankings

The Longhorns took a minor step forward in the updated playoff rankings. Win one game, improve one spot. Well, that’s at least the situation surrounding the Texas Longhorns and their placement in the College Football Playoff rankings. After entering the weekend ranked No. 15 and proceeding to knock off No. 18 Iowa State, 24-10, the Longhorns improved one spot to No. 14 in the updated playoff rankings, which were announced on Tuesday evening. November 2️⃣0️⃣ #CFBPlayoff Rankings:1️⃣5️⃣. Kentucky // @UKFootball1️⃣4️⃣. Texas // @TexasFootball1️⃣3️⃣. West...
15 hours ago
Texas’ next tall test is slowing Kansas RB Pooka Williams Jr., who’s chasing history

Texas’ next tall test is slowing Kansas RB Pooka Williams Jr., who’s chasing history

The true freshman is on pace to finish with one of the best single-season rushing efforts in school history. The Big 12 is largely a pass-happy league; one headlined by truly elite receivers and some of the more prolific passers that the college football landscape has to offer. However, one wouldn’t have to search far and wide to find a formidable running back. Kansas State’s Alex Barnes, Oklahoma State’s Justice Hill, Iowa State’s David Montgomery, and Oklahoma’s duo of Trey Sermon and Kennedy Brooks each fit the description. The name not mentioned, who may have the brightest...
16 hours ago
Colt McCoy is back

Colt McCoy is back

Colt McCoy nearly led a double-digit comeback against the Texans. It’s been a while since we’ve since the gun-slinging Colt McCoy played in a meaningful NFL game. After Alex Smith suffered a gruesome leg injury in the third quarter, it was McCoy’s turn at quarterback. He took over with the Redskins trailing 17-7 and gave them a chance at a game-winning field goal. The field goal was no good but McCoy brought a much-needed spark to the Redskins and showed he can be the starter moving forward. It was announced after the game that Smith suffered two broken bones in his leg and is out for...
18 hours ago
Tre Watson’s breakthrough gives Texas an excellent 1-2 punch at RB

Tre Watson’s breakthrough gives Texas an excellent 1-2 punch at RB

In the last three games, the graduate transfer has played his best football in burnt orange and white. Just when it looked like Texas Longhorns freshman running back Keaontay Ingram was set to take control of the position after his first 100-yard game against the Baylor Bears back in October, it’s been graduate transfer Tre Watson who has emerged in recent weeks. Throughout the early part of the season, Watson was reliable as the starter — he averaged between 3.9 and 4.3 yards per carry in each of the first four games — but as he’s gotten further and further away from his...
21 hours ago
The SMO: What a turnaround this season has been

The SMO: What a turnaround this season has been

Obligatory reminder: The Sunday Morning Optimist does not deal in logic or reason. It does not care about facts or figures. It is an emotional overreaction to the preceding game. Regardless of how the rest of this season plays out -- barring a potential loss to Kansas which I will, for the moment, pretend is impossible (I know this is an absurd assumption) -- I think we need to recognize just what a success this year has been. Crazy to think after the opening loss to Maryland that we’d be sitting here -- the week of Thanksgiving -- with meaningful football still to be played. Kudos to...
21 hours ago
Texas may be in line for a visit from 3-star TCU OT pledge Andrew Coker

Texas may be in line for a visit from 3-star TCU OT pledge Andrew Coker

If there’s any team capable of flipping Andrew Coker from the Horned Frogs, it’s the Longhorns. As the 2019 recruiting cycle begins to wind down, the Texas Longhorns will be looking to acquire more depth in the trenches on the offensive side of the ball. A name that has come up as a quality target for the Horns is TCU commit, Andrew Coker. The three-star Katy Taylor offensive tackle was once a Florida commit, but decommitted in late January. Since then, Coker has continued to pile on the offers and announced his verbal pledge to the Horned Frogs. Coker earned himself an offer from...
21 hours ago
Curry’s Clickbait Corner — 11.20.18

Curry’s Clickbait Corner — 11.20.18

curry’s texas clickbait corner - 11.20.18 Weekly thoughts and links relevant for all Texas fans - delivered Tuesday and Friday mornings Texas Longhorns Texas Football Tom Herman has high praise for star WR Lil’Jordan Humphrey: ‘He’s our best player’ — Burnt Orange Nation, 11.18.18 Texas inching towards top 10 in latest AP Top 25 — Burnt Orange Nation, 11.18.18 Texas turns its focus to Kansas with plenty at stake — Houston Chronicle, 11.18.18 Bohls: Texas’ Tom Herman deserves a B-plus grade this season — with a chance for extra credit — Austin American-Statesman,...
23 hours ago
The Longhorn Republic feels confident against Kansas

The Longhorn Republic feels confident against Kansas

Texas took care of business against Iowa State and are now in the driver’s seat for an appearance in the conference title game. The Texas Longhorns managed to set a clear path for the Big 12 championship with a win over the Iowa State Cyclones. Sam Ehlinger played well, in spite of being forced from the game in the first half, but Shane Buechele and Lil’Jordan Humphrey had no problem picking up the slack (2:50). Now all Texas has to do is win against the Kansas Wildcats and they’ll find themselves playing for the Big 12 championship. Kansas has shown signs of life in an otherwise...
Nov 19, 2018
Texas offers LB Jake Ehlinger a preferred walk-on opportunity

Texas offers LB Jake Ehlinger a preferred walk-on opportunity

The hard-nosed inside linebacker is the younger brother of the starting Longhorns quarterback. The Ehlinger brothers could spend the next two years playing together on the Forty Acres, as the Texas Longhorns extended a preferred walk-on opportunity to Austin Westlake inside linebacker Jake Ehlinger on Monday: Awesome opportunity of a PWO from the University of Texas #ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/OxZZoGk8Lv— Jake Ehlinger (@jehlinger2) November 19, 2018 Jake is the younger brother of sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who has emerged as the clearcut starter and one of the Big...
Nov 19, 2018
Big 12 Conference issues public reprimand of Breckyn Hager for saying Oklahoma sucks

Big 12 Conference issues public reprimand of Breckyn Hager for saying Oklahoma sucks

In which the Young Prophet receives the slightest rebuke possible. Sporting braided pigtails, sunglasses, and a cowboy hat on Senior Night, Texas Longhorns defensive end Breckyn Hager was in vintage form following the win against the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday: I told Breckyn Hager that kansas scored 40 on Oklahoma. “But OU has no defense” he responded.He then looked at the clock. “And what time is it? It’s 11:12 ... and OU still sucks.”See? Rivalries can still be fun. pic.twitter.com/4NbWoXkjHj— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports) November 18, 2018 While Longhorns fans...
Nov 19, 2018
Texas lands commitment from 3-star SDE Myron Warren

Texas lands commitment from 3-star SDE Myron Warren

The Longhorns added some talent in the trenches on Monday with the addition of Louisiana product Myron Warren. After touring the Forty Acres over the weekend, Many (La.) strong-side defensive end Myron Warren brought his recruitment to a close on Monday and announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns. COMMITTED ❗️ Hookem pic.twitter.com/StubqINsU3— Myron Warren ⁶ (@M_warren99) November 19, 2018 Warren now becomes the 21st addition to Texas’ 2019 class, which currently ranks No. 7 nationally and headlines the Big 12. Tyler Johnson — 4-star OT Jordan Whittington...
Nov 19, 2018
Texas PF Jaxson Hayes honored as Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week

Texas PF Jaxson Hayes honored as Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week

Freshman forward Jaxson Hayes continues to impress throughout the early portion of his debut season. Following an impressive two-game slate, Texas Longhorns freshman forward Jaxson Hayes has been honored as the Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Big, the league announced on Monday. Hayes shares the honor with Iowa State freshman guard Talen Horton-Tucker. Week 2 of #Big12MBB. Sheeesh. Details on their standout performances: https://t.co/Uo62LW2sQB. pic.twitter.com/MtmW6XEHo2— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) November 19, 2018 Last Monday, Hayes opened the week with 11 points on 5-of-8...
Nov 19, 2018
Commits, recruits react to Texas’ 24-10 win over Iowa State

Commits, recruits react to Texas’ 24-10 win over Iowa State

Longhorns commits and targets were impressed with Texas’ performance on the field on Saturday. On Saturday, in addition to welcoming Iowa State, the Texas Longhorns hosted a number of recruits for the final home stand of the season. Following the Longhorns 24-10 win over the Cyclones, Burnt Orange Nation caught up with recruits for their reaction to Texas’ latest win. 2019 David Gbenda — 4-star ILB — Katy Cinco Ranch — Texas commit: “My visit to Austin was good and fun. The outcome of the game was even better than expected, due to the fact that I thought it was going to be a...