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Oct 12, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns running back Johnathan Gray (32) runs with the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during the Red River Rivalry at the Cotton Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Longhorns Headlines: What to Expect from Johnathan Gray?

Headlines and happenings from around Longhorn Nation.

Johnathan Gray’s return from an Achilles injury could be more difficult than people think. Football players with Achilles injuries have had a tough time returning to their former self.

The research doesn’t provide a ringing endorsement for football players returning from Achilles injuries. In a study conducted between 1997 and 2002 on NFL players who tore their Achilles, 64 percent returned to the field in less than a year. However, their performance declined each year the player continued to suit up.

Michael Huff played an important part of the 2005 National Championship team.

He was an All-American as well as the Jim Thorpe award winner for the nation’s best defensive back. Huff finished his career with four interceptions returned for touchdowns.

Have Texas fans put Charlie Strong on a short leash just a few months into the job?

Nearly six months have gone by since former Louisville head coach Charlie Strong was named the 29th head football coach for the Texas Longhorns. If the Longhorns faithful want Texas to return to the top of the college football ranks, they will have to give Strong time to do it the right way.

Evidently Charlie Strong did not make a very good impression on Texas High School coaches recently.

Charlie Strong’s first impression with Texas high school coaches may not have exactly lived up to his last name. That’s the word in a column posted Wednesday by ESPN Insider’s Travis Haney, who attended Strong’s 20-minute speech during a recent coaching clinic at Angelo State in San Angelo, Texas, and spoke with several coaches who were also there. Haney wrote that Strong was less than impressive.

Ryan Newsome announces his top five schools.

Four-star wide receiver Ryan Newsome announced a top five Saturday evening consisting of UCLA, Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Oregon.

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