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Conflicting Reports on Will Muschamp
'Muschamp Hired' says Austin's Fox 7; 'No Deal Yet' claims the Austin American-Statesman.

Horns look to Auburn's Muschamp
Austin American-Statesman
Texas football coach Mack Brown, a day after accepting the resignation of one defensive co-coordinator, spent Thursday trying to woo Auburn's Will Muschamp during a face-to-face meeting. By late Thursday, a deal had yet to be reached, a UT official said.

Texas covets Auburn defensive coordinator
Dallas Morning News
Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has interviewed with Texas coach Mack Brown about joining the Longhorns' staff, and a deal could be reached quickly, according to a source close to the UT program.

Texas fans feeling mixed emotions
Dallas Morning News
The consensus emotion I got in e-mails from Texas fans after a convincing Holiday Bowl victory over Arizona State was: "Finally."

Brown likely in the market for defensive coordinator
San Antonio Express-News
Now the fun can begin. The Mailbag has already started receiving questions about who will replace Jamaal Charles in the Texas backfield, but there are other matters to speculate on before we tackle that one.

Auburn football's defensive coordinator Muschamp interviews with Texas
Birmingham News
Auburn University, which hired an offensive coordinator last month, may be looking for a new defensive coordinator as early as today. The University of Texas interviewed Will Muschamp on Thursday in a move that may land the Longhorns their second Auburn defensive coordinator in three years. Texas hired Gene Chizik away from Auburn after the 2004 season. Auburn officials did not know Muschamp's decision as of late Thursday night.

Texas may raid AU's coaching cabinet again
Huntsville Times
Shortly after Auburn finished 13-0 during the 2004 college football season, Texas coach Mack Brown swiped the Tigers' defensive coordinator, Gene Chizik. Could history repeat? Just three days after the 2007 Auburn team beat Clemson 23-20 in an overtime thriller at the Chick-fil-A Bowl, the Tigers' defensive coordinator, Will Muschamp, was deep in the heart of Texas, interviewing for the same position with the Longhorns.

Charles' decision has impact
Kerrville Daily Times
The impact is immediate. Whether the decision is right or wrong remains to be seen. Financially, Jamaal Charles did not hurt himself when he changed his mind and opted to skip his senior season at Texas and entered the NFL draft. Sure, had he returned and added to the resume built during an up-and-down junior season, Charles might have added more millions to his guaranteed signing bonus.

Football recruiting:

Darrell Scott: I Love Everything About Texas
SAN ANTONIO - Things have changed in a hurry in the recruitment of Darrell Scott. With Longhorn running back Jamaal Charles announcing his intentions to head to the NFL, Scott told Inside Texas that it makes the Longhorns more enticing than Colorado.

All-American Brewster Remains Solid
SAN ANTONIO -- USA Today First-Team All-American safety Nolan Brewster's commitment to Texas has been questioned "every time I talk to a reporter" because his father, Tim, is the head coach at the University of Minnesota. But the Denver, Colorado product told Inside Texas Wednesday of his specific plans following February's National Signing Day.

Dan Buckner: Never Satisfied
Texas wide receiver commitment Dan Buckner talks about his play in practice, his goals for Saturday and expectations next season during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas from U.S. Army All-American Bowl week.

DeSean Hales: Prepping for All-America Game
ORLANDO -- Texas wide receiver commit DeSean Hales talks about how practice has gone early in the week, what position he will play during Saturday's game, his impressions on Jamaal Charles' decision to leave UT early for the NFL Draft and much more in this exclusive interview with Inside Texas.

One-on-One with Antoine Hicks
ORLANDO -- Texas wide receiver commit Antoine Hicks talks about the experience of being in Orlando, his transition from quarterback to wide receiver and his impressions of the Holiday Bowl during an exclusive interview with Inside Texas after Under Armour practice on Thursday.

Scott has eye on Horns
Austin American-Statesman
They came up to him with hats, shirts and a pen. They always had a pen. Whether it was after practice for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl or in the lobby of the hotel he's staying at in San Antonio, Texas fans want Darrell Scott's autograph.

Scott renews interest in Texas
Boulder Daily Camera
The Colorado football program might have some legitimate competition for the nation's No. 1 running back recruit after all. Darrell Scott of St. Bonaventure High School in Southern California told the Austin American-Statesman on Thursday he is more interested in joining the Texas program now than he previously had been following Longhorns running back Jamaal Charles' announcement that he would turn pro.

Men's hoops:

Barnes clearly not happy with struggling Longhorns
Associated Press
Texas snapped a two-game skid and yet Rick Barnes sounded like a coach still mad at his team. Minutes after the Longhorns (12-2) pulled out a 67-59 win over TCU on Wednesday, Barnes lashed out at his bench, ripped his star point guard and questioned whether his team is learning from its mistakes.

Women's hoops:

Preview: Texas vs. UT-Pan Am
Austin American-Statesman


Titans need Young to come through big
Nashville City Paper
First off, there is still some question as to whether Vince Young will be healthy enough to start, or whether the Titans will go with experienced backup Kerry Collins. Should Young get the nod and make his first career postseason start, those questions will continue unless Young quiets the critics by helping the Titans upset the San Diego Chargers Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.

Former Baseball player and assistant coach Deron Gustafson passes away
Former University of Texas baseball player and assistant coach Deron Gustafson passed away on Thursday morning.

Gus' son instrumental in recruiting top players
Austin American-Statesman
Cliff Gustafson will remember his son as a Texas Longhorn who played three years for the baseball team before serving as an assistant coach for 13. Deron Gustafson, who died Thursday morning in Houston, was always close to his father. From the time Deron swung a bat as an 8-year-old boy in Little League to the pair's annual hunting trips in South Texas, they were often inseparable.


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