Spring Football in less than 10 days!

With the Feb. 25 start of Spring Football less than 10 days away, here's a look at the Horns' projected depth chart heading into spring workouts.

Texas projected spring '02 depth chart:

QB Chris Simms
QB Chance Mock
QB Matt Nordgren

RB Cedric Benson
RB Ivan Williams
RB Brett Robin
RB Anthony Johnson

FB Matt Trissel
FB Chad Stevens
FB Will Matthews

LT Robbie Doane
LT Alfio Randall
LT Roman Reeves

LG Tillman Holloway
LG Mike Garcia

C Jason Glynn
C Will Allen
C Trey Bates

RG Derrick Dockery
RG Beau Baker
RG Terrance Young

RT Lionel Garr
RT Jonathan Scott
RT William Winston

TE Bo Scaife
TE Brock Edwards
TE Artie Ellis

WR B.J. Johnson
WR Sloan Thomas
WR Kyle Shanahan
WR Tony Jeffery
WR Brian Carter
WR Roy Williams (will miss spring due to injury)

DT Marcus Tubbs
DT Adam Doiron
DT Stevie Lee
DT Miguel McKay

DE Cory Redding
DE O.J. McClintock
DE/DT Austin Sendlein
DE/DT Kaelen Jakes
DE Chase Pittman
DE Kalen Thornton (will miss spring due to injury)
DE Bryan Pickryl (will miss spring due to injury)

SLB Lee Jackson
SLB/MLB Reed Boyd
SLB Braden Johnson

MLB Aurmon Satchell
MLB Eric Hall
MLB Rashad Thomas

WLB Derrick Johnson
WLB Lance McFarland

CB Roderick Babers
CB Monti Collier
CB Cedric Griffin
CB Michael Huff

SS Nathan Vasher

FS Kendal Briles
FS Rufus Harris

P Brian Bradford
P Justin Smith

K Dusty Mangum (walk-on)
K Dan Smith (walk-on)
K David Pino (walk-on)

ST Beau Trahan

Notes: RB Victor Ike, SS Phillip Geiggar and S Dakarai Pearson will miss spring drills to take care of "academic-related issues," according to UT. All three are expected back in the fall. If he returns, Ike will compete with Ivan Williams and others for the back-up tailback spot behind Benson. Geiggar and Pearson, upon their return, should be part of the rotation at safety. . . . With Geiggar and Pearson out this spring, though, look for DB coach Duane Akina to double train the young cornerbacks at both corner and safety. . . . Before the loss of Geiggar and Pearson, D-coordinator Carl Reese said he preferred to keep Vasher at safety this spring, although he is capable of playing either corner or safety. . . . Aside from Lee Jackson at strong and Derrick Johnson at the WILL 'backer spot, the spring positional situation at LB is somewhat uncertain and could look different than what is listed above. Boyd is probably the biggest wildcard because he is capable of playing (and has played during his Texas career) all three LB spots. . . . Spring will be Benson's first opportunity for full-contact work since before the Big 12 Championship Game. In San Diego, the sophomore-to-be had trouble gripping the ball tightly but reports from UT indicate that he will be 100-percent in spring. . . . After leaving the team last fall for personal reasons, Artie Ellis is back on the team and will compete for back-up snaps at TE. . . . Sendlein and Jakes are listed on the spring roster as DE/DTs but with Thornton and Pickryl both scheduled to miss spring while recovering from surgery, the 260-plus-pounders (as listed by UT) could see most of their action on the outside.

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