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May 06 2014 01:26 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1371
The coaches and players attending the Elite 11 Nike camp at AT&T stadium in Arlington wasted no time as they began dynamic warm-ups right on schedule and then plunged straight into quarterback and wide receivers drills. While some clearly poor fashion choices by the wide receiving corps distracted reporters (app...
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May 17 2014 12:27 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 4321
Considering all factors – the unlikelihood that USC quarterback Max Wittek will be coming to UT; the starting quarterback is recovering from surgery; the second string QB hasn’t earned the fans’ loyalty; and the last option is a true freshman (albeit an All American one), the quarterback situation at Texas will be i...
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Apr 03 2014 03:09 PM - Matt Cotcher - Views: 1401
The second string quarterback is one of the most popular people in Austin. Typically, he can’t do wrong, is more talented than the starter, and equates to at least one more win in November. In Charlie Strong’s first season, that may or may not be the case, depending on whether or not he's able to lure USC-transfer M...
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Apr 11 2014 09:53 AM - HornSports Staff - Views: 1098
This year, the BCS is being ushered out by a playoff system. Division I college football will ultimately crown it’s champion in the same way that almost every other sport does. The BCS gave fans an improved championship game for 15 years. Since it’s inception when Tennessee beat Florida State in 1998, the BCS match...
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Apr 23 2014 06:31 PM - HornSports Staff - Views: 3901
Going forward, each week HornSports is going to dedicate Crossfire to several of our members. This week’s Crossfire is dedicated to utisdabomb, joeywa and Juan Grande for all of their contributions to the site. Hornsports appreciates you all!! Photo: thecardinalconnect.com Wittek news Former USC QB Max Wittek...
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May 29 2014 12:47 PM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1024
In college football, practices are strictly monitored and regulated due NCAA restrictions on the amount of time players can spend on the practice field. Most collegiate practices are broken down into five minute blocks of time referred to as ‘periods’. So, if a team was having a traditional two hour practice, it wou...
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Apr 20 2016 08:54 PM - Mike Roach - Views: 1216
During the halcyon days of Mack Brown’s tenure at Texas, the Longhorns were frequent visitors to the incredibly talented pipeline at DeSoto high school.  The south Dallas area high school is a true Texas powerhouse that produces scores of college athletes every year.  While the Longhorns have been ab...
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Apr 25 2014 09:56 AM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 1503
Over the next several weeks, Horn Sports will countdown the most important games of the 2014 football season. For this series, "most important games" will be defined as those having the biggest impact on the program's outlook and the 2014 season. Texas Longhorns 2014 Most Important Games: #12 - North Texas It'...
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Apr 25 2014 11:26 AM - Matt Cotcher - Views: 1320
There's something to be said for honesty and forthrightness - qualities that seem to go missing in college athletics all too frequently. When Head Coach Charlie Strong made this remark to Longhorn supporters in Fort Worth, TX, he was being realistic and making sure that fan expectations are reasonable. That's the s...
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May 12 2014 07:17 PM - Mike Roach - Views: 1292
Charlie Strong's Texas-style national recruiting effort had an enormous payoff today in the form of 2015 quarterback Zach Gentry (Eldorado High School - Albuquerque, NM). Gentry chose the Longhorns over offers from Alabama, Tennessee, Oklahoma State, and TCU. Gentry tallies as the Longhorns' first quarterback commit...
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Jul 30 2014 11:41 AM - Marian Hinton - Views: 1865
On Tuesday evening, the University of Texas Board of Regents unanimously voted to name Admiral William McRaven, a University of Texas graduate and Distinguished Alumnus, as the sole finalist to replace Francisco Cigarroa as the chancellor of The University of Texas system. State law, however, requires the regents to...
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Apr 22 2014 10:52 AM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1058
April 19th was a beautiful afternoon – the sun was high and so were spirits as thousands flocked into DKR Memorial Stadium to watch the Orange and White Spring Game. With the trainer’s table already on a wait list, avoiding more trouble with the injury bug was the number one concern of the day. This mission was boos...
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May 02 2014 08:28 AM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 878
Over the next several weeks, Horn Sports is counting down the most important games of the 2014 football season. For this series, "most important games" is defined as those having the biggest impact on the program's outlook and the 2014 season. The main question to ask is "How would a win help bolster Texas's nation...
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May 07 2014 02:23 PM - HornSports Staff - Views: 1360
2014 UIL Track Meet The 2014 UIL Track & Field State Meet is this Friday and Saturday. Here is a list of some of the recruits that will be participating: Class of 2014 S John Bonney - Houston Lamar (Texas) RB Kevin Shorter – Newton (Texas) Class of 2015 CB Kris Boyd – Gilmer CB Kendall Sheffield - For...
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May 07 2014 09:20 PM - Matt Cotcher - Views: 1323
It's NFL Draft Day - we aren't going to debate whether or not today should be a national holiday. That's too easy. Instead we're taking sides on the Houston Texan's No. 1 overall pick in the draft. There's no arguing that Houston needs a quarterback. The question is whether or not Johnny Manziel is worth the top pi...
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May 22 2014 03:55 PM - Darrell McPhaul - Views: 1214
Q) How close is UT to signing a juco QB now that Wittek isn't coming? A) I’m not expecting Texas to sign any more quarterbacks at this point. Q) What recommendations, if any, has Disney made to improve our in-game experience at DKR? A) I’m going to have to check on that because I have not heard of any at this po...
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Jul 03 2014 08:40 AM - Coleman Feeley - Views: 1865
Football today is dominated by pass-first offenses. Quarterbacks are putting up ridiculous numbers in terms of touchdowns and passing yardage. This increasing number of passing plays has changed the way offenses look by utilizing three or four receivers in nearly every formation (fig 1). Due to that change there...
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Dec 30 2014 11:25 AM - Lukus Alderman - Views: 1339
Quarterback: There wasn't much positive in regards to the play of Tyrone Swoopes. While he did have a short TD run, there were several missed passes to open receivers, poor reads on running plays, and the obvious misplaced handoff that resulted in an Arkansas TD. After a month of practice and a season of experienc...
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Mar 25 2015 09:59 PM - Matt Cotcher - Views: 2782
GENERAL OBSERVATIONS Even for the opening practice, there was heavy structure – no wasted time and constant movement sparked by high-energy coaches that were very enthusiastic with instruction. No longhorn logo on the helmet. First day, so there were no pads or shells, only helmets. COACHES Jay Norvell was...
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Mar 29 2015 06:33 PM - Matt Cotcher - Views: 7914
Reports broke on Saturday afternoon that the University of Texas planed to fire Head Coach Rick Barnes on Sunday or Monday. Unnamed sources then indicated that Athletic Director Steve Patterson wants to hire a new coach “within a week”. A short timeline for a major decision typically indicates that there is signifi...
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Apr 17 2016 03:14 PM - Corey Elliot - Views: 2363
Optimistic overreaction is easy for Texas football fans. For six seasons, Texas fans have watched five different quarterbacks attempt to resurrect Texas Longhorns football. Abysmal Red River Rivalry games, bad losses in mid-tier bowl games and mediocre seasons have left Longhorns fans standing in the rain like pathe...
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Dec 20 2016 10:57 AM - HornSports Staff - Views: 1560
The point on a brisket is typically the fattiest cut. Pitmasters often trim the point (and select edges) off a brisket and return those pieces to the smoker. Are burnt ends tough, chewy worthless cuts of meat, or are they heavenly bites of smoky goodness? It depends on who you ask... Rather than discard the trimmi...
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Apr 12 2014 04:20 PM - Chris Flanagan - Views: 812
On Friday, Texas Athletics released a statement that starting quarterback David Ash broke his left foot and will miss the remainder of spring practices. The news impacts the rest of spring football and also changes the recruiting landscape for Head Coach Charlie Strong. There are three priorities as a result of t...
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May 02 2014 10:51 AM - Corey Elliot - Views: 1079
We are all guilty of missing the beauty and brilliance of something rare. Even when we are there, in the moment, watching it unfold in front of us, the significance of those moments is elusive. Kevin Durant expressed his relief that the regular season ended along with his historic scoring streak and questions about...
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May 05 2014 10:31 AM - Mike Roach - Views: 2138
The far-reaching arm of the Texas national recruiting effort has stretched it’s way to Lake Stevens, Washington and quarterback Jacob Eason. The 2016 standout has already received offers from Georgia, Florida State, and Miami and made a visit to Austin this past Saturday while he was in the lone star state for the D...