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UT has Thorpe candidates right and left
Austin American-Statesman
Earl Thomas has a goal. He wants to win the Thorpe Award this fall. But he's got a problem. One of his teammates, Chykie Brown, wants to win it, too.

Wind takes away from offense in orange-white game
Austin American-Statesman
The wind was brutal at Royal-Memorial Stadium, blasting at near gale force speeds. If it had been any other spring practice, Texas coach Mack Brown would have ordered his team to work inside the practice bubble, safely out of the elements.

Texas wraps spring practice with scrimmage
AP via Houston Chronicle
For one blustery spring afternoon, Colt McCoy looked like an average quarterback.

Defense takes control of UT spring game
San Antonio Express News
To refer to Colt McCoy as accurate would be to do him an injustice. Last fall, he completed a higher percentage of his passes than anyone in major college football history, and he misfires about as often as he imbibes something stronger than whole milk.

Turnovers a trend in Texas' spring football scrimmage
Dallas Morning News
Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp spent the spring preaching the importance of forcing turnovers and saw a payoff in Sunday's Orange-White Scrimmage.


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