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Muschamp Named Heir Apparent
Burnt Orange Beat
Mack Brown, at his weekly press conference, announced today that defensive coordinator Will Muschamp has agreed to be the Head Coach in waiting.

UT assistant Muschamp to be head coach – someday
Austin American-Statesman
Texas promoted its defensive coordinator to keep him from taking a head coaching job elsewhere; Brown has no plans to retire.

Muschamp's intensity one of prized UT assets
Austin American-Statesman
Reprint of a great article from August 27, 2008

Kirk Bohls: Where there's a Will
Austin American-Statesman
Texas lands great successor.

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

Texas' future secure with Muschamp on deck
CBS Sportsline
They say when you move to Austin, you never want to leave.

Texas Longhorns' Will Muschamp now coach-in-waiting
Fort Worth Star Telegram
For most of this season, Texas coach Mack Brown said he viewed defensive coordinator Will Muschamp as "a guy I didn't expect to keep" because of the large number of head coaching vacancies at high-profile college programs.

For Texas Longhorns, the best defense is a good office
Dallas Morning News
No college football coach over the last decade has learned more on the job than Mack Brown, who won a national title after turning over his Texas team to Vince Young, then perfected the art of hiring the mercenary defensive coordinator.

UT picks next football coach
San Antonio Express-News
The University of Texas took care of its present and future on Tuesday, announcing that defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will become the Longhorns' head coach when Mack Brown decides to retire.

Horns halt nightmare as only rich can
San Antonio Express-News
Roddrick Muckelroy was sound asleep, safe in his own bed that night in August, but he still couldn't escape the terror. The Texas linebacker had blown an assignment, and he knew he'd have to answer for it, and it didn't matter if he was dreaming or not.

Texas wants Muschamp in its future
Houston Chronicle
Longhorns tag defensive coordinator as next head coach when Brown retires

Other Football

OU's struggling defense needs to stand up against Tech
Fort Worth Star Telegram
In the early days of October, they were rambling along, swallowing quarterbacks like State Fair corn dogs and halting ball carriers in their tracks.

Cotton Bowl puts its BCS hopes on hold for now
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Adjust the timetable for the AT&T Cotton Bowl's potential upgrade to BCS status to 2015, based on Tuesday's developments.


Longhorns swarm Tulane 76-51
Burnt Orange Beat
The Texas Longhorns played the role of piranha on Tuesday night with the Tulane Green Wave playing the unfortunate role of devoured opponent to the tune of 76-51.

Pittman comes up big for UT in lopsided win
Austin American Statesman
Pete Newell died Monday at age 93, too soon to witness another addition to his famous legacy. Newell coached NCAA champions at Cal-Berkeley and U.S. Olympic gold medalists in Rome. This summer he coached Longhorns center Dexter Pittman for a week at Newell's famous camp for big men in Las Vegas.

Horns backcourt better with AJ shooting
Austin American Statesman
A.J. Abrams has worked on his point-guard skills. After watching him against Tulane Tuesday, you could see he made a concerted effort over the summer to improve his lead-guard game. He took it to hole with more aggression. He passed up a couple of jumpers he would make in his sleep to get the ball to open teammates.

Texas too tough for Tulane
San Antonio Express-News Texas forward Dexter Pittman fondly remembers the late Pete Newell's kind words.

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.


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Austin American-Statesman

Recruiting Blog
Dallas Morning News

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Houston Chronicle

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