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Football

Can Kelson Come Out and Play?
InsideTexas.com
Remember Drew Kelson? Forced a game-preserving fumble at Ohio State? Key interception at Texas A&M? Stride-for-stride with Reggie Bush in the BCS National Championship? One start in two seasons? How does the multi-tasking senior factor into Texas' defensive scheme as his career draws to a close?

Culpepper's Commentary: Baylor Game
InsideTexas.com
The enemy of all passing teams was alive and well in Waco – wind! Going north to south was a nightmare.

The Inside Texas Podcast
InsideTexas.com
Inside Texas' Ross and Ross discuss the Longhorns' bowl prospects. What does the less than impressive win over Baylor mean for the rest of the season? Where are the Horns headed if they win out? Will they win out? All that and more.

Baylor Game Report Cards
InsideTexas.com
IT's Coaches Corner Moderator Mike Venable grades the Longhorn performances in Texas' 31-10 win over Baylor.

Longhorns' run game not completely scrambled
Austin American-Statesman
QB McCoy giving Horns big plays with legs too, not just arm

Callahan not ready to throw in the towel
Austin American-Statesman

Ex-Bowie teammates hold down corners for UT
Dallas Morning News
When Anthony Criss left a successful program at O.D. Wyatt to inherit a 29-game losing streak as the new coach at Arlington Bowie in 2000, he had a simple game plan: get the best athletes on defense to keep the other team's scoring from looking like a video game. His pet projects became Brandon Foster and Ryan Palmer, who have gone on to replace two future NFL draft picks to become starting cornerbacks for the Texas Longhorns.

Time right for UT to rediscover its running game
Dallas Morning News
Oklahoma State and Texas A&M destroyed Nebraska by running the football. The Cowboys ran for 317 yards in a 45-14 thumping of the Big Red in Lincoln. A week later, the Aggies pounded the Cornhuskers for 359 yards rushing in a 36-14 rout at Memorial Stadium. So it's only logical Texas will keep the ball on the ground during Saturday's game in Austin, right?

Brown upset with punts, punt returns
Dallas Morning News
Mack Brown isn't happy with his team's punting or punt returns.

Defensive backs enjoy special relationship
San Antonio Express-News
If only you could be a fly on the wall in the Texas defensive backs' film room, where the loving insults fly around as freely as Baylor interceptions.

Sizing Up the Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

Texas coach goes for his 100th win Saturday
Associated Press
For all the hand-wringing and hair-pulling that comes with losses to Kansas State and close wins over Baylor and Arkansas State, Texas fans should remember this: Mack Brown has, by the numbers, won like no other coach in modern school history.

Callahan: recruiting suffering
Associated Press
Bill Callahan claims the uncertainty about his future at Nebraska is undercutting his ability to recruit.

Callahan comes out firing
Lincoln Journal Star
With the criticism of his coaching rising in decibels, Bill Callahan came out firing at Tuesday's weekly football press conference.

Red Report: Mo anger
Lincoln Journal Star
Husker senior receiver Maurice Purify admitted Tuesday he was "kind of angry at the fans."

Football recruiting

Bryce Givens: Weighing his Options
InsideTexas.com
Mullen High School is home to one of the most impressive recruiting tandems in the country. Texas has already secured a solid commitment from safety Nolan Brewster, but the biggest question surrounding Longhorn recruiting right now is whether Bryce Givens will follow suit. Givens is still committed to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but that could change in the future.

The First 5-Stars of 2009
InsideTexas.com
It's never too early in recruiting anymore, as Scout.com is ready to unveil its first 10 5-Star Prospects for the Class of 2009.

Hoops recruiting

Johnson Drawing Wide Interest
InsideTexas.com
Elijah Johnson, one of the elite guards in the class of 2009, has multiple high major programs expressing interest in him...

Alumni

Campbell Breaks Out Vs. SMU
Tyler Morning Telegraph
Seventh in a season-long series commemorating the 30th anniversary of Tyler's Earl Campbell winning the Heisman Trophy.

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Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

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Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

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