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Texas HC Charlie Strong told reporters redshirt junior QB David Ash has looked "unbelievable" during preseason camp.

There was a point when many thought Ash might not play another snap of football due to multiple head injuries. The biggest question is Strong previously stated he would not allow Ash to take a hit prior to the season, so we will see how the quarterback reacts to that first contact. Ash is locked in as the team's starting quarterback.
Aug 22 - 9:04 AM

Texas HC Charlie Strong told reporters sophomore QB Tyrone Swoopes "is the clear No. 2 quarterback."

David Ash is entrenched as the starter, but as we've seen there is no lock for him to play in every game. Swoopes only played in five games last season and completed five of 13 attempts for 26 yards, adding 79 rushing yards and a touchdown. He could grab the starting job in 2015.
Aug 21 - 12:58 PM

Texas redshirt freshman G Darius James has missed a few practice with a foot injury.

Per beat writer Jason Suchomel, James is "a guy Texas can't afford to have miss much time." Texas lost a couple of offensive lineman to graduation, and the former No. 1 center recruit in the country will likely be relied upon to see a large amount of playing time. Green has a history with foot injuries, as he broke one in 2012. No details have been disclosed on the current issue.
Aug 18 - 10:54 AM

Texas redshirt junior TE Miles Onyegbule will miss the 2014 season due to a torn ACL.

Onyegbule, a former wide receiver, has suffered a number of injuries during his time with the Horns. In April of 2012, Oyegbule tore his left pectoral. He could only play in two games last year and missed five due to injury.
Aug 18 - 10:27 AM

Former Texas senior RB Joe Bergeron officially transferred to Texas A&M Commerce.

He practiced for the first time on Saturday. New Longhorns' coach Charlie Strong dismissed Bergeron late last month, and we caught wind of Bergeron's interest in TAMUC 10 days ago. He's eligible to play immediately for A&M Commerce, and should post video game numbers at the NCAA Div. II level. Bergeron rushed 272 times for 1,392 yards and 25 touchdowns over the past three years at Texas.
Aug 17 - 6:01 PM

Vince Young has taken a job with Texas in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, where he will serve as development officer for program alumni relations.

Chip Brown of Horns Digest first reported the news, adding the job will pay "six figures." Young returned to Texas last year and earned a degree in Youth and Community Studies. "Vince’s passion for the educational success of young people and his experiences as a first-generation college graduate make him a perfect fit for this role," said Gregory J. Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement
Source: Texas
Aug 14 - 10:55 AM

Texas head coach Charlie Strong said he won't allow Texas redshirt junior QB David Ash to take a hit before the first game of the season.

Ash suffered a fractured foot during spring practices back in April. The 6-foot-4, 200-pounder also missed 10 games last season with a concussion. Because of the head injury, he was granted a medical hardship waiver and still has two years eligibility remaining for the Longhorns. Needless to say, it's an intelligent decision to keep Ash out of harm's way. Ash is the favorite to land the starting QB job, but he'll have to beat out Tyrone Swoopes.
Aug 8 - 1:16 PM

Former Texas senior RB Joe Bergeron will transfer to Texas A&M Commerce, according to Taylor Gasper.

Bergeron was recently dismissed just a few days after Charlie Strong said he was "in the mix" at the running back position. He missed a large portion of spring activities for reasons that were never disclosed. Bergeron is very talented and will be eligible to play immediately for A&M Commerce.
Aug 7 - 8:36 AM

Texas HC Charlie Strong is making players earn the logos on the side of their helmets during preseason practice.

Via Mike Finger, edge rusher Cedric Reed said Strons "weeds out the people who shouldn't be here. The guys who are here have bought in." The new head coach has attempted to rapidly change the culture of Texas' football program, and this year's results should show if it has paid off.
Aug 5 - 12:31 PM

Texas HC Charlie Strong officially disciplined eight members of the football team, including saying junior WR Kendall Sanders and redshirt freshman WR Montrel Meander will not return to the program.

The two receivers were dismissed following sexual assault charges. Defensive back Chevoski Collins and running backs Jalen Overstreeet and Joe Bergeron were released form their scholarships in order to transfer. Tackle Desmond Harrison, safety Josh Turner and wide receiver Daje Johnson will be suspended for at least one game. Strong has changed out the program handles discipline in a very short amount of time.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 4 - 11:02 AM

Texas suspended offensive tackle Desmond Harrison, wide receiver Daje Johnson and safety Josh Turner.

All three will miss games, coach Charlie Strong announced. Strong also confirmed that RBs Joe Bergeron and Jalen Overstreet, and DB Chevoski Collins have all been released from scholarships. He added that WRs Kendall Sanders and Montrel Meander were also released from their scholarships following a sexual assault investigation.
Aug 3 - 7:42 PM

Texas senior S Josh Turner will remain on the team after meeting with HC Charlie Strong, according to Orange Bloods.

Multiple reports stated Turner had been dismissed from the program last week. "He's still on the team and he's very thankful that things turned out the way they have," Turner's high school coach Kevin Cox said. The senior has only started five games in his career.
Source: Rivals
Jul 31 - 4:46 PM

Four-star high school WR recruit John Burt has verbally committed to Texas.

On the surface this might not seem like news, since Texas lands four-star recruits all the time. However, Mack brown rarely recruited out of Florida, where Burt is from, so this could be a start to a pipeline. Charlie Strong has... strong ties to the sunshine state. Texas produces a wealth of talent, but adding Florida to the mix is a great combination.
Jul 29 - 11:35 AM

Texas has dismissed redshirt sophomore RB Jalen Overstreet due to a violation of team rules.

Beat writer Chip Brown revealed the football team recently took a drug test, which might have been a reason for the recent dismissals. Taylor Gaspor of Orange Bloods says this is Overstreet's second offense. The redshirt sophomore was expected to have a much larger role this season.
Jul 25 - 3:49 PM

The Texas football team was recently given a random drug test, according to Chip Brown of Horns Digest.

Brown suggests this could be the reasoning for the numerous recent dismissals by head coach Charlie Strong. Two players were dismissed from the team this past spring, and Brown points out it was due to failed drug tests. Running back Joe Bergeron, backup safety Chevoski Collins and running back Jalen Overstreet were recently dismissed for violating team rules. Horns Digest notes two more players are under review.
Jul 25 - 3:12 PM


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