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Texas DT Chris Whaley will hold a pro day on Tuesday.

Whaley will do some running and ladder work and his rehab about a month ahead of schedule, according to the defensive tackle's agent. The Texas product suffered a left knee injury in November. He is one of our favorite third day sleepers, if allowed to keep a specific upfield sub-package role.
Apr 21 - 12:53 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that Texas senior DT Chris Whaley had a visit with the Cowboys on Tuesday and Wednesday, and had dinner with the Cowboys staff.

Whaley is easily comparable to newly signed Cowboys' DT Henry Melton, who also was a former Texas running back who made the switch to defensive tackle. With Whaley's athleticism and quick feet, look for him to be an upfield gap penetrator at the next level. Whaley has some upside as a possible third day selection, but he's coming back from a torn ACL which ended his senior season last year. The former Longhorn's captain could be a nice developmental project for the Cowboys, if they plan to take a chance on him.
Apr 16 - 10:50 PM

Texas junior QB David Ash suffered a fractured left foot during spring practices.

He will undergo surgery next week and is expected to be healthy in time for fall camp. It's bad news for a player who has struggled with his health. A concussion cost Ash 10 games last season. He was granted a medical hardship waiver, which means he still has two year's eligibility remaining.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 12 - 5:58 PM

Texas WR Mike Davis (foot) was clocked between 4.46-4.48 seconds in the forty at Wednesday's pro day, according to CBS Sports.

Davis was held out of NFL Scouting Combine on-field drills in February due to a foot injury. NFLDraftScout.com ranks him as the draft's No. 18 receiver. CBS Sports draft analyst Rob Rang observed Davis at the Senior Bowl and wrote that "his reliable routes and hands caught my attention."
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 30 - 6:50 PM

Longhorns coach Charlie Strong dismissed FB Chet Moss and DB Leroy Scott from the team over the weekend.

Moss and Scott, who were both preparing for their senior seasons, were guilty of unspecified violations of team rules. Scott appeared in all 13 games last year and was named the team's co-special teams player of the year. Moss, recruited as a middle linebacker and switched to fullback in 2011, started one game in 2013.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 17 - 7:01 PM

Texas senior DE Jackson Jeffcoat clocked a 4.63 40-yard dash and logged a 36-inch vertical jump at the NFL Combine.

Jeffcoat, the reigning Big 12 defensive player of the year after leading the conference with 13 sacks, measured in at only 6-foot-3 and 247 pounds at the combine. Because of that, NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock believes he's too small to hold up at defensive end in the pros. The other bad news? "I don't think he can stand up and play outside linebacker," the analyst said, adding that Jeffcoat "needs to show more athletic ability than I saw on tape."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 24 - 8:41 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that Texas WR Mike Davis will not be taking part in the Combine on-field drills, due to a foot injury.

Although Davis won't perform at the Combine, he did measure in at 6 feet and 197 pounds in Indy.
Feb 22 - 9:32 PM

Texas WR Mike Davis displays "inadequate on-field body language and temperament," writes NFL Media draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki.

Davis "is usually at the back of the line in practice drills and does not exhibit urgency in his play or leadership traits in the locker room," according to Nawrocki. "Displays starter-caliber physical traits, yet his playing demeanor and approach turn off many evaluators and could force his draft status to sink." Davis is a burner and those wheels will secure him a job for the next few years. To stick in the pros long-term, he'll need to improve upon his consistency and maturity.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 8:24 PM

Mack Brown accepted a paid job as a special assistant to the Texas athletics department and will be paid $2.75 million over four years as part of a settlement.

"He resigned," Texas spokesman Nick Voinis said. "This is what was agreed to. We're honoring his contract." Brown is expected to spearhead fundraising efforts for UT and its athletics department, and will be compensated healthfully to do so. The school, however, saved a few pennies by parting with the veteran coach when it did, as Brown had been owed $40 million as part of an extension he signed last January that stretched through the 2020 season. Brown resigned in December after coaching the Longhorns for 16 years. Texas lured Charlie Strong from Louisville to replace him.
Feb 13 - 4:44 PM

The Texas Board of Regents approved contracts for Charlie Strong's first group of assistants.

All 10 assistants received three-year contracts. This is important because Texas has typically retained assistants on a year-to-year basis in the past. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford got the biggest payday of the bunch and will net $760,000 in 2014.
Feb 6 - 5:58 PM

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said WR coach Jerry Sullivan is high on Texas WR Mike Davis.

Davis is a vertical receiver who wins on downfield routes and skinny posts. The Longhorns passing offense was not overly impressive last season... or the year before, but Davis has speed the NFL covets. We believe he needs to catch the football more comfortably, as he tends to fight it.
Jan 23 - 10:49 AM

Texas junior QB David Ash has been medically cleared to participate in offseason workouts and spring football practice.

Ash only appeared in three games last season due to concussion symptoms suffered against BYU, and Texas appears likely to apply for a medical redshirt to get that year of eligibility back. If successful, Ash would conceivably be eligible through the 2015 season. Ash, who has thrown for 4,538 yards and a 30/18 TD/INT ratio on a 63.2 percent completion rate at the collegiate level, will compete with freshman Tyrone Swoopes and incoming recruit Jerrod Heard for Texas' starting QB gig.
Jan 19 - 3:17 PM

Texas regents approved Charlie Strong's five-year, $26 million contract.

Strong can earn incentives for such achievements as winning coach of the year, the Big 12 championship and the national championship. If the Longhorns finish in the top five, Louisville's former coach will receive a 3-percent bonus. If Texas finishes in the top 10, he'll take home a 2-percent bonus. Strong replaced Mack Brown as coach earlier this month.
Jan 13 - 4:40 PM

Texas OT Josh Cochran has decided to retire from football due to a recurring shoulder injury.

He started 23 games for the Longhorns over the past three seasons. "Just want to thank my friends, family, and Longhorn Nation for all the support during my football career!!" Cochran tweeted on Friday. Charlie Strong will have his hands full figuring out his 2014 offensive line, because, in addition to Cochran's retirement, Trey Hopkins, Donald Hawkins and Mason Walters have all graduated.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 10 - 10:58 PM

Texas junior RB Malcolm Brown will return to school.

Brown earned second-team All-Big 12 honors this past season by sprinting for 904 yards and nine touchdowns on 214 attempts and hauling in 17 receptions for 195 yards and two TD. "I wanted to come back and try to have an even better season than I did this past year, plus I can graduate." Brown said. "I wanted to experience Coach [Charlie] Strong and see what he has for us, and I feel like we're going to have a good year. We have a lot of guys coming back. We had a pretty strong 2011 (recruiting) class, and I want to come back and enjoy my senior year with all of them. We all have to wait our turn to be complete senior leaders, and it's our time now. I feel like we have an abundance of leaders in this class, not just me. It's going to be exciting."
Jan 9 - 10:39 PM


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