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Football

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 if he'll keep using the 'Q' package, why Colt McCoy is such an effective runner this year, the various mental factors that go into this weekend's game against Colorado and more.

Now This Is the Real McCoy
InsideTexas.com
Texas retired the jerseys of Longhorn legends Bobby Layne and Tommy Nobis on Saturday, and at the rate QB Colt McCoy is going, Texas may consider retiring his jersey number one of these days.

Culpepper's Commentary: Arkansas Game
InsideTexas.com
"All the white meat is gone." Coach Darrell Royal used that phrase back in the 1960s when his Longhorns were about to face, in order, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Rice, and it is equally applicable today with Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri up next.

Arkansas Game Report Cards
InsideTexas.com
IT's Coaches Corner Moderator Mike Venable grades the Longhorn performances in Texas' win over Arkansas.

McCoy's hot start mirrors Big 12's QB success
Austin American-Statesman
Pity Cody Hawkins. The Colorado quarterback who faces Texas on Saturday is completing 64 percent of his passes and has thrown nine touchdowns in four games. He has enjoyed a solid start — albeit in a league dominated by elite quarterbacks who have shredded non-conference defenses. It's why Hawkins is dead last in the league and 54th in the nation in passing efficiency. The only way the sophomore could be included in the upper echelon of Big 12 quarterbacks is to be ranked in the nation's top 10 in passing efficiency.

Closer games just ahead, so how will Texas react?
Austin American-Statesman
In boxing, even the greatest champions got knocked down. Ali was decked. So was Rocky Marciano. Even the great Joe Louis. The thing that separated these fighters from the others was what they did once they got off the canvas. The fifth-ranked Texas Longhorns may end up as champions this year, but they haven't been knocked down yet. They've barely been hit.

Notebook: 'Q package' may be fading
Austin American-Statesman

Longhorns football scouting report: Colorado
Austin American-Statesman

Horns not focused on former recruit battle
Dallas Morning News
Darrell Scott, rated the nation's top high school running back last year, hasn't made an instant impact as a freshman after choosing Colorado over Texas at the 11th hour. Coach Mack Brown doesn't expect the bitter recruiting battle to be a factor in Saturday's game with the Buffaloes, either.

Texas' McCoy, Chiles package may be over
Dallas Morning News
The Q package, designed to feature quarterbacks Colt McCoy and John Chiles on the field at the same time, never clicked. Coach Mack Brown noted the lack of productivity, and said the set may not be used anymore.

UT ready for Boulder clash
Houston Chronicle
Blame it on boredom, but the Texas Longhorns have lacked creativity during the opening month of the season. Three of their four non-conference games have been decided by the same 52-10 score. Ready for a close game, Mack?

Longhorns' McCoy making name for himself
Killeen Daily Herald
No one is mistaking Colt McCoy for Vince Young these days. Only because Young never threw the ball as efficiently as Texas' current quarterback.

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