Friday Longhorn Sports Page

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Football:

OSU Preview: Horns Brace for Zone 'Reid'
InsideTexas.com
Fourth-ranked Texas can only hope its annual 'Oklahoma State game' is in the rearview mirror after rallying from a 21-point deficit at Texas Tech. It's precisely the type of improbable comeback that the Horns have had to wage as of late against the feisty Cowboys, who mosey into Austin Saturday.

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
This week's audio assault continues with the Inside Texas Podcast. In this edition of the Podcast, we preview the Oklahoma State game and also compare the performance of Colt McCoy and Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee.

It's time to give credit to Greg Davis
Austin American-Statesman
Are you sitting down? If not, grab a seat and brace yourself. Greg Davis is the best offensive coordinator in the Big 12.

Reid embraces comparisons to Vince
Austin American-Statesman
Bobby Reid doesn't shy from the comparisons to Vince Young. He embraces them.

Longhorns notes
Austin American-Statesman

Questions on Jevan Snead, injury reports and green caps
Austin American-Statesman

Texas fans to get commercial break
Austin American-Statesman
Television viewers of the Texas-Oklahoma State football game on TBS will be treated to an almost commercial-free broadcast Saturday night.

UT's Sweed closing in on touchdown record
Dallas Morning News
Junior receiver Limas Sweed looks up to former Longhorn receiver Roy Williams. So much so that he took over Williams' No. 4 when Williams went to the NFL three seasons ago. "Everyone laughed when we gave him that number," coach Mack Brown said. "But he's earning it." Sweed needs three touchdown catches to surpass Williams' season record of 12.

UT's Colt a reliable weapon
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Mailbag: Horns on TBS? Not very funny
San Antonio Express-News
If I'm Mack Brown, I'm on the phone with the folks at the TBS programming department right now. I'm begging them to throw on some old Andy Griffith re-runs Saturday night. Or maybe five or six more syndicated episodes of "Raymond." Or to cue up that stock programming used during Atlanta Braves' rain delays. Show some "America's Funniest Home Videos." Dip deep into the Bob Saget years if you have to. Anything to keep the Texas-Oklahoma State game off its scheduled appearance on TBS. The Longhorns have this uncanny knack for playing down to their competition when playing on the SuperStation.

OSU's QB visits UT, once high on his list
San Antonio Express-News
Bobby Reid will take the field at Texas' Royal-Memorial Stadium on Saturday, just as he has done a thousand times in his dreams. Everything will be the way he imagined it would be, growing up in Houston as a wannabe UT quarterback, save for one significant detail. He will be wearing the wrong shade of orange.

Horns and Cowboys put on another rodeo
Daily Texan
There is a particular matchup against Oklahoma State that no Longhorn will soon forget. And we're not talking about last season's 47-28 victory in Stillwater where Texas scored 38 unanswered points to beat the Cowboys. That was a little too anticlimactic compared to the Longhorns bout with the Pokes on Nov. 6, 2004 - a game that Mack Brown has long said was the turning point for the program.

Offseason fix-ups have translated onto field for Oklahoma State
Daily Texan
It all made sense in July. Oklahoma State had eight returning starters on offense and 17 seniors on the roster, including wide receiver D'Juan Woods and defensive end Victor DeGrate. On paper, their goal wasn't impossible.

McCoy's big season could scare off quarterback recruits
Associated Press
When Vince Young was dazzling his teammates and opponents in practice and games, Texas coach Mack Brown had a devil of a time recruiting quarterbacks. It seemed no one wanted to come to Austin and sit the bench. So will Colt McCoy create the same kind of problem? With 24 touchdowns, the freshman is starting to get some attention as a possible Heisman Trophy candidate, and he still has three years of eligibility.

Oklahoma State at Texas
Daily Oklahoman
The past three years, Oklahoma State has owned a halftime lead against Texas, but the Longhorns have outscored the Cowboys 118-0 in the second half to romp to three wins. Going into the game against Texas, the glass is half-full or half-empty for many Oklahoma State football fans.

OSU football: Notebook
Daily Oklahoman

Oklahoma State coverage
GoPokes.com

Football recruiting:

Daniel Campbell: 2008 Prospect
InsideTexas.com

Other:

Inside Texas Blog Archive
Inside Texas

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Blog
Houston Chronicle


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