Thursday Longhorn Sports Page

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Ask James Brown
Former Longhorn QB and NFL Europe star James Brown answers your questions on how long to leave a quarterback in, facing a defense like UTEP's and more.

Anticipated 'Q' package had quiet debut
Austin American-Statesman
Texas fans, did you notice the Q package last Saturday? As promised throughout August, the Longhorns did officially premiere the series of offensive plays that have starting quarterback Colt McCoy on the field at the same time with his backup, John Chiles. But the extent of the package was four plays out of the 81 run by the Longhorns offense.

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Austin American-Statesman

Shipley is thrown into starring role for Texas Longhorns
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Texas receiver Jordan Shipley can run, catch, and block. But ask him to throw? He's going to need some good blockers. Apparently Texas quarterback Colt McCoy didn't make the cut.

Texas Longhorns ready to play in Sun Bowl
El Paso Times
This trip to the Sun Bowl will be the first for most, if not all of the Texas players, but the reputation of the stadium on the border certainly has made the rounds in Austin.

Football recruiting

Lewis "shocked" with news from Big 12 schools
There may still be spots open on rosters across the country for the class of 2009, but that hasn't stopped several Division I coaches from keeping an eye on the future 2010 guys. And if top-notch players are what you are looking for, then look no further than Fort Bend Hightower's Shaun Lewis. This week, Lewis received some good news by phone and mail. has the update.


Paulino returns to UT to assist Barnes
Austin American-Statesman
Kenton Paulino, introduced on Wednesday as the new administrative assistant to Texas basketball coach Rick Barnes, regards himself as a full-service employee, ready to help where he can, available to teach the players what he learned in four seasons as a Texas guard.


James Brown, two coordinators fill out Lamar football staff
Beaumont Enterprise
By adding two coordinators and one local legend, Ray Woodard has completed his coaching staff at Lamar University. First, the local legend. James Brown is back in town. The former West Brook standout and University of Texas quarterback was introduced at Lamar on Wednesday afternoon, grabbing his first job on a college coaching staff. He will serve as an offensive assistant, with position duties to be determined later.


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