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Hooking A Fellow Recruit
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas offensive guard commitment Tray Allen talks about future teammate Michael Huey, the surprise he had planned for Saturday's game and the latest efforts to recruit Louisiana running back Joe McKnight to the Longhorns during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

More of IT's Exclusive U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week coverage

UT-bound Allen keeps his late father close to his heart
San Antonio Express-News
Tray Allen wouldn't seem the type inclined to sentimentality. More like domination, given his 6-foot-4, 310-pound frame and status as one of the most coveted football recruits in America. Yet as is his custom, the Texas-bound offensive tackle from South Grand Prairie will take a quiet moment before Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl to say a prayer for his late father, Van, who succumbed to an asthma attack when Tray was 5.


Alamo Bowl viewers set record for ESPN
San Antonio Express-News
The broadcast of Saturday's Alamo Bowl ranked as the most-watched postseason college game in the history of the ESPN network. Texas' 26-24 victory over Iowa earned a 5.99 rating and garnered a viewership of 8.83 million viewers. That total surpassed the previous network record of 7.80 million viewers for last season's Nebraska-Michigan matchup at the Alamo Bowl.

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Texas falls to Nebraska 79-75
Austin American-Statesman
It was all about charity Wednesday. Texas appeared to have grabbed a victory from the charity stripe. Then the Longhorns' defense started giving away open looks. Finally, Texas gave away its Big 12 opener. That or Nebraska guard Kiera Hardy stole it. Hardy had 27 points, including 11 in the final four minutes as Nebraska came back from a double-digit deficit in the second half to beat the Longhorns 79-75 in a women's basketball game at the Erwin Center.


Forever Young
Austin American-Statesman
Vince Young now plays in Nashville, but he still rules in Austin. It was one year ago today that Young led the University of Texas to college football's national championship in the Rose Bowl. Today, Young still generates Internet message board threads and lots of love on UT fan sites such as At the University Co-op, his new Tennessee Titans jersey is outselling the No. 12 of UT's current miracle maker, Colt McCoy. And Young is such a draw on television that KEYE-TV ended up benching the team that could have drafted him, the Houston Texans, in favor of airing games of the distant Titans.

UT-ex Young is Offensive Rookie of the Year
Associated Press
Vince Young looks as if he'll make the NFL his personal playground, too. The dynamic quarterback for the Tennessee Titans won The Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year Award on Wednesday. He did it in the same fashion he turned around the Titans' season – running away from the rest of the field.

Coach helped Young grow up
San Antonio Express-News
A nice, humble man, Ray Seals has had no problem growing accustomed to being introduced as "Vince Young's high school football coach" wherever he's gone in recent years.


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