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Football

Can Horns Make a 'Statement' at A&M?
InsideTexas.com
Longhorn coach Mack Brown did not lobby members of the sports media for BCS consideration following Texas' last home game of the regular season. This time, Brown issued an indirect challenge to his own players.

Culpepper's Commentary: Texas Tech Game
InsideTexas.com
Just last week a well-meaning Longhorn fan came up to me and said, "John Chiles is the man. He should be the Texas quarterback." I asked him if he had watched the Oklahoma State comeback and he admitted he had left his television set with four minutes left in the third quarter.

Tailback Charles named semifinalist for Doak Walker Award
Austin American-Statesman
Texas tailback Jamaal Charles on Tuesday was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker award, given to the nation's top running back. He'll learn next week if he's one of three finalists. Charles is leading the Big 12 Conference in rushing, and he ranks 11th nationally. He's rushed for 1,366 yards on 214 carries and has scored 15 touchdowns. Both his yards and touchdowns rank sixth on the Longhorns' all-time single-season lists.

Leach given biggest fine in conference history
Austin American-Statesman
On Monday, Mike Leach said he wouldn't change his comments. On Tuesday, the Texas Tech coach received the largest fine in Big 12 history. Leach was fined $10,000 for comments he made about the officiating during Texas' 59-43 victory over the Red Raiders on Saturday.

Texas now has faith in running game
Dallas Morning News
Texas sophomore offensive lineman Chris Hall of Irving talks about his religious faith with anyone he bumps into... For much of the season, there was reason to lack faith in the Texas running game. Not anymore, and Hall is a big reason why. There is a good chance he'll be starting at his fifth position on the offensive line Nov. 23 against Texas A&M.

Hobbled Horns are juggling linemen
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas coach Mack Brown said Monday that staffers are "looking at what to do" as a long-term replacement for left tackle Tony Hills, who suffered a season-ending leg injury Saturday against Texas Tech.

Charles turned around season quickly
San Antonio Express-News
Jamaal Charles might be bringing home Texas' fourth Doak Walker Award, and this would have been hard to believe early in the afternoon on Oct. 13.

Sizing Up the Big 12
San Antonio Express-News

Bowl Projections
San Antonio Express-News

Football recruiting

Kelley Talks Recruiting
InsideTexas.com
Lake Travis has been on fire as of late and is heading into the playoffs with a full head of steam thanks in large part to the dynamic duo of Garrett Gilbert and Paden Kelley. The Texas Longhorns are just one of many schools showing early interest in Kelley. He was at Texas' win over Texas Tech and talked about the experience.

Ready to Enroll
InsideTexas.com
Austin High offensive lineman Mark Buchanan committed to the University of Texas way back in February and has been a regular at Longhorn home games this season. Buchanan is counting down the days before he gets to UT but is also staying focused on his senior season. He was on campus Saturday for Texas' victory over Texas Tech.

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