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Longhorns' defensive co-coordinators will make $300,000 apiece
Austin American-Statesman
Texas co-defensive coordinators Duane Akina and Larry Mac Duff each will earn $300,000 in 2007. Meanwhile, offensive coordinator Greg Davis remains the highest-paid assistant on the staff of head football coach Mack Brown. Davis will make $351,440. That's an increase of $26,040 from 2006.

At $50 million, is Cotton Bowl worth saving?
Dallas Morning News
North Texas' baddest football battle is over two stadiums, not in them: an aging Dallas landmark vs. Arlington's sparkling, billion-dollar sports palace now under construction. And for the Cotton Bowl, it may be a fight for survival. Most Dallas City Council members back overhauling Fair Park's 76-year-old Cotton Bowl. The facility, they say, can remain a viable venue for major college football games. And they aren't interested in terminating $50 million in mostly taxpayer-funded renovations to the stadium – even if its namesake contest, the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, soon bolts to the Dallas Cowboys' retractable-dome stadium two cities westward.


Texas Duo Dominates Oklahoma
Texas cruised to an 80-69 win over the Oklahoma Sooners Saturday on 28 from Kevin Durant and 20 from A.J. Abrams.


The National Top 100
After senior year evaluations the recruiting team has revised our top 100 prospects in the nation. There are many changes from top to bottom including a new No. 1 at the top.

Longhorns' fans shouldn't be so angry about Brantley
San Antonio Express-News
Go to hell, Brantley. That was the opinion — clear, concise and unequivocal — of one disgruntled Texas fan, typed on an Internet message board, regarding John Brantley's decision to rescind his commitment to the Longhorns in favor of Florida. Harsh, to be sure, but such is the passion stoked by the high-stakes world of college football recruiting.


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