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 April 2, 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 Wednesday, March 2.

Patterson sticking with international ambition – San Antonio Express-News

There are two important things to take away form this article. The first is that Texas’ AD wants to see not only football games in Mexico City, but also Longhorns games in Dubai. That’s an important point, because that’s a calculated attempt to grow the Texas name and the business of UT athletics. It’s weird, then, that Patterson would then immediately transition into a misguided, misinformed lecture about college athletes and the idea of employment. Patterson discusses “the presumption” that the Northwestern players are employees. That’s completely incorrect. Whether or not those players end up unionizing, the NLRB declared that they are employees and thus able to unionize. Patterson knows this, and is intentionally misleading the public with his language.

Texas OT Kent Perkins out for remainder of spring – Burnt Orange Nation

For those who missed it, Kent Perkins injured his knee during spring practice. After getting the knee scoped, the offensive tackle is expected to miss all of spring. That’s bad news for a 6-5, 310-pound lineman that the Longhorns were expected to lean on heavily this year.

Steve Patterson: Focus not on Aggies – ESPN

It does not appear that Texas and Texas A&M will meet on the football field in the near future.

Texas HC Charlie Strong provides updates on first scrimmage, spring practice – Burnt Orange Nation

Charlie Strong doesn’t have a lot of positive things to say about his team right now. However, before anyone gets excited, this is the way Strong has always motivated his players. He’s a disciplinarian, so shortcomings like conditioning are going to be treated harshly.

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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