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  1. Players react to DB coach Akina's departure

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Duane Akina, the longtime Texas defensive backs coach and caretaker of "DBU," will not be retained on new coach Charlie Strong's staff, a source has confirmed. Akina had coached the Longhorns secondary for nearly 13 years but ackn...

    Blog | January 11, 2014
  2. ESPN 150 S Freeman 'feels loved' by Texas

    William Wilkerson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Duane Akina couldn't keep his eyes off ESPN 150 safety Edwin Freeman. Wherever the Arlington (Texas) Bowie product went, it seemed the always engaging Longhorns defensive backs coach was somewhere in view of what Freeman was abou...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. Q&A: 2014 DB Carlile eyeing Longhorns

    Max Olson

    New names continue to pop up in Texas' quest to lock up more defensive backs for its 2014 class, and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better name than Mookie Carlile. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound safety from Stephenville (Texas) High School visited Texa...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  4. Video: Duane Akina wired during practice staff

    The best of Texas defensive backs coach Duane Akina wired during spring practice....

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  5. 2015 DB gets long-awaited offer from UT

    William Wilkerson

    It was anyone's guess how Texas' sophomore day would unfold. But when offers started to get handed out, it wasn't a surprise at all that the Longhorns went ahead and offered one of the top defensive backs in the state. Kendall Sheffield (Fort Bend...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  6. DB report: A look at where Texas stands

    Max Olson

    For months, you've been hearing about how the 2014 defensive backs class in Texas is flat-out loaded. It's deep with top-end talent, both at cornerback and safety. Texas has already offered scholarships to 10 defensive backs in 2014. None have bec...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  7. Q&A: Houston S Bonney planning trips

    Max Olson

    Texas has yet to pick up a verbal pledge from a member of the highly-touted class of in-state 2014 defensive backs. Following his junior day visit, though, it seemed John Bonney was a safe bet to be the first one to give the Longhorns a commitment. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  8. Q&A: 2014 CB Watkins talks recruiting

    Max Olson

    The dominoes for the 2014 class of Texas defensive backs have begun to fall. Perhaps the biggest so far came Monday, when Lancaster (Texas) athlete Nick Harvey surprised many by giving his pledge to Texas A&M. When it comes to scholarship offe...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  9. 2014 DB Brown impressed on Texas visit

    William Wilkerson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- ESPN 300 Watch List member Tony Brown (Beaumont, Texas/Ozen) came away from his unofficial visit to Texas equally impressed with the crowd he witnessed and the team it was cheering on. Brown, one of the top junior defensive backs ...

    Blog | October 07, 2012
  10. West Virginia assistant coach and Texas graduate Daron Roberts ex...

    William Wilkerson

    Daron Roberts is a Texas and Harvard law graduate. But the West Virginia defensive backs coach turned down a politician's life to coach football.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2012
  11. 2014 LB on UT's radar after camp showing

    William Wilkerson

    The crop of linebacker recruits the Lone Star State will unleash in 2014 might not be as plush as the state's defensive backs, but it is still loaded with plenty talent. One of the state's premier sophomore linebackers is Dallas Carter's Cameron Ha...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  12. 2014 CB Adams turns head at Texas camp

    William Wilkerson

    There's no secret that the state of Texas is loaded with talented defensive backs that will be graduating in 2014. The Lone Star State's crop might be deeper than any other state. Somewhere near the top of that list is safety Jamal Adams (Lewisv...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  13. DB Luke liking Texas

    HornsNation staff

    Texas cornerback target Cole Luke took part in the UA Sevens event in Chandler, Ariz. The event featured several top defensive backs. Nick Ruland caught up with Luke: A player who could perhaps fill out an even more impressive frame than Ortiz ...

    Blog | May 28, 2012
  14. Edward Paris already one of 2014's best

    Max Olson

    The state of Texas is absolutely loaded when it comes to 2014 defensive backs. And Edward Paris might be the best of the best. The Mansfield Timberview safety already hold well more than a dozen offers and has established himself as one of the nat...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  15. ESPN 150 Defensive backs update

    HornsNation staff

    ESPN's RecruitingNation scouts take a look at some of the undecided ESPN 150 defensive backs. On the list are four Texas targets in Vonn Bell, Marcell Harris, Maurice Smith and Antwuan Davis. Here's what they had to say about Harris: Recruiting...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. DB recruits still in limbo after UT spring game

    Max Olson

    Antwuan Davis made sure to keep his eyes open on Sunday. Who could blame him? The Bastrop junior cornerback knew Texas was bringing in three other big-time defensive backs for its Orange-White spring game. He appreciated the opportunity to size up...

    Blog | April 02, 2012