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Reports: Snead to Transfer
According to sources, University of Texas true freshman quarterback Jevan Snead has asked to be released from his scholarship so that he may transfer to a different school.

Audio: Clendon Ross on ESPN Radio
Inside Texas' Clendon Ross joins ESPN Radio's Kevin Scott, AJ Hoffman and former Longhorn All-American Dan Neil to talk about Texas' potential bowl game, Colt McCoy's performance, the A&M disaster, the leadership and effectiveness of Selvin Young, who will be the Longhorns' new defensive coordinator and more.

The Inside Texas Podcast
On this edition of the Podcast, we look at Jevan Snead's decision to transfer, the rumors swirling around Texas coaches going to and coming from Alabama, the state of Texas Basketball, an outlook for the young squad and a lot more!

Snead to transfer at mid-term
Austin American-Statesman
Texas backup quarterback Jevan Snead is seeking a release from his scholarship so he can transfer at mid-term, although he has yet to decide where he would like to play. The news was confirmed Wednesday night by a person close to Snead.

Source: Texas QB Snead to transfer
Dallas Morning News
Texas freshman quarterback Jevan Snead has asked for a release from his scholarship in order to transfer, a source close to Snead said Wednesday. Snead's availability for Texas' bowl game could be in question because Snead wants to enroll at a new school in January, the source said.

Texas could fall to Alamo Bowl
San Antonio Express-News
Texas is inching closer to making its first Alamo Bowl appearance after the Big 12 announced its team selections Wednesday for its top three bowls. The winner of Saturday's Big 12 championship between Oklahoma and Nebraska is set to play in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1. The loser will play in the Cotton Bowl on the same day. And Texas A&M will meet California in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego on Dec. 28. Those choices helped boost the chance of UT's first San Antonio appearance since the 1999 Big 12 championship game.

Blame for Aggie hits goes higher
San Antonio Express-News
The blow came as the dangerous ones do, helmet to head, with the quarterback vulnerable after a throw. The play drew a flag, which is standard, and the quarterback had to be carried off. No one apologized afterward; no one even said much about it, except for the coach of the injured player. The winners were too busy celebrating, and, besides, isn't that college football? Colt McCoy only watched that day.

Buck Harvey's Mailbag: Readers react to Aggies upset of Longhorns
San Antonio Express-News

Texas QB denies asking for release
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas quarterback Jevan Snead denied a report Wednesday that he has asked for a release from his scholarship in order to transfer to another school.

Big 12 on hold by Gator
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Big 12 officials finalized matchups in three of their top four bowls Wednesday, with Texas A&M headed to the Holiday Bowl and the loser of Saturday's conference title game destined to play in the Cotton Bowl. The winner of Saturday's Oklahoma-Nebraska matchup in the Big 12 Championship Game will play in the Fiesta Bowl and receive the league's lone spot in the BCS. Other bowl slots cannot be finalized until Sunday, league officials said, because they are awaiting word from Gator Bowl representatives about whether the Jan. 1 bowl will select Texas or a Big East team to face an ACC opponent. That means the Longhorns' postseason options are the Gator Bowl or the Alamo Bowl, depending on the results of Saturday's games and a Sunday decision by officials at the Jacksonville, Fla., contest.

UT backup Snead seeking transfer
Houston Chronicle
Texas backup quarterback Jevan Snead, one of the most highly touted quarterbacks in last year's national recruiting class, has requested to be let out of his scholarship with the Longhorns.

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UT commit solid despite Chizik departure
At the end of every college football season there is always coaching turnover, whether it is a head coach or assistants. The University of Texas is no exception, so when it was announced that highly regarded defensive coordinator Gene Chizik announced he was taking the head coaching job at Iowa State, Horn fans wondered if it would affect recruiting.

Carter talks Longhorns
Houston (Tx.) Westbury defensive end Russell Carter hasn't let the departure of Gene Chizik affect his commitment to the Longhorns.

Top TE in Texas?
The tight end position may be one of the toughest spots to fill in the recruiting class of 2008. Lancaster High School is home to one of the best. David Marshall has already developed the size and skill to be a valuable piece in next years' recruiting class.


This D.J. set to dial up big things for UT
Austin American-Statesman
Other than sidekick A.J. Abrams, 5-foot-11-inch D.J. Augustin is Texas' shortest player and the team's biggest enigma.


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