Tuesday Longhorn Sports Page

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Football:

Texas tailback Taylor to transfer
Austin American-Statesman
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — University of Texas tailback Ramonce Taylor, who is facing felony drug possession charges, is expected to transfer. His decision to change schools could be announced as early as today. A school official familiar with the situation confirmed late Monday night that Taylor would transfer.

Sources: RB Taylor leaving UT
Dallas Morning News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Ramonce Taylor, who was charged with possession of four pounds of marijuana in May after leading the national champion Texas Longhorns in all-purpose yardage last season, is transferring. A source close to Taylor said he'll probably transfer to an NAIA school – most likely Texas College in Tyler, where former Longhorns defensive end Mike Williams transferred before last season.

Big 12 Media: Texas is Second to One
InsideTexas.com
KANSAS CITY -- Nebraska QB Zac Taylor is a Norman, Oklahoma native who hates that the ancient rivalry between the Cornhuskers and Sooners is now waged only as a crossover game between separate Big 12 divisions on a rotational basis. But the two will meet for the conference title at Arrowhead Stadium on December 2…if the preseason forecast from the sports media covering the league holds true.

No 'Passing' Fancy: The Big 12 is Changing
InsideTexas.com
KANSAS CITY -- The only RB scheduled to appear at the Big 12 Conference Media Days, Monday through Wednesday in Kansas City, is Oklahoma's Adrian Peterson. And that speaks volumes for the state of the league's offenses as the conference enters its second decade.

Position Preview: Quarterbacks
InsideTexas.com
With Vince Young and Matt Nordgren gone, not a single pass attempt remains on the Texas roster from last season's championship team. So, will the Longhorn offense struggle with a freshman signal-caller? We start off our position previews with the biggest question mark on the UT team, the spot that apparently convinced the pundits that Texas is no longer a title contender: quarterback.

2005 Flashback: Texas 41, USC 38
InsideTexas.com
Few, it seemed, gave Texas much of a chance vs. defending national champ USC in the Rose Bowl. But two Trojan Heisman Trophy winners and a cast of All-Americans proved not to be enough vs. a Longhorn Heisman runner-up and a team that refused to lose. The win for the ages ended ages of heartbreak for the storied Longhorn program, and sealed the legacy of both Vince Young and Mack Brown.

Ten years, 20 items on the Big 12
Austin American-Statesman
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Big 12 blew out 10 candles on its birthday cake last January, just about the time Texas' Vince Young was blowing past Southern California. You remember unbeatable USC, don't you?

Big 12 notebook
Austin American-Statesman

Baylor, Texas Tech rising quickly up South's ladder
San Antonio Express-News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Progress is measured in incremental steps in the Big 12's South Division. Considering that division champs Oklahoma and Texas have played in the national championship game in the past two seasons, the South is college football's most competitive division. Which only makes the recent coaching jobs of Texas Tech's Mike Leach and Baylor's Guy Morriss that much more remarkable.

Around the Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

Big 12 Notes
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

A&M's Franchione is on the hot seat
Houston Chronicle
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For much of his career, Texas A&M coach Dennis Franchione has enjoyed recognition as a rebuilder of college football programs. He remade troubled teams such as New Mexico, TCU and Alabama on the way to A&M. But Franchione got a glimpse from the other side toward the end of last season when the Aggies hit a wall. Suddenly, Franchione became the target of disgruntled fans and the subject of at least three Fire Franchione Web sites after just over 2 1/2 seasons on the job.

BIG 12 NOTES
Houston Chronicle

Gridiron members sound off
Daily Texan

Baseball:

Horns hire Navarro's Johnson as pitching coach
Austin American-Statesman
Skip Johnson was officially announced as Texas' new assistant baseball coach on Monday. Johnson, who will oversee the Longhorns' pitching staff, was in Austin meeting with head coach Augie Garrido and associate head coach Tommy Harmon on Monday, beginning the process of becoming familiar with the Longhorn landscape.

Hoops Recruiting:

Bayless: Rumor Mill Runs Rampant
InsideTexas.com
Few recruiting tales have been more rumor filled than Jerryd Bayless'. Although he verbally committed very early, rumors flew around the young guard. After he eventually re-opened his recruitment those rumors became more and more rampant. On Monday they reached a fever pitch. Here is what we know, what we don't know and what we are hearing.

Alumni:

David Thomas: Signs with the Pats
InsideTexas.com

Cedric Woodard: Defensive Tackle Released
InsideTexas.com

Ricky Williams: Surgery Successful
InsideTexas.com

Seth Johnston: Disabled List
InsideTexas.com

Other:

Inside Texas Blog Archive
Inside Texas

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News


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