Cedric Golden

Sports columnist

As a kid growing up in Tyler, Cedric Golden always knew he would end up with a career in sports, as either an athlete or a member of the media. Writing won out. Ced was hired by the Statesman in 1999 to cover high school sports. In 2002, he was moved to the college beat where he covered Texas football and baseball. He was at the Rose Bowl for Texas’ first two BCS title wins over Michigan and Southern Cal and at Omaha’s Rosenblatt Stadium when the Horns won the 2005 College World Series. Ced was promoted to a general sports columnist position in the fall of 2006. He is also the name behind Golden’s Nuggets, his online blog that can be found on statesman.com. You can also follow him on twitter @CedGolden.

Latest from Cedric Golden

Golden’s nuggets: Texas’ best game plan is to sit Sam Ehlinger
 No will be shocked if Sam Ehlinger clears concussion protocol in time to play in Waco Saturday. But he shouldn’t. The Texas quarterback needs to sit out the Baylor game to literally clear his head. No one will confuse me with a medical professional, but these eyes have witnessed the freshman get blasted with vicious hits over the last...

Posted: a minute ago

No will be shocked if Sam Ehlinger clears concussion protocol in time to play in Waco Saturday. But he shouldn’t. The Texas quarterback needs to sit out the Baylor game to literally clear his head. No one will confuse me with a medical professional, but these eyes have witnessed the freshman get blasted with vicious hits over the last...
Golden: An overworked Sam Ehlinger is bad for business, Texas
 Chris Warren gave a simple answer to a simple question. And it spoke volumes. “Chris, why isn’t the offense holding up its end?” “Because we don’t have a running game,” the Texas running back answered. “I think we’re too one-dimensional and that’s easy
            to predict, so that&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

Chris Warren gave a simple answer to a simple question. And it spoke volumes. “Chris, why isn’t the offense holding up its end?” “Because we don’t have a running game,” the Texas running back answered. “I think we’re too one-dimensional and that’s easy to predict, so that&rsquo...
Golden’s first-half Nuggets: Horns hanging in there

Posted: 2 days ago

Texas wide receiver John Burt (1) outruns Oklahoma State safety Ramon Richards (7) to setup a Texas touchdown on the ensuing play during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN An upset can happen. After a few anxious moments...
Take Ten: Bohls, Golden tackle college football’s big Week 8 questions
 American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden address 10 hot-button topics about Texas, the Big 12 and national college football: 1. Can Texas win a shootout with Oklahoma State? Bohls: I doubt it. The Cowboys have the Big 12’s top-ranked passer, receiver and running back and average 49 points a game, second-most nationally...

Posted: 3 days ago

American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden address 10 hot-button topics about Texas, the Big 12 and national college football: 1. Can Texas win a shootout with Oklahoma State? Bohls: I doubt it. The Cowboys have the Big 12’s top-ranked passer, receiver and running back and average 49 points a game, second-most nationally...
On Second Thought Ep 76: Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, ESPN analyst Greg McElroy
 Get ready for an extended On Second Thought podcast this week. Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy joins Episode 76 and give his thoughts on Saturday’s game at Texas, his recent shirtless
            display at a school  pep rally and a possibler coaching future in the NFL. ESPN college football analyst/radio host Greg McElroy...

Posted: 4 days ago

Get ready for an extended On Second Thought podcast this week. Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy joins Episode 76 and give his thoughts on Saturday’s game at Texas, his recent shirtless display at a school  pep rally and a possibler coaching future in the NFL. ESPN college football analyst/radio host Greg McElroy...
Golden’s nuggets: On Texas’ 3-3 start, Sumlin’s revival, Romo and Kap
 Let’s start his week’s Nuggets with an exchange between yours truly and Tom Herman at his Monday press conference. “Tom, you’re a handful of plays from being 5-1 — “ Herman interjected: “But we’re not.” Yep, the Longhorns are 3-3, their schedule is unforgiving and now they get to play...

Posted: 6 days ago

Let’s start his week’s Nuggets with an exchange between yours truly and Tom Herman at his Monday press conference. “Tom, you’re a handful of plays from being 5-1 — “ Herman interjected: “But we’re not.” Yep, the Longhorns are 3-3, their schedule is unforgiving and now they get to play...
Our Take: Bohls, Golden weigh in on the 2017 NBA season
 The NBA season tips off Tuesday night. American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden address key questions and league topics to preview the season: 1. Who’s going to end up cutting down the nets? Bohls: Come on. Who are we kidding? The Warriors will repeat by beating the Cavs once again. Golden State is as good as ever...

Posted: 6 days ago

The NBA season tips off Tuesday night. American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden address key questions and league topics to preview the season: 1. Who’s going to end up cutting down the nets? Bohls: Come on. Who are we kidding? The Warriors will repeat by beating the Cavs once again. Golden State is as good as ever...
Golden: Tom Herman’s moral victories tour continues, but real Ws needed

Posted: 8 days ago

Welcome to the 2017 Tom Herman Moral Victory Tour. Enjoy some great games against quality opponents, but a word of warning. You won’t get the ending you might want for your consumer dollar. In his first season in Austin, Herman has mastered the art of coaching an exciting team that will give as good as it gets against ranked teams before...
Golden: Tom Herman’s moral victories tour continues, but Texas needs real Ws
 DALLAS — Welcome to the 2017 Tom Herman Moral Victory Tour. Enjoy some great games against quality opponents, but a word of warning. You won’t get not quite the ending you would want
            for your consumer dollar. In his first season in Austin, Herman has mastered the art of coaching an exciting team that will give as good...

Posted: 8 days ago

DALLAS — Welcome to the 2017 Tom Herman Moral Victory Tour. Enjoy some great games against quality opponents, but a word of warning. You won’t get not quite the ending you would want for your consumer dollar. In his first season in Austin, Herman has mastered the art of coaching an exciting team that will give as good...
Golden: Horns not dead yet in Dallas
 Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon (4) fights for yardage against the Texas defense at the AT&T Red River Showdown at the
               Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday October 14, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN DALLAS — The Horns got hit in the mouth and didn’t respond until late in the second quarter.
          ...

Posted: 8 days ago

Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon (4) fights for yardage against the Texas defense at the AT&T Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Saturday October 14, 2017. JAY JANNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN DALLAS — The Horns got hit in the mouth and didn’t respond until late in the second quarter. ...
Take Ten: Bohls, Golden tackle college football’s big Week 7 questions
 American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden address 10 hot-button topics about Texas, the Big 12 and national college football: 1. Who needs this win more — Texas or Oklahoma? Bohls: The Sooners, without question. OU had the higher bar in preseason with national championship expectations. The Longhorns aren’t happy...

Posted: 9 days ago

American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden address 10 hot-button topics about Texas, the Big 12 and national college football: 1. Who needs this win more — Texas or Oklahoma? Bohls: The Sooners, without question. OU had the higher bar in preseason with national championship expectations. The Longhorns aren’t happy...