Coach: Mack Brown
18-8, 2 years
104-82-1, 15 years overall
1999 Record: 9-5
Aug 28 North Carolina State Lost 20-23
Sep 04 Stanford Won 69-17
Sep 11 @Rutgers Won 38-21
Sep 18 Rice Won 18-13
Sep 25 @Baylor Won 62-0
Oct 02 Kansas State Lost 17-35
Oct 09 Oklahoma Won 38-28
Oct 23 Nebraska Won 24-20
Oct 30 @Iowa State Won 44-41
Nov 06 @Oklahoma State Won 34-21
Nov 13 Texas Tech Won 58-7
Nov 26 @Texas A&M Lost 16-20
Dec 04 @Nebraska Lost 6-22
Jan 01 Arkansas Lost 6-27
1999 Final Rankings
AP-21,  BCS-NR,  Coaches-23
2000 Outlook

This season is starting to look like it might be the start of the break through for third year Coach Mack Brown. Eighteen starters are back on offense and defense and even though the lineup is young there is much talent. No opponent will be running between the tackles this season with two All-Americans, Hampton and Rogers, owning that area. The biggest concern in Austin will be the recovery of QB Major Applewhite from knee surgery and his battle for the starting role against Chris Simms (Phil's son). The Longhorns can do no wrong with either one. There are not too many heavy hitters on the schedule with K-State and Nebraska missing. But then again there is the Big 12 Championship Game where Mack Brown should find his team once again. With 1998's #1 rated recruiting class starting to see playing time and Texas getting a win in the Conference finale or a BCS game, the Longhorns will go along way in heading towards the long term goals set by the arrival of Coach Brown. No 14 game schedule this year with Hawaii now gone from the list. Projected Record: 11-2.

Texas 2000 Schedule

QB - 5 DL - 3.5
RB - 3 LB - 4
WR - 2 DB - 4.5
OL - 4  




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Strengths: The 1999 Big 12 Offensive Player of the year, QB Major Applewhite, is on his way to recovering from a torn left knee injured in last years Cotton Bowl. Coaches are confident he will be ready to go by August. Applewhite threw for 3,357 passing yards and set ten UT single season records last year. If not, heralded QB Chris Simms had a solid spring going 10 for 11 in the spring game despite a broken finger. There is great depth and talent at the tailback spot. Senior Hodges Mitchell produced one of the best performances in UT history last season after backing up Heisman winner Ricky Williams for two seasons. Mitchell also led the conference as the top receiving back. A bevy of runners stack up behind him including last years second leading rusher Victor Ike. Watch out for big back Ivan Williams who had a super spring. Four out of five starters return on the offensive line. There is some serious beef up front and leading the way is the biggest lineman in all of the Big 12, 6-6 367 pound Leonard Davis. The tight end position will be solid with returner Mike Jones but word is out that backup Bo Scaife may be better. Kicker Kris Stockton is the 8th all time leading scorer in the schools history and is one of the nations elite.
Weaknesses: The top three wide receivers that produced the best receiving seasons in school history each of the past two years have departed. Biletnikoff Semi-finalist Kwame Cavil set Big 12 records for receptions and total yards in '99 and Ryan Nunez, who now will suit up on Sundays, and Jeremy Jones will be missed badly. With fullback Chris Robertson transferring, the Longhorns do not have a returning player that has a rushing attempt from that spot. Mack Brown will spend alot of time this spring trying to develope talent there. While the offensive line is solid with the front five there is not much depth afterwards so there will be no room for injuries in the fall.
QB Major Applewhite 6-1 205 Jr. Chris Simms 6-5 210 So.
TB Hodges Mitchell 5-7 190 Sr. Victor Ike 5-11 195 So.
FB Matt Trissel 6-0 227 So.   Chad Stevens 6-4 245 So.
WR Montrell Flowers 5-9 182 Jr.   Courtnee Garcia 5-8 160 So.
WR Jamel Thompson 6-0 180 Sr.   Artie Ellis 6-4 205 Fr.
T Leonard Davis 6-6 367 Sr.   Robbie Doane 6-6 285 So.
G Derrick Dockery 6-6 335 So.   Tillman Holloway 6-3 297 Fr.
C Matt Anderson 6-4 310 Jr.   Marcel Blanchard 6-4 305 Sr.
G Antwan Kirk-Hughes 6-3 320 Jr.   Corey Bradford 6-1 296 Jr.
T Cory Quye 6-6 325 Sr.   Mike Williams 6-6 339 Jr.
TE Mike Jones 6-4 260 Jr.   Bo Scaife 6-3 240 So.
K Kris Stockton 5-9 195 Sr.   Matt McFadden 5-11 180 Fr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Ricky Brown-FB, Kwame Cavil-WR, Ryan Nunez-WR, Roger Roesler-OL,
Chris Robertson-FB, Jeremy Jones-WR

Strengths: Wow! There is not a better set of defensive tackles anywhere. Seniors Casey Hampton, 1st Team All-American, and Shaun Rogers, 1st Team All-Conference, are back indeed. That's 620 pounds of flesh right in the middle and both should be All-American in 2000. All three starting linebackers return in Jones, Lewis, and Rawls who led all linebackers in '99 with 80 tackles. The Longhorns defensive backfield may be the best in the conference from top to bottom as all starters will be back. Having a tremendous spring was senior free safety Greg Brown. Cornerback Quentin Jammer is back this season after injuries kept him out last season. Look for Jammer to possibly regain a starting spot.
Weaknesses: The good news is that both star tackles return. The bad news is that both defensive ends are gone in Aaron Humphrey and Cedric Woodard. Filling in at one of those end spots will be the 1998 USA Today Defensive Player of The Year Cory Redding who was also the conference Freshman of The Year in 1999. Coaches are still waiting though for Redding to break through on rushing the QB and adding up sacks. Overall, the defense is young with only three senior starters on the depth chart.
DE Cory Redding 6-5 245 So. Jermain Anderson 6-3 225 Jr.
DT Casey Hampton 6-1 305 Sr. Marcus Tubbs 6-4 265 Fr.
DT Shaun Rogers 6-4 315 Sr.   Stevie Lee 6-4 300 Fr.
DE Maurice Gordon 6-1 230 Jr.   Adam McConathy 6-4 238 So.
OLB Tyrone Jones 6-4 230 Jr.   Marcus Wilkins 6-2 225 Jr.
MLB De'Andre Lewis 6-1 238 Jr.   Reed Boyd 6-3 220 Fr.
OLB Everick Rawls 6-1 230 Jr.   O.J. McClintock 6-2 216 So.
CB Ervis Hill 5-9 182 Jr.   Quentin Jammer 6-1 196 Jr.
CB Ahmad Brooks 5-8 182 Jr.   Roderick Babers 5-10 175 So.
SS Lee Jackson 6-4 230 Jr.   Dakarai Pearson 5-10 180 Fr.
FS Greg Brown 6-2 200 Sr.   Phillip Geiggar 5-11 197 Fr.
P Ryan Long 6-1 190 Sr.   Justin Smith 6-5 185 Fr.
Returning starters in bold.

Key Losses: Aaron Humphrey-DE, Cedric Woodard-DE, Aaron Babino-LB, Anthony Hicks-LB