Texas Longhorn Links for February 4, 2014

Jan 25, 2014; Waco, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns head coach Rick Barnes reacts during the game against the Baylor Bears at The Ferrell Center. Texas won 74-60. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Tuesday, February 4th.

Texas’ Rick Barnes: From hot seat to coach of the year candidate – Pacific Daily News

Rick Barnes rise from the ashes represents a rarely seen revival for a head coach. The most recent comparison I can make is Tom Coughlin’s meteoric rise from fired to first place in 2007 and again in 2011.

Texas Longhorns basketball: Horns jump 10 spots in AP poll to No. 15 – Dallas Morning News

Very, very few would have predicted a month ago that the Longhorns would break into the top 25, let alone the top 15.

UT Football: Longhorns to pay assistants combined $4.72 million – Houston Chronicle

The money Charlie Strong’s coaching staff is only half of the news here. As discussed in yesterday’s Longhorn Links, assistants will be contractors for the first time in the school’s history.

2014 Texas Longhorns Basketball – Everybody love everybody! – Barking Carnival

The sudden popularity and success of Texas’ basketball team has fans dreaming of big things this year. Like National Championship-level big things…

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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