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  1. Film review: Swoopes takes next step

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Calling Tyrone Swoopes the quarterback of Texas' future still feels premature. But the quarterback of Texas' present is not what some Texas fans have cynically feared. Back in December, when Swoopes floundered against Oregon in an...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Big 12 recruiting scorecard

    Max Olson

    Not many new commitments to break down this time around in our weekly check-in on Big 12 recruiting, but that doesn't mean these coaching staffs haven't been busy. Here's the latest on who's taking visits and who's impressing so far in their senior s...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. In five plays, Texas triumph became torment

    Max Olson

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Five plays. Two minutes of football. That's the difference. That's how quickly Texas' gut-check triumph became gut-punching torture. A No. 12-ranked UCLA team was all but finished. Had those five plays gone as planned, the Long...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  4. Like father, UCLA lineman is back home

    Max Olson

    Caleb Benenoch has a secret he's hesitant to share with his UCLA teammates: When UCLA marched into his home state in 2010 and stunned Texas, 34-12, he couldn't handle it. "I don't know if the guys know this," Benenoch said, "but I actually cried."...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  5. Swoopes building on encouraging debut

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Before Tyrone Swoopes left the locker room Saturday night, in the moment after his first career start as the quarterback at Texas had ended in a 41-7 disappointment, Shawn Watson made sure to give him a necessary pep talk. A loss ...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  6. Five questions facing Texas after first loss

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The honeymoon is over. Charlie Strong is getting his first taste of the sky-is-falling gloominess that Texas' fan base and local media indulge after each loss. "The honeymoon, I don't even know if I ever had one," Strong said with...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. Strong frustrated by Longhorns' preparation

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Charlie Strong had a bad feeling about that BYU game. He's said so repeatedly ever since. In the week leading up to his first loss at Texas, a 41-7 blowout at home, Strong says he noticed a few hints of what was coming. One clue: ...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  8. BYU busted Texas with 3rd-quarter barrage

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- A perfect quarter, it was not. But it came pretty darn close. BYU embarrassed Texas once again, this time by a 41-6 score, thanks in large part to a third-quarter run no team could've overcome. This was a perfect storm in all thre...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  9. No quick fix for Texas' true offensive issue

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas built its grand plan for 2014 around a downhill run game. We found out why on Saturday: This team simply cannot win without one. Charlie Strong will stew over this 41-7 loss to BYU because his defense didn't get the job done...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  10. Charlie Strong dismisses Deoundrei Davis from Texas Longhorns

    Max Olson

    Texas coach Charlie Strong has dismissed another player off of his roster in his inaugural season.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2014
  11. Texas' Watson has shifted QB gears before

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The bad news for Texas quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson came early Sunday morning. The good news: He's handled this before. When David Ash called Texas' athletic trainers at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to report headaches and dizziness,...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  12. Big 12 players in Week 2 spotlight

    Max Olson

    Last week, we took a shot in the dark and identified one player for each Big 12 team that might be poised for a breakout week. And we hit on a few of those picks, most notably Tyreek Hill, DeAndre Washington, Dravon Henry and Dylan Haines. So let's g...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  13. BYU upset was program-changer for Texas

    Max Olson

    AUSTIN, Texas -- The dam broke just before 8 p.m. What ensued stunned Texas to its core and set in motion the downfall of a regime. At that precise moment, one hour and six minutes in, Taysom Hill ran right up the middle. Five Texas defenders clea...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  14. Texas Longhorns suspend two offensive tackles for game against BY...

    Max Olson

    Offensive tackles Desmond Harrison and Kennedy Estelle have been suspended for the Longhorns' game against BYU on Saturday due to a violation of team rules, the school announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2014
  15. Big 12 stat check: Week 2

    Max Olson

    A closer look at one statistic worth keeping an eye on for each Big 12 team entering Week 2: Baylor: Bryce Petty's combined completion percentage in his last six regular-season games is 54.7 percent. He's finished with sub-60 percent passing in al...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  16. Big 12 morning links

    Max Olson

    Happy Tuesday and a belated congratulations to Kevin Durant for becoming one of the richest dudes in Big 12 history. This was a good weekend for the Big 12 if you ask its head coaches. Underdogs Oklahoma State and West Virginia both put up a vali...

    Blog | September 02, 2014