Jun 21, 2014; Omaha, NE, USA; Texas Longhorns pitcher Travis Duke (27) pitches in relief against the Vanderbilt Commodores during game thirteen of the 2014 College World Series at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns Headlines June 23, 2014

Headlines and happenings from around Longhorn Nation.

The future looks bright for this Longhorn baseball team.

Remember this is pretty much the same team that finished last in the Big 12 in 2013 and hadn’t made a postseason appearance in two years.

Daje Johnson made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season. Johnson has put his academic problems behind him (hopefully) and is ready to make a difference on the field this season.

If Texas can get the quarterback situation sorted out, look for number four to play a pivotal role in returning the program back to respectability. It’s time for Johnson to make a name for himself.

The Texas football team has a new regime in place, but obstacles are still ahead for the program.

Head coach Charlie Strong put together a solid group of assistants who have the goal of bringing pride back to Texas football. Unfortunately for Texas fans, the challenges that lie ahead may not be the easiest to overcome.

Jordan Shipley had a stellar career on the gridiron for Texas, but an injury shortened his NFL career before it had a chance to get going. Now the former Longhorn is ready to embark on his career after football.

Although he never won a national championship while on the field (he was injured in 2005), Shipley is still one of the greatest wide receivers to ever don the burnt orange.

Texas A&M has been in the headlines lately for gaining commitments from some of the state’s top players. Texas is sitting back in the pack. Charlie Strong needs some success on the field to turn recruiting around.

Coming off their fourth straight disappointing season, the ‘Horns have lost some equity on the recruiting trail. Players have been decommitting late in the process, leaving the state in search of greener pastures and altogether spurning the Burnt Orange for Texas A&M.

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