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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Tom Herman makes case for why Texas should play Texas A&M

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Plus: Texas softball welcomes its latest transfer

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Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman wants to take on the Texas A&M Aggies.

Now’s the time, he told the Houston Touchdown Club this week, given how playing out an entire 12-game season will prove difficult this year. That’s why it makes more sense to face off against the Aggies, since they’re only a few hours away, than to travel cross country.

“It’s no secret,” Herman said, per the Austin American-Statesman. “You know, it’s mind-boggling to me — mind-boggling to me! —that Georgia-Georgia Tech figure out a way to play every year. Clemson-South Carolina, Iowa-Iowa State, Kentucky-Louisville. I mean, the list goes on and on and on of rivals, in-state rivals that happen to be in different conferences… Florida-Florida State. I mean, where do you want me to stop. They play every year.”

“But to fly to Los Angeles to play a night game on a Saturday night on West Coast time to say that we played USC, or to fly to Columbus, Ohio, or to fly to Gainesville, Florida, when we can hop in a bus and drive an hour and a half east, I’ll never understand it,” Herman continued.

Neither will we, Tommy Boy.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Five 2020 signees prepared to make instant impacts for Texas

Austin American-Statesman: Our 12th annual preseason Top 25: No CFP! TWO losses! What’s wrong with No. 3 Alabama?

Austin American-Statesman: Big 12 presidents could wait two more weeks, maybe longer, before making fall sports decisions

247Sports: Morning Brew: Texas fighting through minor injuries

247Sports: West Virginia will struggle to take the next step in 2020

247Sports: The State of Recruiting: Breaking down the UIL ruling on TXHSFB

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

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Texas trending for 3-star TE Gunnar Helm

Texas offers 2023 LB Anthony Hill Jr

Texas QB Sam Ehlinger named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list

Texas LB Juwan Mitchell drops weight to improve speed

Texas DB D’Shawn Jamison named to Paul Hornung Award watch list

Texas updates roster with numbers, measurements for summer enrollees

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Welcome to the Forty Acres, Cassie Roche, who transferred from DIII Texas Lutheran to join Longhorn softball in 2021, according to the Austin American-Statesman. From the Statesman: “Roche spent the past four seasons at Texas Lutheran. Roche was the Bulldogs’ starting shortstop this spring. A Corpus Christi product, Roche hit .361 over the 148 games she played at Texas Lutheran. She showcased both speed (79 stolen bases) and power (11 homers) during her time in Seguin. In 2019, Roche and the Bulldogs won the NCAA Division III championship.”
  • Texas running back Roschon Johnson is working hard this summer.