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:

Audio: Colt McCoy
InsideTexas.com
On Monday, Longhorn beat reporters had a chance to talk to Texas starting quarterback Colt McCoy.

Look who's back: North Texas' Thomas
Austin American-Statesman
Little known Jamario Thomas was the brightest star on a surging North Texas football team in 2004. The freshman led all Division I-A tailbacks with a 180.1-yard rushing average per game as the Mean Green won its fourth consecutive Sun Belt championship.

Longhorns notebook
Austin American-Statesman

UT's Young earns praise
Dallas Morning News
Even though Jamaal Charles nearly doubled Selvin Young's ground production last season and is widely seen as the running back of the future at Texas, offensive coordinator Greg Davis said Young is "the more complete guy right now."

Longhorns Insider: These things I believe (I think)
San Antonio Express-News
Peter King, the great NFL reporter and George Wendt look-alike who works for Sports Illustrated, has a weekly feature of his Internet column called "Five things I think I think." With all due respect to the great King, here's one thing I think I think. We're definitely stealing his format for this week's Insider. However, I'm not nearly as prolific — nor quite as sure of myself — as King. So here are five things I think I probably kind of think about Texas football (just don't bet the house on it):

UT coach still has critics
San Antonio Express-News
Texas coach Mack Brown is sitting on top of the world. The Longhorns' coach is secure in his profession after claiming his first national championship and conference title last season. But it didn't win him universal respect among 20 Big 12 beat writers and columnists, who were polled on a variety of questions as the season openers approach. The anonymous pollsters didn't hesitate to make their feelings known.

'Horns in search of new vocal captain
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
On a team loaded with talent and preparing to defend a national championship, one lingering question hangs over the Texas Longhorns.

Selvin Young cements dynamic duo
Daily Texan
Last season was a breakout year for running back Jamaal Charles. The freshman racked up 7.4 yards per carry in 119 attempts despite dealing with an injury sustained during the Red River Rivalry game. The 878 yards he piled up were good enough to put him fifth among the Texas all-time freshman rushing leaders. But the performance wasn't good enough to earn him a starting job for the running back-heavy Longhorns.

Top 5 lists for a top 5 team
Daily Texan

Ohio State coverage
Bucknuts.com

Football recruiting:

2008 Mesquite Horn Prospects
InsideTexas.com
The junior class at John Horn High School in Mesquite (Texas) is loaded with talent. Head Coach Don Payne provided a list of kids that could make a splash in recruiting circles over the next couple of months.

A&M's recruiting efforts pale in comparison to in-state rival
San Antonio Express-News
Taken at face value, Texas A&M's latest recruiting efforts are nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, many schools would kill for a class like the one the Aggies are assembling. Trouble is, A&M's recruiting efforts can't be taken at face value. Not as long as the Aggies consider themselves legitimate rivals to Texas. And not as long as the Longhorns continue to obliterate them on the recruiting trail.

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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