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  1. Ranking Texas by position for 2013

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas has 19 starters returning, a two-deep no longer as shallow as the Pedernales River, a coach who has been pointing to this year during the tumult of the last two and a team that's been as high as No. 4 in some of the preseason ra...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Texas players prepared to shine in 2013

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Rare is the time when a coach singles out players from others. Football, after all, is a team sport. And Texas likes to take that concept to a new level. Take, for instance, any question about a quarterback from the two previous s...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  4. Burnt Orange Breakdown: Daje Johnson

    Carter Strickland

    During the summer, HornsNation will analyze each of the scholarship players on the Texas roster -- excluding the Longhorns' 2013 recruiting class -- in our Burnt Orange Breakdown series. Starting with No. 1 Mike Davis, we will go through the roster n...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  5. Frosh DB Davis could make instant impact

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Time and again over the past two years, Texas coach Mack Brown has been true to his word: The best players, no matter the age or experience level, will play. That has led to 34 true freshmen -- the most in FBS -- hitting the fiel...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  6. Texas RB Brown trying to find room to run

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Malcolm Brown wants to believe, once again, that there will be enough carries to go around this year. That very well could be true. Texas wants to move from running around 65 plays a game to up near 85. David Ash doesn't appear to...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  7. Texas spring takeaways: Thomas' position

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas - Mack Brown isn't quite sure what to do with Duke Thomas. Not just yet anyway. "We will just have to look at it and probably play him both ways in the fall," the Texas coach said. Last fall Thomas was at cornerback. In fact, Thom...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  8. Texas Longhorns kicking game must overcome struggles, mediocre st...

    Carter Strickland

    The coaching staff decided to dive into the murky and rather deep waters of the Texas kicking game numbers during spring break. The goal was to break down where the breakdowns existed, then analyze those measurements and lend them the proper weight.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2013
  9. All eyes on David Ash at open practice

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas will fling open the doors of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and allow a peek inside practice today. So it will be all eyes on David Ash. By now the third-year quarterback should be used to stares and accompanying pic...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  10. Three spring storylines: Special teams

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas heavily invested itself in special teams in 2012. The Longhorns, however, saw few returns. It was 81st in kickoff return defense. It was 37th in kickoff return yards, despite having an Olympian and another player, D.J. Mo...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  11. Position breakdown: Receiver

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- When last Texas unfurled four wide receivers with a quarterback who proved to be slightly more than adequate (Colt McCoy), six players caught 30 or more passes. Last season, with a quarterback not near the stature of McCoy but not...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  12. Spring overhaul gets interesting Texas Longhorns offense

    Carter Strickland

    Adjusting to a new offense along with a high-tempo philosophy will make spring practice especially interesting for Texas' offense.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2013
  13. Position breakdown: Running back

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Like the quarterback position, there are plenty of options for Texas at running back in 2013. And, as it is at quarterback, there is also a clear top option, Johnathan Gray. Not only is the rising sophomore the leading returning r...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Can UT get more carries for Daje Johnson?

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Dana Holgorsen's run game was going nowhere. And since Texas was only on West Virginia's schedule once, the Mountaineers coach was searching for answers. "We had to do something," he said after the decision to move wide receive...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  16. First order of business for Porter: juggling

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Larry Porter has stepped into a backfield loaded with talent. Porter has stepped into a backfield loaded with potential issues. It can be looked at either way. Texas has three every-down running backs who would most likely eith...

    Blog | January 02, 2013