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Bevo’s Daily Roundup: Longhorns will unveil 2020 season in early August

Football season plans are in the making among Texas Longhorns officials.

That means many students are expected to return to campus in August.

Then there’s football – and our anxiety about the football season during a pandemic.

“The university is developing policies and procedures for hosting football games and other athletics events this fall pursuant to state, local and Big 12 Conference health and safety guidelines,” interim university president Jay Hartzell said on a Monday statement. “UT expects to narrow the scenarios under consideration by the first week of August.”

Hartzell continued, “We are also implementing policies and procedures to return essential coaches, athletics staff and all student-athletes to campus in the fall for practice/competition pursuant to guidance by the CDC, state and local officials and athletics and campus medical staff.”

That means efforts are in motion. But will it be enough to enjoy the college football season?

That part, folks, remains to be seen. But we’ll see it soon enough, indeed.

WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS

Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Is it Terrence Cooks or bust for Texas recruiting 2021 linebackers?

247Sports: Texas Morning Brew: My preseason All-Big 12 team

247Sports: Where do Texas coaches rank among nation’s top recruiters?

247Sports: The State of Recruiting: A conversation with Bobby Burton

247Sports: History suggests Chris Ash’s Texas debut could be a huge success

247Sports: Texas returns second most experienced team in Big 12

247Sports: University of Texas announces fall 2020 reopening plans

ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION

Tom Herman, Texas governor’s office join forces to remind us of COVID-19 guidelines

Big 12 Storyline 2020: Oklahoma, Lincoln Riley look to life after star-studded transfer QBs

Big 12 Storyline 2020: Oklahoma State’s success depends on QB Spencer Sanders

The Longhorn Republic takes a look at the secondary

WHAT WE’RE READING

Banner Society: The minimalist schedule: Big 12 edition

SBNation: Did Cam Newton just make the Patriots … cool?

SBNation: Stop playing the national anthem before NWSL games

SBNation: Kaepernick lands six-part Netflix series called ‘Colin in Black & White’

NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND

  • Jim Garnham has joined the Longhorns as an assistant track and field coach, the Austin American-Statesman reports. From the Statesman: “Garnham will coach the vertical jumps and combined events at Texas. He replaces Matthew McGee, who was not retained after two years in Austin. Garnham spent the past two years at Purdue. In addition to a decade-long stint at Notre Dame, Garnham has also coached at Tulsa and Buffalo. Graham coached 16 All-Americans at Purdue and Notre Dame. He was named the 2019 USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year.”
  • Sports Illustrated has an interesting college football realignment proposal. Click the link.

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