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Jeffrey Fuller: He Knows Best
Inside Texas
Texas is about four hours from WR Jeffrey Fuller's house, as are Oklahoma and Texas A&M. "They are all pretty close and it's not like I've followed any of them or anything," Fuller said. "You know there's always pressure to stay in Texas and play for UT or A&M, but I won't let that affect me. Nobody else knows what's best for me. Only I know what's best for me..."

Aghayere Visiting LSU Soon
Inside Texas
Garland (Texas) 5-star defensive end Chancey Aghayere (6-3, 220, 4.7) is one of the top players on LSU's board and he plans on making a trip to Baton Rouge soon.

Will Adams: Going Campin'
Inside Texas
Summer camps are one of the best ways to raise a prospects stock and South Grand Prairie's Will Adams knows this. In fact, the '09 wide receiver has already camped at almost every Division I school within the state of Texas this summer. Adams was impressed during each and every stop, but one school stood out more than the others.


UT places seven football players on preseason Big 12 team
Austin American-Statesman
Texas had seven players named to the media's preseason All-Big 12 team released on Friday, including quarterback Colt McCoy, who was named the preseason offensive player of the year.

Big 12 can regain its luster
Dallas Morning News
As much as EA Sports commercials have kept alive Boise State's upset of Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, coach Bob Stoops and the Sooners are ready to move on. Likewise for Texas coach Mack Brown after surprising upset losses to Kansas State and Texas A&M late last season.

Big 12 has big gap in power
San Antonio Express-News
The term "super conference" was a frequent and accurate description for the Big 12 when it began play in 1996. The marriage between the Big Eight and four interlopers from the Southwest Conference was expected to be an on-the-field success in football. In some cases, it has been — most notably with national championships by Oklahoma in 2000, Texas in 2005 and Nebraska's split national title in 1997. But the Big 12's power has been concentrated among those top teams, particularly OU and UT in recent seasons. The Sooners and Longhorns have accounted for four of the last five conference titles after the Cornhuskers' early dominance diminished in recent years.

Longhorns dominate preseason all-stars
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
There's a reason Texas was picked to win the Big 12 South this season in the preseason media poll. It's expected to be loaded with talent. Seven Longhorns, three more than any other team in the conference, were selected by the media to the 2007 preseason All-Big 12 Football Team, which was released Friday.

UT dominates preseason All-Big 12 team with 7 picks
Houston Chronicle
Led by quarterback Colt McCoy, Texas placed a league-high seven players on the preseason All-Big 12 team Friday. McCoy, who tied an NCAA freshman record with 29 touchdown passes last season, was tabbed as the league's preseason offensive player of the year. Joining McCoy from Texas are running back Jamaal Charles, wide receiver Limas Sweed, left tackle Tony Hills, defensive tackles Frank Okam and Derek Lokey and safety Marcus Griffin.


Cash cows: How former Horns have been cashing in
Austin American-Statesman
Former Longhorns have been cashing in this year at a record rate, led by Kevin Durant's swoosh-buckling endorsement deal with Nike this week. Here are some guys who have made frequent trips to the bank this offseason.

Texans OK Studdard deal
Houston Chronicle
The Texans have agreed to a four-year deal with sixth-round pick Kasey Studdard, a guard out of Texas.


Charge Against a Player Raises Questions of Justice
New York Times
With the start of the college football season only six weeks away, optimism abounds at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys open the season Sept. 1 with a marquee road game at Georgia and are a trendy pick to win the Big 12 South. And the sophomore linebacker Chris Collins, perhaps the Cowboys' best defensive player, is expected to help, even though he has been under indictment for almost three years.

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