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Longhorns Add Ole Miss to Future Opponents
The Texas Longhorns will play Ole Miss in 2012 and 2013, the University officially announced. In addition, Texas rounded out its non-conference schedule for next season, adding Florida Atlantic for the home opener.

The Inside Texas Podcast
College football is in the air! On this episode, Ross Lucksinger and Clendon Ross preview the season and talk about what they expect to see in the Arkansas State game, the thin depth on the O-line, who the breakout players of 2007 will be and more.

Photo Gallery - The Defensive Backs
With Aaron Ross, Michael Griffin and Tarell Brown all playing in the NFL, Texas needs to re-load in the secondary for 2007.

Just one loss on the horizon for Horns
Austin American-Statesman
The noise is going around the office. Bohls says the Horns won't return to a BCS game. The desk guys on the staff are hollering 9-3, maybe 8-4. One guy thinks Quan Cosby will end up as quarterback after Colt gets hurt again. The great thing about the start of college football is we're all experts, even the fat, black guy on the college pick-it line. Check back with me in January to see how I did on this fearful forecast. Let's handle the heavy lifting first: Texas will finish 11-1.

Here are 2007 UT predictions
Austin American-Statesman
In the event you can't afford the down payment on the $355 season tickets and don't want to fork over $29.95 for pay per view to see this week's cliff-hanger with powerhouse Arkansas State Formerly Known as the Indians, we're here for you. You don't have to set foot in Royal-Memorial Stadium or sign up for Bevo-D or know someone who knows someone who cuts Mack Brown's hair. So just relax and learn beforehand exactly what is going to happen this season.

Questions on Texas' running game; Webber and Payne; Andre Jones
Austin American-Statesman

Horns fans, can you taste the tailgate?
Dallas Morning News
Is there anything better than college football? What other sport has as many established rivalries that exceed the build-up every year? The tailgating, the marching bands, the fight songs, new faces on the roster every four years, fall Saturdays. I've covered the NFL, and it may be the most popular sport in America, but to me, college football still captivates the passion in sports better than any other. With that said, lets get to my end-of-training camp awards and predictions for Texas as we head into Saturday's season opener against Arkansas State.

UT's Charles alone at last with the ball
San Antonio Express-News
For the past two years, Jamaal Charles and Selvin Young were Texas tailbacks attached at the hip. They ate meals together, went bowling together, played golf together. They were the best of friends. And Charles couldn't be happier now that Young is gone.

Fun with Mack math
San Antonio Express-News
When we were much younger and way more naïve, we here at the Mailbag got into the profession of sportswritin' for myriad reasons. We liked sports. We liked writin'. Secretly, we thought it would cause chicks to dig us (as if they were going to use the athletes to get to us, and not the other way around). Another factor high on the list: little to no math. Sure, you needed the ability to count by 7s (a skill Dennis Franchione apparently still hasn't mastered). But that's about it. Or so we thought. Then came the news this week that Mack Brown had been offered a new contract, one that piled numbers on top of numbers. After a couple hours of crunching the eye-popping figures, we came to a sudden realization. Math can be fun.

Analysis: Longhorns have overall advantage
Daily Texan
v it opens 2007 by hosting Arkansas State on Saturday.

Texas has holes but talent to fill them
Bryan College Station Eagle
Mack Brown freely admits there are a number of holes to be filled if the Texas Longhorns are to compete at the level their fans have become accustomed. In the same breath, though, the Longhorn coach of 10 years rattles off the names of those that can plug the gaps left by having seven players drafted from last year's team that followed up a national championship with a 10-3 and 6-2 mark.

Red River Rivalry will have national impact
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
We won't be guilty of provincialism after all. Take it from ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit: Half of what really matters in college football this season occurs Oct. 6 at Fair Park.


Roberts likes backs, wary of Longhorns'
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
When he talked about Texas tailback Jamaal Charles, Arkansas State Coach Steve Roberts said the Indians better contain him. When he talked about his own tailbacks, Roberts could barely contain himself.

Football recruiting

Serious September
Although Adren Dorsey says distance doesn't matter, the Aggies are only two and half-hours from his house. Big-time rival Texas is about four hours away. "I went to A&M for their Game Night this summer and loved it," he said. "I liked everything about them. The campus is great and they have really good support. Also, the facilities there are really impressive. Texas and A&M are both pretty..."

Hales Ready for Senior Season
It's not an easy task to land a player that can change the course of a game every time he touches the football, but that's exactly what the Texas Longhorns got when Klein Oak athlete DeSean Hales committed back in June. Hales is arguably the most explosive 2008 prospect in Texas, and he is hoping for a huge senior season.


Q&A with Rick Barnes


James Brown: The Godfather Of Swagger
Inside Texas
Part one of a two-part feature on former Longhorn quarterback James Brown.

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