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  1. Season Deciders: DE Jackson Jeffcoat

    Max Olson

    This is the fourth of a five-part series on Texas players with the potential to change the course of the Longhorns' 2013 season. The No. 2 player on this year's list: Senior defensive end Jackson Jeffcoat. AUSTIN, Texas -- Jackson Jeffcoat's senio...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  2. Experience the answer as Texas opens camp

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas - Mack Brown didn't grab a Sharpie and circle Aug. 5, 2013, on his calendar. He didn't believe all his problems would be gone by this date, that he would step onto Texas' practice fields Monday evening and behold a team well-suited t...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  3. HornsNation mailbag: Toughest game

    Sean Adams

    Every Friday, HornsNation's Sean Adams will answer questions from readers. Send him a question on Twitter here. Kendall Lewis (@LeweeVuitton) on Twitter: Which game will be tougher: Oklahoma State, at TCU, at Baylor or the Red River Rivalry? A:...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Question of the Week: Horns on the verge

    HornsNation staff

    AUSTIN, Texas -- It's difficult to fathom that a team such as Texas, a squad so meticulously picked over and scrutinized from every angle, could have any under-the-radar players. But there are still players to be found who have not lived up to the...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  6. HornsNation Mailbag: Swoopes to No. 2?

    Sean Adams

    Every Friday, HornsNation's Sean Adams will answer questions from readers. Send him a question on Twitter here. @ChickDill on Twitter: Best new recruit and where will the majority of the improvement come from? A: The best recruit in my eyes wi...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Four downs: QB Swoopes is the future

    Sean Adams

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Each week Sean Adams looks at a few topics around the Texas Longhorns and college football. First down: Is Swoopes the future? By reading between the lines about the repetitions in Saturday's Orange-White scrimmage, it appears ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Okafor shows versatility at Texas pro day

    William Wilkerson

    Alex Okafor was a defensive end on a mission in Texas' Alamo Bowl victory over Oregon State on December 29. The mission: lead the Longhorns to victory while assuring NFL franchises he was healthy and ready for the next elevation of football. ...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Transfer DE Riser ready to join Longhorns

    Max Olson

    Zeke Riser couldn't pass up an opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream and play for Texas, even if that means paying his own way. The former Houston starting defensive end will join the Longhorns program this summer as a walk-on with one season of...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  16. Four downs: Expect a big year from Gray

    Sean Adams

    Each week Sean Adams looks at a few topics around the Texas Longhorns and college football. First down: Longhorns in the NFL draft I never understand the NFL Combine. I understand how receiver Marquise Goodwin probably made some money with his ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013