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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas legends Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams think ‘The Eyes of Texas’ should stay

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Plus: Greg Kelley enters the NCAA transfer portal

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Texas Heisman Trophy-winning alums Earl Campbell and Ricky Williams think “The Eyes of Texas” is important to the Texas Longhorns’ traditions, and that it should stay through 2020.

That’s according to a conversation they had with the Austin American-Statesman. From the

“I just believe that ‘The Eyes of Texas’ stands for something. And I think those young people going to the university, as they get older, they will understand,” Campbell reportedly said. “But I still believe there’s things to be done in this world other than (change) that song.”

Williams later continued, “The elephant in the room is that Texas has a bit of reputation for African-American players. The fact that the university moved so quickly to get this done, I think to me that’s what speaks volumes and hopefully does a lot to change that reputation.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: The great, good, bad and incompletes — a look back at Texas’ 2017 recruiting class

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Three Texas targets to talk about

Austin American-Statesman: On Second Thought Ep. 191: Is this the year the Horns break OU’s Big 12 stranglehold?; Cowboys voice Brad Sham

Dallas Morning News: Ash, Yurcich discuss offseason position moves as Williams, Campbell talk Campbell-Williams Field dedication

247Sports: Horns247 game predictions: Texas vs. UTEP

247Sports: Big 12 Breakdown: How does the 2020 WVU class stack up?

247Sports: Which games could present the toughest challenge for Texas?

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Week 1 opponent preview: Texas vs. UTEP

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WHAT WE’RE READING

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SBNation: The 6 must-watch games of the NFL season

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich on the offense, per 247Sports. “If we happen to lose a game 55-54, we should’ve scored 56. That’s just the way it is,” Yurcich said. “That’s the mindset you got to take and we’ve got to do our part, so that means you have to score more than the opposition, period. Whatever that takes game-plan wise, you’ve got to have enough bullets in the gun in order to get that done. At the same time, you can’t overload your players. They’ve got to be playing fast and if you do too much, if you put too much on their plate, they’re going to play slow and they’re going to be hesitant. That’s something that you can’t do.”
  • Wrongly convicted Greg Kelley is officially in the transfer portal, 247Sports reports.