Effect of Schedule Change on Longhorns

When the reporting date for college football teams was changed from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, it did more than just move things back a few days.

According to Texas coach Mack Brown at Tuesday's Big 12 Media Days session, the change forces the Longhorn coaches to go back to the drawing board a bit.

"It changes your two-a-day work for sure, changes your calendar for scrimmages," Brown said. "So all of that will change some. It affects our coaches' schedules that we've had done since February."

At the same time, it doesn't appear to have the same impact on the players.

"It doesn't affect our players like it would have 10 years ago, because they're all in summer school," Brown said. "So it doesn't affect any part of their day."

Yet the change could actually affect one Longhorn player in particular: Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin. The talented track star is scheduled to jump in the London Olympics on Aug. 4, meaning that he'll probably have a chance to come back quickly without missing much time.

Considering how late of a start Goodwin had in 2011, and how that affected how long it took him to truly get into the flow, the later start could actually be good news.


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