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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Bijan Robinson may define Texas’ future on the gridiron

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Plus who’s next for the men’s and women’s basketball teams

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Bijan Robinson is the name on everyone’s mind.

The five-star wunderkind is the second-best running back nationally in the 2020 class, per 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s also the first five-star running back the Texas Longhorns have landed since the 2012 recruiting class – the Mack Brown era.

What will his future hold on the 40 Acres – a Heisman, rushing records, possibly more?

It’s hard to say this far out, but it doesn’t hurt to get excited.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

247Sports: Five reasons to be excited about the 2020 Texas recruiting class

Hookem.com: The Dotted Line: What should Texas fans expect moving forward for the 2020 recruiting class?

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND AND THE BIG 12

  • The Texas men’s basketball team will take on the Providence Friars tomorrow at 1 p.m. Central. It’s a revenge game for the Longhorns, as the Friars bested Texas 71-65 last season at home in the Frank Erwin Center. This year, though, despite them remaining unranked at the moment, the Longhorns are off to a hot start with their 9-1 record. The Saturday game will be one of the last before the Longhorns get into their Big 12 Conference schedule.
  • Former Texas running back Ricky Williams has never been one to shy away from controversy. One example that often comes to mind is the cover story depiction in ESPN The Magazine of Williams wearing a wedding dress. Why would he pull such a stunt? It was ESPN and Miami Herald sports columnist Dan Le Batard’s idea, the former Longhorn great told Bleacher Report’s Untold Stories, according to a report in the Miami Herald. “He said, ‘You know, it’s kind of like a marriage,’” Williams said, referring to former New Orleans Saints head coach Mike Ditka’s decision to acquire Williams via a trade with the Miami Dolphins. “So what if we did a picture of you in a wedding dress and Coach Ditka in a tuxedo?”
  • Texas women’s basketball (6-4) will take on the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal (10-0) on Sunday at 12 p.m. It’ll be the ultimate test so far this season for the Longhorns, especially given the squad’s less-than-pretty win over Ohio Bobcats earlier this week. Even so, against Ohio, three Longhorns – Joyner Holme, Charli Collier and Celeste Taylor – managed to score in the double digits. Holmes and Collier also went home with their eighth and seventh double-double, respectively. Can they repeat the performance against the nation’s best team?