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Horns Hold Final Scrimmage, Focus on ASU
Texas scrimmaged for the third -- and final -- time of the preseason Wednesday at Texas-Royal Memorial Stadium. Now, coaches will finalize the Two-Deep chart and begin preparing for the season-opener against Arkansas State on Sept. 1.

The Inside Texas Podcast
The Inside Texas Podcast is back! Twice a week during the 2007 football season, hosts Ross Lucksinger and Clendon Ross will go over the ends and outs of everything UT Sports. On this episode, Ross and Ross preview the season, discuss Texas' lofty ranking, look at the effect of this summer's rash of injuries, give a recruiting update and much more!

Photo Gallery - The Running Backs
Last year marked the first time in ages that Texas did not have a 1,000 rusher. Jamaal Charles plans to change all that this year and once again make the run game a team strength. Other players to look for this season include Chris Ogbonnaya, Vondrell McGee, and Foswhitt Whittaker.

Audio: Interview with Brandon Foster
After Longhorn practice, Inside Texas sat down with senior cornerback Brandon Foster on the roof of the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletics Center under the tarp as the rain poured down outside and talked about his plans for a breakout season, which young DB he's taken under his wing and who's the fastest player on the team (ok, second fastest).

Brown on Chiles "you'll like what you see."
Austin American-Statesman
The quarterback talk coming out of the Longhorns' training camp is very similar to the preseason chatter generated this time five years ago. Back then, Texas coaches were buzzing about freshman sensation Vince Young, the quarterback who could outrun the defensive backs, but who had yet to figure out how to consistently beat them in the passing game. Freshman John Chiles, who is set to back up sophomore Colt McCoy, is generating a similar buzz.

Scrimmage injury-free
Austin American-Statesman

Portable toilets to be used in stadium
Austin American-Statesman
Texas football fans who'll be seated in the rebuilt north end zone of Royal-Memorial Stadium might want to go easy on the pregame beverages. Although crews worked 24-7 to install 12,000 seats in time for the Sept. 1 season opener, construction plans did not include permanent restrooms for this season. Instead, porta-potties will be available near the end-zone entrance and will be used the rest of the season, UT officials said Wednesday.

Texas: Wednesday's scrimmage report
Dallas Morning News

UT's Chiles getting ready for opener
San Antonio Express-News
Texas coaches are preparing freshman quarterback John Chiles to play in the Sept. 1 season opener against Arkansas State.

UT has no plans to pursue Moody
San Antonio Express-News
The Texas Longhorns have no intention of re-entering the Emmanuel Moody sweepstakes. Moody, the former USC running back who last week announced his intention to transfer, has contacted Texas officials about the prospect of landing in Austin. So far, UT coaches say they aren't planning on pursuing him.


Horned Frogs push harder in practice
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
TCU has experienced a little bit of everything through 20 days of fall camp, from two-a-day practices to two-hour sessions with full pads in 100- degree temperatures. No practice has been easy, but Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson said Wednesday's workout on the Morris Practice Fields might have rated as the toughest.

Football recruiting:

Blake Gideon: Solid With Texas, Ready to Roll
Leander, Texas safety Blake Gideon was ecstatic when he received an offer from the Texas Longhorns back in March and it didn't take him very long to give his verbal to UT. Gideon is still very solid in his commitment and is excited about his upcoming senior season.


James Russell enjoys successful pro debut
Former Texas Baseball standout James Russell pitched two scoreless innings in his professional debut for the Chicago Cubs' Arizona League squad Tuesday night in Mesa, Ariz.


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