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Football Recruiting

Academics, Training Dominate Howell's Summer
Longhorn pledge Calvin Howell spent the summer focused on academics and preparing for a senior season position switch. Ahmard Vital caught up with the San Antonio Warren defender in Houston and learned the latest.


College Football Over-Under
It's time for some College Football "Over-Under". With the 2008 season gearing up, Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his predictions for the champion, the overachiever and the underachiever in each BCS conference and more, including who will emerge as national champions when the dust settles on what should be another wild year in collegiate football.

Stoops still among coaching elite
Austin American-Statesman
Their linebackers may not be Bosworthian any more. Besides, if Ryan Reynolds were more bandaged up, he'd be starring alongside Brendan Fraser as the mummy. Dominique Franks intercepted three balls in the spring game, but are he and redshirt freshman Jamell Fleming good enough at cornerback to fend off all those elite quarterbacks in the Big 12? Wide receiver Malcolm Kelly and linebacker Curtis Lofton? Both team leaders are in the NFL. Oh, and placekicker? Oklahoma may be counting on a true freshman or 5-foot-6 redshirt freshman Jimmy Stevens to win that battle. So just why are the Sooners the hands-on favorite to win the South Division and probably the conference title for the third consecutive year? Bob Stoops, that's why.

Six-shooter: Big 12 South teams face key questions
Dallas Morning News
As a rule, conference football media days provide few answers. They just crystallize story lines and set the stage. The Big 12 proved to be no exception for three days in Kansas City.

Texas Longhorns have a rank opinion of these predictions
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
When the sweat is pouring and the temperature is soaring during Texas' summer workouts in Austin, a recurring phrase will be bellowed by one of the participants in an attempt to motivate peers.

McCoy has a tip for Bradford
Colt McCoy likens playing quarterback to teenage driving.

Ranking the Big 12 games


Simms Knocking Off The Rust
Tampa Tribune
Poor Chris Simms. He always seems to be battling some sort of malady. A few years ago it was a sore shoulder; last year it was the aftereffects of spleen surgery; Saturday it was nerves. And, boy, was Simms nervous. On one play he "choked" so badly that his dump-off to Warrick Dunn fell about 4 feet short of Dunn's feet. Never before, though, has the still-disgruntled Bucs quarterback felt so good about an otherwise poor outing.


Herd of Longhorns headed to Beijing
Austin American-Statesman
A herd of current and former Longhorns are headed to the Beijing Olympics, and not many will be long shots. Indeed, quite a few will be favored to win medals. But while many of those athletes have Texas-sized dreams and expectations, they will also have challenges.


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