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Applewhite's Three-Headed Monster?
Former Texas QB Major Applewhite handed off to a couple of monster RBs (Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson) during his tenure. Now, the Longhorn assistant seems to be creating a three-headed beast at RB that is one-part power-driver (Vondrell McGee), one-part shake-and-bake (Fozzy Whittaker) and one expected to move the sticks on third-down (Chris Ogbonnaya).

Surprises on the Practice Depth Chart
The official depth chart for the 2008 season is far from set, but in practice the players have already been divided up into units and some surprising names have taken the top spot at several positions.

Wednesday Practice Observations
A screamer, a hitter, a linebacker playing defensive end, a defensive end playing linebacker and John Chiles playing everywhere. Inside Texas' Ross Lucksinger gives his observations from Wednesday night's Longhorn practice.

This Colt is on the run
Austin American-Statesman
Colt McCoy shrugged off the question, much like he did tacklers toward the end of last season. Will he continue to run as much — maybe even more — this season?

For Horns' defense, pressuring QBs, not sacking them, may be best barometer
Austin American-Statesman
Sacks. For the Texas Longhorns, they're the defensive must-stat for the season.

Familes, friends and a first glimpse of the Longhorns
Austin American-Statesman
Texas football team's first public practice of year draws hundreds of fans - and more than a few fathers and sons.

First impressions from a public practice
Austin American-Statesman

From this perspective …
Austin American-Statesman

Longhorns notes
Austin American-Statesman

Texas Longhorns' QB Chiles still being used as hybrid WR/QB
Dallas Morning News
The John Chiles experiment went into Day 3, with Chiles occasionally lining up at receiver with Colt McCoy while continuing as Texas' backup quarterback.

Texas practice report, Day 3
Dallas Morning News
Texas opened its practice to the public Wednesday, drawing a good-sized crowd that watched some vanilla offense go against a pretty basic defense. Not much was tricked up three days into practice.

Team has first open practice
Daily Texan
Junior offensive lineman Chris Hall always smiles, but his smile was extra big after the Longhorns' first open practice Wednesday night, which was the first time the team wore shoulder pads this first week of practice.

Longhorns lack experience at wide receiver
Associated Press
The list of proven, dependable receivers at Texas reads like this: Quan Cosby, Jordan Shipley and — OK, so it's a short list. Finding a third, fourth, fifth and maybe even a sixth reliable pass catcher for quarterback Colt McCoy is a top priority for coach Mack Brown during training camp.


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