Wednesday 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:

Depth At DB No Longer An Issue
InsideTexas.com
Texas Co-Defensive Coordinator Gene Chizik is breathing easier these days now that the two-deep chart for the secondary has materialized.

Audio: Clendon Ross on ESPN Radio
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas' Clendon Ross joins ESPN Radio's Dave Tepper and former Longhorn All-American and Denver Bronco Dan Neil to discuss UT's ever-tightening restrictions on access.

Horns hope to follow Vince's script
Austin American-Statesman
Vince Young is still here in Austin. His No. 10 burnt orange jersey is no longer worn. His locker belongs to another player. A youngster will be taking the snaps this fall. But Young is here. The game-breaking Longhorn quarterback who bolted school early to reap NFL millions left a significant part of himself with his Texas teammates.

National championship sequel: Texas has been here before
Austin American-Statesman
If history does indeed repeat itself, the 2006 Texas football team can expect to lose only one game, play in a big-time bowl game and have a shot at another national championship.

Texas notes
Austin American-Statesman

Longhorn scouting report
Austin American-Statesman

2006 COLLEGE PREVIEW
Austin American-Statesman

Mack Brown, Mickelson celebration 2 1/2 years in the making
Dallas Morning News
Phil Mickelson and Mack Brown had a good enough sense of humor about themselves to make an agreement in 2003 during their pro-am round together in an EDS Byron Nelson Championship pro-am. At the time, neither had won the big one. Mickelson was without a major. Brown was without a championship. So Mickelson said that when he won a major and Brown won a title they'd meet in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to celebrate.

UT wants to be No. 1 — in manners
San Antonio Express-News
Once there were four simple rules University of Texas fans were compelled to follow at Longhorns' football games: Come early. Be loud. Stay late. Wear orange. Mack Brown, UT's football coach, spelled them out at his first news conference, more than eight years ago. Oh, what a simpler time.

No Vince? No problem for Longhorns?
Associated Press
To this day, Texas coach Mack Brown insists he thought Vince Young would return to college football this season to make a run at another national title.

Ohio State coverage
Bucknuts.com

Football recruiting:

Mack Brown has the Longhorns gorging at the buffet
San Antonio Express-News
When Mack Brown first arrived at Texas in late 1997, his primary objective was obvious. For the Longhorns to re-establish themselves as one of the nation's top programs, they first had to gain control of the rich talent pool that is Texas high school football. Mission accomplished.

Killeen Shoemaker DB Making Noise
InsideTexas.com
Killeen Shoemaker is home to one of the most versatile defensive backs in Texas for the class of 2008. Lyvell Marvett has excellent speed and can play anywhere throughout the secondary. Assistant Coach Showers talked about Marvett's skills and what he brings to the team.

Garland High: Home to Impressive Juniors
InsideTexas.com
Garland High School is one of the most talented 5A schools in the state of Texas. The Owls won the District, Bi-District, and Area Championships on their way to a 10-3 season last season. They churn out Division I caliber prospects every year and the class of 2008 is no exception.

Alumni:

Former Horns running back enrolls at Texas College
Dallas Morning News
Former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor has found a new school. He is waiting to learn if he has a new team. Taylor enrolled Monday at Texas College, an NAIA school in Tyler.

Bears need Jones, Benson to get heads, bodies in the game, writes Don Pierson
Chicago Tribune
Now the Bears' running backs are even. Thomas Jones left his teammates during organized team activities in the spring and summer. Cedric Benson left his teammates during Friday night's exhibition game, seeking refuge in the training room, where he could watch on television. Then he skipped a meeting.

Blazers' Aldridge faces surgery
The Oregonian
Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the second pick in this year's NBA draft, will undergo surgery to repair a small ligament tear in his right shoulder.

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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