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Austin, Texas Sports Writers Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden talk about Longhorns sports and other subjects. - From the Austin American Statesman.

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    On Second Thought Episode 284: Can the Horns rebound from Iowa State? Radio voice Brad Sham on Cowboys-49ers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 62:33


    While the Texas women are making their way toward the top 25, the men lost out on a chance to get to first place in the Big 12 with a loss at Iowa State.On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down the 78-67 and discuss long-term options at head coach to replace Chris Beard.Also, Dallas Cowboys radio voice Brad Sham discusses Sunday's divisional playoff at San Francisco, the team's chances to pull off an upset and kicker Brett Maher's recent struggles.

    On Second Thought Episode 283: Is Texas football heading the right direction? Keith Moreland, Brooks Kieschnick and Greg Swindell remember Coach Gus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 65:59


    Three Texas baseball legends from three different decades join this week's On Second Thought podcast to give their favorite memories of iconic coach Cliff Gustafson, who passed away Monday.Keith Moreland, Greg Swindell and Brooks Kieschnick were three of the greatest players Gustafson ever coached and they share wonderful stories from their playing days and how he molded them into the men they became.Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also put a bow on the 8-5 football season and the Alamo Bowl loss to Washington give an update on the Chris Beard saga, examine UT basketball's loss to Kansas State and give their take on how the NFL is handling the Damar Hamlin situation.

    On Second Thought Ep 282: Should Bijan Robinson play in Alamo Bowl? CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd on CFP, Heisman watch

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 49:52


    Texas running back Bijan Robinson hasn't officially revealed his plans for the Alamo Bowl so On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss his decision and the likelihood of him turning pro.CBS Sports national college football writer Dennis Dodd discusses the College Football Playoff, the Heisman Trophy race. He also gives discusses if coach Steve Sarkisian — who is 13-11 in his Texas tenure —  is the right person to lead the program back to national prominence.

    On Second Thought Ep. 281: Star-Telegram's Mac Engel on Gary Patterson's next move, TCU's title chances,

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 57:03


    Fort Worth Star-Telegram sports columnist Mac Engel covered the Gary Patterson years at TCU and now is documenting TCU's magical season.Engel stops by the On Second Thought podcast to discuss where he thinks Texas's current special assistant will coach next next while also examining Saturday's Big 12 title game between the Horned Frogs and Kansas State. He also breaks down TCU's CFP chances and what a national title run would mean to a Big 12 which will soon be without blue bloods Texas and Oklahoma.

    On Second Thought Ep. 280: Kansas coach Lance Leipold on building from the bottom; Horns out to avenge 57-56

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 39:09


    Lance Leipold has taken Kansas from being a college football doormat to bowl eligibility in his second season. He joins the On Second Thought podcast to discuss building a winner and Lawrence and how last season's upset at Texas got it started.Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also break down the uncertainty at the quarterback position, Steve Sarkisian's over-reliance on Quinn Ewers and how the program may have wasted a generational talent in running back Bijan Robinson.

    On Second Thought Ep. 279: TCU coach Sonny Dykes on the Texas showdown, CFP

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 41:40


    TCU head coach Sonny Dykes is in the running for national coach of the year as he brings his Horned Frogs to Austin for a Big 12 showdown with the Texas Longhorns.Dykes joins On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls this week to break down what's been a magical year so far. He also discusses the tough challenge that Texas will present, the specter of former TCU coach Gary Patterson (now at Texas) and the program's chances to land a College Football Playoff berth.Ced and Kirk also recap Texas' signature win at Kansas State and its chances to hand the 9-0 Frogs their first loss with ESPN College GameDay in town for the weekend.

    On Second Thought Ep. 278: Can Sark fix Ewers, defense during bye week? Sam Ehlinger's first NFL start

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 38:44


    With the Texas Longhorns nursing their wounds during the bye week following the loss at Oklahoma State, On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down the quarterback Quinn Ewers' struggles, the tight race in the Big 12 and Texas ex Sam Ehlinger getting his first start for the Indianapolis Colts against Washington Sunday.They also hit on the off-the-field issues Jimbo Fisher is addressing at Texas A&M amid a nightmare 3-4 start, Austin FC's MLS playoff semifinal and Houston's quest for a second World Series title.

    On Second Thought Ep. 277: Stopping OSU quarterback Spencer Sanders; Austin FC's Brad Stuver on FC Dallas playoff showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 44:12


    How do the Texas Longhorns stop Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders? On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down the challenge facing the Texas defense on Saturday in Stillwater.Also, Austin FC goalkeeper Brad Stuver joins the show to discuss the Western Conference semi final matchup on Sunday against FC Dallas.

    On Second Thought Ep. 276: Can the Horns avoid a letdown against Iowa State? Texas State coach Spavital on the App State upset and upcoming Troy test

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 23:14


    After producing their biggest blowout of Oklahoma in Red River rivalry history, the Texas Longhorns have a chance to move up the Big 12 standings as a 16-point home favorite over Iowa State Saturday.On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down what went down in Dallas and what will have to happen for the Horns to capture their third straight win against an Iowa State team that's been struggling to score points lately.Also, Texas State coach Jake Spavital has the Bobcats on a high after upsetting former ranked team Appalachian State. Spavital breaks down how the Cats pulled the shocker and gives us a primer on Saturday's tough road test against Troy.

    On Second Thought Ep. 275: Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson on wounded Sooners; TexAgs.com's Olin Buchanan on Aggie gut check at Alabama

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 60:51


    The biggest games in our part of the country this weekend are Texas versus Oklahoma in the Red River rivalry and Texas A&M visiting top-ranked Alabama after an offseason where coaches Jimbo Fisher and Nick Saban traded barbs in the media.Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson joins On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss Oklahoma's shocking recent struggles under new head coach Brent Venables then TexAgs. com columnist Olin Buchanan drops in to give a temperature check in College Station as the Aggies and embattled coach Jimbo Fisher limp into Tusclaoosa following a blowout loss at Mississippi State.

    On Second Thought Ep. Texas ex Rod Babers on how Texas can beat West Virginia

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 39:26


    Rod Babers, one of the great analytical minds in the broadcast ranks, has an idea why the Longhorns and coach Steve Sarkisian can't seem to hang on to double-digit leads of late.The former Texas All-America cornerback shares his thoughts on the crushing overtime loss at Texas Tech with On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls.Babers, who hosts Ball Don't Lie weekdays on 104.9 the Horn with Mike Hardge, discusses the issues surrounding the defense which gave up six fourth-down conversions and the quarterback decision facing Sarkisian going into the West Virginia game.

    Texas Tech Joey McGuire on if this is the last time the Red Raiders host Texas; Brian Davis on Lubbock memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 56:17


    After rallying to blow out UTSA to close out the non-conference season, the Texas Longhorns will travel to a hostile environment when they play at Texas Tech to open Big 12 play Saturday.Tech head coach Joey McGuire has the Raiders off to a 2-1 start in his first season. He joins On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls and gives buzz update from Lubbock with the Horns visiting Jones AT&T Stadium for perhaps the last time before they join the SEC, possibly in 2024.Texas beat writer Brian Davis drops by to give his favorite memories from the three years he spent in Lubbock while with the Dallas Morning News and also to examine the Texas quarterback situation. Will Quinn Ewers be back in the starting lineup or will Hudson Card get a second straight start?All of this and more in Episode 273. Enjoy.

    On Second Thought Ep. 272: Who will Sark start at QB? UTSA head coach Jeff Traylor on Horns, building a

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 36:51


    The biggest question surrounding Texas football after the near upset of Alabama is who will start at quarterback against UTSA. With starter Quinn Ewers likely out, will it be the hobbled Hudson Card, Charles Wright or even backup running back Roschon Johnson? On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down the options facing coach Steve Sarkisian and the danger of a letdown after such an emotional game. Also, UTSA coach Jeff Traylor, a former Texas assistant, drops in to discuss his building of an up-and-coming program and what he expects to see from the Horns on the field.

    On Second Thought Ep. 271: ESPN's Paul Finebaum on how close Texas came to hiring Saban

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 49:32


    How close did Nick Saban come to replacing Mack Brown at Texas?With the top-ranked Crimson Tide arriving in Austin for Saturday's meeting with the Texas Longhorns, ESPN sports personality Paul Finebaum drops in on On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss Texas' flirtation with the coaching legend while also taking us behind the scenes on a memorable flight with Saban.Ced and Kirk break down what Texas has to do to spring the upset and also preview the upcoming NFL season.

    SI.com's Pat Forde on the 2022 national champion, Horns-ULM, money in college football and the 12-team playoff

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 30:58


    SI.com national columnist Pat Forde is one of the most important scribes in college football and he brings his wealth of knowledge to this week's On Second Thought podcast.Forde gives his pick for the 2022 national champion, examines the status of the 12-team playoff and discusses with hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden the increasing role of money in the game.The guys also talk the beginning of the second year of Steve Sarkisian at Texas if any talk of the Texas A&M Aggies breaking through this season is a bit premature.

    On Second Thought Ep. 269: The Ewers decision, CBS Austin's Bob Ballou on why Texas will win the Big 12

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 42:15


    With the season opener against Louisiana Monroe rapidly approaching, on Second Thought host Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden break down Texas coach Steve Sarkisian‘s decision to start Quinn Ewers at quarterback.CBS Austin sports director Bob Ballou also stops in to explain why he is  picking the Longhorns to win the Big 12 this season.

    On Second Thought Ep. 268: Gauging Sark's growing concern at QB, Olin Buchanan of TexAgs.com

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 57:40


    In this week's On Second Thought podcast, hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls gauge Texas football coach Steve Sarkisian's concern level after a less than crisp performance from quarterbacks Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card at Tuesday's practice. They also reveal what has to the happen for the Horns to be legitimate Big 12 title contenders.TexAgs.com columnist Olin Buchanan stops by to discuss if No. 6 preseason team Texas A&M will break through and make it to the College Football Playoff in Jimbo Fisher's fifth season.OSTEp268Seg1-A.m4amazda derelict is the ownerLast edited by mazda derelict 1 hour ago

    On Second Thought Ep. 267: Who voted Texas No. 1 in the coaches poll? Oklahoman's Berry Tramel on the Gundy firing

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 52:33


    An anonymous head coach raised eyebrows nationwide when he awarded the Texas Longhorns a first-place vote in the first USA Today coaches poll this week.Statesman columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls examine the fallout on this week's On Second Thought podcast, including a conversation Ced had with Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian about the nation's No. 18 team getting the top nod from one voter.

    On Second Thought Ep. 266: Steve Sarkisian at Big 12 Media Days, new Big 12 commish Yormark on the league's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 40:28


    The countdown to the 2022 season has begun because Statesman columnists Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls are at Big 12 Media Days in Arlington. The guys break down what Texas is facing this fall and discuss what they will ask head coach Steve Sarkisian, who is slated to appear in the afternoon. They also discuss the hire of new commissioner Brett Yormark and what he will face in the new Big 12 which will soon not include Texas and Oklahoma.

    On Second Thought Ep. 265: Texas pitcher Tristan Stevens on journey to Omaha, A&M coach Schlossnagle on getting Aggies to CWS in first season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 75:06


    Texas and Texas A&M could be on a collision course to meet in the second round of the College World Series on Sunday but each has more pressing matters Friday when they open up with Notre Dame and Oklahoma ,respectively. Texas senior pitcher Tristan Stevens and A&M coach Jim Schlossnagle join the On Second Thought 265 podcast to discuss their journeys to Omaha. Steven, who pitched Texas to the super regional title win over East Carolina, will be appearing in his third midsummer classic while Schlossnagle, a former TCU coach, will be in his sixth , having led the Aggies to Omaha in his first season. Hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden also discuss the historic spring season turned in by Longhorn teams, the rising cost of winning and the pressure on Texas football to get it done in Year 2 under coach Steve Sarkisian.

    On Second Thought 264: Craig Way previews Texas-East Carolina; softball's title run

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 39:44


    Texas travels to East Carolina for a berth in the College World Series and voice of the Longhorns Craig Way gives a super regional primer on this week's On Second Thought podcast with hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls. The Horns are seeking to make it to the CWS by winning a road super regional for the first time since the 2005 team that won a national title. The guys also reveal some familiar names they nominated as members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame selection committee this week, discuss the great softball season at Texas and break down if Longhorn football and coach Steve Sarkisian can win more than the 8 1/2 victories the Vegas oddsmakers are projecting.

    On Second Thought Ep. 263: Austin baseball regional preview; Softball star Janae Jefferson on the College World Series

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 66:29


    Texas is enjoying one of its most successful sports seasons in school history and the baseball team aims to keep it going with its NCAA Austin regional opener against Air Force Friday. Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls discuss the challenges facing David Pierce's crew on this week's On Second Thought podcast .Four-time All-America softball player Janae Jefferson drops in to discuss her team's rally from some early season struggles to reach the College World Series where it will face powerhouse UCLA in Thursday's opener. Also, sprinters Jonathan Jones and Micaiah Harris talk about the confidence level of the Longhorns track teams that are stalking dual national team titles in next week's NCAA outdoor championships.

    TexasAgs.com's Olin Buchanan on Saban vs. Jimbo; Texas softball coach Mike White on the super regionals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 62:58


    After Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher's passionate response to  Alabama coach Nick Saban's allegations that the Aggies bought a recruiting class with NIL money, TexAgs.com columnist Olin Buchanan joins the On Second Thought podcast to gauge the fallout. Texas softball coach Mike White also stops by to discuss his team's super regional matchup at No. 4 Arkansas.

    On Second Thought Ep. 261: Texas track coach Floreal on Big 12 titles; Baseball hosts Kansas in home series finale

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 49:33


    Texas track and field coach Edrick Floreal just guided both top-ranked teams to Big 12 Outdoor championships for the second straight season and joins this week's On Second Thought podcast to discuss the success in Lubbock. Floreal gives us an inside peek at sprinter Micaiah Harris, who became the first Longhorn to win the 100 since Jamaal Charles and women's 100-meter women's champion Julien Alfred, who clocked the fifth fastest time in collegiate history in the prelims. He also discusses how the Horns are handling expectations with the NCAAs coming up in three weeks in Eugene, Ore. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls preview the baseball team's pivotal final home series against Kansas, its fading hopes of hosting an NCAA regional and the highly criticized trend of nationally ranked teams cancelling midweek games to presumably protect a team's RIP.

    On Second Thought Ep. 260: D1 Baseball's Kendall Rogers on Texas' chances of hosting an NCAA Regional

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 46:45


    With Texas clinging to hopes of hosting an NCAA Regional entering next weekend's regular-season Big 12 series finale against Kansas, D1Baseball.com managing editor Kendall Rogers assesses UT's status on this week's On Second Thought podcast. The Horns are 35-17 overall but sit in sixth place at at 11-10 in the Big 12. They're 18th in RPI and need to win big against Kansas and a nice showing in the conference tournament to improve their chances of hosting. Rogers also hits upon the national scene and answers the biggest question: can anyone stop the top-ranked Tennessee Volunteeers? Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also break down the chances of Austin landing an NFL franchise in lieu of Dallas mayor Eric Johnson stating that he would he like to see another team in the Metroplex.

    On Second Thought: Longhorn ex Rod Babers on Sarkisian's steep recruiting challenge; Danny Davis previews Texas baseball at West Virginia

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 64:58


    Longhorn great Rod Babers brings his unique commentary style to this week's On Second Thought episode and breaks down the recruiting challenge facing Texas coach Steve Sarkisian following a 5-7 finish. Babers, the popular co-host of Ball Don't Lie on 104.9 The Horn with Mike Hardge, touches on the quarterback battle between Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card, reveals his opinion on why athletic director Chris Del Conte awarded raises and contract extensions to six assistants after a bad season, the NFL draftless weekend for Longhorn football and the chaos that has ensued with NIL and the transfer portal. Longhorn beat writer Danny Davis stops by to preview this weekend's pivotal baseball series at West Virginia and the pitching woes that continue to plague David Pierce's team. With the chances of hosting a regional not in their favor at this point, the guys also break down potential first-round matchups, including a juicy in-state possibility.

    David Pierce on resurgent Texas baseball team; Brian Davis on spring football and Beard's new basketball arrivals

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 63:51


    With the resurgent Texas baseball team entering a showdown Big 12 series against Oklahoma State starting Friday, coach David Pierce stops by the On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to discuss the team's sweep of Baylor, its five-game winning streak after a 15-13 midseason slump and a meeting that cleared the air in the clubhouse. Longhorn beat writer Brian Davis also checks in to break down the quarterback battle between Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card, the latest comings and goings in Chris Beard's basketball program and the retirement of longtime NCAA president Mark Emmert.

    Texas AD Chris Del Conte on the Moody Center's pre-story, Danny Davis on Ewers and Card, baseball's struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 73:10


    With this Tuesday's unveiling of the $385 million Moody Center on campus, Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte joins the On Second Thought podcast to discuss how the project all came into place and gives a behind-the-scenes look at Minister of Culture Matthew McConaughey's involvement in the planning process.. In addition to listing events the hopes to bring to the new basketball/concert facility, he addresses the Texas football offseason which includes comments Moro Ojomo made about three teammates and his confidence in head coach Steve Sarkisian entering Saturday's Orange-White spring game. Longhorn beat writer Danny Davis also stops by to examine the quarterback competition between Quinn Ewers and Hudson Card, the midseason struggles of Texas baseball, the exodus of transfers from Vic Schaefer's women's basketball team and the resurgence of the softball team.

    On Second Thought Ep. 256: Does Sark have a culture problem at Texas? Bob Bowlsby on retirement, Derrick Johnson on giving back

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 83:26


    On the heels of Texas defensive lineman Moro Ojomo making eyebrow-raising comments about the team's culture and the subsequent heavy response from Coach Steve Sarkisian, On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls break down the culture of the Longhorn program. Also, retiring Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby explains his decision to step aside and Longhorn  legend Derrick Johnson updates us on his life post retirement and his latest charitable venture.

    On Second Thought Ep. 255: Ced on why Texas will finish 9-3 in 2022; Brian Davis says no

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 53:07


    With Texas football completes its third week of spring football, On Second Thought podcast hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls welcome beat writer Brian Davis into the dungeon to discuss the biggest issues facing coach Steve Sarkisian. Ced reveals why he believes the Longhorns can go 9-3 this fall after their 5-7 finish in Sark's first year while Brian explains why he doesn't see that happening. Ced and Duck also unpack the fallout from Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby's resignation and where the conference should look for his replacement.

    On Second Thought Ep. 254: How is Quinn Ewers looking at spring practice? Greg Swindell on Texas' pitching struggles

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 66:59


    With the recent struggles of the Texas pitching staff, most recently in Tuesday's 12-9 home loss to Texas A&M, Longhorn pitching legend/Longhorn Network baseball analyst Greg Swindell joins this week's On Second Thought podcast to delve into the psyche of the bullpen. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also give an update from Kirk's recent visit to Texas spring football practice and the Duck's first live look at quarterback Quinn Ewers. Also on tap: Will Smith's Oscars slap of Chris Rock, the end of the line for both Texas basketball teams in the NCAA Tournament, a Final Four preview and the NFL's overtime rule change.

    On Second Thought Ep. 253: Can Horns make new NCAA memories vs. Virginia Tech? Vic Schaefer on surging Texas women vs. Fairfield

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 64:03


    Can the Texas Longhorns take out red-hot Virginia Tech and vanquish the memory of last season's crushing first-round loss to Abilene Christian in the NCAAs? On Second Thought hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden discuss coach Chris Beard's mindset entering Friday's matchup of the Big 12 and ACC tournament champions. Also, Texas women's coach Vic Schaefer stops by to put a bow on the huge Big 12 tournament win over Baylor and how the Horns, winners of 11 straight, can keep the momentum buying in their home matchup against Fairfield. All of this, plus the gives discuss their brackets and their Final Four picks on a jam-packed podcast.

    On Second Thought Ep. 252: Steve Sarkisian on Texas spring football; Big 12 tournament preview, Erwin Center memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 62:37


    Spring football starts at Texas on March 22 and Longhorns coach Steve Sarkisian stops by the On Second Thought podcast to give a primer on what fans can expect this fall. The Horns are coming off a 5-7 season in Sark's first season and signed a top-five recruiting class. He breaks down the quarterback situation with Quinn Ewers transferring from Ohio State and the addition of former TCU coach Gary Patterson to the staff in an analyst role. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls preview the Big 12 tournaments, and give their favorite memories from the Erwin Center, which will give away to the Moody Center next season.

    On Second Thought Ep. 251: Claudio Reyna on the Austin FC season opener, Statesman's Danny Davis on Texas baseball's hot start and Vic Schaefer's attendance problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 72:12


    Austin FC opens its sophomore season in MLS with a home match against Cincinnati FC on Saturday and sporting director Claudio Reyna is out for a quick turnaround similar to the one he providing in building league power in New York. Reyna joins this week's On Second Thought podcast and breaks down the changes he's made in personnel, his expectations for head coach Josh Wolff and the overall process of turning an expansion franchise into a successful organization, on the pitch and off. Statesman beat writer Danny Davis joins Ced and Kirk to discuss the hot start for Texas baseball, softball's surprising early-season struggles and why Vic Schaefer is so upset despite a successful season thus far from his basketball team.

    On Second Thought Episode 250: David Pierce on top-ranked Horns' baseball season opener

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 55:45


    After coming within one win of playing for a national championship, the Texas baseball team opens the season atop the national rankings. David Pierce's Horns host in-state rival Rice Friday in the opener of a three-game series. He stops by this week's On Second Thought podcast with Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden to discuss the expectations that come with that ranking and how his veteran lineup is shaping up for its season debut. The Duck and Ced put a bow on the Super Bowl and discuss if winning a championship has put Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford in serious Hall of Fame consideration. They also break down the Texas basketball's bounce-back win at Oklahoma and its chances to move up in the Big 12 pecking order with Texas Tech coming to town on Saturday.

    On Second Thought Ep. 249: Will massive Kansas win spur Beard's Horns to deep NCAA run? Chronicle's John McClain on Lovie Smith, Rooney rule

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 55:41


    After the Texas Longhorns delivered a huge win over Kansas — the biggest of coach Chris Beard's first season — they set their sights on making a serious push in the Big 12 and hopefully, an extended playoff run after that embarrassing loss to Abilene Christian in last season's tourney. On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls reflect on what it took to take down Kansas and how it will affect the Horns who visit defending national champion Baylor Saturday. Also, Houston Chronicle NFL columnist John McClain breaks down the thought process behind the team's hiring of Lovie Smith as the head coach and the implications involving the Rooney Rule. All that and a look at Sunday's Super Bowl between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.

    On Second Thought Ep. 248: The Lubbock fallout; Brian Flores bombshell, Brady's retirement

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 60:10


    Texas Tech was out for blood in Chris Beard's return to Lubbock and the Horns paid dearly with a 77-64 loss that dropped them to 5-4 in Big 12 play. Beat writer Brian Davis joins Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden on this week's On Second Thought podcast and examines the fallout from the loss. The guys take a look back at the raucous crowd Texas faced and if Beard can bring that kind of juice to the Erwin Center in the second half of the season and in future campaigns at the new Moody Center. Also, what does Texas have to do get back on track with some tough games coming up on the slate, starting with Saturday's home contest against scrappy Iowa State. Kirk and Ced break down the bombshell dropped by former Dolphins coach Brian Flores and reflect on the career of the newly retired Tom Brady.

    Texas Monthly's Richard Justice on Bonds, Clemens and Hall of Fame exclusion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 38:10


    Should Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds be enshrined into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Longtime HOF voter Richard Justice of Texas Monthly joined the On Second Thought podcast to explain why he decided to not vote this year. He also discussed with hosts Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden his longstanding relationship with Texas ex Clemens and why he believes MLB and the Hall voters have dropped the ball when it comes to the handling of the fallout from the Steroid Era. The guys also discuss Gary Patterson's possible impact at the University of Texas and the current plight of the Houston Texans, a team Justice covered extensively while a columnist at the Houston Chronicle.

    How does Gary Patterson fit at Texas? Beard's struggles; Dak, Dallas goes down in flames

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 47:41


    Gary Patterson sitting in an Erwin Center box with Texas athletic director Chris Del Conte Tuesday night while sporting a Texas shirt is already the biggest story of the 2022 football season. On this week's On Second Thought podcast, Brian Davis joins hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to the conversation he had with the coaching legend and his former TCU AD and the trio discusses how bringing Patterson in as a special assistant would affect the dynamic on the field and in coaching meetings. They also examine the struggles of Chris Beard's Texas basketball team, which just dropped its second straight game to fall to 3-3 in conference play with some really tough games coming up, starting with a Saturday home game against Oklahoma State. Kirk and Ced then seal up the coffin on the Dallas Cowboys after their latest playoff failure and preview the weekend NFL playoff slate.

    On Second Thought Episode 245: How close is Texas to Georgia-Alabama level? Year in Sports review

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 47:04


    In the first podcast of 2022, On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls recap the thrilling national title game between Georgia and Alabama and discuss the distance separating those programs from the Texas Longhorns, who turned in a clunker last season. They also discuss the biggest stories of the 2021 sports year, including the COVID-19 effect, Todd's Dodge's three-peat at Westlake and name, image and likeness for college athletes. They cap off a jam-packed episode with an NFL playoff preview, including Dallas' tough home test against San Francisco.

    On Second Thought Ep. 244: Is Quinn Ewers coming? Longhorn great Kenny Vaccaro on what ails Texas football

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 47:00


    Kenny Vaccaro always brought a sense of toughness and leadership to the locker room. The former Texas All-American safety, never one to mince words, gave his take on this week's On Second Thought podcast as to what he believes is ailing the current team, which missed the bowl season after finishing 5-7 under first year coach Steve Sarkisian. Vaccaro just retired after a successful eight-year NFL career split between the New Orleans Saints and the Tennessee Titans. He discusses his new ESports organization, his longtime passion for video gaming and how he is adjusting to retirement while living in Austin. Hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls also address the latest on the Quinn Ewers sago, how offensive linemen coming to Texas are making big bucks and Longhorn hoops.

    On Second Thought Ep. 243: Brian Davis on how it all went wrong in 2021 at Texas; Berry Tramel on Lincoln Riley shocker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 69:43


    As the Texas football team prepares for an early offseason after missing out on a bowl game with its fourth 5-7 finish since 2012, beat writer Brian Davis joins On Second Thought hosts Cedric Golden and Kirk Bohls to examine how it all went wrong in 2021 on the Forty Acres. The guys break down what wrong in Steve Sarkisian's first season at the helm and what changes, if any, could be on the horizon. Also, Oklahoman columnist Berry Tramel drops in to discuss the fallout from Lincoln Riley's shocking resignation to take the head coaching job at Southern California after five seasons with the Oklahoma Sooners and how the game's dynamics have changed due to the huge money coaches are making, thanks in part to the influence of agents.

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