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Horns: No Looking Back, But Not Looking Ahead
Sandwiched between the two most important Longhorn football games of the Mack Brown era is the 2006 home-opener against North Texas. But with a couple of key spots on the roster still up for grabs, coach Mack Brown insists that No. 2/3 Texas is focused on this weekend's opponent rather than the seismic tilt against Ohio State.

2006 Texas Football Roster Table
A breakdown by position and by class of the 2006 Texas Football roster, plus the 23-man '07 recruiting class.

Here's how the season will play out
Austin American-Statesman
In case you can't wait until the Longhorns' final play or your TiVo is overloaded with "Family Guy," here is a mostly uneducated guess about how their 2006 college football season will unfold (since our prying eyes were allowed to see only two practices in shorts and one scrimmage).

UT preps players for heat, but are the fans ready?
Austin American-Statesman
Intense Texas heat can send the toughest man scurrying to the nearest water tank for some liquid relief. Strap on a helmet and add several pounds of football pads to the equation, and the situation can get even hotter.

Longhorns notebook
Austin American-Statesman

Texas in good hands
Dallas Morning News
With a national championship finally in his trophy case, a more relaxed Mack Brown says he has learned some lessons – which should help the Longhorns in life after Vince Young

Rose Bowl classic hard to beat
Dallas Morning News
Don't expect this season's BCS title game to surpass UT's win over USC

Chip Brown breaks down Texas
Dallas Morning News

Texas roster analysis
Dallas Morning News

Texas Q&A
Dallas Morning News

UT's Young finally ready to be himself
San Antonio Express-News
Texas running back Selvin Young was sitting in the middle of a media gaggle one afternoon, showing off video of his favorite football player.

UT kicking battle 'dead even'
San Antonio Express-News
Texas coaches staged a kicking competition during Wednesday's practice, in attempts to find some separation between potential place-kickers Greg Johnson and Hunter Lawrence.

UNT tries to avoid mind game
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Brandon Monroe remembers playing football in front of 1,000 people on Friday nights at Electra High School, then he backs up a bit.

From Young at heart to younger at heart
Houston Chronicle
Freshman QBs McCoy, Snead have some very big shoes to fill

Getting past his sophomore slump
Daily Texan
In 2004, a freshman running back led the nation in rushing. No, it was not that guy from Norman. The same back rushed more than 200 yards in five consecutive games, a feat matched by only two other rushers in NCAA history: Marcus Allen and Barry Sanders. This runner also averaged 6.9 yards a carry against three Big 12 opponents. Any guesses? His name is Jamario Thomas, and on Saturday, he will lead North Texas into Darrell K Royal Texas-Memorial Stadium for the second time.

Ohio State coverage

Football recruiting:

Bright Future for A&M Consolidated Prospects
A&M Consolidated High School in College Station is a respected program in the state of Texas. They produce Division I talent almost every year and this year's junior class is no exception.


UT friendship leaves mark on Simms, Shanahan
Houston Chronicle
Chris Simms and Kyle Shanahan became such good friends at the University of Texas that they have their initials tattooed on each other's lower leg.

Southlake Carroll coach has earned top-of-line status
Associated Press
Todd Dodge has gone from the can't-miss kid to the can't-miss coach. If only it had been as simple as it sounds.


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Austin American-Statesman

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