Alongside fifth-ranked Baylor, No. 13 Oklahoma, No. 15 Texas Tech and No. 18 Oklahoma State, it’s unranked Texas (5-2, 4-0) that can take sole possession of first place over the idle Bears with a win at home Saturday against Kansas.
For a guy who has spent most of his career as a backup, Case McCoy carries himself with the swagger of a national championship-winning quarterback.
No. 12 Baylor and 16th-ranked Texas Tech are the league’s only undefeated teams. Texas is 3-0 in the conference after starting 1-2 this season.
After a 36-20 victory over Oklahoma, the only win for McCoy and this group of Texas seniors, the tone of their final season has suddenly changed.
Every other program that takes itself seriously as a national power would have fired Brown by now. Most observers at this point feel like it’s one if not two years past due.
All that matters to Texas coach Mack Brown this week is trying to win a game.
Any talk in Austin about the biggest game on the Longhorns’ schedule inevitably comes around to whether its “win or else” for Brown after 16 seasons as the Texas coach.
It’s been a good season for No. 12 Oklahoma running the football – a pair of 300-yard outings against Louisiana-Monroe and West Virginia and a 212-yard performance in a tough win at Notre Dame.
The University of Texas’ search for a new athletic director comes at a rocky time for the school, which has been caught in a power struggle between campus President Bill Powers and the Board of Regents.
UT medical staff says quarterback David Ash will not play next week against No. 11 Oklahoma because of lingering effects of a head injury.
Texas medical staff says junior quarterback Davis Ash won’t play Thursday night against Iowa State because of a head injury.
A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds will step down in August 2014 and move into a consulting role at the nation’s wealthiest college athletic program.