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Football recruiting:

Richardson Gets a Letter From Texas
Running back Trent Richardson from Pensecola, Fla. has made no secret that he's a life-long Texas fan. The talented back has 17 offers, but he's been waiting on one from Mack Brown and the Longhorns. This week a letter finally arrived in the mail for Richardson bearing the seal of the University of Texas. Did it contain the offer he sought and what's the latest with Richardson and Texas?

Big-Time DT Visits Texas
With news surfacing last week that JaMarkus McFarland might be leaning elsewhere, it appears that Texas might miss out on the top defensive tackle in the state in ‘09. But Texas has already made an impression on 2010's top in-state DT. Aldine Eisenhower's Jay Guy has already made it to Austin for a visit and has the Longhorns atop his list.


The Inside Texas Podcast
On this week's episode of the podcast, Inside Texas' Ross and Ross talk about the departure of G.J. Kinne, the chain of events it could set off in recruiting and where it leaves Sherrod Harris, Garrett Gilbert and Russell Shepard. Plus, is D.J. Augustin and Damion James heading to the NBA a done deal or will they suit up in Burnt Orange for another shot at a title next season?

Muschamp brings intensity, impressive resume to Texas' defense
Will Muschamp didn't get his wish. He got hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube, but he didn't get his wish. The desire of Auburn's defensive coordinator in the video was to, "Shut these mother------ out." The mofos being Arkansas during a 9-7 Tigers' victory. The embarrassment being Muschamp's when the TV clip of his fired-up sideline rant went viral. Suddenly, www stood for Worldwide Will.


An early look to 2008-09
Washington Times
It was really easy to figure out a premature top five after last year's Final Four for the next season. This time around, not so much. There's lots of teams that could be good. Trouble is, nearly all of them have a player or two who might or might not bolt for the pros.


Garrido Gets Win No. 500 at Texas
Texas head coach Augie Garrido won his 500th game at UT with a 5-3 victory over the Texas State Bobcats at the Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

Garrido nails 500th win at Texas as Horns top Texas State
Austin American-Statesman
Augie Garrido might be the best person to throw a surprise party for because, when it comes to himself, he always seems surprised. He was Tuesday, when after Texas' 5-3 victory over Texas State, the announcer at Dell Diamond said, "Please stand and congratulate Augie Garrido for his 500th victory as coach of the Texas Longhorns."

Another milestone
Daily Texan
Augie Garrido doesn't pay much attention to numbers. Texas' coach already has a resume full of eye-catching ones. Tuesday night the Longhorns added one more - 500 wins at Texas.

Garrido is definitely one-of-a-kind on and off the baseball field
Daily Texan
Five hundred wins anywhere is an accomplishment. To get it in two places is remarkable. To have both of those numbers not add up to two-thirds of your total win count is almost unreal. But Longhorns baseball coach Augie Garrido just made that a reality Tuesday with Texas' win over Texas State in Round Rock.


Give Huff kudos for organizing charity event
Austin American-Statesman
The Kansas Jayhawks and Memphis Tigers can rest easy. The players at Michael Huff's inaugural celebrity basketball game were not Final Four quality, but they played for a championship cause. The former Longhorns safety brought together a group of former college teammates, including Roy Williams and Derrick Johnson, to run up and down the court for a couple of hours at the Austin Convention Center. The game benefited the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area, and the Women Called Moses Center, which serves battered women and children.

Texas connection could continue
Nashville City Paper
Could the University of Texas connections continue with the Tennessee Titans? The Titans have already found success by drafting former Longhorns quarterback Vince Young two years ago and snagging tight end Bo Scaife the year before that. Now, a pair of other Longhorns prospects could be of interest — running back Jamaal Charles and receiver Limas Sweed — to the Titans.


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