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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Texas football players are getting the day off on Election Day

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Plus: Gabriel Watson, Brenden Schooler cleared for Week 1

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On Nov. 3, as the nation prepares to elect some of its leaders, the Texas Longhorns football team will be provided the day off from practice to go exercise their democratic right, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Head coach Tom Herman made the announcement Monday.

“The plan is to give them that Tuesday off from any football-related activities and provide transportation for those that want to go vote so that we can make sure that there really is no excuse not to go vote,” Herman said, per the Statesman. “We’re gonna do our part as a program to facilitate that for them. And then it’s up to them to decide if that’s something they want to choose to participate in.”

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ Tom Herman — the social activist — was college football’s big winner off the field

Austin American-Statesman: Golden: In my crystal ball, I see Texas … winning the Big 12? Let’s go game by game

Austin American-Statesman: Horns up, masks on: Faith will be necessary as Texas enters a truly unpredictable season

Austin American-Statesman: From UTEP to Kansas State (and everything in between): A tour of Texas’ 2020 schedule

Austin American-Statesman: FAQs: Key things Texas fans should know before heading to Royal-Memorial Stadium

Austin American-Statesman: Texas coach Tom Herman on former quarterback Barrick Nealy: ‘Barrick made my career’

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Predicting the destinations of the Fabulous 55’s top uncommitted prospects

Austin American-Statesman: Two graduate transfers cleared for play as Texas gets ready for its opener against UTEP

Austin American-Statesman: Tom Herman: What Texas’ coach likes about his team, and what he’s worried about

Austin American-Statesman: Texas releases its first depth chart for the 2020 football season

Dallas Morning News: Longhorns uncertain if ‘Eyes of Texas’ will be played after season opener

Dallas Morning News: Texas is headed in right direction, but a conference title might still be needed to cement Sam Ehlinger’s legacy

Dallas Morning News: Texas coach Tom Herman talks player empowerment, Longhorns’ ‘new normal’ before season opener

247Sports: Morning Brew: Hummer and I both have Texas in CFP

247Sports: Horns247 Staff Bold Predictions for Texas in 2020

247Sports: Texas set to attempt a tightrope walk to a title in 2020

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ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

NCAA approves waiver for TCU LB Marcel Brooks

Big 12 releases cancelation thresholds as TCU postpones season opener

Texas releases UTEP depth chart

WATCH: Tom Herman’s UTEP press conference

Texas offers 3-star OT Jacoby Jackson

The Longhorn Republic breaks down the depth chart

WHAT WE’RE READING

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NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Texas officials are requiring fans to wear mask at home football game this season.
  • Texas alum Malcolm Roach might have gone undrafted after entering the NFL last season, but that doesn’t mean he wont’ be suiting up for the first time with the New Orleans Saints.
  • Longhorn graduate transfers running back Gabriel Watson out of the University of Sioux Falls and wide receiver Brenden Schooler out of Arizona have been cleared to play for Texas this season, according to a report in the Austin American-Statesman. From the Statesman: “According to Texas coach Tom Herman, both Watson and Schooler will be available for the Longhorns’ opener against UTEP on Saturday. Herman said that Schooler was recently cleared to practice and has been running with the second-string offense. Herman added that Watson added depth and a different skill set to his room of running backs.”