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A New Army All-American Prospect for Horns?
SAN ANTONIO -- After two days of West team practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Texas offensive guard commitment Tray Allen had seen enough of the talented running back from Louisiana.

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In search of a construction manager
San Antonio Express-News
It is 38 days into the post-Gene Chizik era at Texas, and we still have no idea who is going to replace him as the Longhorns' primary defensive play-caller. We can tell you who it isn't, and who it might be.

McCoy was surprise, but late losses doomed '06 season
Associated Press
The 2006 Texas Longhorns found their quarterback in Colt McCoy but lost their running game. They beat Oklahoma again, but lost to Texas A&M for the first time since 1999 and couldn't find their way back to the Bowl Championship Series. The No. 18 Longhorns (10-3) hit the 10-win mark for the sixth straight season, but might not finish ranked in the top 12 for the first time since '99. Now coach Mack Brown is searching for a new defensive coordinator and plotting a course that would get the Longhorns back into the national championship chase in 2007. One thing he shouldn't have to worry about for a long time is his starting quarterback.


Texas Tunes Up for Big 12 at UTA's Expense
Texas opens Big 12 Conference action on the road this weekend; UT-Arlington was just a speed bump along the way. The Horns parlayed 13-2 runs in both periods to cruise past Mavericks, 84-52, at the Erwin Center Tuesday.

UT men rout UT-Arlington in tuneup
Austin American-Statesman
A basketball prodigy accustomed to success and respect, freshman Kevin Durant has a different view from voters who left the Longhorns out of the top 25 polls of coaches and media. "I'm biased. I think we should be in the top 10," Durant said. The Longhorns, who beat Texas-Arlington 84-52 Tuesday in front of 5,103 fans at the Erwin Center, will find out soon enough where they stand. On Saturday, they begin Big 12 Conference competition, albeit at Colorado, not regarded among the league's better teams.

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Longhorns need Williams' knees to hold up
Austin American-Statesman
The problem is: it's two knees. Not one or the other. It's both. No matter which foot Earnesia Williams is putting forward, it's under an anterior cruciate ligament that has been torn, surgically repaired and rehabilitated.


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