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Big 12 expansion, Johnny goes north, A&M-UT and gambling

David Ubben is joined by guest co-host Ishmael Johnson of DCTF to discuss Johnny Football’s exodus to Canada to play for ex-SMU coach June Jones. David also explains why Arizona and Arizona State coming to the Big 12 makes sense for both parties, why fear is not a factor in the Lone Star Cold War and what the Supreme Court’s…

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…

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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Subscribe now:     iTunes    |    Google Play    |    Stitcher Episode 9: Big 12 expansion, Johnny goes north, A&M-UT and gambling David Ubben is joined by guest co-host Ishmael Johnson of DCTF to discuss Johnny Football’s exodus to Canada to play for ex-SMU coach June Jones. David also explains why Arizona and Arizona State coming to…

News and notes from the NFL Combine

The best players with Texas ties made a lot of positive waves in Indianapolis.

Of the 336 players who passed through the doors of this week’s NFL Scouting Combine, few made as many headlines as Baker Mayfield. Mayfield wasn’t shy about projecting his future when the microphones were in his face during his visit. A brief selection of his greatest hits from the weekend: “If there’s anyone to turn around the Browns, it’s me.”…

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…

Can Sonny Dykes finish what Chad Morris started?

As spring football begins across the state, we’re examining the big questions for each program as they begin their set of 15 offseason practices. Next up: SMU. 1. Can the offense find new receivers? Ben Hicks made big jumps in every passing metric from his freshman year in 2016 to 2017, but next year, he’ll have to do it without…

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…

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…

Takeaways and notes from signing day in Texas

It was a different National Signing Day than in years past, but there's still plenty to assess.

The drama. The iconic hat reveals. Tired fax machine jokes. The eleventh-hour changes of heart. The Derek Jeter cameos. The puppies. The parents, angry over their child’s choice, refusing to sign the letter of intent. It’s all a little muted this year, and the NCAA rulebook is to blame. National Signing Day is still today, the first Wednesday in February,…