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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. Longhorns working to correct special teams

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Seven games into the 2012 season, Texas thought it needed a shift in its coaching assignments. The kickoff coverage team, heralded in the first two weeks of the season for its stellar play, had gone stagnant in the eyes of the co...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Texas spring takeaways: Assessing the D

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Manny Diaz was the master of disguise defense. Remember, back in the halcyon days of 2011, when Kansas was fretting about preparing for the first-year Texas defensive coordinator and his supposed 130 blitz combinations? Given h...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  5. What to watch for in the Texas Longhorns football spring game

    Carter Strickland

    Amid great anticipation the Texas Longhorns will unveil their new up-tempo spread offense in Saturday's spring game, as much of the attention will be on quarterback David Ash.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  6. 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
  7. UT defense turning page on 2012 'letdown'

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Manny Diaz's first mistake, the one that would lead to 112 more in the form of missed tackles, was believing, or at the very least not tempering, the hype. "The mistake I made last year was that I was aware that expectations were ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  8. Texas Longhorns trying to fix problem with tackling

    Carter Strickland

    Texas is coming off a season in which it had the worst defense in program history. That was largely due to the ineptness of the back seven when it came to taking a player to the ground. Mack Brown is still perplexed as to why tackling is an issue.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  9. Storylines for Texas Longhorns defense in spring 2013

    Carter Strickland

    Texas' 2012 defense was the worst in school history. Will it improve in 2013? Here are five spring storylines for the Longhorns.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  10. Mack Brown, Texas Longhorns heading to spread offensive attack

    Carter Strickland

    Of all the humiliating and humbling losses for Texas from 2010-12 there was one that crippled the program early on and has left it limping ever since: coach Mack Brown's loss of belief in himself and what he does

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2013
  11. Texas Longhorns look to build on Alamo Bowl win against Oregon St...

    Carter Strickland

    With the confidence earned from a comeback win against the Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Dome, the Texas Longhorns look to return to college football's elite in 2013.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2012
  12. Reviewing 2012 Texas Longhorns defense

    Carter Strickland

    There's no hiding that Texas' defense was downright awful in 2012. Once the Longhorns admit it, they can go about fixing the problem.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  13. Players to watch during UT bowl practices

    Carter Strickland

    AUSTIN, Texas -- With everybody taking a collective exhale from a season gone, well, nowhere, the time has come for the young players to start to inhale as much knowledge, time and wisdom as possible. Texas' first set of 15 spring practices -- gi...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  14. 3 Up, 3 Down: Kansas State 42, Texas 24

    Carter Strickland

    Texas came to Kansas State with dreams, however fleeting and unrealistic, of still somehow squeezing into a BCS bowl. And then the Longhorns lost by 18 points. So Texas will have to settle for the AT&T Cotton Bowl depending on how the computers shake...

    Blog | December 02, 2012
  15. Texas Longhorns still having same problems with ranked teams such...

    Carter Strickland

    Another loss to a ranked team, this time 42-24 to No. 6 Kansas State -- the fifth straight loss to the Wildcats -- makes Texas fans wonder if the Longhorns are any closer to being "back".

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  16. Stats that matter: Texas vs. Kansas State

    Carter Strickland

    Each week, with the help of ESPN Stats and Info, HornsNation takes a look inside some of the stats that might shape the outcome of Texas' next game. This week the focus is on No. 6 Kansas State, a team that has won four straight against Texas. 1. ...

    Blog | November 28, 2012