Thursday 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:

'Situational Scrimmage' Tests QBs
InsideTexas.com
Texas' final scrimmage of the pre-season, held Wednesday evening at DKR, was a situational scrimmage in which coaches attempted to inundate both freshman QBs with nearly every game-day scenario they could possibly face during the first month of the season. The session will help coaches reach a final decision on this year's depth chart.

Brown: We Want Kindle to Play
InsideTexas.com
Freshman SLB Sergio Kindle, the jewel of the 2006 Texas recruiting class, has been held out of contact since suffering a high ankle sprain on the second day of August camp. Head coach Mack Brown spoke Wednesday on whether Kindle is now looking at a redshirt season.

Inside Texas Blog: OL Combinations
InsideTexas.com
Last week, based on Mack Brown's comments, it looked like Adam Ulatoski was in line for the start at right tackle. After Saturday's scrimmage, that doesn't look quite as certain, says IT's Clendon Ross.

Youngest players shouldn't have much of an impact for Texas
Austin American-Statesman
As usual, Texas football coach Mack Brown signed a top-five recruiting class in February. Five of the 25 recruits were Parade All-Americans and four enrolled for the spring semester. All but one of the youngsters were on campus this summer, going to class and working out with the upperclassmen. Yet when the defending national champions start the season in 10 days, don't count on many of the former prep superstars seeing action. Barring a catastrophic injury bug, the freshmen will redshirt, as former star quarterback Vince Young did in 2002, acclimate to college life and try again to see the field in 2007.

Fresh princes: First-year Horns who played
Austin American-Statesman

Texas football notes
Austin American-Statesman

Attack launched on UT's new Godzillatron!
Austin American-Statesman
Could the Godzillatron be illegal? Before Orangebloods have a conniption about the possibility of losing their new big-as-Texas TV screen at Royal-Memorial Stadium, the answer is almost certainly no. But hear us out.

Twins left: UT happy Griffins are back
Dallas Morning News
Twin brothers Michael and Marcus Griffin are on different pages when it comes to just about everything – personality, clothes, interests, you name it. Texas coaches, however, are hoping they can get on the same page when it comes to football.

Horns make it through scrimmage unscathed
Dallas Morning News
After the final scrimmage of training camp, coach Mack Brown sounded more relieved that no players were injured than excited about some key players' strong performances.

Longhorns practice watching scoreboard
San Antonio Express-News
The Texas Longhorns took a significant step Wednesday in preparation for their Sept. 2 opener against North Texas — they scrimmaged in front of their new scoreboard for the first time.

Ohio State coverage
Bucknuts.com

Football recruiting:

Recruiting digs in deeper
Dallas Morning News
A question to recruiting addicts out there: Do you know your top juniors and sophomores? Even freshmen? Well, you better.

Irving Prospects on the Rise
InsideTexas.com
Irving High School is home to several talented juniors. Many of these kids have the size and skill to play several different positions. Assistant Coach Joseph Evans provided some good information regarding his 2008 prospects.

Hoops recruiting:

Three Visits Scheduled
InsideTexas.com
Anthony Randolph, a 6-foot-11, 200-pound senior at Woodrow Wilson High in Dallas, has trimmed his list four - and set up official visits to a trio of schools.

Alumni:

Aldridge Will Miss Start Of Season
All Headline News
The Portland Trailblazers' top pick in the 2006 NBA Draft underwent successful surgery on Wednesday. LaMarcus Aldridge, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, needed surgery to repair a small ligament tear in his right shoulder.

Other:

Inside Texas Blog Archive
Inside Texas

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News


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