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Time to Go All 'Outs'
The running game is non-existent. Now there's no tight end. But what Texas can do is throw the football, meaning it's time for a shift in offensive philosophy for the Longhorns.

Game Observations
A bending -- but still not breaking -- defense, a true deep threat emerging, a quarterback on fire and more. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from the Longhorns' win over Rice on Saturday.

Irby injury leaves Horns with big question at tight end
Austin American-Statesman
Prior to Texas' game against Rice, running back Chris Ogbonnaya was asked about the personnel the Longhorns use in their five-wide set. It's always three wide receivers, a tight end and Ogbonnaya. Ogbonnaya said there were two reasons. First, the Longhorns like the mismatch with a tight end and running back. Second, they don't tip their hand by putting in five wide receivers, allowing opposing defenses to adjust. Unfortunately for Texas, those days are over.

What Irby's season-ending knee injury means to Texas
Losing starting tight end Blaine Irby to a season-ending knee injury might have bigger ramifications for Texas than might be expected.

Austin merchants bracing for huge weekend of commerce
That cha-ching you hear in the distance is probably coming from Central Texas, where a colossal amount of business and traffic could be approaching this weekend around the Austin area. More than 98,000 fans are expected at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium for the Longhorns' game against Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. And more than 60,000 others are expected at the same time at Zilker Park for the wildly popular Austin City Limits Music Festival.


Reworking an image, waiting for a chance: Cedric Benson hopes for another opportunity to play on Sundays
Austin American-Statesman
Former Longhorn and first-round pick of 2005 NFL draft lifts weights, runs and hopes to raise public profile after arrests earlier in year leave him without a team.


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