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Alamo questions for the Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Here's what on the minds of Texas — who will start at QB; is a 10-win season probable: is it Akina time and can the Longhorns resurrect the running game.

McCoy named TSN National Freshman of the Year
Texas redshirt freshman QB Colt McCoy has been named National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News, the magazine has announced. McCoy was also named to its 2006 Freshman All-America first team, along with OT Adam Ulatoski. Tight end Jermichael Finley earned honorable mention honors.


Are Texas' Recruits Still on Board?
Any evidence of backsliding among Texas' 23 recruiting commitments following the 0-2 skid that ended the 9-3 regular season? Longhorn coach Mack Brown weighs in on the subject.

Huey: Bonds with Teammates
Kilgore offensive lineman Michael Huey was one of the first prospects to commit to the Texas Longhorns back in the spring. That started a long chain of commitments that has Texas in the driver's seat to land the top recruiting class in the nation. Huey was in Austin over the weekend on an official visit.

Acho: Excited to be a Longhorn
Dallas St. Mark's defensive end Sam Acho was one of the biggest sleepers in the state of Texas this year. He was relatively unknown until his game film surfaced over the summer. The final commitment in the nation's top recruiting class was in Austin for an unofficial visit this weekend.


Games Observations
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger was down in Houston this past weekend and was on hand for both Vince Young's overtime win over the Houston Texans and Texas Basketball's overtime win over LSU.


Time to Begin Again
When Jevan Snead changed his verbal commitment from Florida to Texas as a prepster, the talented Snead felt that would be his final decision. Now after his freshman year in Austin, Snead is on the market once again.

Houston Texans pay for not drafting Young
Daily Texan
Vince Young's return to Houston could not have gone any better had he written it himself. The debate that began before the NFL draft came to a conclusion Sunday. I think even Gary Kubiak now knows he should have picked the scampering quarterback to lead his hometown team.

Carroll coach Todd Dodge in line to get UNT job
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The search for a new North Texas head football coach is expected to end in the next 48 hours. All signs point in the direction of Carroll High School coach Todd Dodge as being UNT's choice to replace Darrell Dickey, who was fired on Nov. 8.


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