After talking to several sources about the latest from practice this week, here are some things to keep an eye on:
At safety, Josh Turner and Adrian Colbert have fallen behind freshman Jason Hall and walk-on Dylan Haines, and it doesn't appear that will change any time soon. Not because Turner has been in trouble, but because Turner and Colbert aren't as physical or on point in making calls as Hall or Haines.
Here is what we're hearing about the pecking order at corner right now: Quandre Diggs, Duke Thomas, Mykkele Thompson, John Bonney (yes, safety John Bonney) and freshman Jermaine Roberts, aka "Little Bit.". Everyone else is trying to move up.
Jacorey Warrick is seen as a dynamic playmaker at WR - maybe as dynamic as Daje Johnson ( not as fast, but as dynamic). Here's the problem, Warrick isn't as natural a pass-catcher as someone like Marcus Johnson or Armanti Foreman.
When Warrick gets the ball in his hands, he makes plays. But the coaches have joked with Warrick that if he doesn't catch the ball consistently, they'll move him to defense. OK, maybe it was half-joking.
Ideally, coaches would love to redshirt freshmen defensive tackles because of the old adage, the closer you line up to the ball, the harder it is to play as a freshman. But one of Texas' freshmen DTs - Poona Ford, Chris Nelson or Jake McMillon - may play this season because of depth issues - the early favorite is Ford.