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Football

Shipley Expected Back at WR Against UCF
InsideTexas.com
Jordan Shipley should be healthy to play at WR in this weekend's contest at Central Florida, Texas coach Mack Brown said Wednesday.

Audio: Interview with Chris Hall
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas talks with Texas starting right tackle Chris Hall about moving all over the line, the Texas offense, playing against TCU's defense and more.

Oh brother: Horns' Foster, Palmer finally have their starting shots
Austin American-Statesman
Texas DBs using mutual friendship, closeness as they start in secondary

Small, white lie
Austin American-Statesman
George O'Leary remains one of the best college football coaches in America. But he's a really bad fibber. Luckily for the sport, one really awful lie didn't stain an entire career. In fact, his untruths probably devastated Notre Dame more than O'Leary.

LONGHORNS NOTEBOOK
Austin American-Statesman

Central Florida coach aware of UT challenge
Dallas Morning News
Central Florida coach George O'Leary said Wednesday he wasn't having second thoughts about scheduling Texas to open the Knights' new stadium – Bright House Networks Stadium – Saturday night in Orlando, Fla.

Longhorns will target nation's top runner
San Antonio Express-News
Central Florida running back Kevin Smith says he's oblivious to his status as the nation's leading rusher. The Texas Longhorns, charged with slowing Smith on Saturday, are well aware of his lofty rank.

Florida programs come from fertile ground
San Antonio Express-News
Central Florida, South Florida's upstate cousin and fellow Division I-A newcomer, will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday before playing Texas, the biggest game in the school's 29 football seasons. The Knights will officially open Bright House Networks Stadium, a 45,000-seat facility so new that the freshly planted palm trees lining the stadium's entrance are still propped by braces. In 1979, the year Central Florida played its first football game, UT legend Darrell Royal was nearly three years into coaching retirement.

UT receiver is dialed in
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Nate Jones has always had plenty of help during his career at Texas, even if most of it comes through a telephone.

Injuries hit Longhorns young offensive line
Daily Texan
The offensive line likely lost its starting right tackle for at least this week's game against UCF when Adam Ulatoski went down with an apparent elbow injury against TCU. If he's not active this week, Cedric Dockery will start in his place. Head coach Mack Brown said it will be true freshman Michael Huey filling in as the backup right guard.

Steeled against naysayers, UCF stadium rocks
Orlando Sentinel
It is amazing what smart people can do with $54 million. The University of Central Florida's new football stadium may not be the Swamp. It is what it is -- a nice, intimate venue for 45,000 UCF football fans. And that is quite enough.

Longhorns Cast Wary Eye North At Dominant Sooners
Associated Press
They hate to admit it, but the Texas Longhorns have taken notice of happenings north of the Red River. While the No. 6 Longhorns struggled to put away Arkansas State and didn't score in the first half against a good TCU team, No. 5 Oklahoma steamrolled North Texas and Miami. The Sooner Schooner looks more like an Abrams tank after two games. Longhorns fans take comfort in winning the last two games against Oklahoma in Dallas, but memories of the five-game losing streak before that linger like a queasy hangover.

Football recruiting

Fuller to Oklahoma...
InsideTexas.com
McKinney Boyd wide receiver Jeff Fuller made an unexpected announcement to attend Oklahoma this afternoon, and Scout.com caught up with him to get his reasoning behind the surprising commitment.

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Austin American-Statesman

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