Notes from the Austin Longhorn Club – Duane Akina

The Austin Longhorn Club had their pre-Red River Rivalry lunch today. The speaker was originally scheduled to be Major Applewhite, but he had filled in earlier in the year for Manny Diaz. As a result, Duane Akina spoke today.

As usual, opening statements were made by Bill Little. Remember, this should be considered a paraphrasing, not a direct quotation. The talk will be on the Longhorn Network at some point if you’d like to see the real thing.

Here’s what …

Random Thoughts on the Longhorn Season Thus Far

Four games into the season, Texas has beaten one bad team solidly, lost badly to two mediocre teams, and squeeked out a win against another bad team. What does that make the Texas Longhorns?

It makes them a bad team as well, although one with a bit more heart than I thought before yesterday.

The K State game was badly officiated from top to bottom, but the last few minutes were ridiculous. It really got the crowd fired up, however. …

Jerry Gray Returns to Texas

One of the best defensive players to ever suit up for Texas is returning to the Forty Acres. Texas announced this afternoon that former Seattle Seahawks defensive backs coach Jerry Gray is has been named assistant head coach and defensive backs coach.

Gray played defensive back for the Longhorns from 1981 to 1984. He was a two-time All-American and a two-time Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year. A first round draft pick of the LA Rams, Gray played in …