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Mack Brown: 'It's All on Me'
Texas football coach Mack Brown assumed full responsibility during an impromptu press conference Tuesday for the recent criminal allegations against several of his players.

Davis Mulling Changes in 'Red Zone' Offense
Texas' inconsistency inside the Red Zone this season has offensive coordinator Greg Davis pondering his options as Texas' non-conference slate draws to a close Saturday against Rice.

Culpepper's Commentary: Central Florida Game
Heat. Humidity. Lightning. Cold rain drops. Fumbles. Interceptions. This was no repeat of the Arkansas State misfire by the Longhorns, Central Florida had 45,622 reasons to play, a top-notch coach and lots of talent to push Texas to where the crowd stood for the last five minutes of the game.

Henry suspended indefinitely after APD connects him as an accessory in robbery case
Austin American-Statesman
Texas football coach Mack Brown on Tuesday suspended a seventh player in four months and then declared that he was taking full responsibility for his team's actions, and would scrutinize everything he's doing in order to steady the program.

Texas raising own cain
Austin American-Statesman
We came here, looking for trouble. Where better to find it than the Miami Hurricanes, the heart of everything that is wrong about college football, right?

Close games have kept young players on UT sideline
Austin American-Statesman
Brown says Texas needs to test its depth soon

Bailiff's trip home comes with a giant challenge
Austin American-Statesman
When he arrived nine months ago as the new head football coach at Rice, David Bailiff searched for a theme. He wanted something — a slogan, a mantra or a metaphor — that resonated for a program with just seven winning seasons since 1962. Nineteen-sixty-two turned out to be a fitting place to look.

Longhorns RB facing felony charges
Dallas Morning News
exas redshirt freshman running back James Henry was charged Tuesday with felony counts of retaliation and tampering with physical evidence in connection with an alleged armed robbery in July involving former Texas football player Robert Joseph.

UT's Henry, former Clemens star, arrested
San Antonio Express-News
The widening web of legal woes involving University of Texas football players has snared one of the San Antonio area's top high school stars of recent seasons and increased the pressure on UT coach Mack Brown to steer his troubled team in a direction other than the Austin police blotter. James Henry, a standout running back at Clemens two years ago, was released from Travis County Jail on Tuesday after posting a $30,000 bond to felony charges related to an armed robbery in late July that resulted in charges against a UT teammate and a former UT teammate.

For old time's sake, UT faces Rice
San Antonio Express-News
The futility even caught President John F. Kennedy's eye so many years ago.

Freshman arrested in connection to robbery
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas football player James Henry has been suspended indefinitely, coach Mack Brown announced Tuesday after Henry's arrest on third-degree felony charges.

Henry adds to Texas' legal woes
Houston Chronicle
The legal problems continue to mount for the Texas football program. Freshman running back James Henry was suspended from the team indefinitely Tuesday after being charged on felony counts of obstruction and tampering with evidence in connection with a July robbery involving two former teammates. Henry, who is from Schertz, was released from Travis County Jail on $30,000 personal recognizance bond Tuesday. He is the sixth UT football player arrested since June.

Defenses catch up with Dillard
Houston Chronicle
Roughly six minutes into the second quarter last Saturday, Rice junior receiver Jarett Dillard dashed to the line of scrimmage and saw a lovely scene unfold before him. It was a flashback to his sophomore season, one in which Dillard routinely torched single coverage while rewriting the Rice and Conference USA record books.

Latest arrest tied to robbery
Daily Texan
The Texas football team took another legal hit Tuesday when news broke that the second Longhorn in a week's time was arrested and suspended indefinitely. Backup running back James Henry, 19, was taken into custody Monday after the Austin Police Department issued two third-degree felony warrants for tampering with physical evidence and retaliation against a witness to a crime. If convicted on both charges, Henry faces anywhere from four to 20 years in prison.

Football recruiting

Chancey Aghayere: Closing In
"LSU will be like the last school that I haven't seen yet and I should be able to make a decision after the trip (Oct.6)," Chancey Aghayere said. "They are playing great right now and the SEC is a tough conference. The weekend of my visit is when they play Florida, so that'll be really exciting..." Aghayere will also visit Notre Dame on Sept. 21 and has already officially visited Florida.

Jamie Collins Interested in UT?
The quarterback pool inside the state of Texas may be deeper than ever in 2009, but the latest signal caller to be mentioned in Longhorn recruiting circles hails from Mississippi. Franklin County athlete Jamie Collins is already drawing major attention from SEC schools, but how interested are the Longhorns?


Ivey brought in to provide depth
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Just one day after guard Charlie Bell signed a five-year, $18 million offer sheet from the Miami Heat, the Milwaukee Bucks signed free agent point guard Royal Ivey on Tuesday.


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