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Football:

Second Half Might Be Season-Shaping
InsideTexas.com
Texas QB Colt McCoy was greeted by an ovation upon entering his Government class Monday. It's another example of how so many things are different for the Longhorns following their 28-10 win against Oklahoma.

Game Observations
InsideTexas.com
Physical football, the development of Mack Brown's program, the future of the rivalry and random stats galore. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from the Longhorns win over OU.

Brown doesn't want his team listening to Sooner compliments
Austin American-Statesman
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy walked into government class Monday morning, his mind focused on that day's quiz. But his classmates' thoughts still were happily stuck in Dallas. As McCoy took his seat, they started clapping, their way of thanking him for his role in the Longhorns' 28-10 victory over Oklahoma. If Longhorns coach Mack Brown had his way, he'd have shushed the class and told McCoy to take his seat.

Texas at midseason: Just one bad mark (Ohio State)
Austin American-Statesman
At the season's midway point, Texas is clearly more than halfway toward becoming an elite football team. In fact, if the sixth-ranked Longhorns were any better than they are now, they'd be . . . well, they'd be Ohio State.

Notebook: OU is tough act to follow
Austin American-Statesman

Positive marks for UT
Dallas Morning News
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy walked into a government class Monday and got an ovation from his classmates. The applause didn't help him on a test he had to take, however.

A rare undefeated Texas-Baylor matchup
Dallas Morning News
Saturday's matchup between Texas (5-1, 2-0 Big 12) and Baylor (3-3, 2-0) marks the first time since 1963 that both teams enter the game undefeated in conference play.

Baylor CB has gift of gab and grab
Dallas Morning News
Baylor cornerback C.J. Wilson cracks a big smile and cackles when asked about his self-proclaimed and self-promoted Heisman Trophy campaign. He laughs because he understands that he's the ultimate long shot – a defensive player at a program that isn't exactly a national powerhouse. But Wilson isn't kidding about his belief that he's the best player in the nation.

What's next for the Texas Longhorns?
San Antonio Express-News
While the Texas Longhorns are going to need plenty of outside help to make a half-season leap from their current No. 6 ranking to another BCS title-game berth, the defending national champs have plenty of other reasons to maintain a clean closing slate. A look at several reasons the Longhorns should be keenly interested in pursuing the next-best thing.

UT's McCoy basks in beating Oklahoma
San Antonio Express-News
Quarterback Colt McCoy was reminded first thing Monday morning how big it is for a Texas signal caller to beat Oklahoma. "When I walked into class, everybody stood up and clapped," McCoy said.

Team's confidence in McCoy grows
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy arrived Monday morning to take a test in his government class and received an impromptu round of applause from fellow students.

After Oklahoma win, it's easier to ID UT
Houston Chronicle
Mack Brown walked into the locker room at halftime Saturday with a few important questions. The Texas coach found some of the answers in a stirring 28-10 comeback win over rival Oklahoma that could go a long way toward defining the sixth-ranked Longhorns during the second half of the season.

Better than the average Baylor Bears
Daily Texan
Baylor is a bear trap. Hey, don't laugh. The Bears have miles to go as a program to get to where Texas is, but Baylor is taking baby steps along the trail.

Texas begins new season
Daily Texan
It's the midway point of the Longhorns regular season and so far things are going as expected. Texas is right in the thick of the national championship picture with the bulk of its conference schedule looming near. Aside from an early hiccup caused by Ohio State, the Longhorns rejuvenated themselves with a 28-10 win over Oklahoma on Saturday. Now, Texas is starting over. Ask anyone on the team what its record is and they should tell you 0-0. The Longhorns game with Baylor on Oct. 14 marks a new season; a new beginning that will have a chance to end just like last season.

McCoy joins elite group with Saturday win
Daily Texan
Redshirt freshman quarterback Colt McCoy joined an elite fraternity when he led the Longhorns to a 28-10 victory over the Sooners on Saturday. The immediate elevated status revealed itself when he walked into his government class Monday morning to the sound of applause.

Photo gallery: A different look at Texas-OU weekend
Daily Texan

Sooners Brought Out Longhorns' Tough Side
Associated Press
Texas coach Mack Brown has found his team's identity at midseason. It surfaced in a come-from-behind, rock 'em, sock 'em 28-10 win over rival Oklahoma in which the Longhorns delivered the game's hardest hits and made the biggest plays.

Football recruiting:

Jermie Calhoun: 2008 RB dominating East Texas
InsideTexas.com
Van High School is home to one of the best running backs in East Texas. Jermie Calhoun has put up some incredible numbers this year and the regular season is only halfway over.

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