Sounds from the Herd: Who Is Texas Football’s X Factor?

UTSPRING23Horns Illustrated takes a look at the world of Longhorn coverage around the web. Our picks aren't chosen in any specific order. We don't choose favorites, like a parent with their children.

ESPN David Ubbens determines what Texas football's X Factor will be in 2013. Here's a hint; it's not Bevo.

Burnt Orange Nation Jeffrey Haley discusses how undrafted NBA prospect Myck Kabongo's dreams of the NBA already look to have signifificantly shifted.

Hornsnation Say hello to freshman wide receiver Jake Oliver. Well, don't do it literally. That's just creepy. Max Olson explains how the 6-foot-4, 205-pound receiver can immediately open eyes in a deep receiving core.

The Dotted Line San Antonio Roosevelt four-star cornerback Arrion Springs chose the Oregon Ducks over the Texas Longhorns and David Behr breaks down the decision. We're betting it had to do with a chance to be on the Portlandia TV show. Sigh. Summer's here, in case you hadn't noticed, and the Texas men's basketball team has already begun prepping for a challenging 2013-2014 season. No really. Here's the video to prove it.

The Horn Drew Lieberman, who seems like a bright lad, evaluates the talent level and determines the ceiling for freshman linebacker Deoundrei Davis.

Hook 'Em Headlines Where do the Longhorns go from here now that the Big 12 shifted again last season? Chris Flanagan ponders the question.

ESPN The Mothership's Big 12 blog takes a poll to decide which Big 12 quarterback will lead the conference in passing. David Ash has some heavy competition. The Texas volleyball team has taken a two-week excursion to Europe and the Longhorns official athletic site highlights the trip.

ESPN Positional gurus used to be for quarterbacks only but the game's changing and now every position has specific developers. Mitch Sherman details how it's giving teams an edge. Knowledge!

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