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Texas Defense Looks for One Last Stand
SAN ANTONIO -- A Texas defense that finished the regular season with both the top run defense (58.8 ypg) and worst pass defense (233.0 ypg) in school history looks for, arguably, its first complete game of the season when it faces Iowa in the Alamo Bowl Saturday.

Inside Texas Blog: Preseason Awards Review
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger looks back at his Big 12 Preseason Awards.

Tate Returning to Form
Drew Tate's father and high school coach, Dick Olin, noticed something wrong in his son's throwing motion. The Iowa quarterback has worked hard at correcting the problem. Read what Tate has done and also how he feels about not being recruited by Texas in this Alamo Bowl Notes Package.

Iowa's Tate no stranger to heroics
Austin American-Statesman
QB's last-second TD pass won the 2005 Capital One Bowl.

BOHLS: Crowder is stingy, except with his tackles
Austin American-Statesman
Pass rush will be vital against Iowa.

Notebook: Okam says he plans to stay
Austin American-Statesman

UT junior Okam considering NFL
Dallas Morning News
Texas junior defensive tackle Frank Okam said Wednesday he will seek information from an NFL committee projecting where he might be drafted if he were to leave school a year early.

Cosby is UT's flex receiver
Dallas Morning News
Texas sophomore receiver Quan Cosby calls every football practice "a job interview." That's what you get from a 24-year-old who still has most of the $800,000 he earned from four years playing outfield in the farm system of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Running slows to a walk
Houston Chronicle
Ailing ground game leaves Texas seeking answers

Buck Harvey: Mack lacks what made Royal better
San Antonio Express-News
Darrell Royal wasn't a better CEO than Mack Brown. But Royal had a better partner.

Alamo Bowl: Iowa let opportunity slip away
San Antonio Express-News
In his day, Forest Evashevski was Bob Stoops, Steve Spurrier and Pete Carroll all rolled into one — a charismatic and innovative coach in charge of one of the nation's most promising football programs.

Alamo Bowl: Texas-Iowa connections that even most Texans and Iowans don't know about
San Antonio Express-News

Alamo Bowl: UT's secondary: deceptively mediocre
San Antonio Express-News
Texas safety Michael Griffin has a pretty good idea of how he compares to do-it-all-cornerback Aaron Ross in the UT secondary.

Alamo Bowl notebook: Ross says exhaustion caused roadside sleep
San Antonio Express-News
Texas cornerback Aaron Ross denied speculation Wednesday that an adverse reaction to medication — or any other medical problem — caused him to fall asleep at the wheel of his girlfriend's car last week.


Winter break is no break for Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Team hits gym, weight room before Big 12 play.

Centenary at Texas preview
Austin American-Statesman

Texas vs. Centenary Preview
Burnt Orange Nation

Women's Preview: Texas vs. Oregon State
Austin American-Statesman


Young earns AFC offensive player award
The Tennessean
Vince Young wondered how he would handle the cold and gusting winds of Buffalo. He said Wednesday he thought he did a good job. He wasn't alone. The Tennessee rookie quarterback was voted AFC offensive player of the week Wednesday, his first such honor, for his fourth comeback victory in a game that statistically was his best yet.


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