Tuesday Ripped from the Sports Pages

Stay up to date on all things Longhorn with a stop at Burnt Orange Beat's Ripped from the Sports Page, with links to the latest news and opinion articles on UT football, basketball, baseball, recruiting and other sports from around the web.

Texas Longhorn Football

Brown could change the way he approaches A&M
Austin American-Statesman
Texas has lost two in a row to A&M, and the Longhorns have not played well in recent Novembers

Mack Brown in favor of an eight-team playoff
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas coach Mack Brown offered emphatic approval Monday to president-elect Barack Obama's endorsement of an eight-team playoff in college football and expressed hope that White House support would generate more playoff discussions within the NCAA.

Texas' Brown not openly rooting for Sooners
Dallas Morning News
Coach Mack Brown didn't cop to being an Oklahoma fan this week, even though the Sooners would create a three-way tie for first place in the Big 12 South if they beat BCS No. 2 Texas Tech on Saturday.

Texas earns own kind of style points by choosing class over cutthroat
CBS Sportsline
Note to the American Football Coaches Association Division I-A voting members: When you open your sports section, check the Internet or watch Saturday's highlights, remember that fellow voter Mack Brown played it straight here on Saturday. He was a gentleman, coached the game the way it should be coached. The score says 35-7, Texas over Kansas. Maybe not overly impressive in stark agate of the Sunday paper, but it could have been worse. Much worse.

Longhorns, Aggies only 11 days away
Victoria Advocate
A&M has a chance to ruin Texas' season on Turkey Day

Other Football

Mike Leach has quite a history with Oklahoma
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach is very familiar with the landscape at Oklahoma. His last assistant coaching job before becoming the head coach at Tech in 2000 was with the Sooners.

Texas A&M Aggies quarterback learns from his mistakes
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Jerrod Johnson probably won't have many fond memories from his first season as Texas A&M's starting quarterback. Although his numbers have been mostly favorable — including a school-record 20 touchdown passes — Johnson's positives have been lost in a string of humbling losses, costly turnovers and injuries.

From mound to mountain
Houston Chronicle
Once a pitcher, Tech's Rylan Reed thrives at tackle.

Texas Tech's new defensive philosophy goes back a generation
Dallas Morning News
Ruffin McNeill's father rarely leaves his home on college football Saturdays and never gets too far from the phone.

Expect controversy if OU beats Tech
San Antonio Express News
Bob Stoops still has five days to figure out how to slow down the most feared offense in college football. It's not the easiest duty he has. But at least he considers himself somewhat qualified to undertake it.

Kendall Hunter's injury worse than believed?
The Oklahoman
On his Sunday afternoon media conference call, Gundy said the injury was first believed to be a quadriceps contusion, but "now it doesn't look like it's that."

Basketball

Longhorns play host to Green Wave
Burnt Orange Beat
Burnt Orange Beat previews tonight's game with Tulane

Horns' Balbay finally ready to make his debut
Austin American Statesman
Turkish import should give Horns depth, speed at guard position

Five Pressing Questions Facing the Longhorns
Austin American Statesman

Frontcourt Hoops Preview
Burnt Orange Beat
Burnt Orange Beat previews the season by looking at the big men.

Backcourt Hoops Preview
Burnt Orange Beat
Burnt Orange Beat previews the season by looking at the backcourt group that is looking to replace D.J. Augustin.

Longhorns Ink Nation's #2 Basketball Class
Burnt Orange Beat
The Texas Longhorn basketball program inked their highest ranked recruiting class to date. The three man class of Avery Bradley, Jordan Hamilton and Shawn Williams has garnered national attention since early October, and today the letters of intent have been signed and faxed. The Longhorns are getting three talented wing prospects that mesh together with different skill sets to form a great trio.

Other

Bevo Beat
Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

Longhorns Blog
Houston Chronicle


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