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  1. Q&A: Stanford's Jordan Richards

    Kevin Gemmell

    Stanford safety Jordan Richards took a few minutes to chat with the Pac-12 blog about how spring ball went for the two-time defending Pac-12 champs and adjusting to life with some new defensive coaches. Every year it seems like people say "this is...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. Meet the coaches: Bedford and Jean-Mary

    Max Olson

    This week, we're taking a closer look at the members of the new Texas coaching staff under Charlie Strong. The third part of our two-a-days series focuses on two defensive coaches who followed Strong from Louisville, and what they'll bring to their r...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  3. Stanford Cardinal hires Texas Longhorns assistant Duane Akina as ...

    Max Olson

    Stanford Cardinal has completed its coaching staff with the hiring of former Texas Longhorns assistant Duane Akina as secondary coach, a source confirmed.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Diggs embraces chase of brother's legacy

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- His jersey and an oil painting of him hang in the hallways of the Texas football facility. His picture is on the wall of the "DBU" room alongside the legends. His highlights are forever cut into secondary coach Duane Akina's greatest...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  6. Best Big 12 recruiters

    Damon Sayles

    Editor's note: For a look at the national recruiter power rankings based only on Class of 2014 success, click here. The best college football coaches will tell you that when it comes to recruiting, their business is an art. It's a craft you must p...

    Blog | October 15, 2013
  7. Texas lands versatile 4-star DB Bonney

    Sam Khan Jr.

    It has been a long, winding recruiting process for four-star safety John Bonney (Houston/Lamar). With 32 offers and an effort to visit as many of those schools as he possibly could, Bonney and his family have put in much time and effort in vetting...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  8. Coaching the difference for Texas in 2013

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The talent on Texas' roster is supposed to be on par with Alabama. Seriously. Both schools have a total of 57 players on their 2013 rosters who earned four-star ratings from ESPN as recruits. Thanks in large part to its rec...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  9. Phillips seeks redemption in senior year

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- One year ago, Adrian Phillips had a bum shoulder. Now he has a chip on his shoulder. Much was expected of the Texas free safety as a junior, and in hindsight that might've been unfair. Now that he's a senior, he has only one chanc...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  10. Four-star safety Bonney clears things up

    William Wilkerson

    With 32 offers, four-star prospect John Bonney (Houston/Lamar) is one of the most sought-after safeties in the country. But Texas and Baylor have long been rumored as the teams to beat. Some have said the Bears, especially lately, have crept int...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Video: Duane Akina wired during practice

    ESPN.com staff

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

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  13. Kenny Vaccaro an example of Mack Brown, Texas Longhorns developin...

    Carter Strickland

    Kenny Vaccaro is the latest example of Mack Brown's staff developing a player without overwhelming recruiting accolades into a top NFL draft pick.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  14. S Adams bonding with Texas commits

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The leaders of Texas' 2014 recruiting class are a determined group. When they put a fellow recruit in their crosshairs, he's in for a whole lot of love and attention. For months now, Jamal Adams has been the target. The ESPN Watch...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. One school still leads for 2014 S Bonney

    Sam Khan Jr.

    ESPN Watch List safety John Bonney hasn't had a break since football two-a-days started last August, and he likely isn't getting one in the near future. First, Bonney went through football season and helped his Houston Lamar teammates on a magical...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  16. 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