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Hurricane Ike Info Center: Game Rescheduled
Hurricane Ike is on a track to the Texas coast, and Inside Texas has the latest storm information, including track and strength projections, evacuation orders, and the rescheduling of Saturday's Texas-Arkansas game.

Ask James Brown
Former Longhorn QB and NFL Europe star James Brown answers your questions on Colt McCoy's fast start in '08 compared to his '07 performance, playing in a game like Arkansas that is a rivalry game for just one sideline, and his new coaching responsibilities and influences.

Texas-Arkansas postponed until Sept. 27
Austin American-Statesman
Texas-Arkansas will have to wait out Hurricane Ike. UT announced tonight that it is postponing Saturday's football game against Arkansas because of forecasts of severe weather from Hurricane Ike. The game will be played Sept. 27 at Royal-Memorial Stadium. Kickoff time and television coverage will be determined.

Muckelroy leading the way for Horns
Austin American-Statesman
The mood was light earlier this week as Longhorn linebacker Roddrick Muckelroy discussed his 14-tackle performance against Texas-El Paso. Talk turned to personalities and he spoke of how his teammates compare his voice to that of a squeaky mouse. Muckelroy, with his East Texas, country drawl, joked about how defensive coordinator Will Muschamp told him that if he hadn't converted his fumble recovery into a touchdown, he'd have to walk back to Austin from El Paso.

Vince Young to Mack Brown: don't worry
Austin American-Statesman

Cotton Bowl ready to show off its new look
Dallas Morning News
Texas and Oklahoma football fans will be in for a treat when they arrive Oct. 11 at the State Fair of Texas for the annual Red River Rivalry game. And it has nothing to do with the debut of Chicken Fried Bacon. The $50 million renovation of the 76-year-old Cotton Bowl stadium is complete.

'Pudgy' linebacker Muckelroy a rock for Longhorns' defense
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Roddrick Muckelroy doesn't quite fit the linebacker mold. He gets reminded of that from time to time. Whether it's his high-pitched voice, less-than-perfect physique, or country mannerisms, his teammates find ways to make riffs in practice.

Whittaker shines in first outing
Daily Texan
Even though he's only played one game as a Longhorn, redshirt freshman running back Fozzy Whittaker has already received the first of what could be a long line of awards. Whittaker earned the team award for "Best Supporting Actor" after the 42-13 win over UT-El Paso in which he carried the ball 12 times for 76 yards.

UA, Texas put game on hold
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas will have to wait two more weeks to play Texas. The Arkansas-Texas football game originally scheduled for Saturday in Austin has been moved to Sept. 27 because of Hurricane Ike.

Football recruiting

Several Offers for 2010 Texas OG
Chad Lindsay, offensive guard from The Woodlands, Texas, is receiving plenty of early attention. Lindsey talked about the schools already extending scholarship offers and others showing the most interest.


Time for Vince to get his act together
Austin American-Statesman
Vince Young's greatest attribute has never been his legs. It's never been his arm. It's always been his confidence.

The rehab that Young really needs
San Antonio Express-News
Vince Young talked about his mother. He blamed himself. And afterward, asked to evaluate how he had played, he looked at the floor. "Terrible," Young said. "Real bad. Real bad." Oh, the depths. That was after his first game as an NFL starter.

Young's behavior more troubling than his play
Associated Press
On the opening page of his official Web site, there's a photo montage of Vince Young looking nearly as invincible as Superman. Football in hand, you get the feeling about the only thing he can't do is fly. Inside, just past the link to the nearest store selling Vince Young sausage, ribs and brisket, is a spot to download posters of an imposing No. 10 complete with these words of encouragement: "Believe in yourself." Good words to live by, if only life were that easy.

NOSE-TO-NOSE: Hampton, Rogers were 300-pound Texas teammates
Allegheny Times
It won't be hard to spot Casey Hampton and Shaun Rogers. On Sunday night, they'll be the two wide-bodies playing nose tackle. They'll be on opposite sides, but they're long-time friends with so much in common. Both are native Texans who grew up in the outskirts of Houston. They were teammates at the University of Texas and played next to each as starting defensive tackles for the Longhorns in 1999-2000. Both entered the NFL as high picks in the 2001 draft. Since then, both have earned Pro Bowl honors as mammoth interior linemen.

Former Longhorn speaks at Texas Exes fundraiser
Cleburne Times-Review
From the first time former Alvarado football standout Dusty Renfro stepped onto the University of Texas campus, he knew he wanted to play for the Texas Longhorns.


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