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Wake-up Call, or More of the Same?
Texas' erratic 21-13 clipping of Arkansas State was potentially a nightmarish start to the 2007 season, but several key Longhorns describe Saturday's outcome in terms of wakeup call. Meanwhile, head coach Mack Brown views the too-close-for-comfort outcome as providing a "dream" scenario for the Horns as they prepare for nationally-ranked TCU.

A Sign of Things to Come
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from Saturday's ugly win over Arkansas State, in which the Texas Longhorns got a big dose of reality.

Orakpo Expected to Return
DE Brian Orakpo's knee injury suffered in the second quarter of Saturday's home-opener against Arkansas State does not appear to be season-ending, according to a Texas Mens' Athletic Department official.

Longhorns vow that mistakes will be fixed
Austin American-Statesman
The buzzword for the Texas Longhorns on Monday was "fixable." As in, the Horns are confident that mistakes made in a 21-13 season-opening victory over Arkansas State can be corrected.

Longhorns' running game needs change of direction
Austin American-Statesman
The Texas running attack picked up exactly where it left off last season. Unfortunately.

Longhorns notebook
Austin American-Statesman

Texas' offense endured power outage in opening win
San Antonio Express-News
Without looking at a frame of game film, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy could tell UT's offense was not up to snuff in a season-opening 21-13 victory over Arkansas State last week. Throughout the news conference immediately following, he looked ready to put his fist through a locker.

Brown gains new respect for TCU
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Upon further review, and staring into the face of Saturday's matchup against No. 22 TCU, Texas coach Mack Brown identified the Horned Frogs as a deserving Top 25 football team Monday.

Texas could be TCU's next Big 12 conquest
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Memo to fans of No. 4 Texas, the highest-ranked Big 12 football team in this week's Associated Press poll: The schools with the nation's longest active winning streaks against Big 12 opponents are No. 8 Oklahoma (8) and No. 22 TCU (5). If the Longhorns play against those teams like they did in Saturday's 21-13 escape against Arkansas State, the Sooners and Horned Frogs will extend those streaks against the boys in burnt orange.

Brown's knee injury a concern for Frogs
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The status of TCU starting tailback Aaron Brown for Saturday's game at No. 4 Texas won't be known until later this week, coach Gary Patterson said Monday.

Mack Brown's success puts him on top in Texas
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas coach Mack Brown, who is in his 10th season, has overseen the Longhorns' football program long enough to be the longest-tenured coach among the state's Division I-A colleges. He's also the longest-tenured football coach in the Big 12, a distinction Brown called "a little scary."

Can TCU run with the big boys?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A sign along the front row of the student section at Amon Carter Stadium is a reminder that, 12 years later, the TCU Horned Frogs have not forgotten about The Breakup.

Close game leaves plenty of questions about Texas' squad unanswered
Daily Texan
Greg Davis called Texas quarterback Colt McCoy into his office after the Longhorns' win over Iowa in last season's Alamo Bowl. McCoy had just finished one of the best freshman seasons in the history of the NCAA, and Texas' offensive coordinator felt like he needed to give the phenom some advice. Don't expect too much from yourself next season.

Are there troubles in Texas?
Lincoln Journal Star
Sure, youthful exuberance was overflowing, and the diehards down in Austin would warn: Be careful for what you wish. But anyone with an ounce of objectivity who watched the season-opening act performed by Mack Brown's football team would understand why those TCU students hanging around for the end of the Horned Frogs' 27-0 victory against Baylor on Saturday night were chanting "We want Texas."

Football recruiting

Lynn Katoa: Mind Made Up?
Salt Lake City, Utah linebacker Lynn Katoa visited Oklahoma over the weekend and watched the Sooners crush North Texas 79-3. The five-star linebacker had mentioned earlier in the week that he might be close to making a decision between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners. Is this still the case?


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