2:47 AM EDT, Thu September 20, 2018
5 hours ago
Texas offers top-ranked JUCO OLB Kuony Deng

Texas offers top-ranked JUCO OLB Kuony Deng

Texas holds a pair of outside linebacker pledges and is now in pursuit of the top-ranked JUCO outside linebacker. Texas already has a pair of outside linebackers on board with its 2019 class, but the Longhorns are in the market for more talent at the position. On Wednesday, Texas put an offer on the table for Kuony Deng, the nation’s top-ranked JUCO outside linebacker, he announced on Twitter. Romans 8:31. Blessed & Excited to receive my 14th offer (1st Big 12) from The University of Texas! #HookEm pic.twitter.com/fV6PMdBadF— Kuony Deng (@Kd_2Three) September 20, 2018 Deng’s...
10 hours ago
Texas offers 2020 SDE Princely Umanmielen

Texas offers 2020 SDE Princely Umanmielen

The Longhorns offered the Manor product after a recent visit. The Texas Longhorns coaching staff has extended an offer out to Princely Umanmielen, an in-state defensive end from Manor, after he visited for the USC game this past weekend. Blessed to receive an offer from The University of Texas #HookeEm #AGTG pic.twitter.com/M9Z37ltHHW— princely umanmielen (@d1princely) September 19, 2018 Umanmielan previously visited Texas during the summer on June 15 as well. Along with Texas, Umanmielan holds seven others offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Tulsa, and UTEP....
12 hours ago
Breaking down Gary Patterson’s 4-2-5 defense at TCU

Breaking down Gary Patterson’s 4-2-5 defense at TCU

The Horned Frogs split fronts from coverages and then often play different coverages in each half of the field. For TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson, the development of his 4-2-5 defense has become his calling card and represents a significant contribution to defensive strategy as more and more teams have to consistently defend spread offenses and play nickel defenses. Combined with explosive spread offenses, Patterson has used that recipe to win 162 games in his 19 seasons with the Horned Frogs, including 11 seasons with 10 or more wins and an undefeated campaign in 2010. On...
14 hours ago
Sam Ehlinger’s performance vs. USC was more efficient than raw numbers reveal

Sam Ehlinger’s performance vs. USC was more efficient than raw numbers reveal

Sam Ehlinger finished 15-33 vs USC, but his performance was far more noteworthy than the stat sheet may say it was. On arguably the biggest stage of his career, surrounded by a record crowd of 103,000-plus in what ultimately became a 37-14 win over the No. 22 USC Trojans, Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger completed a mere 45.5 percent of his pass attempts. On paper, Ehlinger’s 15-33 effort now stands as the worst completion percentage of his young tenure at Texas. Raw numbers don’t always portray an accurate picture, though, and that proved to be especially true throughout...
16 hours ago
How Texas stopped USC at the goal line to swing Saturday’s game

How Texas stopped USC at the goal line to swing Saturday’s game

Brandon Jones now officially has a penchant for coming up big when the field gets small. Goal-line stands have become a notable part of Texas Longhorns defensive coordinator Todd Orlando’s group after 16 games, with the latest iteration coming at a key moment of the game against the USC Trojans on Saturday. Once again, Orlando’s defense came up big, with junior safety Brandon Jones continuing a trend of showcasing his speed and ability to take the proper angle to keep an opponent out of the end zone. Here’s what went down in the middle of the second quarter at Darrell K Royal-Texas...
17 hours ago
The Longhorn Republic celebrates USC and preps for TCU

The Longhorn Republic celebrates USC and preps for TCU

After taking down the Trojans, the Longhorns prepare to host TCU to kick off Big 12 play A cautious optimism gave way to a complete takedown of the USC Trojans, so Kyle and Gearld take a few minutes to celebrate what went right for the Texas Longhorns (4:24). They discuss the evolution of Sam Ehlinger’s game, what Cameron Dicker’s development means to the team, and fawn a bit over Caden Sterns and Anthony Wheeler. Texas hosted 60 recruits for the big matchup against USC, which means it’s time for a recruiting breakdown with Cody Daniel. Cody talks about what new committment Derrian...
18 hours ago
Keeping up with the Conference hails rising Big 12 juggernaut Kansas

Keeping up with the Conference hails rising Big 12 juggernaut Kansas

As Texas heads into Big 12 play, let’s take a quick look at how every opponent has fared so far this season. Over the past few weeks, you may or may not have noticed that college football made it’s glorious, long awaited return into our weekend routines. And the opening month-ish of college football certainly did not disappoint. With all the nail-biters, near upsets, dominating openers, disappointing revenge games, and whatever the hell happened in Ames, Iowa, there’s a good chance you may have missed a few games here or there. Or maybe you want to just relive some of the best moments...
Sep 18, 2018
TCU and Gary Patterson are Texas’ new purple overlords

TCU and Gary Patterson are Texas’ new purple overlords

As the Purple Wizard era winds down, the Horned Frogs are now the primary bludgeons of the Longhorns. At the end of the month, the Texas Longhorns will arguably have the program’s best chance of defeating the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan since 2002 as head coach Bill Snyder’s team shows signs of significant vulnerability. The challenge this weekend will be more significant, even though the game will take place in Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium — head coach Gary Patterson is bringing his TCU Horned Frogs to Austin as he attempts to firmly cement his position as the new...
Sep 18, 2018
Five plays that paved the way for Texas’ 37-14 win over USC

Five plays that paved the way for Texas’ 37-14 win over USC

The Longhorns enjoyed a 23-point win over the Trojans on Saturday, but a few key plays proved to be the difference in a blowout and a close contest. With 34 unanswered points and a 37-14 margin, the final score indicates a blowout, but separation didn’t occur until halfway through the third quarter, and a single play allowed that cushion to come to fruition. Several plays prior to that point likely altered the outcome in some sense, from the Texas Longhorns swinging momentum into its favor to a controversial call from which the USC Trojans seemingly never bounced back. Here are five...
Sep 18, 2018
TCU’s team speed will provide challenge for Texas

TCU’s team speed will provide challenge for Texas

From offense to defense to special teams, the Horned Frogs have some burners and some guys who just play fast. While TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson is known for converting former high school quarterbacks into stars with his 4-2-5 scheme, the biggest theme from Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman on Monday when discussing the Horned Frogs was the speed that Patterson has recruited. “TCU has speed everywhere,” Their skilled guys on offense are fast in terms of wide receivers and running backs, a running back with a 93-yard [touchdown run]... against Ohio State, who has a lot...
Sep 18, 2018
The SMO: The title is back on the table, if only for a moment

The SMO: The title is back on the table, if only for a moment

Obligatory reminder: The SMO does not deal in logic or reason. It does not care about facts or figures. It is an emotional overreaction to the preceding game. Apologies for the column delay. The SMO was on a full 72-hour bender post-USC victory. For the first time since Texas v. Notre Dame in 2016, I was on-site for a home win in a meaningful non-conference game. Who knows if this feeling will last past this upcoming Saturday, so best to take full advantage. Of course, the realist watched Saturday’s game in its appropriate context. USC — coming off an unimpressive road loss in which it...
Sep 18, 2018
RevolUTion18 Recap: Week 3 - USC

RevolUTion18 Recap: Week 3 - USC

In what may have been a revolutionizing program win, the group of true freshman delivered in a big way. If they weren’t already making noise, this years freshman class is making some serious noise after a strong showing against USC. In a 37-14 victory, highlighted by a blocked field goal from Caden Sterns and a 27-yard touchdown reception from Joshua Moore, the RevolUTion18 class put on a show on national television. Strong contributions from multiple freshmen against USC teases how special this class can be and speaks for their high school All-American honors. The 2018 class is filled...
Sep 18, 2018
The Good, Bad and no Ugly from Texas’ win over USC

The Good, Bad and no Ugly from Texas’ win over USC

A statement was made in Austin on Saturday night vs. the Trojans. Despite all the doubters and negative buzz surrounding this program the past couple of weeks, the Texas Longhorns delivered when it was needed most. Tom Herman captured his most important win and second win over a ranked opponent with a 37-14 victory over the formerly No. 22 ranked USC Trojans. This was the building-block type of win that this program needed going forward in search of taking that next step towards national relevance. There were plenty of positives from Saturday night’s dominant win, but there are areas in...
Sep 17, 2018
Texas WR Joshua Moore dedicates first TD catch to his late brother

Texas WR Joshua Moore dedicates first TD catch to his late brother

The freshman had to overcome the suicide of his older brother to get where he is now. When Texas Longhorns freshman wide receiver Joshua Moore stretched his arms in the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger early in the third quarter against the USC Trojans to extend a two-point lead, he was focused on the football, but still carrying a scar that he says will never heal. That’s because his older brother, Quintin, committed suicide more than five years ago. So on Monday, it was hardly a surprise to see that Moore dedicated the first touchdown of his...
Sep 17, 2018
Texas taking confidence and lessons into matchup against TCU

Texas taking confidence and lessons into matchup against TCU

Once again, the coaching staff is preaching a 1-0 mentality to open Big 12 play. After failing to win big games over the last several seasons, the Texas Longhorns win over the USC Trojans feels like the program may have finally gotten over that hump. Even though head coach Tom Herman doesn’t believe in “momentum,” he does feel like that type of win does something for your team. “I just choose to use a different word. It’s energy, it’s lessons learned, it’s validation,” Herman said in his weekly press address Monday. “There’s a lot of things that come from winning a game...