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Strong: No title for Texas this season

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07:44 AM ET 04.22 | The Comin' On Strong bus tour rolled into Joe T. Garcia's on Monday, and football coach Charlie Strong made quite an impression. The bus, a huge inflatable Bevo mascot and the real four-legged man himself were all parked outside as Longhorns fans trickled in to meet [Strong]. The thing about Joe T.'s is that there's no menu. "How do you know what to order?," Strong asked. You get either fajitas or enchiladas. But on this night, truth was served with margaritas and beer. "We have everything available, and I don't know why we can't be successful," Strong said. "There's no reason for us not to be. Now, I can't tell you how soon it's going to be. Don't hold me to that. Don't say, 'Ooh, coach said next year we'll be in the national ...' We will not be in the national championship game."

Austin American-Statesman

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Boise State to visit 130 programs in four days

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07:44 AM ET 04.22 | Credit Bryan Harsin for thinking outside the box -- and all over the state. Boise State's football coaches will visit every high school football program in Idaho between Monday and Thursday, an effort the program is calling the "Bronco Blitz." All nine assistant coaches will visit schools. [Harsin] will remain in Boise. Head coaches cannot go on the road during the spring evaluation period, per NCAA rules. There are 130 football-playing high schools in the state. The coaches will use social media to update fans, sharing photos, videos and an updated Bronco Blitz map. Harsin highlights the program's success with local talent in the above video. He mentions Gem State products Randy Trautman, Cedric Minter, Bryan Johnson, Brock Forsey, Korey Hall and Shea McClellin.

Idaho Statesman

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Arkansas unveils its rebrand

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07:43 AM ET 04.22 | A new day has dawned in Fayetteville. The Arkansas athletic department unveiled its latest look -- one complete with a new secondary Razorback logo -- Monday night. The unveiling was part of Arkansas' rebranding with Nike, which has outfitted the program since 2010. Athletes from Arkansas sports will wear uniforms that feature the same primary colors and typography for lettering and numerals. The color and lettering will be uniform on apparel as well to provide consistency for the program. ... The secondary logo is a forward-facing Razorback. Arkansas said the new logo will not replace the well-known running Razorback, which has been the identity of the program for decades. Instead, Arkansas intends to use it as an alternative.

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Vols getting Bruce Pearl 2.0

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07:42 AM ET 04.22 | Bringing back Bruce Pearl wasn't in the cards for Tennessee, as its former coach already landed the Auburn job by the time Cuonzo Martin set off for Cal. Instead the Vols did the next best thing, nabbing an up-and-coming coach who possesses some of the same qualities Pearl had when he came to Tennessee from Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2005. Southern Miss coach Donnie Tyndall reached an agreement in principle Wednesday night to become Tennessee's next coach, according to reports from ESPN.com and CBSSports.com. Neither Tyndall nor a Tennessee official returned messages from Yahoo Sports seeking confirmation. Like Pearl, Tyndall has a larger-than-life personality capable of luring recruits and energizing a football-first fan base.

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Martin's taking his assistants, too

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07:42 AM ET 04.22 | In this case, Cal's gain is another Vols loss. Former Tennessee assistant coaches Tracy Webster and Jon Harris are joining new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin's staff. Cal has made no official announcement on the hirings, but both were in the Cal basketball office on Monday, and the profiles of both have been dropped from Tennessee's athletic website. Their arrival leaves one vacant spot on the coaching staff. Martin also is expected to name Marco Harris his director of operations. Hired a week ago Tuesday to replace Mike Montgomery, who retired at the age of 67, Martin returned to Knoxville, Tenn., last week to bring his wife Roberta, and their three kids to the Bay Area. Martin's agenda Monday included a radio interview with Jim Rome, while Roberta began house hunting.

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