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5-7, 6th in Big 12

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

New Texas strength coach Yancy McKnight was asked today about the controversy at Oregon and noted his staff is providing longer rest times during the early phase of their offseason conditioning program, since Texas players didn't play in a bowl game and thus have been off for 7 weeks.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Like they did with their Houston team, Texas' new coaching staff will sort players into 3 groups this offseason. The "gold" players are leaders who take care of their business. "Green" players are improving. And the ones who need help, the troublemakers who skip class and tutoring? Strength coach Yancy McKnight says they'll be the "crimson" group, clearly a nod to rival Oklahoma.

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ESPN JC50 prospect Johnson commits to Texas

Gary Johnson, the No. 8 junior college prospect in the ESPN JC50, committed to Texas on Friday. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound playmaking linebacker was a one-time Alabama verbal pledge.

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Connor Williams a big return for Texas

Williams excelled last fall, earning consensus first-team All-Big-12 honors and appearing on most All-America lists (first or second team). The tackle will be one of the key cornerstones that coach Tom Herman inherits, writes Adam Rittenberg. Top 25 retuning players (Insider)

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4dJake Trotter and Max Olson

Big 12's top 25 returning players for 2017

Narrowing down the top 25 returning Big 12 players was no easy choice, but Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield is the clear No. 1.

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4dBonnie Ford

Sam Ehlinger faces life's next chapter

Ross Ehlinger never got to see his son play in a big-time football game, but quarterback Sam knows his father will be with him every step of the way as he begins play at the University of Texas.

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5dMax Olson

Three offseason questions: Texas Longhorns

It will be a year of big change for Texas, where coach Tom Herman will try to introduce a culture change, a new defensive scheme and settle on a QB.

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Foreman reps Texas in the top 10

The lone Longhorn to make the list, D'Onta Foreman, comes in at No. 7 for the final #CFBrank top 50. The junior RB entered the preseason as an unranked player. Final #CFBrank

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas AD Mike Perrin released a statement today defending coach Tom Herman's hiring of former Baylor staffer Casey Horny. Perrin said he "spoke at length" with Horny and looked into his background before Herman hired him as a special teams quality control coach. Horny had defended Art Briles in past posts on his Twitter account, which he deleted after taking the Texas job. Perrin said that social media commentary "will not be tolerated at Texas."

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7dJeremy Crabtree

Everything to know before NSD in the Big 12

The Big 12 is a bit behind on the recruiting trail. Oklahoma has the top-ranked class, but all eyes will be on Texas to see how the Horns close.

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8dDavid Purdum

Texas draws national title interest in Las Vegas

Just a week after the College Football Playoff National Championship, Texas, Oklahoma and Penn State are among the teams generating money to win next year's title at the South Point sportsbook.

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11dMitch Sherman

Ten bold predictions for the Big 12 in 2017

From QB derbies to thinking about a replacement for Bill Snyder at Kansas State to the playoff, we take a stab at the 2017 season in the Big 12.

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Former QB Young gets probation for DWI arrest

Vince Young, the former Texas Longhorns star and NFL quarterback, was sentenced to 18 months of probation for a drunken-driving arrest in January 2016.

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas RB D'Onta Foreman won the Earl Campbell Award tonight, honoring the offensive player of the year from the state of Texas. Foreman, who's entering the NFL draft after leading FBS in rushing, beat out Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II and the Oklahoma duo of QB Baker Mayfield and WR Dede Westbrook for the award.

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Vince Young's run still the best?

Hunter Renfrow's game-winning TD catch with 1 second left increased Clemson's win probability to 99.9 percent. Based on our win probability model, however, two other plays by winning teams in title games rate higher.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

Texas coach Tom Herman said he's not a fan of the proposed early signing periods and would rather prefer prospects being able to sign national letter of intents when they are ready, much like it was before the modern era of recruiting.

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