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Football

The Annual Uprising
InsideTexas.com
For whatever reason, Mack Brown's teams thrive soon after the OU game each season.

Time to Buck Up
InsideTexas.com
A familiar defense, a clean jersey, a weird band, a lonely defensive coordinator, face "raking" and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from Texas' blowout victory over Iowa State.

Fullback Antwan Cobb Out for the Season
InsideTexas.com
Longhorn redshirt freshman fullback Antwan Cobb sustained an ACL sprain late in the Iowa State game, which will require season-ending surgery, UT athletic trainer Kenny Boyd confirmed on Monday.

Conner's Burnt Orange Glasses: Iowa State
InsideTexas.com
I have never been so ashamed to be a Texas Longhorn. This is the worst, most pitiful, most underperforming football team to ever wear the burnt orange. We ought to be OUTRAGED by the pathetic, lifeless effort given by the Horns Saturday in Ames, Iowa, and that outrage out to result in players being BENCHED and coaches being FIRED!

Offensive 'Storm' sees time against Cyclones
Austin American-Statesman
A rare Texas "storm" hit Jack Trice Stadium Saturday against Iowa State. It hit early and played a small, carefully scheduled part in helping the Longhorns overwhelm the Cyclones 56-3.

Expect abnormal to be norm
Austin American-Statesman
If you're a college football fan, here's how you should bet the house this weekend. Michigan State will knock off top-ranked Ohio State. After all, we've already had three different No. 1 teams for the first time since 2000. Surely there will be a fourth. Baylor will pop Texas. Iowa State will rise up and crush Oklahoma. After beating No. 1 LSU in overtime, Kentucky will lose by 50 to Florida. Upstart Notre Dame will score TWO touchdowns and pound Southern Cal. Third-ranked Boston College will lose, too, and it doesn't even play this week. We wish we were kidding. Who knows anymore?

Notebook: McCoy takes control
Austin American-Statesman

McCoy puts charge in Longhorns
Dallas Morning News
he tears streamed down Colt McCoy's face. Still in his sweat-soaked jersey and covered in dirt after a crushing 28-21 loss to Oklahoma, McCoy glared at his teammates and vowed to give more. He demanded they do the same. Texas players say it was shocking to see their boyish, soft-spoken quarterback pour out his guts out in Texas' dank locker room at the Cotton Bowl. But they said it was exactly what was needed.

Cosby looks them in
San Antonio Express-News
Everybody wants to talk about Texas receiver Quan Cosby's hands. They're thick in the palms — like a pair of pounded porterhouses accented by five fingerling potatoes — and cornerback Brandon Foster says they're the reason Cosby is the Longhorns' second-leading receiver.

After loss to OU, McCoy inspired his teammates
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
If Texas' season has taken a permanent turn in a positive direction, as players envision, the seeds for a midseason revival were planted in the locker room after the loss to Oklahoma. That is when quarterback Colt McCoy delivered a postgame address that was heavy on emotion, included a Bible verse and served as a wake-up call for an underachieving team teetering on the brink of early elimination in the Big 12 race.

McCoy steps into VY's shoes at Texas
Houston Chronicle
Throughout a record-setting freshman season, Colt McCoy was willing to play follow the leader. Never the outspoken type, the Texas Longhorns quarterback deferred the leadership responsibilities to the older, experienced players on the roster. But in the midst of their worst conference start in more than a half-century, the No. 19 Longhorns might have found a leader.

Under pressure
Daily Texan
Lamarr Houston has been patiently waiting for Baylor all season long. When Houston looked at Texas' 2007 schedule, there were a few games that he couldn't wait to play in. He knew which games were more fun for every defensive end. For Houston and the rest of the defensive ends, one of those games happens this Saturday against the Bears.

In season of football upsets, UT not overlooking Baylor
Waco Tribune-Herald
The Texas Longhorns saw how Appalachian State upset Michigan and Stanford stunned USC. With upsets in the air every week, the Longhorns say there is no way they'll overlook heavy underdog Baylor on Saturday at Floyd Casey Stadium.

Football recruiting

Catching Up with Nolan Brewster
InsideTexas.com
Mullen High School in Denver, Colorado rode the coattails of Nolan Brewster and Bryce Givens all the way to the state title game last year and they have picked up exactly where they left off. Brewster is currently the only out-of-state prospect committed to the Texas Longhorns, but could that change down the road?

Alumni

Vince limps, but Mario hurts more
San Antonio Express-News
Vince Young is day-to-day. That means the Texans are, too. That means the Texans will be checking the daily injury report on Young this week. His pain could alleviate theirs.

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