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Houston Texans News: January 25, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, January 25, 2016.

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Houston Texans news

Gary Kubiak leads bevy of ex-Texans players, coaches heading to Super Bowl with Broncos - Ultimate Texans
Five former Texans players and eight ex-Houston coaches heading to Super Bowl.

Cardinals expose Texans' flawed QB strategy - Houston Chronicle
Sunday's NFC Championship Game features teams quarterbacked by former No. 1 overall draft picks and Heisman Trophy winners in Cam Newton (2011) and Carson Palmer (2003).

Texans fans lament loss of Super Bowl-bound former coach Gary Kubiak

Original Texans player arrested, produces crazy mug shot - Houston Chronicle
Jabar Gaffney, who the Houston Texans selected in the second round of the first draft in franchise history, was arrested on one count of marijuana possession, one count of drug possession and one felony count of drug possesssion on Friday in his hometown of Jacksonville.

J.J. Watt, teammates spill the beans in Houston Texans cookbook - CultureMap Houston
If you've ever wanted to know what your favorite Houston Texans are eating to keep them field-ready (here's looking at you, J.J.), the team just...

Houston Texans: Christian Hackenberg could be the answer
The Houston Texans are in dire need of a quarterback. Could they finally get the answer they've been looking for in Christian Hackenberg?

Around the League

NFL Playoffs scores and more: How the Broncos and Panthers got to the Super Bowl -
The NFL Playoffs Conference Championships are in the books, and the Panthers and Broncos advance to Super Bowl 50. Danny Kelly walks you through all the action.

2016 NFL mock draft: Options for every team in the 1st round -
Why consider just one player for every team when we can look at three?

Broncos headed to Super Bowl after Patriots' comeback bid comes up short -
Von Miller and the Broncos' pass rush harassed Tom Brady for much of the day, but a missed extra point by Stephen Gostkowski ultimately proved costly.

Cam Newton found out about his Super Bowl matchup with 'The Sheriff' Peyton Manning live on TV -
Newton is ready to face "The Sheriff".

The best Super Bowl matchup we could have hoped for -
The Panthers and Broncos were in top form Sunday, setting up a Super Bowl matchup that we can't wait for.

Super Bowl odds 2016: Broncos opening betting underdogs vs Panthers -
Peyton Manning and the Broncos head to Levi's Stadium as opening betting underdogs against the Panthers on the Super Bowl 50 odds.

Super Bowl 2016: Time, TV schedule, date and location for Panthers vs. Broncos -
The Lombardi Trophy is on the line in Santa Clara. Denver and Carolina are set to face off in Super Bowl 50.

Broncos benefit from a Patriots tablet malfunction -

Houston & Collegiate Sports

Astros introduce new alternate rainbow uniform - The Crawfish Boxes
The rainbow is back on the baseball field in 2016.

Rockets outrun Mavericks 115-104, looking like last year's outfit in the process - The Dream Shake
Not to mention another triple-double by James Harden.

Transition Ball Screens: How the Texas Longhorns Look to Score with Early Offense - Burnt Orange Nation
In the opening minutes of Texas' loss Saturday to Kansas, the Texas Longhorns started off quickly. That early start was powered by timely shooting by the Longhorns, missed Kansas jump shots, and quick scores off of ball screens in transition.

Tech Recruits Enjoy Their Official Visit - Viva The Matadors
2016 Recruits have a great time in the 806.

Camron Williams' Commitment Adds to TCU's Already Strong 2016 Class - Frogs O' War
The WR from Dallas Skyline committed today after taking an official visit to Fort Worth earlier this weekend.

Baylor Offers JUCO All-American DT DeQuinton Osborne - Our Daily Bears
Andrew Billings' early departure for the NFL left the Bears scouring the JUCO ranks for potential help at DT. Did we just find some?

Von Miller is having himself a game in the AFC Championship - Good Bull Hunting
Aggie Von Miller is dominating Tom Brady and the Patriots in the AFC Championship.

Shooting From the Corner: Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas Jayhawks - Barking Carnival
The 3-game winning streak has come to an end for the Texas Longhorns, losing 76-69 to the Kansas Jayhawks despite leading the reigning Big 12 champs for the majority of the contest. Shaka Smart's...

Introducing the "Best of Underdog Dynasty 2015" Tournament - Underdog Dynasty
Someone is going to be the best, and you get to help decide who.

The Bull And Its Horns: Conference Alignment, A New Coach and Potential Players - Dynamo Theory
With the USL conference alignment announced, tryouts held and a new coach introduced, RGVFC is starting to become more of a finished product as the weeks go by.