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Every morning Hookem.com takes a look around the internet to bring you the best stories written about the Texas Longhorns.

David Ash (14) and Case McCoy (6) continue to battle to be Texas' starting quarterback.

Football
- UT's big mystery: Who will be No. 1 QB? (Austin American-Statesman)

- Texas QBs Ash and McCoy embracing competition (Houston Chronicle)

- 3 arrested Horns back in good graces (Austin American-Statesman)

- Bohls' nine things and a prediction (Austin American-Statesman)

- Buffalo Bills first depth chart released, Young at QB3 (BuffaloBills.com)

Olympics
- Richards-Ross finally grasps her elusive gold (Boston Globe)

- Richards-Ross takes gold in 400m (TexasSports)

- Longhorn swimmers wrap up their programs in London (Daily Texan)

- Kevin Durant’s father cheers from afar after bumpy journey back into his son’s life (Washington Post)

  • Kirk Bohls hit on the new recruiting practices by Texas in his Nine Things. Here's his take on it:

    1. I completely understand Mack Brown's decision to join others and offer scholarships to football players coming off their sophomore seasons, with three verbal pledges and offers to 18 players. But I hate the disturbing trend — Statesman partner Hookem.com says at least 21 schools have commitments from sophomores, with Florida State and Clemson having five each and Virginia Tech four — because it brings too much risk and doesn't allow schools or players enough time to thoroughly evaluate each other. Besides, when I was 16, I changed my mind five times before noon each day. If a program with a smaller profile could "lock up" a commitment before bigger schools discover the player, it'd be more understandable, but I find this far too risky and totally unbecoming of the college experience. On Sunday, Brown said, "You can't be afraid to change, and 2014 seems to be a great class. A number of them wanted to go ahead and commit." He said Texas could pull the offers if players' academics fell off or they got lazy or in trouble off the field, but that's also problematic.

  • I really have no journalistic respect for Bohl's opinion -

    three complete misses by him;

    1. Sitting out your fanchise QB to avoid risk to injury in a meaningless game is not within light years of tanking an olympic game to get a better draw.
    2. Still don't understand why people get bent out of shape about closed practices. There is zero value to the team, it's a distraction. Sure, we'd all love to see them, but getting the team ready is more important than what I or a journalist wants.
    3. If he's including John Elway, then he saw a different baseball player I did....

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