Friday 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

McCoy wins one, falls short of others
Austin American Statesman
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy won some and he lost some Thursday. He was selected as the Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year on Thursday afternoon before being one of the honored guests on the ESPNU College Football Awards show.

Texas QB comes a long way from dusty working town
San Antonio Express News
On Saturday evening, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy will put on a tailored suit and make his way to Manhattan's Downtown Athletic Club. And there, McCoy will wait to hear if he is to become just the third player in UT football history to claim the Heisman Trophy.

Touting my own Horn for Heisman
If I have anything to say about it, Texas quarterback Colt McCoy will win the 2008 Heisman Trophy on Saturday night in New York City.

Other Football

Oklahoma's Sam Bradford wins Davey O'Brien Award
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford grew up watching Jason White.

Florida's Tebow captures Maxwell
Houston Chronicle
Texas' McCoy, OU's Bradford get Camp, O'Brien

Mississippi State names football coach
Houston Chronicle
Florida offensive coordinator Dan Mullen will be the new football coach at Mississippi State, moving from the Southeastern Conference champions to one of the league's perennial cellar dwellers.

Sources: New Orleans offensive coordinator to return to Syracuse
New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Doug Marrone has accepted the head coaching position at Syracuse and will be on campus for a news conference Friday, multiple sources told

Tigers talk to TCU coach Gary Patterson
The Birmingham News
Auburn interviewed Texas Christian University head football coach Gary Patterson in Fort Worth on Thursday as the university ramps up for several days of big-name interviews, according to a source familiar with the process.


Back in the Big Easy
Houston Chronicle
Hurricane Katrina forced D.J. Augustin out of New Orleans. Wednesday, he returned as a pro

Texas suffocates Nova, wins 67-58
Burnt Orange Beat
The #6 Texas Longhorns faced another tough task on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic against undefeated and #12 ranked Villanova. The Longhorns answered the bell with their best performance to date winning 67-58 behind 26 points from A.J. Abrams and some inspired play off the bench by Varez Ward and Clint Chapman.


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