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Texas Will Simplify Defense for Bowl Game
Texas' defensive breakdowns have surfaced rumors of possible coaching changes, but how does Mack Brown intend to shore-up his defensive lapses as Texas prepares for Arizona State's potent passing attack? For starters, Brown intends to simplify the defense heading into the December 27 Holiday Bowl.

The Inside Texas Podcast
Inside Texas' Ross and Ross discuss whether or not all the jobs on the Texas football team are, in fact, "open", whether there will be any changes in the off-season, football recruiting and the run by the Texas basketball team to start the season. But first they talk about seeing something interesting from both Mack Brown and Rick Barnes that they've never seen from a coach before.

Indecision should be Charles' stop sign
Austin American-Statesman
Jamaal Charles has a decision to make. Should he stay or should he go? If he goes, there will be trouble. If he stays, it will be double. OK, forgive me for tripping on The Clash lyrics, but be assured the Texas running back will fall flat on his face if he decides to skip his senior season and make himself available for this spring's NFL draft.

Kush built Sun Devil program
Austin American-Statesman
It's been almost three decades since Frank Kush last coached football at Arizona State, but he is neither gone nor forgotten. The field at Sun Devil Stadium now bears his name, and a bronze statue of him stands nearby. Kush is 78 now and recovering from knee replacement surgery, and he still works for the athletic department at Arizona State, which is gearing up to play Texas in the Holiday Bowl. He's the Darrell Royal of Arizona State.

Football recruiting

Mason Walters: Where Does Texas fit in?
It's no secret that Wolfforth Frenship's Mason Walters is one of the top offensive tackles in the 2009 class. Walters already holds four scholarship offers and is drawing interest from many of the nations' elite. Where does Texas fit into the equation?

Scott to Buffaloes is looking good
Rocky Mountain News
University of Colorado football fans will remain anxious until he makes it official by returning his signed national letter of intent Feb. 6, but indications are stronger than ever Darrell Scott plans to sign with the Buffaloes.

Women's hoops

Winning streak at 6
Austin American-Statesman
The Longhorns won their sixth straight game on Sunday — their longest winning streak in three years — in a 76-43 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette.

ASU's rough stretch continues vs. Texas
Arizona Republic
With one game remaining before the Pac-10 schedule gets under way, the Arizona State women's team is about to finish its most difficult non-conference stretch. The results have been mixed for the No. 22 Sun Devils (6-4), who host No. 19 Texas (8-2) tonight at 6:30 p.m at Wells Fargo Arena.


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