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Spring (Football) is in the Air
Texas kicks-off its 10th Spring Football season Friday under head coach Mack Brown. In Austin, The Departed is not just the title of a highly-nominated Hollywood blockbuster but is also descriptive of the Longhorn secondary and offensive line. In part one of our two-part look at Spring Football, we examine the offensive line and secondary.

The Inside Texas Podcast
On this episode of the Podcast, we look at spring football, the return of a key player to the Texas D, positions of concern, the Texas signees that were arrested, Texas' NEXT defensive coordinator and more.

Kelson biggest Longhorn to switch positions
Austin American-Statesman
Texas forward Kevin Durant is the only freshman among 30 players in contention for the Naismith Award, presented annually to the top college basketball player in the country by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

Five questions facing the Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
As spring football practice begins, here a some plotlines for Texas fans to follow:

Football questions abound at UT
Dallas Morning News
Heading into his 10th season, Mack Brown says he has more unanswered questions heading into spring football practice, which begins today, than at any time since his first year at UT.

Brown is gung-ho about Texas' spring practice
San Antonio Express-News
An inexperienced cast of returnees has Texas coach Mack Brown preparing for one of his busiest spring practices since his arrival nine seasons ago.

Search for No. 2 is UT's No. 1 priority
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Lots of questions remain unanswered in Texas' secondary and offensive line heading into today's start of spring football drills. But coach Mack Brown said Thursday his priority rests elsewhere, based on how the Longhorns finished the 2006 season.

Longhorns start spring drills with gaps to fill
Houston Chronicle
Coming off a disappointing 10-3 finish, Texas begins spring practice Friday trying to shore up a defense that gave up too many big plays as the Longhorns fell to third in the Big 12.

Football recruiting:

Inside the Class of '07: Michael Huey
The 9th in a daily series of interviews and photo essays on members of the Longhorn Class of '07: offensive guard Michael Huey.


James will hear it from OU fans
Austin American-Statesman
On Saturday, Oklahoma basketball fans probably will let Texas freshman Damion James know how much they appreciate his switch to the Longhorns after he originally signed with the Sooners.

UT's party of five
San Antonio Express-News
The Texas Longhorns have discovered a startling truth over the span of the past four games. Kevin Durant, it turns out, is human after all.

Emerging leader takes Longhorns to face Oklahoma
Daily Texan
If Texas had to designate a most valuable player for its squad, the choice would be simple. Point guard D.J. Augustin has been the keystone for the Longhorns in the last few games.


Tucker on the rise
Austin American-Statesman
They signed him late because, honestly, they didn't know if they needed him. Where would they put him? How would he fit in? Could they find enough playing time for him? When Texas baseball coaches scouted Travis Tucker last summer, they liked what they saw of the 5-foot-10-inch, 175-pound infielder. They just didn't know if . . .

Suttle tries to keep hot streak going
Daily Texan
Bradley Suttle knows his current hitting streak might only be temporary, but that doesn't mean he can't enjoy it while it lasts.

Women's hoops:

UT, Tech on outside, looking in
San Antonio Express-News
It will be Showdown Sunday in the Big 12 this weekend. A conference title is on the line ... in Waco ... between Baylor and Texas A&M. Let that settle for a second — the Lady Bears and Aggies duking it out for league supremacy. And, down in Austin, the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Lady Raiders will be duking out for, well, nothing at all.

Tiffany Jackson approaches end of Texas career
Daily Texan
Four years can really fly by, especially when you're busy carving out your place in school history. Just ask Tiffany Jackson. In 119 games with the Longhorns basketball team, Jackson has methodically worked her way up the lists of all-time university greats. She's third in steals (306), third in blocks (165), fourth in rebounds (1,000) and fifth in scoring (1,859), in addition to receiving numerous awards, accolades and honors along the way. This weekend, Jackson will play in what could be her final game inside the friendly confines of the Erwin Center.


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