AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest position battle in the Big 12 is at Texas quarterback.
No position carries more expectations in pursuit of getting the once-proud Longhorns back to the top of the league.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former Texas quarterback Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns in 2021, announced Friday that he will transfer to Nebraska.
Thompson was a backup to Hudson Card for the first two games at Texas before taking over the starting role.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback Casey Thompson, who started 10 games and passed for 24 touchdowns this season, entered the transfer portal Friday.
Thompson is leaving after former Ohio State quarterback Quinn Ewers, one of the top-rated players in the country when he came out of high school after the 2020 season, transferred to Texas.
Former five-star recruit Quinn Ewers, who skipped his senior year of high school to enroll at Ohio State in the hopes of cashing in on endorsement deals, has committed to transfer to Texas.
A person familiar with Ewers' decision told The Associated Press on Sunday the quarterback had informed Texas coaches he would return to his home state and play for the school he originally committed to before his junior year at Southlake Carroll High School, outside Dallas.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Michigan offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach Josh Gattis is the Broyles Award winner for the nation’s best assistant college football coach.
Under Gattis’ direction, Michigan ranks 10th nationally in yards rushing per game, 13th in scoring with 37.7 points per contest and 18th nationally with 451.9 yards per game.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —
Roschon Johnson came to Texas as a quarterback, converted quickly to running back, and under difficult circumstances he worked at both positions on Friday.
Johnson, a junior, ran for a career-best 179 yards, Cameron Dicker kicked three field goals, and Texas summoned some critical stops on defense to beat Kansas State 22-17.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — One team is left playing for pride to finish out an otherwise miserable season. The other would like to be the one to put a bow on all that misery.
Texas (4-7, 2-6 Big 12) and Kansas State ( 7-4, 4-4) meet Friday with the Longhorns in a six-game spiral under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian after a 4-1 start.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Suddenly, Texas has just a week left in a stunningly bad season under first-year coach Steve Sarkisian.
West Virginia will get one more chance to avoid joining the Longhorns in ending the year in late November.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Disappointing football seasons for Texas and West Virginia have come down to this: Win twice or stay home.
Both need two victories to at least make something out of their respective messes by becoming bowl eligible.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte urged Texas fans on Tuesday not to “splinter or pull apart” but rather support first-year football coach Steve Sarkisian and the players during the program's worst losing streak in 65 years.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Steve Sarkisian's first season as Texas coach is very much going from bad to worse.
A five-game losing streak is the worst at Texas in 65 years. And the latest defeat to Kansas — which ended a 56-game road losing streak in the Big 12 for the Jayhawks — came with a season-ending elbow injury for star running back Bijan Robinson.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Star Texas running back Bijan Robinson will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his elbow in the Longhorns' loss to Kansas, coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday.
Robinson's 1,127 yards rushing this season rank third in the Big 12 and made him the first Texas running back to hit the 1,000-yard mark since 2016.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has yet to settle on a starting quarterback to play against Kansas and coach Steve Sarkisian still does not know if three of his top players will be available to try to end a four-game skid.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mired in a four-game losing streak, it would seem things couldn't get much worse for Texas and first-year coach Steve Sarkisian.
Lowly Kansas is next on the schedule. But lest anyone need reminding, it was a loss to the Jayhawks in 2016 that sealed former coach Charlie Strong's fate and he was fired less than a week later.
Iowa State's win over Texas last year was one in a line of hard-earned pelts collected during the Cyclones' dream season and helped pave the way to their first appearance in the Big 12 championship game.
Texas (4-3 2-2 Big 12) at No. 16 Baylor (6-1 3-1), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC).
Line: Baylor by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch in Week 9 of the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Texas at No. 16 Baylor. While the Longhorns are still looking for a breakthrough victory in coach Steve Sarkisian's first season, Baylor has already tripled its overall win total in coach Dave Aranda's second year.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a tough first year in Waco navigating a losing season amid the pandemic, Baylor coach Dave Aranda has the No. 16 Bears right where he found them: fighting for the top of the Big 12 standings.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas receiver Xavier Worthy had just lost a fumble that cost Texas a lead late in the game against Oklahoma and Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian was stalking him on the sideline.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — There were plenty of warning signs about the Texas defense, from big-play scores to the late-game touchdown drives, that had been overlooked in three consecutive wins.
Then came a second-half meltdown against Oklahoma that was just too much to overcome in a 55-48 loss on Saturday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bijan Robinson spent far too much of last season watching others play football. No more.
The Texas Longhorns running back is getting the ball a lot in 2021, early in games and late.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is ranked again and on a three-game win streak powered by tailback Bijan Robinson and an explosive offense.
Scoring points in bunches has helped prop up a defense has been good enough so far, but has shown just enough cracks to earn some concern heading into Saturday's matchup with No.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bijan Robinson ran six consecutive times to open the final game-cinching drive for Texas, including a first down on a hard third-down run after TCU had called its last timeout.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Texas got run over by a future Southeastern Conference foe in its only other road game this season, and in recent years the Longhorns have been a winning remedy for TCU when the Horned Frogs are coming off a loss.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first Big 12 game of the season for Texas and Texas Tech already feels like a pivotal moment for both head coaches.
First-year Texas coach Steve Sarkisian was brought in from Nick Saban's staff at Alabama with a $34 million guaranteed contract and a promise to elevate the program back to the Big 12 power.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The Big 12 is no longer considered a prolific passing league, replaced for now by a wave of ground attacks that are producing plenty of individual stars.
In every year except two from 2002 to 2018, the Big 12 had at least one quarterback exceed 4,000 passing yards.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas turned to a punishing run game to wipe out any lingering bad taste of a bad loss.
Bijan Robinson ran for three touchdowns in the first half and the Longhorns rolled up 427 yards on the ground in pounding Rice 58-0 Saturday night, a week after a loss a humiliating loss at Arkansas knocked the Longhorns out of the Top 25.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Steve Sarkisian era at Texas is only two games old but has already dealt the Longhorns a harsh dose of humility and prompted a quick quarterback change.
The most experienced quarterbacks in the Big 12 have already been sidelined this season for very different reasons.
Skylar Thompson was off to good start in his sixth year in Kansas State's program before a knee injury that will keep him out indefinitely.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday that Casey Thompson will start at quarterback against Rice this weekend after an inconsistent performance by Hudson Card in a 40-21 loss to Arkansas over the weekend.
No. 15 Texas (1-0) at Arkansas (1-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Texas by 7 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — One of college football’s most storied rivalries ended 30 years ago when Arkansas left the Southwest Conference for the greener pastures of the Southeastern Conference.
The Razorbacks played Texas nearly 80 times before Arkansas switched, and many of those battles played prominently on the national stage.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Steve Sarkisian era is off to a good start at Texas behind a new quarterback and a running back finally getting his chance to carry the load for the Longhorns.
Bijan Robinson scored twice and Hudson Card threw two touchdown passes in his first career start, leading No.
No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette (0-0) at No. 21 Texas (0-0), Saturday at 4:30 p.m. EDT (FOX).
Line: Texas by 8 1/2 according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch during the opening weekend of the season in the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 21 Texas vs. No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette. A new era begins for Texas even before its future move to the SEC, with new coach Steve Sarkisian, new starting quarterback Hudson Card and preseason AP All-America running back Bijan Robison.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday that his starting quarterback for this weekend's season opener against No. 23 Louisiana-Lafayette will be Hudson Card, who has one career pass completion, though fourth-year player Casey Thompson will also play.
Steve Sarkisian has yet to make his debut in the Big 12, but the new Texas coach was asked to ponder life in the Southeastern Conference. So was Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, who — like Sarkisian — would much prefer to look ahead to this season.
Oklahoma has won six straight Big 12 championships and the Sooners enter the 2021 season with the most well-rounded team coach Lincoln Riley has had.
What can stop the Sooners from making it seven straight titles?
ARLINGTON (AP) — Texas fans want more than top 10 rankings and bowl victories. They would like to win some Big 12 titles and be in contention for national championships.
While the Longhorns are still the last Big 12 team to win a national title, that was long ago — the 2005 season with Vince Young at quarterback.
When Texas finished with consecutive lopsided victories last December, it seemed that coach Tom Herman would be back for a fifth season despite again falling short of a Big 12 title...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Casey Thompson and the Texas Longhorns whipped Colorado in the Alamo Bowl, there was little talk of a coming quarterback competition, let alone any whiff of a potential controversy at the position...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is building a staff that has a whole lot of Alabama flavor...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach...
Alabama star receiver Jaylen Waddle has returned to practice. Now the question is will he be able to play in the title game Monday night against Ohio State...
Steve Sarkisian is the latest Alabama coordinator to be drawing up game plans for a national title showdown before leaving for a new head coaching job.
The top-ranked Crimson Tide's offensive chief is trying to treat the transition as business as usual, saying Wednesday that his “week has been as normal as it could be.”