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How To Get To 10-2? Play For 2008
Realistically, Saturday's loss to the Sooners ended hope that this Longhorn team can win the Big 12 and play in a meaningful (read: BCS) bowl game. The Horns could finish 10-2 overall and 6-2 in conference, but even that record is unlikely to land Texas in the Big 12 Championship Game or with an at-large berth in the BCS, which means the Cotton, Gator or Holiday Bowl is – again, realistically speaking – the best-case scenario for this Longhorn team. Given that, it's time for this team to play for 2008.

Culpepper's Commentary: Oklahoma Game
It took six football games to put this team together but it finally happened. The Longhorns looked and played like a good football team Saturday in the Cotton Bowl.

The Inside Texas Podcast
Alright we've got bad news...and bad news. Inside Texas' Ross and Ross talk about the loss to OU and losing Limas Sweed for the rest of the season. But there is hope! What can be learned from the loss? Can Texas go on a run in the Big 12? What changes need to be made? All that and more on this episode of the Inside Texas Podcast!

Audio: Interview with Jermichael Finley
Inside Texas talks with Longhorn tight end Jermichael Finley about huge day against Oklahoma, what happened in the second half and more.

Charles is still feeling angst over fumble against Sooners
Austin American-Statesman
Texas running back Jamaal Charles still feels a deep, lingering remorse over a single play early in the second half against Oklahoma. The Longhorns running back believes his fumble deep in Sooner territory was the single biggest reason his team lost 28-21 Saturday at the Cotton Bowl.

Notebook: Jarring Memory
Austin American-Statesman

UT isn't getting warm feeling from giving
Dallas Morning News
A number that began as a curiosity has morphed into a legitimate concern. For two consecutive weeks, the Texas defense has failed to force a turnover. For two consecutive weeks, the Longhorns have lost, leading to a 0-2 Big 12 record. Cause? Effect? Mack Brown doesn't want a debate. He just wants it fixed, beginning with Saturday's game at Iowa State.

Brown leery of Iowa State coach's familiarity with UT
San Antonio Express-News
Texas coach Mack Brown would prefer this week's game against Iowa Sate didn't turn into a chess match, but the contest certainly has the makeup to go there. Brown and his Longhorns will be taking on the Cyclones and first-year head coach Gene Chizik, a former UT defensive coordinator who was with the team during its national championship run.

Sizing Up The Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

For each problem, a solution for Longhorns
Houston Chronicle
Halfway through the season, the Texas Longhorns are in unfamiliar territory. At 0-2 in Big 12 play, Texas is off to the school's worst start in league play since 1956. UT joins Iowa State and Baylor as the only teams in the conference searching for their first victory.

Chizik, Brown stay close
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Maintaining a friendship is all about keeping in touch. This week, Gene Chizik is connecting with both worlds. Saturday at 11:30 a.m., Chizik and his Iowa State Cyclones host No. 23 Texas at Jack Trice Stadium. It'll be a reunion of sorts for ISU's head coach. On the other sideline will be Mack Brown, the leader of the Longhorns and his boss for two seasons.


On point
Austin American-Statesman
Coaches pick Longhorns guard D.J. Augustin as Big 12 preseason player of the year Listen to this article or download audio file.


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