Wednesday Longhorn Sports Page

Stay up to date on all things Burnt Orange with a daily stop at IT's Longhorn Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Football:

Brown: Horns 'Healthier' Than In Weeks
InsideTexas.com
It started in August. Projected starter Drew Kelson. Preseason Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year Sergio Kindle. Then Roddrick Muckelroy early in the season. And Brian Robison. And Marcus Griffin. And Michael Griffin. And Tarell Brown. And Cedric Dockery. And Derek Lokey. And Colt McCoy.

Sweed: Goal Is 'To Get Our Swagger Back'
InsideTexas.com
For a team that had lost just two games in almost three full seasons, the Texas Longhorns didn't show much swagger in back-to-back regular season-ending losses to Kansas State and Texas A&M. Junior receiver Limas Sweed says he and his teammates see the Alamo Bowl as an opportunity to get that it back, and extend the program's nation's-best 10-win-season streak to six.

Looking back at preseason predictions for Longhorns football
Austin American-Statesman
A few predictions were right ... many more were wrong.

Akina starts the interview process for defensive coordinator
Austin American-Statesman
Mack Brown is looking for a replacement for Gene Chizik, and his first candidate is already on his staff.

Matchup: Wide Receivers
Austin American-Statesman

Notebook: McCoy says he's 100 percent, Sweed tells NFL to wait
Austin American-Statesman

UT's McCoy says he is ready to go all out
Dallas Morning News
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy says confidence is the most important thing coming off an injury and something he didn't have after suffering a stinger in a loss to Kansas State, then aggravating the injury in a season-ending loss to Texas A&M.

For Ferentz, home is where the heart stays
Houston Chronicle
NFL suitors wait; Iowa coach's focus on repairing season

Alamo Bowl Notebook
Houston Chronicle

Longhorns Insider: Horns get by with a little help from their fans
San Antonio Express-News

Alamo Bowl: Texas' offensive boss takes support from the one source that matters — Mack Brown
San Antonio Express-News

Alamo Bowl: Hawkeyes linebacker uses football to help heal pain
San Antonio Express-News

Football Recruiting:

Catching up with Jermie Calhoun
InsideTexas.com Jermie Calhoun from Van High School is without a doubt one of the best running backs in the state of Texas. He has put together back-to-back excellent seasons and already has two early scholarship offers to show for it.

Basketball Recruiting:

Monroe Balanced On and Off Court
Scout.com
At last week's City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers (FL), each team had one of their players submit an essay for the tournament program. Submitting an essay for Harvey (LA) Helen Cox was junior Greg Monroe. A 6-10 big man, Monroe is regarded by most scouting services as the number one player in the class of 2008, but he wants to be known for much more.

Other:

Inside Texas Blog Archive
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Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

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Houston Chronicle


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