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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: North Texas, Houston game canceled over COVID-19 concerns

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Plus: Matt Leinart lists Sam Ehlinger in Heisman Top 5

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Houston Cougars head coach Dana Holgorsen can’t catch a break this season.

After the Baylor Bears opted to postpone last week’s matchup at the 11th hour, now, the North Texas Mean Green are canceling this weekend’s game due to COVID-19 concerns.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas Tech is Wells on its way to respectability

Austin American-Statesman: Eyes on Texas: Early signs indicate QB Sam Ehlinger, play-caller Mike Yurcich a perfect match

Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Friday, Sept. 25

Dallas Morning News: Texas prediction: Will the Longhorns leave Lubbock with a win in their Big 12 opener?

Dallas Morning News: New Texas basketball assistants align with Shaka Smart’s program values, bring years of experience

247Sports: Morning Brew: Is Texas Tech’s defensive coordinator job cursed?

247Sports: The 2-4-7: Can Texas extend road winning streak over Texas Tech?

247Sports: Tale of the Tape: How Texas stacks up with Texas Tech

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Viva the Matadors Q&A: Wells and Texas Tech need a quick turnaround

Report: Texas WR Jake Smith to miss Texas Tech game

Shaka Smart updates the Texas injury situation

Sam Ehlinger looking to build on ‘disappointing’ performance against UTEP

RECRUITING ROUNDUP

247Sports: Quinn Ewers wants in-state recruits to ‘stay loyal to the soil’

247Sports: Two new schools emerge for Top247 WR Dont’e Thornton

BIG 12 BREAKDOWN

Cowboys Ride for Free: PICKS FROM JOE’S...Week 4 of coronavirus gauntlet in Big 12

Viva the Matadors: Kyler Edwards can make—but not break—Tech’s season

Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Sooners Football: Kansas State’s run game may bring defensive tweak

Wide Right and Natty Lite: 2020 Game II: Iowa State at TCU Football Preview

Frogs O’ War: Horned Frogs need their defense to be Purdy good

Our Daily Bears: 2020 Big 12 Football Preview: Week 3

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas Longhorn golfers Agathe Laisne and Sára Kousková won’t be joining the Longhorns this fall, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “[Texas head coach Ryan Murphy] said the initial uncertainty over whether the Longhorns would compete this semester led to Laisne and Kousková remaining overseas. Laisne is a native of France. Kousková hails from the Czech Republic. Laisne and Kousková are both taking online classes. The all-Big 12 golfers are expected back in the spring.”
  • Texas senior quarterback Sam Ehlinger made former Heisman Trophy winner and USC Trojans alum Matt Leinart’s top five list of Heisman finalists this season, 247Sports reports. From 247Sports: “Topping the list is [Clemson Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence]. He is followed by [Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields], [Miami Hurricanes] quarterback D’Eriq King, Texas signal-caller Sam Ehlinger and [Oklahoma Sooners] quarterback Spencer Rattler.”