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NCAA Football

Texas Tech-Texas Game Moved to September

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Texas Tech and Texas announced today that their game next season has been moved to September 19th. ABC wants to show this game at prime time, but needed the game move to accommodate their schedule.

Said Texas head coach Mack Brown:

I really am excited about it. It’ll be good to be playing on primetime in September when there are not as many national games that people like to look at.

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February 10th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Five Longhorns Headed to NFL Combine

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The NFL has extended invitations to wide receiver Quan Cosby, defensive tackle Roy Miller, running back Chris Ogbonnaya, defensive end Brian Orakpo and corner back Ryan Palmer to participate in the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine. The Combine is a week long showcase that occurs every February in Indianapolis. College football players will perform physical and mental tests for coaches, GMs and scouts of the NFL.

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Outstanding Offer Letter: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB

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Considered by many to be the best cornerback prospect in the nation, Kirkpatrick is ready to play college ball today, yet still has room for improvement. A bit more muscle on his long frame will match will with his great speed and hands.

Nick Saban doesn’t lose many in Alabama, and he’s not likely to lose this one. The run of defensive backs that Texas has put into the NFL gives Texas a shot, but not a very good one.

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February 4th, 2009 at 10:21 am

Outstanding Offer Letter: Jarvis Jones, LB

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Expected to play inside linebacker, although he’s a bit undersized for that position now. Great speed. Outstanding football IQ.

Jones makes his announcement today at noon. He’s been very coy about his decision, but most think he’ll end up at Florida or Georgia. We’d love to have him at Texas.

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February 4th, 2009 at 9:12 am

Review of Expected Longhorn Football Recruits

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With just hours, I mean minutes, left until Signing Day, let’s take a quick look at the list of those expected to join the 2009 Recruiting Class for the Longhorns.

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The Longhorn Off Season

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Great wisdom about the off season from Trey McLean’s “From the Stands” column.

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January 21st, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Top 15 Favorite Texas Longhorn Football Players

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With the season over, and little to talk about in college football until signing day and the NFL draft, I thought I would take a look at my all time favorite Longhorns.

This is based upon nothing by my personal opinion and biases, but current players are not eligible. Therefore, Colt McCoy, who would otherwise likely make the list, will have to wait until next year.

I’m also going to limit it to guys who I can actually remember playing college ball, which limits us to about the mid-Seventies. This disqualifies amazing players like Tommy Nobis, Bill Bradley, and James Street. Sorry guys, I only had limited control over when I was born.

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Thank You, Longhorns, for a Great Season

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Burnt Orange Sunset

Heading into the 2008 season, most pundits penciled the Texas Longhorns down as a three or four loss team. I personally thought we would see at least two losses. Instead, the unrespected, underrated Longhorns went 12-1, with a solid win over Oklahoma and dominating wins over Arkansas and Texas A&M.

By any reasonable measure, this is the second or third best season in the last twenty years.

Let’s look back at some of the highlights…

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January 10th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Sergio Kindle Returning for his Senior Year

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Reports from his father and his former high school coach are that Texas Longhorn linebacker Sergio Kindle is returning for his senior season. It seems he wishes to abuse the Oklahoma Sooners one more time and then make a run for a national title.

In a related story, Sooner quarterback Sam Bradford has added another entry to his “Why I should leave for the NFL” column.

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January 10th, 2009 at 9:24 am

Crabtree Begins the Texas Tech Downwards Spiral

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Reports are that Texas Tech star wide receiver Michael Crabtree will announce on Tuesday that he plans to declare for the NFL draft. The NFL draft advisory committee, among other sources, lists Crabtree as a probable first round draft pick.

Crabtree, a two-time Biletnikoff Award for the nation’s top receiver, had 93 catches and 18 touchdowns in the regular season, averaging 94.6 yards per game.

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January 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm