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Football

Sweed: 'Back and Ready'
InsideTexas.com
On Monday, Texas head coach Mack Brown officially listed Limas Sweed as "probable," but the senior split end had a different take of the status of his injured wrist.

2007 Texas Depth Chart: Young and Deep
InsideTexas.com
No fewer than 17 freshmen (including 10 true freshmen) were listed on the 2007 Texas depth chart released Monday. At the same time, the tenth edition of coach Mack Brown's Longhorns may be the deepest Texas squad defensively since scholarship limits were enacted more than quarter-century ago.

Texas Depth Chart-Arkansas State Game
InsideTexas.com
The official Longhorn depth chart for the season opener vs. Arkansas State.

Sweed says he'll play in opener
Austin American-Statesman
A simple interaction Monday between Limas Sweed and Mack Brown showed that the Longhorns' star receiver will be ready to catch passes in four days in the season opener. Sweed and Brown, caught up in opening-week giddiness, exchanged high fives during the team's weekly media luncheon. It was a left-handed slap. Sweed's wrist snapped back a bit. And he didn't wince.

It counts, but it's still just preseason
Austin American-Statesman
Since the Texas Longhorns canceled their only public scrimmage this preseason, let's treat Arkansas State as the preseason opener.

Notebook: Regents to discuss Brown's pay
Austin American-Statesman

Positional analysis: Offensive line
Austin American-Statesman

UT's Sweed expects to play Saturday
Dallas Morning News
Texas senior All-Big 12 receiver Limas Sweed says he has a very minor tear in a ligament in his left wrist – nothing more than a common ankle sprain. He practiced Monday and said he'll be ready to play Saturday against Arkansas State.

UT's Brown expected to get another raise
Dallas Morning News
The University of Texas System Board of Regents is expected to approve a salary increase for football coach Mack Brown today.

UT corners still run together
San Antonio Express-News
For his first 14 years, Texas cornerback Brandon Foster was the fastest person he knew. Growing up in Arlington, he was renowned as the Playground's Fastest Man. So it came as quite a shock when, in the eighth grade, word began to circulate at Barnett Middle School that a new kid in the seventh grade could possibly outrun him. Foster took one look at Ryan Palmer and did what any self-respecting speedster would do: He challenged him to a race.

Mixed news on Horns' receivers
San Antonio Express-News
Officially, Texas coaches are listing wideout Limas Sweed (sprained wrist) as probable for Saturday's opener against Arkansas State. In his own mind, however, Sweed has already upgraded his condition to definite.

Longhorns hurting at wide receiver
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas' depleted receiver corps received a less-than-glowing update Monday, when coach Mack Brown cited Limas Sweed as the only one of three injured regulars expected to play in Saturday's season opener.

UT has blessing in disguise
Houston Chronicle
By nature, Limas Sweed always has a smile. His grin stretched from goal line to goal line Monday. Sweed, Texas' top returning receiver, vows to be ready for the season opener against Arkansas State on Saturday. He's even learned a few tricks while sitting out part of the past two weeks with a sprained left wrist.

Sweed dismisses rumors of injury
Daily Texan
Limas Sweed felt that words weren't quite expressing just how healthy he was. So he decided to prove to everyone through his actions that everything was just fine with his left wrist. He waved his hands around in all directions, clapped them together a few times and then smiled at everyone after proving his point.

Football recruiting

Dexter Pratt Talks Recruiting
InsideTexas.com
Navasota High School is home to one of the most exciting running backs in the 2009 class in the form of Dexter Pratt. He brings size, speed and a ton of upside to the position and several schools have already taken notice. Pratt talked recruiting with Inside Texas.

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From belief to reality for Broncos' Young
Rocky Mountain News
Some people hope. Some, however, believe. They still believe, despite the odds, struggles and failures along the way. "I believe, I always have," Broncos rookie running back Selvin Young said. "I always felt like things would be right. My grandmother would always tell me - I would always be like, 'Grandma, I want this, I want that, I want this' - and she would say, 'You have to speak of things as though they are and they will come to pass.' "So I try to speak about things as though they are." Not that Young hasn't put that idea to the test during the past five years. But fresh off 91 rushing yards on 17 carries Saturday night against the Cleveland Browns, Young has done the one thing an undrafted rookie must do in an NFL preseason. He has been noticed.

Robertson's Camp Longhorn was beloved by thousands
Austin American-Statesman
Julian "Tex" Robertson, the University of Texas' first swim coach and founder of Camp Longhorn, died Monday at 98 at his home at Inks Lake.

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