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Preview: Which Raider Team Will Show up?
It's a Halloween weekend, of sorts, as Texas' two-week road-swing sojourns from Nebraska's Children of the Corn to Texas Tech's Jekyl-and-Hyde football team. But Longhorn coach Mack Brown is convinced which Red Raider squad will show up Saturday in Lubbock.

Is it end of road for UT's streak?
Austin American-Statesman
In coach Mack Brown's tenure at Texas, the road losses have been so infrequent, you can count them on one hand plus one finger. There were the consecutive away losses to UCLA and Kansas State in mid-September of 1998, back when Brown was trying to lift a fallen program. Texas Tech then handed the Longhorns a late November defeat, scoring 22 points in the fourth quarter. Texas A&M eased past the Longhorns in 1999, with the Aggies dedicating the victory to the dozen people who died in the bonfire collapse. Stanford upset Texas in 2000 to avenge a 42-point blowout from the season before. Then the Red Raiders blew past Texas in 2002 to celebrate Tech's senior night in Lubbock. That's it.

Questions on Henry Melton, Jordan Shipley and Texas play calling
Austin American-Statesman

Austin American-Statesman

McCoy has passed two-thirds of October test
Dallas Morning News
I said before October that it was make-or-break time for Colt McCoy's future as quarterback at Texas. Two-thirds of the way through that test (Oklahoma, Nebraska and Texas Tech), McCoy is making it.

The importance of being "Coach February"
San Antonio Express-News
They used to call Mack Brown "Coach February," and it was meant to be an insult. They insinuation was, the Texas coach could win the biggest recruiting battles every year, but never the biggest games. Back-to-back Rose Bowl victories kind of put the kibosh on that line of thinking. Still, it sometimes pays to be "Coach February."

UT's foes resorting to some trick plays
San Antonio Express-News
Texas' opponents have scored on a trick play in each of the past two games. That's a good sign, UT coach Mack Brown said.

When these two meet, sparks are bound to fly
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
When Texas and Texas Tech meet in Lubbock on Saturday, there's almost one certainty -- the scoreboard operator will have a busy night.

Lubbock has been a tough spot for Longhorns
Houston Chronicle
Like the Summer Olympics, leap year and presidential elections, the Texas Longhorns can count on something every four years: A loss to Texas Tech in Lubbock.

Tech will test Longhorn secondary
Daily Texan
The Longhorns face two aerial attacks this weekend as they head into Lubbock to play Texas Tech. In addition to the Red Raider's conference-leading passing game, the Longhorns also must weather the traditional barrage of tortillas from Tech fans. While the tortillas can be expected to fall harmlessly to the turf, don't expect the same of Graham Harrell's passes. The sophomore has completed 245 passes this year in 356 attempts and averages more than 313 yards per game in the air.

Even with Bailey, kicking game not set
Daily Texan
After all that, he still doesn't have a girlfriend? How could it be? Tim Crowder was sure that Ryan Bailey's bachelor status would change after his 22-yard field goal helped Texas defeat Nebraska. "Shoot, he's going to have to choose," Crowder said. No girlfriend, no problem for the guy that Colt McCoy called the new "big man on campus."

Red Raiders Football Notebook
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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John Chiles All-American photo feature
The Texas Longhorns have had many of their future players participate in the U.S. Army All-American game over the years. The Horns added its newest member to the prestigous fraternity on Wednesday in Mansfield (Tx.) Summit athlete John Chiles.

Tray Allen All-American photo feature
Earlier in the day the Texas Longhorns had commitment John Chiles selected to the U.S. Army All-American game. South Grand Prairie offensive guard Tray Allen become the second Longhorn commitment of the day selected to the game.


Orange team wins intrasquad game
Daily Texan
Texas coach Augie Garrido is preaching patience, and his congregation is listening. With the first game of Texas' intrasquad Fall World Series tied at 4-4, the Orange team took the lead in the top of the eighth off two opposite-field singles from Todd Gilfillan and Nick Peoples, helping the Orange to a 6-4 win Saturday at Dell Diamond.


Buckman suspended from Greek basketball
Austin American-Statesman
Brad Buckman, the former Longhorn basketball forward who had planned to play professionally in Greece this season, has received a two-year suspension after testing positive for Adderall, an amphetamine in medication he takes for attention deficit disorder.

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