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Texas senior RB Malcolm Brown rushed for 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 19 carries in Texas' 45-42 escape against Iowa State on Saturday.

Brown hasn't yet exceeded 100 yards in a game during this long, disappointing season. He's rushed for 396 yards and four touchdowns on 103 carries, a 3.8 YPC average. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer that Brown "runs physical" and "low to the ground." Brown had 904 yards and nine touchdowns on 214 attempts and hauled in 17 receptions for 195 yards and two TD last season, numbers he isn't likely to match as a senior.
Oct 19 - 7:44 PM

An AFC scout said he was "shocked at the lack of talent on the [Texas] roster during my visit."

"(Texas coach) Charlie Strong has a big challenge in front of him," the scout said. The 2-4 Longhorns have beaten punching bags North Texas and Kansas and have only Big 12 matchups in front of them on the schedule. "There are no true game breakers outside of WR Daje Johnson," observed NFL.com's draft team. "RB Joe Bergeron had some talent but is no longer around after Strong kicked him off the team. RB Malcolm Brown should get drafted somewhere. Cornerbacks Cedric Reed and Quandre Diggs give the Longhorns two pretty good corners who should get drafted, too."
Source: NFL.com
Oct 16 - 8:06 PM

Texas freshman S Jason Hill will miss the game against Iowa State with a patellar tendon injury.

Hill is already earning starting snaps in his first year on the team, as are many younger players thanks to the purge Charlie Strong instituted. Hill suffered the injury against Oklahoma.
Oct 15 - 2:01 PM

Former Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash will pursue a baseball career.

A Texas spokesman confirmed that Ash will join the Longhorns' baseball team. Ash retired from football earlier this season after suffering another concussion. The former signal-caller interestingly did not play baseball in high school. He has thrown bullpen sessions with pitching coach Skip Johnson, leading to speculation that Ash will try to make it as a hurler.
Oct 14 - 6:04 PM

Texas junior DT Malcom Brown led a dominant defensive first-half performance against Oklahoma on Saturday, writes Rob Rang of CBS Sports.

The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder grades as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 5 defensive tackle of the 2016 draft class. "Strong and surprisingly quick at the point of attack, Texas' Brown helped clog running lanes, holding up at point and shucking would-be blockers if Oklahoma's backs ran his direction," Rang wrote. "Given his massive frame, it isn't surprising he's successful in this role. Brown's effort in pursuit to the sideline and ability to rush the quarterback from surprising angles, however, was impressive." Brown started all 13 games for the Longhorns last season -- mostly as a NT in UT's multiple defensive fronts -- and collected 68 tackles, including 12 for loss. "Brown possesses tree trunks for thighs and he uses this lower-leg drive to bull-rush through opponents into the backfield," Rang wrote. "He knocked back Oklahoma offensive line with an explosive punch, showing noticeably improved upper body explosiveness than he did last season."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 13 - 1:49 AM

Texas senior WR Jaxon Shipley had nine catches for 115 yards on Saturday against Oklahoma.

Shipley still hasn't scored this season after finishing with just one touchdown through the air in 2013. Even so, he remains a spectacular chain mover and possession threat, accumulating 38 receptions and 450 receiving yards across six games.
Oct 11 - 5:27 PM

Texas junior OW Daje Johnson will miss Saturday's game against Oklahoma with a hamstring injury.

Johnson made his debut last week against Baylor after being suspended for a reported academic issue. Texas' offense has obviously struggled, and Johnson is one of the better playmakers on the team.
Oct 11 - 10:31 AM

SMU contacted former Texas HC Mack Brown about its coaching vacancy.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Brown told the school he is not interested in coaching at the moment. However, he reportedly added that he misses coaching, leaving the door open for future communication between the two sides. Brown’s attorney, Joe Jamail, said Brown has been approached with several job offers. "He was approached, I was approached, but he’s not interested in coaching anywhere right now," Jamail said. "He misses it, frankly, but he loves being on ESPN." Brown will reportedly make a decision about his future in December.
Oct 6 - 10:29 PM

Texas junior RB Johnathan Gray rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in Saturday's 28-7 loss to Baylor.

Gray averaged 6.2 yards per carry as Texas' only source of consistent offense in the setback. So long as Tyrone Swoopes continues to struggle, you can figure that the Longhorns will rely on Gray to move the sticks. Gray typically faces loaded boxes because Swoopes hasn't shown he can pick apart defenses through the air. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Gray tore his Achilles tendon last Nov. 9 against West Virginia.
Oct 4 - 7:44 PM

Mack Brown has not been contacted by school's with open coaching positions and he will not make a decision about his coaching future until December.

"Even then, Brown said he won't necessarily be interested because he's enjoying his television duties at ESPN," the network's Brett McMurphy writes. Brown's name has come up when discussing SMU's coaching vacancy, and Michigan could possibly be looking for a coach sooner than later.
Source: ESPN
Sep 30 - 11:29 AM

FOXSports.com's Bruce Feldman reports "some well-connected SMU brass are intrigued" by the idea of hiring Mack Brown as head coach.

The Mustangs are trying to locate a long-term replacement for June Jones, who resigned as head coach a weeks into the season. The 63-year-old Brown, a studio analyst for ESPN, resigned in December after 16 years as coach at Texas. We still haven't heard if the 63-year-old Brown is as intrigued by the opening as it is in him.
Source: Fox Sports
Sep 29 - 3:21 PM

Texas senior WR Jaxon Shipley had six catches for 81 yards on Saturday against Kansas.

Shipley hasn't reached pay dirt in 2014, but he's been a nice possession receiver for the Longhorns, hauling in 26 receptions for 325 yards through four games. He's never finished with less than 44 catches over his four-year career. CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote over the summer that Shipley has a similar skill-set to his big brother Jordan, a third-rounder in the 2010 draft, though the analyst doesn't expect Jaxon to go as high in the draft.
Sep 28 - 5:19 PM

Drug tests administered to the Texas football team have almost doubled in the last eight months under new head coach Charlie Strong.

"An average of 104 drug tests per year during the 2010 to 2013 football seasons," while 188 drug tests have been administered by Strong in the last eight months, Wescott Eberts writes. In fact, Strong reportedly called for 104 drug tests during a stretch in March. "Timing" has apparently been the biggest difference in these new tests, as players do not currently know when to expect them compared to Mack Brown's policy. We can only assume a number of the dismissals at Texas are related to these changes.
Sep 25 - 11:23 AM

Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash has retired from football after suffering from multiple head injuries.

"We just decided, because of his health -- that's the No. 1 concern for all of us -- that he's no longer going to play football," head coach Charlie Strong said. "But he is going to be part of the team, because I told him I wanted him around the team and that's what he deserves." Ash suffered a concussion last September and has only played in two games since then and most recently disclosed suffering from head injuries following the school's season opener.
Source: ESPN
Sep 18 - 9:39 AM

Texas senior WR Jaxon Shipley (head) had nine catches for 65 yards on Saturday against UCLA.

Shipley was questionable all week and a game-time decision after suffering a concussion last week against BYU. He now has 20 catches for 144 yards on the year. Shipley has never finished with less than 44 catches over his four-year career.
Sep 14 - 11:42 PM


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