Frogs thump Texas, 48-10

Johnathan Gray. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Consider TCU very thankful on this Thanksgiving day in Austin.

The Horned Frogs came into DKR with a No. 5 ranking and Texas-sized chip on its shoulders. They took prayers throws from the much-improved Trevone Boykin, and its defense was as stellar as expected.

Texas-TCU Gameday

Texas vs TCU (Will Gallagher/IT)

Happy Thanksgiving from Inside Texas. We bring you the Texas-TCU gameday. We give you the Gamplan, the Pressbox, Inside Texas Podcast, and more. Join us on Turkey Day from DKR in Austin as UT takes on No. 5 TCU.

IT Pressbox: Week 13 (TCU)

Texas vs TCU. (Will Gallagher/IT)

With bowl eligibility wrapped up, Texas gets to play spoiler when No. 5 TCU comes to Austin. How will Swoopes play? Will Texas have another 100-yard rusher? Which bowl are the Longhorns headed to? All inside the Pressbox from DKR.

Stream of Consci__sness – Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving football. (Addison Magazine)

Ah, Thanksgiving. Family gathers around the kitchen to prepare food and the television to watch professional and college football. Super Bowl party meets Christmas. No wonder we call it Thanksgiving, as it’s the best of the aforementioned, but there’s no work the next day and no burden of Christmas shopping.

Inside the Gameplan: Turkey Day Test with TCU

Texas vs TCU (Will Gallagher/IT)

Although Texas has secured a positive outcome for this season by guaranteeing a .500 record in regular season play, bowl practices, and a bowl game while improving along the way, you get the sense that this team wants more. Beating a playoff contender at home, particularly one that has tried to lay equal claim as THE tough, defensive unit in the state, would be an enormous win for Strong’s rebuild regardless of the surrounding context.

Longhorns blast past the Red Flash, 78-46

Myles Turner. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas continued its torrid defensive pace Tuesday night, smothering the out-matched Saint Francis Red Flash to win 78-46 at the Frank Erwin Center. The game marked the fifth consecutive game this season that the Longhorns have held their opponent to less than 60 points.

Art of the culture change

Quandre Diggs. (Will Gallagher/IT)

The 2014 Texas football season has been a bittersweet transition from ‘culture shock’ to an apparent ‘culture change’ among Longhorn players. Thursday’s season finale against No. 5 TCU will speak volumes of how far the program has progressed under first-year coach Charlie Strong, but a couple of seniors spoke candidly Monday of the seismic shift within the burnt orange football culture.

Hoops preview: Saint Francis

Myles Turner. (Will Gallagher/IT)

After a successful (if unfortunate – read: Taylor, Isaiah) trip to New York City, the Texas Longhorn basketball team returns to the friendly confines of the Erwin Center to face the Saint Francis University Red Flash (the one 90 miles out of Pittsburgh, not the one in Brooklyn).

Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar

Charlie Strong at the Spring Game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

In this edition of Mondays in the Humidor with the Big Cigar, for a week with no game, it’s going to be all about the football and some things the players/coaches are saying and doing leading up the big game on Thanksgiving.