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Heard, Buechele, Vahe address the media

Shane Buechele. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Patrick Vahe, Jerrod Heard, and Shane Buechele were all available to the media Monday following the 41-7 win over UTEP. All three players were asked about playing the Cal Bears, whether it was Heard reminiscing on last year’s performance, to Buechele and Vahe getting ready for their first real road test.

One-on-one with newest Texas baseball commit Kolby Kubichek

Kolby Kubichek (courtsey of Kubichek)

Last week, head baseball coach David Pierce continued the recruiting run he has been on since taking the job when he added 2018 RHP Kolby Kubichek out of Bryan. Kubichek, whose fall and summer league team is Twelve Baseball based out of College Station, touched base with IT to talk about what led him to leave Aggieland and head to Austin.

Texas too much for UTEP, 41-7

Chris Warren. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Charlie Strong has 8.5 by 11 inch pieces of paper pasted everywhere around the Moncrief complex that say things like “Believe,” “Stay Humble,” “Don’t Believe the Hype” and “We Have Done Nothing Yet” in order to try and keep his team grounded even after a big win against Notre Dame and a No. 11 ranking. While Texas took a few minutes to really get the offense going after multiple pre-game injuries across the board, they eventually reached the end zone five times on its way to a convincing 41-7 victory over the UTEP Miners.

Defensive performers talk atmosphere, emotions

Paul Boyette. (Will Gallagher/IT)

For several defensive players, the atmosphere at Royal-Memorial Stadium was one they had not seen since they were either freshmen or being recruited by former head coach Mack Brown. To see the stadium filled and loud was a welcome change of pace for the leaders on Vance Bedford’s defense.

UT’s offensive stars talk post ND-Victory

Tyrone Swoopes. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Coming off of a big victory against Notre Dame, Texas brought some of the biggest offensive contributors to the win to speak to the media on Monday, including a running back who had a big day on the ground, a receiver with a big day of his own and two gunslingers with two entirely different roles.

Gilbert, players address questions still surrounding Horns

Shane Buechele and Sterlin Gilbert at the Spring game. (Will Gallagher/IT)

There remains a lot of mystery surrounding the 2016 Texas Longhorns football team. Fans still are not entirely sure what they will see on Sunday when offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert’s offense steps on the field for the first time. Not only do they not know what the offense will really look like, but also who will take the first snaps at quarterback. Everybody in the program has been quiet on the subject.

Texas defensive leaders ready for game action

Malik Jefferson. (Will Gallagher/IT)

After having a year to reflect on a five touchdown loss to Notre Dame, two leaders on the Texas Longhorns defense are ready for the long-awaited rematch against the Irish. With so many younger players likely to play, both senior safety Dylan Haines and sophomore linebacker Malik Jefferson know they have to provide leadership in order to bring their team down to earth. Both players are confident in their ability to do just that and in their team’s ability to play.

Jefferson, Heard ready to lead

Malik Jefferson at the Red River Shootout. (Will Gallagher/IT)

Texas linebacker Malik Jefferson and QB/WR Jerrod Heard lived with pressure even before they stepped on the University of Texas campus.

After dealing with the pressures of being a highly touted recruit during his freshman campaign, Jefferson now has to deal with new expectations in his sophomore season. While those are different, he is ready to take it on with the help of veteran teammates.