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Too Many Free Passes?
And lo, it came to pass that Texas had a hard time defending one. The Horns boast college football's No. 2 rush defense (24.0 ypg) but are yielding 209.5 ypg through the air. A unit that placed a premium on stopping the run this season is now determined to reinforce its No-Fly-Zone as non-conference play concludes this Saturday.

Culpepper's Commentary: Iowa State Game
The exit from the playing field by injured Brian Robison was one of the most emotional moments I have experienced in the last three years of observing and writing about Longhorn football.

Audio: Colt McCoy
Quarterback Colt McCoy talks to the Longhorn beat reporters about Texas' upcoming game against the Sam Houston State.

Sam Houston has realistic goals for UT game
Austin American-Statesman
The Sam Houston State Bearkats watched the movie "Unleashed" two weeks ago, a film about a street fighter who discovers music as an alternative to violence. This week against the Texas Longhorns, Sam Houston coach Todd Whitten wants his team to execute in perfect rhythm, but his real hope is to not lose any key components from his Bearkats band one week before the Southland Conference opener.

Longhorns football notebook
Austin American-Statesman

UT quarterback, center may get closer
Dallas Morning News
Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis said he might start moving quarterback Colt McCoy under center more to create "quick-hitting" running plays, instead of the team's slower-developing runs out of the shotgun.

Horns want no part of Bearkats
San Antonio Express-News
Saturday will mark a red-letter, remember-the-date day for the University of Texas. For the first time in 112 years of playing football, the Longhorns will find themselves on the same field as Sam Houston State. Finally. The, ahem, excitement around the UT program this week has been palpable. It's a game so noteworthy that Fox Sports Net is actually going to charge people to watch it on television. Can't just give away this clash of titans for free.

Sizing up the Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

Bearkats are dreaming the impossible dream
Houston Chronicle
Sam Houston State tight end Blake Martin was on a deer hunting trip to Mexico in January when he managed to pick up a television channel showing Texas and Southern California playing in the national championship game. "I couldn't tell what they were saying, but I could tell who won," Martin said of the Longhorns' 41-38 victory. He's about to get another look at the winner — and he won't need a translator this time.

Brown won't overlook Bearkats
Daily Texan
The Longhorns' match-up with Sam Houston State on Saturday probably wasn't the first date circled when you saw Texas' schedule or even when you last glanced at it. But match-ups like these, which pit Division I-A teams against Division I-AA opponents, are happening more than one imagines.

Longhorns' linebackers finally making noise
Kerrville Daily Times
The hardest part for Rashad Bobino was not the assignment, it was keeping it secret.


Renovations begin on UFCU Disch-Falk Field o
The view from afar does not reveal much change, but upon approach to UFCU Disch-Falk Field one can see much evidence that the much-anticipated renovation project is well under way.


Taylor pleads guilty to a marijuana charge
Austin American-Statesman
Former Texas running back Ramonce Taylor pleaded guilty to a felony marijuana possession charge Tuesday and will be sentenced in November.


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