Jan 6, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns president Bill Powers (left) and head football coach Charlie Strong (center) and athletics director Steve Patterson (right) speak at a press conference in the Centennial Room of Belmont Hall at Texas-Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for January 30, 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 Thursday, January 29th.

Texas AD wants to take football south of the border – Austin American Statesman

If the idea of playing American football in Mexico bewilders you, get used to it. College football has already gone international (think Notre Dame’s games played in Dublin), not to mention the NFL games hosted in London. This is only the beginning.

Texas extends offers to 2015 offensive tackles Keaton Sutherland, Toby Weathersby, Jake Fruhmorgen – Burnt Orange Nation

There will surely be some who question why Texas offered 3-star offensive linemen, but this is all part of the Joe Wickline rehabilitation. Longhorn offensive linemen need to perform different tasks than in recent years. Accordingly, the guys filling those positions will be a new type of athlete.

Sports Spotlight: Ultimate Local Texas Longhorns Collection – Texomas

I imagine a few of you might have collections of your own that compete with this one.

Taylor Thom named to Top 50 “Watch List” for the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year – Texas Sports

Senior shortstop Taylor Thom might be the best player in the country. She was a Third-Team All-American a year ago.

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. His work has previously appeared on Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.
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