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Recruiting:

Dan Buckner Has Good Combine
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- One of the most physically gifted wide receivers at the U.S. Army National Combine was Allen's Dan Buckner. He has a lot of potential and could develop into a great receiver as he matures. Buckner is already up to seven scholarship offers early in the recruiting process.

Irby: Ready to Play for Texas
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas tight end commitment Blaine Irby talks about his play in Saturday's game, the Longhorn fans at the game and his future in Austin during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

Donyea Hamilton: Talks Recruiting
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- A ton of kids from Mesquite, Texas, took part in the U.S. Army National Combine this weekend. Horn High School's Donyea Hamilton was excited to be a part of the event. He talked about his top three schools and what he likes about each one.

Allen Reviews His All-American Week
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas offensive guard commitment Tray Allen talks about his play in Saturday's game, Texarkana quarterback Ryan Mallett and 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.

Dominick Maddox Surfaces at Combine
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Another kid who showed up at the U.S. Army National Combine without much prior recognition was Dominick Maddox from Judson High School in Converse, Texas. He is being recruited to play safety on the next level and already has an offer from a rising Texas school. Maddox talked about his early offer and the other schools that he is interested in.

Cyrus Gray: Participates Despite Injury
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- DeSoto's Cyrus Gray is an athlete in every sense of the word. He is one of the top running backs in the state of Texas for the class of 2008. Despite having torn ligaments in his hand, Gray was eager to compete against the best at the U.S. Army National Combine.

R.J. Washington: Holds His Own at Combine
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- R.J. Washington is arguably the top prospect in the Lone Star State for the class of 2008. He is in San Antonio this weekend for the U.S. Army National Combine to showcase his skills. Washington talked about his commitment to Oklahoma and whether Texas has a chance to jump back in the race.

Curtis Brown on His Dominant Day
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas cornerback commitment Curtis Brown talks about his play in Saturday's game, his interception and his upcoming arrival in Austin during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

Another All-American Looking at the Horns?
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Irving wide receiver Ron Brooks talks about his interest in Texas, his remaining official visits and whether he would consider playing cornerback in college during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

Photo Gallery - US Army All American Game
InsideTexas.com

UT-Bound Defenders Key 24-7 Thumping
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Sudden-impact defensive help is on the way for the Texas Longhorns if Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl is any indication. RCB Curtis Brown and DT Andre Jones, a couple of Five-Star standouts who start class at Texas on January 16, each had a direct hand in the West All-American's 24-7 win at the Alamodome.

North Mesquite Receivers Shine at Combine
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- A tandem of wide receivers from North Mesquite High School was very impressive Friday during the U.S. Army National Combine. Daymond Patterson and Lanear Sampson showed great speed, route running and hands during the first day of the combine. Patterson and Sampson talked recruiting with Inside Texas.

Junior Combine: Day One
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- The U.S. Army National Combine opened with a bang in San Antonio Thursday morning. A number of high profile Texas prospects were on hand to represent the Lone Star State. Several others saw their stock rise with great performances in one-on-one drills.

J.B. Shugarts: Longhorn Reaction
InsideTexas.com
From the beginning, J.B. Shugarts' name has been mentioned among the elite junior prospects in the nation. There have been rumors surfacing about whether or not the Texas Longhorns will even recruit Shugarts. He is expected to name his top six schools later this week. Did Texas make the cut?

U.S. Army Junior Combine: Photo Gallery 1
InsideTexas.com
Prospects from across the nation came to San Antoino, Texas to attend the U.S. Army junior combine. Check out the photo gallery from the combine in the Alamodome.

Don't mess with Texas
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO --Texas produces more Division I signees than any other state. This week there are 13 Texans in the nation's premiere all-star game, held in San Antonio, Texas. The University of Texas alone has five in-state commitments playing in the game. Scout.com will break down the performance.

Allen Wraps Up Impressive Week of Practice
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas offensive guard commitment Tray Allen talks about his play this week, his battles against future teammate Andre Jones as well as the latest on Cedar Hill quarterback William Cole and Louisiana running Joe McKnight during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

Is Chiles Ready to Play?
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas quarterback commitment John Chiles talks about practice Thursday, the status of his sore right quad and his play this week during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

Week in Review with Curtis Brown
InsideTexas.com
SAN ANTONIO -- Texas cornerback commitment Curtis Brown talks about future teammate John Chiles, his play in practice this week and Dallas safety Christian Scott during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

'08 Prospect Taylor Cook: Staying in Texas?
InsideTexas.com
The top quarterback prospect from the Lone Star State at the U.S. Army National Combine this weekend is Rice Consolidated's Taylor Cook. He has a good frame and a lot of schools already have their eye on South-Central Texas signal caller. Cook talked to Inside Texas about his interest in staying in or around Texas.

BOHLS: As college football season ends, future steps up in San Antonio
Austin American-Statesman
All-American Bowl shows good things in store for Texas

Football recruiting report: Area top 20, state top 100
San Antonio Express-News

Football:

Larry Mac Duff Named Texas' New Co-DC
InsideTexas.com
Texas head coach Mack Brown announced on Sunday that the search for a new co-DC is over and 49ers special team coordinator Larry Mac Duff will take over the assistant head coach position.

UT Hires Mac Duff to Replace Chizik
Dallas Morning News
Head coach Mack Brown on Sunday announced three-year co-defensive coordinator Duane Akina will call defensive plays and San Francisco 49ers special teams coach Larry Mac Duff has been hired to coach linebackers and assist Akina with the defense.

Texas hires 49ers assistant to run defense
Houston Chronicle
Larry Mac Duff, who has spent the last four years as an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers, has been named assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator for the Longhorns, coach Mack Brown said Sunday.

Okam to return for senior season
InsideTexas.com
Texas junior DT Frank Okam has announced he will return for his senior season with the Longhorns and forego entering the 2007 NFL Draft.

Okam Staying at Texas; Taylor going to NFL
Dallas Morning News

Texas defensive tackle Okam to return will senior year
Houston Chronicle
Texas defensive tackle Frank Okam said Friday he will return for his senior season instead of declaring for the NFL draft.

College football notebook: UT defensive lineman Okam to stay in school
San Antonio Express-News
Texas defensive tackle Frank Okam has decided to put off the NFL draft and return for his senior season.

Hoops:

Texas Opens Big 12 Play with a Win
InsideTexas.com
The Longhorns began Big 12 Conference Play with a bang, beating Colorado 102-78. Freshman forward Kevin Durant had another dominant performance, putting in 37 points and grabbing 16 boards in the Texas victory.

Horns rout Colorado in Big 12 opener
Austin American-Statesman
Durant scores 37 points as Texas wins 102-78.

Durant does heavy lifting in UT win
Dallas Morning News
Colorado's white jerseys darted around Texas' lead-footed defenders. Shots from Longhorns guards D.J. Augustin and A.J. Abrams rattled rims, not nets. Texas' glue guy – Justin Mason, the one supposed to stop Colorado scoring machine Richard Roby – was in foul trouble.

'Horns bury Buffaloes in 3s
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Durant opens some eyes
Houston Chronicle
14 NBA scouts see UT freshman score 37 in win.

Men's basketball: Durant's 37 points fuel UT rout over Colorado
San Antonio Express-News
Texas freshman Kevin Durant likely could've gone straight from high school to the NBA if the league hadn't imposed a minimum age limit.

Scouting the Big 12 as league play begins
Austin American-Statesman

Women's Hoops: Texas 64, No. 10 Purdue 61
Austin American-Statesman
Tiffany Jackson scored 20 points and Texas hit four free throws in the final 22 seconds to snap Purdue's seven-game winning streak.

UT Women upset Purdue, 64-61
Dallas Morning News

Women's Hoops: Texas upsets No. 10 Purdue
Houston Chronicle
Jackson, Williams sink 4 free throws in final 22 seconds of 64-61 victory.

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