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63 minutes | May 26, 2022
TexasAgs.com's Olin Buchanan on Saban vs. Jimbo; Texas softball coach Mike White on the super regionals
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.
50 minutes | May 19, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 261: Texas track coach Floreal on Big 12 titles; Baseball hosts Kansas in home series finale
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.
47 minutes | May 12, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 260: D1 Baseball's Kendall Rogers on Texas' chances of hosting an NCAA Regional
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.
65 minutes | May 5, 2022
On Second Thought: Longhorn ex Rod Babers on Sarkisian’s steep recruiting challenge; Danny Davis previews Texas baseball at West Virginia
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.
64 minutes | Apr 28, 2022
David Pierce on resurgent Texas baseball team; Brian Davis on spring football and Beard’s new basketball arrivals
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.
73 minutes | Apr 21, 2022
Texas AD Chris Del Conte on the Moody Center’s pre-story, Danny Davis on Ewers and Card, baseball’s struggles
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.
83 minutes | Apr 14, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 256: Does Sark have a culture problem at Texas? Bob Bowlsby on retirement, Derrick Johnson on giving back
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.
54 minutes | Apr 7, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 255: Ced on why Texas will finish 9-3 in 2022; Brian Davis says no
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.
67 minutes | Mar 31, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 254: How is Quinn Ewers looking at spring practice? Greg Swindell on Texas’ pitching struggles
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.
65 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 253: Can Horns make new NCAA memories vs. Virginia Tech? Vic Schaefer on surging Texas women vs. Fairfield
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.
63 minutes | Mar 10, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 252: Steve Sarkisian on Texas spring football; Big 12 tournament preview, Erwin Center memories
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.
72 minutes | Feb 24, 2022
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
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.
56 minutes | Feb 17, 2022
On Second Thought Episode 250: David Pierce on top-ranked Horns’ baseball season opener
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.
56 minutes | Feb 10, 2022
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
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.
60 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
On Second Thought Ep. 248: The Lubbock fallout; Brian Flores bombshell, Brady’s retirement
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.
38 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
Texas Monthly's Richard Justice on Bonds, Clemens and Hall of Fame exclusion
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.
48 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
How does Gary Patterson fit at Texas? Beard’s struggles; Dak, Dallas goes down in flames
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.
47 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
On Second Thought Episode 245: How close is Texas to Georgia-Alabama level? Year in Sports review
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.
47 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
On Second Thought Ep. 244: Is Quinn Ewers coming? Longhorn great Kenny Vaccaro on what ails Texas football
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.
70 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
On Second Thought Ep. 243: Brian Davis on how it all went wrong in 2021 at Texas; Berry Tramel on Lincoln Riley shocker
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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