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Texas Title Defense Begins Now
It's been 35 years since Texas reported for preseason workouts as the defending national champ. For the 2006 Longhorns, it means one thing: Rose Bowl's over, baby. Time to get to work.

Texas returns with familiar goal: win another title
Associated Press
AUSTIN — Even without Vince Young, the Texas Longhorns returned to training camp Sunday with a single mission in mind: win another national championship.

All Longhorns check in for preseason workouts
Austin American-Statesman
No one was missing when Texas, the defending national champions, checked in with the coaches Sunday for preseason workouts.

Longhorns moving in, moving on
Austin American-Statesman
You think Texas isn't loaded this college football season? Listen to what Michael Griffin has pegged as the Longhorns' biggest question mark for 2006. "I don't think it's the quarterback," the senior safety said Sunday on the eve of fall practice. "I worry that the big-screen television (scoreboard) will distract us. I may sit there and watch it because I know I'm going to be watching a few replays." There you have it.

Minor storylines signal positive start for UT
San Antonio Express-News
AUSTIN — Texas cornerback Tarell Brown has been cleared to practice after breaking his arm in the Rose Bowl. First, team doctors cleared him. Then, Brown cleared himself.

Season won't have familiar ring
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
AUSTIN - Texas football players reported Sunday for the start of camp. Most veterans were minus the diamond-encrusted rings they received for winning last year's national championship. At the behest of senior safety Michael Griffin and other team leaders, the Longhorns have been urged to put the rings aside to focus on the task of collecting more bling in 2006.

Brown seeking leaders
Houston Chronicle
AUSTIN - Finding a team leader to replace Vince Young is at the top of the to-do list for the defending national champion Texas Longhorns, coach Mack Brown said Sunday.

A freshmen question
Daily Texan
The grass at the Frank Denius Fields has been perfectly groomed long enough. Today at 6:30 p.m., during Texas' first fall practice, the defending national champions will see to it that the field is from here on out destructed with divots. Not surprisingly, most of the attention for Texas will surely be centered on the two players shuffling their feet in their drop-back transitions, vying for the vacant role under center left with the departure of Vince Young to the Tennessee Titans. For Colt McCoy, Jevan Snead and the rest of the Longhorns, today marks the first step towards repeating what Young and company accomplished last season.


Young has run hot and cold
CLARKSVILLE — Ten days into his first NFL training camp, Titans quarterback Vince Young at times feels like he's not fooling anybody. So at the start of a week that has a game at the end of it, he's excited.

Young impresses Titans, with still much to learn
Associated Press
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Vince Young's early flashes of brilliance? Well, he's had plenty so far.


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