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Culpepper's Commentary: Texas A&M Game
Walking across the Texas A&M campus at 1:00 p.m. Friday there was absolutely no Aggie winning spirit. Those people wanted their coaching staff gone and believed Texas would win. Period. They felt that way at the Hilton Hotel in College Station where we ate lunch and among several former Aggie players that I ran into in their Letterman's Lounge where I had been invited to come by before the game.

The Inside Texas Podcast
What happened? How did it come to this? Inside Texas' Ross and Ross talk about what has been building over time that led to the travesty in College Station, what changes need to happen and what will happen if they don't on this edition of the Inside Texas Podcast.

Three Horns on Big 12 First Team
The Big 12 conference announced the all-conference teams Tuesday and Jamaal Charles, Marcus Griffin and Tony Hills are on the first team, while Derek Lokey and Frank Okam were selected to the second team.

OU or Missouri likely headed to Cotton Bowl
Dallas Morning News
The Longhorns appear headed to San Diego to face the winner of this week's Oregon-Oregon State game. The only other option for Texas would be the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl.

Brown must become Mack the Motivator again
San Antonio Express-News
You have to wonder what was going through Mack Brown's head last week at Kyle Field. There, with almost 90,000 Texas A&M fanatics turning the field into a noise den, Brown must have felt a little lost. Or, at the very least, confused. That same Longhorns team – it's not like there was a drastic change in personnel, aside from injuries to the offensive line – that survived Nebraska, cockily came back on Oklahoma State and matched every Texas Tech tit with an even bigger tat was nowhere to be found against A&M.

Men's hoops:

Doing It Without Durant
With the loss of All-Everything superstar Kevin Durant, there was a lot of doubt heading into the 2007-08 season. But with a 5-0 record and a rout of No. 7 Tennessee, now, the only question is how far can the the Longhorns go?

Abrams becoming more like A.I.
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorn guard is starting to show some of Iverson's diverse skills.

Texas' new starting big man
Daily Texan
A.J. Abrams is the current Big 12 Conference Player of the Week, and D.J. Augustin was voted the league's preseason player of the year, but Connor Atchley serves as the Longhorns' surprise of the season.

Longhorns' Augustin adjusts on the fly
Los Angeles Times
The Kevin Durant Show packed up and left for the NBA, but Texas is getting along pretty well without him. That's thanks in no small part to D.J. Augustin, the Longhorns' 6-foot sophomore point guard who will be running the show when No. 8 Texas plays at No. 2 UCLA on Sunday in the headliner of the first Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.


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