Friday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Football:

DEs Look to Give Texas the Edge
InsideTexas.com
You can't spell 'defense' without your DEs. And the strength of Texas' defensive front, shaping up as the program's finest in a quarter-century, are its DEs. This much is certain: Texas is more loaded at DE than it has ever been during coach Mack Brown's nine-year tenure.

Inside Texas Blog: 'Grow to 22'
InsideTexas.com
Gene Chizik could play with 15 right now, but he's aiming for 22 'starters'. IT's Clendon Ross looks at the top 15, and who are the candidates to join them.

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
On the show we're talking Texas Ohio State. Ross gives his breakdown of the game and then we also here from a Texas defensive player and what he thinks about the game. We're also talking QB competition and a whole lot more on this week's edition of the Inside Texas Podcast!

Enjoy having Chizik while you can. His days as a top Horns assistant may be numbered.
Austin American-Statesman
Gene Chizik is going places. Then again, the place he's already at ain't bad. And he knows it. That said, most everyone assumes — probably correctly — that the Texas co-defensive coordinator is strictly a rental and won't be around the Longhorns for the long-term.

Longhorns football notes
Austin American-Statesman
Sophomore linebacker Rashad Bobino is playing a new position this fall — middle linebacker, taking over for three-year starter Aaron Harris. The position appears to suit Bobino best..

UT's Brown happy with kicking game
Dallas Morning News
Kicking field goals appeared to be a real question mark for Texas this season. But coach Mack Brown has been pleased with the work of new snappers Tully Janzsen (field goals) and Neale Tweedie (punts), holder Jordan Shipley and freshman kicker Hunter Lawrence.

UT's Michael Griffin steps into spotlight as defense's next shining star
San Antonio Express-News
Texas safety Michael Griffin could be an All-American this year. He could win the Thorpe Award as the country's best defensive back. He could win the Heisman Trophy as the country's top player. Heck, he could even win a Grammy.

'Other' twin gets his shot at Texas
San Antonio Express-News
Michael Griffin beat his brother out of the womb by two seconds. He weighed two pounds more. Marcus Griffin has been playing catch-up ever since.

New offensive unit loaded with talent
Daily Texan
The lights went out at Frank Denus Practice fields during the Longhorns practice on Thursday, causing Texas to move into the bubble for the last 45 minutes of its workout. Lights on or off, however, it doesn't much matter to Mack Brown or anyone else associated with the Longhorns, who recognize the type of talent they have on the front line; even without unanimous first-team All-American Jonathan Scott and third-team All-American Will Allen.

Alumni:

A titan in college, VINCE YOUNG is now a Titan in the pros
Houston Chronicle

Coaches like what they see in physical rookie CB Cedric Griffin
Mankato Free Press
There may have been better guys at diagnosing a play, there may have been others who were more polished at man-on-man coverage, but when the Minnesota Vikings selected Cedric Griffin from the University of Texas in the second round of April's NFL draft, that's not what they were looking for. They wanted a guy who could hit and flat out tackle, and that's why they selected the 6-foot, 203-pound Griffin.

Hampton's value? It's as big as he is
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
You know Hines Ward was the Super Bowl MVP, right? You also know Ward was the Steelers' co-MVP last season. But can you name the other co-MVP?

Leaks caused Texas to be color-blind
South Bend Tribune
Perhaps Vince Young owes Roosevelt Leaks a debt of thanks. So too does Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson, and dozens of other current and former Texas players.

Former Longhorn enters Hall of Fame
Daily Texan
Roosevelt Leaks, a former All-American at Texas who finished third in the 1973 Heisman race, will be officially enshrined in the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame today and Saturday in South Bend, Ind. Leaks is the 13th Longhorn to be inducted, joining coaches Darrell Royal and Dana X Bible.

Ex-Longhorns back Leaks joins college Hall
San Antonio Express-News

Report: Ex-UT player charged with sexual assault
Dallas Morning News
A television report on KDFW (Fox 4 in Dallas) on Thursday night said former Texas backup defensive tackle Marco Martin of Mesquite has been charged by Dallas police with the sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy. The report said the alleged crime occurred six years ago in foster care.

Other:

Inside Texas Blog Archive
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Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News


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