Friday Longhorn Sports Page

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Football

Baylor Preview: Bad News Bears
InsideTexas.com
There's been little but bad news for the Bears in Waco this season and they will be massive underdogs Saturday. But in one of the most upset-heavy seasons ever in college football, the Baylor Bears will try to get back on track when the Longhorns come rolling into town.

Ask James Brown
InsideTexas.com
Former Longhorn QB and NFL Europe star James Brown answers your questions about rotating quarterbacks, including the rotation with him and Shea Morenz in 1994, his success vs. Baylor, and his favorite routes as a quarterback.

Torture Rak: Texas defensive end hated missing four games
Austin American-Statesman
Brian Orakpo is back, and he hopes it stays that way.

Ask the beat writers: Questions on Jermichael Finley, Chris Ogbonnaya and the upbeat Chris Hall
Austin American-Statesman

Notebook: Where to find Versus network
Austin American-Statesman

Texas and Baylor dealing with injuries
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Mailbag: Foster incident shows UT still believes in discipline
San Antonio Express-News
It started with a fumble return for a touchdown against TCU. Then, there was the interception that ended in the end zone against Central Florida, and last Saturday, Brandon Foster ended Texas' 12-quarter takeaway drought by intercepting a Bret Meyer pass and returning it for his third TD of the season. He set history in the process – Foster's three defensive TDs are the most by a UT player in a single season.

Defense geared for bear hunt
Daily Texan
It's just not something that usually deserves much attention from Texas players. But last Sunday, coach Mack Brown talked with his team and reminded the Longhorns what they could gain with a win this Saturday: bowl eligibility.

As usual, Baylor poses no serious threat to Longhorns
Daily Texan
Consider the Baylor Bears a balm that the Longhorns can use to salve their still-suffering psyches.

Setbacks don't melt McCoy's resolve
Waco Tribune-Herald
Colt McCoy usually isn't outspoken, but the situation called for somebody to step forward. The Texas Longhorns had just lost their second straight game, an agonizing 28-21 loss to Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl. McCoy looked around the locker room and saw a bunch of dejected teammates. With tears streaming down his face, the young quarterback stood up and poured his heart out.

Football recruiting

Givens Keeping Options Open
InsideTexas.com
Bryce Givens committed to Nebraska on April 10. Little did he know that by the end of the year the Cornhuskers might have an entirely new coaching staff. But that is the reality of college football.

Hoops

The Replacements
InsideTexas.com
They have scorers, they have defenders, they have experience and they have a definitive leader running the show. But can the Longhorns put together a title team just one year removed from the departure of one of the greatest players in the history of the program?

Alumni

Holmes may return to field soon
Associated Press
The Chiefs appear to be leaning toward activating Priest Holmes after the 34-year-old running back went through another impressive workout on Thursday. Attempting an improbable return to the NFL after being out for 22 months, Holmes had his first practice on Wednesday and coaches said they would pay particular attention to how the San Antonio resident did Thursday.

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