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Football

Nebraska Preview: Maized and Confused
InsideTexas.com
Nebraska and Texas are two of the top programs in the history of college football, but this weekend's contest has lost some of the luster, primarily due to the Huskers falling off the map. But which team will Texas see on Saturday? A flagging team, devoid of discipline or unity...or a scrapping, desperate squad fighting for its, and its coach's, life.

Ask James Brown
InsideTexas.com
Former Longhorn QB and NFL Europe star James Brown is in Houston trying out for the AAFL. He talks about the tryout process and the new league, answers your questions about his advocacy last week of a 'two-quarterback system' and whether alternating QBs disrupts an offense's rhythm, and talks about that little play against Nebraska in the Big 12 title game back in '96.

Hills' sense of responsibility stems from an early age
Austin American-Statesman
Taking care of younger brother helped Longhorn tackle become a leader.

Cornerback has it covered
Austin American-Statesman
Palmer leads the secondary, despite having no interceptions

Ask the beat writers: Questions on tiebreakers, Colt McCoy and Greg Davis
Austin American-Statesman

Longhorn notebook
Austin American-Statesman

Will it be 2003 all over again for the Horns?
Dallas Morning News
The last time Texas and Nebraska met in Austin, UT coaches pulled one of the greatest game plan surprises of the Mack Brown era.

DE Lewis probable against Nebraska
Dallas Morning News
Texas junior defensive end Aaron Lewis, who missed the last two games with a left elbow injury, is probable against Nebraska on Saturday, according to Texas athletic trainer for football Kenny Boyd.

Brown approaching 100 wins at UT
San Antonio Express-News
Texas coach Mack Brown will go for his 100th victory with the Longhorns on Saturday against Nebraska. That's a pretty remarkable feat considering whenever Brown reaches No. 100, he will become just the second coach in UT history to hit that plateau. Guess who the other is.

NU Football: Is a call waiting for Castille?
Omaha World Herald
Quentin Castille appreciates the support, but he has one request for his ever-growing legion of fans: Please stop passing around his cell phone number. The burly Nebraska freshman I-back, who has won over Husker faithful with his smashmouth running style, said he's been getting calls from out of the blue lately. Trouble is he often has no clue as to who's on the other end.

Horns' Bailey recalls NU well
Lincoln Journal Star
It seems like an excessive amount of love to heap on someone — a lot like those bear hugs and slobbery kisses to the cheek your perfumed-up grandmother greeted you with when you were a tyke. Essentially, Ryan Bailey was awarded a scholarship with his hometown University of Texas football team this year for making a field goal last season that was no more difficult than an extra point. Well — that would be your take if all you did was look at the 22 yards Bailey needed to cover to split the uprights and give the Longhorns a 22-20, last-minute victory at Nebraska.

There Is No Spoon: Instead of Keys, Time for Nebraska to Just Play
Nebraska StatePaper.com
We interrupt the Big Red bloodletting for a special announcement. It's Texas week. And Texas is still Texas. Consider that a tender mercy in a season of turmoil.

Football recruiting

One of Best in Texas
InsideTexas.com
Lufkin High School always produces some of the best prospects in the state and in the Panthers just may have the top 2009 defensive tackle in the country. Jamarcus McFarland already holds four offers and is receiving a ridiculous amount of mail. He talked recruiting with Inside Texas.

Ashcraft Talks Recruiting Visits
InsideTexas.com
By this time, just about everyone has heard of Thomas Ashcraft. The Cedar Hill product has already received eight scholarship offers and was recently named part of the 2009 National Top 100. Ashcraft has been pretty busy over the last couple of weeks taking several unofficial visits. He talked recruiting with IT.

Other:

Inside Scoop
Inside Texas

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Blog
Houston Chronicle


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