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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Four Longhorns receive all-conference honors

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Plus news of which coaches who won’t be joining Tom Herman’s coaching staff.

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Here’s something to chew on: Did the Texas Longhorns get the shaft in Big 12 honors?

Just four Longhorns were recognized this year. Predictably, senior wide receiver Devin Duvernay, who led the nation in receptions (103) and the conference in receiving yards (1,294), and offensive lineman Zach Shackelford, who started every game in 2019 for the Longhorns, were named to the Big 12’s first-team all-conference lineup. Meanwhile, senior safety Brandon Jones and sophomore offensive lineman Samuel Cosmi earned second-team honors. Only Kansas received received less all-conference accolades than Texas, earning two, according to Hookem.com.

Or, perhaps more accurately, is this sort of end-of-year honor roll finish you’d expect from a 7-5 team with an equally miserable 5-4 conference record? Like we said, it’s something to chew on.

NEWS FROM ELSEWHERE IN LONGHORN LAND

  • The word is that Texas football analyst and former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora doesn’t expect to stick around Austin. According to the Brad Logan of the Clarion Ledger, Fedora’s name is now one of those being tossed around as the next honcho to take over for the Ole Miss Rebels, who finished with a disappointing 4-8 record this season.
  • Speaking of coaching staff changes – and to be sure, that’s the topic on the mind of most Longhorn fans right now – former Texas analyst Rashaad Samples says he plans to stay with the SMU Mustangs, which finished 10-2 on the season with former Texas quarterback and graduate transfer Shane Buechele under center. The team earned its first top-25 ranking in decades in 2019, ever since the program received the death penalty in the 1980s.
  • Freshman walk-on quarterback Sam Sexton, who recently entered the NCAA transfer portal, says he’s heading back home to the humble confines of East Texas’ “pine curtain,” where he’ll play for the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks.