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Football

Is Charles Losing His Grip?
InsideTexas.com
RB Jamaal Charles' goal-line fumble against Oklahoma, his fourth turnover in the Horns' last four games, surfaced questions of whether backups will now figure more prominently in a Texas running game that continues to struggle.

Cyclone roommates provide messy problem for Texas
Austin American-Statesman
While Blythe and Meyer continue to debate, the outside world agrees the duo forms Iowa State's biggest offensive threat, one No. 23 Texas will have to account for when it travels to Ames, Iowa, on Saturday.

Notebook: Jones consoles Sweed
Austin American-Statesman

Pittman could see more passes at UT
Dallas Morning News
Quan Cosby will move into the starting lineup following Limas Sweed's season-ending wrist surgery. But Billy Pittman might also benefit from more playing time.

'Horns WR is all business
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Quan Cosby is a businessman. He's no entrepreneur or venture capitalist, but the junior wide receiver is one of the most professional men on the 23rd-ranked Texas football team. After all, he played four years of minor league baseball before beginning his college career.

No second thoughts for Chizik
Houston Chronicle
Gene Chizik would have been happy to remain in Austin. He had a good job as co-defensive coordinator for the Texas Longhorns. The weather was nice, and it was an ideal place to raise his family. The pay wasn't too shabby, either. So what did he do? With little warning, Chizik packed his bags and accepted the job — his first head coaching gig on any level — of replacing popular coach Dan McCarney and reviving the Iowa State football program.

Chizik revisits weaknesses in Texas' playbook
Daily Texan
Greg Davis knows Iowa State coach Gene Chizik better than that. The Texas offensive coordinator remembers visiting with Chizik during offensive meetings. He remembers seeing Chizik studying game film and taking notes. The two often shared advice and offered criticism regarding both sides of the ball for the Longhorns. During Chizik's two years as co-defensive coordinator (2005 and 2006) of the Longhorns, Davis and Chizik spent countless hours watching film together. Chizik not only studied strengths and weaknesses of opponents, but Texas' as well. Now is the time that Chizik will revisit his years at Texas and recall all of the Longhorns' weaknesses.

Iowa State has chance to earn signature win against Texas
Daily Texan
It wasn't so long ago that Gene Chizik led Texas to a national title and was the defensive coordinator for a squad that had back-to-back Thorpe Award winners. But to be fair, the guy in charge of those defensive backs is still at Texas, and the highly acclaimed Chizik is 1-5 at Iowa State.

Cyclones hope to blow past visiting Longhorns
The Sports Network
The struggling Texas Longhorns barely remained in the Top-25 this week, and they will attempt to get back on track in this weekend's Big 12 clash with the Iowa State Cyclones.

Football recruiting

Does Whaley Have UT Offer?
InsideTexas.com
There is no question about it; Madisonville running back Chris Whaley will be one of the top prospects in the country next year. As a junior, Whaley has already compiled seven scholarship offers and more are sure to come. Texas head coach Mack Brown usually doesn't offer juniors before signing day, but has he changed that philosophy for Whaley?

Aladenoye Names Top Five
InsideTexas.com
At 6-foot-6, 320-pounds, it not hard to spot North Mesquite offensive tackle Josh Aladenoye on the football field and college recruiters haven't overlooked him. In fact, he already holds a Big 12 offer. Aladenoye isn't ruling anybody out at this point in time, but he has established an overall leader and a top five.

Alumni

Barracudas name Chris Duliban as new coach
Killeen Daily Herald
Former Barracudas' head coach Stan Petry knew the talent his 2007 team possessed. He listed 16-0 expectations that included a playoff and a championship win when the Barracudas formally announced him as the head coach in late March. Nearly seven months later, the team held another news conference at Crab Daddy's restaurant in Temple on Wednesday afternoon to announce the hiring of Chris Duliban as the team's fourth head coach in two years.

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