Monday Media Notes

Texas coaches talk about injuries, as well as their own performances this season.

* This week contained some minor changes on the depth chart.

On offense, DeSean Hales moved into an 'OR' situation with Mike Davis at Z. Dominique Jones, who caught at touchdown pass last week, is now listed as the backup to Barrett Matthews at tight and. And Ryan Roberson, typically the starter at fullback, is also listed as the starter at H-back. Chris Whaley remains the backup at that position.

Defensively, Dravannti Johnson is again listed as the starter at BUCK. Emmanuel Acho is the first-choice player at both MIKE and SAM. And Darius White will be working at punt returner behind starter Adrian Phillips.

* On the injury front, the Longhorns will be minus Chykie Brown (broken arm) for the rest of the year. Left tackle Kyle Hix (head), running back Tre Newton (head) and Jackson Jeffcoat (ankle) are all questionable at this point. Texas coach Mack Brown said each week Jeffcoat showed signs that he might be coming back, only to not be able to consistently push off his ankle.

If Hix can't go, the Longhorns would start Paden Kelley at left tackle, leaving the Longhorns with three freshman starters on the offensive line. Kelley was singled out by the coaches Monday for his strong play last week.

The good news is that cornerback Aaron Williams is expected back this week after suffering a concussion against Baylor.

* Brown's injury likely opens up more playing time for freshman cornerback Carrington Byndom. Byndom received a high number of snaps against Kansas State, especially when Brown went down in the third quarter, leaving the Longhorns without two of their top three corners (Brown, Williams).

"He played well," said Will Muschamp, defensive coordinator. "He's far ahead of where most freshman defensive backs would be. Very intelligent, very smart, very athletic, catches on very well. So we're excited about his future."

Muschamp said the Longhorns would likely start Williams and Curtis Brown at cornerback, with Kenny Vaccaro earning the start at nickel back.

* Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis was asked to evaluate his performance as the offensive coordinator this season.

"Disappointed. I'm disappointed in the job I've done," Davis said. "My job is to do one thing, and that's to score points. The No. 1 factor in winning and losing is scoring offense.

"We're not scoring points the way we have," Davis said.

Davis said that the Longhorns wanted to come out 50-50 against Kansas State, and ran the ball 13 of the first 19 plays. But he said the Wildcats' 17-0 lead pushed Texas out of its running game.

Davis and Brown also said they weren't ready to give up on quarterback Garrett Gilbert, though they added that Case McCoy could get a look should Gilbert's turnover woes continue.

* Muschamp also reflected on the job he felt he has done this year.

"It's a reflection of what you put on the field," Muschamp said. "So I haven't been good. That's the bottom line. It's a bottom line profession; it's about winning. Do what you've got to do to win games, and we're not doing that, so obviously it's not good."


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