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2016 Schedule
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Can Texas take down Notre Dame?

Our Phil Steele sees Texas as his most improved team. ND enters the game as a four-point favorite, but with QB issues, Steele thinks the game will have a tight result. Week 1 CFB best bets (Insider)

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Boyer resolves anger, supports Kaepernick's decision (6:28)
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McMurphy predicts Charlie Strong bowl

Brett McMurphy projects an intriguing bowl matchup featuring Charlie Strong and his former team. Mark Schlabach, however, sees things playing out differently. Bowl projections

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Kirk Herbstreit's Gameplan Breakdown: UNC, Texas could pull off upsets (1:21)
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Dinich and McGee get animated about college football's Week 1 (1:56)
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Bold Big 12 predictions for the 2016 season

Our writers see big things ahead for Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes and for TCU, including a win over Oklahoma and the Big 12 title?

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How many awards will Sooners snag?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Oklahoma is the team to beat in the Big 12, but he doesn't think its QB will be the league's best offensive player. He also makes his picks for the rest of the conference award winners.

  • Offensive player of the year: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech
  • Defensive player of the year: Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  • Coach of the year: Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
  • Freshman of the year: Shane Buechele, QB, Texas
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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas did not release a depth chart and did not name a starting quarterback today. Charlie Strong says he's trying to give Notre Dame as little info as possible. We'll see if that extra secrecy pays off on Sunday night.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong won't announce his decision for the Texas quarterback competition. "I know who we're gonna start," Strong said. "Sunday, we'll see who runs out there." He has said senior Tyrone Swoopes and freshman Shane Buechele will both play against the Irish.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlie Strong added he won't be naming a QB starter before the Notre Dame game.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Teas coach Charlie Strong says he has not decided on a starting QB for Notre Dame yet. The competition is down to Tyrone Swoopes and true freshman Shane Buechele.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

"It's never about me," says Texas coach Charlie Strong in response to the second question of the year on the Big 12 teleconference -- about his job security. Looks like there will be no pleasantries here at the outset of Strong's third season in Austin.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas has moved another QB to wide receiver. First it was Jerrod Heard, now it's Kai Locksley. The redshirt freshman and former ESPN 300 recruit is playing receiver according to Texas' updated roster. He has potential there, too: Locksley played that position in the Under Armour All-America Game and played well.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas QB commit Sam Ehlinger, an ESPN 300 recruit, accounted for 314 total yards and 2 TDs on Friday night to lead Austin Westlake to a 32-29 upset of No. 1 ranked Katy in their season opener.

Team Stats

Passing Yards145.9118th
Rushing Yards224.820th
Points For28.867th
Points Against30.3Tied-90th

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