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Limas Sweed Done at Texas
The University of Texas officially announced on Monday that senior wide receiver Limas Sweed will undergo wrist surgery, ending his final season at UT.

Lokey May Take More Snaps at DE
Senior NT Derek Lokey has been a multitasker throughout his Texas tenure and is now likely to see game-day action at DE, a spot riddled with injuries for the Horns this season.

Sweed lost for the year
Austin American-Statesman
All-conference receiver will have surgery to fix ligament in his left wrist. He suffered the initial sprain in August, but he aggravated against Oklahoma.

Defense not on the offensive
Austin American-Statesman
The old defensive co-coordinator meets the new defensive co-coordinator this weekend in Ames, Iowa. Here's hoping Texas doesn't co-llapse against its former boss. With Texas poised to make amends for two consecutive losses against a one-win Iowa State team, it's an appropriate time to assess the change since Gene Chizik left to become the Cyclones' head coach last December and Duane Akina was promoted. Chizik couldn't stop the pass. Akina can't rush the passer.

Notebook: Charles' struggles
Austin American-Statesman

Texas WR Sweed out for season
Dallas Morning News
The pain kept reminding Limas Sweed that all was not well in his left wrist. After six games, the senior receiver decided he couldn't continue any longer with the injury he suffered during preseason drills. Sweed, the sixth-leading receiver in Texas history, will undergo season-ending surgery to repair ligament damage in the wrist, the school announced Monday.

UT's Charles on notice about limiting fumbles
Dallas Morning News
Ball protection has become a priority for running back Jamaal Charles, who has lost four fumbles in his last four games. The most recent one came inside the Oklahoma 5-yard line Saturday, just as Charles seemed about to score.

Surgery will end Sweed's UT career
San Antonio Express-News
Texas senior wide receiver Limas Sweed, who burst onto the national scene with his game-winning touchdown catch at Ohio State in 2005, has played his last game with the Longhorns. Sweed will undergo surgery to repair ligament damage in his left wrist and will miss the remainder of the season. He sustained the injury during preseason workouts, and has aggravated it in recent weeks.

Longhorns like how they look despite defeat
San Antonio Express-News
Even Sunday, after watching a video of their 28-21 loss to Oklahoma, Texas players were feeling optimistic. To tight end Jermichael Finley that bitter loss to a bitter rival looked better on the big screen than victories against Central Florida or TCU.

UT star Sweed gone for season
Houston Chronicle
Off to their worst conference start in 51 years, the Texas Longhorns received another dose of bad news Monday: All-Big 12 receiver Limas Sweed will undergo surgery to repair a ligament in his left wrist and will miss the remainder of the season, athletic trainer Kenny Boyd said.

No more 'Sweeeeeed'
Daily Texan
Limas Sweed's career at Texas is over. The senior wide receiver opted for season-ending surgery on the recommendation from team physician Dr. Carey Windler.

Brown says losses not bad luck
Daily Texan
There are different ways of evaluating Texas football at the mid-point of the 2007 season. Some would say that the No. 22 Longhorns are just unlucky and haven't had many breaks go their way. Others might contend that injuries have been the reason Texas is 0-2 for the first time in conference play since 1956. Texas coach Mack Brown doesn't want to hear any of it.

Chizik's inside info on Texas could help ISU
Des Moines Register
Let the mind games begin. In Gene Chizik's two seasons as a co-defensive coordinator for Texas, he gained an insight into the Longhorns' personalities. That, as much as strategy, may give Iowa State a subtle advantage this weekend.

Chizik isn't planning to scrap everything
Omaha World-Herald
A 42-17 whipping by Texas Tech marked the low point in Gene Chizik's brief tenure as Iowa State's football coach. With No. 22 and 23 Texas and No. 5 and 6 Oklahoma headed to town the next two weekends, the question becomes: Are the 1-5 Cyclones headed for lower depths?

Football recruiting

Snow: 'I'm Going to Texas, Not Anywhere Else'
Gilmer offensive guard David Snow was one of the first prospects from the 2008 class to commit to the Longhorns and his feelings for Texas haven't changed since then. Snow talked to IT about his commitment to the Longhorns, his future teammates and his senior season.


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