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Texas Longhorn Football

Maybe Muschamp continuity will help immediately against Aggies
Austin American-Statesman
Longhorn players - both on offense and defense - celebrated the news that Muschamp is sticking around Austin

Picking successor eases transition for college programs
Houston Chronicle
Corporate world the inspiration for coach-in-waiting

Texas players voice support of Muschamp's promotion
Dallas Morning News
Texas players see no downside to Tuesday's announcement that defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will eventually replace head coach Mack Brown at an undetermined date.

Byrne should look to Longhorns for coaching advice
The Battalion
Byrne can not find capable coaching staff, should take tips from Texas

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

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 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

The BCS makes for strange bedfellows
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

One of the unintended consequences of the BCS is that, for good or bad, it creates a lot of strange bedfellows throughout the sport of college football. Fans who never cared about another school or gave it the time of day in September suddenly are desperately pulling for—or pulling against—that school when calendar turns to November.

Texas Tech's secondary confident it can handle Oklahoma
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Without question, Texas Tech players view last year's 34-27 victory over then-No. 3 Oklahoma as a watershed moment in program history.

Defenses shape up as key for Tech, Oklahoma
San Antonio Express News
Texas Tech and Graham Harrell have the nation's best passing offense. Oklahoma and Sam Bradford own the best scoring offense. Which is why some Big 12 coaches think defense will be the key when the teams meet Saturday night in Norman, Okla.

Big 12 Notebook: Texas Bowl must look elsewhere
Houston Chronicle
Not enough league teams to fill final spot

Lost opportunity spurs Oklahoma's Bradford
Dallas Morning News
Sam Bradford's knowledge of Oklahoma's loss to Texas Tech last season comes primarily from the game tape.


NCAA gives Reliant Stadium another Final Four
Houston Chronicle
After hosting event in 2011, Houston will do so again in 2016

New Dallas Cowboys stadium to host 2014 NCAA Final Four
Dallas Morning News
The men's Final Four basketball championship will return to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2014 after a 28-year absence.

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 News Express
Texas forward Dexter Pittman fondly remembers the late Pete Newell's kind words.


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