While that might be a bit too early to start setting up shop outside DKR (Ah, hell, who are we kidding? It's never too early to tailgate), it's certainly not too early to ponder about the Longhorns depth chart and what it will look like come Aug. 30.
Here are Chip Brown and William Wilkerson's best guesses as to what Texas' two-deep depth chart will look like on offense:
Has a fan base ever collectively held its breath in hopes of a player being able to take a hit?
Three running backs on a mission for very different reasons: Brown to prove he's the man; Gray to prove he still can (after Achilles injury); and Bergeron to show he has a new plan.
Texas has a lot of breakout talent at WR.
Shipley is every UT QB's security blanket on critical downs, while Johnson is a touchdown waiting to happen when he's locked in.
WR - Marcus Johnson, Montrell Meander
Johnson is the next big thing at receiver for Texas, and Meander has deep-play ability.
Shawn Watson loves to employ TEs in his offense, and Swaim is his guy.
The time is now for Harrison, while James makes an intriguing backup.
Flowers has held off Hammad so far. But for how long?
Espinosa and Raulerson are two of the smartest players on the team. Now, they need to be the grimiest as well.
Coaches love Perkins' upside with a capital L.
When Estelle is locked in, he shows great promise. At 6-7, 320, Hughes is eclipse-of-the-sun big.
QB - David Ash, Tyrone Swoopes, Jerrod Heard
I don't think it's any secret that the Longhorns would prefer to give Heard a redshirt season. I'm just not sure they'll be afforded that option. That being said, they'll give Swoopes the opportunity to take control of that No. 2 spot before Heard with hopes that the sophomore can build off of his limited time as the No. 1 QB during the spring.
RB - Malcolm Brown, Johnathan Gray, Joe Bergeron
Texas, again, should have one of the top running games in the Big 12, especially if the line matures like many think it will under Joe Wickline. This is a contract year for all three backs, so they'll put their best foot forward. Don't be surprised to see Brown flirt with 1,000 yards.
WR - Kendall Sanders, Jacorey Warrick
Sanders has the talent – those hands – to be a No. 1-type target. With all the attention Shipley should get, and with the emergence of the TE position as a pass-catching threat, perhaps he'll get targeted as such.
WR - Jaxon Shipley, Daje Johnson
Shipley will keep climbing the record books and further cement his place amongst the best to ever play the position in Austin. If Johnson can hold on to the ball, something Charlie Strong said is an issue for him, he'll score a handful of touchdowns at worst.
WR - Marcus Johnson, Montrell Meander
Johnson is in line to take Shipley's spot as the go-to receiver when Shipley leaves, but he could become that guy this season because he's that good. He and Meander could be Texas' best big-play threats.
TE - Geoff Swaim, Blake Whiteley, MJ McFarland, Greg Daniels
Tight ends will play a much bigger role in the passing game, but they've got to be able to block first and foremost. That's why Swaim is the go-to guy right now Staff expects big things out of Whiteley. Can McFarland finally tap into his potential? He didn't catch a pass last season.
LT - Desmond Harrison, Darius James
Harrison didn't live up to the hype as one of the top JUCO tackle transfers in the country last season. He'd better get with it, and quick, because James, the nation's top overall center in 2013, has plenty of upside.
LG - Sedrick Flowers, Rami Hammad
Flowers, like former Texas' OL Trey Hopkins, is a player you don't have to worry about. He'll do the job, and do it well. But Hammad's upside is probably greater.
C - Dominic Espinosa, Jake Raulerson
Charlie Strong has anointed Espinosa a leader since Day 1. He had a really good spring. Raulerson should be a three-year starter by the time his career is over.
RG - Kent Perkins, Taylor Doyle
Perkins has first-round talent if he can avoid injury. All Doyle knows when he's played is to win. His football IQ is off the charts.
RT - Kennedy Estelle, Camrhon Hughes
UT fans have to like Chip's report that Estelle is improving in the classroom. If he can get that under wraps and focus more energy on the field, it's a wrap. Hughes is massive but has a ways to go before he can be counted on.