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Football

Is 'Major' Investment Paying Off?
InsideTexas.com
Texas' running game has yet to get untracked, offensive coordinator Greg Davis said last week, but there is hidden yardage directly attributable to first-year RB coach Major Applewhite.

A Meeting With Mack
InsideTexas.com
Away from lights and cameras of the weekly press conference, Texas head coach Mack Brown discusses with beat reporters his team's preparations for Rice in the wake of Hurricane Ike, the reason behind parity in college football, the proliferation of the spread and more.

Texas players reflect on Ike
Austin American-Statesman
Eighteen scholarship players, along with offensive coordinator Greg Davis, have ties to area impacted by hurricane.

LONGHORNS FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK
Austin American-Statesman

Texas Longhorns only focused on end result
Dallas Morning News
As usual, Mack Brown fielded questions Monday about one tailback emerging from the three or four or five on the team's depth chart. After a weekend spent watching college football because of a Hurricane Ike-created bye week, Brown had a ready answer. He doesn't need a running back to emerge. He just wants a running game.

High Five: Rice-Texas
Dallas Morning News
Here are five significant wins for Rice and five for Texas in their rivalry that dates back to 1914.

Small-town linebacker brings big-time talent
San Antonio Express-News
Roddrick Muckelroy remembers that Royal-Memorial Stadium was the biggest thing he had ever seen.

Players relieved they weren't seriously affected by hurricane
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
With last Saturday's Texas-Arkansas game postponed until September 27 because of Hurricane Ike, some Longhorn football players went home to be with their families. Others watched and waited while the storm ravaged their Houston-area homes.

First-half touchdowns trouble for No. 7 Longhorns
Houston Chronicle
Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp doesn't like the way the Longhorns have ended the first half in either game this season. The No. 7 Longhorns have allowed two touchdowns this season – both coming on final drives before halftime.

Players have more than UT on minds
Houston Chronicle
Early Sunday morning, Rice football coach David Bailiff and his staff began breaking down tape of the Owls' next opponent – Texas – in meeting rooms at the Airport Marriott. The fact that Bailiff and his assistants weren't in their offices at Rice Stadium completing such a routine task offered clear indication of how unusual the past weekend was for the Owls, who remained here two nights longer than usual after Hurricane Ike ravaged Greater Houston and delayed their return home.

NCAA Players affected by hurricane
Daily Texan
Senior running back Chris Ogbonnaya's relationship with his father is unique. Ever since his parents divorced in 1996, Chris' father, Kalu, has been like a single father to him. Imagine the fear Ogbonnaya must have felt when he could not get ahold of his father for 12 hours after Hurricane Ike hit.

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