Apr 19, 2014; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns quarterback Tyrone Swoopes (18) passes the ball during the Spring Game at Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorn Links for April 21


Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Monday, April 21.

Texas LB calls Baylor ‘trash,’ says ‘they still suck to me’ – College Football Talk

Bravado and poor grammar can be found all over this post. On the one hand, making rivalries more personal produce more engaging games. However, one suspects that Charlie Strong will quickly put an end to these kinds of statements very quickly.

5 responses to anti-union Mark Emmert’s ‘CFL players’ argument – SB Nation

NCAA President Mark Emmert, as well as the members of the organization, are right to fear the potential impact of the NLRB’s recent ruling that Northwestern’s football players are employees of the university. However, the approach Emmert takes here stands to push more into the pro-union category rather than the other way around.

Texas AD counters unionization effort – ESPN

Unlike many schools, Texas does generally allow players who leave the football program early to return and earn their degree. However, this isn’t guaranteed by the university nor does it address the fact that most schools do not submit to this practice. As usual, the NCAA’s efforts come up dramatically short.

Shawn Watson encouraged by development of Texas QB Tyrone Swoops – Burnt Orange Nation

You’ll hear nothing but support for Tyrone Swoopes until either David Ash returns or Max Wittek transfers to Texas. That’s not to say Swoopes hasn’t created any reason for optimism, but take quotes like Shawn Watson’s with a grain of salt.

Vance Bedford Spring Texas Longhorns Defense Musings: Cut It Loose – Barking Carnival

An aggressive, attacking defense could separate Texas from the rest of the Big 12 pack.

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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