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Final Tune-Up
On Saturday morning, the Longhorns scrimmaged at DKR, giving Texas fans one last look at their team before the season opener on Sept. 2nd against North Texas.

Photo Gallery - 2006 Fall Scrimmage
With 14 days until the start of the 2006 season the Longhorns gave the home fans a taste of what to expect for the opener against North Texas.

Looking Ahead
University of Texas football fans might want to celebrate the 2005 national championship a little while longer, but Mack Brown comfortably put the dream season behind him at a media gathering held Friday at the UT Club under the east stands of Darrell K Royal-Memorial Stadium.

Inside Texas Blog: In Prime Position
The Longhorns are third in the AP, but Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger looks back at the history of the Associated Press Poll and says that Texas couldn't have asked for a better spot.

New QB will have experienced receivers at his disposal
Austin American-Statesman
Texas quarterbacks Colt McCoy and Jevan Snead have not been driving for long, but they are about to get the controls to some high-octane receivers.

McCoy looks entrenched as Texas' starting quarterback
Austin American-Statesman
Tinkering on the depth chart will continue for another week of practices, but the identity of Texas' first-string quarterback appeared to be answered Saturday morning during the Longhorns' public scrimmage.

Longhorns send message: We can do it again
Austin American-Statesman
Mack Brown unveiled the Texas football team's much-anticipated theme for 2006 on Friday night. You probably caught word of it when CNN broke into its regular programming on the uneasy truce in Lebanon and the JonBenet Ramsey murder case to reveal the new motif. Do what you can do.

Jamaal Charles in The Posse?
Austin American-Statesman
In case you didn't notice, that was the mercurial Jamaal Charles racing around right end on the punt block team Saturday. Yep, the same Jamaal Charles who rushed for 878 yards and 11 touchdowns last season.

Texas football countdown to kickoff
Austin American-Statesman

UT's McCoy is eager to get his feet wet
Dallas Morning News
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy has already done something not even Vince Young can claim. All McCoy, a redshirt freshman, did over Memorial Day weekend in the West Texas town of Graham was swim about 300 yards to help with the rescue of a man who, it turned out, was suffering a grand mal seizure.

UT's Snead says he, McCoy get along
Dallas Morning News
Freshman Jevan Snead said he and redshirt freshman Colt McCoy were going out of their way to make sure their quarterback competition doesn't become a controversy.

UT's QB picture is coming into focus
Dallas Morning News
UT coaches have been saying all through camp that Colt McCoy would start at quarterback if the season began today, and the redshirt freshman did nothing to dispel that thinking in Saturday's scrimmage.

Brown unveils theme of UT's 2006 season
Dallas Morning News

UT ready to make run at second-straight national title
San Antonio Express-News
Texas defensive end Brian Robison had an entire offseason to mull what it means to be a national champion. He wore the championship T-shirts with pride, showed off his championship ring to anyone who asked. When he went home to Splendora, he did so as a conquering hero. After seven months of reveling in his status as a champion, however, Robison has come to a bold conclusion. One championship, he says, isn't nearly enough.

UT puts youngsters in charge of offense
San Antonio Express-News
There was a time when quarterback Colt McCoy envisioned a pressure-free redshirt freshman season at Texas. He figured his duties this year would consist primarily of handing the ball to a fourth-string running back at the end of blowouts. Jevan Snead once believed his first season at UT would be even less dramatic.

Longhorn schedule and barometer
San Antonio Express-News

Mack Brown mystery solved
San Antonio Express-News
Mack Brown used to confuse me. A lot of 'Horns fans were frustrated, too, if fan message boards and call-in shows were any indication.

Race for the title to be wide-open
Houston Chronicle
Coaches claim they don't care if they're invited to the party. But they do. Fans like to say they ignore them. But they don't.

McCoy shines in UT's scrimmage
Houston Chronicle
Colt McCoy showed why he's considered the front-runner for the Texas starting quarterback job.

Getting to know McCoy and Snead
Houston Chronicle

Brown finally won The Big One, looking for another
Associated Press
What an offseason for Mack Brown.

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