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  1. Texas fans raise funds, spirits for Santos

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Dalton Santos made his plea Sunday afternoon. By Monday afternoon, his family's prayers had been answered and then some. The Texas linebacker took to Twitter to ask his fans and followers for help raising money for his mother's op...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. ESPN 300 LB Alaka close to final decision

    Max Olson

    ESPN 300 linebacker Otaro Alaka (Houston/Cypress Falls) just wants this process to end. He's down to Texas and Texas A&M and believes his final decision should come in the next few days. "It just depends on how I'm feeling," Alaka said. "It...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  3. ESPN 300 OLB Alaka setting up visits

    Max Olson

    Otaro Alaka has already lost his recruiter once. He's not ready to do it again. The ESPN 300 outside linebacker from Houston Cypress Falls has been committed to Texas since April but admitted Tuesday he's considering a decommitment depending on wh...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. Texas survives injuries, OT in resilient win

    Max Olson

    Survive and advance. That's all Texas could worry about doing on Saturday night. A wild night in Morgantown, W.Va., ended with an even crazier finish, when Longhorns linebacker Steve Edmond snagged a diving interception on Paul Millard's...

    Blog | November 10, 2013
  5. Planning for success: Texas

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- When the news came out Monday that all three linebackers of Texas' 2012 recruiting class are now starting, the collective response from Dalton Santos, Peter Jinkens and Timothy Cole was universal: This is going to be fun. If the c...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  6. What losing Hicks means for Texas

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The good vibes and positive momentum Texas got from a much-needed win on Saturday just took a big hit. Texas beat Kansas State 31-21, but the cost of that victory was significant. Starting linebacker Jordan Hicks will have surgery...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  7. LB Edmond ready for big year

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Steve Edmond was big. But he wasn't strong. The reason why the Texas junior middle linebacker fell behind freshman backup Dalton Santos this spring was simple: He just didn't love the weight room enough. He was tipping the scales ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  8. Season Deciders: LB Jordan Hicks

    Max Olson

    This is the first of a five-part series on Texas players with the potential to change the course of the Longhorns' 2013 season. The No. 5 player on this year's list: Junior linebacker Jordan Hicks. AUSTIN, Texas -- The truth is, Jordan Hicks was n...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  9. Four Downs: Linebackers key improvement

    Sean Adams

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Each week Sean Adams looks at a few topics around the Texas Longhorns and college football. First down: Linebacker a position of strength If there was one position of weakness that could be put in isolation on the Texas defens...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  10. Question of the Week: Faith in Diaz

    HornsNation staff

    At some point in Oregon State's five-play, 47-yard drive, when all the plays were runs and yet another gap was missed by a linebacker, one had to wonder if things would ever change for the Texas defense under Manny Diaz. That the defense briefly d...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  11. Meet the Freshmen: LB Naashon Hughes

    William Wilkerson

    Three-star outside linebacker Naashon Hughes (Harker Heights, Texas/Harker Heights) was comfortable with his decision. Early on in his recruitment, Hughes decided to take Texas' offer of a grayshirt to be near his brother, Camrhon Hughes, a redsh...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  12. LB Douglass makes most of trip to Texas

    William Wilkerson

    Class of 2014 linebacker Dylan Douglass (Canyon, Texas/Canyon) didn't drive eight hours to Austin for the black Nike Longhorns cut-off. He came to work and to open some eyes on the Texas coaching staff. "My goals were to meet all of the coaches he...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  13. Video: Otaro Alaka on choosing Texas

    ESPN.com staff

    Sam Khan talks with Cypress Falls (Houston) outside linebacker Otaro Alaka about Alaka's decision to commit to Texas and his projected role on the Longhorns defense....

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  14. Texas Longhorns commit Otaro Alaka holds himself to high standard...

    Max Olson

    Four-star linebacker Otaro Alaka, a Texas Longhorns commit, is relieved to have his recruitment over. But that doesn't mean he's going to stop improving -- on an off the field.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2013
  15. Q&A: 2015 LB Townsend has two offers

    William Wilkerson

    Attending camps like the Nike Football Training Camp can open a whole bunch of eyes and put things into a real perspective for its participants, especially those younger in age. It certainly had that effect on 2015 linebacker Cameron Townsend (Mi...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  16. ESPN 150 LB Bates talks Texas interest

    William Wilkerson

    It's convenient to assume that Tennessee is the only UT on the mind of ESPN 150 outside linebacker Dillon Bates (Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla./Ponte Vedra). His father, Dallas Cowboys special teams legend Bill Bates, played for the Volunteers in the ear...

    Blog | April 30, 2013