Thursday Longhorn Sports Page

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Ask James Brown
Former Longhorn QB and NFL Europe star James Brown answers your questions about the root cause of the recent legal troubles afflicting the Texas program, what the Horns need to do in the red zone, and the whereabouts of some his former UT teammates.

Time to round up, rein in all the wild Horns, Mack
Austin American-Statesman
Mack Brown said he doesn't know what else he can do to curtail the outbreak of arrests of UT football players. In the wake of James Henry's arrest on charges of tampering with evidence and retaliating against victims of an armed robbery, Mack plunged himself on the sword Tuesday. All on me, he said. I need to do a better job, he said. Nice explanation, but we're past the point of explanations. It's time to come up with solutions.

Austin American-Statesman

Longhorns can't afford to wait to play kids
Dallas Morning News
Texas coach Mack Brown may be repeating a huge mistake from the past by not playing more of his young players through the first three games, including backup quarterback John Chiles of Mansfield Summit.

UT's Rucker returns to work
San Antonio Express-News
Texas running backs coach Ken Rucker returned to practice this week. It's been only three weeks since Rucker underwent surgery to treat prostate cancer.

Rice's Ugokwe out
Houston Chronicle
Coach David Bailiff planned to use the team's four non-conference games to settle the competition at tailback, but with starter C.J. Ugokwe out with a knee injury, those plans have been put on hold.

Longhorns' tackling woes worries players
Daily Texan
Texas has built a reputation of flying to the ball on defense with their lightning-fast athletes, and having sophomore Sergio Kindleback this week will only help. But what happens when those athletes cruise right past the ballcarrier? The No. 7 Longhorns saw that happen a lot against Central Florida, causing some concern among the players.

No Mack Brownie points
Daily Texan
For those of you who don't know, the Longhorn football team's record is 4-6. Some will see my math and question how we can have four wins and six losses after only three games. However, I am referring to the number of months and arrests that comprise the football team's criminal record. Four wins and six losses is heartbreaking, but the students, faculty, administration and alumni should consider these six arrests to be an even more shameful season.

Football recruiting

Christian Michael: Still Waiting on 1st Offer
The opening day of September marked the first day that the members of the 2009 class could receive written scholarship offers, and several prospects from the Lone Star State have already started picking up these offers. However, Beaumont West Brook running back Christian Michael is still waiting, but he's not worried about that just yet.

Brenham senior, UT commit Poehlmann a standout for both offensive and defensive lines
Brenham Banner-Press
Even though he's a senior in his third season on Brenham's varsity football team, Luke Poehlmann is getting a fresh start - on defense.


Royal marks 50th anniversary of first season at Texas
Associated Press
Darrell Royal was awake in bed when he got the call from football's sleeping giant. "Edith, this is it, this is the University of Texas," Royal excitedly told his wife.

Applewhite infuses progressive thinking
Athens Banner-Herald
Major Applewhite was born to be a member of the Alabama Crimson Tide. His father, an Alabama alumnus, named him after Crimson Tide running back Major Ogilvie. On Saturday, Applewhite, 29, will lead Alabama's offense against Georgia as the youngest coordinator in the NCAA Bowl Subdivision. Kickoff between the Bulldogs (2-1, 0-1) and the Crimson Tide (3-0, 2-0) is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. at Bryant-Denny Stadium.


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