Tweedie was a two-year starter, and a first-team all-area pick, on both the O-Line and D-Line while at Allen.
"He's a guy that's a possibility to look at if we feel like there's a need that he can fit," Brown said. "He's practiced about 30 minutes on defense and the rest of it on offense. He played defense in high school and we're seeing some things we like. But it's really hard to evaluate a young one until you get in pads. We'll know a little bit more about that (Saturday)."
Brown is also shoring up depth at RB since third-teamer Erik Hardeman did not report Monday. (Hardeman issued a statement citing a need to take care of "a few personal things" before promising to "be back with the team by next week.") While I hate that Hardeman is MIA, I am definitely glad that Taylor is back at RB. The Texas 5A first-team all-stater entered the fall at DB, a spot where Texas is (relatively speaking) loaded.
During 11-on-11 drills against the first team defense, Taylor got the handoff from QB Vince Young on the ninth and 11th plays of the drill. During the latter, Taylor turned the corner at right end to pick up seven or eight yards. Again, the team was just in shells but the lanky Taylor (5-11, 190) showed the speed that made many consider him to be the second best RB in Texas last year. Taylor rushed for 3,899 yards and 52 TDs on 480 totes (that's 8.1 ypc, friends) during his final two prep seasons. He's also being looked at (along with Jordan Shipley) as the backup PR behind starter Selvin Young.
"He showed us what we already knew: he's fast and he can catch," Brown said. "Until he gets in pads, it's harder to evaluate a back. Can he pass-protect? Is he ready to take the hits? Some of that may be answered tomorrow and some of it may take a week just to see how much they progress from tomorrow. There will be some wide eyes tomorrow."
Texas is slated to practice 9:30 a.m., Saturday, at Denius Field. The session is open to the public.