For the fourth time in seven years, the Texas Longhorns head down to San Antonio to play in the Alamo Bowl. This time, the Longhorns will face former Big 12 opponent the Colorado Buffaloes.
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Texas is coming off a up and down regular season that saw protests, coaching rumors and headaches for almost everyone involved. The Longhorns are a perfect 3-0 in bowl games under Herman, inducing a Sugar Bowl win two seasons ago. If there is anything fans can count on with Herman, it's a good bowl showing from his squad.
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Texas found a winning combination in running backs Bijan Robinson and Roschon Johnson who were able to rush for over 300 combined yards against Kansas State in their last outing. Colorado's rush defense 57th in the country allowed over 156 yards per game on the ground, meaning that Herman and offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich might run the ball more against the Buffaloes than they did during the regular season.
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For Sam Ehlinger, he will be the only captain available for the Longhorns after all the others decided to opt out of the Bowl game and instead get ready for the 2021 NFL Draft. Ehlinger has been known all year for being the lone man standing out. The senior quarterback from Westlake will play his final game as a Longhorn Tuesday and will be playing behind two freshmen offensive linemen after injuries to Derek Kerstetter and Samuel Cosmi.
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The Texas defense will have to prepare for Jarek Broussard who's averaging over 160 yards per game. The All-Pac 12 running back was able to rush for over 100 yards in all but one game this season. It will be up to the Texas defense to try to stop Broussard, and with the opt-out of Joseph Ossai, that task will be a lot tougher. Longhorn fans should expect a very back and fourth battle on the ground between these two teams Tuesday.
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Tuesday should be the final nail in the 2020 season. If things go right for the Longhorns, this could be a step in the right direction and a fitting end to one of best statistical careers from a Longhorn quarterback. Kickoff is at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
Nicklaus Pereksta says he loves photographing enthusiastic people, and it’s why his latest gig offering pictures to people out on Lady Bird Lake’s hike and bike trail is going smoothly. He sets up his gear on the Pfluger pedestrian bridge and puts out a sign: Photos, $10.
“Overwhelmingly, this has been a really positive experience,” Pereksta said. “I get excited when I wake up in the morning and I can't wait to go to work.”
Bikers and joggers are excited about it too. On the pedestrian bridge leading to downtown Thursday morning, a man on an e-bike rode up and posed, wanting more photos.
“I posted the last pictures on Instagram and people loved it. They asked, ‘where is this guy?’” the biker told Pereksta. Bashfully, Pereksta, who also photographs landscapes and at weddings and other events, said he was happy to hear that.
Pereksta started these photos about a month ago, after the strenuous runs required in his valet job started causing pain in his legs. And though he has a passion for photography, he wasn’t so sure when he started working independently if it would work out.
He felt uncertain about the demand for it and was also worried about having lots of expensive equipment out in the open.
“Then like the first day was nothing but high praise and people are like, this is so awesome. This is great. I've never seen anything like this before. I was like, Wow, this was really good, like positive turnout. So I got encouraged.”
Now, he wants to expand and is thinking of contacting the Mueller Farmers Market about how to become a vendor. Still, he'll carry a connection to photographing on the bridge since the word bridge is related to his last name.
“It's a name my great, great, great grandfather came up with when he was marrying somebody. It's actually quite a romantic name. It means a joining of two bridges," Pereksta said. "So, I thought it was ironic that I'm set up on a bridge. I'm kind of representing my last name right now.”
Austonia talked to Pereksta about life in Austin, where he’s lived for eight years after living in Boston doing band photography.
What was your first experience with Austin?
I came here to visit some friends and they took me to Barbarella. So we went to Barbarella and I was like, ‘wow, this place is great.’ And then the restaurants and the food and going to Barton Springs. I was like, ‘this is amazing.’ Because there's nothing like that in Boston. If you want to go to a natural spring, you got to go to New Hampshire. There's no pools in the city at all. So there's lots of swimming out here.
What do you like best about Austin?
You go to any little quiet bar and there's a band playing that should be like onstage for a sold out show. Yeah, they're playing to 10 people, right? Like, one of the best bands ever and they're playing for 10 people, right? And just little magic moments like that are pretty fun. You just run into little random weird things.
What do you think makes Austin different from other places?
There’s no fall.
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