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UT's Henry Arrested On Felony Charges
Longhorn redshirt freshman running back James Henry faces a pair of third-degree felony charges, according to the Austin Police Department.

Pittman, Kindle, Melton Back For Rice
WR Bill Pittman, SLB Sergio Kindle and DE Henry Melton are expected to play in Saturday's game against Rice, following three-game suspensions, Texas head coach Mack Brown announced Monday. But how about the status of SE Limas Sweed, TE Jermichael Finley and RT Adam Ulatoski?

Running sideways, injured Horns, crazy weather and a slippery McCoy. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from Saturday's 35-32 Texas win over UCF.

Conner's Burnt Orange Glasses: UCF
Jeff Conner's commentary on the Horns' 35-32 win over the Knights.

Horns welcome back Pittman, Kindle, Melton for Rice
Austin American-Statesman
The three happiest Longhorns who attended Sunday's team meeting were linebacker Sergio Kindle, receiver Billy Pittman and defensive end Henry Melton. For the first time since August, all three could consider themselves a real part of the squad, rather than part-time, scout-team fodder. And that's because as of Saturday night, they finished their three-game suspensions for off-the-field incidents committed this summer.

Longhorns need to take it out on Rice
Austin American-Statesman
The Rice Owls are the worst team in Division I-A college football. Take that for gospel if you believe Jeff Sagarin's NCAA football ratings, which rank 242 schools from Maine to California, from Florida to Washington, and all points in between, along with the grass skirts in Hawaii and the ice fishermen in Alaska. Texas is not the worst team in Division I-A but if you read the message boards and have access to Statesman e-mail, you would think the Longhorns were 0-3, not the 3-0 mark they are taking into what I'm calling a statement game this weekend.

Longhorns notebook
Austin American-Statesman

UT coach's stance doesn't cut it
Dallas Morning News
Question: If three arrests in 10 months is a "distraction," as reporters characterize anything short of a biblical plague, what's six in four? Answer: A headline that reads "Another Longhorn arrested" in papers such as The New York Times and Salt Lake Tribune and on Rivals.com, MSNBC and Fox Sports.

Three suspended UT players reinstated to team
Dallas Morning News
Coach Mack Brown announced Monday he has reinstated sophomore linebacker Sergio Kindle of Woodrow Wilson, defensive end Henry Melton and senior receiver Billy Pittman from three-game suspensions.

UT QB McCoy critical of his early season troubles
Dallas Morning News
Quarterback Colt McCoy, who has thrown five interceptions through three games after throwing seven all of last season, said he's not happy with his play.

UT's Charles exhibiting flashes of brilliance
San Antonio Express-News
It was one of those runs that is best appreciated with the pause and repeat buttons on the remote control. And that's exactly what Texas coach Mack Brown needed.

Three suspended Longhorns return
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas coach Mack Brown said he was excited to add three veteran players coming off three-game suspensions -- Billy Pittman, Sergio Kindle and Henry Melton -- into Monday's updated depth chart because the Longhorns need help at their positions.

Texas running back Jamaal Charles has shown he can be an every-down player and that he's tough. One issue remains
Houston Chronicle
Jamaal Charles has answered questions about his toughness and durability. Here's the latest: Can he hold on to the football?

Hanging by a thread
Daily Texan
Senior defensive back Brandon Foster was named Big 12 defensive player of the week, the Big 12 announced Monday.

Where's the beef? UT's 3-0 record not very convincing
Daily Oklahoman
Colt McCoy found himself playing defense after another ho-hum victory against another rum-dum opponent. No, things aren't that bad for the Texas quarterback and his Longhorn teammates. His defense was strictly verbal, and still, these are odd times in Austin. The Longhorns are unbeaten and untied through three games. They are flawless when it comes to wins and losses, but they are about as far from perfect as an undefeated team can be.


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