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Kindle, Derry: Got Your 'back
Five-Star freshman SLB Sergio Kindle (finally!) shook off a season-long ankle injury by making his collegiate debut Saturday in Texas' 52-7 romp at Rice. But the linebacker that Texas coaches are really excited about is....

Game Observations
Penalty distribution, freshman performances and more are among Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger observations from Saturday's game.

Texas isn't sweating the yellow flags
Austin American-Statesman
Texas' Justin Blalock concedes that he's usually the unfortunate guy flagged for anything from false starts to illegal formations. For some quirk of fate Saturday against Rice, the big offensive tackle didn't draw a single penalty on an evening when his fellow Longhorns set a team record with 19, including 13 procedural calls.

Longhorns notebook
Austin American-Statesman

UT linebacker Derry receives coaches' praise
Dallas Morning News
After watching linebacker Scott Derry lead Texas in tackles against Rice, co-defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said he apologized to the junior from Pearland for not playing him against Ohio State two weeks ago.

Rice had Longhorns' cadence down pat
Dallas Morning News
Texas offensive linemen said Rice defensive players were yelling "go" and "move" right before the Longhorns snapped the ball, leading to nine false start penalties on Texas.

In post-Vince era, Horns find strength in running game
San Antonio Express-News
Texas running back Selvin Young has no desire to be an offensive coordinator. But if he were, there's no doubt which way his play calling would lean.

Penalties not big worry
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas coach Mack Brown said Monday that the record-setting rash of penalties in Saturday's 52-7 rout of Rice "is not a long-term disease" and that the issue should be corrected this week.

UT still looking for right offensive mix
Houston Chronicle
Last season the Texas offense had a clear identity. His name was Vince Young. Through three games this season, the seventh-ranked Longhorns continue the hunt to find the right mix that will create an offensive identity.

Big 12 begins with Cyclones
Daily Texan
Minutes before he demolished an entire pizza like an opponent on a pancake block, Kasey Studdard was asked about what he thought of Iowa State. "They are just like Nebraska - big, corn-fed boys that will get after you," said the senior offensive guard. "They are the most improved Big 12 team I've seen. They are getting better every single year. Iowa State's good."

Cyclones face Big Bucks Bevo
Des Moines Register
Big bucks. Small bucks. Texas. Iowa State.

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Heart condition forces Westlake's Nader to give up football
Austin American-Statesman
The prompt medical attention that Westlake offensive lineman Matt Nader received on the sideline Friday night was intended to save his life, not prolong his football career. So when Nader, the Chaparrals' all-state tackle who has committed to the University of Texas, learned Monday morning that he would no longer be able to play football again, he had mixed emotions.


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