Thursday 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:

How Good is UT's Run Defense? We'll Know Soon
Inside Texas
It's a classic confrontation of the irresistible object versus the immovable force. Mister 'irresistible', in this case, is Oklahoma junior Adrian Peterson (the nation's third leading rusher) who will not face a 'force' all year like Texas; run defense (No. 2 nationally). Come Saturday afternoon in the Cotton Bowl, something's gotta give.

Audio: Clendon Ross on ESPN Radio
Inside Texas
Inside Texas' Clendon Ross joined ESPN Radio's Kevin Scott, AJ Hoffman and former Longhorn All-American Dan Neil on Wednesday to talk Texas football.

Perspective Piece: Texas-Oklahoma
CollegeFootballNews.com
Josh Heupel, Jason White and Vince Young have come and gone. The national championship probably lies out of reach for both Texas and Oklahoma (unfairly for the Sooners). So why is it that this could be the most significant Red River Shootout in the careers of Mack Brown and Bob Stoops?

McCoy hoping to make freshman splash against Sooners
Austin American-Statesman
Horns' QB hopes to follow in footsteps of Brown, Gardere.

Texas-OU tickets keep rising
Austin American-Statesman
Minimum donation level up to $800 this year.

Notebook: Governors enter the UT-OU debate
Austin American-Statesman

Texas-OU events>Texas-OU events
Austin American-Statesman
Listing of events in Austin and Dallas.

Fair assessment: Some QBs judged by this one
Dallas Morning News
Some quarterbacks defined by performance in UT-OU debuts

Thursday's UT-OU notebook
Dallas Morning News

Horns' win last season has lasting effect
Dallas Morning News

UT's McCoy becoming more confident
Dallas Morning News
Brown says QB has changed for better since facing Ohio State

OU's Thompson shines in boomerang QB role
San Antonio Express-News
Thompson made his college decision based on pragmatism more than raw sentiment. The Longhorns had recruited Vince Young that same year and told Young he would be the only quarterback they would pursue. They wanted Thompson as a receiver.

Football: Horns' McCoy wiser since Buckeye bashing
San Antonio Express-News
Texas coaches tend to go on and on about Colt McCoy's football mind. They rave about his ability to hit even the not-so-broad side of a barn.

RED RIVER RIVALRY
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Key Matchups

Texas Football Notes
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
'Horns seek revenge for OU's streak

Oklahoma Notes
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
McCoy impresses Sooners coaches

If it's decided on final kick, UT's man has confidence
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
As Texas prepares for a season-defining game that could be settled by the narrowest of margins, coach Mack Brown looks to his special-teams units as a source of strength.

Wolfe gets a second chance
Daily Oklahoman
Cornerback could erase bad memories with a big game against

Football Recruiting:

Cyrus Gray: Speedy RB on the Rise
Inside Texas
DeSoto running back Cyrus Gray has been playing extremely well this season. He brings blazing speed to the football field and is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Gray is drawing interest from all three major Texas schools and several other major programs.

Greg Jordan: Shutdown CB at Dallas Madison
Inside Texas
Dallas Madison High School is home to a very talented junior corner back. Greg Jordan dominates the secondary with athletic ability and supreme intelligence. Head Coach Ronald Johnson had nothing but good things to say about Jordan.

Student groups pump up crowd at annual parade
Daily Texan
A sea of chanting, torch-wielding Longhorns decked out in burnt-orange clogged the Drag on Wednesday night.

The question mark is gone
Daily Texan
To save people from wasting their breath, a vanilla version of the question could have been tape recorded and placed in front of Mack Brown the week of Texas' game with Oklahoma over the past few years.

Big 12 Power Rankings
Daily Texan

Other:

Inside Texas Blog Archive
Inside Texas

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Inside Texas Pick 'Em Contest Update
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Blog
Houston Chronicle


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