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Photoblog: Wyoming versus Texas

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Of course, I brought the camera with me last night to get some pictures of the home opener between the Wyoming Cowboys and the Texas Longhorns.

We watched the team walk in, but the lighting was such that the pictures didn’t turn out well. The Wife was shooting video, and I suspect that came out better. I’ll play with it next.

Tech Notes: All pictures taken with a Nikon Coolpix P80 and processed in …

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September 12th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Thoughts on Wyoming versus Texas

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Friends, let me introduce you to Texas’ new number one receiver, Mike Davis. We waited through spring practice, the pre-season camp, and five quarters of real play for a receiver to step up as Garrett Gilbert’s go-to guy.

In the second quarter against Wyoming last night, the true freshman did so, catching a 29 yards pass to start the first drive of the second quarter. That drive then stalled for a punt, but a couple of drives later, Davis goes …

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Thoughts on Texas-Rice

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Texas beat Rice 34-17 in a game that was both not as close and closer than it seemed. The Owls slugged it out with the Longhorns, making a respectable appearance and never quite being put away completely. On the other hand, the Longhorns dropped two Pick-Six interceptions and fumbled a punt reception. Two of these directly translated into touchdowns for Rice, leading to a swing of 28 points.

The offense is a work in progress. Gilbert seems to understand his …

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Preview: Texas Longhorns Offense

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In three days, the Texas Longhorns football season opens, and the Garrett Gilbert era begins. While we received a taste of what he brings in the National Championship Game against Alabama, Gilbert has now been working as the starting quarterback since spring practice, and has an offense designed around his traditional, drop-back-quarterback, strengths.

But make no mistake, the Longhorn season rides on the shoulders of Gilbert’s 6′ 4″ frame.

With the departure of Sherrod Harris from the team, true freshman …

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Photos: UTEP vs. Texas

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An afternoon game with nothing but sunshine meant that even a slow digicam could get sharp action photos at the UTEP Miners versus Texas Longhorns game on September 26, 2009. Read the rest of this entry...

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September 28th, 2009 at 11:39 am

Video: UTEP vs Texas First Touchdown

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The Texas Longhorns had a quick start to the game Saturday against the UTEP Miners, recovering a fumble and driving down to the three yard line. Tre' Newton took it from there. Read the rest of this entry...

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September 28th, 2009 at 8:30 am

Thoughts on Texas Tech vs. Texas

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Heading into the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Texas Longhorns, if you had told me that Tech would only score twenty-four points, I would have confidently predicted a win by three or four touchdowns. As it happened, the Texas defense held Tech to three touchdowns and a field goal, but Texas only won by ten points, in a game that was actually much closer than the final score indicated. I've waited a few days to write about the the game as I wanted to have some time to think about it. It was an ugly win, but I'll take an ugly win over a pretty loss on any day of the week. Read the rest of this entry...

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September 23rd, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Texas Tech versus Texas Predictions

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Many Texas Longhorn fans still see the play in their nightmares. Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell throws the ball to Michael Crabtree, who tosses off a tackle from Earl Thomas and outruns Curtis Brown to the endzone to put the Red Raiders ahead with only a second remaining in the game. It doesn't help that one can't watch anything involving college football without seeing the play every two or three minutes. Tonight, after ten long months of waiting, Texas and Texas Tech finally meet again on the football field. Only this time, it's Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, in front of a record Texas crown that should approach 102,000. Read the rest of this entry...

Thoughts on Texas versus Wyoming

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A Saturday of upsets and near upsets. Fifth ranked Oklahoma State lost to unranked Houston by two scores. Freshman quarterback Tate Forcier lead his rebuilding Michigan team to a four point victory over 18th ranked Notre Dame. Number 21 Georgia slips by South Carolina. Eleventh ranked LSU can't put away Vanderbilt until midway through the fourth quarter. And third ranked USC needs a game saving touchdown late in the fourth quarter to beat Ohio State. And for thirty minutes in the rarified air of Laramie, Wyoming, much of the Longhorn Nation wondered if Texas was destined to join the mighty fallen in the second week of the season. Read the rest of this entry...