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2006 Texas Longhorns Football Preview

Welcome to Maddux's 2006 Texas Longhorns season preview. As usual we have taken the time to break down the team, while providing information about the university, and the 2006 Texas Longhorns Football Schedule. If you are betting on college football games use Maddux Sports' expert College football picks for the added insurance over the sportsbooks in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free college football lines service for this NCAA season.

Coach: Mack Brown (9th year at Texas)
Team Name: Longhorns
2005 Overall Record: 12-0
2005 Big 12 Conference Record 8-0
Returning Starters: 13

No doubt about it, Texas has the talent to dominate the Big 12 and win the conference championship. Running back Jamaal Charles (119 ATT, 847 YDS, 7.4 AVG, 11 TDs) is about to breakout and will take no prisoners in the process. Along with him, the Longhorns have a slew of fine, tested runners. The receiving corps returns three solid players and the front line looks tough.

The question—will Vince Young’s replacement please step into the pocket? Whoever it is—Colt McCoy or Jevan Snead—they will be taking their first-ever college snap this year. Both freshmen have talent and both may earn a part of the starting job.

While Texas scored an average of 50.2 PPG, they held opponents to 16.4 PPG, which certainly went a long way to their undefeated season and win against USC in the Rose Bowl.

The front 7 are back—ready to sack opposing QBs and stuff the run, while dynamite free safety Michael Griffin (124 tackles and 3 INTS) should have a stellar senior year roaming the secondary.

Last season, the Texas offense was fortieth in passing, second in rushing, third in total offense and first in scoring. They were also the number one team in the nation. Repeat? That’ll be tough to do. In 2006, Ohio state and Oklahoma will make or break a perfect season for the Longhorns. After that, it will be bowl time again.

Texas Longhorns 2006 Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
North Texas
Home
Sep 9
Ohio State
Home
Sep 16
Rice
Road
Sep 23
Iowa State
Home
Sep 30
Sam Houston State
Home
Oct 7
Oklahoma
Neutral
Oct 14
Baylor
Home
Oct 21
Nebraska
Road
Oct 28
Texas Tech
Road
Nov 4
Oklahoma State
Home
Nov 11
Kansas State
Road
Nov 24
Texas A&M
Home

 

For more data on the 2006 Texas football program, view the Longhorns team website or scroll down below to read up on the rest of the Big 12 competition.

 

2006 Big 12 Football Previews

For the team previews on all of the Big Twelve football teams, find the team you are interested in and click the link below. For other universities not in the Big 12 visit the main 2006 NCAA football preview page.

Main Big 12 Conference Preview Page

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