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Rice Preview: Old Friends Meet Again
After spending several days preparing for Arkansas, the Longhorns were forced to suddenly shift gears and begin working on Rice. But it wasn't a difficult transition, as Texas will play on Saturday against a team they're very familiar with...

The Inside Texas Podcast
The Horns are past their unexpected off-week and now face Rice. But what can Texas' performance against the Owls tell us about the rest of the season? Inside Texas' Ross and Ross discuss the game, the Longhorns' prospects of taking down the surging Oklahoma Sooners and Missouri Tigers and more.

Owls' quarterback-receiver pair thrives on tough fade route
Austin American-Statesman
They were both quarterbacks the first time they met, standing on opposite sidelines, leading different teams. Chase Clement led the freshman team at San Antonio's Sam Houston High on a game-winning drive that ended with a last-second touchdown. "You've seen the film," Clement said, referring to his father's videotape filmed from the sidelines. "It was a great drive." Jarett Dillard stood on the Alamo Heights sideline watching that final drive, but he saw something totally different.

Notebook: Muschamp isn't satisfied with defense
Austin American-Statesman

Rice has attention of Applewhite
Dallas Morning News
Rice's last win over Texas came in 1994, a trend which means little, according to UT running backs coach Major Applewhite. His experience last season at Alabama has him taking nothing for granted.

Rice-Texas capsule
Dallas Morning News

Brown doesn't care who, he just wants to run
San Antonio Express-News
Publicly, at least, Texas coach Mack Brown isn't a man of few words. He talks with ease, sentences flowing into each other with commas, not periods. So, when Brown takes the time to really enunciate something, it's best to listen. And that happened this week.

Kindle takes everything to heart
San Antonio Express-News
One of the most anticipated players coming into this season for Texas was linebacker Sergio Kindle. He came to the Longhorns as the most coveted recruit in the state, and one of the best defensive high school players in the country. But injuries and off-the-field setbacks kept Kindle from breaking out. So far this year, though, Kindle has been everywhere on defense, particularly behind the line. Rushing off the edge, he's helped the Longhorns come up with 32 quarterback pressures so far.

Longhorns prepare for Rice's explosive aerial attack
Texas' young defense will receive a good test Saturday night from Rice, which could have just enough offense to make things sticky for the Longhorns.

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Kennard Reports on USC/Ohio State Game
At the start of September, the nation's No. 1-rated defensive end and one of Texas' top targets for 2009, Devon Kennard, drove six hours out to El Paso to see the Horns blowout UTEP. This past weekend he watched another blowout, as he was on hand to see USC dismantle Ohio State. Kennard talks about his trip to LA and the experience.


Opportunity knocks, err, blocks for Finley
Jermichael Finley knows what his weakness is, and thanks to butting heads daily with one of the Green Bay Packers' defensive leaders, he says he's getting better.


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