The Cavaliers break in a new quarterback Michael Brewer (6-0, 170) and a new personal protector, left tackle Taylor Doyle. Brewer has the unenviable task of replacing one of Texas football's greatest high school quarterbacks, while Doyle replaces Texas Longhorn offensive lineman Paden Kelly.
Doyle has a leg up as he started all sixteen games last season for the Cavaliers at right tackle as a sophomore. As a junior in 2009, Doyle will move to left tackle as Kelly moves to the Forty Acres.
Doyle is already a known commodity due to his role on last year's team, but he has bulked up this offseason by over thirty pounds.
"I am a little under 6-5 by about a quarter-inch and 265 pounds," Taylor Doyle told Burnt Orange Beat last week. Doyle played last season at about 230 pounds.
"My goal is to get to 270 this summer."
College recruiters certainly noticed the tackle even when he was an undersized sophomore, so it is clear now that Doyle is on the recruiting radar of virtually every area team, including some regional powers.
"I am going to camp (this summer) at TCU, UT, and probably OU," said Doyle.
Brewer is the son of former Texas Longhorn quarterback Robert Brewer (1981-82). Brewer played sparingly during his sophomore season as a receiver grabbing 10 balls for 87 yards and 1 touchdown while also backing up Gilbert.