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Football

O-Line Looking For Plan 'B'
InsideTexas.com
The stalwart play of Texas' offensive line was critical to the Longhorns' 34-13 comeback Saturday against TCU. Now, coaches are looking at contingency plans following RT Adam Ulatoski's (right elbow) third-quarter injury suffered during Texas' first touchdown of the contest.

Do Over
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from Saturday's game and makes the case that the Texas football season didn't really begin until halftime of the Longhorns' 34-13 win over TCU.

Conner's Burnt Orange Glasses: TCU
InsideTexas.com
Jeff Conner's commentary on the Horns' 34-13 win over the Frogs.

Texas will need to patch up its line for Central Florida
Austin American-Statesman
There is no definitive word on the injury of tackle Adam Ulatoski. But if he can't play, starting guard Chris Hall would likely take his place, with Cedric Dockery getting the nod at guard.

Disney delights won't distract Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Texas players take businesslike approach for this week's game in Orlando

Longhorns Notebook
Austin American-Statesman

UT's offense a throwback to '99
Dallas Morning News
For much of last season, Texas fans grew restless with an offense that continued to operate zone running plays out of the shotgun with a quarterback who was no threat to run. Fans knew what the offense was supposed to look like because they'd seen Vince Young execute it with debilitating perfection as the Longhorns won the 2005 national title while setting a school record for yards per carry (5.9). After Saturday night's 34-13 victory over TCU, it's official: The run-first mentality established with Young is a thing of the past.

UT's Jones shows what he can do
San Antonio Express-News
For the better part of three years, you could set your calendar by Texas receiver Nate Jones. If he was catching passes and making plays, it was either April or August. When September arrived, Jones — like some species of grizzly bear — would hibernate until spring.

Offensive line rotation to be tested
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas coaches are preparing to play this week without starting right tackle Adam Ulatoski, a sophomore from Southlake Carroll who injured his right elbow in last week's 34-13 victory over TCU.

UT is finally finding an identity
Houston Chronicle
Fifteen games into the Colt McCoy era, the Texas Longhorns finally might be ready to settle on an offensive identity. But it has multiple personalities.

Calm before the storm
Daily Texan
Colt McCoy didn't have much to say to anyone. After throwing an interception on consecutive series against TCU on Saturday, McCoy didn't want to converse at all during the second quarter. And the Texas coaches knew it.

Longhorns still have work to do
Kerrville Daily Times
For a half, it looked like maybe the closer-than-expected win over unheralded Arkansas State was not such an anomaly. That changed in the second half Saturday, when No. 7 Texas put up 27 unanswered points and pulled away for a 34-13 win over No. 19 TCU at Memorial Stadium. But the victory — the Longhorns' 20th in their last 21 games against an in-state opponent — was not so much an affirmation of Texas' talent as further proof there is still work to be done.

Longhorns' defense redeems itself
Kerrville Daily Times
The talk about first-game jitters and getting to know each other a little better played well for the masses. But, make no mistake, for any Texas team to check the stat sheet and see the number "397" under the "Total Offense" category is a sore point. To see the name "Arkansas State" beside that number is not much fun either. And Saturday, with then-No. 19 TCU on the other side of the line, the Longhorns knew a repeat performance was not acceptable.

O'Leary, Brown to meet again
Orlando Sentinel
Their names are the biggest reason that Saturday's matchup between UCF and Texas to open Bright House Networks Stadium was even brokered by ESPN two years ago. But before George O'Leary was being hailed as a savior at UCF and Mack Brown was winning a national title at Texas, the pair was a long way from the national spotlight as two up-and-coming 40-something coaches in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

UCF abuzz with emotion
Florida Today
The churning momentum for the University of Central Florida's football team is undeniable what with its first-week upset of North Carolina State and the imminent opening of the program's $60 million, on-campus stadium. And if the Knights are going to compete with national powerhouse Texas, the nation's sixth-ranked team, they will most likely need all the positive vibes available when Saturday afternoon rolls around.

Football recruiting

Texas Gunslinger with Big 12 Offer
InsideTexas.com
Heading into the 2007 high school football season, many are wondering which 2009 quarterback the Texas Longhorns are going to go after. Many consider Cy Ridge's Russell Shepard and Lake Travis' Garrett Gilbert to be the best of the bunch. Gilbert currently holds a Big 12 offer, but has he heard from the Longhorns?

Alumni

Ross Soaks In Feeling Vs. Dallas
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Aaron Ross received quite the start to his NFL career with the New York Giants: a date with the team he grew up rooting for - the Dallas Cowboys - in his home state at Texas Stadium. And after the dust settled on a wild night, the rookie rated the experience enjoyable, even after the Cowboys downed the Giants 45-35 in an offensive shootout Sunday night.

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