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  1. The Big 12's Thorpe Award candidates

    David Ubben

    Colleague KC Joyner notes that the Big 12 has taken home nine of the past 26 Thorpe Awards for college football's best defensive back, but hasn't grabbed the award since Aaron Ross of Texas won all the way back in 2006. Could that change this year? ...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  2. The All-Big 12 NFL Team: Defense

    David Ubben

    Yesterday, we tackled the Big 12's best offensive players in the NFL, but today, it's time for the other side of the ball. The rules: Players must be active Players are judged by their current skills The 2012 draft class is not eligible ...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  3. Lunch links: Big 12's top priorities

    David Ubben

    One more day to sign up. Here's the page to join the Big 12 blog bracket pool. We've got a pretty good group, but there's always room for more. Here's what you can win. Also, I trust you're all taking a moment to regulate today. Dave Curtis at Th...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  4. Duane Akina looks headed back to Texas

    David Ubben

    The revolving door that is Texas' defensive backs coaching job continues to spin. Arizona athletic director Greg Byrne announced via his Twitter feed on Monday morning that Wildcats defensive backs coach Duane Akina told Byrne and Arizona coach Mi...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  5. Big 12 weekend roundup

    David Ubben

    Lots to talk about after the long weekend. Let's get to it. More turnover for the Longhorns Just when Mack Brown thought he was almost done filling his staff, he ended up with a bit more work to do. Defensive backs coach Duane Akina resigned to...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  6. Mailbag: Best games and scariest players

    David Ubben

    Big G in Western Nebraska writes: The Expendables comes out Friday. If you had to make a team of elite warriors using Big 12 players, who would you put on it? Not necessarily an All-Star team, but the toughest, baddest dudes in the conference. Dav...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  7. Texas secondary back for bigger things

    David Ubben

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Mack Brown knows what an NFL defensive back looks like. He's coached plenty. From Michael Huff and Cedric Griffin in 2006, to Michael Griffin and Aaron Ross in 2007 to Earl Thomas in 2009; the Longhorns' secondary has been home to a ...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  8. Texas' all-decade team

    David Ubben

    Mack Brown revived the glory at Texas in the last decade, claiming at least 10 victories in each of the last nine seasons, including a 25-2 record in the last two seasons. The Longhorns have finished in the top 10 in five of the last six seasons. ...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  9. Departure of UT's Thomas isn't a shock

    David Ubben

    It's not really a surprise that Texas sophomore safety Earl Thomas declared Friday night for the NFL draft. Thomas is coming off one of the best seasons for a Texas defensive back in school history in 2009. The redshirt sophomore had eight interce...

    Blog | January 09, 2010
  10. How Texas compares with 2005 title team

    David Ubben

    Posted by's Tim Griffin As Texas streaks to its second 9-0 start since 1983, it's understandable that some are already comparing this year's team to the other team that started that fast. Texas' 2005 national championship team is the b...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  11. Tim's mailbag: Texas should be Defensive Back U

    David Ubben

    Posted by's Tim Griffin Spring practice has sparked an outpouring of letters and e-mails about the events taking place across the Big 12. Here are some of the more notable missives I received this week. Jonny from Chicago writes: Hey, Ti...

    Blog | March 27, 2009
  12. Palmer develops as leader in Texas secondary

    David Ubben

    Posted by's Tim Griffin Experience does matter. Just look at the Texas secondary if you don't believe it. With all of the young talent roaming the field on the Longhorns' talented secondary, there still needs to be an emotional anchor. And s...

    Blog | November 13, 2008
  13. Orakpo's boxing work trains him for monster senior season

    David Ubben

    Posted by's Tim Griffin Brian Bahr/Getty Images Texas' Brian Orakpo is second in the nation with 5.5 sacks. Continued work with jabs, uppercuts and roundhouse punches this summer have helped spark Texas defensive end ...

    Blog | October 02, 2008