Texas Football 2014 News and Updates
2/4/14 - The Texas Longhorns made history this year, when they announced Charlie Strong as their first African-American head football coach, taking place of Mack Brown. The Longhorns were likely to secure the Big 12’s best recruiting class, with 22 commitments and seven 4-star prospects, but in the last two weeks, numerous have uncommitted and hurt the roster. Texas has also lost three starters from the O-line, senior QB Case McCoy, and it’s unsure whether QB David Ash will return from a season-ending concussion sustained last year. Luckily, there are no early entrees into the NFL Draft from the Longhorns, which means the new coach will get back some of the best players in the Big 12: including DE Cedric Reed, RB Malcom Brown and CB Quandre Diggs (all were draft-eligible). Keep up with the Longhorns and see how this new coaching staff fares this offseason!
11/6/13- The Texas Longhorns share first place in the Big 12, and with Baylor, they are the only undefeated teams left in their division. With Texas' recent trouncing of the Kansas Jayhawks (12-35), the team is bowl-eligible for their third-consecutive season! The Burnt Orange Nation will most likely be paying a trip to a non-BCS bowl game, as Baylor is favored to run away with the Big 12 title to the Fiesta Bowl. First, Texas will have to get through West Virginia and tough contenders Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. The Longhorns will play their final game in Waco against in-state rivals Baylor, at the close of regular season—obviously tickets are hot for this match, starting at $42 and up to $472 for Club Seats!
Texas Longhorns Football
Longhorns fans in Austin are hoping for the season that Phil Steele is predicting for their team – an undefeated year and a Big 12 Championship. There is no doubt that the Texas Longhorns have built a talented roster after returning their QB David Ash, top two receivers in Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley, and all five offensive linemen. Mack Brown and play caller Major Applewhite will return to an up tempo offense that proved beneficial against the Oregon State Beavers in the Alamo Bowl
The 2013 season will not be a winning one without a victory against rival Oklahoma Sooners. Last year the Longhorns lost the Red River Rivalry game by 42 points. The Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners football game is averaging $446 at the Cotton Bowl, more than double the cost of any other game on the Texas Longhorns football schedule. The second priciest game for the Longhorns squad will be their last at Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium this season – Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders Football. Longhorns tickets for the Big 12 rivalry game start at $90 and average $192. Overall, Longhorns football tickets are averaging $186 over seven home games, the highest of any Big 12 university. Not surprising considering the rich history of Texas football and the program. Texas Longhorns tickets are twelfth most expensive in the nation, the same ranking that Texas received in ESPN’s future rankings which gauges the likelihood of success for the next three seasons.