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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. S Sumner-Gardner impressed by Texas

    Max Olson

    Dylan Sumner-Gardner knew Texas was interested in him. That suspicion was more than confirmed Saturday when he met with Mack Brown, secondary coach Duane Akina and recruiting coordinator Bruce Chambers. "They wanted me to know they're offering a s...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  9. Hardeman happy with performance

    Max Olson

    Texas had some catching up to do when it came to Chris Hardeman (Houston/Alief Taylor), but the 2014 cornerback enjoyed his trip to Austin and thought he made a big impression on secondary coach Duane Akina. "It was cool. Coach Akina is a real coo...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  10. Texas Longhorns now the ones waiting on Maurice Smith

    Max Olson

    At one time Maurice Smith was the one waiting. Now with offers in hand and Alabama in the lead, Smith is prepared to make schools wait on him

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2012
  11. DE Taylor checks in; no offer yet

    Max Olson

    Defensive tackle Vincent Taylor (San Antonio/Madison) was able to chat with his Texas recruiter, Duane Akina, on the phone Tuesday night. As expected, he did not receive an offer. Taylor said the conversation went well and Akina reiterated Texas' ...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. Texas offers Maurice Smith, Antwuan Davis

    Max Olson

    For two big-time Texas targets, the wait is finally over. On Monday, Sugar Land Dulles cornerback Maurice Smith and Bastrop corner Antwuan Davis got the phone calls they'd waited for all spring. They got their Texas offers. "I was hoping and pr...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  13. DB targets forced to wait on Texas Longhorns

    Max Olson

    Defensive backs in Texas just want to know if and when an offer is coming. While they wait and wonder, Longhorns coaches are counting on their patience.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2012
  14. Does Chevoski Collins have a Texas offer?

    Max Olson

    Did Chevoski Collins get a scholarship offer on Saturday? Ask those involved in this conundrum and you'll get differing accounts. At the end of Texas' junior day, the Livingston, Texas, athlete told multiple recruiting reporters he got an offer...

    Blog | February 25, 2012