Covers the Texas Longhorns for the Austin American-Statesman. That includes football, men's hoops. Pairing nouns with verbs since '98.
Former Texas President Bill Powers hospitalized after fall, per @ralphhaurwitz.…
Texas AD Chris Del Conte saw there may be rain in Saturday's forecast. "Fans hear that it’s 90-percent chance of rain, you hit church and go to confession, boom, it’s clear!"
This angle of a new Royal-Memorial Stadium expansion looks cool.
Populous handled the stadium expansion projects at Oklahoma, K-State, Arkansas and Colorado. Personally, I think OU’s expansion is damn nice.
Well-known construction company Populous chosen to handle DKR expansion, per Texas.
Ready for Red River Showdown? Texas-Oklahoma kickoff time set for Oct. 6…
The Texas-OU game will kickoff at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6 from the ol' Cotton Bowl. Game on Fox.
I mean, I got nothing against the magician. He’s good. But @CourtneyHadwin should have been a runaway winner.
#AmericasGotTalent is officially dead to me. Some bogus finalist picks.
Texas LB Gary Johnson said the whole team loved Chris Nelson’s belly rub celebration. “I may have to use that.”
Texas DC Todd Orlando understands why refs are being cautious with all the targeting penalties. “I want kids when they’re 39 or 40 to have all their screws intact.”
Tim Beck said RB Keaontay Ingram “has been training” this week. We’ll get more injury updates from Herman on Thursday.
Texas OC Tim Beck really liked how O-line got stronger as USC game wore on. As for the battle vs. TCU, Beck said, “This is gonna be rated-R, now.”
RT @AnwarRichardson: Texas defensive coordinator Todd Orlando looks like he’s about to beat down somebody at his press conference, but he’s…
Art Briles sits for an interview with the Baylor Line Foundation. “If you want to be honest, I got bashed so bad. ... Someday we’ll all be judged accordingly.”…
"Not that I doubted at all for a second he could do it. He’s always been a little bit more mature, I feel like." - ‘The wolf of DKR’: Texas freshman Caden Sterns off to a howling-good start with Longhorns via @BDavisAAS
WEEKLY MAILBAG: Whys of Texas: The big USC win means nothing if the Longhorns cannot continue upward via @BDavisAAS
"Not that I doubted at all for a second he could do it. He’s always been a little bit more mature, I feel like." - ‘The wolf of DKR’: Texas freshman Caden Sterns off to a howling-good start with Longhorns via @BDavisAAS
I don’t know what other Big 12 schools can do to honor #CeliaBarquinArozamena. But I hope every Iowa State fan wears yellow this weekend.
RT @TheSergioGarcia: Heartbroken over what happened to #CeliaBarquinArozamena I had the pleasure of meeting her and I know she was a specia…
‘The wolf of DKR’: Texas freshman Caden Sterns off to a howling-good start with Longhorns…
Whys of Texas: The big USC win means nothing if the Longhorns cannot continue upward…
RT @ChuckCarltonDMN: Gary Patterson describes Texas QB Sam Ehlinger as the "X-factor in their offense." Says he's a running back playing qu…
Texas S Caden Sterns spoke at length today about his mom, Brandi. "Wherever I was going to go, she was going to tag along. Except for OU. It probably would’ve been hard for her."
"In recent years, the Longhorns have struggled the week after big, emotional wins. TCU (2-1) is a bigger opponent than USC, in all reality." - Full 24 hours later, Texas coach Tom Herman ‘pleading’ with Longhorns to move on to TCU via @BDavisAAS
Hey, high school recruits, watch this. Video per @HailVarsity.
RT @AlexHalsted: Terrible news. Former Iowa State golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena, the 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of…
For once, Texas is the one causing team meetings, not having them.…
Full 24 hours later, Texas coach Tom Herman ‘pleading’ with Longhorns to move on to TCU…
LISTEN: With Longhorn Confidential’s phones all in airplane mode, is Texas ready for takeoff?…
Baylor officials initially wanted to keep Art Briles, per court docs. @macengelprof says transparency would have saved Baylor a lot of headaches.…
Aloe Blacc is the headliner for Longhorn City Limits pre-game concert this week. Joined by blues guitarist Jackie Venson.
Somehow in the middle of all this today, Herman cut a promo for Sirius Ch. 84. LHN is like, "What just happened?"
Herman says he absolutely believes targeting/ejection should be called on purpose of intent to injure. "To eject a kid who’s not trying to hurt anybody… I don’t know I agree with that."
Herman said all the official visitors who were in town this weekend "had breakfast at my house on Sunday morning."
Herman on shooting for Big 12 title: "I think our best is good enough to win. We’re not there yet where they can play their C+ game and still win versus a lot of opponents. We’re not there yet."
Should Herman have gotten Buechele into one of these last 3 non-conference games? "Shane, he’s awesome. That guy will be ready. He will not be rusty."
Herman said the coaches spent 30 minutes on Sunday talking with players about truly putting USC behind them. "Basically pleading with them," he says.
You don't have to say much because TCU has put it on us the last few years. The team will be ready. HookEm
Herman on TCU's Gary Patterson: "He’s going to scout you until his eyeballs come out."
Major injury news. Texas LB Malcolm Roach has a fractured foot and will be out 6-8 weeks. Surgery scheduled for Wednesday.
Texas WR Brennan Eagles (hamstring) is doubtful this week. RB Keaontay Ingram did some light running yesterday. He's questionable at the moment.
Herman on TCU's 5-1 record over Texas since 2012: "It’s a team that, quite frankly, has had our program’s number the last few years."
Texas coach Tom Herman opens press conference by saying, "Much like last week, my sincerest gratitude to the student body" for gameday atmosphere. "Thank you."
Texas LB Gary Johnson is the Big 12 defensive player of the week. Senior had 6 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and QB hurry vs. USC.
Texas-Kansas State will kick at 2:30 p.m. on Sept 29.
After USC demolition, Texas is... 2-1 heading into Big 12 opener against TCU…
College kickers. What can you do, huh? *checks notes, see that today is Sunday** Pro kickers. What can you do, huh?
This line from an emailer today was rather specific: “In my opinion, it’s too early to pop an Odell’s IPA and crow, ‘Texas is back, Jack.’”
Texas 37, USC 14: One winning play leads to another, sparking a 34-point avalanche in Longhorns romp…
Texas CB Kris Boyd on his interception and how he wrestled it away from the USC receiver: "I just wanted the ball, so I took it."
Was Caden Sterns disappointed that Anthony Wheeler corralled the blocked FG attempt and scored and not him? "He scored, I scored. We’re on the same team. We put points on the board. That’s all I can ask for."
Texas WR Collin Johnson: "I’ll make a play. LJ comes in and makes a play. Devin will make a play. Sam. It’s contagious. It’s very contagious. I’m so proud of the receiver room."
Texas coach Tom Herman: “What did I say to the team? This needs to be the standard.”
RT @BlessedJones33: 🤷🏾‍♂️
Postgame may be delayed with all the recruits here. Watson led all rushers with 72 yards. Sam was 15 for 33 for 223 yards, 2 TD. USC finished with minus-5 rush yards.
Gov. Abbott stays until The Eyes. He hugs Elijah Rodriguez and Gary Johnson.
Final in Austin: Texas 37, No. 22 USC 14. Program win No. 900. Horns are now 2-1, just like everyone predicted back in the summer. Big 12 play starts next week vs. TCU.
Final in Austin: Texas 34, No. 22 USC 14. Program win No. 900. Horns are now 2-1, just like everyone predicted back in the summer. Big 12 play starts next week vs. TCU.
Down on the field, it’s clear not many have left. This is a cathartic night for the Texas football program and its fan base. Texas leads 37-14. 4:13 left.
RT @Jordan_Shipley: As a receiver I think fact that BJ Foster is ejected and has to miss half the next game is garbage. A hit like that us…
RT @JAM_I_AM_23: Stupid ass rule. Understand a defenseless player but it u can get down and outta the way ur ass is fair game!!
Foster goes off with his Horns Up to the students in the south end zone. But he'll be on the bench for the first half vs. TCU.
After a review, Texas S B.J. Foster is ejected for targeting on that massive hit on Amon-Ra St. Brown. I don't agree with that, and I did not agree with the Gustin ejection.
B.J. Foster with the hit of the year so far on USC's St. Brown.
12:20 left and the clock is ticking. I'm guessing Orlando is worked up to pitch a shutout the rest of the way.
USC was up 14-3. Then you get the LJH spinwash TD, Kris Boyd INT, Dicker FG and fourth-down stand... Horns have scored 34 unanswered points.
Touchdown Texas. Ehlinger keeps it himself and scampers in from the right side 4 yards out. To early to say that may be all she wrote tonight? Texas up 37-14. 1:42 in 3Q.
Super easy defensive pass interference call on USC as Duvernay was headed into the end zone for an easy 38-yard score. Instead, pass incomplete.
Good gravy, the USC punting game is... not good. Texas will take over at midfield.
Understatement of the Tom Herman era thus far.…
USC flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct on the PAT. The Trojans are in the midst of a full-blown meltdown here in Austin.
Texas LB Anthony Wheeler with a scoop-and-score from a blocked FG. Credit Caden Sterns with the block. Finally, Texas making it happen on special teams, lead 30-14.
Tonight’s attendance is 103,507, a new school record at Royal-Memorial Stadium.
After a USC timeout, Daniels just rocks back and finds St. Brown, who got out into the open field. That's a 52-yard strike.
Young fighting for yards, and now a fumble. USC ball.
Wow. Ehlinger to Collin Johnson with a circus grab at the USC 15.
Three-and-out by USC.
Texas now leads 22-14 after the Joshua Moore TD catch. 10:45 left in 3Q.
Touchdown Texas. Ehlinger with a 27-yard completion to Moore, the freshman. Big-time catch.
USC's Porter Gustin has been ejected for targeting. Wow. Not totally sure about that one. But a major loss for the Trojans. He had 7 tackles, 3 for loss.
Where is Sam's chinstrap?
Ehlinger got his helmet ripped off by Porter Gustin. That seems like a bad thing. And USC flagged for offside. First down, Texas. Now replay is looking at targeting on Gustin?
Back to action. Texas will get it first here in the 3Q leading 16-14.
RT @jessicashortall: Texas kicker Dicker does the quicker slicker flicker to beat ticker; what a picture…
I'm waiting on the Twitter-verse to send me some selfies from the stands.…
Cameron Dicker is 3 for 3 on FGs tonight for the Horns. Meanwhile, here's the stats thus far.
Texas K Cameron Dicker's 46-yard attempt is... good. The Longhorns take a halftime lead 16-14 at DKR.
Ehlinger with a QB run to the USC 29 to set up a first half-ending FG attempt. Dicker will get a chance at a 46-yarder to give Texas the lead.
At halftime, Texas offensive coaches must work up something to help the O-line. USC's defenders are pinning their ears back and getting after it.
Ehlinger dialing up a deep ball for Duvernay. Just beyond his reach. But back at the pocket, USC called for hands to the face. Horns will take that.
Never doubt the binder. Ehlinger's QB run around the left end gives Texas a first down at the USC 38.
Binder says go for it.
All in all, Texas comes out OK despite the safety/non-safety issue. USC will have a short field by starting at the Texas 48. First down is a McCulloch sack. -6.
Texas fans, this is a Big 12 officiating crew, by the way. Let's see what you think about that non-safety call now.
Horns may catch a real break. Personal foul by USC for roughing the punter Ryan Bujcevski. First down Texas at the 18. Big break.
No safety. Horns catch a break. Third down coming.
Judging from the replays, this looks like a USC safety.
USC almost gets a safety. But Ehlinger just barely gets the ball out of the end zone.
RT @max_olson: Texas gets the stop on 4th and 1.
USC's Carr pushed wide right, and Brandon Jones with a terrific stop at the 2-yard line. Texas will take over on downs. Big, big, big goal-line stand (again vs. USC).
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