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  1. Title criteria: How Texas stacks up

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Mack Brown has his own designs on what it takes to win the national title. And given that the Texas coach has been there and done it, his methods are hard to bring into question. But for those questioning just what criteria it wil...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  2. Three Horns drafted; more coming in '14?

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Kenny Vaccaro, Alex Okafor and Marquise Goodwin already have stopped thinking about what was -- the NFL draft -- and started to work on what will be -- their respective NFL futures. Really it's that type of drive that is what mad...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  3. Texas' Vaccaro goes to Saints in first round

    Carter Strickland

    Kenny Vaccaro wanted to wait a year. The simple reason was that the Texas safety wanted to be the best, the first safety taken in the NFL draft when his time came. That time was Thursday night as Vaccaro, after a four-year career at Texas, was ind...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  4. Texas Longhorns defense football depth chart 2013

    Carter Strickland

    The Longhorns return nine starters on defense but the two they lose were their most important players in 2012. Here's an early defensive depth chart for Texas in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2013
  5. Texas spring takeaways: Edmond's future

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has 19 starters back from last season. But when Texas gets back to work, all might not be in the same positions. Therein lies the luxury of having so many starters as well as having played 34 freshmen and sophomores over the...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  6. Texas spring takeaways: Assessing the D

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Manny Diaz was the master of disguise defense. Remember, back in the halcyon days of 2011, when Kansas was fretting about preparing for the first-year Texas defensive coordinator and his supposed 130 blitz combinations? Given h...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  7. Texas pro day could jump-start new era

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas has its pro day today and, yeah, Vince Young will be there, but so, too, will someone more important. Seriously. In fact, make that much more important. It's Kenny Vaccaro. The former Texas safety represents a chance for ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  8. UT defense turning page on 2012 'letdown'

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Manny Diaz's first mistake, the one that would lead to 112 more in the form of missed tackles, was believing, or at the very least not tempering, the hype. "The mistake I made last year was that I was aware that expectations were ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  9. Position breakdown: Defensive end

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- It was with a furious burst at the end of the year -- nine sacks against Oregon State -- that Texas finished just barely inside the top 20 in sacks. Now while that last game was impressive, the overall production of the defensive ...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  10. Recruting misses: 2012

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas - In 2012 Texas was the program stealing away with last-second recruits. Dalton Santos was swayed from Tennessee. Daje Johnson was snatched from TCU. Shiro Davis spirited over the border from LSU. The first two in that trio have...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  11. Texas Longhorns Class of 2009 review

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Before his senior season started, Kenny Vaccaro figuratively took a look around and literally figured out what was left of the vaunted 2009 recruiting class. "We're it," he told defensive end Alex Okafor. Not quite it. But almo...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  12. Texas Longhorns defense should see big overhaul

    Carter Strickland

    With top defenders Kenny Vaccarro and Alex Okafor gone, and the Longhorns coming off a bad year, Texas' defense looks at a major overhaul in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2013
  13. Texas 10: Final 2012 power rankings

    Carter Strickland

    HornsNation wraps up its rankings of Texas' players for the season: 1. Alex Okafor: The soft-spoken defensive end raised his voice and his game this season. Okafor nearly won the West Virginia game for Texas, and he was the most dominant player on...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  14. Texas Longhorns give fans and themselves reason to believe

    Carter Strickland

    For several seasons Texas has become a team rigid in its execution, a group of joyless workers marching single file into a Soviet-era factory. They shook that off in an Alamo Bowl victory over Oregon State.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  15. Instant analysis: Texas 31, Oregon State 27

    Carter Strickland

    SAN ANTONIO -- Texas has been a team searching for any sort of tangible evidence that the program was at least starting to turn around after two-plus seasons that were subpar by the program's standards. Saturday night's 31-27 win against Oregon State...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  16. Texas Longhorns look to build on Alamo Bowl win against Oregon St...

    Carter Strickland

    With the confidence earned from a comeback win against the Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Dome, the Texas Longhorns look to return to college football's elite in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2012