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Deep Thoughts: Horns May Need To Air It Out
Texas unveiled its Zone Read running game against Iowa State in 2003, the last meeting between the programs. But expect the Cyclones to try to head Texas off at the pass when Big 12 Conference play begins for both teams Saturday in Austin.

Culpepper's Commentary: Rice Game
It was the first Texas game I've missed in three years, but I had to go and you would have as well. The invitation was to fly to Montgomery, Alabama Friday and drive the next morning to watch Auburn -- pronounced "Aww-bun" over in Alabama -- play LSU.

Texas trots out running attack to help passing game
Austin American-Statesman
Three years ago, the last time Texas took on Iowa State in football, the Longhorns used a Saturday afternoon in Ames to purge what wasn't working. They mostly junked their traditional running offense — the power rushes out of the I formation. And in came a very raw Vince Young, the shotgun, one back and offensive linemen sometimes run blocking out of passing stances.

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Austin American-Statesman

UT offense searching for identity
Dallas Morning News
After running the ball 43 times and throwing only 11 passes in a 52-7 victory against Rice, Texas coach Mack Brown said he still doesn't know what his team does well in the passing game.

Longhorns Insider: UT not celebrating Flag Day
San Antonio Express-News
They say records are made to be broken, and the Texas Longhorns have learned as much ad nauseam. Over the past several seasons, they've broken more records than a bull in a vinyl shop. In Saturday's 52-7 victory over Rice, the Longhorns added another one to the list.

Brother says Griffin will play for UT
San Antonio Express-News
Texas safety Michael Griffin says his brother, Marcus, has a good chance of playing in Saturday's Big 12 opener against Iowa State.

Sizing up the Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

Texas set to chew up conference
Daily Texan
As conference play looms, Texas' (2-1) regular season goals are all still in reach. Win the opener. Win the division. Win the Big 12.

ISU wants to take flight in Austin
Des Moines Register
Iowa State football fans are not alone. Offensive coordinator Barney Cotton wonders about the passing game, too.

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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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