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Sonny Dykes, a new Longhorn, Mike Leach’s acting days and the hype machine

David Ubben is joined by guest co-host Bruce Feldman of Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports to look ahead to 2018 in Texas and take a closer look at the newest member of the Texas Longhorns. Feldman also offers some insight into Mike Leach’s acting days and coaching tree, what went wrong with Sonny Dykes at Cal and why it may…

Matt Rhule, NFL Draft and forecasting UH/A&M/Tech

Baylor coach Matt Rhule sits down to discuss the past and future at Baylor, his new tradition for the program and much more. David Ubben and guest co-host Sam Khan of ESPN.com break down last weekend’s NFL Draft and look ahead at what we can expect from Houston, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Right-click to download audio file.

Ranking the best offensive linemen in the 2019 class (Subscribers only)

The big guys up front are the real engine that makes every offense churn, and the 2019 class is stocked with plenty of players who can give a boost to their college programs. The list is powered by Next Level Athlete and powered by Sportify Insurance. Kenyon Green, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound talent from Atascocita in Humble, topped the list. NLA’s…

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Major Applewhite, RGIII, Tech observations and Whataburger

Houston coach Major Applewhite joins this week’s show to talk about his controversial hiring of Kendal Briles, building a program at UH and the week he spent on Tom Herman’s couch during his year away from football. David Ubben and guest co-host Shehan Jeyarajah of Big 12 DieHards talk about their observations from Texas Tech’s Saturday scrimmage, RGIII’s return to…

Ranking the top 40 running backs in the 2019 class (Subscribers Only)

Katy's Deondrick Glass is atop this year's initial list.

Deondrick Glass has 3,602 rushing yards and 56 touchdowns in his last two seasons, landing him atop the initial list of the 40 best running backs in Texas for the 2019 recruiting class. The list is powered by Next Level Athlete and brought to you by Sportify Insurance. “Isaiah Spiller could very well end up being our No. 1,” NLA’s…

Big questions for Houston spring football: Kendal Briles and finding WRs and LBs

1. Is Kendal Briles an overnight fix for the offense? Ex-Baylor offensive coordinator Kendal Briles was the most controversial assistant hire in the state this offseason. But Major Applewhite (and the UH administration) pulling the trigger means they’re willing to trade the PR blowback and face questions about the program’s ethical approach in exchange for fixing an offense that actually…

Ranking the best QBs in the 2019 class

Wednesday, the 2018 recruiting season officially hit the finish line, but now it’s time for a focus on 2019. Naturally, we’re starting with the best quarterbacks in the class, led by Texas commit Roschon Johnson of Port Noches-Groves. In 13 games last year, he rushed for 1,627 yards and 29 scores and threw for 2,918 yards with 35 touchdowns and…

Where do Texas schools stand for 2019 recruiting?

The 2018 classes are officially in the barn, but coaches are already hard at work getting a jump start on 2019. With 10 months before the early signing period begins next December, six programs already have players committed for next year. Here’s how the state stacks up: 1. Texas A&M: The Aggies already have six commits, including five-star safety Brian…

National Signing Day: A quick glance at all 12 Texas FBS recruiting classes

How did all the schools' classes look after the dust settled this afternoon?

For reference on the best in-state players in this year’s class: Top 500 2018 recruits in Texas TEXAS LONGHORNS Composite 247 team recruiting ranking: No. 3 (No. 1 in Big 12) Average 247 recruiting ranking (2014-17): 14.75 Top recruit: Caden Sterns, S, Cibolo Steele Top Texas recruit: Caden Sterns, S, Cibolo Steele Notable: Seven of the Longhorns’ signees are ranked…