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Let There Be Football!
Arguably, the best thing about the first day of August camp for defending national champion Texas is that -- even in shells -- the across-the-board talent level is so conspicuously high that it took much of the focus away from the high-profile quarterback derby. But if one signal-caller had a slight edge Monday at Denius Field...

Photo Gallery - Texas Longhorn Fall Practice

Inside Texas Blog: Longhorns, Don't Listen
With trouble in Norman, the media is back on the Texas bandwagon, but IT's Clendon Ross longs for a return to the days (last week) when the Sooners were every pundit's darling. Texas players, close your ears. This is no time for complacency.

Even without Young, Longhorns expect to keep rolling
Associated Press
The outlook for the Big 12 this season has zigged and zagged like a Vince Young broken-field run ever since the Texas quarterback sprinted into the end zone to win the national championship.

Quarterbacks looked impressive and at ease in first workout
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas offensive coaches are meticulous about keeping certain statistics. Explosive plays are an oft-quoted statistic, with coaches desiring nine a game, in any combination of a run of 12 yards or more or passes 16 or longer. A year ago, when Vince Young was at the helm of the offense, Texas totaled 160 of these dazzling plays, the ones that swung momentum or allowed drives to thrive. Young had a hand in 86 of those plays — 24 via the run, 62 by passing. He accounted for 11 of the 14 the Longhorns totaled in their 41-38 Rose Bowl victory over Southern California. Coaches fretted all summer about filling the big-play void created by Young when he turned pro a year earlier than expected. They wanted an offense complicated enough to beat quality defenses, but one easy enough for a young quarterback to easily grasp. During Monday's opening practice, the young quarterbacks, throwing and handing off to the running backs and receivers, provided play upon dazzling play.

Mack quoting Hillary?
Austin American-Statesman
He may not have known it at the time, but coach Mack Brown was quoting former former First Lady Hillary Clinton when he was asked about his team's goals for the upcoming season.

UT believes it can vie without VY
Dallas Morning News
AUSTIN – For those wondering if a great weight has been lifted from Mack Brown's shoulders since the Rose Bowl, you might be right. But most of it appears to have come from farther south.

UT's Blalock says he'll likely remain at tackle
San Antonio Express-News
Texas' Justin Blalock said he expects to stay at offensive tackle after spending the spring toggling between tackle and guard.

UT pick at QB is in limbo
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
AUSTIN - Texas coach Mack Brown got his first fall glimpse of freshman quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Jevan Snead during Monday's opening workout but said he's a long way from reaching a decision about how to divide playing time at that position. And several other positions.

Another Young ready to lead
Daily Texan
It didn't matter whether they were simply dropping back to throw to a trainer or weaving in and out of the practice dummies. Jevan Snead and Colt McCoy must have felt the heat on their backs, not only from the scorching sun but also from the fans and media present for the Longhorns first fall practice on Monday, who didn't let the freshmen out of their sights.


Buckman signs with team in Greece
Austin American-Statesman
Former Longhorn basketball forward Brad Buckman will play in Greece this season. The 6-foot-8-inch Buckman said he signed a one-year contract with Olympia GE in Larisa.

Confident Young ready for preseason game
Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle
Vince Young can't wait for this Saturday at LP Field when his Tennessee Titans open the preseason against the New Orleans Saints at 7 p.m.


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