After missing most of the season with injuries, two Texas senior leaders have made their decisions for 2015. Center Dominic Espinosa, a 40-game starter for the Longhorns, announced Tuesday on his Twitter account he will not seek a sixth season of eligibility.
Watch list week continued Tuesday with the release of the Mackey Award and Rimington Trophy. The Mackey goes to the most outstanding tight end, while the Rimington is for college football's top center.
about 780 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Before Texas begins its first season under Charlie Strong, we're taking a deep dive into all the talent he inherits in 2014. Our Burnt Orange Breakdown series takes a closer look at each scholarship player returning this fall and what we can expect from him.
We've broken down the Big 12's returning talent in a variety of ways this spring, but here's one more factor worth considering: experience. There's no perfect way to capture how experienced a team is or estimate how that will affect its fortunes in 2014.
On Wednesday, we ranked the Big 12 position-by-position from strongest to weakest. Last season the strongest position of the league was defensive back, headlined by Justin Gilbert, Jason Verrett, Ahmad Dixon, Aaron Colvin and Ty Zimmerman, among others.
about 827 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Two weeks ago, we ranked every team in the Big 12 position-by-position coming out of the spring. Putting that together, we've ranked the overall league position-by-position. In other words, what is the league's strongest position?
about 828 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Half of the centers in the Big 12 were named to the watch list for the Rimington Trophy, which is given to the top center in college football annually: Ty Darlington (Oklahoma): Darlington appears to be the heir-apparent to All-American Gabe Ikard at center; Darlington has appeared in 12 games along the Oklahoma offensive line in his career.
about 830 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
Following up on NFL draft weekend, we've been conducting our own draft, picking from current Big 12 players to fill out three 22-man lineups. Below is a recap of the first 15 rounds of the draft from the past two days, followed by rounds 16-22.
about 834 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns
One gauge for uncovering the true contenders as well as the surprise teams in college football might be analyzing offensive line experience. Heading into 2013, virtually no one viewed Duke as a possible threat in the ACC.
about 843 days ago | Jake Trotter | Texas Longhorns