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Which Was The Real McCoy?
Texas QB Colt McCoy threw for a school-record 29 TDs (No. 2 on the NCAA single-season freshman list) and just seven INTs in his inaugural campaign; he tossed 18 picks as a sophomore. What can we expect from the redshirt junior when the Horns return to practice next week?

UT ranked 14th in Texan's top 25 football poll
Daily Texan

A&M's Sherman believes a title can be earned
San Antonio Express-News
The Brazos County A&M Club auctioned a hunting trip with Aggies baseball coach Rob Childress on Wednesday, prompting new football coach Mike Sherman to applaud Childress' bravery. And offer one of several guarantees on the night... Sherman, a former Green Bay Packers coach and former A&M assistant, vowed that he has "a plan in place" to one day compete for a Big 12 and national title.


Catching up with Dogus Balbay
Texas sophomore point guard Dogus Balbay will compete for his home country of Turkey in the upcoming Under-20 European Championships, set for Aug. 1-10 in Riga, Latvia.


Ex-Horn Okam hungry for NFL success
Associated Press
Texans rookie Frank Okam loves to cook. It has been a hobby of his since he was a child. So when it's the former Texas Longhorn's turn to take the defensive line to dinner this season, he's hoping to pinch some pennies by cooking for his teammates instead of shelling out $1,000 or more at a fancy restaurant. "Definitely save a lot of money," he said. "They usually make the rookies pay." For now it appears he has been the one eating most of his own cooking.


For Osterman, it's coach Cat after Olympic Games
Houston Chronicle
Just as every four years in the short, fruitful but soon-to-be-interrupted history of Olympic softball sport has brought a new highlight for Team USA, each quadrennium has represented a new chapter in the life of Cat Osterman.


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