Dec 31, 2013; El Paso, TX, USA; UCLA head football coach Jim Mora gets drenched with Powerade after the Bruins defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 42-12 at Sun Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for January 3, 2014

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Friday, January 3nd.

Texas Football Recruiting: 9 Players to Watch in High School All-Star Games – Bleacher Report

We’re approaching one of the key periods in this year’s football recruiting class. Several important high school players will be choosing their schools in the coming days and weeks, and this will impact Texas’ success going forward.

Red McCombs’ Candidate and Jim Mora Interest – Burnt Orange Nation

Apparently Texas mega booster Red McCombs wants Jon Gruden. A more rational discussion is that regarding UCLA’s Jim Mora.

Charlie Strong or Art Briles: Who is the Better Fit for the Texas Longhorns? – Bleacher Report

There are other candidates out there, but these are easily two most talked about names at the moment.

Rose Bowl good, but next Texas coach is on everyone’s mind – Sporting News

As you might expect, even the “granddaddy of them all” lives in the shadow of the Longhorns’ coaching search.

Texas Football: 4 Culture Changes the Next Head Coach Must Prioritize – Bleacher Report

Many of these will seem obvious to Texas fans, but changing the perception that Texas is soft could be crucial to building the long-term health of the program.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. Jason has previously written for a plethora of other publications including Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.

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