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Davis Pinpoints the Good, Bad, Ugly
Except for the 2005 national championship team. Texas' offense has produced more 'explosive' plays this season than at any other time during the Mack Brown era. So, what's wrong with this picture?

Conner's Burnt Orange Glasses: Baylor
Jeff Conner's commentary on the Horns' 31-10 win over the Bears.

Nebraska's skid takes edge off its Texas trip
Austin American-Statesman
At the beginning of the season, the glamour game on the Texas home schedule was the Longhorns' late-October matchup with Nebraska. It's not so sexy anymore.

Nebraska's Callahan coaching on borrowed time
Austin American-Statesman
Bill Callahan is not a bad coach. Bad coaches rarely lead teams to the Super Bowl. But Nebraska's head coach is caught in the crosshairs of a hideous college football reality that has plummeted somewhere south of Mexico and just north of hell.

Longhorns football notebook
Austin American-Statesman

Texas, Nebraska share problems with turnovers
Dallas Morning News
Nebraska, like Texas, has struggled with turnovers this season. Texas has 17 turnovers through eight games, and Nebraska has 19.

UT sophomore Oduegwu to get more playing time
Dallas Morning News
Sophomore safety Ishie Oduegwu of Denton Ryan replaced senior Erick Jackson of Duncanville at strong safety in the second half against Baylor and is listed as a possible starter for this week's game against Nebraska.

UT-Nebraska matchup lacks luster
San Antonio Express-News
The Texas Longhorns talked a lot about respect on Monday, and an awful lot about history. After all, Saturday's game against Nebraska is just the fifth in college football history between programs that each have more than 800 all-time victories. And when you see those white helmets with the red "N's" and the burnt-orange Longhorns, "you know exactly who it is," UT coach Mack Brown said. The two storied programs have come up with some gems — "Roll Left," anyone? Just don't expect the same kind of sizzle this week, when historical reputations are all that are keeping the Longhorns and Cornhuskers in the national dialogue.

Texas expects to run in different direction
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Mounting frustrations with a hit-and-miss ground game will lead to a deeper running back rotation for the foreseeable future, Texas coach Mack Brown said Monday.

Running game at a walk
Houston Chronicle
The lack of a better alternative has turned Colt McCoy, who's not exactly Vince Young, into one of UT's top rushing threats

Hitting the ground running
Daily Texan
Colt McCoy knows his limitations. Sure, in the past two games he's been one of the most efficient runners for No. 19 Texas. He's been able to make defenders miss with some nice footwork, proving he can make plays with his feet just as well as he can with his arm. But McCoy doesn't want to lead you on. Don't expect to see him break out his rushing attack too much in Texas' remaining games.

Callahan: NU 'can't give up'
Lincoln Journal Star
Sunday came and so did the cyberspace rumors, the hottest one being that Husker coach Bill Callahan would be tendering his resignation any minute now. Monday came and so did the weekly Big 12 Coaches Teleconference. Nothing shocking happened. Callahan showed up as usual for his designated 10 minutes question-answer session with the media. "We got to keep upbeat and positive. There's really nothing you can do otherwise. You can't go in the tank mentally. You can't give up. You can't point fingers," Callahan said.

Red Report: No injured players have severe problems
Lincoln Journal Star

Huskers had high hopes
Omaha World-Herald
Back in August, when everybody in college football was 0-0 and hope could be found on every campus, Nebraska was one of those teams that never would have let itself think of the worst-case scenario. Even if it did, though, it might not have seen something this bad.


A weirdo? Priest does it yet again
San Antonio Express-News
Priest Holmes came back to pick up a last paycheck, right? No. Holmes came back because of his ego. He missed the attention. Or, for the more sinister theory, Holmes came back to mess with the running back who had taken his place, Larry Johnson. All of this has been tossed around in Kansas City, including the suggestion last summer that Holmes came to training camp wanting to be cut. "He doesn't want to play for the Chiefs," a Kansas City columnist wrote then. "Not under his current contract." But that's the way it has been for a career. Holmes goes by his own schedule and his own standards, and when others question his ability, health or motives, he has consistently done one thing.


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